Youtube Celebrity/Model Cassandra Bankson aka DiamondsAndHeels14 is a beautiful soul who wants to help others who suffer from severe skin blemishes.
Glamouricious.com - What is it that drew you to the hair and beauty industry?
Cassandra Bankson - I got involved with beauty completely on accident! I was bullied and “different” in middle/high school – so I expressed my creativity through makeup. I had a hard time fitting in, so I started to experiment with fun makeup & colors- Yes, including dying my hair temporary hues of blue and purple! As I grew older through years of school, my acne became a huge problem, and makeup was a way for me to conceal my problems. I started researching it, and grew a passion to learning about both the beautiful and technical sides of makeup, skincare, and haircare
Glamouricious.com - What is your best kept hair styling secret?
Cassandra Bankson - My best kept hair styling secret is before the styling starts- dry your hair with paper towels, not terrycloth! Regular towels can distress the hair’s cuticle, leaving it damaged, weak, and frizzy. paper towels are very absorbent, and will help absorb the moisture without damaging the hair, keeping ti smooth. This makes heat styling SO much easier! Hair is less frizzy, more manageable, and it holds heat better. You will need less heat (meaning less damage) and your style will stay intact longer
Glamouricious.com - How often would your recommend our readers to wash their hair with shampoo?
Cassandra Bankson - I think it completely depends on weather you have straight or curly hair, and weather or not your scalp is dry or oily. Straight haired individuals can get away with washing their hair more frequently than those with curly hair, since the straight hair isn’t as prone to damage. If you have a dry scalp, you should probably get a specialized moisturizing shampoo, however if you have oily hair, you may have to wash it every day. I would recommend washing once every two days (if you can get away with it) and only washing/concentrating on the scalp. If you have very oily, straight hair you can completely shampoo every other day, but generally the scalp is all that needs it, and once every two days helps the hair stay in balance.
Glamouricious.com - Can you give our readers any tips to create volume?
Cassandra Bankson - The best tip to create volume is back combing, although it is VERY damaging. To back com, take a piece of hair around 2-5 inches, and hold it taught away form your head. On the bottom/underside of the hair clump, take your comb from the middle and comb backwards towards the scalp. Let the hair fall, and loosely brush over the top so it looks smooth. If you want volume without the damage, air drying your hair upside down is a great option (lay on a bed/couch with your hair
off the side etc), or using a voluming spray, such as one from Loreal or Chi.
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