Last week I told you all about my favorite bargain beauty products, and you guys loved it so much, I thought this week I’d post about my favorite beauty splurges. Just like last week, I pulled these items straight from my own arsenal. Today I’m focusing on hair care products because…well…we fab housewives use a lot of them! And even though there are so many bargain buys out there, every now and then a girl’s gotta splurge. The fact is, no one loves to save money more than I do (okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement). But sometimes a product is so amazing, it’s totally worth forking over all that dough.
Like John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo and Citrus & Neroli Detangler, for example. This is my favorite sulfate-free shampoo. The sulfate in shampoo is what causes it to lather, but it’s also incredibly drying and damaging to your hair. Some people hate sulfate-free because the lather is what makes them feel like their hair is getting clean. It took awhile to get used to no lather, but I quickly learned a trick: just wash with a small, dime-size amount, rinse, then wash again. Viola! You get lather that doesn’t dry out your hair! As for the conditioner, it’s so lightweight, it can actually be used as a leave-in or wash-out, depending on your preference. $16 is a lot to pay for a few measly ounces, but the volume and moisture I get from this duo is unparalleled to anything else I’ve ever used.
Moroccan Oil is a lifesaver for anyone with color-treated or easily-damaged hair. Just a few tiny drops applied to towel-dried tresses make them silky, soft and shiny. It’s the perfect solution to flyaways, and an excellent protectent from heat styling tools like blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons. Oh, and the smell is just heavenly. Don’t let the $40 pricetag for 3 ounces deter you, because a little goes a very long way, and this oil works miracles!
Healthy, commercial-worthy hair is often the result of a deep conditioning treatment. I love this Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Hair Masque because, in addition to Macadamia Oil, it’s also packed with natural ingredients like Argan oil, tea tree oil, algae extracts, aloe and chamomile oil. I apply it in the shower once a week, but only from the ears down. I then twist my hair up into a shower cap, run my blow dryer under the cap for a few minutes (obviously I’m out of the shower at this point), and let it soak for 20-30 minutes before rinsing. The masque hydrates thirsty split ends, and makes my hair so much more manageable.
I’ve saved the best for last. If you could only pick one splurge item from this list, TwinLab Women’s Ultra Daily Multi-Vitamins would be the one. These were recommended to me by my doctor, just as an excellent daily multi, but the side-effects have been incredible. My hair is healthier and grows faster and stronger. Even my hair stylist, who always recommends prenatals to her clients, now recommends these after she saw how improved my hair looked. My skin is clear, hydrated, and has a radiant glow. My nails have grown! I can actually get manicures now, because these vitamins completely restored my dry brittle, breaking nails. I also have more energy. Like lots more! Like, to the point where my alarm goes off, and there’s no need to push the snooze butter because I’m excited and ready to seize the day! The one down-side is they can really upset your stomach if you don’t take them with food. I typically split my dosage, taking the first 2 with my breakfast, along with a glass of milk for good measure, then the second two with dinner. Easy peasy. Get them now! You’ll thank me later.
My favorite part about last week’s post, were all of your suggestions. I would love to hear from you again.