It’s that time of year where you’re transitioning your wardrobe, which means you’re probably changing hair care products, too. With “The Great Gatsby” movie release in May, we’re already seeing celebrities chopping their locks and being influenced by Daisy Buchanan. Read on for more…
This Spring, short hair is having a moment, with sleek bobs, elegant waves and even bouffants. To get the “retro-chic” look from the ’20’s, you’ll be relying on hair products more than ever. Here is a sampling of products to help you get glamourous hair and the best part is that you can find most of them in your drugstore or discount store!
Pantene Global Ambassador and Celebrity Stylist, Danilo has this tip for re-creating a classic crop like Daisy Buchanan. When trying to achieve this look, it is important to commit with a blunt chop and crisp lines, so applying Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème to wet hair before drying can help. If you’re not ready to commit to the crop, Danilo suggests trying a faux bob by folding the length of your hair under and pinning to create an illusion of the shorter style.
Good hair always starts with clean hair and for Spring, I’m loving the WEN Spring Gardenia Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner (sample provided by Guthy|Renker on behalf of WEN). The soy-based formula is good for all hair types and textures. It has key peptides, marine collagen, and amino acids designed to deliver strength, moisture, and hydration to get your hair in perfect shape. I love the fragrance with notes of green tea extract and gardenia.
If you have curly hair, you know that finding the right products can sometimes be a challenge. L’Oreal Paris has just added the EverCurl Sulfate-Free Curl Care System to it’s already-impressive lineup of hair products. One of the standout products in this line is the Sculpt & Hold Cream Gel. This is a rich leave-in creme that hydrates and conditions hair + a weightless styling gel for shaping. Brilliant!
The upkeep with color-treated hair can be expensive. To extend my color, I use Clairol Root Touch Up once between color appointments. It’s simple, easy to use (I’ve never had a bad result–ever!) and quick. Clairol Root Touch Up has a new Expert Control Brush and a new rounded tray. Overall, it looks and feels like the tools your stylist uses in the salon. Bonus: my stylist approves!
In this day and age, everyone can use a good styling tool and Kiss has introduced a new Silicone Styler Flat Iron that minimizes damage to hair. This professional-grade flat iron heats up to 410 degrees, while the silicone bars on the plates condition hair and drastically reduce the damage caused by traditional flat irons. The ceramic tourmaline technology also helps counteract frizz, so if a smooth style is your thing, the Kiss Silicone Styler Flat Iron is an inexpensive ($24.99) option.
Once you’ve got your Spring style perfected, you need a good hairspray to lock it into place. I’m forever on the lookout for a good hairspray and I’m really liking new John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray. It’s ultra-light formula creates body and volume with a boost of shine, for hold that lasts all day. In using this hairspray for the past few weeks, I haven’t experienced buildup or flaking. I definitely plan to buy this again, as it’s budget friendly and works great.
Many retro-inspired hairstyles can benefit from using bobby pins. Simply take a section of damp hair, form into a loose curl or wave and pin with Goody Bobby Slides. When dry, remove pin and brush out. Perfect waves!
Have you changed your hair products for the spring season? Let me know in the comments!
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