Everything is bigger in Texas

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

At this time next week, the Krysh familia will be landing in Texas for vaca. And guess what?
 That is including our little Rockdizzle as well. We've decided to bring him with us for our trip and it will be his first time flying! Our little baby is growing up. We've already purchased a little pet carrier for the plane and that calming spray I hear great things about in case he gets a little nervous. You can never be too prepared...which leads me to the topic of today's post.

Supposedly, they say (whoever 'they' is) that everything is bigger in Texas.

I'm still not 100% sure what that means exactly, but I won't question it until I've actually been and see for myself (I will tell you the truth, guys. You know how those Texas bloggers are-"Texas is THE best state ever"..yeah, yeah, I'll be the judge of that)

I know do one thing that is definitely going to be bigger in Texas....my hair.
 The one and only time I've been to Texas was when I went with my parents to San Antonio in the summer (probably around this time) and I was about 14 or 15 years old. I was still in denial that I couldn't naturally be a supermodel, so I still didn't use a hair straightener at this point in my life. To say my hair looked like a giant rats nest is a complete understatement. 
For heavens sake! I looked like the lead singer in LMFAO. 

I wish I had some picture evidence of this, but I really didn't want you guys to be jealous of how good looking I was back then (since soccer t-shirts, cutting my own bangs, and glass lenses the size of a baseball was the definition of good looking.)

Maybe my hair has calmed down since then (let's all say a mini prayer together that it has), but I don't want to take my chances. Some of you may think I'm crazy for worrying about my hair so much, but when you have a weather forecast that looks like THIS and 2 girlfriends (ahem, Steph and Kristen) that are friggin papparazzi's and barely allow you to go to the bathroom without snapping a pic (oh wait, that's happened), my hair NEEDS to not be a complete and utter disaster. I can only resort to pony tails in so many pics.

Enter Texas hair prep products.

Thanks to the Bargain Blonde (Texas native herself-gotta love her) and Raven for suggesting some of these products, I'm hoping they will help control my hair from the insane Texas heat and humidity. I've heard great things about all of these products, especially for controlling frizz in the summertime. 
John Frieda and Dove better not let me down.

1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (thermal protection formula):
-Can be used on wet or dry hair
-Instantly shields all hair typesagainst the damaging effects of heat-styling UV exposure that lead to frizz.
2. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner:
-Starts blocking frizz in the shower (yes, please) 
-Hydrates to replenish vital moisture
-Leaves hair silky, shiny, manageable (and safe on color treated hair)
3. Dove Nourishing Oil Care:
-transforms dry, rough, frizzy hair into smooth hair that's easier to manage and style
-acts as a gentle leave-in conditioning spray that won't weigh hair down
-enriched with Argan oils to help detangle as it replenishes for soft hair

In addition, I've actually been using Suave's Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner  (Keratin Infusion, found at Walmart or similar stores) for over a month now and it is seriously one of my favorites. It leaves my hair so smooth and I can definitely notice that my hair has a lot less frizz and is more manageable when I go to style it. It's so inexpensive, too, so if you haven't tried it yet, I definitely recommend it!

If you see my hair on Instagram (follow me here: @katiewkrysh) or Twitter looking like a hot mess, then you know this plan failed. Hey, at least I can say I tried.

Have any of you tried any of these products? 
How do you keep your hair frizz free? 


  1. Oh girl. I live in Texas and you might as well throw your hair up in a top knot and call it a day! It is so HOT & gross.

    I looked for that Dove therapy yesterday at Target and couldn't find it. I shall try again!!

  2. My hair does the exact same thing in Texas :) Just found your blog and love it!

  3. Yes all those products are a must down here, but let me tell you, you will probably just throw your hair upon a bun after an hour or so, and no one down here would think anything of it, it is just that hot. but everything is bigger, better and more fun let e tell you! Y'all will have an absolute blast!

  4. Ohh, I'd love to know how you end up liking the Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection stuff... I always hate how heat protectors make my hair feel!

