WAVY HAIR FOLKS REJOICE
I have naturally wavy but not curly hair (2A-2C depending on humidity, product, and health) and there are almost NO shampoos for us wavy peeps! This shampoo and conditioner is so light and moisturizing and has brought some of my wave back to life that I’ve been losing due to chronic illness. It is also natural, cruelty free, vegan, and has no synthetic fragrances (huge eczema irritant for me). It also makes your hair smell like a tropical dream! Love it! PACIfICA - Salty Waves Texturizing Shampoo
Shampoos for curly hair
Natural hair conditioners
May 12, 2020
Beauty Superlatives - Hair Awards
Welcome to my last Beauty Superlatives featuring My Hair Awards! 🙂 Let’s start off with the fact that I have long wavy brunette hair with a huge case of frizz! I live in the east coast and Maryland weather is notorious for humid days that do not care if you need to go to work or on a date! First off is my best item for frizz, Living proof. - No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer , which retails for $29.00! This spray can be applied on dry hair and smoothed in with your hand to soften and shine in between shampoos and gets you an instant de -frizzer! I was lucky enough to find this one at Marshall’s for $19.99 with a sleep mask! Be on the lookout at your local TJ Maxx or Marshall’s. Next, is the best hair serum PAUL MITCHELL - Smoothing Super Skinny Relaxing Balm which retails for $21.00, that gives silky smooth hair with the added bonus of humidity resistance. It also helps control frizz while adding the extra shine! It smells nice and leaves hair feeling fantastic. Ulta sells this baby during their 21 Days of Beauty and I managed to get my bottle for 1/2 off so make sure you check when this sale come around again. Finally, the best tool Briogeo - Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager goes along with the best shampoo Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo ! Both amazing Briogeo products that exfoliates your scalp with the charcoal and coconut oil ingredients. You use the therapy massager to really get into the scalp and revive it! This retails for $42.00 and $16.00, both can be purchased at Sephora or Briogeo.com. Hope you all enjoyed my Beauty Superlatives! Cheers! 🙂
Living proof.-No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer
Kristin Ess Target hair care line 😍
This is by no means my full Kristin Ess collection but these are a few that I’m going to run through today for you all! I’ve been a big fan of Kristin Ess since her days writing hair articles for The Beauty Deparment website so when I saw her line come out at target, clearly I was all for it! I think she has something for just about everyone within her giant collection at Target! KRISTIN ESS - Cleansing Co-Wash So I have some weird frizzy yet flat, coarse but thin hair so I find everything simultaneously too heavy and not hydrating enough for my hair. This co-wash has been a game changer for me. It feels like a conditioner and doesn’t lather but when I focus it on my roots and section my hair like the bottle mentions, my hair feels so clean but so soft after using it! It doesn’t feel greasy at all! I usually normal wash my hair, no wash the next day, and then day 3 I will use this in lieu of normal shampoo/conditioner, then no wash, then back to shampoo again. I’ve found this combo to be the sweet spot for me in terms of not over washing my hair. This product doesn’t really have the capability to strip oils so I barely count it as a heavy wash day, but it does make my hair look fab! Curly girls or people with thick hair would probably LOVE this! KRISTIN ESS - Instant Lift Thickening Spray I had high hopes for this one and it didn’t quite live up but I still enjoy it. First of all, I didn’t read this directions. I thought this was a product for dry hair to add lift to the root. Instead it is for semi-wet hair when blow drying (which I almost never do). It smells a bit of alcohol which isn’t awful but also not great. Luckily it doesn’t last. When I do use it correctly, there is some lift in my root and some texture which is nice. KRISTIN ESS - Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème This is another one I wish I loved more. I don’t notice it do all that much other than give my hair a little bit of shine. I haven’t noticed much with frizz reduction which is really what I was hoping for. It didn’t help my hair dry faster or better but either. I still use it while it’s drying to add a bit of shine but I probably wouldn’t repurchase this one. KRISTIN ESS - Fragrance Free Texturizing Paste I love this product! The texturizing paste is in the fragrance free line which is always nice for those sensitive to smell or who just prefer not to use fragrance. It’s a moderately thin paste compared to some so it spreads in your hands easily for even application to your hair. I usually tousle my ends with it for a piecey look since my hair is naturally wavy, and then take whatever is left on my hands and scrunch it into my root area for some volume and definition up there too. It doesn’t leave any crunchy areas, or make my hair look slick. It just adds some nice texture and that’s really it.
