My Most Loved Hair Products!

When I am thinking about new blog ideas, I try to stick with content that I’m confident in! That is why you mainly see beauty-based posts. I have started to publish more fashion posts and really want to branch out into health and lifestyle writing as well! I get a lot of requests for my favorite hair products, but between you and me… I know zero things about hair! I have picked up tips and tricks from different stylists and I always make sure to ask a lot of questions at my appointments, but I still stick to what I know and don’t branch out too much when it comes to hair products.

Although I may not be super adventurous and monitor every new product release, I have discovered what works and what does not work over the years. To give you a little insight into my hair type, it is pin straight, thin, slightly damaged from having balayage color, and very long in length! When I look for shampoo and conditioner, I search for words like “volumizing, voluminous, thickening” – you catch my drift. I need as much help as I can get when it comes to my flat hair! I also enjoy using products to help reverse my dry ends and the inevitable damage that comes with color treated hair. I only want to continue going lighter (my hair is naturally dark brown) and purple toning shampoo has been my best friend! I gathered the products I use on a daily/weekly basis that I know work great for me and wanted to tell you why they have each been repeat purchases!

Joico, K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner 

I was encouraged to buy this shampoo and conditioner from a stylist that claimed her overly processed blonde hair was reversed back to it’s original healthy condition after using these two products together! I rotate this shampoo and condition into my weekly routine and I notice such a difference in how shiny and strong my hair feels after! I don’t think this K-Pak line will help with volume, but I still love how gorgeous my hair looks after I use it!

Joico, Body Luxe Shampoo & Conditioner 

This is the daily shampoo and conditioner that I use to keep my hair looking thick and clean! I buy the big mama sizes because I go through this stuff so quickly since I HAVE to wash my hair every day! I wish I could be a dry shampoo girl, but it’s so hard for me to get into! It does a great job at pumping up the thickness of my roots and giving me natural looking, voluminous hair that lasts all day long! I love the scent of the Body Luxe line too!

Rahua, Voluminous Shampoo 

The price tag of this product has me so shook, but I’m also so willing to pay it because I use it sparingly (only for special occasions) and I need the smallest amount to cover my entire head! It has the best natural/minty smell and it gives me super thick and volumized hair. It looks like I have teased my whole head once I finish blow drying after using this shampoo. I notice the biggest “before and after” difference with this product, so I will continue purchasing, but I wish they made it in a larger size that was more affordable per ounce, like Joico does with their liter sized bottles. One day!

Joico, Color Balance Purple Shampoo

I use a purple toning shampoo at least once a week! I apply it all over my head and leave on for 5-10 minutes so it can break down all the brassiness and give me the ashy tone of my dreams! This one does a great job at getting my blonde to be bright and neutral, without looking too gray! I also feel like it doesn’t dry out my hair as badly as some other toning shampoos have in the past! Although I use this for my balayage, I think it would be awesome for natural blondes that just want their hair to have a little added brightness!

Alterna Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray

This is the only styling product that I use every single day! I spray this on my roots when my hair is slightly damp and once I’m finished blow drying, I’m left with super thick and voluminous hair! I can 100% tell a difference on the days when I use this VS the days that I don’t use it! It is a MUST HAVE! I have repurchased this spray 4-5 times and I have no intention of ever stopping, it is SO GOOD!

I would love to know your most loved shampoo and conditioner combo! If you have fine, thin hair, please leave suggestions for thickening products in the comments! I would love to try something new! Have a great week and thank you for reading!

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Winter Fashion Favorites!

For this Maryland girl, cold weather style is all about staying warm and layering! I am about 5’3 and sometimes the combination of puffy coats, thick scarves and chunky knit sweaters can make me look like an unattractive marshmallow gal. Since I know the struggle of finding flattering, cozy clothes, I wanted to share with you some of my recent favorite pieces that have been on repeat all Winter! Many of these items look cute paired together, or worn separately; just depending on the occasion! I purchase a lot of my clothes from Nordstrom because they have an awesome points program, as well as top notch customer service in case you may have to return or exchange an item. I think you can definitely find similar styles from other stores though!

Elodie “Decon Longline Denim Jacket”

I didn’t realize how much I would wear an oversized, distressed denim jacket, until I purchased an oversized distressed denim jacket. You guys, I am SHOCKED at how many different ways I can wear this piece. I have layered a thick knit turtleneck, a hoodie, a big scarf; literally ANYTHING! I love the medium wash of this jacket because I can pair it with dark denim and I don’t look like a Mom from the 90’s in an all-jean outfit! The distressed look gives a super casual vibe, but you can dress it up with leather leggings and over-the-knee boots! I am just super happy I bought this and I think I’m going to find so many ways to easily transition this jacket into the Spring months!

adidas “Originals Trefoil Crewneck Sweatshirt”  

I love this Adidas “Originals” crewneck because it’s super comfortable and oversized (with pockets, people) but it helps give any outfit a trendy vibe, without being over-the-top! I am 25 and although I feel young enough to wear certain trends, I also don’t want to have an identical outfit to someone that is 10 years younger. This simple black and white top can be paired with denim or leggings! I think this looks adorable when worn underneath the denim jacket, but I love wearing it with a black bomber jacket for a casual, sporty look.

SPANX “Faux Leather Leggings” 

The BEST leather leggings that I have ever tried! They are the perfect combination of being stretchy and comfortable, while also holding their shape and flattering your curves! I am a size 4 and sized up to a Medium in these! I bought these on sale from Anthropologie, but I would also pay the full-price amount because I wear these constantly. I love the look of an oversized top with something more fitted on the bottom. You can dress these up or down and I know you will find a million different ways to style these edgy leggings.

Joe’s Jeans “Unpicked Hem Denim”

Joe’s Jeans are my absolute favorite fitting denim! They don’t stretch out in the waist, but still manage to miraculously fit my curvy lower half! I find it so hard to find jeans that just fit everywhere and these definitely work so well for me! The ankle cut actually fits me perfectly too, so I don’t have to worry about finding “Petite” or “Short” length in this brand. I love this pair in particular because they have the unpicked hem, which looks so cute against my Vans or booties! The distressed medium wash goes so well with darker tops! This is definitely another piece that I will be able to style in the Spring and Summer too!

adidas “Swift Run Sneaker” in the option “Clear Brown and White” 

These shoes are so comfortable and I love the neutral color. I have been wearing these non-stop! They pair so well with all of my “athleisure” outfits, but I would also feel comfortable working out in these as well! I loved how affordable these were too!

J.Crew Factory “Cozy Marled Pom Pom Hat” 

I have seen so many fashion bloggers wearing these pom pom hats and I am so proud to jump on the bandwagon! These will make an ordinary outfit super cozy and cute. I love this color combination because I wear a lot of black, gray, navy, and white! This one is super warm and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it out!

What have been your recent fashion favorites? What are your favorite stores to shop at? I would love to know! Thank you so much for reading this blog post and for supporting me through 2017. Whether you took the time to leave a sweet comment, follow me on Instagram, show your support in ANY WAY, just know it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. My big 2018 goal is to put out really helpful and fun content, I want people to go to my blog when they need advice and a laugh. Blogging and connecting with people is what I am most passionate about and I am excited to begin investing more and more into this dream of mine! I hope you all have the best day, I am so optimistic and peaceful about what this year is going to bring us. I really believe in fresh starts and I know 2018 will be mine!

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