Ladies, we need to talk about your hair. Too frizzy? Dry? Oily? Not enough volume?
We all know the struggle. Trying to find that perfect concoction for a good hair day.
But you don’t have to try so hard! All it takes are these essential hair products!
1. The Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Yes, it is that simple! Finding the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair can change everything.
Depending on your hair type, you will need to pay extra attention to ingredients.
If you have flat but oily hair, not all volume shampoos are going to work best. The same goes for curly, frizzy hair looking for some moisture. Cheaper shampoos are going to dry out and damage your hair.
Always be sure to take your time picking out a new shampoo and find one that works best for you. Be sure to only shampoo your hair once or twice a week to keep your hair looking great.
If you have trouble with moisture, frizzing, or tangles you will need to add conditioner to your routine. The same rules apply when you pick it out.
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2. Boar Bristle Brush
Throw out your plastic brush. You’re doing more damage than good when you brush your hair with cheap plastics and bristles.
The best type of brush you can own is a boar bristle brush or one that combines boar bristle and nylon. Using this brush will prevent split ends, keep hair silky and smooth, and is gentle on your scalp.
While they can come at a cost, the damage you prevent is well worth it. It’s great for all hair types and styles too!
3. Blow Dryer
Get a good blow dryer, girl. You deserve it.
While you may think all blow dryers are the same, we cannot stress the importance of a good blow dryer. This is no basic hair product.
Try finding one with multiple heat settings and attachments. This will give you options for styling, prevent heat damage, and give you total hair goals.
4. Flat Iron and Curler
Having a flat iron and curler is essential to any style you want to achieve.
Going from curly or wavy hair to straight hair requires a wide straightener with multiple heat settings. This will enable you to determine how straight you want to make your hair and save you time.
Women with fine or thin hair will want to use one with a narrow plate and at a low heat setting. This will prevent more damage to your hair.
Some flat irons also double as a curler. This is a must-have hair product as it allows you to style quickly and efficiently!
5. Heat Protector Spray
Between blow drying and your flat iron, your hair undergoes a lot of heat. That intense heat day in and out will create brittle and damaged hair.
Using conditioners will help protect your hair from some of the damage but if you style your hair daily, add some heat protector spray.
This layer of protection will keep your hair looking and feeling healthy no matter how much your style it.
6. Styling Spray
Styling your hair will also need some extra help.
There are different kinds of styling spray for what you want to achieve. Voluminous, Anti-Frizz, Beach Curls, Mohawks. Each of these popular styles requires more than a basic and quick treatment.
A styling spray will make your hair go from a 5 to a 10 in no time. While you are deciding which type of spray to use, think about how it will interact with the type of shampoo and conditioner you have.
Look for light and easy sprays that won’t weigh your hair down or make your hair greasy.
7. Oils are Essential
If you have dry, frizzy hair or split ends and wonder what hair product you should use– grab a bottle of hair oil.
Using oil every day will replenish moisture and mask the damage of split ends and frizz. Coconut oils are very popular right now and make your hair smell great.
Use one pump on your ends and use as needed by applying it from your roots back down to your ends.
There are also different kinds of oils for different hair types! Some will help specifically with frizz while others help with shine and moisture.
Once you’ve gone through the styling process, use some hairspray to make it last.
Since their creation, hairsprays have come a long way from the rock hard hold they used to have. Many hairsprays now keep your hair soft while holding its style and shape.
As one of the first hair care products for women, hairspray is essential in any hair routine.
When was the last time you saw someone in rollers? The 1950’s? Well, they’re back and for a good reason.
Without bogging you hair down every morning with oils and sprays you can try rollers at night! The rollers act as a way to give volume to your hair.
If you already have curly hair they will define your curls and make them more noticeable!
Rollers aren’t just for your grandma. Try them out if you want a new look or just want to get more definition to your hair.
10. Dry Shampoo and Leave-In Conditioner
After all is said and done, there are going to be days you don’t want to do a complete wash of your hair.
That’s okay! You don’t have to!
For the days in between washes, use a powdered dry shampoo or talcum powder. The powder soaks up any extra oils you have in your hair and leaves it with a fresh, clean scent.
If you get your hair wet and are looking for moisture reinforcement, get a leave-in conditioner for days you don’t wash. This brings your hair back to life and re-establishes that silky smooth feel.
Finding Essential Hair Products
Searching for the right essential hair products for you doesn’t have to be difficult.
Speak to your stylist about what products they recommend for your hair type. They know the most about your hair and can direct you to products that will give you the look you want!
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