5 Products for Healthier Hair

The key to growing and keeping healthy hair is to take care of it.  Simple enough right?  With all the information and product out there it can sometimes get a little frustrating to know where to begin.
There are certain things that we should be doing with our hair in order to keep it looking oh so gorgeous.  For instance, we should be getting regular trims every 12-15 weeks.  If you say your hair isn’t growing, chances are it’s just prematurely breaking off.  And there are things we can do about that!  We should avoid washing our hair everyday.  We want those yummy natural oils to strengthen our hair.  You get my drift.  If you aren’t familiar with my site, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, read these articles I wrote a couple months ago.  They’re very informative and will help a lot!!
For all those who came to my hairstyle class at The Pinners Conference and have a chance to jot down the names of my favorite products, this post is for you.  These are my five MUST HAVE products.  I will write up another post next week of the tools I swear by and accessories I use.  For now, here are my favorite products.
WEN Cleansing Conditioner
You can read my super in-depth review on Wen here.  Basically it’s amazing.  The $30 bottle has lasted me nearly four months so it’s definitely affordable and will SAVE your hair!
** update ** I started using Pureology (I’m a product hopper) and I absolutely LOVE it.  They’re both so different so make sure to do some research on what product is right for you
Batiste Dry Shampoo

I’m completely in love with dry shampoo.  I was so surprised at how many of you didn’t know what dry shampoo was.  I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised, I just learned of it last year and I kind of have a weird obsession with hair!  My most favorite brand is Batiste.  I’ve tried the expensive stuff and the super cheap stuff and the batiste dry shampoo takes the cake.  Later this week I’ll be sharing with you how to use dry shampoo on instagram so stay tuned and make sure you’re following me – @twistmepretty
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 6.73 Ounce | $7.99

Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

Since I’ve started using Wen I’ve noticed I use less of this stuff.  I still use it every time I wash my hair though and consider it one of my favorite products.  For a more indepth review on this magical serum, check out my article here.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil 3.4 oz | $37

Kenra Volume Hairspray

I absolutely swear by this hairspray.  It’s $14 for a gigantic can that lasts me months.  The product doesn’t weigh down my hair or leave it feeling crusty or heavy.  If you have fine hair, this hairspray will seriously change your life.  Who am I kidding, it’ll change all of your lives, fine hair or not!!  It’s great stuff, lasts forever, does it’s job and is DEFINITELY worth the investment.

Kenra Volume Spray – 25 55% VOC 10 oz. | $14


Okay this stuff is impossible to find online.  I could barely get a decent picture of what the can looks like!  I just purchased it at the mall so next time you’re there try to find it in one of the salons.  It’s a heat protectant spray that you use before straightening or curling.  I’ve always hated heat sprays because they make my hair wet.  And when your hair sizzles when straightening it’s never a good thing!  This stuff is in an aerosol can and doesn’t dampen the hair at all.  It’s just really light.  If I’m curling my hair I’ll section it off in three or four layers.  I’ll spray the style primer to a layer at a time.  I’ve noticed a huge difference in the health of my hair since I’ve started using it.  It’s really inexpensive and will last forever so I’d definitely recommend trying this product out if you use a lot of heat.

Regis Design Line Hot Stop Style Primer | $12

So there ya it!  My five must have products.  I hope this helped some of you.  There are seriously so many wonderful products out there than sometimes it can be frustrating to know which one you should buy and which ones work.  These are the products that work for me and if you don’t know where to start, give them a try!

Abby Smith

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8 thoughts on “5 Products for Healthier Hair

  1. It’s interesting this about Wen… many people have reported lots of hairless and even CLUMPS of hair falling off after using this shampoo for awhile. Plus the ingredients aren’t exactly organic or healthy.. still bad chemicals in it.

    Your hair seems fine tho. Sure looks good.

  2. Got my first order of Wen in the mail! Yay! Curious as to your comment that your bottle has lasted you nearly 4 months….have you been using the recommended # of pumps or? Just looking for some insight of how to get the bottle to last/make sure I am getting enough product worked in. Any feedback is appreciated! Thank you!

    1. Thought I’d follow up by saying that…. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Thank you for the recommendation. I used to wash my hair every other day, but I can go an extra day now without it no problem. My hair feels wonderful and I no longer have to use 5 different products when I get out of the shower. I leave in one pump of Wen in my hair after I get out of the shower and I’m good to go.

  3. Well, you’ve made me want to try WEN again. I tried it last year and after 2 weeks and my hair feeling like it had a wax coating (is this normal?) I gave up and went back to normal shampoo. Luckily my mom has 2 unused bottles that she gave me so I can give it a try without spending the money. I’m going to give it 3-4 weeks this time and hope it works!

  4. When I tried WEN I discovered that it was not compatible with ANY other hair products, and using anything other than all WEN products made my hair dry….it’s interesting you can still use other stuff???

    1. It did? Mine never feels dry anymore. So much so that I don’t use as much of the bumble and bumble serum because I feel like my hair doesn’t need it. I feel like you either HATE WEN or you LOVE it. How long did you use it for?