I've been on a real hair kick lately, so when ULTA Beauty and BlogHer asked me to participate in the "Love Your Hair" campaign, I couldn't resist! Having a good hair day, as shallow as it seems, can make a woman feel beautiful and confident, yet so many of us hate our hair. We resort to wearing it the same way every day or hiding it in a messy ponytail. From May 12 until June 1, ULTA Beauty store locations and online are celebrating hair for 21 days. Each day they will feature one or more Beauty Steals™ - three WEEKS of amazing hair products and styling tools. I had the opportunity to review these products early and today I am going to share my favorites with you!
I am always looking for new products for styling my sassy pixie cut. With gravity-defying swoops and faux-hawks, I need something with strong hold. Add to that the heat of living in the South, I also need products that will resist humidity! I started by washing my hair with Sebastian Drench Shampoo and Conditioner (just a tiny dab!). Because my hair is so short, shampoo and conditioner is really a non-issue; However, I still like to make sure I am keeping my scalp and roots healthy. Drench is intensely moisturizing, and I could tell that my hair felt smoother after using it. It's specifically formulated to rehydrate coarse and color-treated hair, and since my hair fits the bill in both instances, I knew it would be a good choice.
ULTA Beauty provided Osis + Mattifying Powder, and while I wasn't familiar with it, it did work very similarly to other powders I've tried in the past. You simply sprinkle a tiny amount of the powder at your roots, tousle your hair, and voila - perfect hair. I use it right at my crown to give the spiky layers right there extra lift and definition. Usually that's all I use for styling my hair - it is truly that awesome - and Osis + was no exception. It creates very full, texturized hair with a very strong hold.
I hardly ever use hairspray, but since I had so many to choose from and it was super rainy, I decided to use Kenra Volume Spray 25. It can be used two different ways. You can use it to build up volume between your layers, by spraying it in quick bursts. You can also use it as an all-over finishing spray.
Just as a point of reference, my hair photos were taken after working all day and being out in the rain, so I am definitely impressed.
As a part of ULTA's Love Your Hair campaign, they are encouraging women to pledge to love the hair they have and maybe even win free blowouts for the rest of the year! Now, my hair's too short to bother with blowouts, but joining the movement (and entering to win) is simple. Just tweet your hair pledge with the hashtag #ULTAHairPledge and you're entered to win.
Here's the best part. I have a $100 ULTA Beauty gift card to give to one lucky winner! Yes! To enter, simply tell me about your hair pledge. A winner will be announced during the first week in June.
Rules:No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this postb) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this postc) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this postd) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.The Official Rules are available here.This sweepstakes runs from 5/15/13-6/1/13.Be sure to visit the the ULTA Beauty page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!