Fancy Hair, Don’t Care…



Have you guys ever heard of amika Products? Seriously my favorite shampoo/ conditioner combo. My sister, Krystina is a well-known hair stylist locally here in Jacksonville, FL and swares by this product, and well… I totally, 100% agree! This line of product smells absolutely AMAZING. I love the texture that it leaves my hair. After use, the body of my hair feels sleek, smooth & it has helped hydrate my damaged ends from the magical wand… AKA:  the hair straightener. You can purchase these products online through amika, or @ Foiled Rotten Salon here locally in Jacksonville, FL. Aside from amika products being absolutely amazing, their adorable packaging with the vibrant colors give you, SERIOUSLY… all the feels, making this product a TOP FAVORITE of mine, and certainly on my beauty counter list. You can receive 15% off your first order if you go to their website.

“Amika products are like a good friend – straightforward, dependable, and fun to spend time with. We are kind-of obsessed with this “superfruit” Sea Buckthorn Berry, so we include it in every haircare and styling product.”

sea · buck · thorn · berry

/ ˈsē – ˈbək – thȯrn – ber-ē /


These products are vegetarian-friendly, cruelty-free
and free from sulfates, MIT, MCI, phthalates
and artificial colors. LOVE THAT!!

** BARGAIN SHOPPER ALERT** I’ve actually found this product at TJ MAXX, including shampoo/conditioner, hair spray,  mouse, dry shampoo, and blow dry spray,  for low, low prices**

(You guys will learn how much I LOVE TJ MAXX. That place is like the staple to my existence for literally EVERYTHING. I will frequently refer to my obsession with TJ MAXX in many of my blog features)


The second feature I’ve shown above for my hair care post include:  TELETIES: Here are some FAQs about the product featured from their website:

  1. What are TELETIES?
    TELETIES are revolutionary strong-grip, no-rip hair ties that will transform your hair in more ways than one. Versatile, elevated, functional and stylish, we know TELETIES will be just as life changing for you as they have been for us!
  2. What are TELETIES made of?
    TELETIES are made with an eco-friendly, TPU material that’s both antibacterial and waterproof.
  3. How big are the ties?
    The large size is 6.5cm wide x 1cm tall The small size is 4.5cm wide x 0.5cm tall
  4. Will they stretch out?
    Our flexible TELETIES are designed to be versatile, stretching over your wrist, ponytails, and hair buns. Over time, you might see a slight loss of elasticity, which is a small side effect of our “no-rip” material. But no worries…TELETIES are completely shrinkable if they do ever stretch out; simply place them out in the sun, in a dish filled with hot water. The heat will cause the material in your TELETIES to shrink back to its original size. Please note** if your TELETIE is twisted, it will not go back to shape if you place in water. Please ensure it is the correct shape before placing in water.
  5. What type of hair will TELETIES work on?
    TELETIES will work in all types of hair! Since the material is flexible, yet holds well, TELETIES are ready to take on the thickest, thinnest, and curliest of hair!
  6. What is your shipping policy?
    Flat rate shipping is available for $2.75 on all orders within the United States. All packages are shipped via USPS, unless otherwise notated. We provide free shipping on all orders over $30. You can expect your order to ship within 24-48 hours after it is placed and to receive it within 3-5 business days after it is shipped. All orders received on Saturday and Sunday will be processed on the following business day. We currently do not offer expedited shipping, but please check back in the future as this policy may change.
  7. What methods of payment do you take?
    We currently securely take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. All transactions are processed securely under https protocol.
  8. Do you charge sales tax?
    Yes, we charge sales tax on orders shipped to addresses in the state of Florida.

Who ever invented these little gems deserves a royal crown, like seriously ( why didn’t I think of this, it’s complete genius.) They are super cute as accessories on your wrist, or of course their true purpose served in your hair for a good work out at the gym or a barre class. They do not break away hair like those terrible black rubber bands. HIGHLY RECOMMEND grabbing some of these. Not only are they just simply adorable to wear, but purchasing them actually serves a HUGE MISSION. This  actually hits very close to home for me. I am  carrier of the + BRCA 1 genetic mutation, which means I have a terrible chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer than the  average general population.  I will certainly be purchasing these bands for the rest of my life. I love that with each purchase, a donation is made to this non-profit organization FORCE (as described in detail below.) This absolutely makes me adore this product even more. WHAT A MISSION!!!!


Here at TELETIES, our tagline says it all. We are the ‘Strong-grip, No-rip Hair Tie That Gives Back!”

Did you know with each TELETIES purchase, a donation is made to FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)? FORCE is a non-profit organization that aims toward improving the lives of people and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

Millions of people possess a genetic mutation that increases their risk for these cancers and are completely unaware. Each child of a parent with a mutation has a 50% chance of inheriting this mutation. Early detection is key and can help those affected live longer, healthier lives.

Our TELETIES founder, Lindsay, understands firsthand how important non-profit organizations like FORCE can be in providing resources and early detection. She was tested at a young age because her father carried the BRCA1 mutation and thankfully tested negative. Having never met her grandmother who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 40, Lindsay promised herself that she would do her part to educate others and bring awareness to the BRCA1 mutation. Partnering with such an impactful organization is important to Lindsay and gives proof to the TELETIES mission of upholding a resilient product while giving back to our community.


Author: Samira Lee Valdez

I am 30 years old, a Jacksonville, FL native. Married in September 2016 to a wonderful man, who is a medically retired US ARMY veteran. I am a Critical Care RN who loves to share my life style inspirations and passions with my community of friends, family, & colleagues.

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