I wish I was a low-key hair gal, but I’m not. Good hair days make me happy and I’ll do anything to make wash days faster, my style last the longest, and for my hair to be as bouncy, shiny, and happy as possible. With that said, I’m not amazing at hair so I need foolproof products that make styling easy. Here are my ride-or-dies:
- Volumizing Full Shampoo for Fine Hair. If you have not tried Virtue yet, let this be the push. I have never been so obsessed with a line of hair products as this one. Take all my money and give me the best hair of my life.
- Virtue Volumizing Full Conditioner for Fine Hair.
- Virtue Volumizing Hair Mousse for Fine Hair. Should we all be using mousse? Maybe. Hear me out here – it adds volume, a little grip at the root which makes it easier to style without weighing it down, keeps it fresh and shiny, doesn’t make it dirty any faster, and my blowouts have never been easier or looked better. I apply a clementine-amount (a normal measurement, no?) to my roots and comb through to the end of my hair before blowing it dry (note; I don’t use it if I’m air drying)
- Virtue 6-in-1 Vitamin E Hair Smoothing Cream. Are we seeing a trend? Maybe. It’s a great line. And I’ve tried so many hair products over the years. Nothing compares. (And Virtue marketing team, I’m willing, ready, and able to talk about a sponsorship whenever you’re ready). I apply this to my hair from mid to end while it is still damp. Works great on both air-dry and blow-dry hair.
- Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil: I’ve been using the same mini-size bottle of this hair oil for two years, and I’m still not close to running out. It lasts forever. If you have shiny, bouncy hair dreams, this is for you. Place 2-3 drops in your palms and gently apply on the bottom half of styled hair.
- Crown Affair Hair Wrap Towel: I wrap my hair in this as soon as I’m out of the shower and it dries in half the speed with minimal frizz. It felt like one of my more ridiculous purchases a couple of years ago, but it’s such a staple I had a tiny inn mail it back to me when I left it hanging in the bathroom this fall. And I loathe asking others to help me fix my mistake. It was worth it.
- Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray: Perfect for air-dry days when my waves need a little extra guidance. It also refreshes days-old curls with a French sensibility.
- Oribe Texture Spray: I’ve tried so many cheaper alternatives to this spray, but nothing has gotten anywhere close to how good it is. So here we are. I try to tell myself it doubles as perfume because the scent is excellent. Lightly spritz on styled hair to give it a little life and texture while still keeping it shiny and elegant.
- Dae 3-in-1 Styling Cream: the smell alone makes it worth it. I use this to define waves or for slick-back-bun looks.
- Silicone Scalp Massager: scalp health matters and this is such a cheap way to make sure my hair and scalp are clean. I use on wet hair in the shower before I rinse out my shampoo.
- Dyson Air Wrap: this is the bougiest thing I own, so thank goodness I use it every single time I do my hair. There are a million reviews and tutorials out there so I won’t add to the noise. But I do think it was worth it (I got mine refurbished for a reduced price). With that said, if I were looking for something similar today, I’d seriously consider the Shark version.
If you have questions about how to use a product, when to apply, styling help, or what may be a fit for your hair needs, ask me in the comments!