The holidays are officially upon us and if you are anything like me, when it comes to start buying Christmas presents for you loved ones, or making your own Christmas list, your mind goes blank! That's why I'm a sucker for a good gift guide to help me with ideas. However, over the last few years it's been harder to find a geniune gift guide that isn't just a sponsored post. 😬
Daily I'm asked what products I use for all things hair so I thought, what the heck, I'll put together a gift so all my favorites are all in one place!
These are my TOP 12 FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCTS... my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I will disclaim that they aren't the cheapest items but for me hair and beauty products are my splurges. I have tried LOTS of products and continue to test out new ones to see if anything beat our my favorites.
I think it is always important to note that my hair is fine texture. These products may perform different for you, depending on your hair type and needs.
Here is is quick link summary...if you want reasoning for these being my favorites, keep scrolling!
KERATASE SHAMPOO & KERATASE CONDITIONER
- KERATIN + COLLAGEN COMPLEX
- BABYLISS PRO RAPIDO DRYER
- BUMBLE AND BUMBLE INVISIBLE OIL HEAT/UV PROTECTIVE PRIMER
- PAUL MITCHELL INVISIBLEWEAR UNDONE TEXTURE HAIRSPRAY
- DRYBAR DETOX DRY SHAMPOO COCONUT COLADA
- HAIRLOVE SILK BEAUTY PILLOWCASE
- PAUL MITCHELL EXPRESS ION UNCLIPPED 3 IN 1 CURLING IRON
- DENMAN HAIRBRUSH
- BUMBLE AND BUMBLE TEXTURE HAIR (UN)DRESSING CREME
- BABYLISS NANO TITANIUM CURLING IRON
HAIRLOVE BEAUTY SLEEP
I have tried SO many different lines of shampoos and conditioners and keep coming back to the Keratase Resistance line. This line is for weak and damaged hair, it helps repair your hair and split ends. I started using this when my hair was at its worst and haven’t found anything I love as much...it moisturizes my hair without weighing it down. You can purchase this line at Sephora but it currently is 20% off directly through Keratase.
**It is not sulfate free**
I think my love for HAIRLOVE is obvious. If you are struggling with damaged, weak, thinning hair... you need HAIRLOVE'S daily Keratin + Collagen Complex vitamin. It's packed with all the proven vitamins and minerals needed to support healthy and strong hair. I developed this formula for myself to regrow my hair after a botched dye job left me with a lady mullet! There is no other vitamin on the market like it.
A few years ago my favorite hair dryer went out on me and it was now longer available so I went on a hunt to find a dryer to replace it. I went to Ulta and bought 5 different dryers in all different price ranges and the Babyliss Pro Rapido Dryer was by far my favorite. It drys my hair quick with the 2000 watts, doesn’t make my hair frizzy, cool blast, different options for heat and speed and it’s comfortable in my hand which is big for me since it takes me 20 minutes to dry my hair. More recently I purchased the trendy Dyson hair dryer that I’ve seen everyone rave about and for me it was not worth the money for many reasons.
This is my go to detangler and UV protectant, plus it smells like heaven! I use this everytime I wash my hair, it goes with me when I travel and even on the boat with me in the summer. If my hair’s wet...this goes in it before I brush. This is great for kids hair too!
I love that this hairspray doesn’t weigh my hair down, holds my curls and gives my hair the perfect amount of texture for a beachy look.
I have loved Drybar dry shampoo for years but the original smell was a full on assault on my senses so I was SO happy when they came out with the Coconut Colada. This dry shampoo doesn’t make my roots feel dirty or heavy when used multiple days. It’s nice and lightweight and doesn’t leave my hair with the dreaded white powder that takes forever to absorb.
If you follow me on social you know I'm OBSESSED with sleeping on silk, I will never go back. Silk maintains your hair & skin's moistures while you sleep, reduces friction and breakage on your hair and makes it so you can wake up with smooth hair. Try this for a week and then sleep on cotton for a night or two...you two will be a believer! It's made with the highest quality 22mm silk and has a zipper closure so your pillow doesn't slide out.
The Paul Mitchell 3 in 1 curling wand has a long barrel which is a MUST if you have long hair. I love the interchangeable wands for different styles, adjustable temperatures and that it turns off after an hour...I’m guilty of never remembering if I turned off my hot tools.
This brush is the holy grail for fine hair! It is a master detangling brush that reduces the pull on your hair while you brush so you have less breakage. I have tried so many different brushes but nothing comes close to gentleness and feel of the Denman Brush. I even keep one in my car to stay on top of my tangles during the day.
Fine hair ladies that need a little help with volume at the roots.. Bumble and Bumble texture is for you! Let me say this with a little warning, there is a learning curve to this product. A little goes a long way and the working in your hands before putting at your roots or else you will have crusty hair. If you are willing to play with it a few times before giving up on it, you won’t regret it! This is my #1 secret to volume.
I’ve been using the same curling iron for 8 years! I use the 1” barrel size, the tighter curls last longer. It has adjustable temperature, heat boost button and the titanium ceramic barrel so your hair has beautiful smooth curls.
All natural and non habit forming... this is my secret weapon for amazing sleep! I've had so many friends that started using this after the craziness of the last two years started to affect their sleep and they are believers too! Beauty Sleep helps calm your body so you can fall alseep fast and stay asleep....even better you wake up refreshed and not groggy like you do with most sleep aids!