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Posted By katy On June 13, 2012 @ 5:33 am In hair,sponsored,style | 6 Comments

The last time I did a post about my daily hair routine, it was completely different than it is today!  Going blonde ended up changing my hair a lot more than I even expected — when I look at this video [1], which was my everyday hair routine, almost none of it is the same now.

Most importantly: I used to flatiron my hair every time I washed it (3-4 times per week), and now I pull out my flatiron maybe twice a month.  I try to avoid anything with heat altogether — rather than letting my hair air dry and then styling it with a curling iron or flatiron, now I rely on a few really great products and leave it to air dry completely.  Moving to Houston probably contributed to this change — summer humidity does a number on heat-styled hair (to the point where, despite flatironing, I basically felt like I was back at square one after 20 minutes outside).  Almost every photo you’ve seen in the last few months is of my hair air-dryed after one or a few of these products!

Since I’ve changed my routine, I thought I’d share my absolute favorites with you guys!  These are the ones I grab every single day — so from left to right (ish), here goes:

Mark. Give It To Me Straight Super Smoothing Lotion [2] and Curl to Curl Reactivate and Define Mist [3]:

After using them for a few months, I’m flat-out amazed at the quality of the Mark. beauty products — they compare to really expensive products, but they’re incredibly affordable.  Not a day goes by when I don’t use them!  Each of these sprays is around $15 — the curl spray ($14) is incredibly light (and doubles as a heat-protectant spray, if you’re looking to style) and does such a great job of keeping my natural waves free from humidity-induced frizz.  I use the straightening lotion ($16) almost every time I get out of the shower, it’s perfect to keep hair healthy and smooth as an everyday product!

Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide [4] and Chroma Cristal Shine Perfecting Mist [5]:

I fell in love with both of these products during February Fashion Week, but had so much trouble finding them afterwards — turns out the Cristalliste line is brand new, but it’s now available online!  Both of these are amazing for shine — I usually use them once my hair has air-dried, to get rid of any frizz or flyaways that have formed in the meantime!  Since going blonde, my hair is a lot less healthy than it was in its un-dyed state, but these always leave me feeling like my hair least looks healthy.  These are more expensive, but a single bottle lasts forever!  I’ve been using them since February and I’m only about 1/3 of the way through each bottle. 

Suave Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner [6]:

This is a really great leave-in conditioner and it is three dollars.  Ok, it’s $3.49, but are you kidding me?  Sometimes it’s so nice to have a product you can grab at any drugstore and just go through once a week without worrying about it!  Again, because my hair needs a lot more TLC since going blonde, I try to use leave-in conditioner almost every time my hair gets wet, just so I don’t get breakage from brushing (it’s way to easy to yank through knots and wind up with major damage). 

Paul Mitchell Daily Moisture Shampoo [7] and Daily Moisture Treatment [8]:

This is the shampoo and conditioner I’ve been using nonstop — I go back and forth on using shampoo that’s made especially for color-treated hair, and to be honest, most of the time I end up using regular-hair shampoo.  When you have hair products that are great quality, they shouldn’t (hopefully) hurt the color in your hair!  I haven’t noticed any color fading or changes since using this, and I love how thicky and healthy the shampoo makes my hair feel!  I use a ton of the conditioner too (I’m embarrassed to tell you how often I go through a bottle) because whether or not I’m using a leave-in conditioner, I always still use conditioner in the shower.  And as a bonus, these products are unisex — so Chad can even borrow them! 

So there you have it!  What’s your daily hair care routine?

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[1] this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGutXuYlsVw&list=UUlrGM3ugJPElaDQc9BQC07g&index=2&feature=plcp

[2] Give It To Me Straight Super Smoothing Lotion: http://shop.meetmark.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=47271&code=&dept=prodline&line_id=457

[3] Curl to Curl Reactivate and Define Mist: http://shop.meetmark.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=47270&code=&dept=prodline&line_id=457

[4] Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide: http://www.kerastase-usa.com/_en/_us/cristalliste-lumiere_liquide.htm

[5] Chroma Cristal Shine Perfecting Mist: http://www.kerastase-usa.com/_en/_us/reflection-chroma_cristal.htm

[6] Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JZ46KU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=sugarlaws-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006JZ46KU

[7] Daily Moisture Shampoo: http://www.paulmitchell.com/Products/PaulMitchell/Moisture/Pages/InstantMoistureDailyShampoo.aspx

[8] Daily Moisture Treatment: http://www.paulmitchell.com/Products/PaulMitchell/Moisture/Pages/InstantMoistureDailyTreatment.aspx

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