Hi guys!! I’ve done a couple posts on beauty (you can see a stream of allllll of them under the beauty tab), that have all been more makeup-based. Today, I’m going to take you through my current favorite haircare products, ranging from my favorite hot tools to my favorite shampoo!! I’ve found that my haircare products tend to stay pretty consistent, partially because I buy shampoo in bulk, and my other products are tried and true.
For those of you who may not know, I actually have naturally wavy-curly hair. But, when it air dries it goes insane, and I’m more of a morning shower person nowadays so I find myself blow drying it out and running a straightener through it. To blow dry and style my hair it only takes around 20-25 minutes, but I’ve found that taking the extra time to style it helps my hair last a few extra days, and become a whole lot more manageable!!!
I do get balayage coloring every once and a while, but once you get that form of coloring once it grows out really well and doesn’t need to be kept up with as much as regular highlights. Ever since I’ve been at school, I’ve been getting more inches off rather than just a trim since it’s so dang hot here in Auburn!!! The long hair look just isn’t doable here. I mean people do it, but I just sweat to death!!! Hahah, but really, I’ve been into the shorter hair look.
Okay enough with all this chatting, let’s get started.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m a little picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. I have to like the smell of them both, and the conditioner MUST have detangling capabilities. Especially when my hair is wavy, tangles can get so gnarly!!!
But this pair of purple Pureology shampoo and conditioner is one of my favorites I come back to time and time again. My mom originally found this and I started using it after seeing how soft it made her hair!!! They smell divine, and are really good at detangling. I get them in the biggest bottles they sell, because I think that’s the best value. They also are the cheapest on Amazon. I had big bottles like these for the entire first semester (August – December) and didn’t run out until last week. They’re a little pricy, but they’re worth it and will last you FOREVER!!!
I used to always either use no heat protectant, or some version of a spray. I found this cream heat protectant a couple months back per recommendation of my hairdresser. It’s the cream / gel-like heat protectant from Bumble and Bumble, and it’s made specifically for curly or wavy hair!!! I used to never blow dry my hair since it would blow up like a lion, but since using this it’s made it significantly more manageable. Since it’s in cream form, it makes it easy to make sure you get every piece protected.
I’ve also always experimented with different hairspray products to get rid of frizz after I style my hair, but after my hairdresser used this awesome oil from Bumble and Bumble, I’m never going back!! I would usually think that an oil would make my hair more oily (naturally, right?!) but instead it gives my hair a really good shine, reduces frizz and helps keep my hair straighter for longer. It’s a little pricy, but I actually found mine at TJ Maxx for a lot cheaper, and they also sell a mini size at Ulta near the checkout if you want to try it out!!
I do usually blow dry my hair and run the straightener to it ever since I cut it shorter. I find it lasts a few more days and is a lot more manageable (and cute!!) when its straight. I’m really not picky about a hair dryer, and mine is a Remington one my mom got me on Amazon!!But as far as straighteners go, I’m definitely picky. My hair is so wavy naturally that I’ve learned that the better quality straightener, the better quality hair day!! This Paul Mitchell one is my favorite. And it’s on SALE!! It’s in a limited edition breast cancer color scheme and theme, but it works the same as the other versions! This one heats up quickly to 410 degrees and cools down pretty quick when its time to clean up. I’m a huge fan!
I’m not even being dramatic when I say that this Wet brush has changed. my. life. I don’t know what I did without this thing!! I now own four and I’m always finding them in bags, in my car and all over my dorm and house back at home!! Somehow, this brush seamlessly goes through my hair after I get out of the shower, and also whenever I need to tame the mane when it’s dry. If you haven’t tried this, you’re seriously missing out!
I’ve used a bunch of different hair ties in the past, but these phone coil ones and the metallic looking ones with the charm are my favorites!! I got these at TJ Maxx, but they both don’t leave creases in my hair but still keep it up tight enough to work out in!! I highly recommend. You can find them at TJ’s, Marshalls or Nordstrom Rack to get the best deal. I think they’re overpriced on Amazon!!
I’m so glad I got around to posting this hair care post!! I’ve had a bad hair cut experience in the past (if you know, you know!) and I’ve taken my haircare seriously since then to make sure it stays healthy, even though I get it colored every once and a while!
Please leave me a comment down below telling me what YOUR must have hair products are!!