Christmas Card Curl Power // Thanks, Pantene!

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Success! Sort of last minute, I decided that our family needed to attempt a photo for Christmas cards. We set up the tripod in the backyard, pulled down the garland from our mantle, threw down the fabric I bought for a sewing project, and we did it! Here are a couple of our outtakes:
In addition to the children (and Chris!) being good sports and cooperating, I would like to thank my hair for being well behaved, too. I thought it would be a good time to try the Pantene products to get picture perfect ringlets. I'm happy to report that using the products produced much better results compared to my first attempt with the curling wand! Photo worthy hair, for sure!

First I watched this video tutorial specific for long hair and curling wands. Next, I gave it a go myself:

1. To achieve my holiday photograph look, I used Pantene Heat Shield Shampoo and Conditioner (not pictured), KeraGloss Oil Mist, Silky Moisture Whip, Heat Protection Spray, Shaping Hairspray, and Smooth Serum. // 2. Since I'm a night showerer, I showered at night and let my hair air dry. I typically sleep with it in a bun so it usually dries pretty funky. // 3. After taking the bun down in the morning, my hair is usually a frizzy, crunchy mess. However, by using the Moisture Whip, it wasn't really crunchy at all. Holla! // 4. I smoothed down my "baby bangs" (hair regrowth after having Caroline) with the smoothing serum. (I detest my baby bangs... more about that some other post). // 5. I sprayed each strand of hair with the heat protecting spray before curling it. // 6. Look! Soft, touchable ringlets! // 7. Wowzers! A head full of curls in five minutes flat. They're not perfect, but that's okay. I wanted them to be a bit looser. // 8. I shook 'em out to make them a little less like a Shirley Temple coif and more like loose, Connie Britton curls.

Thanks so much to all who entered the Pantene giveaway I hosted! Sarah B. was the winner. Thank you, Pantene Pro-V for partnering with Adored Austin. My Christmas card hair thanks you, too! 

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