CLEAN BEAUTY Hair

Green Beauty Hair Diaries (Styling Products)

Ok, so let’s talk hair and dig deep into my green beauty hair diaries!  It’s really a shame I don’t talk about it more- after all I am a cosmetologist!  I’ve had a love affair with hair since I can remember.  As a kid I was always playing dress up with my hair.  Then I became a teenager and it just escalated.  My senior year of high school they had this program where you could use your elective credit to go to cosmetology school- of course I signed up!  After I graduated high school I ended up graduating Cosmetology school two weeks later.  I’ve worked in salons, did hair all throughout college and even had my own place for a while.  I started off using conventional products of course because I didn’t know any better but as soon as I learned the dangers of them I made the switch!

Although I don’t do hair as a job anymore, I still do my family and close friends.  I also still notice people’s hair right away and often want to get my hands on it…haha what can I say-some things never change!  I’m always down for a good makeover sesh with anyone that’s willing. 🙂

So enough chit chat let’s get to the nitty gritty!  I’ve tried a ton of natural hair products and really wanted to show you guys how I achieve certain looks and how it is possible with clean products.  Yes, green products perform just as good as conventional ones- it might take a while to find them but eventually you do.  I also wanted to show you it’s possible with any hair type.  I have 3 sisters-so that’s 3 different heads of hair that I’ve worked with a lot besides my own.  And guess what?!  We all have different hair types…pretty crazy but true.  Let me break it down.

My Hair- Fine/Thin/Straight

1st Sister- Fine/Wavy/Frizzy/Thick

2nd Sister- Coarse/Wavy/Frizzy/Very Thick

3rd Sister- Fine/Straight/Very Thick

*Side note- You could say I got the shaft when it comes to good hair in my family! 😉

So I not only have tried product on myself but also on them.  Below you’ll find different looks I created using all clean products and what worked for each sister.  First I’m going to highlight my favorite hair products and then I’ll show you some looks!

All Star Products/Tools:

Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray- Haven’t found one that performs better than this.  It holds my hair, isn’t sticky feeling, doesn’t weigh it down but gives it lift and smells great! (Works on everyone)

Josh Rosebrook Lift- This volume spray is great for spritzing on hair before you blow dry for added volume and lift.  I love spraying at the roots and using my fingers to tousle it through my hair before blow drying.  My sister with coarse hair doesn’t use this because she doesn’t have any issues with volume but my other two sisters use it for volume at the roots since their hair is fine and tends to lay flat against the head.  This is a must have product if you struggle with volume!  Best I’ve found!

Innersense Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer- Love this stuff!  It’s really great for any hair type.  I use it on my hair after curling it to achieve a more messy, undone look and to give it a bit of hold.  It doesn’t weigh my hair down at all.  I also love it for hair that is naturally wavy like my sisters.  It instantly enhances their waves and creates some definition and hold.

Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil- This oil is great for those with dry scalp.  One of my sisters tends to get a dry scalp, especially in the winter.  I gave her this to combat it.  Also, great for those with coarse hair that tends to frizz or if you’re hair is damaged due to color.

Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave In- Conditioner- This is great for spraying on hair if you’re going to be out in the sun and you want to protect your hair.  Also, great as a detangler for kids and anyone with really thick hair.

Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control- This curl cream is great for applying to hair after you’ve towel dried it.  Apply it throughout and then use your fingers to scrunch as you blow dry or you can let it air dry.  It helps to define curls, eliminate frizz and give an overall smoothness to your hair.  If you have any frizz or wave to your hair this is a great option.  It’s great as a heat protectant too because it has rice bran oil and oat kernel extract both great heat protectants.

Herbivore Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray- This spray is what dreams are made of!  I love spritzing this all over my hair after I’ve curled it.  It adds separation, and texture.  I also love spraying it in my hair if I just want to add a little body or beachy waves.  Works great especially if I let my hair air dry after spraying it on.  Great for any hair type!

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist- This mist is great for thick coarse hair.  It gets rid of frizz and replaces it with a shine.  You can use it on damp or dry hair. I really like this for my two sisters with wavy/frizzy hair.  It helps to calm the frizz and seal the hair cuticle so it looks smooth.  A great budget friendly pick too!

Hamadi Organics Shea Spray This spray is great for getting rid of frizz and protecting your hair from the sun. It doesn’t weigh down your hair-something that this fine/thin haired girl can appreciate!  I spray it on my hair before blow drying to offer a little protection.  This is especially great for my sisters with frizzy hair, as it calms and smoothes it.

Dry Shampoos- I’m a mom and therefore I need my dry shampoo-like a kid needs their blankey!  Yeah, it’s a must.  I did a whole post on all my favorites.  I have something for every budget and hair type-yes even you brunettes!  Obviously dry shampoo is a must for extending your hair style but it’s also great for adding a little extra volume to any style.  I use it often even if my hair has just been washed.  It gives it just enough texture and volume.  Check out my list of fave dry shampoos here.

Conair Teasing Hair Brush So I’m picky about my teasing brush too.  I love a good teasing brush!  I tease my hair nearly everyday…and no I’m not in the 80’s but this girl needs some volume at her roots!  A lot of people tease with a comb, but I find I get much more volume with a brush. It gives me lasting body all day.  Here’s my fave brush.

Curling Iron/Flat Iron- I really like Babyliss tools.  I have their BaBylissPRO Flat Ironand their BaBylissPRO Curling Iron.  I also like Hot Tools and use their 1″ curling iron.  I recommend if you have shoulder length or shorter to stick with a 1″ size curling iron.  Once you’re done curling you can just use your fingers to comb through but if you use too large a barrel then you might not get enough hold in your curl.  I also have a one inch wand by GVP.

