Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy grail products for styling a lob

Cutting my hair has been one of the best decisions I have made this year and I honestly cannot remember why I was growing it out in the first place! I never realised how much fun it can be even just changing something as simple as the way my hair is parted, completely changing the vibe of my persona for the day. Styling my hair has become as important as doing my makeup and has become a source of fun in my daily regime which is honestly a sentence that I thought I would never type! Over the past few months I have tried a lot of products and let me the be first to say that I am very picky about what I put into my hair. I naturally have very coarse and dry hair so any product without the words replenish or moisturize is not going to go anywhere near my hair! So, through my many trials and tribulations I have found the best products for styling a lob. Whether it’s beachy waves or pin straight locks you are after, these products have got you covered.

        1.        L’OREAL Studio Pro sleek it cream 

         This product is perfect for giving those poker straight locks that could almost cut glass. I adore this cream for the fact that it also has heat protection up to 230 degrees Celsius which means that there is one less additional product that has to be applied to your hair. L’OREAL by far has managed to do the impossible by managing to keep my hair straight for more than 24 hours! The only small critique that I have with this product is that after 48 hours my curls will start to creep back in again, but by far this product has is in a league of its own compared to the other smoothing and holding creams that I have tried. I would 10/10 recommend this product and will continue to use if for those coveted sleek locks!
Studio Pro Sleek It Cream - Smoothing Cream

         2.        TONI&GUY Casual sea salt texturizing spray
      This is a spray that I was using long before I even cut my hair and it has worked just as phenomenally with my lob. I only wash my hair twice a week so on the third and fourth day my hair always needs a little spray of this to bring some life back into it. This is a must when I’m trying to create boho beachy waves which I ideal for my hair texture and with this product it is an effortless process. Especially with summer nearly on our doorsteps this is a must have product.
TONI&GUY Casual: Sea Salt Texturising Spray 200ml
            3.  Redken Water Wax 03 hair shine defining pomade
     Redken always creates stunning products and this wax is no different. This product is perfect for holding the hair style that you have put so much time and effort into. I personally apply this after I straighten my hair to give it that extra hold and definition. The best part about this product is that it washes out of your hair effortlessly which cannot be said about a lot of other waxes and without it having that sticky feeling afterwards. I highly recommend you to even check out the reviews on the product here, if you were not sold on it before you certainly will be after those raving reviews!

 Image result for redken water wax 03
      4.  L’OREAL Elvive stylist non-stop volume extra firm control
      I know I mentioned L’OREAL earlier in this list but I must admit that they have been killing it with their hair products the last few years. This is a mousse from their Elvive range which is perfect for the times when I want to rock more of natural curls. I apply it as soon as I get out of the shower and work from root to tip and it gives me the most unbelievable lift and volume which enhances the natural texture of my hair. The absence of stickiness is unparalleled to most mousses and is a product that has been a regular in my hair routine. 
Elvive Styliste Non-Stop Volume Extra Firm Control - Non-Stop Volume Extra Firm Control

       5. Catwalk by TIGI curls rock amplifier
     I don’t know can you write a blog post on hair styling products without mentioning TIGI. This brand has unbelievably amazing products for curly hair which is difficult to find. On days where I don’t feel like applying any heat to my hair I was always turn to this product. It again has a creamy texture that I run through the ends of my hair after a shower and I’m not exaggerating when I say that my hair will be good to go till the next time I wash my hair. It holds the curls so perfectly and elegantly that I cannot fault this product one bit. This is a necessity for all my curly haired soul sisters!
Image result for tigi catwalk curls rock curl amplifier 

      These are all my recommendations for styling a lob! I would love to know in the comments down below what your holy grail products and any new products that you could recommend to me.
                                                                                          Mary J xo


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