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Loose Curls Hair Tutorial

Hey y’all, and welcome back to styledbymckenz. Aside from Get Ready With Me’s, I have never done a post related to hair but as I was brainstorming post ideas a few weeks back this one kept coming back to mind. I decided that since this is my blog after all and I wanted to do this post, why not?! So here I am sharing with you how I typically style my hair 6/7 days a week. Enjoy!

To begin I am brushing my hair with a comb and sectioning off the top half of it by tying it into a bun with my favorite scrunchie. This will keep it out of my face and allow the bottom half of my head to be as evenly curled as the top half! I am then taking the Infusium 23 Heat Protect and being sure to spray my strands to keep them from being completely damaged from the heat.

I am then using the 1 1/2” Infinity Pro by Conair curling iron. I typically use this iron as if it were a wand because I find it’s such easier to use this way and I like the appearance of my curls much more. After I have curled both sections of my head, reversing directions on random strands, I am taking the Got2BGlued Extreme Hold Hairspray and spraying my curls to keep them from falling throughout the day. If you’ve never tried this hairspray, you need to! It’s amazing and will hold any hairstyle. Plus, it keeps my hair looking voluminous and big which is how I like it best!

This is the finished product! It typically takes me 5-8 minutes to curl my whole head because of how fine my hair is! It’s a blessing and a curse don’t be fooled ladies…lol. This is my favorite way to wear my hair because after a couple of days the curls will naturally fall out but my hair will still have volume which it typically lacks. Plus, it leaves my hair looking much healthier than if I were to straighten it which is always a bonus!

before and after 

Well that is it for today’s post. I know it was rather different for me to share but I wanted to upload it anyways; I hope you all enjoyed! How do you all typically wear your hair?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best day. With love, McKenz.

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1,000 Followers

I remember New Years Eve working away on my mom’s laptop at my Grandma’s kitchen table while snacking on some week old deserts as the rest of the family laughed around their circle of chairs at the same old joke we have been telling for years. I was frantically typing, choosing colors, fixing layouts in hopes to have my own corner of the Internet by  January first. I remember clicking “Publish” on my first blog post. I acted so nonchalant at the time, thinking it wasn’t too big of a deal.

I remember the day I hit 100 followers. I hadn’t been blogging more than two months. I was in math class at the time and smiled with glee, it seemed absolutely unreal. I sent a screenshot of the “Congratulations, your site has reached 100 followers” notification in my group chat and my friends congratulated me, smiling at me with a sense of pride in their eyes as we passed in the hallways. I remember Tim telling me how awesome it was.

I remember the day I hit 300 followers. It was so late at night and I was on the phone with Sean after a long day at the beach. We were chatting up a storm, really getting to know one another. That night I got a notification saying I had reached 300 followers. I cried, I was so happy. Sean was the best friend about it too.

I remember the day I hit 500 followers. It was a long day of school and I came home, logged onto my computer and glanced at my following count. And in that moment I have never felt so proud of myself. Proud of who blogging had made me, how it was beginning to change my life, and how supportive everyone was towards me. My friends congratulated me and Sean told me I deserved it. My parents seemed so happy for me, Celia too.

I remember the day I hit 800 followers. I was having one of those week’s that made you feel like you could hardly breathe it was so packed. It was calming to know how many people were along for the ride with me. Success was one of the things GB and I had prayed for just nights before this one.

Monday I hit 1,000 followers. But what is one thousand people to you. To me it’s not just a number and it’s sad how easily we get caught up in our world of technology. It’s sad how much we downplay our success because we think it’s not a big number COMPARED to everyone else. One thousand people. To me that’s every single person at my school following me. That’s hours worth of time to meet every single person. One thousand people, to me that’s incredible, rewarding, simply  unforgettable.

It’s funny to think that there was a time when the only person that read my corner of the Internet was myself. It has grown into something so much more than that and I could not be prouder. I am so unbelievably thankful for all of the people who have made this journey so incredibly unforgettable because it is to you who I have to thank for all of my success.  The girl who thought would never have something created for her, was certainly wrong. I’ve created something I’d never even dreamed of…