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As we head into the busiest time of year, I’m always looking for ways to save time and still look pulled together. When it comes to my wardrobe, I have several go-to outfit combinations that I know will look chic no matter where I’m headed. My beauty routine, on the other hand, isn’t always as efficient. I always try to set aside enough time for my hair and makeup, but some days I have to rush through my routine. Needles to say, I’m no stranger to a bad hair day. Aside from throwing a hat on, fixing a bad hair day can seem impossible and incredibly frustrating. We shoot content almost daily so there’s really no time for bad hair days. I’ve finally nailed down the products I need to have on hand to fix a bad hair day in an instant. Here are the products I swear by.
I’ve been dreaming about this tool for years! I’ve curled my hair almost daily since I was in Junior High School and I’ve always wondered why there wasn’t an on-the-go solution. Of course carrying around a hot tool seems pretty complicated so I never imagined exactly how it would work.
The Conair Unbound Cordless Auto Curler is the first high performance cordless, rechargeable auto curler, an an all-in-one solution that requires very little effort. It’s unique because it features a curl chamber where you insert sections of your hair and it automatically does the work for you. Because there’s a curl chamber, you never actually have to touch a hot surface – which means you can easily use it on-the-go. It features a removable USB charging cable that you can plug in and charge anywhere – even in your car. I now keep this in my car for any last minute touch-ups no matter where I’m headed. Once it’s fully charged, it can also be used cord-free for up to an hour. I feel like whenever I curl my hair at home, there are a few strands that lose their curl before I make it to where I’m headed so having the Unbound Cordless Auto Curler on hand ensures a quick fix!
The Unbound Cordless Auto Curler features an easy-glide ceramic-coated barrel, which I love because ceramic is known to do less damage than other options. You can pick from different temperature settings to determine how tight or loose you want your curls. You can even select your preferred curl direction, right or left. I typically like to curl my hair away from my face, but I like that there’s a “mixed” option to alternate the direction for that undone, everyday waves effect.
2. Travel Size Hair Brush
This one seems pretty obvious, but it wasn’t until I started wearing extensions that I’ve realized how necessary having a mini hair brush on hand is. Tangled hair can look messy and sparse, but a quick brush through can instantly help your hair look healthier and more polished. I have two go-to brushes – an affordable Wet Brush and the Yves Durif Vented Hairbrush which is a splurge, but is so lightweight, it’s perfect for traveling with.
3. Hair Oil
Constantly styling my hair and testing new products can really do a number on my hair leaving me with broken stands and split ends. A great hair oil seals my ends and makes them appear instantly healthier while also nourishing my hair. My favorite hair oil is by Gisou – which doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy. I always use it when I use dry shampoo because although I only apply dry shampoo to my scalp, it does travel down hair strands and can really dry out my ends. A little hair oil helps keep my ends looking smooth.
4. Dry Shampoo
Another quick fix that most of us already use is dry shampoo. One trick I’ve been doing for years is to use a little dry shampoo before going to bed if I know I won’t be washing my hair the next day. That way it can start absorbing oil as I sleep. I never realized how drying dry shampoo actually is until recently and lately I’ve been using only a small amount because you don’t realize how much actually moves down your hair shaft especially if you brush your hair after using it.
5. Eyebrow Gel
This one may sound weird, but I’ve been using eyebrow gel to tame flyaways for years and I swear by it. The brush is the perfect size to treat the smallest baby hairs. A little goes a long way so just don’t use too much or it can weigh your hair down.