One of my favorite things bloggers do is an quick list of current favorites. I like this because it is, normally, not sponsored and gives a quick review on something another person is really diggin’. I can’t tell you how many different products I have tried for this very reason. I decided that I wanted to share a few of my current summer favorites for my hair. My requirements for beauty products are pretty simple, 1) I want to see the difference, or why bother?, 2) I want it to make me feel good and be good quality, and 3) I do not want a bunch of steps (no time for that). I have not been compensated for any of these products of reviews, and all opinion are mine.
I have struggled to find the perfect shampoo for YEARS. As in I never found it. Ever. I always was using whatever because I never really had a product give me a wow factor. I saw an ad for Function of Beauty customizable shampoo and conditioner, and I thought to myself “what the hell”, and gave it a try. I initially ordered the smaller bottles because it is a little expensive, but by my second order I moved up to the larger size. My first order I tried the musk scent, and customized for my hair in late winter- replenish, strengthen, shine, thermal protection, and volume. I have naturally wavy (not cute wavy) normal hair. I also chose the blue/silver color. I loved the products. My hair felt great, and I could see the difference. Once the my late winter blend ran out I made a new bottle (up-sizing the shampoo, but keeping conditioner smaller) to a summer formula. I selected the For-Shore scent (which is intoxicating), and a blend for volume, shine, anti-frizz, soothe scalp, and strengthen. I spend a lot of time outside and in the water so I wanted something that would keep my hair nice in the summer. The website keeps past blends to it is nice that I have it for reference when I reorder every 3-4 months. Below is my summer blend which I named “sunshine” (my winter blend was Khalessi).
These two beauties are time savers. The blow dry spray is something I just started using this summer and it is amazing. It allows my hair to dry faster, and is an amazing dangler. I went to an outdoor concert a few weeks ago with friends and by the end of the night I could still run my finger through my hair without a snarl. Because I love this find so much I have a chance to win a bottle at the bottom of this post!
Dry shampoo is my best friend. I have two little boys and washing/ styling my hair everyday is not happening. This shampoo actually cleans my hair and leaves it soft and tangle free when I use it. I think my record using it without washing if 4 days…. that might have been pushing it for my hair type, but my hair wasn’t gross or itchy. I know there are a ton of dry shampoo products out there, and I have tried a lot of them, but this product I have been using for a few years and adore it.
My final favorite summer hair item is my Teleties. I was introduced to these by Pure Barre in Green Bay, WI and I adore them. I use the small Teleties, but they make larger ones if you have thicker hair and need a little more hold. The awesome thing about these are that they don’t pull out my hair and they don’t slip. I even wear them in the water and they come out nice and easy. Prior to these I used the black fabric covered bands, and I always felt that they ripped my hair. Teleies also don’t leave the giant hair dent that bands leave. The ties do stretch, but normally return to size overnight, or I will put them in my hot car and they reduce quickly. How cute are these colors!
Well, that is the end of my summer hair products love fest. I am planning to share a few more posts highlighting my favorite summer beauty products (and a few more giveaways)! Good luck to those who enter the giveaway! The giveaway will end on Friday at noon (CT). This contest is only available to those who can receive shipments with in the 48 contiguous states.