One question from my Quarantine 21 Questions was “which hair products do I recommend?” Since this is an entire topic on its own, I thought I would dedicate a full post to it.
My hair has been every length and just about every color. 5 years ago I stopped coloring it all together and it was my natural dark brown for about 4 years. 2 years ago I chopped it SHORT and kept it just below chin length for about a year (I loved it by the way). Late last year as my bob began to grow out, I decided I was ready for some color and finally went for some balayage. I love that it gives my hair some beachy dimension and is so versatile. I haven’t touched the color since (it’s been about 6 months) and it still looks great because of the technique used! If you’re in Miami definitely check out my girl Lily at IGK Salons in the Design District.
Right now I’m working with medium length hair which I either wear blown-out or wavy. My natural hair is pretty pin straight so if I want waves I have to work for them.
So as promised here are my favorite hair products and everything I use to style my hair!
- In the Shower. I wash my hair with a couple of different shampoos. Most days I use Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair shampoo. I love that it comes in a pump and it makes my hair smell and feel great. Occasionally I will use their scalp repair because it feels so nice and stimulating on the scalp and I LOVE the way it smells- like tea tree oil. . Once I week I use a purple shampoo to brighten my blonde and prevent brassiness. For conditioner I use the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair conditioner.
2. Styling Products. If I plan to blow dry, or know that I will be using any sort of heat I use this Kerastase heat protectant on towel-dried hair. I’ve tried a few and find that many times they weigh my hair down, but this one does not. To revive 2nd, 3rd, 4th day hair, I like to use dry shampoo to absorb oil and also add texture. I like the Briogeo powdered or the Oribe aerosol dry shampoo. I believe good hair products are worth the price, but Kristen Ess Dry Shampoo from target is a good dupe! I also LOVE Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray if I don’t necessarily need a dry shampoo but would like some texture. If my hair is looking frizzy or damaged after styling I use this Briogeo hair oil!
3. Tools. I use this Revlon blow dryer that I’ve honestly had for years, it’s nothing special but it gets the job done! For waving and curling I either use straightener (must be thin like the one below) or the T3 Micro curling wands. I love this device because the heads are detachable so if you cut or grow out your hair, or just want a different style you can just buy a new attachment instead of a whole new device.
Supplements. It’s no surprise I love my hair supplement. Nutrafol is used and trusted in our clinic and by many other Dermatologists. We often recommend it as part of a comprehensive routine for our hair loss patients. So when I started to notice my own hair thinning, I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. After only a couple of months I am so happy with the results. You can purchase here and receive $10 off when you subscribe. Consistency is key so commit to 3 months of taking the supplement if you’re going to try it! I love their multi-targeted approach and the anti-inflammatory ingredients are beneficial to not only your hair but your overall wellbeing. This pretty much doubles as my multivitamin.
5. While sleeping. To protect my hair and my waves while sleeping, I wear my hear in a twisted but loose bun on top of my head with these scrunchies. These are the only hair bands I use because they prevent breakage. I also recommend wearing hair up in a loose bun at night to prevent it from rubbing on your face. Many leave-in hair products can cause acne so avoiding contact is always a good idea if you’re acne prone. This is also why I recommend cleansing as your last step in the shower after you’ve rinsed out your conditioner.
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