Continuing with yesterday’s theme, I wanted to talk all about my staple hair products. The beauty world is flooded with consumer driven items and is constantly releasing the latest hot commodity. Between brilliant packaging and strategic buzzwords it’s hard to decipher what really works and what to leave behind at the register. I mean, you can literally buy perfume designed for your hair. It’s a crazy time to be alive.
With all that said, these products listed below have stood the test of time. They have traveled with me to other countries, they have been shoved in my purse when I’m running late, they treated me well on the day I said “I do.” If these products were applying for a job at my work, I would be the first to vouch for them. I think you get the point.
Without further ado, this is my personal list of hair care products that I will always repurchase, for better or for worse.
Moroccan Oil Hairspray This trusty blue bottle has been saving my life for nearly five years now. It smells incredible. Every time I spritz this I feel as if I have just walked out of the salon with a professional blowout. It’s a great “in between” hairspray that will give you some hold, but mainly focuses on flexibility. I sometimes use this on my flat hair before curling to give it texture. This is not your average Elmer’s glue-like hairspray.
- Fekkai Dry Shampoo One of my favorite impulse buys is easily this Fekkai dry shampoo. It was sitting pretty on a shelf at Target and I instinctually threw it in my cart without so much as reading the description on the back. I use this daily. Whether my hair is dirty or not, I always “jooge” this into my roots before styling to give it some life.
- Biolage Shampoo & Conditioner I have tested countless shampoos and conditioners in the past, yet always find myself running back to Biolage. I’ve experimented with almost all of Biolage’s different hair type shampoos but have found that the “color last” formula reacts best with my dyed hair. Put me down as a forever fan.
- DryBar Detox This is actually meant to be used as a dry shampoo but I find it’s value as a texturizing spray. It not only does it’s original purpose incredibly well, but it doubles as a non-tacky texturizer. It does have about a 15% hold to it so I like to sometimes spritz it on my hair after curling to give it shape.
- Kenra Hairspray I like to use this spray for teasing and really locking in a hairstyle. It is unmistakably stronger than the Moroccan Oil Hairspray listed above but is wonderful for those pesky strays and hard to maintain styles. This hairspray definitely gets more drawer time than the others but exceeds at it’s job whenever needed.
I’m still working on finding my hair mask soulmate. I’ve tried several and they mostly seem to leave the ends of my hair in a coated thick oily mess. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!