- Stocked up on my fav cheapies: I ran out of Suave Tropical Coconut so I decided to go looking for another bottle and some how came back with all of these. Do you see Suave anywhere in that pic? Because I sure as heck don't *sigh*, I can't help it. Some of the V05s are already in my regular rotation and I absolutely LOVE, so I'm looking forward to trying the others. And I've never tried White Rain so I hope those work just as well.
- Spray Bottle for homemade leave-in mixes
- Tesemme Heat Tamer Spray. I prefer liquid heat protectant over serums, less build up and more bounce, but when it's humid out a good serum can come in handy so I keep both on-hand.
- No Slip Grip Large Butterfly Clip for when I don't want to be bothered with my hair or just need to get it off my coats and scarves until I reach my destination.
- CHI Keratin Mist Leave-in has been a staple of mine for over 2 years now. I usually use it before flat-ironing and roller-setting but also if I fell like my hair need some protein after doing mainly co-washes for long periods of time.
- Emerald Laboratories Coconut Oil from GNC. Another staple that I just can't live without.
- Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, also from GNC
- Eco Styler alcohol free hair gel (even though I've cut down on my use I still love this particular brand and will prob use more often when I start wearing my hair up more).
- Please ignore the nail polish and BB Cleanser. They don't have a darn thing to do with this post!
I went and dug these out of my storage bins. I will be wearing my hair straight a lot more so these are always good to have.
- Tons of hair toys to play around with and keep those ends tucked and protected from the cold
- Scarf (used only to smooth pinned/clipped up styles)
- A very light weight satin headband to tie edges at night (came with velcro on the ends but I cut them off)
- Blue Magic Coconut grease (Yes I know grease is shunned in the hair community but it works for me. Even the best hair product in the world can get a bad rep if used incorrectly in my opinion. I've used it as a staple for years on both mine and my sons hair and we are not bald... yet). I find that when it gets so cold that it feels like even your eyeballs are frozen, regular oil just don't always cut it for me. I need something thicker on those ends that will hold in moisture longer to keep them from snapping off. I also use the Proclaim Coconut Oil grease which smells a lot better and is a little softer/lighter; but it's all the same to me so whichever brand I happen to see first is what I buy. It's a great way to give those old fragile ends some extra TLC and a layer of protection from the bitter cold.
How I make grease work for ME:
- Only apply to clean MOISTURIZED hair to lock in moisture
- I also apply while my hair is damp for optimal sealing; I just wash/co-washed and spray on my leave-in then coat ends.
- I never reapply to dry, previously coated hair in-between washes.
- I only apply to the length of my hair, NEVER scalp.
- A little goes a long way, no need to slather it on like it's going out of style or something
- I make sure to clarify often to prevent possibly blocking of moisture from build-up
Other ways I use this in the Winter time:
- to moisturize and soften rough, dry feet. I apply while feet are a still damp from shower then cover with thick socks for the night. The result? Super soft feet!
- To give my body lotions a boost. I just mix them both in my palms before I apply
- I also smooth over dry cuticles when my hand lotions have given up on me
Damn this just turned into a "grease post" which was so not my intention!
Anyways, does the good old fashion hair grease play a role in your regi, and if so how?