5 Amazing Hair Products on Amazon

5 AMAZING HAIR PRODUCTS ON AMAZON

I consider myself a pretty lazy person when it comes to my hair. I typically just let it air dry and don’t even put product in it….and on the rare occassion that I do actually style my hair, I still look for shortcuts, tools and products that make the process as easy and fast as possible.

I’ve tried out my fair share of hair gizmos and these are the 5 that I’ve used for years and happily recommend to anyone who asks. I have plenty of good things to say about each of them, so I made this super awkward video! Find the products listed out below:

maple holistics
Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo + Conditioner ($17): I have a sensitivity to sulphates, and if you feel like your hair is unnaturally dry, your scalp is at all itchy or irritable, you might have one, too. Cutting sulphates out of my hair products helped significantly, and my favorite sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner is this Winter Blend from Maple Holistics. Its not going to win any awards in the pretty packaging department, but it’s what’s inside that counts. This shampoo has a clean and safe ingredient list, but leaves your hair feeling clean, shiny and adds volume. Plus, the peppermint helps sooth your scalp while also stimulating the scalp to help promote hair growth. 4.5/5 stars on Amazon with 1415 reviews. BUY IT HERE

 

 

conair tourmaline blow dryer
Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Blow Dryer ($23): I’ve tried really expensive blow dryers before, and although they are amazing I’ve realized that you can get the same power and speed at a much lower price point. After seeing this one on Amazon with 4 stars and over 2100 reviews I figured it was probably worth tossing the $23 its way and seeing if it performed as well as the reviews claimed it did. So far I have been very happy with this blow dryer! I think it performs just as well as high-end ones and I love the two attachments it comes with. 4/5 starts on Amazon with 2100 review. BUY IT HERE

 

 

 

conair infiniti
Conair Infiniti Pro Rotating Styler ($42): I had a chin-length bob 6 years ago and it was the most high-maintenance hairstyle I’ve ever had. My hair naturally flips out at the bottom so I spent a lot of time round-brushing my bob so it would flip under (#neveragain). Discovering this rotating round brush saved my arms (so tiring!) and saved me tons of time, too. My hair is long now, but I still find myself reaching for this tool a lot! I use it to get volume, flip layers in or out, or put a little flip into my bangs. 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 3300 reviews. BUY IT NOW

 

 

 

curl formers
Curlformers Spiral Curl Kit ($58):   Do you have hair that doesn’t seem to hold a curl? Or do you have a morning routine that doesn’t leave a lot of type for curling? Or are you just, like, super lazy (like me)? I’ve ha these things for about 8 years and I find them pretty useful. As I mention in the video, they are great for kids (because they will curl any hair and they’re comfortable to sleep in). I find Curlformers to be really easy to put in and easy to use. For me, it’s easy to get a wavy, natural looking curl and can make the style last 2 days. 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 157 reviews. BUY IT NOW

 

voloom

Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron ($129): This damn thing kept showing up as an ad on my Facebook newsfeed and I just kept finding myself intrigued by it. As I mentioned in the video, it’s a tool that I hang on to but don’t use all that often. It’s probably because I’m not that particular about volume (maybe I should be?), but when I do want some serious “oomph” in my hair I love just lightly using this around the back side of my head to instantly get lift. I’d compare it to teasing your hair, but in a way that is much more permanent. 4 our of 5 stars on Amazon with 389 reviews. BUY IT NOW

My Experience with Eyebrow Microblading

My Experience with Eyebrow Microblading : before and after | Thyme is Honey

The past couple months I’ve been undergoing the microblading process with a local pro, Buttercup Beauty (based in Madison, Wisconsin). If you missed the initial post with all the befores and procedure information you can check it out in this previous post.

Microblading is the act of tattooing very fine, hair-like strokes into the brows in order to create thicker brows with the shape you desire. After seeing some friends get amazing results, I decided to give it a go!

The process started with a 3 hour appointment during which my brows were measured and marked. Once we settled on a shape it took about an hour to make the initial microblading marks. Then I went home to heal for 4 weeks!
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Plume Lash and Brow Serum Review

Plume Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum review by Thyme is Honey

I kinda can’t believe the things we’ll do for long, lush lashes. Gigantic falsies. Check. Extensions that take an hour per month to apply. Check. Lashes made of animal fur. Sure. I want long, thick lashes but man I am kind of picky about how I get them! I found myself looking for natural lash serums and discovered Plume Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum through Instagram!

I’d had success with lash serums in the past,  but this time I wanted to be more aware of the ingredients. Finding a lash serum that was both effective and had a clean ingredient list wasn’t easy, but Plume fit the bill. This serum is made with 100% natural ingredients (contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, hormones/prostaglandins, artificial fragrances, artificial dyes, gluten, or toxic ingredients of any kind) and can be purchased online, with no doctor visit required.

I started putting it on my lashes and on a bare spot in my brows every night while we were traveling in Thailand, and by the time we got home 4 weeks later there was a noticeable difference! I continued using it and when the bottle ran out I moved on to a second bottle.

I love the length it has added to my lashes and have been amazed at how it encouraged entirely NEW growth in my brows (which helped prepare them for microblading). If you’re looking for a lash + brow serum that has healthy, natural ingredients check out Plume Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum!

Plume Review 2

Undercover Beauty: Review of Eyebrow Microblading by Buttercup Beauty

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It’s been two months since I wrote this post! My microblading experience is now complete! CLICK HERE to see my final before + after post about Eyebrow Microblading, or read below for more information about the procedure and pros/cons etc.

When I was in second grade I stood in the entryway of my house and shaved my eyebrows off with a pink Bic razor. I can literally remember the entire process of carefully thinning and shaping my brows, just like my mom and sister (for some reason I thought that’s what razors were for, nbd) and eventually getting to a point of no return…my brows just got thinner and further apart and eventually I just shaved them off entirely and then put on a hat.

Props to my mom who somehow managed to not obnoxiously laugh in my face when she saw what I’d done, and also to my second grade teacher who let me wear a hat for the next two weeks.

And that, my friends, is where my story with eyebrows begins. Over the past 31 years they’ve been shaved off, over-plucked, cursed at, tinted, subjected to $8 wax jobs and then, thank god, totally rehabed. They’ve come a long way, and I love where my brows are at now thanks to my eyebrow coach, Buttercup Beauty, who has spent the past 6 months swatting my hands away from the tweezer and lovingly whipping my brows back into shape. The first time she tinted, shaped and filled my brows nearly brought me to tears. I really had no idea the magic that a true brow technician can work (this is the part where I tell you that if you’re still having your hair stylist wax your brows you need to upgrade to someone trained in brows, especially if you are trying to regrow them or change their shape).

Before Microblading

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Hydrating Beauty Water

Hydrating Beauty Water: the perfect drink to help you stay hydrated and detoxed all summer long.

Did you know that up to 75% of the American population walks around every day dehydrated? No wonder we all feel sluggish and dependent on Starbucks. Not only is dehydration hard on your skin but has a negative impact on nearly every bodily process, including brain function, metabolism, immunity . . . the list goes on and on. That’s why for the past 6 years I’ve had a goal of consuming 150 ounces of water each day, and it has changed my life! One of my favorite ways to get in my daily OZs is by sipping on a big glass of my Hydrating Beauty Water! I shared the recipe last week over at Beauty Bets. Head over for all the details!