7 Hair Products I Can’t Live Without

7 hair products

I have thin hair. It’s always been thin (but getting thinner), and it’s always been a thing for me. There are a few good things about thin hair though: it dries sooooo fast, it’s easy to style, and doesn’t take me long from start to finish if I’m doing one of my typical styles (beachy waves, straight, pony, bun). I try to stay positive about it, but then I look at people like my friends Alina, Grace, Jessie, Camille, oh for the love I could go on about my friends with amazing hair and I get hair envy.

The great thing about living in 2013 is that there are easy (and not too expensive) ways to make the hair problem better (ahem I’m not above extensions). So I feel lucky about that. If I’m going to have something that I don’t like about myself, at least this is one that is relatively easy to change.

I’ve also been coloring my hair since high school. I was born a very light blonde, but slowly and unfortunately in middle school & high school my hair started turning this ugly ashy brown color that does not need to be a crayon it’s so ugly. I worked as a receptionist at a salon in high school so the ladies there used me as their color guinea pig. I’ve been red (eek!), dark brown, and every shade of blonde and bronde (brown/blonde) you can imagine.

I’m still on the lookout for the perfect curling iron to get this look, a good shampoo & conditioner for thin colored hair, and a spray leave-in conditioner. Got any suggestions?

I have found some amazing tools that I use constantly:

Mane Message Hair Ties: Cute. Colorful. Doesn’t break your hair or make a big crease in your hair. I was hooked from my first tie. I don’t use anything else now.

Boar Hair Round Brush: Couldn’t blow my hair out without this guy.

Elchim Hair Dryer: This brand has many different options for hair dryers. The important thing is that it is a high quality hair dryer with high heat and a concentrator nozzle. That nozzle makes all the difference when you are trying to blow out your own hair. I’m not sure what I was thinking for the 27 years I didn’t have one of those.

Aussie Anti-Frizz Cream: I can’t use much oil in my hair so I use a bit of this anti-frizz cream to smooth it down before or after styling.

Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo or Lulu Organics Hair Powder: Magical. I use one of these products daily. I’ve tried a lot of hair powders and these are the best I’ve found so far for my thin hair. They absorb the oil, making my hair like new again.

CHI Flat Iron: Couldn’t live without my CHI. When I look back at photos pre-CHI I just wonder how we all got out of bed everyday. Correction, I did have a Hot Tools flat iron for a short period of time before it broke (it sucked anyway) and then I just went for the CHI and never looked back. Now they make tons of different types of CHIs. A tiny one, good for bangs. One that dries and straightens at the same time. And pretty much any color you can think of.

What are some of your favorite hair products?