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The Two Hair Products I Cannot Live Without

July 27, 2017

If you were left on a deserted island and could only take one thing… Well let’s not go that far, but I do want to share two hair products I cannot live without.

As far as hair goes, I’d have to say mine is average. I have been keeping very long for the last few years, but other than that it is a very average texture (not super soft but not rough) and a very average thickness. I do not like to put a lot of heat on my hair. Over the course of a week I might blow dry my hair ONCE! I am so pro air-drying! My hair stays healthier longer and it grows faster if I minimize the amount of heat I apply to it. Keeping with that theme, I curl or flat iron my hair two to three times a week (typically on Friday and/or Saturday).

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When I do fix my hair I like it big! I mean…the bigger the hair the closer to God, right? I do not leave the house without my hair teased. I cant stand the way my hair looks when it sits flat to my head (even though I think that was the style back in junior high…thank goodness I have moved on). With that in mind, you can imagine the amount of hairspray I go through. I used to use Rusk and buy it from Marshalls or TJ Maxx, but it became a bit of a pain to make a trip there just for some hairspray. Now I use Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray. This hairspray is exactly what it says it is. The finish is very flexible, yet it holds your hair. Some hairsprays can give you helmet head, and that is not attractive. I’ve gone through so many different brands to find the one that has a very natural finish. If you want a solid flexible hold I suggest Rusk for a splurge, and Dove if you want to save.

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Dry Shampoo

Do I even need to type anything else? I discovered dry shampoo way too late in life. If only college Caitlin knew the time she could have saved with dry shampoo. I am beyond thankful to reap the amazing benefits of the canned powder now though. Again, I have a splurge and a save option for this too. Splurge: Aveda Shampure. I only tried this product because I had $20 off at a local salon, so what better to spend it on than dry shampoo?! You can literally never have enough of this stuff (stocked in your cabinet I mean, because if you put too much on your head it’ll look like you’ve gone grey). Save: Dove Volume and Fullness. No, this is not a sponsored post. I just love Dove products that much. This can of dry shampoo costs less than $4 and lasts for three to four weeks. My best tip for use: apply it to your hair before going to bed to give it time to soak in.

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