August 14, 2011

My Daily Hair Products

One of the things I most enjoy about being a hairstylist is always getting to try the new products! I'm a sucker for any volumizer, hairspray, or texture powder. Oh and shine spray too.
Throughout all my testing and trials of other products, however, I tend to return to the "old faithfuls" that have worked for me from the beginning.

Here they are:



I've been using this since 2003. In fact, I started using this hairspray when the company had just began marketing it like crazy. You used to be able to go online, as a professional, and order a "sample". That sample was a full size can! All my beauty school friends were ordering their own cans and we all fell in love with Kenra. 
It's a strong hold, but is flexible and quick-dry. It never flakes or weighs your hair down. I could keep going on and on about it but I'll just wrap up with this: whatever you are looking for in a hairspray can be found in Kenra Volume 25.



I discovered Aquage at a beauty show. They were using their products to demonstrate shine and manageability. When I saw a stylist spray the Uplifting foam on a client's roots and the product just foamed and grew, I knew it was a winner. I tried it for myself and have been using it for years. It is the best. 
I've tried wet spray root lifters, mousse that you spray in your hand and then try to cram into your hair, and basically any other kind of volumizer our there. None is as effective as Aquage Uplifting Foam.
It does leave a slight texture at your roots that is completely invisible. And that is what shows that it's an effective root lifter. You need to have the texture to get the lift and hold.
If you don't like to feel any product in your hair, but you want volume,  plan on having flat hair. You need to have a strong product to lift your roots from your scalp and hold them their all day.

3. Redken Body Full Shampoo
**see update below

When Tigi discontinued the best shampoo and conditioner ever, I was devastated. It was super inexpensive and absolutely wonderful. They relaunched a new version and it was horrible.
So that is when I retreated back to Redken Body Full. It's a clean feeling, very sudsy shampoo that is great for lift. And yes, I shampoo everyday. Based on the amount of product in my hair I would never be able to wet it, condition it, and style it again. I have to shampoo. If you are able to go a few days between-good job. But if you can't, don't worry about it. Shampoo isn't the worst.

4. Redken Exteme Condtioner
**see update below

I love this conditioner because it strengthens but doesn't weigh down. Redken just relaunched their Extreme line packed with even better proteins for extra strength! I use this because my hair is heavily colored and I style with heat every day. I need to use it. And it's wonderful. 
**be careful not to overdo protein. There is a point at which it can end up making your hair brittle if you use too much. Alternate Extreme conditioner with a different conditioner every few days, or only use extreme conditioner 2 times a week if you begin to feel like your hair is getting brittle.

A great alternative conditioner that I have been enjoying is Pureology's Hydrate Light. This feels great on the hair and smells incredible!



4 1/2. Redken Extreme Cat
**see update below


This is a concentrated protein spray that will help strengthen and smooth your hair from the inside out. I spray this on my wet hair that has just been shampooed and then slick on conditioner right over it. The conditioning part of my hair, when I was it, is an intense process. I like to load up on protein when my hair is wet since it is more susceptible to products actually sinking in to the interior part of the hair. 
If you use this, you will notice a different. Your hair will feel stronger and smoother. And you'll feel good about doing something great for your hair.
*I don't use this daily. I would say, on average, probably 3 times a month. 


So those are my dailies. Those are what I travel with, what I always have backstock of, and what I absolutely need to make my hair do what I want it to do. 


**A little update on daily products!

Since I have so much exposure to new and different hair products I like to change it up every once in awhile. Lately (the past few months), I've been using Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. It's made my hair feel phenomenal, and negated my need for a protein/strength spray. It also gives me plenty of volume even though it isn't a "volumizing" line.
This is not to say I no longer like body full, extreme, or extreme cat--I've simply been using some new products lately.

I recommend Pureology, and I do feel that they are a higher quality that justifies their price. However, Redken is still a great provider of hair products at great prices. 

330 comments:

  1. Kate,

    I contemplated buying the big can of Kenra 25 or the small one...I went for the small one since I had never used it before. HUGE mistake. I love it and use it every day now, you're right it IS the best. Sigh...need to go to Ulta and stockpile.

    Love the hair tips!

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  2. JJ, glad you've discovered the best hairspray ever!

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  3. just found your blog and love it! great tips, my hair is thick and i have a lot of it so it is always weighed down, i might have try some of these tips bc my current regimen falls flat by midday.
    hannahsbliss.blogspot.com
    hannah

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  4. I discovered your blog over @ 504 Main. I'm now a follower! Love the fabric rosettes & am loving the tips about hair that you are sharing!

