Awhile back, someone left a kind comment about my hair and suggested I do a post about regimen. My hair has long been my best friend and my worst enemy - I love the color and how healthy it is but it's also it's thick and unruly and very high maintenance. It's been almost 27 years, but I think I've finally figured it out. I love to talk beauty, so I thought I'd share my favorite products with you.
I love traditional headbands, but it's nearly impossible for me to find one that fits comfortably. I improvise!
I don't use Ojon Full Detox Shampoo every time I wash, but my hair always feels incredible after I do. This is especially great for ridding buildup. (I use a LOT of hair spray. I did live in Texas, after all.) I follow this with Ojon Dry Recovery Hydrating Conditioner.
My mom has been going to the Fekkai salon in New York City as far back as I remember (even before we moved here), and in turn I've been using Fekkai products just as long. I've tried much of the line but the Essential Shea Conditioner is definitely my favorite. It's a super quencher to my rather dry tresses. I use it with the Essential Shea Shampoo.
I used to only wear my hair straight. Though that's no longer the case, I still need a great flat iron. Though expensive, the ghd Gold Professional 1" Styler has been my favorite of all the different brands I've tried. The box claims that it can also create curls and waves, but I honestly have no idea how to do that. It gets my hair pin straight and that's all I need.
I love that what I used to pay stylists at the Bumble & bumble Hair Bar at Bloomingdales 37 bucks to do, I can now do (for free!) at home. I have always had serious trouble with with traditional clip curling irons but I absolutely live for curling iron curls, so Sultra The Bombshell 1" was the ultimate solution and an awesome investment. Admittedly, it took me a while to get the hang of it and I still have a burn mark on my left wrist from a flub in February (WEAR LONG SLEEVES!!!), but I've gotten a whole lot better at this. I still work slowly to ensure perfection, but even so it takes a whole lot less time now that I'm used to it. Bonus: it's a great workout for your arms!
I saved the best for last, because none of the above would even matter if not for Bumble and bumble Does It All Spray. I use this every time I do my hair. When I straighten my hair, I separate it into very small sections and I spray this on right before using the flat iron. The difference it makes is huge. When I curl my hair, I also work in very small sections and spray this on right after each curl. It keeps everything in place without weighing down or hardening my hair. I used to use a Victoria's Secret hairspray but after trying it with this, I've made the permanent switch. Honestly, a bottle of this is more than twice the price of the VS but it's well worth the cost. I go to the Bumble & bumble salon here in New York and was taught about this by a stylist several years back. It's often hard to find but now that Sephora recently started carrying the line it should be much easier to locate now! If you take away anything from this blog post, trust me on this - Does It All is a game changer. Plain and simple.
Now, maybe you can help me... I'm always looking for a great heat protectant and/or hair cream to soften, defrizz, etc. Any suggestions?