Shampoo and conditioner. Honestly, I've tried it all. Salon brands, cheap brands, drug store brands, and the jury is still out for me. I have never found any I truly love. If you have any recommendations (I have oily hair but I try to keep the ends moisturized), please let me know! :-)
Dry Shampoo. Again, I've tried it all, expensive brands and drug store brands, and I always come back to baby powder. Obviously this won't work for everybody, but it does for those of us with light hair. It is ultra cheap and so easy to use, I've been using it since high school! I just sprinkle a little in my brush (or straight in my hair if it's really oily), then I brush it through and voila, my hair isn't oily anymore! If I need something a little stronger, this Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray is the best I've come across(just the plain kind, not the keratin kind). It is less than $3 (!!) and works better than any other brand I've tried (and believe me, I tried LOTS!).
Heat Protectant. I have only ever tried this L'oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray and I've had no issues with it. I spray it on when my hair is still damp, and I feel like it has protected my hair from damage when I straighten it. I will probably buy it again as long as it keeps doing its job!
Repair Serum. I found this at the store one day when I was looking for something to repair the damage to the ends of my hair when I still had my perm (yuck!). I really like this stuff, and use it about once a week. You just put it on the ends of your hair before you go to bed. It's not greasy at all and doesn't leave residue all over your pillow, and it makes your hair really soft!
If you have any questions about anything I said, please comment or shoot me an email :-)
What are your favorite hair products? Have you used any of these with different results? Let me know in the comments! Check back next week for What's in my Makeup Bag?- Body Edition!