The hair products I always run out of (and rebuy)


  1. drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($23, $13): I bring a few bottles of this every season.  It is my go-to and saving grace.  I don’t wash my hair every day and this product allows me to keep my routine and style going for days.  I always bring travel size bottles as well for all of the traveling we do.
  2. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22, $12): You can’t go wrong with using this or the drybar.  I love and use both.  I also bring a bottle or two of this product overseas.
  3. CHI 44 Iron Guard: I learned to always use a heat protectant when applying any sort of heat on my hair and this one does the job.
  4. drybar Triple Sec ($26, $13): This smells AMAZING.  And also is used as a volumizer and texturizer.
  5. drybar Sparkling Soda ($26): This helps with frizz.  Just a simple shine mist that also smells AMAZING.
  6. drybar Money Make Hairspray ($26): Must have.

Clearly I have a drybar obsession.  I just have used their products and found them to be reliable…and not to mention they all smell divine!

Hair tool splurge of 2016

I get a lot of positive feedback on my hair.  To be honest, it’s pretty low maintenance and I usually almost always just air dry it.  However, when I do take the time to style it, I usually add curls to get a fuller look.  I’ve had a few curling irons and wands in my lifetime, and I’ve always just opted for the cheapest options.  This summer, however, I decided I wanted to try and upgrade.  I found that the heat features from the cheap options always eventually faltered, which made it take longer to style.

Therefore, I wanted something professional that could get the job done reliably, and even potentially eliminate a few minutes off my getting ready time.  I googled several products with the intention of spending about $100, a little more or a little less.  I chickened out and decided I would just go for the Sephora Collection Sculpt Curling Iron ($40).  Although this was on the cheap end again, it did get decent reviews.  So I went to Sephora at Mall of America in Minnesota with the intention of coming home with this $40 product.  BUT, I didn’t.


Instead…I came home with the T3 Whirl Trio by T3 Micro…for a whopping $270!  A sales associate had convinced me (of course!) to take her word for it.  I asked Matt if this was even a sensible expense.  He didn’t really say much so I just went with my gut.  I had read reviews on it as well as watched some YouTube tutorials when I was doing my research, so I knew enough about the tool.  And it was the BEST purchase of the summer!


The Whirl Trio is an exchangeable tool and comes with 3 different barrels that accomplish different styles.  You get a travel case, a glove, and a heat pad as well.


I am obsessed with this.  Period.  The results have been amazing.  My hair is voluminous and the curls hold for days.  The tool is also super cute aesthetically being a white and rose gold.   But most importantly, the Whirl Trio gets the job done reliably and quickly.  I don’t regret this splurge one bit and highly recommend it.