Hair Faves

Hi friend! When I shared how the Dyson Airwrap works on my shorter hair, I didn’t talk about the products I use to wash, style and set it. Let’s get into it!

Hair Routine

It’s been about one year since I cut my hair short and I’m still loving it shorter. Originally, I cut it short because I was running outside (remember that time I did a marathon) and therefore, shampooing it often. Longer hair was so hot and took longer to dry and style.

When I first cut my hair super short, it felt so good! I felt like I got hours back into my life because it took only a few minutes to blow dry it!

Before that, I had tried extensions and loved the look of them, but they were so hot in the summer and took forever to dry!

Here’s a little before and after:

Which do you prefer?

I’m keeping it short, but my sweet spot is right about almost touching my shoulders and I also like it collarbone length. I wear it straight, parted in the middle or to the side, and I also curl it often for more volume. The only downside is that I can’t pull it up in a top knot. But it looks cute in a hat:)

My short hair super easy to style and I have several hair products that I use, depending on what my hair needs and how I want to wear it that day.

Hair Products

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Shampoo & Conditioner

A few months ago, I bought the Ouai shampoo and Ouai conditioner and I really like it. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, so this combo is perfect for me. Plus, it has a lovely fresh scent.

My hair tends to get really greasy in the back, so sometimes I follow up my shampoo/conditioner with the R+Co Teacup Detox Rinse that my hairdresser recommended. It’s a light conditioning rinse that you put this right into your scalp after your regular shampoo and conditioner, then rinse out. The rinse removes metals and pollutants from your hair, prevents color fading and nourishes dry strands, while protecting your hair.

And, from time to time, I simply shampoo with the Oribe Clarifying Shampoo. It has a mousse consistency and my hair is always super clean and weightless after I shampoo with that one. It deep cleans your hair without stripping it of its natural oils.

Hair Brush

The tangle teaser is the brush I’ve been using on both my wet and dry hair. It’s similar to the wet brush, but without the little round knobs at the top of the bristles. It’s gentle on your hair and easier to clean.

Oh, I should also mention my little hair towel wrap that I love. It’s microfiber and comes with a little button and elastic attachment so you can easily secure it to your head.

Hair Treatment

As for treatment serums, I’ll rotate between the Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, Oribe Treatment Serum and the Living Proof Triple Bond Complex.

I’m actually preferring the Living Proof and Oribe because those are leave-in treatments you put it directly on your clean, towel dried hair, then style as usual.

The Olaplex No. 3 works wonders, but you have to put it on your hair wet, leave it for about 10 minutes, then rinse out.

Heat Protectant

On wet hair, I always use the Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray to help strengthen my hair and as a heat protectant before drying or curling.

Hair Styling Products

Next, I have several products that I’ll use depending on my mood or the style I’m going for. In the humid months of summer, I like the Wow Dreamcoat

When I want to maximize volume, I’ll use the Oribe Thickening Spray. But, if I want a mousse, I use the Big Sexy Big Altitude Mousse.

For smooth, straight styles, I like the Oribe Treatment Serum.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a life saver! I use it on Day 2 and beyond, and try to go about 3-4 days between washing my hair. It’s hard to not wash it if I’m working out and sweating a lot.

I currently have two dry shampoos – the Living Proof and a travel size R+Co that was a gift with purchase. I really like both of them.

Extra Volume

To get major volume and lift at the root, I’ll use the Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder. It has the effect similar to if you teased your hair but without the teasing. It gives your hair grip and it took me a minute to get used to it because you can feel the product in your hair, but it’s worth it!

Texture Spray

My ultimate favorite hair product is the Oribe Texture Spray. I’m currently out of it and using the Living Proof Dry Full Volume Texture Spray (it was gifted). When I run out of that one, I’ll go back to my beloved Oribe.


For everyday, I really like the Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray. It provides a non-sticky hold that’s still moveable.

When I want hair that won’t move, I opt for the Kenra Volume Spray in Maximum Hold. You hair won’t go anywhere with this! I just finished my bottle of the Kenra hairspray and will just be sticking with the Paul Mitchell.

I’m working my way through using up all of these products and then I’ll see what I want to reorder. I’m realizing I’m not very minimal when it comes to my hair products.

It would be hard to narrow down my faves, but the Oribe Texture Spray is for sure up there!

Do you have long hair, short hair or somewhere in between? I’d love to hear what your favorite hair products are. What could you not live without? Let me know in the comments!

Have a fantastic day friend!

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  1. Great recommendations! Off topic, but do you remember where you purchased the blue ruffled top?

  2. You inspired me to cut my hair short and I also LOVE it! I keep it just long enough to pull back into a ponytail. Thanks for the great product recs- I love the Ouai scent. I use a purple shampoo sometimes as well to keep my blonde cooler (helps blend with the grays lol). Have a great day!

  3. Glad I’m not the only one … the back of my scalp is oiler than the rest of my hair and always takes a second wash. I’m going to try the product you recommend; I’ve been using T-Gel but it’s made with tar (I think) and it’s been discontinued (and probably not healthy overall). How do you use texture spray? I have a DryBar sample but don’t really know what to do with it.

    1. I thought i was the only one! With the texture spray, I spray it “up” into my hair. So I lift it and spray into it if that makes sense. And then I zhush it with my fingers. You’ll be able to see the textured difference after you do that, so much more body and “texture” 🙂

  4. I like the shorter look on you although the long is lovely as well. Some of my favorite products are the Aquage Molding Mega Gel that I’ve been using for years and years. Unfortunately, they just did a package redesign and cut the product amount by 30% and kept the price the same. Major bummer. The other product I love was new to me a couple years ago when I had to do a local TV commercial spot and the “hair and make up lady” was using Pravana Super Shape hair spray. It’s my newest favorite and the perfect amount of hold for me.

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