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Jen’s Pick: Healthy Hair Care

Hey there tartelettes!

Have you been on the hunt for natural hair products to help tame your mane? Skin care and hair care go hand in hand in my book; we care so much about the products we apply to our face so why not give the rest of our heads the same treatment?

Here are a few of my fave’s that will be sure to have your locks growing and flowing:

 

·  Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner

·  Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo

·  Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm

·  Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment

· Ojon Dry Recovery Hydrating Conditioner

 

 

mmyHair Perfection in 1, 2?!

I have very long & thick hair that is cut into long layers–no, I’m not complaining. However, I do have two gripes when it comes to my tresses that I think affects most of us: flyaways & frizzy ends. You know what I am talking about; right after you spend too much time on your blowout and your part is full of stand up broken pieces. Or when your stylist gives you the perfect piece-y layers and then when you try to replicate, the ends of the layers look more like the edge of a broom—ick.  Well, fret not! A few years ago my style-savvy friend Sam introduced me to 2 products that solved  my issues: Emi-Jay hair ties & Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom.  Another confirmation these are AMAZING— I was flipping through this month’s InStyle Hair issue and they featured BOTH products in their ‘Great Hair A-Z’ article!

Why so great? Emi-Jay ponytail holders are the second greatest thing for hair damage since Goody eliminated the metal bits on their ponytail holders. One day two teenage pals from LA, Emi and Jay, decided to sell the elastic hair accessories they had been making for themselves. Now, it’s a stylist favorite.  I first saw these when Sam was wearing one on her wrist (she also hails from LA); I thought it was just another silly bracelet stacked amongst the others. When I was complaining about my ponytail dent over lunch, she pulled her “silly bracelet” off her wrist and handed it over.  From that moment on I was hooked & the next day I ordered a whole tub (see below). These simple ties have the perfect elasticity, don’t leave a pony dent and WON’T RIP YOUR HAIR.

Sam’s second hair rescue was Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom. This rich cream moisturizes and protects hair & although the directions suggest to apply it to damp hair before drying, I do the opposite. After I blowout my hair I apply the smallest pea-size amount to my hands, rub them together then apply lightly to the edges of my hair & my part. A little goes a long way with this non-greasy formula & it does exactly what its name claims: Silk Groom. It seems to close off and treat any tears in both the hair shaft and cuticle. Pretty simple, pretty amazing.

So, whether it’s static in the winter or humidity in the summer you can have hair as perfect as Emmy Rossum’s. Who would have thought no-damage was as easy as two products?!

Xo,

Kristin

Sulfate free shampoo!

I’ve always been a firm believer that consistently changing your shampoo and conditioner is good for your hair. Whether or not it’s actually true I’m not quite sure, but it 100% works for me. The one major pro to this is that I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing. As for my hair products, I alternate between salon and drugstore brands—sometimes I splurge and other times I’m on a budget. I’ve had some amazing (and not so great) results from both types of brands. I’m currently squeezing the very last teeny, tiny drop out of my Redken set (great salon results!). Tomorrow I’m hitting up my local CVS and at the top of my radar is the new L’Oreal Everpure collection. This is the first drugstore brand that’s sulfate free and contains UV filters for color treated hair! It sounds right up my alley and as a self-proclaimed product junkie I DO think it’s crucial that if you color your hair you SHOULD use color protecting products. Rumor has it the rosemary mint deep conditioner is fab and smells amazing—I can’t wait to get my hands on it! When it comes to my beauty products I always avoid harsh toxins and look for healthy ingredients.
-Kristin