Favorite Hair Products

I don't know about your hair but mine does nothing when I want it to and something when I don't want it to. I've struggled with thin, straight hair that I couldn't figure out what to do what with pretty much with all my life. I envied the girls in high school with the curly ringlets. I hated being a brunette. I wanted my hair to be shiny and blonde. But they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I went from thinking crimped hair looked good, to flat-ironing my hair until it was pin straight (you'd laugh at my high school yearbook photo!!), to getting a way too short for my liking hair cut, and back again. Now I've finally embraced my hair the way it is naturally, as everyone should! Through trial and error I've found what works! 

There are a few hair products I use either daily or on an every other day basis. I've found that for my thin, naturally straight hair these products are so far the best I've yet to discover. 

Dr. Bronner's Magic Castile Liquid Soap is my favorite shampoo and body wash when I shower. This product is not tested on animals, made with fair trade ingredients from around the world, and comes in yummy scents like Rose and Citrus Orange. Dr. Bronner's cleans my hair while giving me something to work with after I shower - it doesn't give you that feeling of stripped hair like other shampoos. Plus with all natural ingredients it's better for you!

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in product is fabulous for when I don't condition in the shower (when I do I use healthy sexy hair soy milk conditioner!) because it detangles, adds shine and repairs damaged hair. Those are just 3 of the 10 advantages of this product. Get it, it's a 10? It's also got over 1,400 reviews on Amazon with almost a full 5 star rating. Now that's something to trust, and I totally do. I love this product and use it constantly!

In addition to using my It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in I use this Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray by TONI&GUY. It's a versatile product - I've used it at the beach after swimming in the ocean to give my hair some bounce, and also after showering at home. It truly adds texture and body to my thin hair. Whenever I touch up my hair with a flatiron or add curls to my hairstyle this spray helps to maintain and keep my hair feeling gorgeous and full of life.

Have you used any of these products before? What do you find works best for your daily styling routine? 

The 3W // July 23, 2014


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A Day in the Life

I am happy and honored to share with you a piece I wrote for Iris of Hey it's Iris about a day in the life of, well, my life! When Iris reached out about showcasing different bloggers every day lives I was super excited. As a part time blogger I felt it was a great opportunity to tell my story and share what I do in my every day life besides running blue poppy blog. You can read more and the my post on Hey it's Iris here!