5 Steps For Healthy Hair

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Some people are blessed with healthier hair than others. Savannah is one of those people. She can abuse her hair and you'd never know it. She has this thick and indestructible hair. Let's all take a minute to hate on her. I'm kidding. For those of us who aren't genetically blessed in the healthy hair department, there are steps we can take to have healthy hair! Today we are partnering with Pantene to bring you 5 steps to take towards healthier hair. It just takes a little more attention!

1. Trim consistently // There is a lot we can do to prevent split ends and damaged hair, but nothing will make the hair look healthier than a good trim. Getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks keeps your ends looking neat and prevents your hairstylist from having to take even more hair off if you wait too long.
2. Repair + Prevent// Ok so you've already damaged your hair. We get it. We don't always follow our own advice. Well I have so good news for your. Pantene has a new product called Intense Rescue Shots, imported from Brazil. This new formula contains Pantene's famous Pro-Vitamin B5, natural glycerin, and strengthening lipids which gives your hair flexibility to handle all the wear and tear you put on your hair. So it helps prevent damage and helps repair your hair when it is damaged. What I really liked about this product is that it washed cleanly and didn't leave my hair feeling weighed down.

Pantene's Intense Rescue Shots are easy to use. Just shampoo like normal and once a week use one shot in place of your conditioner. Apply generously from root to tip targeting areas that see the most damage, leave in for 30 seconds, and then rinse for 30 seconds. Don't over-rinse!
3. Wash less// I know some people swear that they have to wash their hair everyday. Trust me. I promise you don't. Start by washing your hair every other day, and it may be greasy at first. Stay strong. Your hair will adjust. Use dry shampoo to get you through these days. Savannah and I both only wash our hair once a week. You can do it! When you wash your hair everyday, you are stripping your hair of the natural oils it produces to keep your hair from drying out. So washing it everyday, you never get the benefit of those oils. The more you wash, the more oil your hair produces. I know it sounds crazy, but it's the truth.

4. Use less heat// Less heat = less damage. Let your hair air dry every once in a while. Sleep in braids to get a wave. There are a zillion no-heat hair curling options out there, so maybe commit to one day of no-heat styling. Anything you can do to limit the heat you put on your hair, the better.

5. Protect// If you do have to blow dry your hair or use a curling iron or straightening iron, your hair is getting damaged from the heat. Use a protectant spray to put a barrier between your hair and your hot tool.
So even if you are like us and you have excessively styled your hair over the years, you can still experience a great hair day! Just pick up some Pantene Intense Rescue Shots and start taking a little more care of your hair.

A Weekend in Lexington, KY Travel Guide

We visited Lexington, KY in early March and the weather was not cooperative unfortunately. Nonetheless we made the most of it. Lexington is a cool city to visit and I would definitely recommend visiting when the weather is warmer. Every time I have visited has been in the winter and so I haven't really gotten the chance to experience Lexington at it's best. All that say, below is all places we went during our weekend in Lexington. We even recorded a vlog while we were there, so don't forget to watch it below to see a video tour of the castle!
The Kentucky Castle- You guys, you can stay in a castle! You can also stay in a castle that the Queen of England stayed in. That's right. The Queen stayed at The Kentucky Castle one time when she came to Lexington for the Kentucky Derby. This castle has a really cool story. It was built in the sixties when a husband wanted to impress his wife by building her a castle. Well unfortunately for them they got a divorce and for 3 decades the castle sat unoccupied. Someone wanted to buy the castle and it took him years to track down the owner and finally convince him to sell it. When the new owner was almost finished remodeling the castle to turn it in to a hotel, it burnt down! Can you believe that?! So it was rebuilt again and was finally opened as a hotel.
The service was incredible and we loved our rooms. I would love to come back when it's warmer so I can appreciate their outdoor space more. They are adding some additional spaces like yurts and a barn, so that will be really cool.
I cannot forget to mention that their food is incredible. If I were going to recommend eating one meal there it would be dinner. Their breakfast was good but if you were only able to eat one meal there, I would definitely recommend dinner. We had a charcuterie board that was seriously the best one I've ever had. Savannah and I had their filet mignon and my mom had their tuna. We were all very pleased. All of their food is farm to table and the menu changes often. Even if you can't stay in the hotel, you should definitely eat dinner here. But also, you should stay in the hotel.
The Kentucky Horse Park- Savannah and I visited here a few years ago on another trip to Lexington and we love it. I do wish we could have come when it was warmer because there aren't as many horses to see in the winter time. We got to see a 19 hand Clydesdale horse- that is huge in case you don't know horse terminology. We also were able to see a few past Kentucky Derby Winners. When the weather is warmer you can see horse shows. 

The Summit at Fritz Farms- If you are wanting to do some shopping this is a cool an outdoor shopping area that is worth a visit. They also have several restaurants and we ate at Honeywood Restaurant. 

Honeywood Restaurant- We all loved our dinner here and I always appreciate a menu that clearly marks whether or not something is gluten free or not. The use the term wheat free instead of gluten free because of the cross contamination issue. However, I was assured they did what they could to prevent this. I was even able to eat hoecakes which are similar to cornbread! We loved the decor as well. 

County Club- We didn't eat here this visit but we did on our last time here and we loved it. When you don't visit a place often, it's hard to go back to the same place twice. Especially when new restaurants are popping up all the time. With that said, Savannah was really bummed to not have been able to go back and eat here again. 

The Amsden- They have a super cute coffee shop in this building that also has a bourbon bar and a mercantile. 

