Today, we're super excited to start a new segment of our Blog where we feature our favorite Bloggers (and fellow Luxy Hair lovers!) who inspire us and make us smile! Through these interviews, we will learn a little about their journeys, hear some words of wisdom, and of course get all their hair-related secrets!
This month, we're happy to introduce you to Alena Gidenko also known online as Modaprints. We've been totally crushing on this girl's beautiful, bright fashion and amazing hair skills with her Luxy Hair Extensions (Alena wears a custom-cut Ash Blonde set), so we knew we had to share! Alena has such a sweet personality, so it's been a total pleasure interviewing her. We can't wait to share, so let's dig in!
1. Tell us a little about Modaprints!
Modaprints started December 17, 2013 and it all got started with posting #ootd on Instagram. My sister-in-law called me and said "You need to start a blog!". I thought real hard about it and then just said "Yes, let's do this!". She helped me with photography and was my biggest supporter besides the hubby.
2. What are the words you live by?
Don't give up on your dreams but most of all live, laugh and love. Because happiness is the best medicine.
3. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Yes, FRENCH fries and nachos. I can eat them on a daily basis!
4. What are your go-to hairstyles?
5. What's your favorite thing about Luxies and on what occasion do you like to wear them?
I love how easy these extensions are. Clip them in and "bam!" you have beautiful locks with the versatility of having short hair whenever you want it. I wear them every day! But my favorite occasions are fancy parties, because then I can do a fun up-do and be creative.
6. What is your hair care routine?
I wash my hair once a week. I air dry it to keep my locks healthy. Before I curl or straighten my hair, I always put in the 'It's a 10 Product', this stuff keeps my hair shiny, soft and healthy.
7. How do you care for your Luxies?
I wash my Luxy Hair extensions literally once a month, because I find they last longer the less you wash them. I also never blow-dry the extensions. I wash them the night before and just air dry them on a clean towel. Also the number one thing to keep them lasting longer is a brush. The best brushes for extensions *period* are the Wet brush or the Tangle teaser brush, just because they don't rip the hair out. If you don't have this brush in your life - you are missing out! I really suggest you to upgrade.
8. What's your best advice on keeping your hair healthy and beautiful?
Try to do some kind of mask on your hair once a week, to keep your locks fresh and moisturized. Take hair vitamins. I bought some from Sephora called Phyto and these vitamins have helped my hair grow so much.
For your Luxies: Keep them in a safe, dry place. My hubby went to Home Depot and found me the perfect case for my hair extensions. I think the brush and keeping the extensions in a safe place are the most important things!
9. How do you deal with bad hair days?
For my own hair - I use dry shampoo and throw my hair into a bun. As for extensions, I do dry shampoo and a fun braid with my Luxies. Now I only have to wash my own hair once a week, because having Luxies in my life has made the mad hair days a whole lot easier!