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Reverse Hair Washing?

In early fall 2016, I was noticing that my increasingly graying hair was breaking and dry. I got a trim, and that seemed to help some for a few weeks. But, I was also losing a good amount of hair in my hair brush. I do wash my hair daily, as I am bothered by the smell of day old hair, and I’ve been exercising a lot, so my head is getting sweaty too. If I don’t wash my hair daily, even my face breaks out. Yuck.

I’m not a fan of extra hair products, and I use only a slight amount of hair spray to contain wispy strands and fly aways. I began using more conditioner, and I used some coconut oil treatments to try to re-hydrate, but it didn’t seem to be making a difference. I rarely blow dry or used a curling or flat iron my hair, and instead let it air dry. The upside to my graying hair is that it now has some texture and ability to curl on its own a bit.

In September 2016, I read and posted on my Facebook business page about a method called Reverse Hair Washing from a post in Refinery 29. I thought I’d give it a try.

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I used It’s a 10 shampoo and conditioner initially. The products seemed to enhance shine, and my hair was softer. Breakage stopped for a while. And, as a scent aversion person, the scent was light and didn’t bother me.

In January, however, I noticed that breakage was actually increasing, and while my hair was shiny, it felt and sounded like straw.

I changed over to Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner instead. I faithfully conditioned, leaving the conditioner on for 3-5 minutes in the shower, and then washed. Sometimes I would condition after washing too. I stopped doing coconut oil “deep condition” treatments. After a few months of using Art Naturals, breakage has lessened substantially, and my hair is less fly away, shiny, and soft. My grays seems to sparkle like tinsel. I’ve noted, too, that while my hair is air drying, it is actually drying faster. Needless to say, I encourage readers to try the Reverse Wash method of hair care if you are struggling like I was with dry and breaking hair.

My hair is actually soft, tamed, shiny here, but it’s a breezy April day! And, the 9 year old is capturing the photos.

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Disclaimer: This post does contain affiliate links. These links allow us to earn a small commission with which we are able to donate more to adoption funds on Reece’s Rainbow.

I love being a Lilla Rose Stylist! Not only do I get to help ladies of all ages tweak their morning hair routine to something more manageable and provide them with tools that work, but I get to work with a company that takes care of their Stylists. In March we had the opportunity to up our sales game, meet a minimum goal, and earn this ten clip not yet released set of flexi clips. They sent two of each design in varying sizes. It contains a much asked for Skull & Crossbones, a Horse, a Shell, a new Turtle design, and a new Butterfly design. All of these will be available to our customers some time in May, 2017, but currently can only be found in the possession of those some 300 Stylists from all over the country who earned the set of clips, and who are selling them in person at events. 

I shared two of the clips with my hard working daughters. My third and eldest daughter has earned the Jean hair band out of the April incentive, which we also have already earned for minimum sales goals. She just has to wait until May to receive the incentive, but it is available for sale now on the website. We’ve had a busy couple of months, and May will be busy too! Hurray!

An extra small in A-Grape’s pony tail.

Medium shell is what Missy-E uses for her pony tail or the base of a single braid.

If you are interested in becoming a Lilla Rose Stylist, to have the opportunity to help ladies redefine their morning hair routine, use an amazing product that is easy to love, and to work your own business with an amazing and generous company, let’s set up an appointment to chat! Let’s not wait to get you started on an amazing journey before the summer and fall selling seasons are underway! Don’t miss my opportunity video in the right sidebar of this blog post, either. I look forward to hearing from you!

In the meantime, don’t forget about the opportunity to receive a free hair band with a minimum $80 purchase, or to earn half price and free products by hostessing a Style Boutique of your own! 

Have a blessed week! I’m working on a recipe to share, and two hair tutorials with photos to share with readers for posts in the coming days. 


The Lilla Rose Opportunity from John Dorsey, company owner and Flexi clip inventor.

Jewelry for Your Hair: Ways to Wear Bobby Pins

A common question about the Lilla Rose bobby pins is “Yes, but how do they hold?” The answer is, they hold great! They are perfect for baby whispy hair, fine hair, coarse hair, thinner hair, thick hair, long hair, short hair, straight hair, or curly hair. They hold hair far better than the grocery store variety of bendable, breakable bobby pins.

WhispyBaby HairFIner shorter hair

In braids

buns and braided bunsthicker straight hair

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thicker curly hair





Before and After Sleeping

bobby pins 3

Criss cross half up variation

There you have it. Lilla Rose bobby pins do, in fact, work in all hair types, lengths, and styles. They aren’t only functional, but beautiful too!

The Half Up Knot tutorial is similar to the one I posted last week, only using bobby pins instead of a flexi clip.

Half up knot with bobbies


By the way, it’s National Jewelry Day. 

National Jewelry Day

If you had the opportunity to win an extra small Daisy Freestyle as shown above, would you want to know about it?

Details are coming soon! 

Edited to add: Giveaway has ended.

This is going to be exciting! 



The Half Up Knot Hair Tutorial

As I’m waiting to make an announcement, I thought I’d share A-Grape’s Friday morning style.

Half UpKnot

A-Grape has a Half Up Knot this morning, held by last spring’s Limited Release of the Bunny flexi clip in an extra small. It took less than 3 minutes to do once her long hair was brushed out. We opted to put her clip through the knot rather than under it, and as much hair close to her scalp as possible in order to fill the clip with hair. What gives the Lilla Rose flexi clips their staying power is being filled with hair.

This is so easy!
See below on how to do it!

See more styles and tutorials on my website under the Sizing & Styles tab. My website is also where you will also find the March customer special, and the Flexi of the Month, only available during the month of March!



How do you like to wear your hair? 



Are you interested in learning more about the Lilla Rose Opportunity? I’d love to chat with you more.

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