I am obsessed with my hair lately. For years I would pull my hair back into a pony tail. I mean, it was a styled pony, but I wasn't spending a ton of time on my hair styling routine. Now that my kids are older and I have a little more time to spend on myself in the morning, I am wearing my shoulder length hair down almost everyday. I am having so much fun trying different hairstyles and finding the right looks. I've been trying a lot of new hair products - washing, conditioning, volumizing, protecting, and styling to help me create and keep my styles in place and looking beautiful for days. These new hair products are not just new for me, these are new products and I highly recommend them if you're looking for beautiful hair this fall too.
1. Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion - Buy it from moroccanoil.com
For instantly fuller hair, I have been using this thickening lotion. Not only is it enriched with argan oil to moisturize and nourish hair for a soft, touchable finish, this product works to actually expand the hair. It's formulated with high-performance polymers and quinoa proteins, to plump and reinforce the hair from the inside which plumps up the exterior of each strand to smooth and strengthen it.
2. DESSANGE Paris Balancing Pre-Shampoo - Buy it from Target stores and target.com
This first of a kind clay-mask pre-shampoo is like a skin treatment for the hair and scalp. It utilizes mineral clay to regulate oil production at the scalp plus skin purifying technology to revel long lasting, more healthy looking hair. I've been using it once a week and love how much better my hair look, feels and acts -- it styles better and I swear blow-outs last longer. I apply it just at the roots with the applicator brush then comb it through.
3. L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Nutri-Gloss High Shine Glossing Mist - Buy it from your favorite drugstore or mass retailer like Target
I use this as a final finishing mist for super shiny hair and I'm obsessed. This is an advanced treatment that contains glossing polymers so hair has a multi-faceted top coat-like effect.
4. L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Nutri-Gloss High Shine Shampoo and Conditioner - Buy it from your favorite drugstore or mass retailer like Target
I love showing off my hairstyles so it might as well shine! This shampoo and conditioner uses a technology called Glyco-Silk inspired by technology used in professional glossing treatments. Hair is laminated from the inside out and sealed with shine. Plus, I'm addicted to the smell.
5. 180PRO Smooth + Soft Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner - Buy it from Sally Beauty stores and sallybeauty.com
After a long summer, my hair is more damaged then ever. When I need extra smoothing, I have been using this shampoo and conditioner combo which gently cleanse and condition the hair as they work together to revive damaged, rough and frizzy hair. This shampoo and conditioner are like miracle workers for my hair as they repair up to 2 years of hair abuse in just one use.
6. 180PRO Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator - Buy it from Sally Beauty stores and sallybeauty.com
Made to work with the shampoo and conditioner above, this leave-in treatment is revolutionary. It actually targets the hair’s worst breaking points and locks in strength so that the shampoo and conditioner can get right at the damage to revive hair.
7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo - Buy it from Sephora
I always extend my blow-out by two or three days with a dry shampoo. This first fine fragrance dry shampoo combines the warm and sensual fragrance of Nirvana Black with a dry shampoo. The scent is there, yet not overpowering.
8. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo - Buy it from Sephora
A sister scent to Nirvana Black, this dry shampoo combines hair-refreshing technology with the delicate scent of Nirvana White. I like this dry shampoo that uses rice starch and thickens up the hair as I extend my blowout.
9. Tangle Teezer - Buy it from Sephora or sallybeauty.com
Not a product per se, but I use this handy brush every day to comb through my wet hair. The flexible teeth make it simple to get this must have tool through even the most unruly hair whether wet or dry. This is also what I use to comb through deep conditioners, hair masks and products like DESSANGE Pre-Shampoo mentioned above.
10. Madison Reed Root Touch Up - Buy it from Sephora
I've talked a lot about my gray hairs popping up and covering my roots in between professional hair colors and a temporary solution is a must have for me. I just discovered this hair powder and it's super easy to use. I wouldn't use this all over or in the part, but when I just need a quick touch-up at the temples this is the perfect solution. It comes in seven shades from light blonde to black.