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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Hair Product Hits & Misses

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Happy Wednesday, y'all!  There's something about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that kicks the blogosphere into fall mode.  I was ready for fall until I tried on my NSale goodies and photographed them outside for my try-on post.  Y'all, I was sweating after two minutes.

So I'm staying in summer mode.  The high is 92 today, and the weather where I live typically stays warm until right before Halloween.  My favorite part about summer?  Summer hair.  I get a little blonder, and I let my hair just do its thing.  Embracing summer hair requires the right products, so for the past two months, I've been trying products so that you don't have to.

I'm going to share my experiences with six hair products - good and bad!  (Only four are photographed because I tried a couple more, both were on extreme sides of the spectrum, so I didn't want to leave them out!)  For reference, I have medium length hair that's oily at the roots and color treated.  My texture is all over the place.  (I was on chemo pills nine years ago and lost a lot of my hair.  When my previously stick straight hair grew back, it had a bit of a natural wave to it.)






Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam ($26)  I had really high hopes for this product.  I purchased it after another blogger was raving about it, and I couldn't try it fast enough, as I was training my hair to only be washed every three days at the time.  Y'all, it was bad.  It made my hair a grease pit.  I tried it in so many different scenarios, and realized that the only time I didn't hate it, was when I used it a day after washing my hair.  (I don't typically touch dry shampoo until day four of no hair washing, so it seemed like a waste of product.)  I think if you have a dry scalp or dry hair, you will probably have a better experience than I did.  But if your hair is oily, run don't walk.

Verdict - MISS


Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo ($4)  This stuff is awesome.  Last week, I had a bad experience with a leave in conditioner.  I also felt really bad (#transparency), and just didn't have the energy to wash/dry/deal with my hair.  It was not a good combination.  I sprayed some of this on my day two hair, and then a little more each day to freshen it up and zap the mix of oil and leave in conditioner.  It also added some really lovely volume to my hair.  The smell is great, and when applied properly, I've not had any issues with reside.

Verdict - HIT





IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel ($15)  When I used this on damp hair, I wasn't really impressed at first.  My hair had a little texture, but I felt like I looked a little messy.  Day two is when this product really shines.  You wake up, and your hair looks like you hit the beach before you went to the office.  Day three is the same story - beautiful messy hair.  If your hair has a good bit of natural texture or if you go to bed with damp hair, I would give this product a try. 
(PS - The $15 price is for a bottle three times the size of the bottle shown above.  A little bit of this product goes a long way.)

Verdict - SPLIT




John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air Dry Waves Styling Foam  ($8)  I really wanted this to work.  It's affordable, and it was recommended to me by so many people.  I got the same results from this product that I got when I put a random Kenra styling oil in my hair and hoping it would create some kind of waves.

Verdict -  MISS


Brigogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($9)  I was really excited to try this as my hair is getting longer and requires a little more de-tangling in the morning.  The oil slick leave in conditioner that I referenced when talking about the Dove dry shampoo above?  It was this.  I only put it on my ends, but somehow my roots even got oily.  (And the bottom of my hair is pretty dry, and it managed to become an oil slick.  How?!)

Verdict - MISS




Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt ($19)  This stuff is amazing.  When I was training my hair to be washed every three days, this stuff helped me get there.  It's basically a salt scrub that you use as a shampoo.  It gets all of the oil and product build up out of your hair and makes it shine like no other.  (I used this before going to a gala one evening, and I felt like I had red carpet hair because it naturally made it so shiny!)  I use this product once every three weeks.  I know that $19 can be a bit of a splurge for a hair product, but this one is well worth it in my opinion.

Verdict -  HIT


What is your favorite summer hair product?




22 comments:

  1. I want to try the dove dry shampoo! You can't beat the price. It's way cheaper than what I am using now

    www.cashmereandjeans.com

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  2. I love hearing honest reviews on beauty products! That cleansing purifying scrub sounds like something I should have!

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  3. Bummer about Drybar! I've tried a few of their other products and loved them!

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  4. I wish I could get my hair to look good after 3-4 days of not washing but I find my hair gets so oily when I work out, I really have to stick to every other day. I definitely want to try that last Christopher Robin product. Who doesn't want red carpet hair?

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  5. Brigogeo Leave-In Conditioner is my absolute favorite. It really keeps my ends hydrated.

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  6. I didn't like Dove's original dry shampoo from a few years ago, but I am alwaysssss looking for new ones. So, I am going to give this one a try! Love most of their products.

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  7. Love the Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves. I will have to look for your other suggestions.

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  8. Oohhh I def want to try the Dove Dry Shampoo! I love reading about new hair products to try. :-)

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  9. Noo, I'm so disappointed to learn that the John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air Dry Waves Styling Foam doesn't actually cut down on frizz. I was hoping to get some to tame my flyaways, but now I know that I should skip it. Great list of products!

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  10. I really wanna try the drybar shampoo foam! I love their triple sec spray.

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  11. Bummer about the dry bar shampoo BUT so glad you reviewed it because I was just about to order it! I also heard someone rave about it. I always use Dove dry shampoo.

    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  12. Oh! The coconut oil gel sounds really cool. I love beach hair :) haha

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  13. That detox shampoo sounds amazing! I need to try it out

    - xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  14. I don't use a lot of products on my hair but I do love a good dry shampoo. I'll have to check out the Dove one, I also should try the IGX- I love beachy waves and usually go to bed with damp hair :P

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  15. Some of these products I've never heard of before, but so hilarious that drybar brought out a shampoo foam too haha if you want this kind of product, ouai's is better ;)

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  16. happy to hear doves dry shampoo is a hit!! Always looking for new ones to try that don't leave my hair feeling so ick

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  17. I always hear so many good things about Dry Bar products! Good to know that I should probably pass on this product. You should try the Batist dry shampoo, I love it!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  18. Honestly, I always had my doubts with the dry shampoo foam. I have oily hair most of the time and I suspected that would happen to me too. Good to know!

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  19. It's always good to hear about bad products, not enough bloggers talk about them xx

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  20. I love living proof personally, but want to try dove because it's cheaper! Also I really love that you did misses, because not every product works for everyone!

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  21. Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo is my jam! And it's so underrated too! Glad to hear your experience with it was good too!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  22. Such great mini reviews! Thanks for sharing girl!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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