Monday, December 19, 2011

Hair Care--My Favorite Products!

Okay, so I'd been doing really well sticking to my schedule! I had a whole post typed up for Friday, but it just seemed to whiny so I didn't post it (Fridays are "free Fridays" where basically I write about whatever I'm thinking regardless if it's beauty related or not:)

So today is Monday! As you recall last week I talked about products I enjoyed using to wash and condition my hair. Today is all about styling products!

Let's start with a few disclaimers--just because these products work on my hair does not necessarily mean it will work for yours--everyone has their own special unique hair type:) Also, I am a completely no-nonsense hairstyle kind of girl. I'm not a morning person, so a lot of the time, I'm into wash and go and I want products that work for that.

Without further ado, let's jump right in!

As mentioned before, I have wavy hair that seems to frizz.. a lot. So the first product I'm loving right now is the Garnier Fructis Anti-Frizz Serum. I love this a lot because it's very light, it doesn't leave any sticky residue in my hair, it smells great, and it calms the frizz--not completely, but it definitely helps control it. Also, a little goes a long way; basically one pump of the liquid and I'm good to go!

After putting the anti-frizz serum in, I use another Garnier Fructis product--Curl Scrunch! I squeeze some into my palm, rub my hands together, flip my head over and scrunch the product throughtout all my hair. Flip head back up, put a little more in and good to go! If I have the time, I will blow dry with a diffuser and continue to scrunch 'til dry! That yields a look like this:

Now, as easy as wearing it wavy is, there are times I want it to be straight. I have different products for that:)

Still trying to avoid the frizz, I use Aussie's Anti-Frizz Cream. This is a cream vice a serum so it's a little bit heavier than the Garnier Fructis that I use. Since it's heavier, it would pull the waves down; but wearing it straight, the heavier cream helps it lay flat. When the cream dries, it does have a little bit of a crunch to it which can be felt, but doesn't look like it too much (I hate that look like when you have too much hairspray that the hair looks hard--almost like a Ken doll lol). One or two pumps is enough for my whole head, then I used a wide toothed comb to equally distribute it throughout the hair.

Then! It's time to spray in a protectant! John Frieda's Frizz-Ease Heat-Defeat Protective Styling Spray is the one i've been using lately--not saying it's the best, but I've been pleased with it so far. It is very important to use a heat protectant any time you're going to be using heat with your hair (blow dryers, straighteners, curlers, etc.) remember, the less damage you put on your hair the less it will frizz!!:) 

Once it's protected, I blowdry and straighten! But, that is another post for next week when I'll share with you the tools I use!!

What are some of your favorite products? Do you prefer wearing your hair wavy/curly or straight?


  1. I like the fructis anti-frizz stuff but the first couple of uses I overdid it...grease head at its finest!

  2. i dont to much to my hair but leave in conditioner since its straight,which i enjoy,lol

    love this post !


  3. Cassandra, you're lucky! I wish leave in conditioner was all I needed, but my hair is so unruly sometimes! Lol thanks for reading!!:)



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