My Favorite Hair Products

Terrific Tuesday, darlings!

I wanted to share with you guys the a hair products I simply cannot live without. To start, let me tell you a little bit about my hair: I have naturally thin, wavy hair that looks almost reddish under certain lighting. Growing up I absolutely hated my hair because most other Asian girls I knew had beautifully thick, dark and straight hair. My own younger brother has thicker hair than me and it's darker too - it's so black it almost looks blue! So much hair envy :/

Alas I've grown to appreciate my hair the way it is. I embraced the natural texture - in fact, most days I can leave the house without spending any time on my hair and it will look decent. Regarding the color, I console myself by saying that it's almost like having a duochrome hair color (I've never dyed it). The thinness is something I'm still trying to work on but I'm blessed with having a lot of hair to make up for it. My hair, for the most part, is quite nourished and healthy. Luckily it's not dry but it can get oily fairly quickly.

So now that you guys know about the type of hair I have, here are some of the things I use for it: 

  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: I seriously love this product - is there anything cooler than textured, beachy waves? I spritz a little by the roots of my hair where I need the most volume after I come out of the shower and tie my hair in a bun. When I release the bun, my hair looks like I just came back from a surf session. Much love for this product. That said, I have some friends who have stick straight hair and they tell me this product doesn't work the same way for them. For me, this product defines the natural waves in my hair and makes my hair look a bit thicker but it may not work the same way for everyone. 
  • Conair Flat Iron: I am a huge fan of this flat iron because it has metal cooling plates on the sides that help long haired gals achieve perfect waves! 
  • Aussie Heat Protecting Spray: I used to get really dry, brittle, and split ends... that is before I discovered the magic of heat protecting sprays! I particularly love how this particular product smells - it's a very light, fruity scent that's not heavy or musky and disappears after a bit. I wasn't sure if heat protecting sprays actually worked until I realized that I had much less split ends than I used to. Definitely something everyone who regularly applies heat to their hair should have in their arsenal.
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo: I was a bit late on the dry shampoo trend but oh man am I glad I'm on board now! When I first tried this, I thought it smelled like baby powder and I hated the feeling of powder on my hands after I rubbed it in to my head. However, I cannot deny the miracles this product performs - my second day hair is usually a big greasy mess. Dry shampoo fixes that right up! LOVE this.
  • Emi Jay Hair Ties: Now that my hair is finally long enough to sweep back into a loose ponytail, I find myself wearing a hair tie on my wrist at all times. I quite like these hair ties because it's pretty, cute, and doesn't tug at your hair and damage it too much. Plus, they make good mock-bracelets :]
  • Goodie Spin Pins: These things are bun-essentials! One spin pin apparently does the work of 20 bobby pins! Seriously, I stick two of these in my hair with nothing else and my hair stays up with no need to readjust! 
Now it's your turn - tell me about the type of hair you have and what products you can't live without! I'd love to try some new hair products but I'm not sure where to start. Any and all recommendations are welcome!


  1. Those spin pins look promising---I have really fine hair, so it takes me about 15 bobby pins to get an updo to stay in place. Also, I'll take some of that texture please. I love wavy hair!


    Another Beautiful Thing

  2. I LOVE spin pins, but my hair is thin AND fine, so the final product looks so small that I prefer sock buns.

    I'm always so curious to see what other people use in their hair. We don't really have the same type of hair, but my favourite lines have been Marc Anthony from the Drug Store and Paul Mitchell from the salon.

    Now, if they can come up with something to ACTUALLY prevent frizz....I'll pay big bucks! LOL

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  3. i don't really use so much hair products for my naturally curly but chemically-damaged hair other than conditioner. :) i've made a post about my curly hair care on my blog :)) anyway, i have an on-going blog giveaway. i would be so happy if you'd be able to join and hopefully, win.

    xoxo, rae

  4. I try to avoid flat iron because it damages my hair. But I do have my own hair process of treating my hair. I usually use hair spa instead of hair conditioner. Thanks for sharing yours.

  5. Hello dear! I enjoyed reading the description of your favourite products. I can't help but wondering why salty hair spray has become so popular when products recommended for the beach are meant to protect hair from sea salt. About dry shampoo, I should really start using it, because my long hair gets stressed by frequent washing. The truth is I'm never happy with my hair, because being dyed, I get a lot of split and dry ends no matter how much I nourish them with masks and serums! Thank you so much about your lovely comment about my kimono. I could see you rocking a silk fringed kimono with a floral print on a black base :-)
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  6. I actually think that you have a pretty hair :)
    Love Aussie's products, but I never saw that one here in Portugal!

  7. Hi there! Thank you for sharing you favorite products. Lucky you because you have a good heat protectant spray where you live. :/ Me and my hair badly needs one.

    I followed you, btw. Love your blog.

  8. You're using great products! I really want to try out Aussie Heat Protecting Spray! It sounds good.

  9. One of my friends also swears by those little spin pins but I've never tried them! I've also never tried any of those hair ties and I probably need to because I have so many issues with other hair ties being too loose or too tight.


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