My Hair Routine – Scott Lawrence
Hi guys, it’s Scott from the Blumaan Community, nice to meet you. I’m here today to talk about my hair routine and give you a guide that you can follow.
I am writing a guide today to explain the process and what I do on a day-to-day basis when it comes to styling my hair.
First, I thought it would be good to give you a little bit of a background on myself, who I am and what I do each day.
So I’m 26, living in Bath, UK. I work in the financial sector full time; I am fashion focused, take care with my appearance and always come across professional and approachable. I do of course take care of my hair and always look after it and have it styled. I used to work in the fashion brand company Allsaints as a Stylist, so I have a sense of fashion within that area too. Lifestyle, I focus very much on exercise in the gym, staying healthy and trying to live a positive life at all times.
So that is a brief introduction into me, but moving onto the purpose of this blog and why you came here, the guide on what I do everyday with my hair.
I wake up and my hair is literally all over the shop! Fluffy when it is freshly washed, or just generally crazy otherwise. I always have a shower, so it resets the platform and the basis of my hair when I get out, I then towel dry it down to take away most of the water but leaving it damp, comb it back and set it for blow drying.
At this point, I start drying from the back, my crown specifically and then work forwards. I don’t use an attachment; simply prefer the normal head on a hairdryer. As it is getting drier, I tend to tilt forward and lean over the heat. Being quite sporadic with it, letting it go in all directions. Then towards the end, I start setting it into position and the direction I want it to be in. My reason is because I believe getting the heat into the hair and setting the basis of my style needs to have the volume. Once I have that, I can finish it with how I want it to look.
If I have the time, I will use the cool setting to lock the hair in place much more, but most the time I do not have the time to do this, so once I have dried the hair fully, I literally leave it for a few minutes to cool down on it’s own, plus I should make you aware that I do not use the hottest setting on my hairdryer or put it super close to the hair, I would say the closest I get is 3cm away. No closer than that.
As for the post styling and products I like to use, I am a big fan of texturizing powder, I tend to apply this evenly but lightly all over, giving it yet another base to work from, helps increase the volume and lift for the hair, but most importantly, creating that texture! I then go in with my actual product, right now with my style, I love using a clay and my go to’s are either Blumaan Cavalier Clay or Duke and Hyde Hybrid Clay.
I prefer to use Cavalier on maybe day 1 and 2, whereas Hybrid clay is good for day 2/3/4. After that point, I reset it all and wash my hair again. With the product, I apply it evenly throughout and I do proper get into my hair, some might think its rough, but I want to get into the base of the root and from the bottom of the strand to the top. Then it is a case of working with what I have already set in place from the hairdryer, powder and what my intentions are. Using this method, I can always come out with a great style every time, maybe not the first day as I hate day 1 hair personally, always super fluffy and I like a slight bit of build up so day 2 and 3 hair is best for me.
With that, I always get an ever-lasting hairstyle for the day, it is workable and can be changed throughout, with the powder and the clay, even in windy conditions, which it is all the time here in the UK. You can always work your style back in or even better, the style develops throughout the day and more texture is put in over time. Literally for me it always works and I find it a solid process, here is abit of context as well, in my job, I have to wear a headset a lot of the time when taking calls or making them, so I constantly have my hair moving around, but thanks to the powder and the clay, my hair almost has a bounce back effect to it.
Well there it is, no super secrets that I use, or nothing to fancy but a straightforward and effective guide on what I do day by day with styling.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this and let me know what you think, if you want to try this method out, let me know how you get on or what you would do differently and what your results are like.
Thanks for your time guys and hope to catch up with you in the next one.