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3 Products Changed My Hair-Brushing Game Forever

December 5, 2015

My hair has always been a problem.

For as long as I can remember, my hair has been ratty, knotted, impossible to brush, and just an overall disaster. Despite spending waaay too much time brushing and styling it each morning, my hair always returned to a huge, knotted mess within minutes of making it manageable. As a six-year-old diva, this made me seriously distraught. At a disastrously young age, I was horrified by my “problem” and immediately started searching for the answer at my local drugstore. Hundreds of dollars and products later, I gave up on my endeavor and decided I would just have annoying hair forever. It would take me at least an hour to brush my hair every time I got out of the shower, and once my hair dried it would become tangled again almost immediately, drying out the ends. Beginning in the fourth grade, I spent 30 minutes every morning straightening my hair in an attempt to make it look presentable and remain tangle-free for at least a few hours. But that’s all it lasted. After those quick hours, my hair would be in a giant knot again. Plus, all of the straightening completely fried my hair. I dealt with this annoying issue for years. Fast forward to my sophomore year of college, and I finally stumbled across three amazing products that totally transformed my hair. I’ve been using them since then, and I will never go back. Started from the bottom…NOW WE HERE!

Step 1: It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin 

This product is actually a miracle. After I shower, I spritz this throughout my damp hair and let it sit for a few minutes. After it sits, my hair is a million times easier to brush through. Not only does this product detangle, but it also protects your hair against heat damage, adds major shine, and prevents frizz. I usually expect leave-in products to make my hair a greasy mess and not actually help anything because of all the product-fails I’ve encountered. However, I can honestly say that I notice a huge difference when I brush my hair after using this product than when I have to go without it. I’ve tried quite a few leave-in conditioners in my years as a product-junkie, but so far this is the only one I can truly count on to detangle my hair.

Step 2: The Wet Brush

My heaven-sent hairstylist recommended this brush to me when I complained about how long it was taking me to brush my hair every day. One trip to Target later, and my life was changed. I’m not even joking – it brought tears to my eyes the first time I used this because I could not believe how quickly I was able to brush my hair out. It used to take me at least 30 minutes each night to comb through my ratted mess, but using the Wet Brush, it takes five minutes or less. Is this real life? Yes, yes it is. I will never use another brush. P.S. I use the Wet Brush on both wet and dry hair!

Step 3: Moroccanoil Treatment Light

I randomly picked up a sample size of this at Nordstrom one day because it was on sale, and it blew me away. I’ve tried hundreds of hair serums and oils but found that few truly make that big a difference on my hair. This, however, is a game-changer. I rub the tiniest amount of this on the ends of my damp hair, especially if I’m planning to use some type of heat on it, and it never fails to transform my dry strands into seriously silky smooth, luscious locks. Sometimes I force people to feel how soft my hair is after I use this, and their eyes always go wide as they ask me, “How is your hair so soft?!” Well, secret’s out now.

What are your holy grail hair products? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to test out some new things! XX

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