Beauty Ritual: Hair

"Hair is the richest ornament of women." - Martin Luther

I may not agree with Martin Luther on a lot of things, but he was right about women's hair -- it is our richest ornament. Think about it -- when you're having a good hair day, it's like the heavens have decided to personally bestow upon you a bounty of benedictions (how's that for alliteration?). Good hair days can make even the dullest outfit seem brilliant by comparison. But when you're having a bad hair day... Well, it doesn't bear mentioning.

I have fine, do-nothing hair that frizzes easily. It was straight, once upon a time, but puberty wreaked havoc on my once pin-straight tresses and now I have to resort to my blow dryer and iron to tame my unruly waves. My hair is currently recovering from a few bouts of keratin straightening treatments, along with the usual damage caused by hair dye, so I try my best to baby it -- allowing it to air-dry at least once every two weeks, and regularly using a deep conditioning treatment. In addition to this, I have an arsenal of hair products that help keep my hair looking healthy and lustrous. I love trying out new hair products, but I have five that are my standard go-to items.

Here are my top five hair products that help turn my bad hair days into good ones. Because even beauty goddesses need a little extra help every now and then!

1. Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray 1.4 oz 
My #1 favorite hair product is this dry shampoo. Why? Because, to be quite honest, I am lazy and do not enjoy having to wash and blow dry my hair (which can be very oily) every other day. This little baby keeps the oiliness at bay and allows me to extend my blow-out by one and sometimes even two extra days. It's also great at adding volume, too.

2. Solano Supersolano 232K 1875 Watt Ceramic Tourmaline Hair Dryer

I've been through my fair share of blow dryers, everything from high-end $200+ models to your cheapie drugstore brands. This is one of the best ones I've tried. It has effectively cut my blow dry time in half, from 1 hour to just 30 minutes, and it is both lightweight and sturdy.

3. Phyto Phytopolleine Universal Elixer - Scalp Stimulant
I use this about 2-3 times a month to help keep my scalp healthy and clean. It's also great for stimulating hair growth.

4. One'n Only Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment
I apply this to the ends of my hair immediately after blow drying. It keeps my hair frizz-free and smelling great.

5. metallic lace head wrap |
I've become a huge fan of headbands. A pretty headband can spruce up even the most boring ponytail and add a pop of color to an otherwise blah outfit. I'm in love with this brand in particular. They make the softest headbands and are quite durable, too.

What are your top five hair products? Let me know in the comments!


4 comment(s):

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

Recommendation: Pretty much anything by "It's a 10".

My hair is an animal. For serious. It refuses to get wet, it refuses to dry... I have to shampoo it in braids lest it tangles itself.

And by "tangle" I mean "wrestle itself into a gawd-awful knot."

But, my aunt recommended this after-shampoo spray by the company "It's a 10". Three squirts and I could get a comb through my hair like nothing.

This stuff is divinely miraculous.

Cole said...

My hair is acting cray lately. I always turn towards a sea salt spray type product just because I have an easy time managing my curls when they're lighter.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Loving this. I really need to find some good new products. Thanks!

Eve S. D'ropper said...

Hello! Thank you for brightening my day with that little quote! Do you know what the context was? So awesome! :) My favorite hair product is my shampoo, closely followed by my regular comb...and I love it when there's moisture in the air, because then I don't need to do anything else to it! It'll curl itself up into little springs, which I love so much I don't even care about the frizz on top! :)

~Eve S. D'ropper (contest at my blog! Check it out!