Bad hair days unfortunately strike almost every woman at least once in a while; and if you are at all like me, it is hard to feel good about how you look when something just isn’t right with your hair. Before I joined the 9-5 working world, I was a hairdresser for approximately five years. There are infinite options when it comes to hair care products, and as a self-professed beauty addict with five years spent behind the chair, I have certainly tested out what seems like the majority of them. When it comes to my preferred hair products, I have included a select few of my must-haves below.
- Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner $50 . . . I’ve always loved the calming scent of lavender, and Paul Mitchell’s shampoo and conditioner combine the lovely fragrance with a truly moisturizing shampoo and lightweight—but surprisingly detangling—conditioner.
- Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray $12-$30 . . . In addition to smoothing, detangling and protecting your hair, this product delivers its promise to “Dramatically decrease blow-dry time.”
- Alterna Caviar Full-Body Volume Creme $24 . . . I often wear my hair in loose waves and this product is excellent to add long-lasting volume without the greasy appearance or sticky texture that often accompanies products claiming to thicken the appearance of your hair.
- Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream $9-$34 . . . This is my go-to for smooth and straight styles. It has a wonderful scent and makes it much easier to achieve a smooth blow-out.
- Kenra Platinum Sheer Holding Spray – Ultra Lightweight Hold $20 . . . I am definitely a hairspray girl, and this is my favorite choice for a workable hairspray. I love to use this hairspray on loose beachy waves, or to simply tame my bangs.
- TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo $10-$25 . . . Dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions ever. I wash my hair every other day, and after test driving a few other brands, TIGI’s dry shampoo is my favorite for eliminating oil and renergizing volume—without the tacky feeling that seems to accompany many other dry shampoos.