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My Favorite Hair Products: I’m Lovin’ It


“I love your hair”.…………those are the four words I hear most every time I leave the house.  Whether I’m at the drive thru, grocery store, airport or emergency room.  I get compliments from men, women, old and young.  It’s become a joke with my family, they roll their eyes every time they hear it………Well, ONE of them doesn’t roll her eyes, because SHE ‘s my stylist!  That’s right, my oldest daughter is a hair stylist! Which is great for me, because I’ve always been super picky about my hair and I’m a bit obsessive about hair products.

I thought it would be fun to share my favorite hair products .  My daughter recently moved to a brand spanking new salon, Elle Salon and Spa, if you are in or near Eureka, MO (St. Louis) be sure to ask for Heather.  Then you too can have strangers stop you on the street and tell you how much they love YOUR hair!  {wink}

Elle Salon and Spa is an Aveda Salon, and I’m gradually making the switch to Aveda products, so look for another post in a few months on my favorite Aveda products!

Hair Care Tips

I have thick hair with  just a little bit of wave.  This cut/style works great for me, and I can go 2-3 days with out washing, and I love my chunky highlights and lowlights.

favorite hair products

On towel dried hair I use a pea sized amount of:

1.  Matrix Vavoom Loosely Defined Texture Creme – smells wonderful and gives my hair amazing body and texture with out feeling to heavy or sticky.

2.  Enjoy Hair & Skin Treatment Oil- this fabulous product helps smooth out frizzies and gives my hair shine.  Especially great for use with flat irons! *LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!

then a small handfull of mousse

3.  Matrix Vavoom Volumizing Foam Mousse – gives my hair volume

I then dry my hair with a large round brush and vent brush.

4.  1″ Chi Flat Iron – definitely worth the money – we own 3 of them – and have tried all the cheaper ones….nothing compares!  1″ is all you need for any hair length ( you can also make curls using the 1″)

5.  Enjoy Cream Pomade – I rub a small amount on all my finger tips and run my fingers thru the ends of the front long pieces of my hair.  This gives it a “piecey” look and keeps if from looking frizzy.

6.  Big Sexy Hair – Spray & Play Harder – LOVE this hairspray! Gives me great hold without the stiffness!

**All products can be found on Amazon by clicking the links above, or ask your stylist.

You can see how well it even held up while we were touring Pebble Beach 17-Mile drive in Monterey with Dole.

I LOVE my FriendsPictured with me: Kristen, Brooke, Dana, Maggy, Shaina

So there ya go…….may seem a little excessive, but I promise, they all have a “job”.  I’ve tried eliminating one here and there, and was not as happy with the results.

Click here if you want to know another dirty little secret about my hair.

I’d love to hear about some of your favorite hair products!


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  1. 3

    My first I’m Lovin’ It link up :)

    I don’t have any favorite hair products at the moment. I’m in the process of trying to find new favorites so your post is timely. I’m definitely going to look into #s 1 & 2 and maybe a new flat iron.

  2. 5

    Cheryl, I’ve always wanted a chi flatiron. Glad to hear it is worth it. Might need to try it some day.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. 6

    I agree, I love your hair. How awesome that your daughter does it!

    Personally, I love Rusk products, but I am going to have to try some of these you listed. :)

  4. 7

    Lucky you to have your own personal hairdresser! Your hair does look so healthy and pretty. I really want to buy some of the products you mentioned because I have very tempermental hair:( I do own the same flat iron and I love it!

  5. 8

    Ohhhh I love seeing all your hair secrets. I think it may be worth the trip to St Louis to see what Heather can make of my mop!
    (I love Dirty Little SEcret too!)

  6. 10

    You DO have some pretty fantastic hair. I love the coloring especially.

    My favorite hair accessory is my stylists. I just let her do what she does best, and I always come away look fantastic.

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. 12

    You do have great hair! Thanks for sharing your tips & hosting each week!

  8. 13

    Lately it seems my hair product is PAINT! Your hair is FAB! Thanks for the tips and for hosting!

  9. 14

    Oh boy… you had me at hair! I am a sucker for hair products that are recommended to me by real people who have real hair that I like!! I am off to check out your links!

  10. 15

    I love BIG SEXY HAIR…I just wish it really gave me BIG SEXY HAIR….my mom gave me BIG FRIZZY HAIR. Thanks for hosting!

