As products go, I am not easily impressed. That’s why I don’t make product recommendations nilly willy. Yet, if a product is extraordinary because it has multiple benefits or saves time, I perk right up and take notice.
In this post I’d like to offer you the following recommendations of products that I personally use and love. Consider it a Christmas gift list for your hair (or somebody else’s )
Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer – The Q-Redew Hand-held Hair Steamer is one of the most useful tool’s any girl can have, especially in the winter. It provides a boost of steam for instant moist to dry, parched hair. It also helps make your pre-poo more effective when you steam your hair in advance of applying your oils/conditioners. I love that it’s portable and works quickly. You don’t have to sit confined under a traditional steamer anymore.
Hot Head Thermal Hair Wrap – If you are tired of being tethered to a chair to get your deep conditioning done on wash day, look no further. This heat cap is microwaveable and you’ll get at least 20 minutes of steady heat while being able to move around, do chores etc. Check out this video sharing some useful tips on how to use it.
Goody Flex Barrettes – Not only are these barrettes stylish, Goody Ouchless Updo Barrettes can be used to help you stretch your roots while your hair is drying after washing. I use my Good Flex Barettes almost all of the time. I have both the brown and black colors and in the small and large sizes. I use them to clip my hair up at night when I want to preserve my wash ‘n go, twist out or braid out. I also use them to create ponytails and up-dos. This is a very versatile hair accessory!
Goody Elastic hair ties – Naptural85 shared a DIY video showing how you can make these yourself. I’m not a big DIY girl because I don’t have much time to devote to such projects. That’s not to say I never DIY. I just feel you can get these for such a low price, why bother making them? Well, unless you just like that kind of thing When I’m wanting to add a little stylish accessory to secure the end of my ponytail, I use these but for the most part I like using these hair ties to protect my ends at night when I sleep or throughout the day when traveling. Here’s a cheaper brand with lots of stylish options:
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Mask – I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I had read a number of people say it didn’t have enough slip. However, I think it has great slip. It could be that our hair types are different. I have a looser curl pattern and fine hair so the product was very easily applied. More importantly, my hair felt very balanced (moisture & strength) after using. I find this mask to be a great maintenance product for mitigating hair breakage.
Curls Blueberry Control Paste – OK it’s not really made from blueberries but it smells awesomely like so. Even more beneficial, it does a great job of taming my edges for most of the day without causing breakage. I have to hide it or my daughter gets a hold of it and starts using it up! The control paste comes in a passionfruit scent as well but I have never tried that one so can’t attest to if it’s as effective at holding down the edges as this formula or if it’s just a matter of scent.
Cassandre Beccai’s Hair Milk – This is my #1 product moisturizer. I LOVE it so much. It is a moisturizer and conditioner in one. It can be used daily and it smells awesome. I have an older bottle (used to be called Oatmilk & Honey Daily Conditioner) that I got before Cass redesigned it so photographed here, is the newer bottle. You can use this product to finger detangle your hair as well. It makes detangling effortless and you hair is left moisturized and soft.
Cassandre Beccai’s Grow Your Hair Faster Course – This is not an actual physical product but it is a very comprehensive course if you are looking to develop a simple but effective hair growth regimen. You’ll learn 8 habits that help with length retention as well as two in depth prescriptions for hair growth. Plus it’s only $17
Here’s to a very Merry December filled with shopping and cheer!