Wouldn’t you like to know what hairstylist use on their hair at home?
what products do we use?
what hot tools are we fans of?
Just because these products work for me, doesn’t mean they work for EVERYONE. I’m just sharing what I personally use at home, and it may work for you, it may not. With products you don’t know if they work until you TRY them. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with different products, and at the moment these are my favorite. I’ll try to start updating every 6 months with what I’ve switched out, and what I’ve kept.
I’ll start out with what types of brushes I use, as well as hot tools.
From left to right —>
Wooden brush– I actually purchased this brush at “Whole Foods”, the company is called Genuine Bass, a client mentioned she used one and gave me a little background on why she believed the wooden ones are better for your hair. I love the idea of a wooden brush, but I only use it when I have oil treatments in my hair. (Which I will go into in next weeks blog). The thick wooden bristles hurt my hair otherwise, but then again I do have a very sensitive scalp. So, for this reason I like to brush my ends with it when i have some type of masque or oil in my hair.
Wide tooth comb– This specific wide tooth comb is made by “The Wet Brush”. I have never used a comb that worked so well with hair when it is wet! The curved bristles allow for easy distribution of product. I like to use this comb in the shower when I have either conditioner, a masque, or my apple cider vinegar mix in my hair (which I mentioned in “The Secret to Shiny Hair” blog).
Blue brush– The infamous “Wet Brush”, this brush is all over great for any use. I specifically like to use it if I’m going to brush my hair right out of the shower, and then I’ll even use it to blow-dry my hair (I have finer, straight-ish hair so I don’t always have to use a round brush to style).
Gold brush– Made from Olivia Garden, it was a 50th anniversary brush, so they made it gold. The reason I like this brush is it not only has the bristles similar to the wet brush, but it also has the natural boar bristle. Eric (my other half♥️) brushes my hair with it about twice a week for 5-10 minutes.
(NOTE: If you are trying to grow your hair out, one helpful tip is to brush your hair before you shampoo your hair for anywhere between 5-10 minutes. It helps stimulate the scalp, which is key for hair growth!).
Blowdryer– I just recently purchased this blowdryer about 6 months ago, and I really like it. It’s made by “Babybliss” which I am a HUGE fan of for my hot tools. I also use their 3/4 inch curling iron (which is NOT pictured in the photo above, because I’m not sure where it is, lol). It’s a curling iron with a handle, but I sometimes use it like a wand. Depending on what kind of curl I am going for. I also don’t use a flat iron, because just with the blowdryer and brush I can get my hair pretty straight. All in all, I’m a major fan of “Babybliss” for most of my hot tools.
Styling Products are as follows…
Texture spray– I purchased this product from R+CO, it’s called “Rockaway Salt Spray”. I LOVE this product. It gives me that perfect beachy tousled hair, while without it I have very straight, and flat to my head kinda hair. It will feel heavy until it dries all the way, but when it does dry it’s weightless.
Leave in cream– This hair dry lotion is made by AG Haircare, It’s called “Rosehip Balm”. I like to use this prior to blowdrying my hair, but it’s made for both blowdrying, or air drying. It’s formulated with 98% plant based and naturally derived ingredients, which is why I wanted to give it a try in the first place, and ended up loving it.
Dry shampoo– I use two different kinds, not for any specific reason, but I was seeing which one I would like better. The black can is made by Tigi and it’s called “Rockaholic”, this was my all time favorite dry shampoo until I came across the colorful can made by Amika. Only reason being is that the Amika brand comes out more translucent then the Tigi brand does. The Tigi brand is heavier and comes out a tad on the whiter side, while like I mentioned with the Amika one, comes out almost clear.
Pre-shampoo treatment– There are actually lots of different “pre-shampoo” treatments on the market, but I’ve found Olaplex is my favorite thus far. Pre-shampoo treatments are great to use once a week to help with moisture in the hair, or prevent breakage from styling.
Shampoo, Conditioner & more…
Again, explaining each product left to right.
Clarifying shampoo– I am using the Kenra brand clarifying shampoo. I’m only washing my hair with shampoo 1-2 a week, so in this case I like to start out with a clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up on my scalp from the previous 3-4 days. The last thing I want is my pores getting clogged up with products, and natural oils and slowing down the hair-growth process.
Conditioner– Pureology Strength Cure conditioner is my go-to conditioner right now. A couple years ago, I REALLY damaged my hair from doing lots of different hair colors, and even a perm, lol. My hair needed some serious TLC. I purchased this around that time, and haven’t switched yet because I still have some of that old, damaged, hair on my ends and this conditioner really makes them soft.
Cleansing conditioner– I also purchased this around the time I damaged my hair and I noticed a big difference in my hair. This is what I use the day BEFORE I wash my hair. It gently cleanses my hair of impurities, without stripping my hair. It contains jojoba oil to restore moisture in the hair. I’ll follow this step with my deep conditioner, (mentioned below), and then my apple cider vinegar mix.
Tea Tree shampoo– Ever feel like your scalp can get dry, flaky, or even itchy? I ALWAYS recommend this product for my clients with any scalp complaints. The tea tree contained in this shampoo aids in dryness, or flakiness at the scalp. I like to mix this one with the Kenra clarifying shampoo I mentioned before, for a tingly, clean feel on your scalp.
Regular shampoo– I am currently using Pureology Hydrate shampoo for my regular shampoo. I’ve always been a fan of this product due to the way it leaves my hair feeling after using it. It’s also 100% vegan, and sulfate free, which is always a good thing to look for when purchasing a shampoo.
Spray bottle– Apple cider vinegar mix. (Mentioned in my “Secret to Shiny Hair” blog). I like to spray this all over my hair AFTER I condition it. Apple cider vinegar aids in shine, when you have dull, or damaged hair. I’ll leave it in my hair between 3-5 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Deep conditioning masque– I had a client actually give this to me to try out and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s Loreal Mythic Oil. It has avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and cotton seed to help nourish dry ends. While all at the same time, balancing out your natural oils, to help leave your hair weightless.
These are just the products I’ve been using the last month or so, like I said before I try to try multiple products to see what works best in my opinion. If you have any products you’d like to share, I’d love to give them a try! That’s the best way to hear about a product is if someone you know recommends it.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog! It will be a break down of my weekly routine with my hair.
xo Hair by Brie✨