The following top ten hair products you need will help you survive in the face of a bad hair day. Go ahead and give your hair and beauty cabinets a thorough spring cleaning with these tips. Here’s what to toss and what to keep, and what to stock up on, and it’s all pretty cheap. Sweet! Take a look at our picks and must haves.
Top 10 Hair Products You Shouldn’t Live Without
1. Hair Elastics- Goodbye fabric colored hair ties and scrunchies. A thin plastic hair elastic is all you really need to tie back tresses on a windy, or bed head day. While drugstore brands offer a quick and affordable fix, investing in a higher quality hair elastic such as those from BLAX, is a worthy investment. BLAX hair elastics are a hairdresser favorite for a reason. Their firm and thick bands rarely stretch out, and stay tight all day long.
2. Round brush- If you’re a gal that blow dries her tresses then you likely need a round brush. Round brushes are ideal for smoothing out wavy and curly hair types, but they’re also a basic brush option for styling purposes. Flip and feather your bobs or layers with a round brush made from boar hair bristles, and avoid metal barrels when you can. Metal brush barrels heat up and when they do, they can damage and break your hair.
3. Clarifying shampoo- No matter how diligent you are about cleansing or how little daily product you use, you still need to use a clarifying shampoo at least once every couple weeks to help remove any product build up on your scalp. A clarifying shampoo can make your regular shampoo work better if you’ve grown accustom to using it, and it can also help prevent scalp conditions such as dandruff.
4. Paddle brush- You know what they say about 100 brush strokes a day. If you want truly beautiful hair you should start by brushing it every night with a paddle brush. A paddle brush or a basic Mason Pearson boar bristle and nylon mixed brush will help distribute your scalp’s oil throughout the shaft of your hair, making it shiny and smooth. If you have damaged or color-treated hair, aim to brush it nightly before bed with a paddle brush and after a few weeks you should see results.
5. Classic hairspray- A classic regular hold hairspray is an indispensable beauty necessity for securing hairstyles and also taming fly aways that are common during dry or windy weather conditions. A few hairdresser favorites include Elnett and Big Sexy, both aerosol hair sprays.
6. Short bobby pins- Add some versatility to your styling tools and stock up on small, itty bitty bobby pins. Smaller pins offer more versatility because they are less visible, and can be layered to create cool effects. For a fresh look, opt for colored bobby pins and use the short styles to pin back bangs, or add contrast to a braid, while securing loose pieces. While you should keep a small inventory of larger bobby pins on hand, the shorter options work just as well in a pinch, and they are right on trend.
7. Hot rollers- So what if you don’t have bigger than Texas hair, you still need a reliable set of hot rollers for creating formal styling options. A classic set will include rollers that will work on short, medium and long hair lengths. If you need more of a particular width, you can shop for a hot roller set specifically for your hair type. Some models are sold for short to medium, and medium to long hair. Find a good set of hot rollers, store them well and keep their parts together, and you’ll have them for years to come whenever you need to style your hair with more body and curl. There’s always something to celebrate!
8. Detangling brush- Ditch the comb or at least give it a break. A new wave of detangling brushes makes it easier than ever to comb out kinks without breakage or snapping damp hair. Detangling brushes can also be used to style the hair, so they offer a two in one versatility. If your hair needs extra care after getting wet then be certain you only brush from ends to the scalp. Brushing straight down from the scalp can damage the ends even more and cause excessive breakage. Always be gentle with damp hair, no matter your hair type.
9. Shears- In no way are we suggesting you try an at-home haircut, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own a basic set of shears for small emergencies. Whether you need to trim your bangs or help your partner trim his beard, a set of entry-level professional shears should be a staple in your hair arsenal. Shop at a quality beauty supplier and expect to pay at least $50 for a worthy pair that will cut smoothly.
10. Hair brightening shampoo- This one is for the blondes. Whether you color your hair or it’s natural you should maintain your blonde or platinum hue at home by using a brightening shampoo. A purple or bluing agent will help remove and yellow or brassy undertones, and help keep your highlights looking fresh. Use a violet based shampoo every other time you cleanse to keep your blonde bright.
While most of these hair products are a necessity for all hair types, you might find yourself needing something that isn’t on this list. What’s your favorite must have beauty product or tool? Leave a comment below and tell us what you can’t live without. Or better yet, come tell us in person.
Juldan Salon is a premier destination spot for hair styling, cutting, coloring, and hair extensions. Our salon has been dubbed the best place for hair extensions in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. We’re proud of our reputation, and strive to keep learning more about our craft. Call Juldan Salon today and book your next appointment. Spring has sprung and it’s time for change!