Thursday, June 03, 2010

What's Your Hair Issue?

We all have strong opinions about our hair. We have to deal with different issues (curls, frizz, limpness, split ends, etc.) and we try lots of products to help us out. Today, I'm taking on three hair issues: curly hair, fine/limp hair, and searching for hair care products on a budget.

If you have naturally (or chemically enhanced!) curly hair, you may want to try out Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding. It helps to transform curls and waves, making them shiny and lovely. The pudding helps to stretch out, soften, and elongate curls without making hair feel crunchy or gross. Curly Pudding smells really good, but there's also an unscented version if the original is a bit too powerful. Curly Pudding comes in three sizes (2 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz) and ranges in price from $7.00 to $38.00. Pick it up online here.

Dealing with fine hair can be tricky. It's soft and tends to fly away...or it just hangs lifelessly. To boost it up, you may want to consider Phyto's Actif Maximizing Volume Spray. You spray this on your towel-dried hair and then style it as usual. It makes fine hair look plumped up, but--like most volumizers--it does tend to change the texture of your hair. It makes fly aways less of an issue, so hair is easier to style. It also lasts all day long--an added bonus. Phyto products are available at Sephora stores and online.

Sure, the great recession is mostly over, but some of us still want to save a few pennies here and there. And one way is to cheap out on your hair care products. I usually use Matrix shampoo and conditioner that I buy at the salon. It's not the most expensive stuff in the world, but sometimes I just want to be cheap and try something I can pick up at Target.

Lately I've been using Pantene Ice Shine and Suave Humectant products. The one thing I've said over and over about cheaper shampoos is that they lather up beautifully--and I love that! Pantene's products are decent enough. They smell good and leave my hair soft and manageable. The cheaper Suave products are less satisfying. Though they're supposed to help moisturize dry hair, I have not noticed that my hair is more hydrated. I'm also not crazy about the way their products smell...they smell cheap. So--if you want to save money, I'd say stick with Pantene and forgo the Suave.

What hair issues do you have? If you want me to look into anything for you, leave me a comment!


Alluring Bath & Beauty said...

I'm going to have to check out that Phyto Volumnizer! That sounds fantastic!

I always go to Winners (TJ Maxx) to get my shampoo. You can get salon stuff for a fraction of the price, which means if I don't like it, I'm not overly heartbroken that I spent a ton of money on it!

phairhead said...

frizzy dry hair. and it acts bitchy when I flat iron it, feels dryer and unmanagable