This week we are all are sharing hair products we are currently Obsessed with.
Of the four of us I would say I am least qualified in the hair department because I am pretty low-maintenance (at least when it comes to hair;). For one I dye my own hair- which I know my hair stylist friends hate, but $13 every 6 weeks is just so hard to beat! Second, I am lucky enough to get my trims in my own house (and sometimes in my work parking lot) by my friend Alex who now works with me, but used to be a hair stylist at my friend Jamie's salon in Colorado.
Beyond that my routine consists of washing my hair about twice a week and then just conditioning it each night before bed. Then I twist my hair on top of my head with bobbypins, go to bed, and shake it out the next morning and hope it looks 1/2 way decent. Once a week I also use Olaplex No. 3 on my hair overnight (I will talk about in another post because it is amazing!).
I am obsessed with Coconut Oil (Like majorly obsessed. I use it for everything! Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in Island Fresh is my absolute favorite.)
It is free from all harmful chemicals
The price was super low! $5.99 a bottle at Target!
So I purchased the Coconut Creme Shampoo and Conditioner for both my daughter and I to use. Before this we had been using Carol's Daughter which I still like, I just like to switch back and forth between quite a few products. Product ADD I guess you could say!
The Coconut Creme is great for dry and damaged hair which I definitely have. If you have seen my picture then you can see that my hair is a level of blonde that is basically glow in the dark and that doesn’t come without some damage! I have used expensive products in the past (Kerastase, Aveda, etc…) but for the last couple years I have just felt silly spending that much. But I have to say I am pretty impressed with the Renpure products! I like that they are free of sulfates, parabens and synthetic colors (they are Gluten Free also). I also love that the bottle says they test on the Redmond family members, never on animals!
My daughter has wavy hair that gets curlier towards the nape of her neck. I love her curls so much, I call the ones by her neck her “curly fries” they are the cutest! The top of her hair is much looser waves. I have actually only cut her hair once in her whole life because the ends are healthy and it doesn't grow very quickly- plus she has amazing blonde ends on her hair and I don’t want to cut those off:) In the summer she also gets gorgeous natural red/copper highlights.
Even though we never use heat on her hair, it is a little dry and our beach lifestyle doesn’t help- we spend A LOT of time in the sun, ocean and chlorine. The Coconut Creme product keeps it well moisturized and her curls look great.
In addition we both use a mixture of Carol's Daughter products to style our hair. Oddly enough, while we have very different hair but my hair responds really well to heavier product that also works on her hair. So I put a small amount (like a nickel) of Carol's Daughter Marguerite's Magic and mix it with a small amount of CD Hair Balm in my hands and then run it through both of our hair. I buy this product at Target also.
So that is our routine! Easy and inexpensive! Let me know if you have used any of these products and if so what you think of them!
Here is a review from beauty blogger Tracy Timberlake on some other Renpure products that she recommends for multiethnic hair. I have not tried this particular line, but the video gives a lot of great information.