Monday, February 11, 2013

Hair & Beauty | My Favorite Hair Products

"That's why her hair is so big... it's full of secrets."
NOT ANYMORE! Here's all my secrets... and if my hair falls flat I'm blaming you guys.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo, $5.99
I don't spend money on shampoo - only on conditioner. I have crazy overprocessed hair, so really it's a miracle I'm not washing it in body lotion at this point. This stuff is close, without being greasy. Or you know, smelling like lotion. I also really like the L'Oreal Evercreme sulfate free shampoo which is $6.99. Big spenda!

MOROCCANOIL Intense Hydrating Mask, $54.40
I know fifty bucks for conditioner seems INSANE, but you can usually get it on Amazon for like $30 and I picked mine up at Beauty Brands for around that much. Honestly though, I'd pay whatever they told me to. I'd sell my firstborn child or my liver or maybe even my Portney pumps (but let's be real I probably wouldn't go that far). This stuff is non-negotiable. I use it every single time I shower.

But if you reeeealllly can't swing thirty dolla dolla bills on conditioner right now, the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask is almost as good. Almost.

Nexxus Humectress Luxe Leave-in Spray, $12.49
I don't always use leave-in spray, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis Nexxus.
I mostly use it on days when I blowdry my hair but I don't have anywhere to be and don't want to straighten it, or when I know I'm going to be using a lot of heat I spray it on every night before bed. It tames my puffy ends and makes them feel awesome. Whether it does any lasting good, I have no idea.

Neuma Argan Oil, $19
(Order at your own risk here, I had a hard time finding it online and I have no idea if this site is reputable)
The lady who used to do my hair insisted that I get this stuff. I pay $22 for 2.5 ounces at my salon, and I'm not joking you, it lasts for more than 6 months. Like way more, easy. (Skip to 1:30, thank me later) I didn't time it or anything but at some point you reach for the bottle expecting it to be empty and you're all, wait, you're still here? You only need a pump or two. I put it on super wet hair and let it air dry for awhile before I blowdry.

Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer spray, $4.75
This is another one that I use every day. I go back and forth on using the argan oil, but if hot tools are coming anywhere near me, I preemptively cover my neck in bandaids and spray this stuff all over my hair.

Tresemme Tres Two hairspray, $5.49
Forgot to picture this, but I love me some hairspray. That scene in Rock of Ages where Julianne Hough is spraying her faux hawk? (Here at 1:22) That's me before class every morning. I'm a walking 80s hair band. I love this spray, but I also love L'Oreal Elnett - I just like the price on the Tresemme a little better ($5.49 vs. $14.99).

Some of you have asked how I do my bangs and how I curl my hair generally, which I find hilarious because it's basically a tutorial on how to give oneself multiple third degree burns. But at any rate, if I rocked out with my vlog out, would that be worth it to you guys? Let me know - and let me know in the comments if there are any miracle products out there that I'm missing!


  1. Definitely rock out with your vlog out. Lurve me a good hair tutorial! xDana

  2. I'd love to see a vlog, Sam! And I use that Heat Tamer spray too... major necessity.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. What I now swear by is John Freida's Full Repair Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner. Before using it, when I let my hair air dry, it was always SUPER frizzy and dry and fluffy at the ends from all the damage. But after a few weeks of using it, I can now let my hair air dry and it doesn't look horrific at all anymore. LOVE IT. Such fantastic stuff for fake blondies like ourselves (well mine's fake, and I assumed your blonde was real til you mentioned in this post that it's overprocessed!).

  4. I'd love to see how the magic happens!

  5. so i'm reading this post last night on the ipad as the hubby is falling asleep and quietly giggling after each of your [hilarious] product descriptions, and of course my hubs wanted to know what was so funny. and i said "hair care" with as straight a face as i could.

    also, i completely agree with your feelings on argan oil [i use josie maran], it's awweeeesommmme.


  6. vlog it, girl! for some reason, everyone thinks the way they curl their hair is the way everyone does it and then i watch their video and i'm like 'holy cow i never thought of that!'so vlog on, sista.


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