Everyday Elevated || My Loose Waves Hair Tutorial

After a few weeks of having this post scheduled, I was finally able to sit down and film a tutorial on how I achieve my everyday loose waves. I’ve included a Q&A of some of the questions I’ve been asked regarding my hair, as well as a video tutorial (reload the page if the video doesn’t show up immediately), and links to all the products I use. I can typically get through the routine in about 10-15 minutes, and have found that having good, quality products, really helps the entire process. I don’t wash my hair daily, in fact, I sometimes for 4-6 days before I give it a good wash. I find that my hair looks the best on days 2-3… something about having slightly dirty hair helps! I hope this tutorial helps you achieve the waves you want!

Also, I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend. I’m currently putting together a post with my favorite items I own that are on sale over the weekend… hoping to get that out tomorrow or Sunday! Cheers friends! xx

1. I’ve heard such great things about the T3 products. Are they worth the investment?
Yes, they are worth it. The hairdryer cuts down on drying time significantly (if you have thick hair, this is a lifesaver…) and doesn’t fry your hair like other dryers do. I’ve also noticed reduced styling times using their wand and hair straightener. Again, my hair is not getting fried while styling. Which is so important to having healthy hair.

2. Do you have extensions?
I don’t. I used to have them, but took them out about 4 months ago. I mainly did it because I was upset about my postpartum hair loss. Once I felt the loss subsiding, I took them out.

3. My hair dresser said my ends wont pull through like your’s. I’m bummed.
As much as I wanted my color to pull through on the first go around, it took several appointments, spaced out, to effectively, and safely, pull my color through (trust me, I wished it had gone faster). Another thing that really helped was that my hair stylist recommended using purple shampoo. I was skeptical at first, but it has helped to dramatically reduce any gold tones in my hair (which I can’t stand).   

4. Did you have any postpartum hair loss? My son is 18 months and I’m still trying to regrow my hairline! 
I pretty much thought I was going to go bald, my hair loss was so bad. I’d run my fingers through my hair and chunks would come out (and don’t even get me started on what happened when I washed it). I had visible bald spots at my hairline as well. I started to take vital proteins collagen peptides and it really helped to decrease the hair loss. I still use them daily. You’ll be able to see in the video where my hair loss was (I point it out….).

5. How do you deal with sweat? Like you, I like to work out a lot, but washing and re-blow drying every time is too much. Do you wet your hair down after a workout without shampooing? Any tips would be awesome!
I typically go anywhere from 4-6 days without washing my hair…. so, I deal with the sweat issue all the time. I typically try to let my hair dry as much as possible naturally, but sometimes I will have to put a blow dryer and round brush to it. Here is what I typically do: brush it out pre-shower, wrap my hair up in a bun and clip it, wrap it in a towel and shower. After the shower, I let my hair down and see what pieces need to be blown out. Then I add some dry shampoo (that one is my favorite) to the roots. Then I re-style it with my curling wand and straightening iron. I most definitely do not have time to wash and blow out my hair everyday.

See below for a full list of the products that I use (I explain them all in the video as well)….

1. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Wand: I use the 1 inch barrel daily, and the 1.25-.75 wand when I want to change things up a bit. It has tourmaline and ceramic –ionic and far infrared technology which helps it to deliver a smooth and shiny finish without causing damage.

2. T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer:  I originally owned this in the travel size and loved it…. the bigger version is excellent! It cuts down on drying time and uses negative ions to neutralize static, retain moisture, diffuse frizz and increase shine. Essentially, it doesn’t fry the hair. So. Important.

3. T3 Singlepass Compact Flatiron: This is the perfect size for travel and everyday use. I’ve never had issues with it damaging my hair. Here is the deal with it:
“T3 SinglePass Compact Flat Iron has a microchip brain that constantly measures and adjusts the temperature across the plates for even heat with no hot spots and no damage the entire time you’re styling. The result is a long-lasting, smooth and and shiny finish.”

4. Joico Purple Shampoo: I use this every time I wash my hair to cut out the gold tones. I use this conditioner.

5. 10 in 1 Leave In Product: It’s a miracle product! I use it before I comb out my hair.

6. Davines Oi Oil: Makes my hair so soft and silky.


In collaboration with T3


  1. Andrea says:

    What dry shampoo do you use? I have the hardest time finding ones that don’t make my darker hair look ashy and don’t make my scalp so dry and itchy. Thanks! Love this info. Your hair always looks great. And I started taking vital proteins for hair loss too! Except mine wasn’t post partum this time…it was random 😩 It totally helps.

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      I’m so glad that the vital proteins helped! Hair loss is the worst! I use oribe dry shampoo and love it. You can find it here http://rstyle.me/n/cnvd29vscw. It smells really good too… and it’s never made my scalp itchy!

  2. Vivian says:

    Just want to say, shout out to your advice for hair loss!! I found your suggestion for active collagen peptides in a previous post and it has helped immensely!! I’m even giving it to the hubs who is losing his hair!!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      I’m so happy it helped! Hair loss is THE WORST!!! Hope it helps for the hubs!!