  11. 17

    How exciting for your daughter Heather to be working in a brand spanking new salon and how fun for you to share all your hair care product preferences! They are working well for you because you do always look awesome.
    My hair is very thick wavy and I wear it quite short (very boring!) I only need to use a little pomade in the morning and I’m good for the entire day.
    Thanks for hosting again Cheryl.

  12. 18

    Heather ROCKS!!!!
    I need to fly to MO and let her get a hold of mine!
    She really knows her stuff when it comes to CHUNKY highlights!
    LOVE em!
    Your hair is FAB Cheryl!!!!!!
    When I meet you…I’m going to say….”LOVE your HAIR!!!!!!” Ah….haha! ;o)
    I’ve got to pop back over with a notepad and write down these products!
    Sounds like we have the same kind of hair.
    I LIVE by my CHI!
    Once when I went to London…the first morning I plugged in my Chi!
    Not good!
    It completely BLEW!!!!
    I mean smoke and all!
    And I did have an adaptor!
    Needless to say…I was MORTIFIED!!!!!!!!
    Wavy hair in LONDON~ENGLAND…not going to happen!
    I pranced myself right down to the nearest salon and got me a brand new $200 hair straightener.
    I girls gotta do what a girls gotta do for GOOD HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You know what I mean!
    Hugs and HAPPY Friday!

  13. 20

    I love Aveda products, I like that they are all natural, but I’ve never tried their hair products. I think my favorite hair care product is Glossing Cream by Frédéric Fekkai. I have long thick wavy hair and in helps tame it and make it shiny.

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      I used to use that Sylvie! Smells SOOO good!……you should try the Enjoy oil I use, I know it sounds odd to put oil in your hair but it’s AMAZING- I tried not using it for about a month and my hair was thick and frizzy with out it. – It’s currently my VERY VERY favorite!!

  14. 22

    I definitely love your hair – and I’m going to try your mousse!

  15. 23

    Thanks for hosting! I really want to try that anti-frizz stuff; my hair isn’t usually frizzy, but in the summer, ugh! lol

  16. 24

    Cheryl, thanks for hosting this week! You have beautiful hair! I wouldn’t change a thing!

  17. 25

    I’m so with you on the Big Sexy Hair Spray, lives up to it’s promises. I usually go thru phases with hair products, these days I”m loving Agadir Argan Oil. One thing I cannot live without and have been using for years, are you ready? V05 hairdresssing. In the tube. Works better for me than any of the many things I’ve tried.

  18. 26

    If I had straight hair, I’d take you list right into Ulta and buy everything. ;)

    I LOVE, LOVE Ouidad products for curly hair. I used to use them only when I felt like I could splurge. But, since I’ve been using them consistently, I’ve noticed a big difference in my hair. Now to move someplace that isn’t 95% humidity every day. ;)

  19. 29

    I would love your daughter’s advice for fine thin hair. My hair is AWFUL. I’m so jealous of you ladies with nice thick hair.

    • 30

      Amy do you tease your hair? even with my thick hair, I tease it to lift and give volume where I want it (on top)…… I used to use another great product from Big Sexy called “What a Tease- Backcomb in a bottle” it’s GREAT for lifting and teasing, without actually teasing your hair with a comb

  20. 31

    Are all of th products that you mentioned only purchased at a salon? I really want to try the Enjoy Hair Treatment Oil, The Enjoy Cream Pomade and the Big Sexy Hair Spray.

  21. 33

    How special to have your daughter as your hairdresser! I wish I had a hair dresser. We didn’t grow up with it and I guess I have just been too scared to put myself out there and trust someone I don’t even know. Hair tips are great because honestly I could use a hair makeover. I really need to get it cut, but just can’t decide on what would be the best cut for my hair. Oh, well. I will check out the hair products you listed and can’t wait to hear more about your favorite Aveda products and why they are your new favorites.

    • 34

      Going to a new hairdresser IS scary. What I used to do was, when I saw someone with great hair or haircut, I’d ask where they get it cut……at least you’re not going in blind then.

