It’s very rare that I end up using the exact same hair care products every day. I’m at a different point in my clean to dirty hair cycle each day. Also, I usually end up doing one of a few things with my hair on a day to day basis. Hair up or down, clean or dirty – there are different products for all your hair needs. I have been lucky enough to get to test so many new product launches in the hair care world. This list includes a few newer products as well! I’m going to run through what is currently within arm’s reach when it comes to taming and styling my hair.
So Fresh, So Clean Hair Care
Straight out of the shower, we are in the detangling and prep portion of the hair cycle. I rotate through a fair-sized invisible carousel of products when it comes to this. Simply because I have a variety of products to pick from and they are all pretty amazing at what they claim to do. Right away, the R+Co Hair Care Pinstripe Detangling Spray is one of my favourites when it comes to stubborn knots that just won’t catch the hint. We don’t like knots in our hair. A few spritzes and your hair is free of all knots and tangles.
My other option is the Design.ME Hair FAB.ME 18-in-1 Leave-in Treatment. That’s right – eighteen awesome things in one treatment product. This product is my solution to a lot of hair woes. Mainly, it gets my hair from a crazy bird’s nest appearance to something a lot more healthy-looking and manageable. I had a mini travel-sized version of this on my honeymoon and almost cried when it ran out before the trip ended. I definitely had some bad hair days before I came home without it.
Other products that I reach for to help style or control my freshly washed hair include:
- Design.ME Hair Bounce Me Curl Balm
- Electric Hairdressing P*-4 Preparation Spray
- BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Nutri Shield Serum
- BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Sealed Ends
Turn Up the Volume Please
Coming from someone with thin and fine hair, volume is not always the easiest thing for me to achieve. A lot of work is usually involved if my hair looks more full or voluminous. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, all in the form of a few sprays I’ve learned to depend upon. Let’s go back a few years to a product I’ve just recently fallen back in love with.
The Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray is just that; a thickening texture spray. With quite a delicious scent (but not in an “I want to eat it” way), I think I purchased a few of these when it first came out, but now I’m glad I still had one around. I reach for this a lot again and remember why I loved it in the first place. Texture and the illusion of thicker hair? Yes please!
Let’s jump on the pricier side of the hair care spectrum now. One of my holy grail items that I replaced the last product with, the Oribe Texturizing Spray. It basically does everything that the last product did, but maybe a tiny, tiny bit better? It does cost quite a bit more, but it also has a scent which I’ve received compliments on several different occasions. I’ve gone through two of these sprays, and now only have a mini travel size one left before I decide if I want to splurge and buy it again.
Other products worth mentioning that I still use fairly often include:
- Joico Body Shake Texturizing Finisher
- Electric Hairdressing C-5 Volume Liquid Mist
All Day, All Night
When you finally get your hair looking how you want it, you need to lock it in. That’s a no brainer. There is a one and done product I use for all my holding purposes.
The Electric Hairdressing ºC7 e.Spray was love at first use. This is an extra dry hairspray with nourishing ingredients. It has a very strong hold level but can still easily be brushed out. I usually run my brush through it once or twice for a more natural look at the end. It really does hold my hairstyle all day, and my hair tries to run flat the moment it can. It puts up a really strong fight against my straight hair. Hands down, it is my favourite.
Let’s Pretend I Washed My Hair
You go to sleep and tell yourself that you’ll wake up early and wash your hair. Come 8:00 in the morning, you’re running late, and there’s no chance you’re jumping in the shower to wash your hair. Reach for your nearest dry shampoo, spray all over the roots, run a brush through it and you’re out the door. Depending on how dire the oily hair situation is, I tend to grab for different dry shampoos.
On second day hair, I will usually grab the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones. This dry shampoo is specific for those with blonde hair. Its formula contains rice starch to absorb oil and odour. It goes a step further by adding in violet undertones to help preserve cool tones and balance brassy tones that are inevitable in blonde hair. I need all the help in the brassy-fighting category, so this is usually my main grab for dry shampoo.
If the situation is dealing with third or fourth day hair, there is usually only one dry shampoo that can help. That would be the Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo. This non-aerosol dry shampoo dispenses out of the bottle as a powder. It instantly helps to absorb excess oil in your hair. I find that this dry shampoo powder can tackle almost all of my oily hair disasters. I would definitely repurchase this one again when I run out.
Other dry shampoos I might reach for once in a while include:
- Design.ME Quickie.Me Dry Shampoo Light
- R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo
- Any of the dry shampoos from IGK – they’re all pretty fantastic!
Slick and Shiny Hair Care
It’s very rare that I reach for hair oil. My hair can tend to get a little dry looking depending on the amount of product in it, and I made need to add hair oil in order to bring some composure back to the look. For this, I reach for one of two products. I’ve hair the Voir Haircare A Walk in the Sun: Luxury Hair Oil for about two years now. I’m not kidding when I say this bottle will last me forever. I rarely go for oils, but this has been the only oil I’ve reached for until recently.
This year, the Design.ME Hair Gloss.ME Hair Serum was released and easily placed into my routine. Both of these oil serums do a great job at bringing the soft and good shine back to my hair. They definitely do the trick in fighting frizz and flyaway hairs. Both are full of such great ingredients too! I highly recommend both of these products if you’re in the market for a new hair oil. Can we also mention that both of their branding and packaging is spectacular? I love having both of these products on my shelf!
Do you have any favourite hair care products at the moment? Do you want me to do another post like this about another category of products? Maybe one just dedicated to my in-shower hair care routine? That would definitely be a whole post on its own as it would be a long essay to include it in this post. Maybe one for skincare? Makeup? Stay tuned to see what’s to come with this “High Rotation” series.