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Budget-Savvy Hair Care

Before I begin, I feel the need to tell you that my hair looks like a birds nest. No, really… it does. It is frizzy all over and some places are wavy while others are straight. I have never colored or highlighted it, but it's really quite dry, and the only way I can halfway control is it with excessive heat styling. I feel like Amy Winehouse like, everyday (but without the other life issues lol).

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I know she's kind of old news but I feel like her facial expression
really reflects my feelings about my own hair (:

That being said, I am pretty much automatically jealous of anyone who has perfect hair, let alone those who have the I-just-walked-out-of-the-shower-and-air-dried-my-hair-and-it-looks-this-fabulous kind of hair (aka my sister. NOT FAIR). I mean obviously my whole life I have pined away for beautiful, flowing tresses, but my upcoming wedding has really amped up my longing. So, I decided to do something about it (or as much as I can without altering my genes).

First, I went on a break with these guys:Hair CareHair Care

This helped a ton a ton. It's been hard because it means relying on a lot of ponytails, but I have really noticed a major difference in how much healthier it feels. I still style it from time to time (I mean I have to go out in public every once and awhile), but not nearly as much as I used to!

Secondly, my cousin (who has the most beautiful hair on the planet) recommended taking prenatal vitamins to help hair grow.

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She had taken them for a long time, and after I asked my pre-med friends if it was ok to take them without actually being pregnant (it is–you just have to be careful about how much iron is in them because too much is bad for you), I decided to try them! Honestly, I have been taking them for about six months, and I have really noticed a difference–my hair is growing longer than it ever has, and the roots seem a lot shinier and smoother than the rest of my hair.  I have also noticed that a lot less falls out in the shower. In reality, this is probably a combination with the lack of heat styling, but I am not complaining even a little bit. I know it doesn't work for everyone, but I'm pleased with my results!

And finally, I have been trying quite a few deep conditioning treatments. I tried a few homemade ones I found online (this is my favorite one–it uses just mayo, olive oil, and egg yolks! I am faaar from domestic, but this one is super easy).  But, if putting mayo in your hair weirds you out (it is very weird), I have found that Umberto Beverly Hills Repair Treatment Masque works SOOO well (and it's only $9.99! Which is great since you can pay upwards toward $30-40 for hair masques!). For a little extra boost, I would awkwardly sit in front of a space heater to really let the product get into my hair… that's almost like going to a salon, right? (:

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And that's that. I mean my hair is really never going to look like a celebrity's, but I really feel like these small things are making a big difference in my life-long battle against frizz poof. Do you have any hair care recommendations or tried any great products? Please share!

Please have amazing days!

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Katie Cross

is a bride blogger who got married in 2011. You can read her wedding planning posts here.