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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hair Tutorial: Wavy Long Bob

It's been a few months since my digital perm, and my hair is needing added help to maintain its bounce and volume. Gene Juarez Salon invited me in for a styling appointment with Courtney Buckley, and I was able to try the new line of hair products by R+Co. Below are tricks I learned to turn limp locks into perfect waves!

1. My natural hair with no products. There are some slight waves leftover from the perm.
2. After washing with R+Co "Dallas" Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, Courtney misted my hair with R+Co "One" Prep Spray all over, then R+Co "Rockaway" Salt Spray in the roots before blowing it dry.
3. Using a 1" curling iron, Courtney started around 3/4 way up a strand of hair and wrapped it away from my face for a loose wave.

What caught my eye with R+Co products is the modern, visually-appealing branding. R+Co, created by the hair powerhouse trio, Garren, Thom Priano, and Howard McLaren, is formulated without parabens or sulfates and is vegetarian and cruelty-free. See below for how to use each product:

After washing your hair, mist R+Co "One" Prep Spray all over damp hair as a base coat for nourishment and protection prior to styling.

This R+Co "Rockaway" Salt Spray is nondrying and works amazingly in damp or dry hair. I spray it in my damp hair before blowdrying, and add a few more spritzes for good measure after styling. I love that the spray instantly gives me more texture to work with, as just-washed hair doesn't hold a style as well.

I add two drops of R+Co "Tinsel" Smoothing Oil to each side of my hair and rub it into the ends while loosening the waves to create a more natural curl. My usual dried out locks look instantly healthier and shinier after using the oil!

Thank you Courtney from Gene Juarez for your expert tips, and R+Co for gifting me these beautiful products!


  1. Your hair looks so pretty! I love the length of it, it makes me want to cut mine!!!


  2. Love your hair! It looks so healthy! I wish that product is available here in the Philippines. Or is it? :)
    You look cute in those photos btw! <3


  3. Love your hair, the style and length looks gorgeous. I really want to try out R+C "Tinsel" Smoothing Oil. My hair is wavy but sometimes on the wrong side of wavy and can turn into a frizzy mess. Love reading about new hair care tips!


  4. OMG I love your hair! It's gorgeous. I would so cut my hair if I knew it would look like that.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  5. This haircut is adorable! I love it and you can do so many different things with it!

  6. I'm about to cut my hair into a long bob, so I'm so glad you did this tutorial!

    The Style Scribe

  7. Sooo cute on you! Love the soft curls on you.

  8. Love your hair. But nowadays I am into sporting long waves. If I ever cut them will do this for sure.

  9. You look so great!

  10. I love this!! I've been curling my hair a lot recently as well-- thanks for sharing your techniques and products!
    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

  11. You hair looks so cute! I sometimes find it hard to style shorter hair...but you are rockin this look!
    xo Erin

  12. I'm usually not a fan of shorter hair, but now you make me wanna get a "Lob" too!!! Looks amazing, girl!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  13. I keep thinking about cutting my hair into a long bob. This is really helpful, and I will save it for if I decide to chop my hair off.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  14. Love your hair! You style is so well (:

    - Deniz

  15. I love R+Co! I recently discovered it when I got my hair chopped off two months ago and my hair stylist recommended it to me for styling purposes. I use their mousse at the moment but I would love to try their other products!

  16. I love your hair! can't wait to grow it out so I can pull off that kind of bob!

    x Francesca of

  17. nice hair style dear :)
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  18. Your waves look so pretty!

  19. What a great tutorial!! I need to do this to my hair, since I think mine is kind of a lob aka long bob! Your hair looks perfect!


  20. I've heard awesome stuff about their brand!


  21. Love it!!

  22. Hey pretty thing!

    Great post! One day I'm going to cut my hair that short, just like yours. It looks great your hair <3

  23. This makes me want to cut my hair...ah, so scary to me! But yours looks absolutely amazing. :) Xo, Alison

  24. great post :)

  25. Love this tutorial Carolyn! I have been wanting to chop my hair to your length and make it wavy too, but I don't have the courage. Your hair looks so pretty and bouncy!

    xo, Alina

  26. Love your hair girl. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Jessica |

  27. Omg! I love your hair. <3 Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Your hairstyle is very trendy in our country. It reminds me of Lilly Collins' hair. :) I want to try it too but I don't think it will look good on me. I'll stick with my long and dull hair for the meantime. Haha!


  28. Oh wow, that's amazing, your hair really looks stunning, I'm sold!! ;)



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Love, Carolyn