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Probably it was Kerastase Masquintense. The most wonderful smell in the entire universe. I’ve found products that have better performance on my hair, but I still buy Masquintense because of its smell.

Dry shampoo. I’ve purchased a lot of dry bar, which is nice, but the original scent is “meh to yuck” (lush is nicer, but not often on sale – and sally’s generic version of drybar is larger, cheaper, and more effective for me and my hair concerns. bye bye drybar!) and klorane and I’m not sure which I’ve purchased more.

Omg. I miss Nirvana Bourbon so much! It was a perfect dry shampoo for me. Perfect amount of absorbing oil without feeling heavy and gross (like igk’s charcoal…yuuuuuck!) and it Smells. So. Good. I have one unopened bottle I’m saving for a rainy day and about half of a bottle I use for special occasions. Why hasn’t someone picked up the Nirvana line to release again? it was really good for a commercial perfume.

I am very picky with dry shampoos, most are heavy, icky and too much for my scalp, but the IGK one was almost traumatizing bad. 😅

I used to repurchase a lot Klorane dry shampoo while I lived in Europe. Somehow the ones I got in US where never as good, but pretty decent. I stopped buying them once Sephora stopped selling Klorane, but I just now realized that other stores still sell the brand.

Same, only the Bourbon scent! When it was slowly being discontinued I’d buy a can every time I could, I love that stuff.

Right? Right! Right!!!! I’m so miffed about the discontinuation. It’s the best darned dry shampoo ever. I purchased a couple of bottles at a stupid price on evilbay. I have one bottle left.

Other than that, I would say Oribe thick dry finishing spray.

Joico shampoo (it’s for coloured hair and is in a dark gold bottle), AG Firewall (this stuff is amazing), Kerastase leave in hair conditioner stuff (I forget the name of that too and I’m too lazy to look it up).

Definitely the Paula’s Choice All Over Hair & Body Shampoo and Smooth Finish Conditioner. I rarely use anything else on my hair (if I’m traveling, or get some free shampoo/conditioner samples) and they are a constant repurchase. I never found anything that works better for my hair, even from professional lines. And if I try any other shampoo, I get an itchy scalp. Bonus points that they are fragrance free (I hate heavy scents on my hair and body) and that I can keep one product for hair and body.
Truth be told, I probably repurchased the conditioner more, since I buy the PC4 Men body wash if the regular body wash is out of stock; it’s the same formula, just with “male” packaging, which I personally don’t care.

Honorable mention is definitely the Moroccanoil Light Treatment. I used to buy it a lot even when I lived back in Europe. I wish it was unscented, but it’s the best lightweight oil that tames my frizzy thin hair.

I mean I can also add in the Bumble & Bumble Heat & UV Protective Primer, and say that I could live the rest of my life with the same hair products.

Funny thing is that people always say they have to switch hair care products to keep results, but I’m the total opposite. The minute I change anything, my scalp goes crazy (dandruff, itchiness) and my frizz is out of control.

Aussie Headstrong Volume Mousse. I’ve tried many expensive brands, but keep coming back to Aussie. It’s nice when you find a drugstore brand that works this well.

Also, I’ve been using Klorane Centaury shampoo for years, but I just noticed that it’s now purple. This shampoo, which used to be pearly white, would make my grays sparkle without giving them a purple tint. I’m very disappointed that they apparently changed their formula. Not sure what I’m going to use in the future.

1.) Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint conditioner and shampoo
2.) She’s Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Leave-in Detangler (whew! what a long name!)
3.) Ion hair color and 10% developer
4.) Ion Color Sealer conditioner for after using hair dye
5.) OGX Morracan Argan Oil
6.) John Freida Anti-Frizz cream

L’Oreal Hi-Color Red for Brunettes in Magenta, though I’m taking a break from it right now. Unless you count all the cans of Aquanet hairspray I went through in the 80s.

Unrelated question for everyone here who has been so helpful with my makeup issues: Is there a skin care newsletter/blog similar to what Temptalia is for makeup? Perhaps there is a review site for skin care? Trusting manufacturers claims has become very expensive! Occasionally on Temptalia someone mentions a favorite skin care product or routine. I LOVE THAT!

