Products I Geek About: Hair Edition
Bad hair days are the worst, they put me in just a terrible mood and my poor husband has to deal with me then. So thankfully I rarely have a bad hair day, mostly due to my love of products. My hair is fine, and while I have a lot of it it's still very finicky and can be extremely hard to style. The products I have listed here (for the females anyway) I have all used, and still continue too, as I love my hair and I love to take care of it.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
This is the end all be all of dry shampoo's in my opinion. The smell alone is a gigantic selling point of this product. Though that is not the only thing that makes this worth it's $21 price tag, the spray also doesn't create that gross white build up most others leave behind. I found this product through my Birchbox subscription, and I just had to have the full size product. I will admit I bought this through Amazon because I have Prime, which made my shipping so much easier.
Sebastian Microweb Fiber
There is not a product on this list I do not absolutely LOVE, but I want to add another notch on that scale as this product is the best thing I have ever come across. Because I have such fine hair I have the hardest time keeping curls in tact, which is a common problem I hear from many women. When I first tried this $19 fiber I was skeptical, I have tried so many primers and texturizers and nothing seemed to work at all, and while I didn't think it had really made that much of a difference in the longevity of my curls at the time, I suddenly ran out.
In the few weeks that I didn't use the fiber I noticed that my curls would barely last out the door let alone all day or night. I also try to duck clip my curls up while I am getting ready and that didn't seem to matter one bit. All I can say is that I am so happy this is back in my medicine cabinet and my hair.
Aveda Madder Root Conditioner
This may come as a surprise but my red hair is not completely natural. So in order to keep my salon visits as far apart as possible I use Aveda's Madder Root Conditioner. Madder Root is used as a red dye and in the case of this conditioner (they also sell a shampoo) it also leaves your hair very smooth. I have had this product for a very long time because I don't use it every time I wash my hair, which is few and far between to begin with, and I don't need to use much of it when I do so it's $19 price tag doesn't seem as steep to me. If you have red/brunette hair (natural or not) I would recommend this to you.
Sebastian Shaper Hairspray
My hair fiber has led me to branch out inside the Sebastian line and find a wicked awesome hairspray, especially for my fine hair. This is a light hold spray and it works great for curls as it doesn't weigh down. I do have 2 different types of hair spray because this spray will not hold and up-do to save your life. But anytime you want to let your hair down, this spray is for you.
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection
If you have dyed your hair at all you know how much havoc the sun can reek on it, introducing Restore Instant Protection from Living Proof. I am heading to Vegas in May for one of my best friend's bachelorette party, and of course a pool party is in order for this so when I told my husband I had to buy sunscreen for my hair he giggled at me. I didn't know what to expect myself because I have never really cared that much about my color before but this stuff is great. I couldn't even tell I had it in my hair, which was my favorite part, and while I bought this for UV protection this is also great for heat protection up to 450° (and humidity!).
My husband has that gorgeous curly hair that a lot of people pay money to get, and I tell him that all the time. His struggle is he is a man, and has no idea how to deal with shoulder length curly hair. I have become his unofficial hair stylist and in the process come to realize he is not the only man who has no idea when it comes to hair or the products they can use to make themselves look great. The products below are for a mixture of hair types, from curly to straight to wavy, though I mostly tried to pick out the least girly products.
Aveda Dry Remedy Oil
I took my husband to my salon for a proper hair cut and in the end she put this dry oil in his hair and he raved about it for days until we went and got some for him. On his curly hair its perfect to prevent at least some of the unruly frizz he battles on a daily basis. While it maybe $27 for an ounce you only need around 3 drops at the most each use, so it lasts.
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme
The full size version of this creme is mighty pricey so I got my husband the smaller size to try and it looks like we will be buying the larger size because he really likes it. This product is great for men because it gives you that lived in style in less than a minute. Easy, no muss, no fuss, aka men.
American Crew Pomade
Pomade is a staple for men (who have hair, no discrimination) and I think why guys shy away is because they don't know how to use it. Its my favorite thing to explain to them as well, because I see their faces when they see how simple it is. American Crew makes great product too, and while the small container doesn't last as long as anyone would like, the difference between the $5 pomade and this is exceptional. Don't believe me? Try for yourself.
Biosilk Glazing Gel
The last 2 products on my men's list I haven't had my husband try yet, but I believe they maybe in my basket of products here soon. This gel is a light hold and gives movement and freedom to the lock, so it's recommended for long hair (<6in).
Kevin Murphy Easy Rider
The Kevin Murphy line has the absolute coolest packaging and to top it off the product its just as amazing. The Easy Rider controls frizz while giving the hair a flexible hold, and also thickens fine hair but softens thick hair.