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It’s the second edition of the GettingFitFab Repeat Offenders, last week I did Best Amazon Buys! And this week, we’re talking about Hair Products!
Before becoming a huge makeup addict, I was a hair product addict, still am. I have waist long, thick, wavy hair which I usually wear straight. Having the thick hair it can take quite a long time to blow dry, and even longer to air dry. Usually, I’ll let my hair air dry for 10-20 minutes before I start blow drying it, as long as I have time. I’ve learned over time that I need to protect my hair since I use 2 different heat tools. Since I don’t color my hair (and haven’t in 6 years) I don’t have to worry about protecting the color I usually go for something that will help my hair stay straight in between washes. I will admit I really push the limits to using dry shampoo in my hair, so I don’t have to wash it…. also because it DOES take a long time to do both (around 40 minutes).
Enough rambling… onto the products!
Perfect hair Day (PhD) Fresh Cut Split End Mender – Since I have layers and angles in my hair + straighten it most days I wanted something that would help my split ends. I used to something similar that was from Tresemme but I can’t find it in stores anymore and online it’s insanely expensive! Since I use only a quarter size every other day this lasts me around 2 months.
Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo – I’ve used countless amounts of dry shampoos, and this one is my FAVORITE. I love the smell, it doesn’t create build up, and it’s easily brushed into my hair. Having dark brown hair it doesn’t leave a white residue after brushing it out and gives a little volume! I legit have SIX bottles of this in my house, just because that’s how much I need it that I’ve bought so many.
Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner – I love using this on the days I don’t wash my hair, it makes my hair extra soft and adds some shine! Even on the weekends if I’m not doing anything and my hair is looking rachet I’ll spray this and my hair will look pretty again!
Scunci Effortless Beauty Thick Hair No-damage Black Elastics – Alright… have you ever seen the meme that is a picture of a pile of black hair ties (or elastics) and says something along the lines of “no matter how many you purchase you always end up with 1”. It’s 100% true because even though this is a pack of 3, I feel like I still find half when cleaning out my purse or travel bags. I even keep one of these in my purse just because when that moment arises that I need to put my hair up, I have black ties to put my hair up. The regular ties always break so I need the thick hair ones.
PAUL MITCHELL Super Skinny Daily Shampoo & Daily Treatment– My go-to shampoo and conditioner, it helps my hair stay straight between washes and helps moisturize it. My hair doesn’t feel coarse or dry when I pair this with my hair straightening products.
Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème– Best invention ever…. this cuts my blow drying time by at least 15 minutes. My hair is waist length and THICK. I usually take around 30 minutes to blow dry my hair so it’s completely dry to use a straightener on without frying my hair. I used to use something similar from Eva NYC but they discontinued it so I had to find a new one around June 2017. This is perfect and does the same thing, hair feels great, not sticky and healthy! Also, heat protectant is always a great plus.
Iron Shape 11– This was a 2017 find and LOVE. This doesn’t leave my hair feeling sticky and it gives it a nice healthy shine! I honestly love using this whenever I use my straightener… since I didn’t own a curling iron LOL.
Smoothing Super Skinny Serum– This is my HOLY GRAIL for my hair. I don’t care what I put in my hair as long THIS goes on. This helps my hair stay smooth, straight and the serum is perfect to help any knots I may have too. It doesn’t create any build up, and I only use a quarter size for my hair from the ears down. I don’t apply this near my crown/roots because I feel like it looks super oily. This also may be that I constantly run my fingers through my hair which makes my hair oily. But regardless, it’s amazing and I love this.
Living Proof Blowout– I pair this with the concentrate, I use the concentrate first than once my hair is just damp, I’ll spray this on my hair for more heat protection. I also use this when I am re-straightening my hair on the days I don’t wash my hair but it needs to be straight.
Living Proof Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate– I swear this lasted like 4 months! I use TWO pumps, and only put it on the lower half of my hair and it works perfectly with the other products I use. It doesn’t make my hair oily or heavy, and I love that has a heat protectant. Since I do blow dry my hair I want to use products that have the heat protectant so I know it will protect my hair while I use a blow dryer.
Milk Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream– I’ve been using this just as long as the Skinny Serum, at least 10 years. This is great for everyday use, especially when I’ve worn my hair curly the day before. It makes my hair super easy to brush out, and it smells so good! I also have about 3 bottles in my house, cause I don’t want to ever run out.
The next 3 are all travel size of my favorite products. The Serum is the only one that is the same as my full size, the other 2 are the favorite travel ones that I have no problem using.
Travel Size Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray– This is a close second to the Heat Set Blowout that I have on the main list ^. Even though I don’t usually blow dry my hair on vacations, but on the occasion that I do… this helps a TON. If I run out, I fill it with the blow out that I have at home.
Travel Size Smooth Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Anti-Frizz & Shine – this is a great hairspray for what I need it to do and be. The Smooth part is great to keep my hair as straight as possible while dealing with the humidity.
Travel Size Smoothing Super Skinny Serum Like I said above, this is HOLY GRAIL, I’ve been using this for YEARS, like since LiveJournal was a big deal.
What are your holy grail products that you just LOVE? Anything you just love for straight hair? Let me know!
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