Hair care is something that I would say takes a priority in my beauty routine/daily life. To say that I’ve put wayyyyyy too much money into my hair to think differently is putting it mildly. I’ve been a platinum blonde since 2017( if you haven’t read my blonde hair post, check it out here), and if I want to keep it that way I have to put some work in. So I’m constantly scouring the market for new products to see what can make my life easier and my hair healthier, and now I can confidently say that I’m in a very good place when it comes to my hair.
Treatments: Olaplex No.3 & Ouai’s Thick Hair Mask
Now there are multiple Olaplex products that have a place in my routine, but the OG No.3 holds a very special place in my heart. I use this product every week when I wash my hair. Of course, No. 3 is a preshower treatment, so while I am in the shower I love using Ouai’s Thick hair mask. All of Ouai’s products smell amazing (this one has Melrose Place, which is the same as the dry shampoo) and this mask is no exception; designed especially for thick hair, it’s a mixture of shea, almond, and olive oils plus keratin. So it’ll leave your hair feeling soft and smooth.
Shampoo & Conditioner: Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Oil
This duo is my favorite when it comes to giving my hair hydration but not weighing it down. Cruelty-Free and sulfate-free(so the shampoo isn’t going to suds up), the six oil blend helps to soften and defrizz hair. It’s designed for those of us out here with dry, damaged and brittle hair.
Wet Hair Care: IGK’s Good Behavior Prep Spray & Smoothing Treatment
While you can definitely use the products separately, I feel like I get the best results when I use them together. Both offer heat protection up to 450 degrees and contain Spirulina which helps to smooth, nourish and strengthen the hair. I go in with the prep spray first on my towel dry hair before using a come to detangle and rough drying my hair. After it’s about 85% dry, I section, spray the smoothing treatment and round brush for that smooth, blowout look. All of IGK’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, and formaldehyde-free (which is a big one since I’m allergic), so feel free to use them guilt-free!
Dry Hair Styling: Ouai’s Texture Spray & Drybar’s The Chaser finishing cream
There is a reason that the texture spray from Ouai is a cult classic, if you want beachy-textured waves look no further than this spray. Honestly when I use this spray in my curls, I don’t use any hairspray (it’s kinda like if dry shampoo had a baby). It gives me enough hold and grit that my curls last all day, but if I brush it out, there’s not so much texture that my hair feels unbearably dirty (it’s a fine line I like to walk, lol). Also the scent is great (it’s called North Bondi, and it’s actually available as a perfume and candle on Ouai’s website). To smooth my ends and give them a bit of shine, I’m obsessed with the Chaser from Drybar. The shine actually comes from bits Mica infused in the cream. A little bit goes a long way though, so only use a pump.
And those are some of my favorite hair products. To be completely honest, there are literal baskets full under my sink, and I can probably talk for hours about my favorite dry shampoos (which deserve their own post tbh), these are my ride-or-dies. I know not every product works for everyone the same way, I hope that this can help you on your own hair journey. So that’s the post for this week, make sure to check back in next Friday to see what’s new. All of my socials are linked if you want to give them a follow, and until next week. See you then!