Meet Olivia Mainor, a casual-cool influencer who proves less can be more with her low-maintenance yet high vibe style! This week, we talk about tresses, expression, and embracing the natural daily with this trendsetting Rosette.
New York City-born Olivia Mainor is an influencer who believes strongly in the power of self-discovery and expression. For Mainor, natural hair represents freedom of expression, creativity, art, and femininity. This is the foundation of her style, from her hair care to her all-over look.
"Every single day, I can choose to be a different expression of myself. Embracing my natural hair has helped me realize that I am my beauty standard."
Behind the Scenes
While Olivia's been natural her whole life, there was a time when she didn't feel so confident in her curls.
"I was the girl who always had the press-n-curl or Dominican blowout. When I graduated high school in 2012, my hair was so damaged and uneven that I decided I wanted to focus on healthy hair."
With empowerment as her drive and hair health on the mind, Olivia naturally fell in love with Camille Rose products.
"My favorite thing about Camille Rose is the integrity that goes into the ingredients. I admire how much intention Janelle Stephens has put into every single product."
Take it Easy
Olivia loves to keep it maintenance-low, with her typical hair routine consisting of chunky braids, twist-outs, and wash-and-gos. For these looks, Olivia loves Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk and Curl Maker Gel.
"This combo gives my hair intense moisture, style definition, and it also smells amazing!"
Want an effortlessly lovely wash-and-go a-la-Olivia? Follow our steps below!
We love starting any wash-and-go with Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse. This enlivening hair cleanser with natural, antiseptic notes of sweet ginger and lemon peel naturally cleanses and clarifies the scalp, while infused aniseed, castor, and cassia oils are perfect for all hair types moisturize to relieve dry scalp and promote hair growth.
Condition with a moisture-retaining conditioner like Camille Rose Morrocan Pear Natural Hair Conditioning Custard, a blend of nourishing oils (cherry kernel, almond, rosehip, and yes, Moroccan pear, to name a few) that softens and protects the hair's moisture barrier while promoting accelerated hair growth.
For best results, apply a generous amount of product to wet hair—Detangle with a wide-tooth comb (or fingers if you prefer). Allow 5-10 minutes for vitamins and nutrients to penetrate strands. Rinse with cool water and gently towel dry.
Apply Camille Rose Moisture Milk - the softening leave-in conditioning cream with light notes of macadamia nut and vanilla that Olivia loves - from roots to tips of hair after washing and conditioning. Combining nourishing rice milk with our natural avocado, castor, and macadamia nut oil melange, plus rosehip juice, aloe, and green tea, this creamy mixture provides intense fortifying benefits that will keep your wash-and-go fresh for days.
Next, apply Camille Rose Curl Maker to wet hair. Another of Olivia's faves, this aromatic jelly blended with smoothing marshmallow, aloe, and agave extracts and an enriching infusion of vitamins E and B-12 smoothes and defines while also detangling, stimulating hair growth, and encouraging length retention.
Part freshly washed, detangled hair into 4-6 sections and distributing evenly from root to tip. Ensure hair is wet while using this defining jelly to fingerstyle.
"As women, the greatest thing we can do is empower each other on our journeys."
We know that's right! Keep up with Olivia's curly journey (and find a little inspiration of your own) on her Pinterest. To find all of her favorite blends, shop CVS, Target, Ulta Beauty, Walmart and CamilleRose.com .