HEY! If you’re here, then you’re probably wondering what in the world I do with my hair, ORRRRRR, maybe I passive aggressively forced you to come here. In any case, I would like to share with you what I use to style my hair and how I use them. I will break this down in two sections: WHAT I AM CURRENTLY USING and OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS. Don’t forget to check out my video tutorial at the end!
WHAT I USE
All my hair products are VIRTUE products. Why? Well, they’re great, AAAND, they’re the ONLY company that can claim (researched, proven, and PATENTED) to use ACTUAL human keratin (ethically sourced, of course) in ALL of their products. What’s so great about keratin? Well, it helps repair damaged hair. Yeah, you’ll see other hair products with “keratin,” but those are either synthesized or extracted from vegetables. When you use ACTUAL human keratin on your hair, your hair recognizes it as its own protein, effectively repairing hair.
Volumizing Primer: I use this to prime my hair before heat styling. This also gives my hair volume while I style my hair so it doesn’t look so flat while I’m styling it.
Texturizing Spray: This is my FAVORITE! I have very straight and flat hair, even without styling my hair, once I spray this baby on, **POOF**, hello Beyonce! When I do style my hair, I use this after heat styling to give that extra texturized, beach babe look, and it also adds a little bit more volume. This comes in a FULL SIZE or TRAVEL SIZE.
Moisture-Defining Whip: This is their “mousse,” and I use this to HOLD the style. I like to pinch the ends of my hair with a little bit of product to give my ends a more “piecey” look. This comes in a FULL size or a Travel Size
I swear by Kristin Ess hair tools. Not only do they look GREAT, but it works so great on my short hair–aesthetically pleasing and precise without the T3 Micro pricetag!! Also, Kristin Ess IS Lauren Conrad’s hairstylist–you know, the Lauren Conrad with the cute lobby waves? She is MY HAIR GOALS!
1 1/4″ Curling Iron: PERFECT for short hair. I especially LOVE the clamp because it’s tight enough to straighten my ends when I pull down, but not TOO tight to pull my hair out. Also, the barrel is made of TITANIUM, which helps the hair glide effortlessly around the barrel and deliver heat FASTER. Its ergonomic design allows you to maneuver around short hair. LOVE IT!
Hair Dryer: This dryer folds and is compact! It’s small, but POWERFUL! The ionic technology locks moisture, eliminates frizz, and enhances shine. It has a professional DC motor which dries larger sections of hair faster.
Alpha Keratin–that is ALL. This is how I am able to style my hair without feeling guilty about it and keep it healthy and shiny. To NOTE: The purple shampoo I’ve listed is NOT by Virtue, but I LOVE it! It tones my bleached balayage to an ashy brown.
Here are other Kristin Ess Tools
These are great low-budget alternatives!