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My 10-Minute Morning

It’s been a weird-weathered week in New York, but we’ve started seeing signs that the heat wave days of summer are coming to an end.

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Personally, I’m embracing the cool weather — partially because I’m over-eager to bust out my fall wardrobe, including this AHmazing lace-and-leather sweater.

Mainly, though, because I’m ready to do away with the unpleasant and ugly side effects of humidity-hair. That limping, frizzing and cow-licking conundrum that gets even worse when you’re trying to tame it with styling tools. You know what I mean? So not cute when you have client-facing meetings and dinner plans to attend to.

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Most days, I like to wear my hair curly. It’s a look that’s evolved over time, but the routine started in my tween’age years.

In college especially, I took the whole curling-my-hair thing a bit too literally (#TBT moment evidenced here). I’ve managed to mature in my hair care repertoire, and these days, I’m a firm believer that it’s best to just go with the flow. Literally — a natural, wavy look is much prettier. And easier!

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In an attempt to find that work/life/blog balance I was talking about yesterday, my weekdays are pretty jam-packed. I never go home in between the office and after-work events, so my limp locks must be tamed before I’m out the door at 8 a.m.

My morning hair routine takes 10 minutes: I wrap a few strands of hair around a clipless curling wand (I swear by Jose Eber), which creates body and actually holds all day.

From start to finish, I’ve been test-driving the TRESemmé Platinum Strength Collection, a line developed to fortify and strengthen your hair. As a result of everyday(ish) styling with heat tools, I’ve really put my locks through the ringer. They tend to get dry, brittle and dull — which is the main reason I like this collection: It claims to repair up to two years of damage (and I’ve actually noticed smoother, softer hair after one week/about five uses). I often forgo washing my hair for dry shampoo, so the heat protection spray is my go-to. It doubles as a dry-hair revitalizer (in my opinion) and protects against the everyday effects of heat styling and, well, New York City in general.

Perhaps by the time I’m 30 I’ll have undone the damage from my college years. Now, on to delete those old Facebook photos…

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 *Wearing: Lace-and-leather sweatshirt c/o Bailey 44, Joe’s Jean’s distressed denim, BCBGMAXAZRIA pumps (similar), Capwell + Co necklace, Zimmermann clutch, Stila liquid lipgloss in Fiery

Brought to you by TRESemmé, a product by Unilever that I use frequently in my day-to-day. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible!  For tips and tricks on easy, wavy hairstyles to create at home (and in case you missed their behind-the-scenes access of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and), check out TRESemmé’s YouTube channel.

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