I have to get dressed every day. I don’t just mean put on clothes or take a shower. I mean get dressed. We have a professional dress code policy at our office, which means every morning I have to get up and do the whole hair and make up thing. It can be hassle, and it definitely gets old, but recently I discovered three products that I think are awesome and make it a little easier to pull off a professional appearance on a daily basis.
I have super fine, medium to thin hair. If I just wash and go with no product my hair feels like baby hair. Right now if you don’t have this type of hair you are thinking, “that sounds awesome.” Um… no. Let me assure you it isn’t. Super fine hair is almost impossible to style, and when you do try to do something with it just lays flat against your head, which looks horrible. I have to be super careful about what products I put in my hair because anything that weights it down will just make the flatness problem worse.
Let me introduce you to Redken Body Full shampoo and conditioner. It works wonders for flat, fine hair. Now, most hair stylists will tell you that shampoo doesn’t make that big of a difference. Those stylists? All have nice, thick, not fine hair. Shampoo and conditioner definitely makes a difference. And this stuff? Is like a miracle for my hair. I love it. It smells good. It cleans good. And most of all it doesn’t weigh down my hair.
I normally buy this product at the salon inside our JCPenny, but I’ve also seen it in the salon at Wal-Mart. I’m sure you can find a salon in your area that sales it. But please, buy it from a salon. I made the mistake of ordering form Amazon and I did NOT get the real stuff. Major bummer.
The next thing my hair needs is a really good root lifter, and let me tell you, I’ve tried TONS of them. So far the one that works best for my is Aquage Uplifting Foam. I squirt it directly on the roots of my hair (it kind of looks like mousse) and then squish it in all over my head. Then I blow dry my hair upside down and flat iron it. Amazing. It gives me enough lift (most days) to last through the entire day. Of course the longer my hair gets the more it pulls down, but mostly this stuff works like magic. I’ve never had any product give me the lift that this one does. Plus it doesn’t make my hair frizzy. A lot of the volumizing products I’ve used seem to create a lot of frizz. Not this one.
I do order this product from Amazon. I can’t find it locally (it is always sold out), and I’ve gotten the real deal every time I’ve ordered it. If you can find it at a local salon then I would suggest going that route. (Clicking on the photo will take you to an affiliate link.)
I’ve recently decided to change all of my makeup to new brands, which is a long story that I don’t really want to get into. I’ve always been a fan of department store quality cosmetics. My mom started me out in high school on Merle Norman and I just feel that the quality of higher end cosmetics is better. If the other brands work for you I think that’s great. I just haven’t had a lot of luck. One of the first things I wanted to do was find a new foundation/primer. Jodi recommended the Smashbox Camera Ready primer and I love it. It is really light and looks great. Plus it has 35SPF sunblock. I wear it with a powder foundation (which I will be changing soon) and I love it. I think the coverage is just right. It also lasts really well throughout the day.
I purchase this product at Sephora, but you can also purchase it online or find a store in your area.
What are your favorite products that help you get out the door in the morning? Also, I’m looking for a new mascara, which one is your favorite?
This was not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.