November 21, 2008
Now that I'm out on my own, buying my own toothpaste and toilet paper, my hair care regimen has changed. I was spoiled growing up in a house with 4 girls. Our shower was literally strewn with an array of lovely smelling concoctions to choose from. Now, I survey the shampoo aisle at Wal-Mart and happily discern which item will be my best bargain without stooping to White Rain, which is usually a pair of oversized bottles that read "compare to Matrix Sleek Look." (for an amazing read on this very subject, go here) Let's face it; this isn't really that big of a deal, right? I can make do with a little suave in my shower! No problem. But it's getting close to Christmas time and I'm going to put a few hair luxuries on my wish list! Before I decide which ones are worthy of wishing for, I asked my lovely and brilliant stylist sister to give me some helpful hints. Haley has graciously offered me her sought-after wisdom and I will be presenting the advice to you in a series of interview-style posts. Here we go!
in your opinion, what is the overall best line of hair products?
for styling: (1) Tigi: Bedhead and Catwalk
for reconstructing: (2) Redken
most affordable: (3) Biolage
what is the best deal out there (getting the most for your money)?
(4) Matrix Sleek Look Iron Smoother. Excellent heat protection from flat ironing- won't leave hair feeling sticky or weighed down. Calms frizz and fly-aways, leaving hair looking perfectly straight and smooth. Smells wonderful. I've had the same bottle for months and still have over half left.
(5) Redken Satin Wear. It's a great blow-dry lotion that can protect your hair up to 450 degrees. Makes hair silky and smooth, easy to style, smells great, lasts forever.
what would your dream beauty cabinet hold?
(6) S Factor Health Factor Shampoo/Conditioner. Smells lovely. Gives just the right amount of protein and moisture that everyone needs. Not too heavy for people who want lift, but heavy enough to get the job done.
(7) Pureology Hydra Cure Intense Moisture Hair Masque. One use of this, and your hair feels completely transformed. Makes hair softer, bouncier, shinier, smoother, and healthier. Smells amazing, and I can still smell it in my hair THE NEXT DAY. Hair doesn't "kink" as easily from hair ties, bobby pins, or pillows.


Tesa said...

What a fun post. Your sister is indeed lovely and brilliant and talented! Great tips, as always, Haley!

I enjoyed reading the link about how things change when you move out on your own- soooo true.

Hope to see more in this series!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel. I'm in my second year at college and it's definitely a different atmosphere-having to buy all my groceries, toiletries and such from walmart or target. maybe during this holiday season i will allow myself to splurge a little :)

marta said...

summer, oh my. you knew just my thoughts.. i was needing some tips in this haircare area. i love pureology's purple bottle, it smells so minty luscious.. mm. dreamy. thank you!

hope you have a happy thanksgiving. all your kind thoughtful comments are appreciated.

Jan said...

I have always needed a lesson like this. Thanks. I am so not with it on hair care. Love it.

please sir said...

I tried one of bed head's products and loved it - the after party stuff. Oh and I love Aveda products...smell so good!

Courtney said...

What a great post for those of us who are product junkies!!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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