hair products i can’t live without

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i am definitely the type of person who uses my hair as a security blanket. i tend to wear my natural hair on most days since i like to keep my hair long and healthy, but i still use quite a few products on my hair to keep it from becoming a frizzy mess. i do heat style my hair sometimes, usually for a special occasion or for a pick me up if i’m not feeling like myself.

before getting into the products, i wanted to share some examples of my natural hair, as well as how it looks when i heat style it –

natural hair / curled / blow dried straight 

everyday products 

these are the products that i will typically use every single day (or at least as often as i wash my hair). if i’m not going to be heat styling my hair, i like to keep my hair routine short and sweet.

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love beauty + planet shampoo and conditioner 

since i last mentioned these, i’ve switched over to a new scent since i am not coloring my hair currently, and i really could use some extra moisture. i’m a sucker for the packaging of these, and both kinds that i’ve tried have smelled amazing. plus they are cruelty free and vegan, which is something i always look for when buying beauty products.

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renpure coconut whipped creme leave in conditioner 

my natural hair tends to be pretty frizzy and wild, so i need to use a thick leave in conditioner for added moisture. this one smells amazing and leaves my hair so soft.

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alba botanical leave in conditioning mist 

i use this leave in conditioner to smooth down frizz on my hair after i’ve slept on it. since i don’t like to wash my hair very often, i tend to stay away from heavier products to keep my hair from getting greasy.

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conair rainbow paddle brush 

my hair is super thick and gets tangled really easily, so a good paddle brush is a must have! i love the iridescent rainbow accents on this one.

products for heat styling

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infiniti pro by conair hairdryer with straightening attachment (different color linked, but same exact blowdryer!)

this hairdryer works so well for the price point, and i can go from straight from the shower to dry, straight hair in 20 minutes.

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chi straight guard smoothing styling creme 

this stuff is my #1 secret to straight hair without a flat iron! i use a pump and rake it through towel dried hair before blow drying. it smells amazing and my hair will stay straight for 3 days! i do think it’s a little pricey at full retail cost (at least for what i like to spend on hair products) but i can usually find it at tj maxx for half the price!!

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tresseme thermal creations heat tamer 

i have been using this stuff since high school, and i really feel like it helps to protect my hair when i do want to heat style it. it smells good and has been a staple in my routine for almost 10 years!

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bedhead curlipops curling wand, 1 1/4 inch 

my last curling wand broke over the holidays, and i spent my time finding a good replacement for it. i like having a larger barrel for looser curls, and i honestly do not think you can beat the price for the quality of this one. it heats up fast and is super easy to use.

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aveda air control light hold hairspray 

i hate hairsprays that are super thick and sticky. this one is really light but will hold my curls for a good amount of time. plus it smells super good on my hair, like all aveda products!

those are all the hair products i can’t live without! it seems like a lot but each one has a specific purpose in my routine. what’s one hair product you can’t live without?

XOXO GOSSIP GORRL 2

disclaimer: this post is not sponsored. all products purchased by me (or given to me by a family member). all opinions are my own.

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