Happy Labor Day!
Since my beauty posts seem to be well-liked, I decided to write a separate post about my favorite hair products. First and foremost, I want to make it clear that hair is not my thing. I like makeup, I like clothes, but hair? I’m just not that good at styling it to be fit for a runway. So, naturally, I like my routine to be easy, simple, and effective. I have discovered some products over the years that help make this feat easier. Some of these products will not be pictured because I ran out (oops!) but no worries, they will receive honorable mention. 🙂
So, let’s get right into the list.
- It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In spray: I’m sure you’ve all heard of this before, but it is my favorite detangling spray to use on wet hair. I have gone through many a bottle of this in my day, but what can I say? It’s a classic.
- Bumble and bumble Grooming Creme: Now, this one you may not have heard of before, but you’re about to. This is my secret to the messy “bedhead” (aka I’m lazy at six in the morning so I call this a hairstyle) look. I use this to scrunch my naturally wavy hair and it gives it the perfect amount of de-frizzing and style. Recommend.
- Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner: I started using this set over the summer and I really like them. I have never been a die-hard Herbal Essences girl, but these products might be the exception. Hydrating shampoos and conditioners are my favorites because my hair is naturally dry and needs extra moisture. A lot of shampoos strip too much natural oil from hair. Plus, this set leaves a very pleasant coconut scent even after my hair dries, which I appreciate.
- Suave Moroccan Oil Infused conditioner: I have to thank Ben for introducing me to this one. He raved about this conditioner so much, I finally decided to try it for myself and let me tell you, my hair has never been softer. A++!
- Bumble and bumble Semisumo hair pomade: This is really good for adding shine and sleekness to my hair when it is dull and frizzy. I use this about as often as I use the grooming cream. Bumble and Bumble knows what’s up when it comes to wavy hair.
- Aussie Total Miracle dry shampoo: I don’t find many dry shampoos I like, but I also don’t find many hairsprays I like and I do use the one by Aussie. I use this sometimes during the week when I want to go a day without washing my hair. It makes my hair feel clean and refreshed until the next time I wash it- however, I have pretty dry hair so I can’t say how well it absorbs oil. Definitely recommend it, though- I like it more than versions by Batiste and Tresemme.
- Argan Oil of Morocco: There are several versions of this stuff on the market, but use it sparingly- I once had an incident in sixth grade where I used wayyyyy too much of this on my hair and the result was disastrous. Now, if you use a tiny drop and apply it to the ends of your hair, voila- it is super shiny and healthy.
- Redken Pillow Proof blow dry primer: I use this on my hair after I wash and dry my hair before I go to sleep. It helps prevent frizz and keep my hair looking fresh and sleek until I wake up. I’m pretty sure I got this from one of those little kiosks stuffed with small goodies waiting in line at Ulta. Well played, Ulta. Well played.
How I Keep my Hair Healthy:
- Eat healthy and exercise: I’m probably not the first one to tell you this, but I really think this helps. When I started working out more over the summer and eating more vitamin-rich superfoods, I swear my hair started growing faster.
- Avoid dyes: I used to dye my hair regularly, but even the best of colorists can’t deny that dye just isn’t the healthiest option for your hair. I ended up chopping my hair short the summer before last to give it a second life, and haven’t dyed my hair in about a year and a half. If you still want to dye your hair, by all means, do. It can be a fun way to change up your look. Just be prepared to take extra measures to take care of it.
- Avoid heat: I hardly ever use heat on my hair- I might straighten it twice a month, maybe less. I love the way my hair looks straightened and curled, but in all honesty I am too lazy to style it most mornings and I opt for heatless waves instead. I recommend keeping your heat styling to a minimum to give your hair a break every now and then.
- Use a wide-tooth comb: Instead of using a brush every time you comb out your hair, use a wide-tooth comb that is safe to use on wet hair. This will not break and pull at your hair as much, especially when it is wet and more fragile.
That’s all for today! Let me know your best-kept haircare secrets in the comments! 🙂 And, be sure to let me know what you think if you try any of these products! They are all linked.
Have a wonderful week!
Images: Canon Rebel T5.
FTC: This post is not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned and all opinions are my own.
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