I'm not too fussy when it comes to haircare— somewhat regular trims, bi-weekly washes and a heavy hand of dry shampoo is generally all I can be bothered with— but now that I'm growing out my mane, I've added a few products to the mix to aid in the process. So with that said, here are my four go-to products, including a couple game-changers I've found in terms of preventing breakage and therefore aiding in my hair growth. Here goes.
1. Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Volume // I'm in no way loyal to shampoo/conditioner, but what I am loyal to is dry shampoo... when I find one that works for me, I stockpile it like it's going out of style. For me, that's a combination of Dove's Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo and this one from Herbal Essences. The smell is super fresh, the powder absorbs quickly and it definitely keeps my mane looking presentable between washes. I've tried quite a few pricier dry shampoos over the years, and while they're all lovely, I feel like this is definitely an area you can save your pennies and opt for a drugstore version instead.
2. Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer // Protecting my hair against heat styling has increasingly become a priority as I grow out my hair, and this one from B&B is probably the best one I've come across. It makes my hair feel extra soft and smooth, and OMFG, the smell— if they ever turn it into a perfume, let's just say I would be the first in line.
3. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil // Another priority I've adopted recently is the regular use of hair oils. I've noticed such a huge difference in the health of my hair ever since I added this step to my routine that now there's no looking back. This one from Oribe is the only one I've ever used to be honest, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but what I can tell you that my hair has never looked or felt better.
4. Ouai Wave Spray // If you're a fan of texture and beachy-waves, this product is definitely for you. I love it because it helps hold my style when I curl my hair, but it also recreates the look the next day without the need of styling products. I'll basically do anything to prevent breakage these days— including avoiding heat styling— so this product has definitely been a godsend. Plus it looks really good sitting on your bathroom shelf if, like me, you're shamelessly superficial. xx