Daily Offerings- Our refuge in the storm. When the rain was blowing side ways and we didn't know what we were doing or where we wanted to go, we headed here. When in doubt, a cup of coffee is always the answer. 

Heritage Antiques- We just randomly ended up walking in here. I love antique shops- more than my mom and Savannah but they are kind enough to indulge me. They both think I spend too much time looking at every little thing, but there are so many treasures hiding in antique shops. The stained glass windows upstairs are worth the visit alone.

I would love to be able to go back to Lexington and check out Keeneland or the big event, The Kentucky Derby. It's only a 3 hour drive from Nashville so it's a great place for a weekend trip!

Don't forget to check out our vlog below!


Our Instagram Got Hacked! We Need Your Help

Hey guys, we come to you today totally bummed out. If you follow us on Instagram you may have realized that our account doesn't exist anymore or something looks fishy. Or maybe you are a part of our email list and got the email and you know that our Instagram was hacked on Sunday, March 17th. We are going to share with you everything we know and exactly what happened, how you can help, and what you can do to make your account as secure as possible.

HOW WE FOUND OUT
On Sunday after church we got in the car and we were getting ready to head to lunch with friends. I had a notification from Instagram saying someone had tried to send us a DM. I'm not sure when this person sent this, but that caused me to try to log into our account. IG said that we had been logged out of our account. That has happened before, so that wasn't really a concern. I couldn't bother trying to sign in at that time, so I checked our email. I noticed we had to emails from Instagram saying someone had tried to login from another device. Then another email saying our IG email had been changed from our heywanderer email to some long crazy email that wasn't ours. That's when I knew we were in trouble. We immediately tried to log into our account and we couldn't. Then I went back to our email and realized we had an email from the hacker. The email is below.


WHAT WE DID
To be honest we were freaked out of course but not in total panic mode. All day Sunday we both felt too in shock and also fairly certain this would all get sorted out. We knew it sucked but we thought it would just be a matter of time before IG restored our account. Savannah immediately started researching on her phone what to do when your account gets hacked. Instagram has directions on exactly what to do, so that's what we did. We decided not to communicate with the hackers because we just didn't think any good could come from it. We weren't going to pay them a dime because we knew there would be no guarantee that they would restore the account. We decided to simply follow the proper channels with Instagram. People keep asking us what we're going to do about it and they are pointing to other people this happened to and suggesting that we see what that person did. Well, there really isn't anything special that anyone else is doing. There is only one way to get Instagram to restore your account and we've done that. Yes, it feels helpless and extremely frustrating but it is what is. We've done extensive research and there is no magic trick. Our only other option is hiring a hacker to restore our account. Apparently some people do that. We are not those people. Needless to say we have zero trust with hackers.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW
So as mentioned above, it's just a waiting game. And really there is absolutely no guarantee that Instagram will restore our account. It could be gone forever. We are learning to make peace with that and doing what we can to build it back up. It took us 7 years to get to 16,700 Instagram followers, and we are praying that it won't take that long to get back there. We have lost 2 brand deals already and are at risk of losing several other brand deals if we can't get our account back to 16K followers. Brands pay content creators for the content they create and also their follower amount. So when we signed these brand deals, they signed on with us because they liked our content and our audience.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US
The first thing you can do to help is to follow us on our Instagram here. The next thing you can do is to help is to share our content. You can share our story, our You Tube video, or any of our pictures. We have been overwhelmed with the response we have gotten so far. Our followers and influencer friends have been so amazing by sharing our account and sending encouraging messages. We created the image above that already contains all the information of the situation so you can easily post about it on your IG stories. Don't forget to actually tag us so it's clickable for your followers.

Joining our email list is another way to help us. We have thousands of followers who have no idea this is happening. We were able to let our email subscribers know what was going on right away. We don't email often, so we promise not to spam you. You can sign up below. (And bonus, you get a free preset for Lightroom mobile!)


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    Another way you can help is to use our IG templates in your stories and tag us. This story will be particularly helpful to us because we can't remember who all we were following before! We were following around 500 people and we are back up to 100 now, so we are looking for people to follow. Share your favorites with us so we can check them out!

    HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR INSTAGRAM IS SECURE
    We thought our Instagram account was secure. We had the 2 factor authentication on our account. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it means if you sign on to your account for the first time on a new device then IG will send a code to your phone and you have put that code in to be able to log in. Well that never happened for us this time. So I have no idea how the hackers bypassed that. There is a 3rd party app, Duo, that you can download and you can link to your account. It also sends you a code that is required for you to sign into Instagram on a new device. That's it though. I would think that would make it more secure, but who knows. If the hackers could bypass the 2 factor authentication, could they bypass this other third party app? I'm sure it makes it harder, so it's certainly worth trying.

    Here's a video where we explain everything that happened and what we are thinking now.

    TAKEAWAYS
    If your Instagram is hacked and you aren't a content creator or influencer, it's merely an intrusion and annoyance. If someone hacked my personal IG account, it would be no big deal. I probably wouldn't even bother with anything. But this is a major part of our livelihood. Not only has it already made us lose money, but it is preventing us from earning money in the future. As content creators, we have realized that too much is riding on the one platform that is Instagram. We need to be more diversified. Yes, we are seemingly diversified but the weight of the brand deals that we do hinge on Instagram. This has changed our perspective drastically. We don't want to be vulnerable in this way again. I don't know what this means for the future. We aren't going away from Instagram, but I don't know how exactly we'll use it in the future. For now we are focusing on the positive that has come out of this. We are still 13,000 followers away from where we were before, but you all have been so helpful is getting over 3,000 in just 4 days! You are truly amazing.