Shampoo/Conditioner- So I have another post dedicated to my fave shampoos and conditioners but if you’re wanting to know-here they are.  True Botanicals takes the cake for a shampoo and conditioner that legit cleans your hair and makes it feel bouncy and fresh.  I also love Innersense Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner-they’re great for color treated hair especially.  I’m also

So those are all the products and tools I use on a pretty consistent basis.  Below I have pics of styles I’ve created using these products.  Besides myself I also took some pics of two of my sisters with different styled looks.

Straight Hair-

Josh Rosebrook Lift Spray on damp hair  and focused on roots, and Hamadi Organics Shea Spray for heat protectant.  Blow dry after spritzing them on. I always blow dry my hair upside down for added volume. Then flat iron.  Next apply a little dry shampoo at the roots and tease at the crown just a tad. Then I’ll finish the look with a touch of Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray.

Beachy Waves with a Flat Iron-

(A little more messy than the curling iron look)


Josh Rosebrook Lift spray on the roots and all over to add some texture.  Then Hamadi Organics Shea Spray for heat protectant.  Blow dry my hair upside down and use a brush to brush it downwards as I’m blowdrying for added volume.  Once done blow drying I use my teaser brush and tease the top section of my head for some added volume.  I also add some dry shampoo at this time too.  Then curl my hair leaving the ends out with a flat iron.  I’m always curling away from my face. Once done curling then I comb through the curls with my fingers so they look undone.  Then I spray in the Herbivore Sea Salt spray and use my hands to scrunch up with it all around.  Then I add a dime sized dollop of the Inner Peace Whipped Texturizer by Innersense Beauty.  And scrunch all around with it as well.  I also might take a few pieces here and there to define them a little more with the product.  Finally, I spritz with Josh Rosebrook hair spray.

Beachy Waves with a Curling Iron-

(A little more refined than the flat iron look)


Josh Rosebrook Lift spray on the roots and all over to add some texture.  Then Hamadi Organics Shea Spray for heat protectant.  Blow dry my hair upside down and use a brush to brush it downwards as I’m blowdrying for added volume.  Once done blow drying I use my teaser brush and tease the top section of my head for some added volume.  I also add some dry shampoo at this time too.  Then curl my hair leaving the ends out with a curling iron. I’m always curling away from my face.  Once done curling then I comb through the curls with my fingers so they look undone.  Then I spray in the Herbivore Sea Salt spray and use my hands to scrunch up with it all around.  Then I add a dime sized dollop of the Inner Peace Whipped Texturizer by Innersense Beauty.  And scrunch all around with it as well.  I also might take a few pieces here and there to define them a little more with the product.  Finally I spritz with Josh Rosebrook hair spray.

 Straight hair on Sister #1 with Fine/Frizzy/Thick Hair-

 

Josh Rosebrook Lift Spray on Roots for added volume since she has fine hair-even though it’s thick. Then used Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control from her mid shaft down to her ends for frizz control and heat protection.  I used a brush to lift the roots up throughout her hair as I blow dried.  Then once dry I spray on Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist.  It helps to calm frizz as well and give a shine.  Then I flat ironed in sections.  Once done I spritzed it with Josh Rosebrook hair spray lightly.

Beachy Waves(using a flat iron) on Sister #1 with Fine/Frizzy/Thick Hair-

 

Josh Rosebrook Lift Spray on Roots for added volume since she has fine hair-even though it’s thick. Then used Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control from her mid shaft down to her ends for frizz control and heat protection. I used a brush to lift the roots up throughout her hair as I blow dried.  Then once dry I spray on Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist-.  It helps to calm frizz as well and give a shine. Then I took one inch sections of hair throughout and curled them away from her face with a flat iron.  Once done curling I used my fingers to comb through her hair and make the curls look more undone.  Then I sprayed in the Herbivore Sea Salt spray and used my hands to scrunch up with it all around.  Then I added a nickel sized dollop of the Inner Peace Whipped Texturizer by Innersense Beauty.  And scrunch all around with it as well.  I also might take a few pieces here and there to define them a little more with the product.  Finally, I spritz with Josh Rosebrook hair spray.

Straight hair on Sister #2 with Coarse/Wavy/Frizzy/Extra Thick Hair-

 

She already has a lot of volume naturally so I just use the Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control on from her mid shaft down to her ends for frizz control and heat protection. Then I use a brush and lift up and out as I’m blow drying.  Once finished I add in the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist.  It helps to calm frizz as well and give a shine.  Then I flat ironed in sections.  Once done I spray Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist- on it again just for added shine and because her hair is naturally frizzy and coarse.

Beachy Waves on Sister #2 with Coarse/Wavy/Frizzy/Extra Thick Hair-

 

She already has a lot of volume naturally so I just use the Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control on from her mid shaft down to her ends for frizz control and heat protection. Then I use a brush and lift up and out as I’m blow drying.  Once finished I add in the Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist-.  It helps to calm frizz as well and give a shine. Then I take sections and curl away from her face-making sure the ends are left out.  Once done I comb through the waves with my fingers.  Then I spray in the Herbivore Sea Salt spray and used my hands to scrunch up with it all around.  Then I add a nickel sized dollop of the Inner Peace Whipped Texturizer by Innersense Beauty.  And scrunch all around with it as well.  I also take a few pieces here and there to define them a little more with the product.  Finally, I spritz with Josh Rosebrook hair spray. (P.S. She has amazing hair-it’s not fair!)

That sums up my hair diaries!  If you have any questions on products I used or what might work for your hair type-just ask!  I would love to help you figure it out!    What green beauty hair products are you loving??

XO

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