Everyone has a weird attachment to their hair.
You have it, I have it.
While we may all have it to varying degrees (think emotionally distressed female characters chopping off their luscious locks... or Britney circa 2007), hair—the very length, cut, and color of it—is more or less tied to our image and identity.
That being said, what we do to our hair is important.
Fortunately for you, I went ahead and ventured forth as a guinea pig and test rat of sorts. Back from my research and armed with a plethora of knowledge and information, I'm here to share the best of the best!
Shampoo & Conditioner
For damaged or stressed hair: Turn to Schwarzkopf BC Hairtherapy's Repair Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner! The Repair Rescue line uses Biomimetic Repair Technology to copy nature's protein-lipid barrier. Your hair will grow stronger all while staying moisturized. Best of all, you can both the shampoo and conditioner at your local Ulta!
For more volume: Rahua's Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner are made with 100% organic ingredients that create bouncy volume in your hair without drying the strands out. If you're into herbal and natural scents, you'll love this duo!
For cancelling out brassy tones: Get rid of the "orange" in your hair with dpHUE's Cool Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. After coloring my hair, I noticed that the bleached strands started to fade into a brassy tone within days. The violet in these products helped to cancel out yellowness!
Dry Shampoo & Hairspray
To secure and hold your gorgeous hairstyle, Drybar's The Warden Hairspray is perfect for the night out, as it has a long-lasting power and helps to maintain the hair's natural shine. For more of a matte finish, go for Kenra Professional's Platinum HiDef Hairspray 16. Both are flake-free!
Leave-In & Hair Mask
I don't normally style my hair, but when I do, I like to include a bit of leave-in for volume and extra silkiness. My faves are It's A 10's Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin and Vine de la Vie's Vin D'or Leave-In Styling Elixir!
Just like my face, my hair occasionally needs a mask as well! Hair masks are infused with vitamins, and great for all hair types, especially for those with damaged hair. I like Amika's Nourishing Mask and Vine de la Vie's oR Noir Mask!
Treatment & Heat Protectant
Make your hair ends meet by quenching their thirsts with a conditioning treatment. Wen Sixthirteen's Ultra Nourishing Treatment Oil and Kenra Professional's Revive Treatment target damaged hair strands and offer a boost of hydration!
Ladies and gents, this is v important! Before using heat tools, always remember to use protection... for your hair! This prevents breakage and dryness. Drybar's Hot Toddy and Briogeo's Rosarco Oil are amazing at protecting hair from heat!
Some of my go-to hair tools:
- Sultra The Bombshell 1-Inch Curling Rod
- Cricket Technique Round #350 Silk Brush
- Wet Brush Detangle Shower Hair Brush
- T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer
- T3 SinglePass Luxe Flat Iron
Hopefully this helps you with your hair needs! Tell me what your all-time favorite hair product is in the comments below!