Holy Grail Hair Products (Part I of II)

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Happy last day of August!

I'm excited for this mini "Holy Grail Hair" series. Welcome to Part I, where I share with you some of my all-time favorite hair products at the moment. Let's talk about the kind of hair that I have. What's my hair type? Naturally, I have what you call "Asian hair", which is usually straight and soft - but it's not always rainbows and butterflies. Problems that I encounter with this type of hair? Well, to name one, it's pretty flat all the time. Any damage done? My hair has been bleached before and the ends are pretty dry - clearly fell into the balayage temptation. What are my hair goals? I would definitely love to keep my hair healthier, with a little bit of bounce, and get rid of the dry ends. Is this possible? Yes, of course! Keep reading to check out some of my holy grail hair products that I use to help me achieve healthier hair.
FOR KICKING IT UP A NOTCH WITH SOME VOLUME
IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Shampoo / 30,000 Feet Volume Conditioner
How I deal with super flat hair - finding a good volumizing shampoo and conditioner combo. I love how lightweight (made without all the bad stuff like parabens, sulfates, etc.) both these products are, and they leave my hair feeling much healthier with a bounce. These products are also formulated with UV and heat protection, which isn't something you can easily find in shampoo and conditioner products. And did I mention this stuff smells amazing??? I will definitely restock on these two items and look into some of their other shampoos and conditioners as well! *color-safe

FOR REVIVING DAMAGED HAIR AND SPLIT ENDS
Virtue Recovery Shampoo / Recovery Conditioner / Perfect Ending Split End Serum
The best trio for hair that has been damaged, over-processed, and dehydrated. I use Virtue's Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner duo when my hair is feeling extra "fried" - usually after coloring my hair (especially with a double-process) or being in the sun for too long. My hair feels more and more like it should (soft and silky) after each use, and to top it off, I apply Virtue's Perfect Ending Split End Serum at the ends of my strands right after I hop out of the shower. *color-safe

FOR A QUICK FIX ON LAZY DAYS
Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Dry Shampoo
Is it too soon to say that this is my all-time favorite dry shampoo by far? I've used over a dozen different dry shampoos, and this one has impressed me the most. This one not only gives my hair a little boost, but there's not as much of that annoying white cast that most dry shampoos spit out. I definitely feel cleaner after using this one, and less like I should've showered (which is a good and bad thing, if you think about it). Oh, and did I mention this smells amazing? Is it just me, or does the scent of this remind me of apple juice? I'm not complaining at all. 

FOR EXTRA CONDITIONING POWERS
It's a 10 Miracle Hair MaskMiracle Leave-In Plus Keratin
I make sure to spend a few extra minutes two or three times per week for either a hair mask or leave-in treatment. Both of these products are perfect for damaged hair that needs extra conditioning, and the results are impeccable. After each use, my hair immediately feels baby-soft and smooth (without the tangles). I love how I don't have to search far and wide for 10 hair care products - they're easily accessible at Target, Walmart, and even Ulta! 

FOR YOUR HAIR'S RESTORATION
Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
Using oil in my hair (and on my face) has been a big step for me lately because it's so easy to associate the word "oil" with "grease". But let me tell you, this stuff is super lightweight, and leaves my hair protected from the sun with a nice sheen. You can use this as a pre-shampoo treatment, but I like using this before going out in the sun, or when my ends are feeling dry throughout the day! 

FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HEAT
Color Wow Speed Dry Blow-Dry Spray / Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray
And last but not least, don't forget to protect your hair from the heat - from both hair tools and the sun. Color Wow's Speed Dry is a must-have when blow-drying your hair - think of it as a little helper to make the blow-drying process much quicker. This product helps to strengthen hair while blow-drying, and the best part is, it's made with no alcohol, which is always a plus. Sometimes I spray Philip B.'s Oud Royal on top before blow-drying for extra protection from the heat. I also spray some on my locks before leaving the house to act as a "sunscreen" for my hair. Use protection! 

Healthier hair makes the world go 'round. Hope you enjoyed this piece, where I talked about all my hair care faves. Next up, I'll be talking about some of my favorite hair tools. Stay tuned! 

x

Courtney

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