4 Hair Products You Need to Know About

Kerastase Paris Elixir Ultime Hair Oil

As many of you know, I’ve had quite the hair situation the past few years. You can get the full scoop here first, and where I’m at now in this post. The main thing I’ve learned in the past few years is that I had no clue about hair products and needed a major education.

Honestly I thought they were a bunch of BS and I always felt like nothing ever worked on my thin fine hair anyway. So after my hair situation happened, I took a deep dive into hair products and now I know how to take care of my hair.

I was just at the salon last week and I asked my stylist how the health of my hair was, and he said it was great! All of the mega damaged hair is gone and my hair was slightly dry, but probably just because I came to him on day two hair with product in it. But otherwise he said it looked really good. And I feel like it’s so much healthier now that I know what I’m doing with it.

I know I have a lot more to learn, but I’ve got the basics down and I actively take care of it. I literally wasn’t doing ANYTHING to help it before.

So now that I’ve delved into the world of hair products, I have some that I love that you should know about.

toni & guy sea salt spray and aveda shampure

Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

This one will probably be a love it or hate it type. I love the smell of it and the waves it gives my hair. It does leave my hair with a slight crunch like a lot of salt sprays do, but I find if I wait until it dries and then I just play with my hair a little they soften and go away and leave me with a great natural wavy look. But I mostly use this to add texture to my hair before putting my hair up in a bun! I know it sounds weird, but I’ll spray this in, let it dry, get the crunch out and then pull it up into a textured bun. It adds some fullness to my head and gives my bun a put-together yet slightly messed up look that I like. A bun can be so formal, so I like to make it look more casual.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo*

There are so many dry shampoos out there now it’s impossible to try all of them, but of the ones I’ve tried, this one is the clear winner so far. I will not travel or go anywhere for 24 hours without this product. It’s a really light yet effective powder that soaks up oil and adds volume. I put it on my hands first, then apply to the root and the top few inches of my hair. It’s magic.

Kerastase Paris Elixir Ultime Hair Oil

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil*

First off, this product smells AMAZING. Delicious. Sexy even. Can’t recommend a product solely on smell (besides fragrance) but this product is also a really great hair oil. A little goes a long way for my thin locks, but if you have thick hair and are in constant need of oil — get this product. You can put it in your hair when it’s damp or dry. I’ve used it both ways and it makes your hair soft and smooth.

oribe dry texturizing spray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

I had to try this spray because I had seen so many people rave about it — I needed to know what all the fuss was about. I’ve been buying it ever since. And this stuff is not cheap, it goes fast, and it’s worth every penny. Especially for fine thin hair that needs some volume and texture, I haven’t found a product I like better. I’ve found others that work well, and I’ll use them, but this one still rises to the top. Also, it smells amazing and comes in a travel size!

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An * after the product denotes that it was sent/given to me. All opinions are honest and are my own.

Photos by Emma Weiss