My hair care essentials

08 January 2014

Hair doesn't make the woman but good hair definitely helps. I was not conscious of these things before but when I started working, I realized how important it is to put your best foot forward and present yourself well. When it comes to first impressions, hair is one of the first things other people notice. You can't really expect to be taken seriously in important meetings if you show up with unintentionally messy hair, can you?

You can't control everything but you can control your hair. As promised, I present to you my current hair essentials to make my hair manageable and more 'behaved'.

Shampoo and conditioner from Vidal Sassoon's Premium Color Care Series
Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Series contains specially formulated ingredients that help hair damage due to coloring, while retaining vibrant color and enhancing shine
This is hands down the BEST color care shampoo and conditioner I have ever tried. Red is one of the fastest-fading colors to dye your hair with and my stylist even said I should expect it to turn to brown after two weeks only, but through the help of this duo, my hair color has remained vibrant even after almost a month! See my Redhead Chronicles here. Please note that I shampoo every other day and condition every day. I had difficulty looking for stocks of these at supermarkets so I was so glad when Sample Room offered them. Would you believe I got them for FREE and only paid P130 for shipping? Visit Sample Room to grab your free samples now!

Toni&Guy Dry Shampoo
Revitalizes flat hair and absorbs oil to add body and lift
Dry shampoo is slowly getting traction in the local market but this is the only one I have tried as of now. It is best used on those instances when you're having a really good hair day and you don't want to wash it yet. All you have to do is spray at the roots to absorb excess oil. Voila! Instagorgeous hair! To be honest, I've only ever tried it twice but I got nice compliments in those two occasions and I really liked how shiny my hair looked so I would't mind using it more often. Smells really good, too!

Kérastase Nutritive Oléo-Relax
Smoothing, controlling care for dry and rebellious hair
That's it! If there is one word to describe my hair, I'd use 'rebellious' aside from the obvious like ultra-thick, big, heavy, and wavy. I use it every day and seriously, a single drop works wonders! I got these bottles from Glamourbox's February 2013 box and Sample Room, but I would gladly purchase a new one when my stash runs out (which will not be anytime soon) even though it could be little too expensive!

Toni&Guy Forming Spray Gel
Gives definition and control, with a lightweight feel
For parties and more formal settings, I use this to give my hair a more defined form. I like this because unlike other hairsprays, it's not too heavy on the hair. Pro tip: Do not apply direct to your hair; spray it on your hands instead and work your way in there, sister!

TIGI Bed Head Hard to Get Texturizing Paste
A mouldable formulation that separates and shapes. The lightweight formulation provides matte texture for short to medium hair lengths. Moisturising ingredients keep the hair soft and pliable, while beeswax thickens the hair for a fuller appearance. Hair is supported with a light touch and infused with maximum texture
This is what I like using when I'm in the mood for intentionally messy hair. Note that the keywords I used are "intentionally" and "messy".

Vidal Sassoon Creation Travel 1200W Quietone Dryer
I have had this blowdryer for more than three years now and I am so glad that it's still working perfectly! I have been using it every day ever since my Japanese blowout and now I couldn't leave the house without drying and styling my hair first.

I also try to do a DIY hair mask or hot oil treatment at least twice a month. I wasn't conscious of hair matters as I just used to tie it up on a ponytail when it was still long but now that I'm sporting a pixie cut, I find styling it fun because it proves that you don't have to be limited to your hair's length. (^_−)☆

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