2018 Favorites: Best Haircare Buys
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Over the past 2 years or so I’ve trained my hair to go longer between washes. I’m not at the point where I can wash my hair twice a week and it actually (usually) looks nice even between washes. My secret? Dry shampoo. More specially, using dry shampoo at night! When I first started trying to go longer between washes my hair looked greasy and I used dry shampoo almost daily. Now, I usually just need it once or twice a week the day before I wash it again. I just spray my roots with dry shampoo (the Drybar one is my favorite), rub it through, throw my hair up into a bun, secure with a clip and go to bed. While I sleep, the product absorbs the oils in my hair, and voila! In the morning I just brush it out and I’m good-to-go.
Sultra The Bombshell Rod Curling Iron, 1-inch
I was born with naturally straight hair, which is fine but I much prefer the soft, beach-y wave look. And after using hot rollers and then a curling iron for years, I finally discovered curling rods and haven’t looked back since. Once you get the hang of using this, you can easily curl your entire head in 5 minutes. Plus, because this thing gets so damn hot (the styling glove is included for a reason!!) you can get get a curl in about 10 seconds. Seriously. This curling rod is the best tool you can have for your hair.
Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap
Continuing on with the I-don’t-like-to-wash-my-hair thing, a shower cap comes in handy. I said I don’t wash my hair. That doesn’t mean I skip showers! On the 5 days a week when I pass on washing my hair, I throw on this cute shower cap so my hair doesn’t get wet in the shower. Yes, it’s a tad Grandma-ish, but Grandma’s are cute and apparently they know what’s up so I’m fine with that. Plus it gets the job done so what else do you want?
Living Proof Full Shampoo & Living Proof Full Conditioner
It’s hard to find a good shampoo and conditioner. I have long hair and a pretty good amount of it, but my hair is still fine and is easily weighed down by products. I’ve tried countless other shampoos and conditioners; some I’ve hated and some I’ve liked for a while, but then grew tired of. Not these. I’ve used these and continued to repurchase them for years and years, and they work just as well every time I use them. They’re free of Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates and Silicone and actually leave my hair feeling clean and naturally full. I use the shampoo twice a week and then switch off between the conditioner and a hair mask.
Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi Honey Infused Hair Oil and Honey Infused Hair Mask
If you don’t already follow Negin on Instagram, you should. And if you do, you probably already know why I’m using her hair products. The girl has insanely gorgeous locks. Like, there are no words. To say I have hair envy is an understatement. Sadly these products have transformed my hair to look like hers (a girl can wish though, right?), but they have kept my hair healthy and soft so I can’t complain too much. The hair oil is a great heat protectant and a nice styling product to add shine and nourish dry, damaged hair. I usually wash my hair, blow dry it and then put a small drop or two of this in my hands, rub them together and then rub into my ends. I also use a little if my hair is every static-y or should needs a little nourishment The hair mask is just a really amazing deep conditioner that I use once a week (sometimes more if I feel like it). Both of these products are formulated without Parabens, silicones and sulfates and they smell ah-mazing!
T3 Hair Dryer
A good hair dryer makes a huge difference. I can’t emphasize that enough. Growing up I dried my hair with some crappy dyer I got at Rite-Aid and it left my hair frizzy and dull. Ugh! I know $200 seems kind of crazy for a hair dyer, but it’s so worth it. Not only does this dry my hair so much faster, but it truly does reduce frizz and increase body and shine - don’t ask me how, it’s just science.
Hair scrunchies are making a comeback right now with the whole 90s trend and I couldn’t be happier because I started using these in 1995 and I never stopped. Scrunchies are the best. I actually think they are super cute, but aside from that they are much better for your hair than rubber hair ties which rip and damage your locks. Do yourself a favor: toss those things and make the switch. These are great for any time you pull your hair up and especially great if you sleep with your hair up (which you should!).
Peach Wood Comb
It’s kind of a mystery but there is something really awesome about this comb. The woman I bought it from claims it “stimulate your acupressure points, massages your capillaries and speeds up circulation around the scalp.” I really can’t say whether that’s true or not, but I do love it. A lot. It works well on wet and dry hair and seems gentler than others I’ve used. I’m kind of obsessed and I’m not even sure why. It’s just a really nice, quality comb and works much better than any plastic/rubber brush or comb I’ve tried in the past.