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  5. How do you feel about products for curly and wavy hair?

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  6. Lauren: I have yet to find the *perfect* product for curly hair, but I've heard from my clients that Redken Rewind is a great product for defining curls without weighing down or making crunchy!

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  7. Can you get all of these products at a regular beauty supply store?

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  8. Bruce and Brittany: You can probably find all of it at Ulta except the Aquage product. Aquage is a more exclusive line and is only sold in certain salons. Google it, or call salons in your area to see if they sell Aquage. Good luck!

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    1. Kate, How is Aquage uplifting foam different than Biomega up all night volume foam? I find them on the same site, are they both made by the same company?

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  9. I am going to check out the aquage and the straightening one you posted today (8/25) I had a question about the Redken protein spray though. Do you use this daily? I have heard that too much protein can have adverse affects on your hair too... let me know what you think! Thanks! Love the blog! -C

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  10. Anonymous: I have never heard that Protein can have a negative affect on your hair. And it totally depends on the condition your hair is in. Mine needs daily protein since it's so heavily highlighted. Others may only need to use it a few times a week, or once a week.
    Ask your stylist what she thinks. She'll be able to assess based on the condition on your hair! :)

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  11. So glad I stumbled upon your blog! I just discovered Nexxus products, and I'm really loving the smell and how soft my hair is:) I'm also a huge fan of Moroccan Oil and all things Pantene. Lately I'm shampoo-ing every day because I'm hitting the gym every day for my wedding in 6 weeks ah! Any recommendations for leave-in treatments to make sure my hair is at its shiniest and bounciest on my wedding day?
    http://jacquelineparis.wordpress.com/

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  12. One of my favorite leave-in conditioners that makes your hair super soft and also smell amazing is It's A 10 Miracle Leave In. see here: http://itsa10haircare.com/hairsite/the-line/
    It's a great product! Hope that helps and congrats on the wedding!

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  13. Found your site on pinterest. Do you have any tutorials for styling shorter hair?
    Love you site!

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  14. Libbs: I'll be working on those soon! :)

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  15. Hi Kate,

    Just wondering, how do you feel about heat-protecting sprays (ie: is there nothing to fear from heat-based styling and are these sprays/serums a big gimmick?). I noticed there aren't any on your list (unless the protein spray does this), but it sounds like you blow dry and either flat iron or curl daily. Thanks!

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  16. How do you feel about sulfate-free shampoos? Can any hair type actually benefit from them?

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  17. Michelle: heat-protective sprays are very good for your hair. The protein spray doesn't offer a ton of heat protection though. The reason I don't use one is because I haven't found one that feels right on my hair. I don't want it to weigh it down, or look heavy. But I'll be on the search!

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  18. Lauren: Yes, they are very gentle on certain hair. It's not as sudsy as other shampoos, but it can do a good job at cleaning fine or delicate hair!

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  19. Hi Kate, Thank you for this great list! What do you think of Big Sexy Hair's Root Pump Plus compared with the Aquage product you described?

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  20. Cara: I don't really like it. I find that it leaves a heavy residue. The good thing about Aquage is that its a light foam so it doesn't leave a heavy feeling behind. :)

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  21. Hi Kate, I can't wait to try the Aquage. I have fine hair that is starting to thin on top (at 29 yrs old!). Is there a shampoo/conditioner that works best for thinning hair?

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  22. JessE: have yoou looked into Nioxin Products? They are a reputable brand that specialize in thinning hair. Google them!

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  23. Hi Kate, Can you recommend a great online source for these favorite hair products? I'm in a fairly rural area where salons are very limited. . .thank you!

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  24. Cara: as of right now, I don't have a website I would refer simply because I haven't bought any of these online! I'll do some research and leave a post about it!

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  25. Kate,
    For the protein, you said you put it on before the conditioner. Do you then rinse both products out?

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  26. Hi Kate!

    Love your blog... I'm a product junkie! I Went darkbrown with My color and I feel like my hair sprays and root lifters take the color out so quickly. The products you suggest are they safe for color treated hair?

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  27. Anonymous: yes, you rinse them both out!

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  28. Anonymous: Yes, the products are safe on color treated hair!

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  29. I'm new to your blog! Any product advice for a girl with layered, curly hair below the shoulders? I also live in the humid state of florida!

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  30. Brandon & Meleia: Have you tried Redken Rewind? It's a great product that encourages soft, touchable curls!

