Beachy Air Dried hair in 5 easy steps

Follow this easy steps to perfect the art of air-dried hair for low-maintenance days.


1. Start with a great shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and remove any excess oils, dirt or impurities. 
2. After you shower, add a pea size amount of your favorite hair oil to mid shafts/ends to keep the hair from frizzing up. Make sure to use more oil if your hair is thick and less for a finer texture.
3. Towel dry your hair to remove any excess water, twist your hair up into a bun. Let it dry overnight for better results.  
4. Once hair is dry, spray your roots with Dry Shampoo or texturizing spray to give it lift and volume. 
5. Finish by spraying the hair with a light spray of your favorite Salt Spray and Voila. .


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PLACES: A guide to Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA.

Abbot Kinney is a street located in Venice, CA that epitomizes the beach bum Los Angeles aesthetic. Formerly a spot only visited by the locals, Abbot Kinney has become one of the most sought after locations in Los Angeles. Lined with plant based restaurants, boutiques filled with flow lace dresses, mystical crystals, and friendly faces  we're taking you to our favorite spots on this beachy-keen street. 



The first stop on our journey is Gjusta bakery. The highlight of this bakery located just off of Abbot Kinney is certainly it's classic, almost vintage aesthetic. With white brick walls and gorgeous outdoor seating area, beautifully crafted pastries, and finessed latte art, it has become one of the most instagrammed spots in Venice. Another impressive highlight is the fact that Gjusta cures all of their fish and bakes their bagels in store. Head over there for some fresh baked bagels and lox!



The next stop on our Venice adventure is Warby Parker! Warby Parker is one of our favorite shopping spots because it is both fashionable and affordable. WP carries frames for every shape and size face for under $200. Whether you're looking for reading glasses or non prescription sunnies, Warby Parker is the place to go. 


At this point we have walked all the way down Abbot Kinney and we are absolutely famished. We walked by all of the overpriced restaurants and stumbled into this vegan falafel spot right next to Blue Star donuts. Fala Bar is a 100% vegan falafel bar with a menu that features falafel burgers, sweet potato falafel, kale falafel, and incredible falafel bowls. With friendly employees, all natural and fresh ingredients, it's easily our favorite lunch spot on Abbot Kinney. Head over for a full meal or order a snack cup for a quick nutritious bite! 

Check back next week for our next neighborhood adventure!




Avocado, Yams, Northern beans Salad.

One of my favorite recipes to make, it's easy, simple and highly nutritious. Pack with protein from the beans, healthy fats from the avocado and complex carbohydrates from the Yams. Give it a go and  share your pics on social @octaviohair

See also: Wild Arugula, Lemon, and Avocado Salmon Salad 




Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growing


Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin b6. Great source of dietary fiber and phosphorous. Yams are anti inflammatory and improve blood sugar regulation. 


Northern Beans

Vitamin A, C, Calcium and Iron. 7 grams of protein and fiber.  This beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber and a very good source of both folate and manganese. They are also a good source of many minerals including copper, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. In addition, navy beans are a good source of protein and vitamin B1.

The foods we eat are so important for the health of our hair and body, so pay close attention to what and how you eat. As always, do your research, make sure you are not allergic to any of the items listed above before consuming them 😃