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Herbal Essences Drama Clean Refreshing Shampoo
We’ve continued to be impressed with the amazing scents that come forth from every Herbal Essences product. This one — formulated with berry tea and orange flower — is no different.
$3.99 at drugstore.com
Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo
If you want your tresses to shine, this is the shampoo for you. It hydrates, it nourishes, it conditions … after two shampoos, we didn’t even need conditioner!
$6.99 at drugstore.com
Demeter Fragrance Library Clover Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray
We’ll say this for Demeter — they have a knack for making every fragrance smell exactly like its namesake. And this holiday-appropriate scent is no different! We prefer it as a room spray, but if you want to smell like the four-petaled plant, you sure will!
$20 at demeterfragrance.com
help I’ve cut myself Bandages
Seriously, have you ever seen more adorable bandage packaging? This little box contains 2 sizes of bandages — 16 total — and is so discreet, it even fits in your tiny clutch.
$4 at helpineedhelp.com
Bodycology Coconut Lime Shower Gel & Foaming Bath
If you want a shower gel that lathers and foams in no time, this is the one for you. It’s a bonus that it smells so delectable.
$5.29 at drugstore.com
Davines Momo Conditioner
Moisturizing. Revitalizing. Just a couple of the words you’ll come across with this rich conditioner, guaranteed to bring life back to even the most lifeless of locks.
$25 at barneys.com
Kerastase Masque Age Recharge
We have yet to meet a Kerastase product we didn’t love. And this mask — which transforms fine, brittle hair into lustrous, Rumpelstiltskin-worthy tresses — has most certainly joined the ranks.
$60 at kerastase-usa.com
H20+ Sea Marine Revitalizing Shampoo
Marine collagen, natural aloe leaf and wheat protein volumize and promote shine. It’s the best of both worlds!
$4-$20 at h20plus.com
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Yokan Craft Texturizing Melt
We beg you not to be scared of the green jelly lying within this little green tub. Once applied to the hair, it creates the most amazing piecey texture!
$33 at shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com
New York Streets Condition Mist Leave-In
We’re suckers for cute packaging, and this leave-in conditioner — complete with an interesting NYC-esque photo at the front — most certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a bonus that our hair is super-soft after each use.
$18 at newyork-streets.com
Weleda Skin Food
If you want your hands to be super soft and silky, this hand cream is the way to go. It’s a bit greasy upon application, but once it skins into skin, voila! Say goodbye to dryness and chapping.
$18 at weleda.com
Cures by Avance Algae Loofah Bar
We love this product for its interesting look alone! The nubby texture exfoliates and cleanses amazingly well to boot.
$11.50 at dermstore.com
Crabtree & Evelyn Aloe Vera Conditioning Hand Wash
Soothing aloe vera extract, harvested from the plant’s innermost leaves, ensures your hands will be softer than ever before — so go ahead and wash up!
$18 at crabtree-evelyn.com
Lush Avobath Bath Bomb
We just never get sick of bath bombs — and this one, created with moisturizing avocados, sure makes us unbelievably happy.
$6.25 at lushusa.com
Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Beauty Bar
Truth be told, Dove soap was the first beauty product we remember using. And throughout the years, it’s remained one of our go-to standbys — least of all for the refreshingly cool scent of cucumber permeating through the bar.
$4.29 for 2 bars at drugstore.com
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer in Green Apple
If you don’t own a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, you simply aren’t living. We have more pairs than we can count — but this bright green pair has definitely moved to the front of the pack. (Bonus: they grab every. single. hair.)
$20 at tweezerman.com
Clarins Gentle Beauty Soap
Not only is this soap certified organic, but it’s gentle enough for use on the face and body. Can you say that for most of the cleansers in your beauty cabinet?
$15 at clarins.com
The longest name for a product in the world aside, we’re completely head over heels for Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair. This innocent-looking bottle contains one of the best styling creams we’ve yet to come across in all our years of playing with hair products … and that’s really saying something!
Our hair falls on the thick, coarse side of things, so we always need to use a cream like this to tame the frizz and make it more manageable while blowdrying. Living Proof’s styling cream targets both humidity and friction—so no matter what the weather or the time of year, hair is left looking silky, shiny and completely frizz-free. This is thanks to PolyfluoroEster, which settles on the hair in a single perfect layer to smooth each and every strand.
We also love that the formula isn’t heavy. It has almost a gel-like consistency within the cream, so it doesn’t weigh down the hair or leave it looking and feeling greasy. It’s even meant to repel dirt and oil, so you can go longer between shampoos! (And, yes, we’ve tried this and gone close to 5 days without washing … and it actually worked!)
Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair retails for $14-$95, based on the size, at sephora.com.
First off? The shampoo and conditioner smell amazing. They’re rich, fresh and not at all coying — and they make us feel as though we’re in the midst of a rainforest. They’re each formulated with pure Organic Bamboo, which works to boost hair’s inherent strength and renew its ability to protect itself from environmental damage. They also contain Kendi Oil, which has Omega-3s and tocopherol to seal the cuticle and make it straight, smooth and frizz-free.
What they’re formulated without? Parabens, sulfates, gluten, sodium chloride, Phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, synthetic color and PABA — so they’re perfect for color-treated hair because they won’t strip the color.
But now down to the nitty gritty … what did we think of the products once we tried them? While the shampoo did leave our hair feeling softer and more manageable — it’s definitely one we would include in our weekly hair washing routine — the conditioner actually did not perform as well. We were pleased to discover we didn’t need as much of it as we might with some others (our hair is so thick and coarse, we’ve been known to use well over a palm-sized amount of conditioner at a time), but it just left our locks feeling a bit straw-like. We definitely needed to use a leave-in conditioner and styling treatment on top of the shampoo and conditioner to tame frizz.
After blowdrying, our hair was noticeably less frizzy than with other shampoos and conditioners we’ve tried. We still needed to flat iron it — it was far from straight — BUT we didn’t even have any little frizzies after working out later that day!
Our final verdict: at $20 each, it’s a bit pricey. But we definitely think the frizz factor is noticeably reduced.
Purchase Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner at lockandmane.com for $20 each.