Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you wear extensions?

Yes! I am wearing Luxy Hair Extensions, 220g 20″ clip-in hair extensions in the color ‘Ash Blonde.’ If you aren’t my color but want to try out their extensions check out their shade matcher, to find the perfect shade for you. When receiving the extensions they are too yellow and silky, so I decolorize them with 20 volume for about 20 minutes. Then wash with a mixture of equal parts of Cinderella Hair Extension shampoo + bleach + 20 vol developer (bleach wash) for 10 minutes, then wash normally with Cinderella Hair Extension shampoo and conditioner from Sallys. I have tried several different kinds of shampoo and conditioners, drug store to professional and Cinderella from Sallys works the best! After towel drying your extensions, mix half Matrix ‘So Silver’ shampoo and Cinderella shampoo and wash the extensions, I usually leave this mixture on for 5-10 minutes. Then condition the extensions with the Cinderella conditioner, you can leave this on for as long as you like to really condition the extensions. By bleaching the extensions this way, they now match my color perfectly and feel similar to my natural hair texture so they blend perfectly!

 

How old are you?

I am 24

 

How tall are you?

I am 5’-9”

 

What camera and filters do you use?

I use my iPhone 7Plus for Instagram and a Canon 6D for my blog posts. I use the VSCO app, Snapseed, and Darkroom for filters.

 

Who takes your photos?

Lindsay Steele is my “go to” photographer in Longview and occasionally my mom snaps a few!

 

Who designs the From Texas With Love posts and who designs your site?

I use Adobe Lightroom + Photoshop for creating and editing blog content and the very talented Eva Black + Rachel Bain designed my website.

 

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?

I am currently a student at SNHU through their online program, with plans to graduate with my MBA.

 

Where do you get your hair done?

I go to Summer Dailey at Fountain of Youth. Click here for a detailed post about how I achieve my current hair color.

 

I want my hair lighter, can you help!?

Take your time because there is no need to rush it – go blonder slowly! It is important to take care of your hair throughout the process. My advice is to use repair shampoo and conditioner + get conditioning treatments often. Moroccan Oil Repair and the Extreme line by Redken products work wonders.

 

How do you make money on your blog?

I make money two ways through my blog. I am apart of a few affiliated advertising sites such as RewardStyle and ShopStyle. These websites generate links for my readers to shop through, so when anyone purchases an item through that link I receive a commission based on that sale. Occasionally I am lucky enough to work with brands through paid content, these posts are disclosed with “sponsored.” Not all the content on my blog is affiliated or sponsored, I am very specific on the brands I work with so my content is always true to who I am.

 

What advice do you have for anyone wanting to start a blog?

If you are wanting to start a blog, then I say go for it! Consistency and creating great content are the two most important aspects of a blog, which can be difficult at first. I suggest purchasing a semi-nice camera, learning about Photoshop & Lightroom, and start brainstorming and planning what your blog will be. I have created a series of Blogging Tips, these posts will help guide you to creating the perfect blog.