While Julie Andrews may be partial to brown paper packages tied up with strings, most of our favorite things involve hair. Here at the My Best Friend’s Hair office, we love healthy, beautiful hair, and we strive to treat our tresses like the princesses they are. After years of experimenting with countless brands and endless new products, each of us has settled into our own personal favorites. Over the next few weeks, we will share with you our must-have hair product secrets… and we would love to hear yours too!
What better place to start than with the basics- shampoo and conditioner. As the products we use most often and the first line of defense, these are essential components of a flawless beauty routine. Here, some of the ladies around the office share with you their own favorite fundamentals.
Our founder and longtime hair-devotee pampers her thick brown hair with Matrix Biolage Color Care Shampoo, which she loves for its gentle cleansing and incredible smell. Following this, Janell always conditions her hair with Matrix Biolage Color Bloom Masque, saying, “I got this on a trip to New York City and I LOVE IT! It smells absolutely amazing, and leaves my hair soft with great color and great texture”. Kailyn, another office brunette, shares Janell's love for Matrix Biolage Color Care products, praising their "clean, fruity smell". This product line is a great option when you want to preserve color vibrancy and block harmful UV-damage without using harsh chemicals and synthetic dyes. Stylists embrace its unparalleled ability to leave hair feeling petal-soft.
Danielle, known far and wide for her shiny auburn hair, swears by Neuma Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. She describes them as her go-to’s for sleek, well-moisturized hair. These concentrated hydrating products keep Danielle’s hair looking perfectly polished on a daily basis, and give her color longevity that any girl would envy. And as a bonus, Neuma uses orgnic raw meterials for its entirely vegan, earth-friendly product line.
What is the best way to safeguard the health of one’s hair? Melanie promises that Brocato Cloud 9 Miracle Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, used in conjunction with Brocato Saturation Leave-In Conditioner is just the answer! Designed to restore and relieve, this reparation duo fight to give hair life, protect against color fadage (so that’s how she keeps those natural blond highlights looking so awesome!), and leave hair feeling soft and fresh.
The saying goes that blondes have more fun. But any true blonde knows that they don’t just have more fun- they also have more work when it comes to keeping color and fighting damage. Brittany, our beloved office blonde, uses KMS California’s Moisture Repair Shampoo to replenish and repair her fine locks. She then treats with Matrix Biolage Color Care Conditioner to keep her color golden and glossy.
Erika loves Color Me Sexy by Sexy Hair Moisturixing Shampoo and Conditioner to hydrate, fight brassy tones in her lighter brown hair, and bring out just the right amount of shimmer in her blonde highlights. Plus, the line carries a variety of products designed for your specific hair type, whether it is thick or thin, fine or frizzy!
Being the nature lover that I am, my wavy strands put up with countless hours in the sun and water, braving the great outdoors. To keep them looking fresh and to keep my scalp feeling moisturized, I make Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner the focus of my daily hair ritual. This rock star hydration team is known for its fresh and relaxing minty-lavender smell, its deep cleansing tingle, and its natural ingredients. Plus, its super fast-acting, so it fits great into my busy schedule. After feeling how soft this shampoo and conditioner leave my hair, I now have my entire family addicted!
Regardless of what your unique priorities are, every good hair routine starts with a great cleanse and condition. These are the shampoos and conditioners that we trust to take care of our beloved tresses on a day-to-day basis. While they work great for our hair, every head is different. Try searching My Best Friend’s Hair to find your perfect salon, and then talk to your stylist about what products might work best for you.
And please, share your favorites with us, like Aly from the analyze this blog. She emailed us about testing out product, and she tried the Neuma Moisture Intense Masque. She loved the smell and says it controls frizz on the most humid of days. Check out her review about the how it works!
To get you started on the quest to find your perfect shampoo and conditioner, we are giving away a set of Neuma Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner!! As Danielle will attest to, these awesome environmentally-friendly hydrating formulas seal moisture in and damage out, leaving hair shiny, soft, and oh-so healthy. To enter, simply sign up for free as a User on our website!
Best of luck! And stay tuned to hear about more of our favorites... next week we will share with you our must-have styling products and tools!
For the love of (all things) hair,