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  31. Sorry for all my random questions! This should be the last one ( hopefully) I just noticed that my scalp has become really dry this summer. Which seems odd because of the high humidity in Virginia. Any tips to solve this problem?

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  32. LaurenL: Hmm...definitely strange since it's hot in virginia. Could be a number of things. New shampoo? New products? New sheets on your bed? New medication?
    Everything we put into our bodies comes out onto our hair too. . .and the scalp of course! Go through that checklist first.
    Try Redken Scalp Relief Shampoo too. Even though it is not dandruff that you have, that tends to be a very gentle and nourishing shampoo on the scalp.
    see here: http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/dandruff-control/dandruff-control-shampoo

    Hope this helps!

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  33. I have baby fine hair. My hair was over-processed and now I have a large amount of breakage. The condition of my hair is good, but I'm concerned with ongoing breakage. I just started using the Nioxin products, hoping it will strengthen my hair again. Would you suggest adding the Extreme Cat or do you have any other suggestions?

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  34. I am curious what type of hair dryer you use. My hair is thick but fine and has zero shape/body to it. It won't hold a curl to save it's life and it doesn't seem to respond well to drying - but I have to wash/dry every day. I just found your blog through Hi Sugarplum and I am hoping my hair can look nice and healthy like your's and not fried and limp like it is now! Love the tips!

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  35. Debrak: definitely definitely add Extreme Cat into your mix. The protein will be great for building your hair!

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  36. Ashley: I use a Rusk Speed Fresk. It's heavy but powerful! A good blow dryer can make ALL the difference!

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  37. A friend directed me to your blog and I'm hooked - so fun! My hair is past my shoulders and slightly layers and always looks dry with flyaways no matter if it's curled or flat-ironed. Will any of the products you mentioned above help with those dilemmas?

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  38. Dana: Try the Redken Slim Supreme serum. That will help a lot with fly aways!

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  39. Hi Kate! Great tutorials. I found you on Pinterest. Thanks! Keep em coming!

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  40. @ Lauren - I have curly hair and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ouidad products (www.ouidad.com). I've been using them since 2002 and while I've tried to find a locally-obtainable product, I always go back to Ouidad because it just plain WORKS for curly hair.

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  41. I have a natural wavy curl to my hair. Any tips on how to get that great no frizz beach look?

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  42. Thank you for all of your tutorials and info! I have baby fine hair and I have a horrendous time with trying to get volume. I was SO excited when you posted about Auquage until I looked up the price. I am lucky when I am able to even afford a hair cut and a bottle of Pantene. Any ideas on something a little more affordable for volume?

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  43. Leslie: I don't have a recommendation right now for a cheaper alternative, but I'll shop around and post on the blog if I find anything!

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  44. hi kate, love your blog! Can you recommend a great blow dryer? I'm in the market for a new one, and would like a more professional quality one.

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  45. Amy: I use a Rusk Speed Freak. Its powerful! And will get your hair dry fast! :)

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  46. oooh, just what I need! Thanks so much!

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  47. I'm wondering if the two conditioning products would be too heavy for my very fine, thin hair?

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  48. Wareagle: The Extreme Cat is really light. But if your hair is in good condition, forget it. Just one conditioner will do!

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  49. Absolutely love your blog! Just found it and signed up as a follower. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. :)

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  50. One more quick question... I heard recently it's best not to condition your whole head but just from the crown down. True or false?

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  51. Kmer: totally depends on the quality of your hair. If you have healthy hair, don't bother conditioning above the mid-shaft of your hair. If its dry, or damaged, condition all of it!

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  52. Quick question, I just bought the aquage last week. I have been using it in my hair wet, but was wondering if you have ever tried it with dry hair...
    Thanks! Mia

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  53. Mia: I haven't used the Aquage Uplifting Foam on dry hair and I don't really think it would do much of anything.

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  54. I just found your blog and love it. I tend to let my hair dry overnight and then straighten it the next morning b/c it's very thick and takes forever to dry. Do you know if the uplifting foam would be effective if I put it on my towel dried hair and then let it air dry?

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  55. Hi Kate, picked up the Body Full shampoo, Extreme CAT and Extreme conditioner this weekend. Was lucky too bec my salon carries Aquage, so I snagged that too. Is there a way to use "too much" of the Aquage? I do love how the combination of these products make my hair look so healthy and make styling a lot easier. Also, last question: I have these little baby hairs along my hairline/bangs (regrowth after birth of my daughter) that are now about two inches long and they are super, super curly while the rest of my hair is wavy. They really stick out and I can't seem to get them to "cooperate." I've tried the hairspray trick you showed (hairspray on finger) but it didn't work for me. They still ended up curling and sticking out...doesn't help that my scalp sweats so the roots get damp easily. Help!?!

