In today’s blogpost I want to talk about hair products! I feel like I’ve accumulated a nice range of haircare/styling products that I really like. So, I’m sharing them with y’all!
A small hair history:
My hair has been straight all my life! With straight, I mean straight! Curling my hair will not last a whole evening… During my teen years I was growing my hair out, not coloring it or anything. My hair was very long, but Summer 2013 I was finally (after a half year of doubting) ready to cut my hair short! I wanted the trendy ombre long bob! I colored the ombre myself and really liked the result. 3 months later I had to cut it shorter again, but it was a little bit too short for my liking. Since then I haven’t really cut more than the points. Half a year after I did the ombre, it started to look a little orange and I was tired of it. So, I decided to color all my hair a darker brown color. It was a big change for me and I was kinda happy with it. The ‘kinda’ because it had a red shine to it and during the summer my hair started to lighten up and get the orange glow again. So December 2014 I colored my hair darker again. Now, almost 4 months after, my hair is lighter, a little orange glow (not too visible though) and long! I wanted to let it grow for Summer, but I actually think I might cut it shorter again this weekend!!! (Let me know what you think abou that!)
Wow, that was anything but a small hair history! Now onto my fave products! First up is definitely dry shampoo! Ever since I’ve discovered it, I’ve been using it a lot to postpone the shower. I also like it to give my hair some texture. I recently picked up this Garnier Ultra Doux purifying dry shampoo with citrus-extract. It works great! I really like the smell of it and the white residue is easy to comb out of my hair. Another dry shampoo brand I like is Batiste!
After I come out of the shower and my hair is toweldry I’ve been applying this Syoss Beauty Elixir Absolute Oil. As the name suggests, it is a thick oil that repairs and nutritions the hair. I also find it helps with detangling my hair. I apply 2 pumps to the palms of my hands and then massage it into the lower half of my hair. Anything that is still left on my hands afterwards, I spread through the top half of my head.
After using the hair oil I like to brush through it with my Tangle Teezer. This really is an amazing brush for wet hair. It does an amazing job at teezing the tangles ;). I would like to give something else a try though. I am on the hunt for the Wet Brush, because I’ve heard great things about it. Most of the time, I let my hair air-dry. This is the fun part about straight hair, it always falls straight even when it is not dried that way. Whenever I do blowdry, when there is no time to wait, I spray this heatcare protector by Hair Wonder. It helps prevent heat damage and is enriched with 8 certified organic ingredients that help repair the hair. And it is paraben free! I don’t see major differences in my hair using it, but I think it is great to use a product like this when using heated hair tools.
Finally, I have these 2 sprays that are supposed to add extra texture to my straight/flat hair. Everyone probably knows the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray by now… I purchased this travel size bottle a while back and really like it. It claims to give the hair a beachy, windswept style. The second bottle I bought after recommended by my hairdresser. It is the Kérastase K Spray à Porter. A couple of spritz in the hair give a more tousled effect to the it. None of these two products work like magic, but they do add a little something something to my hair. Warning: do not use too much of these products or your hair will just feel dirty! A little bit goes a long way!
So, that was a lot of talking! Now I would love to hear from you what products you like to use in you hair! Let me know!