I was recently in a check-out line and saw a bottle of “Crack”. I had to look. The clever description made it impossible to resist. So , what is “Crack”? Well, it’s not what you’re thinking (I would never condone drugs). This is a hair care miracle. Named Crack for it’s addictive, habit-forming properties, this cream does everything you need it to do. Formulated with acai extract and silk proteins, this product moisturizes and protects hair from dryness and chemicals, including chlorine. It offers thermal and UV protection, and moisturizes from the hair cuticle to the ends. And this wonder blocks the effects of humidity and eliminates up to 95% of frizz and curl.
As you can see (and no, this isn’t me), it really does work. From the first application, my hair was shiny, more manageable, and very silky. And I can also vouch for the humidity claims. This summer has been one humid mother, and this product keeps my hair smooth all day long. Applied to towel-dried hair, Crack makes blow-drying a snap. The brush glides through hair and makes the whole process much easier. I’m left with hair that has tons of volume and looks smooth as glass. I’m already addicted. But a warning, a little bit goes a long way.
available at Ulta
We all know winter can dry out and damage our hair, but what about summer? I’ve come to realize that the heat and elements of the summer can be just as, if not more so, damaging to my locks. Think about it. You have pool, lake, and ocean water, wind, humidity-and that’s just to name a few. After spending this past weekend outside in blazing sun and strong winds, my hair was looking a little parched. Time to pull out the big guns.
Sally Hershberger’s Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray is my hair’s best friend. This is the ultimate stress rehab for your follicles. It’s a super lightweight leave-in moisturizing spray that can be used on damp or dry hair. The super keratin and silk extract repair damage, seal split ends, protect from heat and daily stresses. It also tames frizz (essential for humid weather), static, and flyaways.
When sprayed through damp hair, you’re hair gets the deep moisture it craves. You can also use it on dry hair for instant manageability and softness, or to reactivate your style. I really focus on my ends and hair around my face because that seems to get the brunt of the damage. My locks are noticeably softer and virtually frizz-free. It is a major part of my routine on hair-washing days.
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray $12.99
available at Ulta
If you’re looking for one thing that can really protect and repair your hair, this is the one. And it’s very affordable (actually on sale right now for $7.99).
In my never ever ending quest for soft and manageable hair, I’ve found it imperative to deep condition. I have also found that you really don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to do it. L’oreal has some amazing hair care products and their masques rival the big names. Their “Ever” line is fantastic and is made up of many wonderful products, but perhaps the best are the masques. There’s one suitable for every hair issue we women have. And best of all-they’re all under $10.
Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque $8.99
This is their latest (and in my opinion, greatest) masque. It nourishes and restores moisture, transforming your dry, brittle hair into a soft and luscious mane. It is sulfate-free and contains Omega 3 which is just what the doctor ordered. It also contains no heavy waxes.
Eversleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner $8.99
This is perfect for those gals that battle frizz. It’s an intensive and rich treatment that controls frizz and improves manageability. The natural oils penetrate hair fibers making hair smooth, shiny, and virtually frizz-free. Argan, sunflower, and olive oils weightlessly smooth hair, controlling the fuzz for up to 48 hours. Perfect for those affected by summer humidity.
Everstrong Deep Replenish Masque $8.99
Sulfate-free and using L’oreal’s patented Bio-ceramide complex, this masque strengthens hair after only one use. It’s intensive, rich, and deeply nourishes and strengthens hair leaving it strong and super silky.
All available at Ulta and major drugstores.
So go ahead, you’re worth it!
I have been blessed with frizzy hair. Letting my hair air dry is never a real option, unless I want to walk around looking like Medusa. I guess that’s what you get when you start coloring your hair at age twelve (remember Sun-In?). There is one product that tames my frizz and leaves me with sleek hair, even in the most humid conditions.
Kerastase Oleo-Relax Serum has been a main staple in my hair arsenal for about 8 years. I can’t live without it. This is a leave in serum that replenishes and smoothes even the most dry and unmanageable hair. One to two pumps in wet hair is all it takes to detangle, tame and de-frizz. It also adds a glossy shine. I’ve even been known to put a little on my ends after styling. It is expensive, but in my opinion, worth every penny.
Kerastase Oleo-Relax Serum $36
Check your salon to see if they carry it!
Loreal, who owns Kerastase, makes a great alternative. Their Eversleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum does almost as good of a job and costs a lot less.
Loreal Eversleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum $8.99
Available in all major drugstores