Chop Chop – 5 inches GONE!

New Year, new do! That’s what I wanted, that’s what I got.

Egreis GjergjaniI’m one of those people that gets an idea in their head and runs with it, and immediately too. One day I looked at my hair in the mirror and decided I didn’t like it. I had just taken the extensions out not long ago and realized how dead my hair really was. The ends were just so yucky, they looked like hay. Must have been all the bleaching I’ve done over the years to keep myself blonde. I’m naturally a brunette – a dark one too. But I’ve always loved blonde. That is until now.

That same day I wanted to go into a salon and do something with it. I wanted a totally new look. In the past that consisted of just changing color. I would never dare cut my own hair short. But as a mother of a one year old and 5 months pregnant I figured oh well. How bad could it be?! I’ve only been in Kansas City for a year and a half. Well….that sounds like a long time. But the first year I was pretty much pregnant…then I had a baby so I didn’t get to go out much or find all my spots to get my girly things done. So I didn’t know where to go to do my hair. I decided I would just trust the same stylist my girl uses here and just hope for the best. (side note: i’m also one of those weird, into horoscopes type of girl and I had read my Susan Miller report for the month which stated I would have great success if I had a make over and changed my looks completely LOL). When you want to do something you find all signs you possibly can! Shoot, I went with it. Being that it was so close to New Year celebrations, the stylist ended up being fully booked but my friend was kind enough to give me her appointment on the 30th of December. That’s love right?! I told her in my head she practically gifted me two pairs of Loubs. I owe her big time!

So I go to the salon, Gio, diaper bag and all, and am ready for a brand new look! I normally make fun of all those “New Year, New Me” statements people make online! So cliche haha! But in my case, I was doing just that. I am finally feeling better with this pregnancy. I started feeling myself lol. So I thought hey, what better way to start the year than with a new hair style? That is if it actually turned as good as I had hoped lol! But I was lucky! It turned out GREAT!

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I went in with pictures of certain short styles I had seen online. They were all blonde. I didn’t think I was going to come out as a brunette out of there. But when I sat on Alyssa’s chair and we talked about my options, I let her do her thing and turn me into this brown haired girl I used to know back in the day…wayyyyy back in the day! Last time I had my hair this short I was 14. And it didn’t look this good back then. Thank God for MAKE UP and tanning wipes (tan towels are the best btw! My little secret 🙂

Anyways, long story short, and yes to me this is a short post 🙂 I chopped off all the dead ends: all 5 inches of them! I still have some and I’m determined to make my hair healthy. But it already feels SO much better and fuller.

Here are some of the products I researched and decided to purchase and use:

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I wash my hair with either the VS Volume shampoo or the UNITE one. The VS one smells amazing which is why i use it to begin with. It definitely gives my hair volume. Not as much as the UNITE one, but I alternate every now and then. Then I use the conditioner from whichever brand of shampoo I decided to say that day.

Egreis GjergjaniOnce a week I hear it’s great to give your hair a mask. I read online from many reviews that coconut oil does wonders for your hair and skin. I bought some at costco (they came in a pack of two huge jars). I was expecting actual oil inside, but it comes in a white cream type of texture. I took 3 scoops of it out and melted it in a pot before I used it all over my hair, especially my roots. Make sure to massage your scalp for a few minutes and apply it generously around the tips. I did this two days ago and left it in my hair for 2 hours. I put a shower cap and an old tshirt on because the oil does tend to run down your face and neck. In the shower, it is going to take 2-3 times of shampooing to get all the oil out. It’s a little annoying but trust me you’ll love it after.

Another mask I got that has been AMAZING is the Unite Luxury Intense Mask. This is the more expensive route. But it is also VERY good. And smells yummy! If you can, go for it. It’s truly good for your hair.

After I get out of the shower, I towel dry my hair then apply Lanza Healing volume all over my roots. It doesn’t make your hair oily or anything. It just adds volume to your roots when you blow dry your hair. It makes a difference I swear! Then I apply tiny drops of Moroccan Oil mostly on my ends where I feel I have the most damage. It’s important to apply just a bit or your hair will feel sticky/oily and I personally don’t like that!

Most, if not all products above can be found on Amazon..you know, my second home lol! Thank God for Prime membership! It’s been only 4 days since I cut my hair and it feels so thick and soft. I don’t know what I’ve been doing before, but I feel like I found my “hair” self. So give these a try and let me know if they help you just as much as they help me! I’m not endorsed or getting any of these for free (wouldn’t mind it though 🙂 ) so I have no interest to promote them other than the simple fact that they actually work!

Tis’ all my beautiful darlings,

Egreis

PS. excuse any grammatical errors. I’m not in the mood to ever proofread. After all, it is a blog 🙂 I say this because some of you literally email me to point out the errors…i know you’re trying to help me, and I LOVE it but I just don’t have the time to go back and edit it all. xo

19 comments on Chop Chop – 5 inches GONE!

  1. Erin
    January 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    It looks absolutely beautiful- so healthy and shiny! Yay for being brave with hair!

