Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My top 5 must have hair products

Having healthy hair is very important, it makes you look good as well as feel good about yourself. Your hair ties together your whole outfit, I mean why bother dressing up and doing your makeup if you have dry, dull bedhead?
My suggestions:

Must have #1:
Shampoo. Buy a shampoo that is geared toward your needs. If you color your hair in any way, shampoos that are geared towards color treated hair will prevent your hair from fading and your hair color will last longer.
Clarifying shampoo. I suggest also buying a clarifying shampoo if you use a lot of products in your hair. After awhile, products such as jells, hair sprays, wax, etc can build up in your hair. Using a clarifying shampoo once a week or twice a month will strip your hair of all that funky gunk, leaving it shiny, lighter and healthier. But it is not suggested for every day use as it can strip your hair of nutrients and good-for-you oils.

Must have #2:
Conditioner. Just like shampoo, buy a conditioner that is geared towards your needs. If you have dry hair, use a moisture-rich conditioner. They also make conditioner that is geared towards color treated hair that is great when paired with the color treated shampoo.
Leave in Conditioner. I use a leave in conditioner every day of the week. I use Aussie shine spray that you can purchase at any convenience store such as Target or Walgreens. In the winter especially, the air strips your hair and body of its moisture as the atmosphere is very dry and craves moisture. Just like our hair. To prevent static, stiff and dry hair, and also tangles, I suggest a leave in conditioner. Just spritz on pre-brushed hair and scrunch it in and you are done!

Must have #3:
A heat protectant. Heat protectant is very important in maintaining healthy hair. They come in sprays or gels and are very easy to use. I use Tresseme heat tamer spray that you can purchase at Target or Walgreens, etc. With this spray you can apply it to wet or dry hair, so you can use it before blowdrying, straightening or using curlers. This is a must must must in my opinion. Using straight heat on your hair can cause it to snap and split, but with a heat protectant it forms a protective layer around the hair follicle.

Must have #4:
A good blow dryer. A blowdryer with a hot, medium as well as cold setting is best. For women with curly hair I suggest buying a diffuser to use with your blowdryer to help get those beautiful curls. For those with straight hair, an attachment that aims the air is a great tool. You don't have to shell out more than $25 for a blowdryer either. I bought my pink one at Target :) Did you know that cold air actually sets style better than hot air? If you use curlers or a round brush to style your hair, blast your hair will cold air. It will hold the style better, longer and without damaging your hair like hot air can. Always use a heat tamer!

Must have #5:
A good straightener. A straightener can do more than just straighten, it can also flip your hair out, flip your hair under, and give you gorgeous curls! A straighter should have rounded edges if you want to use it to curl with. Spending a little money is well worth it. You don't want a straightener that catches and pulls your hair or that leaves those awful kinks. I personally have a straightener from Tool Science but I also know that Chii makes great ones and Zoe makes cool different colored and different designed ones at Ulta.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I just want to stop in and wish everyone a Happy Holidays! I hope that everyone got to spend some time with loved ones and I hope those of us who are off of school for a bit are resting up! If you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas, just remember that there are those less fortunate than us out there who didn't get anything. I think Christmas is a good time to give back to those in need, maybe volunteer at the local food bank or soup kitchen. Anyway, I just want to mention a few of the gifts I received for Christmas, not to brag, but to see if anyone wants me to do any reviews on the products.

Here are some of the things I recieved:
1. The Anastasia Brow Kit
2. Festive Fuchsia nail polish by OPI
3. L'Occtaine shower oil
4. Wii Fit

I will def. be doing a review next on the Anastasia brow kit. I love it!