  22. 35
    Samantha says:

    I’m going to try the Enjoy oil – thank’s for the recommendation. I have super thick, curly/wavy hair that I recently tried straightening. My stylist recommended a few products that have been magical:

    -J Beverly Hills Crazy Straight Serum
    - Aquage Sleek and Shine (spray for flat irons)
    - Babyliss Flat Iron

    My friends were stunned at the transformation and said I looked like Pocahontas… a compliment, I think?

  23. 36

    I love your hair! It’s perfect on you.

  24. 37

    Oh my gosh, I’m useless with hair. If I want it to look nice I usually have to have it done. LOL. Otherwise it’s up in a pony tail or clip.
    Your hair is fabulous Cheryl! Thanks for the great tips and products; maybe I’ll actually do something with mine some day ;-)

  25. 38

    I’ve already printed your teeth brushing sign. Just need to spray paint the frame and get it hung!

    Thanks for sharing!

  26. 39

    I, too, think your hair is DIVINE…… With 4 kids, I’ve always had my hair short so I can get in and out of the shower in 20 minutes. Now that they’re all in school, I would like to try growing out my hair. Could you tell us more about the cut?? Thanks!! My daughter likes the CHI hairspray “Infra Texture”….I LOVE the fragrance!!!

  27. 41

    We have very similar hair and I use 4 of your favorite products – can’t wait to try out the others! I borrow my daughter’s flat iron but she is off to college so I need to go buy my own.

  28. 42

    Thank you for hosting and hav a wonderful weekend!

  29. 43

    I have just discovered the flat iron and thermal spray to try to tame my naturally curly hair – after all these years!!!

  30. 44

    Love these I’m Lovin’ It Friday posts!

    I am a no fuss type of gal, so I don’t use hair products. But I do straighten my hair. If I had a Chi, I would have to padlock it to the vanity so my daughter wouldn’t keep borrowing it and eventually lose it, lol.

  31. 45

    Happy Friday, Cheryl! Thank you for hosting such a fun linky party every Friday. I do love it!

    This is funny, but when I first saw your profile picture, I loved your hair…Especially the dark with the light blonde. Very SASSY!

    I hope that you have a great weekend. I would for sure visit your daughter if I didn’t live in Oregon. :}

  32. 46

    I DO love your hair. ;)

  33. 47

    Wow – 2 to 3 days without washing?! I would be an oily mess by then. Wonderful for you! And how lovely to have a daughter who can fix you up! I love Aveda (a MN co.!) and use their products almost exclusively. I’ll be watching for your favorites.

  34. 48

    Only my hairdresser knows for sure ;) I know…I’m dating myself…lol I just can’t put that much stuff in my hair…it makes my skin break out and I’m so low maintenance the older I get ;)

  35. 49

    I think I forgot to link back to you in my blogs the last few times. Not this time!

    P.S. You do have FABULOUS hair!

  36. 50

    Two things; I wish I had thicker hair and I wish I had a live-in hairdresser!! :)
    Your hair does look great… I love the cut.

  37. 51
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    gorgeous hair! I love the products too!

  38. 52

    Love your Hair!

  39. 53
    Jessica says:

    Eureka Mo is like 15 mins from me and I am in serious need of a new stylist so I will have to give her a buzz next time I am in need of a trim. Thanks for sharing your hair care favs :)

  40. 54

    You have really nice hair I must say. Love your blog and the nice pics.

    Thought I would let you know about my online shop where I carry hair accessories, jewelry and more. Very unusual hair accessories complete with feathers, tulle and more. You might like it since you seem like you’re a person who pays attention to the lastest styles.

  41. 55

    I love the Big Sexy Hairspray, too! It’s awesome! Your hair IS adorable!

  42. 56

    I love Aveda products too. Never had the chance to use the CHI, but I have heard good things about them. I personally use ghd. Have you tried them before?

  43. 57

    Oh, I am so excited to find someone who loves hair products the way I do! :) And, I do love your hair!!

    I’m familiar with many of the products you mentioned, but I’ve never tried that pomade before… Definitely will be picking some up to give it a try.

  44. 58

    I posted a comment earlier but wanted to give you an update on my NEW short HAIR! Come by and check it out! Thanks for the inspiration also!

  45. 59

    Bulk oil has identical and so many merits as original argan oil.

    You may utilize a filtering equipment in order to complete this phase.
    The skin is effectively and thooughly hydrated as the cream is

  46. 60

    Some really awesome hair care tips here! Thanks!! :)


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