Products – there’s a million of them out there! Your stylist always stresses to you the importance of using them, but which ones? How do you choose?! What is best for your hair?! Lucky for you, we LOVE products and have tested out a TON! We have a boutique style retail space here at Studio 417, meaning we carry only our favorite products from our favorite lines, rather than just carrying everything out there!
Here are some of our absolute FAVORITE products from 2017 (and of all time really) that we have to share with you because we couldn’t use enough heart eye emojis to explain to you how much we love them!
Shampoos & Conditioners – because you cant build a house without a sturdy foundation! This is THE most important thing to start with when transitioning to healthy, strong, shiny hair! If you don’t have a good base, you don’t have anything!
Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo & Conditioner
Best Hair Types: All Hair types! But specifically targeted for color treated, damaged or compromised dry hair that needs a little extra help.
Why we LOVE it: Unlike a lot of shampoos and conditioners that only slap a band aid on damaged hair and make it feel better, this actually repairs the hair with keratin proteins (which is what your hair is made up of)! It helps to make your hair feel soft, healthy, helps with breakage, and on top of that makes your color last soooo much longer! It also is sulfate free, which means two things, one that you aren’t putting harsh chemicals on your hair (yay!) and two that you only have to use the tiniest amount because it suds up like crazy! The best bang for your buck really.
Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash & Treatment
Best Hair Types: Blondes who like to stay cool, or blondes who have a hard time fighting brass
Why we LOVE it: Use it once, and you’ll love it too! The BEST purple toning shampoo we have ever used! This shampoo is incredible and will help even the brassiest of blondes to feel better and cooler. Use it once a week if you want to stay neutral to cool, or a few times a week if you want to hit that Ice Queen status! (If you are blonde and love a beautiful golden color, try Pureology Perfect for Platinum to keep your blonde looking on point!)
After Shower Products – Because after you build the foundation of a house, you have to decorate it – duh! We LOVE products, and here are all of our favorites that we can’t live without!
Best Hair Types: All Hair types
What it does: Protects hair from heat damage up to 450 degrees as well as adds shine and hold to the hair
How to use it: Spray liberally throughout wet hair directly after you shower. Then proceed with blow-drying or air-drying and apply again before using any hot tools! Allow a few seconds to try then style as desired. Re-apply EVERY TIME you style your hair with heat!
Why we LOVE it: Its your one and done product! If you use heat you NEED this to keep your hair healthy! You can use it wet and dry unlike most thermal protectants so in our book it just doesn’t get better than this!
Kenra Blow Dry Spray
Best Hair Types: All Hair types
What it does: Helps to speed of blow-dry time by 50%! Also contains thermal protectant (you can never have enough really) and helps to fight frizz
How to use it: Spray liberally throughout wet hair before blow-drying. You can use a lot of it and it won’t ever make the hair feel crunch or weird (but don’t go crazy, even though it smells INCREDIBLE!) then proceed with blow drying as normal
Why we LOVE it: Who wouldn’t want to cut down blow dry time?! You save your arms the pain AND your hair feels and looks incredible!
Kerastase Serum Therapiste
Best Hair Types: Great for all hair types, but specifically for dry or damaged hair
What it does: Helps to soften and reconstruct hair fibers for a healthier, fuller, sleeker appearance.
How to use it: Apply 1-2 pumps on to damp hair working through the mids and ends. Continue to re-apply through dry hair as needed
Why we LOVE it: This product is the Louis Vuitton of all hair products! It is a dual serum (half oil, half cream) so it is super lightweight, smells amazing, and makes your hair feel so incredible you won’t even think its real! NOTHING helps to repair damaged hair like this!
Kevin Murphy Body Mass
Best Hair Types: Fine Hair, damaged hair, hair needing extra body and volume
What it does: Adds insane body and volume to the hair while also protecting from breakage and heat
How to use it: Spray liberally throughout wet hair before blow-drying or air drying
Why we LOVE it: This is one of the only anti-breakage leave in products that also give you volume – who doesn’t need that?! This gives you body while air drying, but for max volume blow dry with a round brush and say goodbye to teasing!
Kenra Revive Oil
Best Hair Types: All Hair, dry hair, coarse hair
What it does: Adds moisture to the hair while also smoothing, adding shine, and reconstructing each individual strand
How to use it: Apply 1-2 pumps on damp hair focusing on the mids and ends, and apply again to dry hair as needed
Why we LOVE it: If you want your hair to grow, you need oil, period! This is super lightweight unlike a lot of other oils, so it is great for literally every hair type ever! The consistency is more of a liquid than a thick oil, so a little goes a long way! You can use it on wet hair, before you heat style, and after you heat style to smooth and add shine.