  5. Just followed you on Instagram!! :D @obxwife

  6. let me go ahead and set the record straight...everything IZ bigger in Texas...(except my boobs...obviously).

    Any you're going to be in the water most of the time...that's freezing...I might add...(hence the name "Frio")...it's one of the coldest rivers in Texas so I promise you will NOT be hot in the water!

    I'm too good of a friend to let your hair look bad in pics...I'll lick my hand to get those puppies to settle down if I need to ya heard?!

  7. stephs comment...im dying

    i love how prepared you are!!!! i wish I knew this before I went to texas hahahah my hair was a NEST

    ahhh yay for Rocky going to Texas! i hope you can find him a little doggy cowboy hat haha

    i need to check out the suave smoothing shampoo...looks like a FANTASTIC idea!!

    you could just put your hair in a bun the entire week and bring multiple wigs. That could work. as long as one of them is the 'lil wayne dreads' wig


  8. Saying a silent prayer for you and your hair in Texas. As a girl with curly course hair, living in Houston has been a life-long struggle ;) Hope you enjoy yourself in our little state! Can't wait to read all about it!

  9. I've been super lucky and haven't really ever had problems with my hair freaking out from the humidity! Although I'm sure that if I do have to opportunity to meet y'all, that will be the one day my hair freaks out... that's just my luck!

  10. My friend Beth is from Texas and she visits every Summer. Well, girlfriend's hair never disappoints in pictures. She says her family is big believers in "the higher your hair is, the closer you are to Jesus!" I swear it's always perfect..even in Texas! There must be SOMETHING that works! Hopefully you found that "something"! Have fun : )

  11. I use the Suave Keratin shampoo and like it! I'm from Texas and the only way to save your hair in the Texas heat and humidity is to stay in the Air Conditioning:)

  12. best of luck on the hair front!

  13. Your hair will be bangin!! Do not worry!

  14. Ooohhh! 99* on Saturday? Looks like a Texas cold front! :)

  15. I have naturally curly hair so I use the frizz ease products like they are going out of style...

    I love them! they work like a charm! good luck & have so much fun in TX!

  16. Lol girl I'm the queen of taming frizz...I mean have ya seen my hair?!?!?

    That dove spray? I bought it, and its the biz! Anything with a silicone base will keep you pretty frizz free, but be sure to wash with a clarifying shampoo when you get home. Too much buildup of that stuff can actually dry your hair out and leave you worse than you started. (I learned this the hard way.)

  17. Oh girl, the suave shampoo and conditioner are faves in my household. I also swear by Redken's All Soft leave in spray- it works wonders! Have TOOOO much fun in Texas!

  18. love the blog! grabbed your button! want to come grab mine?

  19. LOVE Frizz-Ease! I use the leave-in conditioner and smoothing gel daily, and the curl spray (forget what it's really called) when I want to get the beach wavy look. They have GREAT products!!

  20. I bet Rocky's hair will be looking crazy too in TX! haha Have fun girl!

  21. You guys are gonna have such a fun time!! Can't wait to see all the pics :) And you'll have to let us know how the hair products work.

  22. Just cut your hair like rocky! Problem solved!


  23. oh man that heat will be extreme!! enjoy the vacation hopefully you will have a great experience flying with your doggie and the frizz will be under control!

  24. Yes... be prepared for the frizzy hair. I have very curly hair and I have to load it with products to not look like the guy from LMFAO. Some days, pony tail is the only way I can go, there is no stopping the frizz. Let me know how those products work and I may have to give them a try in this Houston humidity.

  25. The dove stuff is freakin' awesome! And sport a side braid at the river, or pig tail braids. That's what I do. But really everyone will be too drunk to know! Get ready for some crazy river peeps. I think we get more drunk down here too :)

  26. Omg my hair would go craaazyyyy in Texas that's for sure! It even goes crazy here in DC with the horrible humidity we have here, ugh.

    I actually just started using that shampoo yesterday! I'm loving it so far. It leaves my hair sooo silky smooth!


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