Not to sound incredibly arrogant, but my hair is one of my favorite things about myself. Around puberty, my hair went from naturally stick straight to naturally curly. It was very odd, but I am so happy that it did! During summer and on beach days, I can just let my hair air dry and easily master the beach wave look without much effort. My hair is also incredibly easy to work with and style. It’s frizzy if I blow dry it but as soon as I use a ceramic styling iron, the frizz is gone. I can straighten it in less than 10 minutes, or curl my hair many different ways and it will hold for up to 4 days (if I don’t wash it) and that’s even sleeping with it in a bun – or an onion (as D likes to call it). I don’t mean to brag, but my hair is kick ass.
But it takes time, effort, and much TLC to keep it this way. As I previously stated, it’s one of my favorite things about myself so I take very good care of it.
Below is a list of products I use and highly recommend:
OGX Shampoo and Conditioner
I began using the OGX products years ago and haven’t stopped. Their shampoo and conditioner bottles are about $5-6 each, smell really good, and I can always notices a difference in my hair. There is one for each individual problem you are trying to tackle. I have gotten many of my friends into this brand as I swear by it. I’ve used the bamboo fiber-full, Brazilian keratin therapy, coconut milk, biotin & collagen, keratin oil, and the teatree mint ones. You can get these at any grocery store, Ulta, or even on Amazon, if you prefer to shop online.
Here are all the hair products.
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco
I wasn’t lying when I said I love this brand…
When I get out of the shower and have towel dried my hair, I immediately spray this on top. Not only is it adding more awesome oils to your hair, but it also acts as a detangler. Be careful not to spray too much otherwise you’ll look oily. You can find this at select grocery stores, Target, Ulta, or Amazon.
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Mouse
I began using this two years ago after I changed hair stylists and saw that every time she used this, my hair felt so much thicker. I bought myself one to use every day and haven’t missed a day since. You can get it at Sephora, for $30.
Big Sexy Hair Hairspray
I have been using this since I was a teenager. I went through so many different kinds of hairspray growing up and one day my mom bought me this one. Insanely thankful she did. You don’t have to use a lot of this for it to work. You can get the extreme hold or not. I don’t because like I said above, my hair holds really well to begin with. It’s about $17 at your local grocery store, Target, or Ulta.
Now I don’t use this every day, but when I was dying my hair vigorously, I would take a little bit and put it on my ends before I blow-dried my hair to help lock in the moisturizer after a shower. I have also done coconut oil masks when I know I won’t be in public for a couple days. Put some coconut oil in a boil and place it on top of a bowl of really hot water to melt the oil. Then spread the coconut oil all over your hair and leave in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it all out and dry your hair. It feels amazing, but will look really oily until about two more washes.
Tangler Teezer Brush
I saw this at Sephora and asked for it for Christmas and was very pleased when I saw that my mom bought it for me. I’ve only had it for a month now, but I love it! You can use it when your hair is wet or dry and it works wonders, especially if you’re trying to be gentle with your hair. I wouldn’t suggest this if you have really thick hair as it would take a really long time to brush through everything, but I do feel that less hair comes out into my brush with this new one. And to add to that, it’s super easy to clean. You just grab the hair in one pull and you’re done. It’s not even expensive. Just go buy one. Do it.
I think from reading through all these, you can gather that I put a lot of oil in my hair. It’s slowly coming to light that oils are amazing for our bodies. Whether you’re putting it in your hair, on your face, your body, or ingesting it, oils are very beneficial and I have slowly realized that over the last few years.
What hair products do you use that you swear by? Any other brands that have different kinds of oil as their main ingredients that you like? Comment below or write me on Twitter -@knackeredchaos!