Ok. I am bored so thought I would post my product favs:
Shampoo: MOP - Lemongrass one?? Conditioner: Inecto - Pure Coconut Oil (can we say YUUUUM!) Treatment: Wella Biotouch - Straight OR Revlon All Soft When I straighten my hair: Bed Head - After Party OR Revlon Velvet Whip. When I curl my hair: Tresemme Curl Activator Spray For the beach hair look: Kevin Murphy Hair Resort - I FREAKIN LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The smell, the look, the feel. It also gives it volume which is really cool.
These are pretty much my staples. I have about 50 hair products but always go back to these.
Shampoo: Pure Abundance every day and I use the Rosemarry Mint once a week to clean out any build up.
Conditioner: Pure Abundance
Styler: Pure Abundance hair potion. this stuff is amazing and all I use for daily styling.
for special events where I need a bit more hold or fanciness I will use the Aveda Air Spray. I do find the scent overpowering and I wont spray it in my washroom because the air goes funny in there. I usually go out on my balcony and spray it there. My stylist tells me this is the only hair spray that doesnt go into the blood stream?
EDIT: now that I'm a deep shade of brunette and have a much shorter 'do, I now use the following:
ive also tried manyyyyyyyyyyyyy hair products and none seemed to work for me..i think the ingredients in the products werent doing me any justice..my hair is neither silky straight nor nice and curly....its in between i.e. wavy/curly and so difficult to take care of!!!
when its straight its very nice but i dont like to use irons that often on my hair...once in a while is ok...
anyways so recently i ordered some hair products from jessicurl.com and im actually very happy so far!!!
I got a Wen starter kit from QVC and I loved it so much that I sprung for the 32 oz. bottle of Sweet Almond Mint cleansing conditioner yesterday. (I've never done that before...I have product ADD). I love it. My hair is really soft and my color doesn't budge!
Cibu Shang High Shampoo
Cibu Shang High Conditioner
Kerastase Bain De Force Shampoo
Kerastase Ciment Anti-Usure Conditioner
Pure Coconut Oil as a pre-shampoo treatment and very little as a leave in.
Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Anti Breakage Treatment Mask
Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Moisture Mask
Tigi S Factor Serious Conditioner
Fudge Hair Mask (can't remember the name but it's the one that smells of coconut)
Cibu Miso Knotty Detangeler
Frederic Fekkai Oceanique Tousled Waves Spray
Bed Head Afterparty Smoothing Cream
Bed Head Manipulator
Kerastase Noctogenesist Serum Nuit
i actually really love john freida! i always keep bottles around. i use sheer blonde to bring out the beige tones in my hair even though its light brown! it really works good 4 that. i also love biolage and i love trying new deep conditioners at sally's. the ion brand they sell is freaking fabulous! everything smells so good like coconuts and candy, and my hair stays so healthy.
I'm way too cheap to spend big bucks on higher end hair care products so I can't vouch for any unless I've gotten samples of them to try out.
But the best shampoo and conditioner that I've found drugstore wise has got to be L'oreal Vive Pro Pearl kind, I think its called? It's in the pink bottle. I have yet to actually buy both the shampoo and conditioner, because I already have so many bottles of shampoo laying around my bathroom that aren't even nearly used up and someone else in the house just seems to keep opening up new bottles grrrr! But I did sign up online for a free sample of it and tried it 2 3 times and each time it gave me the same results consistently. I had such gorgeous shiny, soft, I want to run my fingers through it all day hair. And it also made my thick long hair air dry alot faster too. I will say that the deep conditioner in that line SUCKS though, as with all deep conditioners that I've tried. So just get the reg. conditioner and you'll be good =]
I also am in love with the $1 tiny bottles of hot oil treatments (the olive oil one preferably) from sally's beauty supply. Again, my hair was just so nice and lovely to the touch from it and one bottle can even give me 2 uses which is amazing since I have so much hair.
I love everything Kerastase. I use maquintense as my hair treatment, do aqua oleum and vita cement vials every month. I use oleo relax serum or chroma reflect serum before I flat iron and ciment thermique before I blowdry. It just works with my hair!