The following are my absolute all time favourite products that I will have on hand and/or always recommend. These have stood the test of time against me trying many many other products….and I still will keep trying other products, as I am a product junky….but, these have always come out on top for me. I think they are all well worth the money and dependable for getting the job done, what more can you ask for.
What are your favourite products? Please let me know in the comments, as I always like to try new ones.
AG Recoil Curl Activator
AG Recoil Curl Activator is by far my favourite curl product out there to date. Now keep in mind, I do not have any curls, and have always struggled a bit in styling other people’s curls, but this product has made it tons easier for me to do. All you have to do is take a small amount and run it through your damp curls and then either diffuse it, or scrunch it up and air dry it. The beauty of this product in comparison to using a mousse or a gel is that it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy. What you get is beautiful soft curls and waves that are frizz free! And it is Vancouver made!
Retails for about $18
Sebastian Potion No. 9 Lite
Sebastian Potion No.9 Lite is a spray in conditioning product that uses feather light polymers to leave your hair manageable and not weighed down. Sebastian also makes a stronger version, but I find that ‘lite’ gets the job done pretty well. I know there are several other products out there that do this job as well, and the big one right now is Moroccan Oil, which I tried and I do like, but even the lite version of it had my hair feeling fairly greasy (my hair is sensitive to that kind of stuff). Sebastian Potion No.9 Lite is the one that I always go back to as it leaves my hair feeling soft and natural.
Retails for about $14
AG Sterling Silver Toning Shampoo
I have had a few platinum moments in my life and AG Sterling Silver Toning Shampoo has always done the best job for keeping the brass out of the equation. When my hair was getting extra brassy I would take some of the shampoo and comb into my dry hair, leave it on for a few minutes and then washed it out. Instant toner! For regular use you only need to use it as needed, and once a week usually does the job. And once again AG is a Vancouver based company which is fantastic.
Retails for about $14
Sebastian Shaper Plus
As far as I am concerned nothing can beat Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray, and other hairsprays strive to be like it. This hairspray provides a firm hold but leaves the hair flexible and workable. Best of all, it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy and flaky. This is the hair product that my man uses, and he hates feeling like there is product in his hair. And with this hairspray, a little bit goes a long way so just a couple spritzes will do the job. It is versatile in holding everything from an elaborate updo to taming those stubborn baby hairs that just won’t stay down.
Retails for about $17
Rusk Being Undressed Gloss
Rusk Being Undressed Gloss is possibly my favourite product by far. I often just refer to it by the name of ‘pretty hair’, because that is essentially what it does for you. I finish almost all styles with this product by just taking a very small amount rubbing in between my hands and running my fingers through the hair. It provides a glossy finish, tames those frizzies, and gives the hair a healthy and polished look. The best part of all is that you won’t even be able to tell there is anything in your hair, except for the fact that it makes your hair smell good. The small tub of it will last you a super long time as you really don’t need to use that much.
Retails for about $13