Hair Treatments

Living in south Florida has a ton of perks, but like anyplace, there are a couple of downfalls.

For example, if you move to south Florida, you can kiss your good hair days goodbye.

Recently, I've tried a couple products to turn my cray-cray-sandy-frizzy-strands into the smooth, shiny blonde locks I'm used to having.

First, I tried apple cider vinegar. Yes, like the kind you get at the grocery store. My boss (who at one point had a cosmetology license) was actually the one that suggested trying ACV. I couldn't tell if she was screwing with me, but I decided to give it a shot anyways.

I filled a spray bottle with half of ACV, and half water. After I did my regular hair routine (shampoo and conditioner) in the shower, and while my hair was still wet, I doused my hair with the spray. Then I let it air dry. It did smell like vinegar, but beauty is pain. After it dried, my hair felt really clean, as though any remaining residue from products was stripped down.  It also looked a tiny bit more shiny.  Would I do it again? Yes, as a way to better clean my hair. But I would only do this on a day where I was planning on staying in, because of the smell and air drying elements to this process.

And then today, I tried this stuff:

I had purchased a sample packet from Ulta a little while ago, and finally gave it a shot today. The instructions recommended that after your shower, you comb a liberal amount of the masque into your hair and leave it in for 7 minutes. Naturally, I left it in for over an hour as I wanted to achieve maximum results. ;)

First of all, this stuff smells amazing. While I washed it out, I could already tell it had smoothed and softened my hair. As I let my hair air dry, I felt like I was witnessing a miracle... my hair feels SO soft, is frizz free, and looks as good as it can possibly look without having blown it dry. And I can't get over how amazing it smells. Completely obsessed. I would recommend this to anyone trying to smooth/soften/increase shine/etc. with their hair. 5/5 stars.

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.