Beauty Refresh: Vol. 2

For Vol. 2 of Beauty Refresh, I am excited to feature my daily haircare products. You’ll notice from the below photos that I am very brand loyal to (1) Moroccan Oil and (2) Bumble & Bumble.  While I haven’t tested hundreds of hair products or brands, these are two that work well for my thick and coarse hair. I use Moroccan Oil hydrating shampoo and moisture repair conditioner (I gave volume booster a try, but it resulted in an excess oily scalp). The moisture repair conditioner is amazing, particularly when my hair is knotty after being in a ponytail or messy bun the previous day. Post shower hair products include three of my favorite Bumble and Bumble picks. I first spray the ends with Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer, which detangles and softens hair (and has UV protectants which is crucial when using a straightener, curling iron or wand!). Next up is B&B’s All-Style Blow Dry. I love this formula because it fights frizz and has oil-absorbing powders that adds volume and shine (sadly, I have oil-prone hair and yes I wash it everyday). Before I blow dry, I spray B&B’s Thickening Volume Hairspray – a setting spray that offers control and hold.

Onto haircare tools. I recently purchased the Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Wand from Target and LOVE it. The barrel coated in titanium rainbow = less frizz and less damage. I love how affordable this version is (under $30!) and the auto off function which is key since I’m especially forgetful in the mornings. My wand tutorial is simple: (1) Section hair into bottom and top layer (2) Wand 1-1/2″ pieces and let set (3) Hairspray (4) Brush out curls with flat paddle brush

The new products I tested out these last couple of weeks are from Kristin Ess new line, sold exclusively a Target. I was tempted to add all her products to my cart, but settled on two: (1) Finish Working Texture Spray and (2) Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner. The scent of these products is amazing – I’ve asked Corey multiple times to just smell my hair…yes, that good! While the beautiful packaging proves otherwise, the entire line is under $20. Included on my next Target run list is the Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask.

There are so many haircare products I want to give a try – all in due time – but this line up is currently making my hair happy. Included in my hair product wish list: Oribe, Ouai, Drybar and IGK.

Product Lineup


Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Curling Wand – 1″

Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray 

Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner 

Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo

Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner

Moroccan Oil Luminous Hairspray – Medium

Bumble and Bumble All-Style Blow Dry

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Volume Hairspray

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

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1 Comment

  • Reply Christina October 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I LOVE Moroccan Oil products – I’ve been using them for years and can’t get enough.

    Christina | http://www.cuddlepill.com

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