Hey y’all! Does anyone else feel like this Friday is way overdue? Wednesday being the 4th and a holiday made the week all discombobulated for us. Kent commented that it felt like Saturday. Sadly, yesterday he had to get up and go to work though. That’s okay, because we’re on vacation countdown. Two weeks from tomorrow, we are outta’ here!
It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing in blogland. Friday Favorites.
(BTW…this photo is one taken on our beach vacation last year)
For this weeks favorites I decided once again to deviate from the variety type and go with a theme and the theme is hair care. I’ve been loving a few new things I’ve started using and wanted to share them with you. Who knows, maybe you’re looking for just that thing.
This right here is the new MVP of my hair line up. I have heard numerous women talk about this product and I finally turned to my good friend Amazon and ordered some. IT.IS.AWESOME! I’ve been using a mousse by Herbal Essences for years, but this stuff has bumped that big time. Yes, it’s more expensive, but it’s totally worth it IMHO. I find my roots have so much more lift when I blow dry with this. You can find it in Ulta, but it’s always excluded as a premium brand from discounts. As luck would have it, it’s been being on sale on Amazon. I feel like I should buy a case!
Okay, just hear me out on this one. I have always been a Revlon blow dryer kinda gal. Been using the same dryer from Target for YEARS. Always bought the same one when the old one crapped out. Stick with you know, right? (Kent is very grateful for this attitude on more levels than one…LOL) This is yet another thing I kept hearing women talk about. A GOOD blow dryer. This T3 is one of the ones that kept popping on my radar. The other one that’s a big buzz is by Dyson. The T3 was a stretch for me to rationalize spending this much on a dryer. The Dyson? No way! Well, I’ve really been enjoying my new T3. One of the things I had been hearing was that your drying time is reduced with this dryer. I’m happy to report I feel like this is true. I have so.much.hair. If I can cut down on the amount of time I have to spend using the blow dryer even just a little, then I’m thrilled. More time for me and less damage for my hair. Win! Win!
This is another product that I’ve been using for a while and when I ran out I bought it again. To me that says I like it and think it’s good. I’m not sure if it’s age #surelynot or the water where I live, but my hair has never been as dry on the ends as it has since moving to California. We have somewhat hard water and I think the chemicals/minerals in it play a large part in this because when I go other places, I can tell a difference in my hair in a good way. This it’s a 10 is a leave in conditioner, it doesn’t add any weight to my hair, leave it looking or feeling greasy or even feel like there’s a product in there. I believe it just helps me keep it a little healthier, and these days I’m all about that whether it’s my hair or my body.
I want a hairspray that will hold but not give me helmet hair. This Sebastian Shaper Spray is a new product for me but I like it. I’m almost finished with my first bottle and just bought a replacement yesterday. I did buy the Shaper Plus+ this time because it says it’s for humidity, and even though it’s not humid here, it is everywhere I visit. The first bottle I purchased I found at Ross and yesterday there was a good supply at Marshall’s. They were only slightly cheaper than the Amazon prices I shared, so if you don’t have one of those stores or yours isn’t carrying it, you’re still getting a good deal.😉
One of my favorite “tools” is my paddle hair brush. I have been using this exact same brush for at least 8 years. It wears like iron and is easy on my hair. Makes blow drying a breeze, and is just all around a great brush. My hairdresser in Richmond used the exact one, so I knew just which one to buy and have loved it. The last time I cleaned it (because it gets so gross from all the product) I took photos of the entire process, but they look so nasty I’m hesitant to share. If y’all don’t know the best way to clean your brushes leave me a shout out in the comments and I’ll do a brush cleaning post.
I used a Conair straightener for years until I finally went to the beauty supply with my mom and bought a good one. Again, my hairdresser in Richmond told me the cheaper ones tend to burn out faster and the temp will start to fluctuate and overheat on them causing damage to your hair. I was having trouble with my hair around my face looking fried and since changing to a better tool, I haven’t been having that issue.
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Happy weekend friends!!!