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Smitten: Hair Love

smitten: {adj}: infatuated, charmed, captivated, beguiled, enamoured

There are certain products that I use or have that I am just smitten withI love discovering great products on other blogs and hope that these items that I talk about from time to time on here might be a wonderful discovery for y'all!

Today I wanted to talk all about hair products that I am smitten with. The truth is that since fighting Lyme and Cancer my hair has changed in a LOT of ways. It can rotate on what it does (depending on the different medications) but overall (despite numerous suggestions) it has had a dry, dead, and rough feeling to it. This is not a big surprise (and I am so thankful that I haven't lost my hair!) but as a gal who loves to feel "girly" I miss my happy and healthy hair. BUT over the last few months I have found some lovely products that have made a HUGE difference in my hair. The joke around the house is that I used to just throw it up in a bun all of the time because I couldn't stand touching it but now it stays down most of the time. *smiles*  Here are some of my favorite hair products that I am smitten with:

(one) Arbonne Fortifying Hair Mask- $34.00

Do y'all remember when sweet Kori shared about Arbonne products back in May on a Thursday Health Thoughts? She was so lovely to take the time to share and host a giveaway and offer me a free product. I was honestly a little embarrassed to tell her that I didn't have the energy  (or the money) to take care of my hair like I wish that I could (or had been able to before getting sick). She was so kind and offered to send me this product for free. I was skeptical but because she has GORGEOUS hair I was like "well, what can it hurt"? Y'all AMAZING. SERIOUSLY. AMAZING. Within three uses I noticed a HUGE difference in my hair and now am already asking for this for a Christmas present - SIMPLY AMAZING. I went from not wanting anyone to touch my hair (let alone myself) to loving the softness and the clean feeling. It is so easy to use. After washing your hair simply put the mask on and wait 3-5 minutes before rinsing with warm water. SO SIMPLE and yet so amazing!! I can't recommend this product enough! (If you would like to order it from Kori simply click on the link above!! You will not regret it!)

(two) KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Hair Spray -$14.00 on amazon

I don't use this product as much right now while I am sick but whenever I am going out after I wash my hair I do use it. I fell in love with this product two years ago with very early mornings that encompassed being a teacher. *smiles* As someone who has very thick hair it takes me at least 30 minutes to fully dry my hair. To be honest this is just not time that I had in the morning! Two years ago my hairdresser mentioned the KMS product: Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Hair Spray. I admit that I was a little skeptical that it would cut down the drying time at all. Imagine my SURPRISE when it cut down the drying of my hair to twelve minutes! YES, all of my hair only took me twelve minutes! I was AMAZED and seriously so thankful.

It is so easy to use. After washing your hair simply towel dry your hair and spray the Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Hair Spray onto your hair. Start drying and get on with your day! I will admit that it is a little bit pricey (at salons the price ranges from $18-$20 for a 6.8 oz bottle) but I recently found it on amazon for approximately $14 for a 6.8 oz bottle. You don't have to spray a ton on your hair (I use approximately 5 sprays for my whole head) and a bottle lasted me six months (using it 5 days a week for the entire spring& summer).

(three) HSI Flat Iron 

(Disclaimer: I received this product for free for an upcoming review)
As I have mentioned I have always loved having my hair look "girly" - and this hasn't changed just because I am sick. What has changed though is the time and energy that I am able to put into my hair. It is just not realistic for me right now to spend a long time (or any time really) on my hair. I have a couple of upcoming events though for this summer and contacted HSI to explain my predicament. My old flat iron is at least 15 years old and I don't have the funds to purchase a new one. They were so kind to send me this flat iron and I have fallen in love! I am going to be doing a review post on it next week but y'all... seriously! With all of my hair- it is completely flat ironed in NINE minutes!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

(four) Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has a ton of health benefits to it (you can read a post that I wrote HERE about all of the different ones!) and one of them is to help clean your hair. I purchase the Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (its organic) and simply put it into a small travel bottle. I spray my hair about 5-10 minutes before I am going to wash it and then use shampoo and conditioner regularly. I have found that this has helped me in keeping my hair healthier! I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Do y'all have any favorite hair products or tips? I would love to hear them! Happy Friday y'all!


  1. These sound like great products. Thank you for sharing your reviews!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment Shannon!
      :) Rebecca
      p.s.- I wish I could have replied back to you directly through email but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" and I wasn't able to. I hope to connect with you more in the future!

  2. some of the products sound very nice ,I just don't like flat irons , I just think like blow dryers they kill your hair :) just my thought

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! I agree with you that some flat irons can be damaging (as can some blow dryers) but thankfully this one has not at all. It has different settings and allows the hair to be protected while it is used! I definitely recommend it!
      :) Rebecca
      p.s.- I wish I could have replied back to you directly through email but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" and I wasn't able to. I hope to connect with you more in the future!


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