Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday: Hair Products

Happy Wednesday friends? Are you having a good week? I am. So far!  While I’ve been preparing for my new position all summer, my first official day of work was yesterday and it was wonderful. If you get a chance, please say a prayer for me to be able to juggle this new position and transition into my new role with a smile.  If the space between posts begins to grow, you know why, but don’t worry I wont be too far away.  I love y’all to much!

I keep getting questions about my hair products.  So today I’m going to share my hair care secrets with you.  You might be surprised to see what I actually use though; and none of it is secret LOL.  I don’t use many products, and the products I do use aren’t anything special.  I have had this head of hair for almost 30 years and I’m still not sure I know what to do with it, but here goes:

For shampoo & conditioner, I use Dove Daily Moisture.  I originally got it because it was on sale at Costco (big fan of buying in bulk), and came with a pump, but I keep using it because I love how soft it makes my hair.DSC_0578
When I get out of the shower I comb my hair.  I never use a brush on wet hair.  Someone a long time ago told me that brushing my hair was one of the most abusive things you can do to your hair.  I’m not sure if this is true or not, but it stuck with me.  I use a wide tooth to slowly comb through all of my hair, and then follow up with the wider portion of the purple comb below.  Once my hair is mostly dry, I then use a large round brush to style my hair.hair products-3
After combing my hair, and while it is still wet, I spray either Suave Volumizing Spray or Regis Root Boost Foam, about 2 inches from my scalp on the sides and the back. I do live in Texas so I gotta have my big hair :-). 
Right before I begin to blow my hair dry, I spray my hair with Suave Heat Protector, focusing on my ends.  Once my hair is dry and I’m done styling my hair, I use Garnier Frucis Pure Clean Defining Paste.  This gives my hair definition, especially when I curl my hair. 
Then of course, like every proud woman from the south, I top off my hair with a large pulse of TreSemme hair spray.  I use the level 4, extra firm control, which protects my hair-do from the toxic humidity.  I still have my morning hair-do at the end of the day, but I still have movement (i.e. I’m not a helmet head).
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For styling my hair, or just keeping my hair out of my face, I use alligator clips, pins, and Goody Spin Pins.  I try not to use elastics because I’m convinced they rip my hair out.  Remember when my sister was here at LWTH and introduced the Goody Spin Pins?  Remember last Thanksgiving when I shared about Vintage Pin Curls?
hair products-2What hair appliances do I use?  I mentioned both of these new “appliances” back in February, so sorry if this is old news.  My hair dryer is Revlon 1875W Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Dryer and my curling iron is the Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron.  I use these daily, and so far I love both of these because they’re fast.  See my review of them here.
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See what I mean? I think I’m pretty simple when it comes to hair care.  What do you think? Do you use these products? Or do you have any suggestions for me?  I’m always on the look for something new and improved :-)
I was not paid for these review; everything written is of my own opinion.
xoxo Darby

12 comments :

DaisyGirl said...

We must have somewhat similar texture hair...we use some of the same products and techniques. ha! Except my hair doesn't look as good as yours. ha!! And it's still short...but I'm working on getting it back to normal. :)

Whitney H said...

I love Dove hair products! It's what I used before I started working at CHI. I feel like not using our own company's products probably wouldn't be a good idea, so I made the switch! haha. I need to get some CHI up in this mixx! haha

Katherine Sullivan said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm a fan of the suave products also, they work and they're affordable. How is that curling iron working out for you? I'm looking for a new one and want something that will give me a curl that wont fall after an hour.

smk053078 said...

Girl, you use tons of stuff!!! I am impressed!!! All I use is shampoo, conditioner, flat iron and a paddle brush and maybe a little hair spray! But, my hair is board straight and super fine so if I add anything else to it, my hair gets weighted down. I need to try the Dove stuff...I am always switching up shampoos...in all my years I still haven't found one that I love.
Shanna

Rachel @ lala Lists said...

Thanks for linking up!

Rachel
WW co-host

sherri lynn said...

I love that you embrace the "big hair" in Texas :) I was just thinking the other day that I have the most boring hair routine ever... I don't own a curling iron and I put morrocanoil in my hair and that is IT. (Maybe that's why my hair is always blah looking - ha!) I do love trying different kinds of shampoo though. I heard that it's good to switch up shampoo and conditioner so I am always trying a different kind. I've been air-drying my hair for the past 6 months (which I LOVE!) but still straighten it a lot of days. Does your heat protectant stuff work for that too?

Autumn Ingram said...

Oh Dove. It's never let me down! Love it! Found you on the WW link up! following you:)
Autumn
http://missesinthemaking.blogspot.com

Kelsi Pitts said...

Adorable blog!! Your newest follower from Linked up! :)

Yellow Umbrella said...

Hello! Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday! I hope you have a lovely day!

Britt
yellowumbrelladesign.blogspot.com

Mrs. Pancakes said...

You do have fabulous hair!!!

Lauren said...

I've wanted to try the spin pins for awhile but am not sure if it's worth $5+ for 2 pins. Do they work? Are you able to have a full/messy bun with them, or only the tight kind?

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

The Cavallaro's said...

I am such a sucker for ANY AND ALL hair products! I haven't used Dove but you are definitely not the first person to say that they love it! I heard about some Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque that I have been wanting to try.... But, like I said, I can get suckered into buying anything! Haha!

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