Obsession of the Week | It’s a 10

On my never-ending quest for silky smooth hair, I’ve found one more product that helps achieve TV commercial-quality hair.  A few weeks ago my friend Chelsea told me about a product that she started using in the hopes of restoring her hair’s healthy shine and sleekness.

So, last time I ventured into Safeway and saw it in the beauty aisle I said to myself, “why not? It’s not like it is going to make my hair look MORE dry.” Well, I’m glad I took the plunge, my hair looks and feels drastically better. So what is this miracle hair product? It’s called “It’s a 10” Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin.

As it turns out, It’s a 10 has lots of products in their hair care lineup. I haven’t tried any of the other items, but I would definitely suggest the leave-in plus keratin. It couldn’t be simpler — spray it all over your hair after a quick towel dry. I’ve been using it every time I wash my hair for the last week or so and I’m definitely loving the change.

I think one of the greatest aspects of this is the product acts as a heat protectant in addition to nourishing your hair, so I’ve been using just one product (not counting the finishing touch of hairspray) instead of layering on creams, mousse, etc to achieve the look I want during styling.

As for where to purchase this (or any of the It’s a 10 line) I’ve seen it at Safeway, CVS, and Peninsula Beauty, therefore I assume it’s available wherever you normally purchase your hair care products. I believe I paid somewhere around $15 for the smaller bottle (4 oz I think).

If you’ve tried any of the It’s a 10 products, let me know what you think and if I should try any of them!!

Fun Finds | Organix Moroccan Argan Oil & Coconut Oil

Happy Labor Day — hope everyone is enjoying a nice BBQ, sunshine, or at the very least a day off of work! (that’s what I’m enjoying!)

Today I’m bringing you a 2-in-1 Fun Find post and it’s all about hair care. Ladies, we all know that shiny, healthy looking hair is one of our top priorities. Unfortunately most of the time, hair that looks like a Pantene commercial is unachievable. I personally have pretty healthy hair, but as I’ve gotten older it has become a little drier — probably due to the daily wash and blow dry and occasional straighten or curl.

For months now, I’ve been reading hair blogs, pinterest links, etc. about how amazing different oils can be for your hair. So in the last few weeks I’ve purchased Organix Moroccan Argan Oil intensive treatment and coconut oil.  People seem to complain about how expensive coconut oil is, but I lucked out an found a little container of De La Cruz Coconut Oil in my local CVS for about $2 and the Organix treatment was only about $6 on sale.

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil

De La Cruz Coconut Oil

Between the two of these products, my hair has been looking fabulous lately. The coconut oil is really intense! If you don’t have extremely dry hair be careful about over doing it — I had to wash my hair 3 times just to get it all out!

Basically my routine has been put coconut oil in my hair about 20 minutes before a shower (only  on the bottom — my scalp isn’t dry) and put it into a clip.  Theoretically you should put your hair in a shower cap and heat it up with a blow dryer to open up the follicles, but I’m not that dedicated in the morning.

Then instead of using the Organix product as a “treatment” that you wash out, I use a dime-sized dollop and use it as a heat-protectant after my shower and before I blow dry. I focus on putting this underneath my hair where I get some wicked ringlets and at the ends, then use the little bit left over on my hands and run it through the rest of my hair.

Clearly I am not a pro-blogger, as I haven’t taken before and after pictures of my hair, but just trust me that it looks much shinier and feels great!

I’d love to hear what all of you lovely readers do to keep your hair in tip-top shape, so please share in the comments section!!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2011 everyone!!

It has been far too long since I blogged, and I miss it dearly.  My New Year’s resolution is to get back into blogging.  I have a question for all of you ladies out there reading my blog.  Today I’m headed to a family friends birthday party, and I was ready ridiculously early, so while I wait to head over there, I put a ton of effort into my hair and makeup (before deciding to write a blog post).  Do any of you ladies (or I suppose men could too) get bored and go above and beyond in the hair/makeup/outfit category?  Silly topic to talk about in my first post of 2011, but these are the random musings I have.  Hope everyone is enjoying the remainder of their weekend!

-Megs

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