Seven game changing hair products that I use!

May 9, 2016

Shout out Monday!

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Game changing hair products that I love

I wanted to start a new category called “Shout Out Monday” on my blog.  This is where I will give a little shout out to products and things that have made a difference in my life.

Today, I wanted to talk about some hair care products that I’ve been using and loving.  All but one of them are drug store items.

In this post, I’m going to focus on the hair care products that I use after I wash my hair.  I have fine hair but I have a lot of it.  Before using some of these products it would take a long time for my hair to dry – NOT anymore!

After gently towel drying my hair, I like to apply a quick drying primer spray to my hair.  My hairdresser used Redken Pillow Proof on me and I really liked what it did to cut down the drying time on my hair.  I also liked that it didn’t leave my hair feeling greasy.  Unfortunately, the one thing I didn’t like was the price.  One 5.7 oz bottle will run you about $20.00 at Ulta.  However, I’ve found a dupe that performs just as well as Pillow Proof for a fraction of the cost.  It’s called Blow Dry It (Quick dry primer spray) by L’Oreal Paris and it only costs $3.99.  You can find it at Target, Wal-Mart and Ulta or just about anywhere that sells L’Oreal hair care products.

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L’Oreal Paris Blow Dry It, Quick Dry Primer Spray.

The next product I like to use is also from L’Oreal. It’s their new Boost It (Air-whipped densifying foam).  I like to distribute this from the roots all the way down to the ends of my hair.  I notice a difference in the lack of volume in my hair if I don’t use this.  Again, its light weight and doesn’t make my hair feel greasy.

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L’Oreal Boost It Air-Wipped Densifying Foam.

Once I have these products in my hair, I will brush the products through with a wet brush called The Detangler.  I like this brush because it detangles my hair with out causing damage to it.

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The Detangler wet hair brush

Before I grab my blow dryer I reach for another brush, one that I’m really excited to talk about.   I’ve never really cared much about brushes until now!  I just bought this brush at Ulta and from the very first use I fell in love with it! It makes my hair feel smooth and silky after using it.  It’s called 1907 Square Thermal Brush from Fromm. It’s a little pricey at $17.99 but so well worth it!

The company describes their copper brushes to be:


Superior temperature control dries hair 30% faster reducing hand and wrist fatigue


Hand-crafted 100% boar bristle strip offers extreme grip and shine


Copper destroys 88% of bacteria preventing dandruff, itching and flaking


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Fromm 1907 Square Thermal Brush. 


The next day I usually don’t wash my hair.  I like to give it a break and what helps me go between washes is a really good dry shampoo.  For the longest time I used Batiste Dry Shampoo.  You can find this at most places like Target, Ulta and other drug stores. I prefer the one that smells like coconut, its called Tropical.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo

Lately though I’ve been using and loving the Living Proof dry shampoo.  I could honestly go three days in between shampoos using this product, I can only go two days with Batiste. I’m not a fan of the price but when a products does such a great job I will make an exception.  I purchase Living Proof products at my local Ulta.

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Living Proof Dry Shampoo

I finish off my hair style with TRESemme Expert Selection Platinum Strength Fortified Hold hairspray.

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TRESemme Fortified Hold Hairspray.

I like the way this holds my style without feeling sticky or crunchy.  I spray it once and it lasts all day. This can be found wherever TRESemme is sold.  I think I purchased my can at Walmart.

Here is a breakdown of what I use, the price and in the order I use it.

  • L’Oreal Paris Blow Dry It $3.99
  • L’Oreal Boost It Air-Wipped Densifying Foam $3.99
  • The Detangler wet hair brush at Ulta $8.99
  • Fromm 1907 Square Thermal Brush
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo at Target $5.99 or Ulta $7.99
  • Living Proof Dry Shampoo at Ulta $22.00
  • TRESemme Fortified Hold Hairspray at Target $4.99

I know going hair care shopping can be a little overwhelming with all the products that are out there to choose from.  Hopefully, my list will help and I would love to hear what you think of these products after you try them.  I would also love to hear about what products you use and can’t live with out.  I’m always up for trying new things.

Thanks for stopping by!




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