Shampoo: I use almost anything on my hair (trying to get sulfate free when possible) I know, I know maybe I should be more conscious of what I put in my hair, but I have been using drugstore shampoo for years and my hair has remained perfectly healthy, so maybe my hair just likes it better ;) I do, however, justify this by using a clarifying shampoo once a week like that of Neutrogena's Anti-Residue Shampoo. It is comparable to my Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo but only 1/4 of the cost! This deep cleans out all of the product I have used on my hair throughout the week! Using it once a week is just enough to have fresh hair every week.
Conditioner: I have been using the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner and I absolutely love it!
*I only wash my hair an average of 3-4 times a week. This assures I get less damage because think about it, your hair really needs some of its naturally produced oils and washing everyday just strips your hair bare!
Dry Shampoo: I use Salon Grafix Dry Shampoo on some of my off days if I feel necessary, although "training" my hair to only be washed a few times a week as opposed to everyday, I feel like it doesn't get anywhere near as oily as you would expect it to so I rarely need this! :)
I have 5 staple hair styles (all of them are with hair down coincidentally!) 4 of them are variations of curling my hair and the other is sleek and straight. Here is how I achieve those looks!
1. Hot Rollers:
|Conair Xtreme Instant Heat Multi Size Rollers|
Using these hot rollers helps me achieve this subtle wavy look. Set it with some flexible hold hairspray (L'Oreal's Elnett) and you're set for a cute style in less than 20 mins!
2. Curing Iron:
|Hot Tools 1.5 in curling iron|
I have had this curling iron since High School and I have never had any problems with it! It still gets to maximum heat and everything! With this curling Iron you can achieve curls like the photo above, big spiral curls. I usually spray these babies with my Tres Deux Hair Spray or my Big Sexy Hair for an extreme (but rather flexible) hold!
3. Curling Wand:
|Conair Infiniti Curling Wand|
4. Triple Barrel Waver:
|Revlon Jumbo Triple Barrel Waver|
5. Blow Dryer
|ConairPro Silverbird Blow Dryer|
Protecting My Hair From Heat:
|Its a 10 Miracle Leave in Product|
This product is AMAZING! I use it each and every time before I use any of the listed above heating tools. It not only protects from heat damage, but conditions and prevents breakage amongst 8 other things that are all listed on the back of the bottle lol Oh, and did I mention after using this, your hair will smell GLORIOUS all day long! :)
When I run out of this I revert back to my backup up which is also another fabulous product and much less expensive, my Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray.
Whoa, that was a long post! I don't typically fret over my hair during the week, the simpler for work the better, but during the weekend I like to compensate for all that "dullness" I had during the week and like to spice things up a little which is when I will reach for a curling tool etc.
What are your favorite hair styling tools?
Off to work,