This guest post is courtesy of Elena Donovan Mauer for Completely You
Come on, admit it: When your hair looks good, you feel pretty darn awesome. And the hair products you buy are supposed to make it easier to get it that way. That’s just what these four perfect products do -- and why I can’t live without them.
1.Perfect Post-shower Hair Wrap Aquis Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel, $15
I never mastered the towel turban. (How do you keep it from untwisting?) But with this simple-looking piece of fabric, it’s easy to wrap your hair up post-shower; it’s got a button to keep it in place. It really absorbs moisture from my hair and majorly cuts blow-drying time, so I get ready much faster.
2. Dry Shampoo Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray, $11 for 1.4
If your girlfriends haven’t told you about dry shampoo yet, they’re hiding something amazing from you. No, you really don’t need to shampoo every day, even if you get little greasies at
your temples like I do. Just spray some dry shampoo on those oily parts and brush through. Instead of feeling gross because you skipped a conventional shampoo, you’ll look great.
3. A Professional Flat Iron HairArt Ceramic Straightening Iron Model H3000, $85 (1 3/8–inch Plate)
The flat iron itself was a revelation for me. But for years, I used those chintzy, cheap drugstore models. Finally, I saw this professional-grade one for a great price (it was on sale at
the time!) and I snapped it up. I didn't realize what a difference a good-quality flat iron can make! When I use it, it looks like I had a professional blowout.
4. A Powerful, Multipurpose Serum Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, $19
I don’t know how to describe this serum to do it justice. To me, it’s part leave-in
conditioner, part styling gel, part hair tamer. It really fights those frizzies -- even when it gets humid out -- and gives my hair a ton of sleek shine. Somehow, I also swear it helps it dry faster. If I was on “Survivor,” this just might be my luxury item.
Elena Donovan Mauer is Completely You’s beauty and lifestyle blogger. She has written for Self, The Knot and iVillage, and is the co-author of two books on relationships, The Good Girl's Guide to Living in Sin and Have Sex Like You Just Met ... No Matter How Long You've Been Together.