I did the math a few days ago, and realized it’s been a little over 6 months since my locks have seen any TLC from a salon professional. Ouch. This explains a lot—because lately my hair has seemed a little dull and boring, to be completely honest. Since I don’t have time to book an appointment just yet, I figured I’d give my ‘do some special, at-home attention. So, I pulled out the big guns: the pricier, salon-quality stuff that I just can’t bring myself to use everyday. I’ve often wondered if it really makes that much of a difference? And, sadly (for my wallet), I have to admit sometimes it just does. I gave my hair a nice washing (goodbye, dry shampoo), a little glossing, and a deep conditioning. Afterwards, not only did my hair feel refreshed and my color look a little more vibrant, it smelled wonderful too—like I had just walked out of Red 7 Salon in Chicago. (Oh Stephanie, Ivy, and Red 7, I miss you so much!)
This got me thinking about some of my all-time favorite hair products. I decided to get my best girlfriends involved and put together a list of our haircare must-haves.
Yes, they’re all wearing sunglasses.
Together, these ladies and I have seen each other through more than a decade of hairstyles, colors and cuts. (They even supported me through a very traumatic hair extension mishap.) Over the years, we’ve spent a lot of time “getting ready” together—sharing clothes, makeup, accessories, and often times hairstyling tools and products.
HELLO, HAIRCARE: 1. T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand | 2. Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss | 3. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner | 4. TRESemme 24 Hour Body Volumizing Spray | 5. Kevin Murphy Smooth Again | 6. Karina 3-Prong Clip | 7. Bumble and Bumble Prep | 8. MoroccanOil Weightless Hydrating Mask | 9. DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo | 10. Proganix Quench Conditioner | 11. Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique | 12. Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray | 13. DryBar Lemon Drop Daily Detangler | 14. Emi Jay Camilla 5-Pack | 15. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish | 16. Kevin Murphy Angel Wash & Rinse | 17. Davines OI Absolute Beautifying Potion | 18. CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstruction Complex | 19. Nature’s Way EfaGold Coconut Oil
HF’s Top Picks: If you’re looking for a top-notch curling wand, T3’s Whirl Styling Wand has saved my worst hair days. I love Kevin Murphy’s products—the Angel Wash & Rinse and Smooth Again are my absolute favorites. They smell great, make my hair feel smooth and healthy. They’re a little pricey, but worth the splurge. Rita Hazan’s Shine Gloss gives the perfect boost to dull and lifeless hair color. And, my favorite hairspray is TRESemme’s 24 Hour Body Volumizing Spray. It’s tough to find in stores these days, so when I come across it I really stock up. It’s the perfect amount of hold with an amazing boost of volume. Big hair, don’t care!
See you next Friday! xx, Devon