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  2. nat
    January 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm (3 years ago)

    what tanning wipes do you reccomend.. im very intrested in trying the wipes since it is winter where i live and need color, but ive always been hesitant to “self tanners” bc of thr streak fears lol

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 5, 2015 at 6:37 am (3 years ago)

      They’re called “Tan Towels”

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  3. Marina
    January 4, 2015 at 11:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi

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  4. Samantha Haworth
    January 4, 2015 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Hay. Love your blog and follow you on instagram. I swear by coconut oil. I use It as a fave mask at night also. I put lavender and lemon oil in with the coconut oil on a face pad and wipe over my face it’s greasy at first but by morning your skin feels amazing. Never tried it on my hair so will do that now. Coconut oil is great for dry skin burns and stretch marks also apparently 🙂

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  5. Janette
    January 5, 2015 at 12:04 am (3 years ago)

    I love Victoria’s Secret Hair Products:) Any hair styles that u can recommend for short hair? :0)

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  6. mila
    January 5, 2015 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    thanks for the advices.youre great! and looking fabulous with the new hair style,by the way! hugs

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  7. Ingrid
    January 5, 2015 at 1:05 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much girl for the advice, my hair is been falling out like crazy and I really needed some hair advice, I’ve heard of those hair masks and I’m definately gona follow your path and use that UNITE mask, my hair is curly and does need LOTS of treatment cuz i do colored it, thank you again Egreis! BTW you’re amazing and your Lil Gio is to die for…God bless hun! Xo.

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  8. nazeli
    January 5, 2015 at 2:10 am (3 years ago)

    Hey just wanted to let you know that there’s something that I found to be way better tban coconut oil. Almond oil. It makes your hair luscious and the shine is unbelievable. I prefer coconut oil for right after shaving/showering. The hair feels softer when it grows back which is always good. But the almond oil wI’ll change your hair health overnight. You just rub it on your hair and scalp like you did with the coconut oil and you should leave it overnight. Wake up wash it off and your hair will look anazing. It just drinks it up.

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 5, 2015 at 6:36 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for sharing! Adding that on to the list!!! I’m in such a get healthy hair mode ❤️

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  9. Barbara Morgan
    January 5, 2015 at 4:40 am (3 years ago)

    hi, love your blog. I have the tan towels and would love to try them on my face. I use retina-A though, do you think it would work? Are you using Retin-A? LOL I can’t believe people email you about grammar. That’s just messed up.
    Seriously though you are a trip!

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 5, 2015 at 6:35 am (3 years ago)

      I would check online with Tan Towels or online to see if they cause some sort of irritation. I’m sure someone out there with retina A has wondered about the same thing! I’ve never used it so I’m comoletely clueless!

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  10. Lola "Kathy" Keller
    January 5, 2015 at 7:55 am (3 years ago)

    Egreis….Hi! I am Suzie’s first cousin….I believe I told you that once, I know it is hard to keep up with who is who! Suzie and I grew up together and were very close….we spent a lot of time in the back seat of her Dad’s car on Sundays as he made his calls to patients in the country that were unable to make it to see him in town. We played with Barbie dolls as we rode along the countryside. He was such a good man and wonderful physician! Anyway….I read your blog on hair and hair products….I have always had very fine hair…hate it. Stylists have always said I have plenty of hair, just fine; although, now that I am older is thinning. I take the Hair, Skin and Nails vitamin and really has helped my scalp condition, which has had a breaking out problem, which I have finally decided is due to dryness and could be some hair products with a lot of alcohol and also SULFATES in them. There are now sulfate free products. Anyway, I have been using Coconut Oil on my body and hands….and, I am going to use it on a regular basis as you suggested. I have more time now that I am completely retired! Have you had any comments from your followers with my issues. I am always looking for good advice. I enjoy all of your family pics. Geo is a beautiful little guy!

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  11. Rosa Torres
    January 5, 2015 at 9:11 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the advice I will deff try it. A product I think u should try for hair is Tea Tree Oil, it’s good for hair skin infections everything. I suggest the all natural organic one. The way I use it is I put like 1 or 2 drops in my shampoo and conditioner not to much cause it has a very strong smell but it does wonders. I am also a blonde so it has made my hair more softer more volume I just love it.

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  12. Gehana Kennedy
    January 8, 2015 at 9:16 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Egreis,

    Thank you for sharing your tips on hair care! I noticed you mentioned you’ve been in Kansas City for a year and a half and I was hoping you could recommend some places for a young couple to move? My husband and I want to move to Kansas city or a city in southwest Missouri.
    Thank you so much!

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  13. krystal
    January 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely agree with you on the horoscope thing, i am one of those weirdoa who read as many horoscopes as I can and enjoy every bit of it.

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  14. Zoey Garcia
    January 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your new style! Thank you for sharing your hair routine with us!

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  15. Sara
    January 26, 2015 at 4:35 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Egreis,

    love your blog and your style! I think the new hair looks great on you as well. Maybe you could do a post about styling your hair at home?I have recently also cut mine into a bob but I don´t really now what to do with it now. When it was long I would just curl the ends and it always looked good, whereas now when its short I feel like I have to straighten it all the time to prevent it from looking messy :S
    Good luck with your online store and looking forward to future posts! Sara xx

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      January 27, 2015 at 8:21 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Sara, I will consider it love. The thing is I don’t style my hair much. I rarely really get out or if I do I just straighten it or curl it loosely with a hair straightener. Enough to make it look somewhat put together 🙂

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