My Current Favorite Shampoos & Conditioners

I’ve been asked a lot lately about my favorite shampoo and conditioner.  It changes frequently so I wanted to share what I’m currently using and loving on my hair!  Nearly all of these products are from the drugstore as well … Continue reading

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Review (& tips on the best hair serums for any budget)

I’m a die-hard MoroccanOil fan (read my rave review on it here) but my bottle was nearly empty so I picked up a bottle of Kérastase Elixir Ultime at Waves during my last highlight appointment. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about … Continue reading

Drugstore Hair Care Part 2

In continuation of my post about fantastic shampoos and conditioners you can pick up at your local drugstore, here are some of my favorite drugstore styling products!

Dry Shampoo

Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo $4.49

I’ve used several different dry shampoos, including a pricey one from Sephora, and this one by Dove is my favorite. It leaves my hair clean and fresh and has the classic Dove scent.


L’oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray $14.99

This is hands down the best hairspray on the market. It holds your style and it’s never ever sticky. Your hair is left soft and bouncy, without the feeling of having hairspray in it. Celebrities and hair stylists swear by this stuff and I can see why. This is the only hairspray I use. It also has a really distinctive, pleasant scent that’s very light. It used to only be available for purchase in Europe but was brought to the U.S. in 2008.

Styling Products

John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula $9.99

This serum won an Allure Best of Beauty 2011 Hall of Fame award for winning 12 times in the past. A little goes a long way and the light-weight formula leaves my hair smooth and shiny.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme $6.49

Allure featured it in “The 9 Best Ways to Fight Frizzy Hair.” It’s full of dimethicone, sweet almond oil and milk protein to smooth, lock out humidity and hydrate. It keeps blowouts straight and shiny and smells nice.

John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl-Perfecting Spray $6.49

This is my favorite product when wearing my hair naturally. It’s alcohol free and helps bring out whatever natural wave or curl your hair has. It’s full of olive oil, panthenol and magnesium to leave curls shiny, springy and defined without ever looking wet or feeling crunchy.

What are your favorite inexpensive styling products?

Drugstore Hair Care Part 1

In continuation of my previous posts (here and here) about my favorite drugstore products, here are some fantastic shampoos and conditioners you can pick up at your local Walgreens!  I have either tried or currently use all of these products.  Stay tuned for great drugstore styling products in Part 2!


John Frieda Sheer Blonde & Go Blonder Shampoos $6.49

All the John Frieda products I have tried are salon-quality.  I notice that my highlights are brighter, blonder and shinier when I use either of these shampoos.  I’m currently using the Go Blonder.

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo $4.99

I use this once a week for deep cleansing.  It rids hair and scalp of product buildup without overdrying.  It also smells like fresh green apples and the scent lingers on my hair.  It’s 92% biodegradable, has no silicones and contains sugar cane, lemon peel extract, green tea and acerola fruit extract…whatever that is!

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo $6.99

This super hydrating shampoo is full of coconut oil, egg whites and coconut milk.  It smells like a tropical vacation and leaves my hair really soft and fragrant.  Organix bottles are eco-friendly and manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin, which is an added bonus to this delicious shampoo.

Neutrogrena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo $5.99

This gentle shampoo is full of olive, meadowfoam seed and sweet almond extracts that deeply hydrate hair.  It also smells really great.

Daily & Deep Conditioners

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner $6.79

This conditioner has all the same effective ingredients as the matching shampoo I mentioned above, and leaves hair detangled and super soft.

L’oreal Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque $8.99

I absolutely love this deep conditioner.  I just ran out and need more ASAP!  It’s full of Omega-3 and 6 and it leaves my hair so soft and managable.  I use this once a week.  It’s also 100% vegan and smells heavenly.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner $3.99

I haven’t used this product in years but I remember really liking it.  It won an Allure Best of Beauty 2011 Cheap Thrills award.  It’s full of Australian sea kelp, aloe and jojoba oil and is a  fantastic detangler.  Plus you can’t beat the price!

What are your favorite inexpensive shampoos and conditioners?