great lenghts | part II

Yesterday I whined about how slowly my hair grows. So in the meantime, I’m doing everything I can to take SUPER good care of it so that it grows quickly. I have several products that I love and a few new ones that I’m about to try.

Here are my hair care staples:

SEBASTIAN Shampoo/Conditioner in Drench or Penetraitt (though I’ve tried them all).

A while back, I asked the woman who was cutting my hair to recommend a shampoo/conditioner brand (other than the seemingly exclusive Kerestase) that wouldn’t break the bank but was worth a splurge. I’d tried everything under the sun at Target and had yet to find a favorite, something I wanted to stick with. She turned me on to Sebastian and I never looked back. At $16 each (shampoo/conditioner) it’s not cheap but it lasts forever (at least 2-3 months for an every other day hair washer) and it’s totally worth it.

Rusk w8less Ceramic Hair Dryer $79

I had been using the same $30 Conair hair dryer for the past 5 years when I finally caved and bought this one. I read tons of reviews and this one stood out. It. was. worth it. My hair is so soft and silky after I dry it and I don’t feel like I’m damaging it as much. I hope this dryer lasts me a while.

Nisim FAST Shampoo $18

This might be a total gimmick, but I bought it. This shampoo is supposed to create “maximum length in minimum time”. I’ve only been using it every other day for about 2-3 weeks now so I can’t say I’ve seen any outstanding changes but I’ll stick with it until it’s gone. Worth a try, right? It would probably work better if I used it every day, but I can’t justify blow-drying my hair every day…serious damage.

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo $11 (small bottle)

A friend turned me on to this about 3 years ago and it’s been a staple ever since. It lasts FOREVER. I think I’ve had this small bottle for over a year. The tip dispenser lets you add the powder to those extra greasy spots and then you just rub to disperse with your finger tips. It smells amazing too. It’s the only way I could survive washing my hair every other day. (I got a sample of this in my Birchbox though so we’ll have to see how it stacks up.)

I also recently purchased this Sebastian Penetraitt Deep Strengthening and Repair Masque. I keep reading that a deep conditioning treatment will help keep hair healthy and grow longer/faster. I’m giving that a try this week.

I’m also going to test out this Sebastian Whipped Creme (light conditioning style whip). It’s supposed to encourage wave/curl while keeping hair soft, light and shiny. No more crunchy beach waves for me. I’m hoping this is the perfect product for summer air-dry hair.

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