Summer Hair Essentials

When it comes to Summer and your hair, I am sure you get just as stressed as I do. I mean my anxiety about my hair is a daily thing (but that is for another post). Since the texture of my hair is very different from a few of my friends that I hang out with, I am constantly in search for hair styling products that I can use to maintain my bounce in between relaxers. So for me, styling products are important because my hair can be so finicky. In the last few years, I have changed up my process on how I treat my hair. I try to only use a curling iron once a week (stay away from HEAT as much as possible) and use natural products to keep my hair hydrated, especially in the Winter, but in the Summer it is a different story!

 
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For the month of July, I played around with a few different products from my favorite place, Follain (see how I spent my 30th birthday there, on the blog here).

I have been trying to use more natural and organic beauty products and Follain is my go-to when I am trying to discover new items for my skin, face and hair.

Here are a few of the styling products that I tried this month...

Natural Hair Styling Products from Follain

 

Not that this is TMI, but one might think that I shampoo my hair every day, but in reality when it comes to a black women's hair and one who has a relaxer, one cannot shampoo it everyday, so that is when dry shampoo comes in handy. I have gone through quite a few, but the minute I tried Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo, I was immediately in love! I felt like I walked right out of the beauty salon after I was done brushing my hair. At first, I was afraid to use a powder because of the white residue that might be left over, but that was not a problem at all. It blended so well. I have very thin hair and it gave my hair a nice enough bounce to make it look full. I have definitely been happy with the results that I have seen. 

Sometimes, I have the problem of holding a curl especially in the humidity of the Summer, so hair spray becomes my best friend when I curl my hair (which is not very often) and the fact that  Josh Rosebrook Firm Hold Hair Spray is non-toxic for the environment makes me feel better when I am dosing my head with it, and your hair does not get that stiff feel that you sometimes get with other hairsprays. I love the citrus scent that it gives off once you are done spraying!

When I was thinking about what products to try, I wanted to make sure that I also had an item that I could easily fit in my carry-on, since  I have been traveling this summer. When I saw that Lulu Organics Lavender and Clary Sage Hair Powder had a travel size version of their dry shampoo, I thought why not and and it has proved to be a life saver especially for a quick touch up in the plane bathroom. I know we have all been there!

Shop the items here:

1. Josh Rosebrook Firm Hold Hair Spray

2.  Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo

3.  Lulu Organics Lavender and Clary Sage Hair Powder (1 oz.)

 

This post is sponsored by Follain. All opinions are my own.