Hi guys! How are ya? I hope your day is going well!
As I was showering this morning, an idea popped into my head. I was using my favorite shampoo and conditioner when I remembered an email I received from a blog reader who requested a blog post all about my favorite hair products. And then an idea was born! This blog post will be the first in a short series of posts that touch on beauty, fitness, fashion, travel and blogging-related favorites. Think of it like a much more specific and focused version of Things I’m Loving Friday!
Today we’re kicking things off with some hair talk. My hair is long but very thin. I need all the help I can get when it comes to adding volume and have found some products that I think do a decent job of adding texture and volume to my otherwise rather flat and lifeless hair.
Below you will find some of my favorites!
Marc Anthony Instantly Thick Shampoo and Instantly Thick Conditioner are my all-time favorites. I bought this duo on a whim at Ulta several years ago and haven’t looked back since. It’s the only shampoo and conditioner combo I’ve used that I think makes even the slightest difference in the volume of my hair. It’s not a miracle worker but it is better than any other volumizing shampoos and conditioners I’ve tried (though I did love the Fleurs de Tempes volumizing shampoo sample I received in past Birchbox).
This is, hands down, the best impulse purchase I’ve ever made when it comes to hair care. I bought it solely based on the name because it sounded like the answer to my hair woes… No matter what I do (or how many “healthy trims” I get), my hair never seemed to grow past a certain length until this stuff came into my life. I used it one to two times a week beginning in October last year and a few months later, after my friend Merri commented on the length of my hair, I took a minute to actually notice the length of my hair and was pleasantly surprised. My hair was finally growing! Ever since then, I’ve recommended this stuff to a handful of friends (including Gina!) and everyone has positive things to say about the treatment. It doesn’t work overnight (obviously), but it does work – tons of positive reviews don’t lie! (Tip: It’s actually cheaper at Ulta than it is on Amazon!)
While a hair stylist was doing my hair for a wedding I was in last year, she made a comment about heat protection spray. When I told her I didn’t use any, she went off and told me it was really, really important, especially for someone like me who straightens and curls her hair somewhat regularly. I then reached out to you guys and after a handful of you recommended this affordable spray (and I saw all the positive reviews), I picked up a bottle and have been using it ever since. It’s lightweight and the spray comes out in a mist which I like a lot since I didn’t want to add a product to my hair that might weigh it down. One bottle also lasts for a long time!
- Marc Anthony Instantly Thick Volumizing Foam
I will often run about a quarter-size amount of this foam through my damp hair before styling it. I think it adds a little oomph to my locks and also makes my hair easier to curl since it takes away some of the softness of freshly-washed hair.
- Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Hairspray
The BEST hairspray!!! I use this hairspray every time I curl my hair and it really does pump up the volume and add some life to my waves. I use it liberally and it never makes my hair look stiff or crunchy. It’s another lightweight find that holds my curls in place and adds a little volume in the process. Tip: l often find it on sale at TJMaxx or Marshalls and it’s cheaper online from Ulta than Amazon.
- Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
My friend Ashley got me hooked on this stuff after I saw her use it to pump up her roots when we were getting ready together one night. A tiny bit goes a long way and it does a great job of adding texture and life to day-old or limp hair. Plus, if you like to fluff up your roots, Powder Play allows you to fluff your hair and helps it stay that way.
- Dry Shampoo
I used to use baby powder to hide greasy roots but after trying dry shampoo, I fell in love and immediately said goodbye to baby powder. It seems like Birchbox understands my love for dry shampoo because I’ve received three different kinds and I’ve loved all of them. I’m not overly picky when it comes to try shampoo (as long as it hides grease and adds a little volume, I’m a happy camper), but the Klorane dry shampoo and Amika Perk Up dry shampoo are two favorites.
Question of the Day
- What are some of your all-time favorite hair products?
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way, nor have I worked with any of the above companies in the past. The products above are simply some of my all-time favorites. Affiliate links are included in this post and, as always, I really appreciate your support!