Monday, June 16, 2014

hair care favorites

If there's one thing I get a lot of compliments on it's my hair! I take very good care of my hair! Mostly because I went through Cosmetology School and I know how to take care of my hair, but that's beside the point. People ask me almost daily how my hair is this blonde and so healthy at the same time. The main reason is because I've never put bleach in my hair. Not once! When I tell people that, they automatically don't believe me. My natural hair color is blonde but I do color it regularly, I just don't bleach it. The color I've been using for the last few years is Wella's Koleston 10/0 with 20 volume developer. It gives me the exact color I want every time! I highly recommend this color line to anyone looking for a good color to use!

I understand most people can't get my color without using bleach so the next best thing to get healthy hair is quality, professional hair products! Not all hairstylists will agree with me but if you buy it from Sally Beauty Supply, it's not very good. Don't get me wrong I love Sally's but I never buy hair products from there! And never buy professional hair products from Target, Wal Mart or any other store open to the public. The stuff they sell is either expired or the chemicals were mixed wrong. Basically if you're buying it anywhere except a Salon, it's probably not great quality. Plus you can get it from a Salon for the same price, maybe even cheaper! I've tried some professional shampoo and conditioner that I bought from Shop Ko and I threw it away after a couple washes! It was so obvious that it wasn't good stuff. It was so watered down!

Anyways, my favorite hair care products to use are:

As you can tell, I'm a big fan of the Sexy Hair care line. Although Some more of my favorite lines are Joico, Kenra, Sebastian, Pureology and many others.

1. Healthy Sexy Hair Leave In Conditioner. This stuff is seriously amazing! My hair is so staticky when I don't use this. I use it every time I wash my hair which is every 2-3 days. This stuff takes the static right out of my hair for days at a time. It leaves it silky smooth and smells pretty awesome too. It's also made a world of difference with breakage. My hair is so fine. every time I brushed my hair before using this I would see hundreds of little broken hair strands falling to the ground. This stuff has almost completely stopped my hair from breaking!

2. Smooth Sexy Hair Smooth Encounter. I just started using this stuff and holy moly. I put a little bit in my hair after I wash it and then blow dry it. Seriously I don't have to flat iron my hair after I blow dry my hair with this stuff. And that is such a big deal being a mommy. Flat ironing is so time consuming! My hair comes out silky smooth and so soft. It's such a life saver!

3. K Pak Reconstructor. I use this once or twice a month. Just like your body needs protein to be healthy, your hair also needs protein. This K Pak gives your hair the protein it needs to stay healthy. I shampoo my hair, put some K Pak in my hair, throw a shower cap on and let it soak for about 15 minutes. Then I rinse it out and BAM! Healthy freakin hair! You have to be careful when using this or any other deep conditioner though. Not having enough protein in your hair is damaging but too much protein is also damaging to your hair!

4. Powder Play. This stuff rocks my socks off! My hair has no volume whatsoever! So I need all the help I can get. This girl loves lots of body in her hair! I sprinkle some powder in my hair, tease the snot out of it and it creates the perfect "poof" for my hair.

5. As a hairstylist I've always thought buying expensive hairspray was not only pointless but also a waste of money. My favorite hairspray is Aussie Sprunch. It holds great, doesn't smell like a grandma's perfume and its a pump rather than aerosol. I don't like using aerosol hairspray on my hair. Aussie is my fave!

6. Dry shampoo is the bees knees these days. To be honest I've never found one that I love! I'll admit that being a blonde in this department is a bit easier because we get to use baby powder as a dry shampoo substitute. Baby Powder works amazingly in place of a dry shampoo. I use it every day that I don't wash my hair. Plus, I'm a big fan of how baby powder smells. It also hides my roots really well :) And it's also a lot cheaper that dry shampoo. Hollaaaaa!!

So there you have it! Some of my faves! I'm a huge product junkie, I'm always trying new things. But over the years, these have definitely become some favorites!


  1. Ohhh this is good. Trying to figure out a good balance for my bleached hair has been tricky! I have some brassier spots that need the purple, and then others that are so pale that they TURN purple! Any advice??

  2. I buy all of my hair products at Ulta. I recently switched to using Ouidad since my hair is unruly & frizzy & it was made my hair so smooth & soft!

  3. Good information in this blog how to anyone looking for a good color to use!



Thanks for making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!! :)