As you already know, my amazing hairstylist Briana Cisneros and I have been making a lot of changes to my hair within the past year. Dabbling with hair dye can be extremely damaging (especially for blondes!), which is why I’m always looking to use the most nourishing and hydrating hair products on the market!

I’ve tried out my fair share of formulas, and although I’ve been impressed with a few, nothing beats the MarulaOil styling and treatment collection by John Paul Mitchell Systems. Marula oil is harvested from a rare, exotic fruit from Africa and is full of powerful nutrients that do wonders on your hair! Not only does the entire MarulaOil collection smell amazing, but each product is free of harmful ingredients, so they are safe to use while pregnant.

The uses for these products are endless — I even use the MarulaOil Rare Oil Treatment Light on my belly — but since I always get asked about my hair, I thought I’d do a step-by-step tutorial (thanks to my hair guru Briana) on how to achieve beachy waves using my favorite MarulaOil products!

The Before:

MarulaOil Before

Step 1: With damp hair, spray MarulaOil Rare Oil Style Extending Primer starting at your roots and finish with your ends. This product will set up your hair for an all-day hold!


Step 2: Apply MarulaOil Rare Oil Styling Cream. Whereas the Primer creates a base for the styling process, the styling cream will help smooth, fight frizz, and seal split ends — a must when using heated appliances on your hair!


Step 3: Blow dry! As the products are activated by the heat of the blow dryer, you’ll instantly feel how silky and soft these products make your hair.


Step 4: Section off your hair and prepare for the curls!


Step 5: Next, start curling! Be sure to change the direction of each curl — wrap the piece around the barrel toward your face, then wrap the next piece away from your face and so on — to get a piecey look.  Also, don’t brush the curls out just yet! Letting your hair cool before brushing will produce the best results and allow for the MarulaOil products to work their magic. 


Step 6: As you can see, the curls are set and cooled. Using your fingers, brush through the curls. Briana carefully takes each curl and separates it using her hands — this will create undone, tousled beach waves! Briana also used MarulaOil Rare Oil Treatment Light on my ends. Not only does it help nourish my ends, but it also helps  add some additional separation. Careful though — a little goes a long way, so don’t go overboard with this product!

(I use this product daily on my hair AND skin! It smells amazing and, unlike other oils, really helps hydrate your skin. The fact that it has no toxins is an added bonus!)


Step 7: Fluff your hair with your hands and piece it out. My hair likes to do what it wants, so we let it decide where it wanted to be parted, then used MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray to finish it off and give it extra hold. Unlike other hairsprays, this hairspray will give you the hold you want without the weight or crunchiness of an extreme hold product.


The After:

MarulaOil After

These MarulaOil products have become my go-to when I want sexy and effortless looking hair. They’re easy to use, full of beneficial nutrients, and always produce the BEST results!

And, voila! Now you know my secret to shiny, soft, and beachy hair! Be sure to try out John Paul Mitchell System’s MarulaOil products for yourself — I’d love to know what you think. I have a feeling you won’t be disappointed!

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