Happy Fashion Friday!
Today’s Topic: My Favorite Hair Products
I figured that since I shared some of my favorite hair tools with you a couple of weeks ago, today would be a good day to share some of my favorite hair products. I often get asked what I use in my hair and honestly, I have a pretty straightforward routine:
Shampoo, Condition, Protect, Blow Dry, Style (occasionally), and Hairspray (sometimes)
Depending on how much time I feel like devoting to my hair on a certain day will dictate how many of my products that I use. I actually have quite a variety of products in my arsenal, thanks to my mom being a hairdresser and letting me try out new stuff every now and then. Some of the stuff is great, but I have no idea how to use it right, so let me give ya the rundown on the goods that I use on more of a regular basis.
*Redken Extreme Anti-Snap
I started using the Extreme Anti-Snap probably a little over a year ago and it’s just great. It provides heat protection, reduces friction from brushing and helps prevent breakage and split ends. To Use: Apply a small amount to ends of damp hair, comb through, and blow dry/style as usual.
*Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray
Okay, so my hair is as limp as it comes. It does not have one single ounce of natural curl or wave to it, and as soon as the humidity and dampness arrives, it gets just plain old limp and lifeless. That being said, I need a hairspray that is super strong, but without all the stickiness, and this Forceful 23 has long been one of my favorites. Another favorite of mine, if the Redken 23 isn’t available is the Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray.
*Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Daily Boost
This Extra-Body Daily Boost root lifter is one of those products that I really only use on days where I feel like attempting to give my hair a little extra “oomph.” It gives fine hair, such as my own, some extra body at the roots, which is something I will always be envious of with anyone it comes naturally to. One thing I have found with this product, however, is that if I use it too many days in a row (3+) I’ll start to get product buildup and it actually ends up doing the opposite, making my roots sticky and gross. To Use: Spray at roots of damp hair and rub in using fingers. Blow dry and style as usual.
*Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Spray
This heat protection spray comes from their line of products for fine hair, which is usually what I’m looking for. It helps protect hair against heat styling damage while leaving hair soft and healthy looking. If I’m not planning on using my straightener or curling iron, I usually don’t end up using this (even though I probably should, with all the blow drying I do). To Use: Shake well before using, and apply liberally section by section to hair that is going to be flat-ironed or curled.
As far as shampoo and conditioner go, I’m really not super loyal to any particular product. I’ve been known to use everything from high-quality Redken products to the $1.97 bottle of Suave that I can grab at Wal-Mart. Yes, I do notice somewhat of a difference when I use the high-end products, but lately, it just hasn’t been worth the splurge.
Now, let’s hear some of your favorites!
Question for the Afternoon:
What hair products are you currently using/loving?