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10 of The BEST Hair Products | Confessions of a Product Whore

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Hi glittery gals! I've been gone a while, and I'm so so sorry! Things are changing like crazy around here. More on that later, but first, I have a confession to make... I am a product whore. There I said it!

I can't help it, when I look good, I feel good... which means I like to try all the new products out there to see if they're "a fit" for me, and when I do find a product I truly love - they'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands before they take it away (here's looking at you, whoever decided that the Pravana Nevo Control Freak was being discontinued). 

My hair is not curly or straight. It's frizzy, a bit homeless looking with partially wavy, and partially straight sides, and it is always trying to do its own thing. It thankfully reacts well with most products, and they do what they are supposed to, whether it be holding curl or adding texture and volume. The only time I'm at a complete loss is when it is overly humid out (hello nearby Missouri and Mississippi rivers!). Anytime my stylist or girlfriends share something great, whether it be a product or tip/trick, I can hardly rest until I try it. It's almost like a sickness! So I've decided that these infatuations with trying something new can also benefit you! 

 Here are the 10 Best Hair Products to Try

  1. Leave-In Conditioner: Let's start our routine fresh out of the shower! If your hair ever feels like the ends just need a drink, you should try a leave in conditioning spray, which is used post wash, pre-dry. I tend to use mine before I actually brush my wet hair, as it generally provides a bit of detangling support as well. My favorite go-to leave in treatment is Pravana's Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-in Treatment  It is lightweight, almost scentless, and won't leave you feeling sticky, starchy, or greasy. It does require a quick shake before you use it to ensure the product is mixed thoroughly. 


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  2. Volumizer: If I'm planning to go out, or if it will be one of those endless zoom call days, I usually like to use a volumizer to give my roots a bit of umph! My go-to root plumper is CHI Volume Booster Liquid Bodifying Glaze spray. Again, this one isn't sticky or starchy, and is very light weight. It has a really great fragrance that doesn't stick or overpower as well and does a wonderful job of giving you the lift you need without weighty grease or crunchy-ness. Apply to roots thoroughly while wet. 
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  3. Shine Serum: Most blondes have been onto shine serums for a while now, and I have just recently jumped on this bandwagon as I've lightened my ends over the past few years. Amika is one of my all-time favorite brands - not just because they have incredibly fun packaging and their fragrance is sooo wildly addicting, but because their products actually do what they say they will! Amika Oil Treatment for Hair is an action-packed shine serum, delivering UV protection, shortening dry time, all while providing nourishment, strengthening, providing shine restoration and best of all, eliminating frizz. Apply 1-2 drops to the ends of your wet brushed hair prior to blow drying.

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  4. Blow Dryer: You've probably tried at least 3 brands of blow dryers in your lifetime, and likely settled on something that was easy to buy at a store like Target, right? Me too, for so so long, and I absolutely loathe blow drying my hair. I often joke with my stylist that if and when I ever hit the lottery, I'm going to pay her to just blow dry my hair for me every day. I feel like that's one of those statuses that you know you've made it in life - when you don't have to blow dry your hair every day. Typically, I only wash and blow dry my hair every other day, but this can get difficult during warmer months. Recently one of my girlfriends told me about an amazing blow dryer that she said shortened drying time AND gave her tremendous volume... So naturally I absolutely had to know what this wonderful device was! Enter the Shark HD120BRN Blow Dryer HyperAIR. This blow dryer not only boasts incredible speed, but also protects your hair and doesn't damage it with heat while drying. After receiving mine, I not only fell immediately in love with it, but I took it with me to my appointment with my stylist so she could try it too, and guess what - she's in love with it as well!


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  5. Heat Protector: Ok, now that we've finished blow drying in record time, let's get on with the styling! Anytime you are using a heated styling tool, you should protect your hair from the damage the heat styling can cause. I love to use Chi 44 Iron Guard for this. It is not overly starchy, not sticky, is weightless and smells delightful. This product is also suitable for all hair types!
    CHI 44 Iron Guard
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  6. Flat Iron: Whether you like your hair straight, wavy, or curly, Bio Ionic has a great styling tool for you! In this case, the Bio Ionic One Pass Styling Iron is just that, a beautiful straightener with a great heating area, which protects your hair as you use it because it's plates are infused with NanoIonic MX mineral, which works to hydrate your hair dry, damaged hair. This flat iron works brilliantly to smooth fly-aways and control frizz, creating a brilliant shine. Added bonus: It has a 30 minute auto-shutoff! No more sitting in traffic or on your way to a girls night wondering if you turned off your flat iron!

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  7. Curl / Wave Wand: Not all wave wands and curling irons are created equal, and this is a prime example of how and why some are more efficient and just downright better than others. The Bio Ionic One Pass Oval Wand is a unique curling wave wand that is not actually completely round. Where most wands are completely round, this one is like a squished oval. Its edges are harsh with a line of rubber to help hold your hair on the wand. Simply wrap your hair around the wand as you normally would, but mid-way through holding it to curl, twist the wand a bit to allow the hair to move slightly on the wand. This creates not only beautiful loose curls (by holding hair on longer), but amazing beachy waves (when held on for just a few seconds). The uniqueness in the shape of the iron gives your waves a more zig zag but natural type of look, without doing really anything out of the ordinary. And just like the One Pass Styling Iron, the One Pass Wand is infused with NanoIonic MX mineral, which works to hydrate your hair dry, damaged hair. While it's odd shape may get your checked bags opened at the airport for inspection, it won't disappoint you in the styling department! 

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  8. Texture & Volume Spray: Now that you've got a sleek look or bodacious curls or waves, it's time for a bit of a tousle! Get beautiful volume, light hold, and mighty weightless texture with the SexyHair Surfer Girl Dry Texturizing Spray. This texture spray is almost like a dry shampoo - it works to remove oils from your scalp area that can cause your voluptuous volume to get weighted down. This wonderful spray also boasts 24 hours of humidity protection! To use, style your hair as you wish, then lift sections and spray from root to mid-way down your length. Tousle slightly and enjoy!

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  9. Finishing Hairspray: Once your style is complete and you're ready to lock it in for the day, checkout Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Hairspray. It will hold nearly weightlessly and protects against humidity. Not only does it hold tremendously well, it also provides added shine, and it is completely touchable - not at all crunchy!

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  10. Dry Shampoo: I went on a dry shampoo hunt of amazing proportions last year and ended up with 3 of the best dry shampoos for my fine hair. In this case, I'm recommending my ultimate favorite, but I'll share more on the others later! If your style is feeling on-point and you want to do everything in your power to extend it an extra day without washing, I highly recommend the Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo - but here's the trick: USE IT AT NIGHT! Most dry shampoos are formulated in a way that allows their use to slowly absorb the oils from your scalp throughout the day. What we don't often consider is that our scalps are rather oily at night, and we may sweat a lot in our sleep. Using this dry shampoo at night will help ensure your volume and style stays intact for an extra day - maybe even two! To use, simply lift layers of your hair up and spray from your scalp to about a quarter down the length of your hair. Repeat in several areas, such as once on either side, twice in the back, making sure to not spray directly on your part. 

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