Garnier Sleek & Shine Serum. I have fine and wavy hair; this is the only product I’ve ever found that tames it without grease or an overpowering fragrance. It’s $5.99 and I would pay far more, that’s how much I love it!

Probably L’Oreal’s Professional line – its Volumetry shampoo (I still get oily roots), Redken’s Sensitive Scalp shampoo and Joico’s Hydrating shampoo. I don’t use dry shampoo as it leaves my hair straw like.

Infusium shampoo and leave in hair treatment. The water in our area is pretty harsh and after I got married, 32 years ago at the end of the month, I started noticing that my hair was so dry and brittle it was just breaking off if I scrunched it in my hands. My mother-in-law who owned a hair salon for 50 years recommended the products. Very affordable and you could get them at the drugstore and now at Walmart. It saved my hair. I get compliments all the time on the shine and health of my hair. God bless Nina’s soul. She passed away a few years back, but I still use the hair products.

Biolage Hydrasource Leave in Tonic. I think the fine mist one is discontinued, alas, so now Nexxus Humectress Luxe lightweight conditioning mist. And Olaplex No. 3 🙂

I love DHC Scalp Care Shampoo and Conditioner.
(By the way, I’m not sure the link to DHC’s site goes through on your full list of retailers page.)

– Kérastase Thérapiste Shampoo & Mask – During the first lockdown I had to improvise and bought the “wrong” hair dye from the supermarket… Well, totally destroyed my hair and this makes my hair look like way back when: shiny and smooth; over the years I’ve used the one for volume too, but as I’m having a problem w/ low ferritin I’m sticking to the Thérapiste range (except the sérum which I find an absolute waste of money).
– Batiste Dry Shampoo – very handy! Specially has I have fine straight hair. Love the cherry one!
– Tricovivax – this spray has Minoxidil which stops hair from falling (my second most bought item); I’ve been using it on and off for years but I’m not sure whether you can buy it everywhere, I stock up in Portugal, regardless of where I’m living. It was recommended to me by a Dermatologist.
– Aussie – I loved the hair masks and the shampoos when I lived in London and they were my absolute favourite then but none of it works as well in Portugal. Maybe it’s a water thing? It’s still a good brand though just not for me.
– Aloe Vera gel – I use it on my hair when it’s very damaged.
– Vichy Dercos – I use the shampoo (and it’s by far the one I’ve bought the most over the years!) when my hair’s falling too much; the hair-loss ampoules are amazing too (better than the L’óreal and Kérastase ones as they have more Minoxidil).
– John Frieda – I bought (& loved) the shampoos regularly before; they’re a tad bit pricey in Portugal compared to the UK though. I still buy them ocasionally but only when I can get them on sale in Spain.
– pure Keratin – first tried it while on holiday in Brazil and it does wonders for split ends.
– coconut oil – every now and then I leave it overnight, then wash it off in the morning when my hair’s feeling a little too dry.
– Philip Kingsley – love the shampoos but I can’t find them in Portugal though. I used to buy them when I wanted to splurge! ahah

Therapiste is wonderful, isn´t it? The Magistral makes wonders to my hair too. But as she asked “the most”, well, I had to be honest… Masquintense is on the road for more time than other Kerastase lines.
Phillip Kingsley is wonderful too, I wish it was easier to find them here in my country (and a little less expensive)

Therapiste is indeed the best at the moment! My hair was seriously damaged and it looks “normal” again. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Masquintense but my hair’s very fine and I think it’s better suited to thick hair, right?
When my hair’s in its normal state it loves Philip Kingsley ahah! I haven’t used in a while though. I tend to buy what I can see in store and I don’t think it’s even available here. It will always have a place in my heart though! Smells divine.

I have wavy/curly hair and I LOVE all things Curlsmith. I have most of their products from all of the lines to mix and match depending on my hairs needs. I have just started to embrace my grey and my curls this product line is amazing.

Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Gel. It doesn’t make my hair crunchy, despite how much I have to use, but works really well to keep my curls and waves well defined.

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