If you've seen my recent Instagram posts, you'll know that I did things a little differently in a previous photoshoot. Yes, Sharon and I decided to turn an outdoor pool (okay, not "an"...more like my family's backyard pool, LOL) into a pond for a more wild photoshoot concept. And I have to say...we were both more than impressed. We were in absolutely awe. After that shoot, Sharon immediately started editing these photos and I started wowWWeEeEing at her amazing work. Yep, that's pretty much how we act of what you see outside of Instagram.
And when you partake in such an epic photoshoot, you know it has to be published on the blog! Because I wanted to share all of these cool images with you guys, I thought I might as well address one topic that I've been meaning to share with you guys - my current favorite hair products. As embarrassingly as it is to admit this, my hair was probably in the WORST CONDITION it has ever been in DURING this photoshoot. Not only did Sharon had to photoshop flaky dandruff out of my hair (#sorrynotsorry for the #TMI), but my hair also had dry and brittle split ends - honestly, these ends were probably drier than the Sahara desert. BUT, this blog post isn't all about sharing the gross conditions of my hair. Instead, I wanted to share with you guys the HAIRCARE ESSENTIALS that I've been using recently to turn my dull hair to more silky, conditioned locks. Read below to find out which haircare brands (and their products) saved the day, or better yet, my hurr.
Kerastase is a haircare brand that I've recently been seeing a LOT of on Instagram. Not only is their collection sold at my local gym, but there is a huge array of colorful Kerastase products at my hair salon as well. Like damn, this brand must be goooddd. And it wasn't just good - it was EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT. To be honest, I have never tried hair products that stunned the shit out of me or wow-ed me. Kerastase did just that, but in the best way possible. After just trying out their products ONCE, it was love at first sight.
In fact, my photographer, fellow blogger buddy, and business partner Sharon from @sharonlitz, gifted me two Kerastase products that literally changed the texture of my hair forever. What was meant to be a gift actually turned out to be a life-changing experience. Sorry guys - I swear I'm not being overdramatic here!
Let's take the Kerastase Elixir Ultime for example. This is a beautifying oil that combats dull, dry hair. THIS is what I have needed my entire life, but never discovered its existence until Sharon introduced me to this holy grail product. In the past, I've always used other hair products that I purchased from my previous hairstylist or even from Sephora - and these didn't do shit for my hair! The Kerastase Elixir Ultime provides a very fresh smell and adds a subtle softness to your hair, kind of like how your hair smells and feels so damn good after you pamper yourself to a haircut. This elixir makes me feel like I am pampering my hair 24/7, and I won't lie when I say sometimes I become addicted to applying this elixir 2-3 times per day.
The next product from Kerastase that I have to rave about to you guys is the Kerastase Aura Botanica Moisturizing Oil-Mist. Because I go HAM with applying the Kerastase Elixir Ultime throughout the ends of my hair, I spray this mist religiously on the top of my scalp where it is most dry. This keeps my hair away from the flakiness, dryness, and dullness that was once my mane at some point in time. Love love love this product and yes, I may be addicted to spritzing this on my head 2-3 times per day as well. Hope there's no such thing as overpampering your hair! ;)
Not only are Kerastase products designed with such a classic, sleek look, but the quality of their products are to die for. Both the products that I own smell absolutely amazing, but the results they produce for my hair are even MORE amazing.
Marc Anthony True Professional
After attending Marc Anthony's intimate Blogger Dinner event at Wolfgang Puck with best friend, Marisa, a couple months back, I started looking more and more into their haircare products.
One thing I have to say about Marc Anthony is that their products are AFFORDABLE AF. This is the golden ticket right here. When products are both affordable and deliver quality ingredients, that's when you have my attention. Whether I'm at home or traveling to a different city, I always make sure to utilize Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Gingseng Shampoo and Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner. Additionally, I bring the Marc Anthony 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Volume Hairspray with me on trips as well and it smells so damn good.
I love their products (so does my best friend Marisa) and we both can't imagine living without them!
John Freida US
Being the lazybutt that I am at times, I will admit that I have never bothered to use heat protectant before curling my hair with my T3 Wand. Maybe that's why your hair is so damn dry, Michelle, did you ever think about that? Whoops, sorry hair.
Thanks to John Freida US, they delivered a VERY generous collection of their haircare products to my house and my eyes went all heart eye emoji as I browsed through their assortment products. One of the products that immediately caught my interest was the John Freida Frizz Ease 6 Effects + Serum.
Now before I curl my hair, I always make sure to take the necessary precaution to use a trustworthy heat protectant hair serum and that's where this product comes into play. I also use this serum on my sisters' hair before I curls theirs with my favorite T3 Interchangeable Styling Wand, so it's safe to say that the Sun sisters vouch for this product as well ;)
A second product I wanted to share with you guys from the John Freida US collection is the John Freida Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner. I've always avoided leave-in conditioners, as I never wanted to deal with washing the product out of my hair 10 minutes after application. However, I LOVE how you can leave this product in your hair so I don't have to bother washing it out 10 minutes later! Additionally, it has one of the best scents ever and I swear I'm going to stock up on this product when I'm running low on it! This leave-in conditioner is best used when your hair is damp after a shower, and my hair never feels completely refreshed and hydrated until I spray this baby on.
So that's all of my current haircare favorites I have to share with you guys! Honestly, I love writing product reviews because not only do I get to try a bunch of new brands out, but I also get the liberty of choosing which products are worth sharing with you all! If you enjoy reading my product reviews and want to read more of these types of blog posts, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what else you'd like me to review when it comes to all things beauty, skincare, and makeup!