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The Best Products for Healthy Hair

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Here is a list of all of my favorite hair products. I actually use these products daily and I love them all. They are actually all relatively inexpensive too!

1. OGX Intensive Moisture Mask, Hydrating Macadamia Oil, 8oz – This is the absolute best for deep conditioning hair. I put it in about once a week and leave in on for 15 minutes and then rinse. My hair feels so smooth & healthy afterwards! It’s especially important to use a deep conditioner during the sumer so it’s the perfect time to try it out.

2. Conair Dryer Infiniti 1875 Wt Two-Toned W/0.25oz Argan Oil – I love this blowdryer! I have had many blowdryers that give off barely any air, but this one actually feels like you are in a wind tunnel. It dries so much quicker and it always feels smooth and shiny when I’m done. Don’t forget the Heat Protectant though!

3. CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Fast Drying Volume Shaping Spray Unisex, 12 Ounce – You won’t find a better smelling hairspray, I promise! This smells so good that I will actually use it as body mist sometimes. It isn’t sticky at all and it leaves your curls looking perfectly. It doesn’t make your hair frizzy or crunchy like many other hairsprays. Here is a site that has the Chi Spray discounted!!

4. It’s A 10 Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin, 4 Ounce – I use this everyday on my hair. It won’t leave it feeling gross or greasy, so you can use as much as you want. It is a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it, especially if you don’t like to use a lot of hair products. This should be your go to!

5. TRESemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, 8.1 oz – This is the best mousse that I have found this far. It smells really good and it definitely helps my curls hold throughout the day. I use just one pump and it’s the perfect amount. I also love that it is foamy! It makes it a lot easier to distribute throughout your entire head.

6. Victoria’s Secret So Sexy Nourish Healthy & Hydrated Conditioner – This smells so good that you won’t even need to wear perfume! My hair feels so healthy and smooth after using this conditioner. I noticed the first day I switched a difference in my hair. I like the nourish one and the volume, so I usually switch it up.

7. Chi 44 Iron Guard, 2 Fluid Ounce
– I find this to be the best heat protectant out there. It’s so light and not greasy at all. If you use any sort of heat on your hair, you HAVE to us heat protectant. Heat is so damaging to your hair! So, if you must use it, might as well protect your hair while doing so.

8. Michel Mercier No Tangle Brush – I love the Mercier Detangler Brush. I use it every morning to detangle my hair after sleeping on it all night. I don’t know why, but when I shower at night it is always more tangly than normal. This brush detangles without damaging!

How to Get Perfectly Wavy Hair in No Time

How to Get Perfectly Wavy Hair in No TimeIf you have tried endlessly to achieve curly hair, but your hair is just too naturally straight, then you need to read this! We have all tried to make wavy hair work, but for most of us, it either turns into total frizz or pin straight. Instead of continuing to wear stick-straight ponies and tight buns, you need to try these tips to get some waves — and keep them!

Once you try it, you won’t being seeing anything but waves for awhile!

Use the diffuser: You know that weirdly shaped contraption that comes in the box with your blowdryer? Well, it really does have a purpose! (I didn’t know it’s purpose until college…so don’t feel bad). While you are about halfway through blowdrying your hair, toss your head upside down. You can then use the diffuser prongs side up to almost scrunch your hair. Then just continue to dry your whole head this way.

Mousse Mousse Mousse: Many of us have all these hair products that we NEVER use. Why? I have no idea! Maybe we just like to know that they are there when we need them. Anyway, you can finally use it! There is almost no chance of your hair curling or waving if you don’t use mousse. Before using the diffuser, or ANY heat tool, apply mousse. I like to use TRESemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, 8.1 oz.

Sleep in braids: There is no better way to achieve waves than by NOT using heat. Braid your hair at night before you go to bed. Before braiding spray your hair with sea salt wave spray and by morning you will have perfect wavy hair in no time. This works best when hair is dirty!

Use someone else’s hair: You can easily get wavy hair from extensions. They come wavy or you can make them wavy yourself. It’s much easier to curl hair that is right in front of you then hair that is on the back of your head!

Tips for Healthy and Beautiful Hair

1) Use a shampoo that lathers less. Sometimes sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate-free formula and have cleaner hair longer.

2) Once your hair has split the damage is done and will require you to get a hair cut, so protect it by keeping it moisturized. Try using a leave-in conditioner especially if you are out in the sun.

3) Brushing the hair properly cleanses and stimulates the scalp and distributes your natural oils along the entire hair shaft, which in turn will keep the hair soft and shiny..

4) Nothing beats the feeling of freshly-washed hair, but many times the thought of blow-drying can be a deterrence. Don’t have time to blow dry? Let your hair air dry instead. The good news is that when your hair dries naturally it’s much stronger than when a blow dryer is used. The oil from your scalp helps hair look shinier too.

5) If you are using a straighter to straighten your hair, make sure that you use it carefully and rarely. If it is used too often, there are chances of your hair being damaged. Before straightening your hair with an iron, make sure that you have dried your hair completely! When the hair is wet, it is fragile and more prone to breakage.

6)  Brush dry hair before washing to loosen dirt and remove knots. Smooth locks before washing means less tangles after washing when your hair is wet and at its most fragile.

7) Don’t have time to wash your hair today? Try some dry shampoo or baby powder to soak up the oil in your roots. You’ll save yourself an entire shampoo and blow dry event.

8) Before blowdrying towel dry your hair. Do NOT rub your hair with the towel as the friction causes split ends, frizzy dryness and generally does a lot of damage. Instead, gently wrap the towel around your hair and squeeze, like blotting the water out of your hair.

9) Don’t EVER dry until your whole head is completely dry – you need to leave in some moisture, so your hair won’t dry out, and become frizzy or damaged.

10) The easiest way to change your hair is not to die it or professionally have it done. All you need to do is change your part. Doing so will change your look and have you turning heads!