KRISTIN ESS-Cleansing Co-Wash
My favorite Shea MoMoisture for curly hair
I have curly hair that is high porosity and color treated that's why it's always frizzy and dry. Since I started using the brand I noticed a big improvement on my hair. SheaMoisture - Purple Rice Water Shampoo It's gentle but I makes my hair feeling clean and soft . Since it is purple it helps to neutralize yellow undertones and keeps my hair color fresh SheaMoisture - Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner this condition helps to bring moisture to my hair SheaMoisture - Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque this mask is excellent to give the hair that extra hydration it needs SheaMoisture - Purple Rice Water Strength + Color Care Primer & Styler excellent product to use as your first styling product. it makes your hair shiny, soft and help to keep your blond highlights.
SheaMoisture-Purple Rice Water Shampoo
Brand Spotlight – Kristin Ess Hair
KRISTIN ESS - Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner KRISTIN ESS - Air Dry Cream I discovered this brand at Target and I couldn’t be happier that I took a chance on a drugstore haircare brand that I wasn’t familiar with. The brand features a variety of lines, which suit different hair types and concerns The Signature, Scalp Care, Revive, Curly, and Fragrance Free. I have personally tried products from every line (except for the curly line because I have pin straight hair) and I think that her products are so well and carefully thought out that she can do no wrong. An all-around excellent brand that you have to try out! FAVORITE The Leave-In conditioning treatment is by far my favorite product from the line. It smells amazing, lasts forever, and leaves my hair super soft and shiny. It has a very thin and watery texture, which means that it is lightweight and won’t weigh your hair down. Plus, its only $10 for 8.45 oz. This is an A+ in my book! SECOND FAVORITE The Air Dry Creme took me a while to love, but when I learned how to use it correctly (just read the directions and don’t try to wing it like I did) it works so well and allows your hair to air dry without flyaways while reducing humidity-induced frizz (which happens to me around where my hair touched my neck thanks to Miami weather). Like all other KE products, this is an absolute steal and I would repurchase it over and over again.
KRISTIN ESS-Air Dry Cream
Itchy Scalp Relief 👏🏼
I know some of us have dealt with embarrassing flakes on our shoulders and have to brush them off or tell others it’s because you’re trying a new hair product that is not working for you. If not, I have and I have lied big time to make people believe I wasn’t dealing with an itchy scalp. I recently dealt with the worst case of itchy scalp that it would keep me up at night because I couldn’t stop scratching. I was to the point that I wanted to rip off my hair! I finally started doing research and found my now go to product! Enter Living proof. - Restore Dry Scalp Treatment which retails for $32.00 (3.4 oz) at Ulta and Living proof. The way this product works is that for three weeks you apply it post shower and separate your hair into six sections and apply the product on the part of the scalp you separated. Once applied you rub it in with your fingers. The product is clear and watery type and doesn’t feel heavy on the scalp. I’ve been using it for a month now and I can 100% say my scalp is feeling so much better. I have the occasional itchy sensation but no where near the horrible experience I had in the past 🙂. It has Vitamin B3 that works to balance the the scalp’s natural ecosystem for long term relief and hyaluronic acid to provide hydration to the scalp. I would recommend this item if you’re dealing with an itchy scalp and are tired of trying other products that do not work for you. I purchased this with my Ulta points but would for sure drop the money to get it again if I need to. Reminder this product is paraben free, silicone free, and cruelty free! 💚💚💚. I hope you all take this review to help you in deciding to purchase this product.
Living proof.-Restore Dry Scalp Treatment
These has to be my absolute favorite spring hair care. The randco pre shampoo is amazing for those who have frizzy or color treated hair. Before shampooing you’d use this for 20mins or so to achieve that soft, shiny hair. I love how fluffy this one makes my hair feels. The randco fragrance is just heavenly. I love how fresh and clean it makes my hair smells and feels. It’s one of the best scents and fragrance spray I ever used. The Briogeo scalp treatment is truly amazing for those with itchy scalp and dandruffs. After shampoo and conditioning you’d apply this oil to your scalp and massage into the scalp and style after. You can use this everytime you wash your wash. It doesn’t leave any oily or greasy feels. It makes your scalp feels so refreshed and clean. IGK Mistress Hydrating Balm is yummy! It’s smells fantastic. After shampoo and conditioning, you’d apply this to towel damp hair and let the magic beings. It’s give you silky, soft hair. And it makes your hair smells heavenly. There’s no greasy feels after applying this one. @springthings
IGK-Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm
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