08.18.14

HAIR CARE ON ANY BUDGET


Dress : Here | Photos by : Katch Studios 

There is one that makes or breaks your whole entire styling process–your products.  A huge part of styling is dependent on what products you using but it doesn’t have to leave you with empty pockets.  I’m happy to share with you all the tips and tricks to getting the long healthy looking locks you want on any budget.  


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Shampoo + Conditioner

The truth is if you invest in a good salon type brand you actually will end using less.  The number one thing I have noticed since using salon brand Shampoo and Conditioner is that it is so concentrated where I only need a small amount as opposed to drug-store brands where I would go through bottles at an unbelievable pace.  My favourite line is Pureology. Pantene Pro V has a amazing line and if you are looking for something a little cheaper reach for that.

Heat Protectant

I am a Chi kind of girl.  I love that it doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy or frizzy and actually protects from my styling tools. For the cream use a little pea sized amount on your ends (or where you are applying the most heat) and then continue with your styling process. When using the spray I like to put all over my head because it isn’t as heavy feeling   

Hair Serum

I’m a curly, frizzy disaster so hair serum is my best friend.  If you have fine thin hair opt out of this option because you will end up making your hair too weighed down to style.

Hair Masque

I love to masque my hair at least once a week.  The cheapest and most natural option is coconut oil.  Just melt it in the microwave and apply to your ends for a couple of hours (if you have the time).  Shampoo and condition as you normally would afterwards.  This doesn’t contain the same levels of proteins as a salon style masque so if you hair is really damaged try using a salon one once a month if you aren’t wanting to spend as much.

Hair Straightener 

GHD all the way.  I know its a bit pricey but when you compare it to all the rest it i just as good.  I swear this is the secret to why my hair looks the way it does.  It curls and straightens so quickly (meaning less heat used). If you cheap out on this bad boy then you just end up spending more in the long wrong trying to fix all the damage you’ve done.  The GHD is so easy to clean (because it never has any build up) and it has lasted me the longest out of any one I have ever owned.  

Dry Shampoo

Batiste is one of my favourites and also one of the cheapest.  Use this in-between washes to help reduce oils.  I try to wash my hair every 2-3 days depending on what I am doing.  Its fun because you can get the brunette version so the white doesn’t show up in your hair! 

NUME Wand

My wand is how I get those pretty looking curls you often see me wearing.  I love my NUME and seriously feel everyone should own one.  They aren’t always the cheapest but I’ve linked the cheapest I could find.  You can also try hunting Winners they usually have some for less too.

 

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