I am still learning how to achieve the perfect blow out at home but I now realize how important it is to style your hair! I’ve been curling my hair a lot more this year and have been coloring it for the past two years (check out my experience with Sukis). For today’s post, I’ve rounded up the best hair care products to show you what I use to keep my hair feeling soft and smooth and also how to achieve volume and hold when I curl my hair!
Best Shampoo & Conditioner: OGX Kandee Johnson Shampoo & Conditioner
To start, I have been loving the OGX Kandee Johnson Shampoo and Conditioner. Kandee is known for having bright colored hair and the collection was created to protect color-treated hair from the dreaded fade. I’ve actually been using this for the past year and as you can see, I only have less than a quarter left now. I love this system as the shampoo cleans my hair well and doesn’t strip. The conditioner leaves my hair feeling smooth but my hair doesn’t feel flat or weighed down.
I also love the scent of this shampoo and conditioner. It’s like a bright fruity tropical cocktail. It’s a bit sweet but not overpowering at all and transports me to vacation. My hair color has also stayed very nice in the past year. I’ve tried quite a few OGX products and I really enjoyed this collection as well as the OGX Biotin+ Volume Collection.
Available at your local drugstore.
Best Blow Dry Cream: Bumble and Bumble BB. Thickening Blow Dry Creme
This product is very new to me and actually my first time trying Bumble and Bumble products. Crazy, I know! It’s important to protect your hair against heat so this volumizing cream multitasks to hydrate, heat protect, and hold the volume. The product leaves my hair a little bit tacky so it’s important to not use too much. I like it’s a multitasking product and my main hair concern is getting more volume so this fits the bill well!
Best Hair Repair: Amika the Closer
Earlier this year, I attended an online launch event for Amika! One of the products is The Closer Instant Split-end Hair Repair Cream. If you have damaged hair or split ends, this product is a life saver! The texture is a light cream with a slight slippery feel. It’s lightweight and doesn’t make the hair greasy! I find my hair instantly feel stronger and smoother.
Best Hairspray: Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Biotin Volume Hairspray
One of my all time favorite hair sprays is this Schwarzkopft BIotin+ Volume Hair Spray. My hair is very heavy and straight so it’s tough to hold a curl! This spray helps my curl stay for at least a full day (2nd day curls yay!). It’s never crunchy which I really appreciate and the scent is amazing with a hint of vanilla. I don’t even put on perfume when I use this. This bottle lasted me over 2 years and is great value!
Best Volume: Living Proof Full Volume Blast
Another product that has been a long time hair care favorites of mine is the Living Proof Full Volume Blast (this is probably my 2nd or 3rd bottle)! I usually spray this on my roots near the top after I finish curling my hair. It adds body and hold to my look and I love the fresh scent! The combination of this and the Schwarzkopf hair spray is perfect. It is color safe and provides UV protection too.
This product works to add volume to your hair by increasing the space between hair fibres using their “Volumizing + Texturizing Molecule”. There is a bit of grit feeling similar to other texturing products but I never experience any crunchiness.
Best Shine: L’Oreal EverSleek 10 in 1 Blowout Oil
Although this is a blowout oil, I usually use this on my dry hair. After I use a curling iron on my hair (currently using Conair infinitiPRO), my ends can sometimes look dry. So I take half a pump of this in my fingers and lightly dab it over the bottom 1/4 of my hair strands. The L’Oreal Ever Sleek 10 in 1 Blowout Oil provides a nice way to add shine back in my hair. This line is specifically safe for color-treated hair.
Available at your local drugstore (~$12 for 89mL)
Best Scent: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale
Lastly, I have been loving the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse in the Florale scent. You may know the original Huile Prodigieuse (it’s in a gold bottle) but I love the scent of this Florale version more! It also comes in a spray bottle so I don’t need to get my hands oily! While the product is marketed for use on the face, body, or hair. I mostly use this as a hair fragrance as I love the scent. It’s floral but not at all sweet, it slightly reminds me of tea. The ingredients are 97% natural and contains seven botanical oils.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs ($27 for 50mL)
I wrote a similar post 2 years ago sharing my favorite hair care products back then. It’s so much fun to see what has changed! Hope you discovered some new products through this post and that it can help up your hair routine game!