As the cold weather approaches, I found myself concerned with the damage my hair took over the warm summer months. Beach days, ponytails and camping trips left my hair fried and dried out. Every time I went to style it with my straightener like I normally do I cringed at the damage I knew I was causing. I knew I had to change up my hair game. And so after hours of researching, and weeks of testing out hair products and tools I am proud to present my hair straightening routine and products I use!
I have very thick and fine hair that tangles very easily, especially when wet! So I knew I was going to need a new brush. I had never thought much about my brush, a brush is just a brush after all right? WRONG! Oh how wrong I was. After doing a little bit of research and reading hundreds of reviews I decided to give the HSI EZ Flow Vented Hair Brush a try. There’s something almost magical about how it easily glides through my wet hair, smoothing my tangles with minimum effort. The days of grabbing the top of my hair and ripping a brush through my tangles are over! I find I rarely ever have to clean ripped out hair from it, which was an everyday occurrence with my old brushes from Conair or whatever else target happened to have. And that’s not all I love about this brush! It’s easy to grip rubber handle keeps my hand from slipping off of it when my hands and hair are wet and have residual product on them. And the ventilated design allows the hot hair from my hair dryer to run through my hair and the brush, speeding up the blow drying process and minimizing heat damage. Now that I’ve tried this brush, my days of choosing any old hair brush are over!
THE HAIR STRAIGHTENER
My fine hair does this lovely thing where half of it is wavy and unmanageable and the other half is pin straight. I really wish it would just make up it’s mind! But in the meantime I needed a straightener to tame the wild waves. I decided to channel my inner Louis Vuitton with the ISA Professional Digital LCD Ceramic Flat Iron. This straightener is amazing! It takes out my waves with just two passes, while my old CHI flat iron took at least 5-6 passes to straighten them out! This saves me SO much time! It heats up in a flash, and the 360 degree swivel cord means no more playing jump rope or constantly switching hands while straightening my hair. The temperature range is from 175 – 450 degrees fahrenheit so you can choose the temperature that best suits your hair and it has a 45 minute auto shut off feature that I know has saved my butt on many a busy morning! I love, Love, LOVE this hair straightener! And the full 2 year warranty just makes this tool that much better!
Sometimes your hair needs a little TLC in between salon visits. This is where the HSI Professional Smoothing Hair Mask with Argan Oil comes into play. This mask is easy to use, smells amazing and is uber affordable to boot! Just slather it on your dry tresses, let sit for 10 minutes and then wash it out in the shower! I use this hair mask once a week and it leaves my hair silky smooth and frizz free without the greasy mess that some hair masks do. This mask is much more conditioning than most other conditioners, giving your hair much needed moisture.
Tame fly aways and prevent split ends with Pro Argan Professional Hair Oil. Just a little bit of this product makes your hair shinier and silkier without weighing it down! Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that your hair craves, you are sure to love this argan oil! Use it on wet hair before you dry it to protect it from the heat, decrease drying time, and make your hair silky soft. Or use it on wet hair and air dry for easier to manage natural hair. You can even use just a tiny bit on dry hair to tame troublesome flyaways.
And there you have it! The Ultimate list of hair straightening products you need to keep your hair happy, healthy and beautiful!