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 A special Sunday post coming at ya! My blog has been so packed with ideas & posts that I want to share with you that posting Monday-Friday just hasn't been enough!  Let's talk spring/summer hair tonight!   You may have noticed that I have begun growing my hair out again.  By the time I hit the beach this summer, I am hoping to have some long, beachy waves to blow around in the wind (fingers crossed!)  One of the ways I have been coaxing my hair to grow this spring is by taking extra good care of it!   

I have started using Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Hair Care, to quench, repair and nourish my hair. The line consists of a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask that include coconut water and vanilla milk extracts and love the moisture it has been adding to my hair.  As I'm sure you can guess, it also smells AMAZING.

Another key rule that I've been trying to follow is not subjecting my hair to as many days of heat styling.  These days instead of touching up my hair with a curling iron each morning, I try to add in some days of braided styles or topknots.  The topknot has become a favorite hairstyle of mine since it's SO easy to do & takes about 3 minutes from start to finish.

1. Gather hair in a high ponytail and secure!  Make sure to comb away all lumps & bumps for a nice, smooth finish.

2. Use a comb to tease the ponytail.  This will give you lots of added volume for a nice full bun, even if your hair is short or fine (or both!) like mine :)

3. Wrap the bun at the crown of your head, covering up your hair band.  Secure the bun with bobby pins and add some hairspray so it stays put all day.  
Bonus Trick: I like to tug on different sections of my bun, loosening them ever so slightly & building even more of that fullness.

And ta-da! You have a completed topknot.  Told ya it was easy!! I have a feeling the topknot will continue to be a favorite of mine all through the summer.  While there is nothing like beachy waves, there is also nothing better than having your hair out of your face on a boiling hot day!

Have you tried the Garnier Whole Blends Hair Care line yet?  Find the Garnier Whole Blends hair care system that works best for your hair type at your local Walmart!

Michelle Paige