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  56. Jennifer: It would be difficult to overdo the Aquage. So use generously!

    And Try a little pomade, or paste, I'm talking a tiny tiny amount to smooth those hairs into the rest of your hair. That may be heavier than just hairspray!

    Thanks!

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  57. Gina: It won't really work like it should if you do that. But definitely try it! You never know!

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  58. Hi Kate, I just stumbled on your blog and am totally in LOVE!! I've always wanted to know how to do different things with my hair and your tutorials are awesome! My hair is probably about 5 inches longer than yours and I'm thinking of cutting it a little shorter...I love your bangs and want to try a cut that would be the right length for your bangs. Do you have a suggestion of a picture I could show my stylist so she'd know how to cut my hair similar to yours?
    Thanks - I'm getting excited about my hair again thanks to you :)

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  59. Kristin: see this post! http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/09/my-haircut.html

    Thanks!

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  60. Hi Kate. Do you have any recommendations for a good clarifying shampoo? I've recently started using a foam generously and notice a HUGE difference in the volume in my hair. I am wondering if it will cause buildup, however. Thanks!!

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  61. Hey Kate, I just discovered your website and I love it!! Keep the hair tutorials coming. I have thick, but fine hair if that makes since. I am needing some new products and I was wondering if you think all those that you use would work well on my hair? I heavy highlight my hair the same blonde you do, and so I know my hair needs alot of protein. Right now i've been using "It's a 10" products, and I love the "leave-in-conditioner plus keratin.." but I need a new shampoo and the other Redken products sound wonderful. I'm not a real big Redken fan, b/c to me all the shampoo's don't work very well with my hair. I prefer Bed Head/Tigi, but I don't believe i've used body full yet. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  62. Lauren: you might like Redken Color Extend. It's a good shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. Or stick with Tigi! They make good shampoo and conditioners too!

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  63. Kate--yes, I've used the color extend.. not a real big fan :( I think i'm going to try your products you suggest! What Tigi shampoo and conditioner would you suggest though? I've used all... Fashionista (which was my fav) but I think it's discontinued, Superstar, etc..

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  64. Lauren: try Tigi Catwalk Volume collection. It's a pretty good shampoo and conditioner!

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  65. I found your blog via pinterest this morning. I have already watched almost all of your tutorials and I am SO THANKFUL for you and your wonderful advice!! I have fine hair and have always struggled to find a stylist who understands my hair type AND can successfully teach me how to style my hair because I suck at it. I have never been successful at adding any curl to my hair, but after watching your curling tutorial I was able to wear my bob in a loose wavy style today and I LOVED it. And thanks for the info about your product choices - I texted my stylist friend and she picked up some aquage at the supply store for me - I'm excited to use it. I am currently using Sebastion root lifting spray and am not too impressed by it, but just assumed it was my hair being too fine, but maybe I was wrong and aquage will be the key :) Can't wait to see more posts!!

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  66. Kate, I love your blog and your hair. I've posted pictures on pinterest :-).

    I have two questions...first is have you used the Joico root lifter product? I'm wondering how it compares to the aquage. And second is with the Cat could I use that in my hair after my shower on a lazy day to give my hair extra help? Or how about at night while I'm sleeping? My hair is thin, fine, and very easily damaged. Plus it grows VERY slowly (maybe 2 inches a year) so damage is very hard to keep a handle on.

    Thanks again for your great blog.

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  67. Mari: I have not used the Joico root lifter. CAT is a great for a deep conditioner too, so go ahead and sleep in it!

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  68. Hi Kate,

    I have a question for you... Would you recommend the Redken Extreme line for someone who doesn't have colour in their hair? My hair is very thin and fine; it has a natural wave to it and most products make it look really greasy. What would you recommend for shampoo/conditioner if you don't think the Extreme line would be suitable for women without colour?

    Thanks!

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  69. Jessica: Exteme wouldn't hurt hair without color, but you might be happy with the complete Body Full line by Redken!

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  70. Kate-
    I bought all these products today. I cannot wait to use them!

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  71. Hi Kate! Love the video tutorials! I'm interested in some of these products you recommended, however I have a a few questions about the Aquage. How much should I use? How do I apply it to my hair? Do you have a video demonstrating this?

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  72. Hi Kate! I found your blog on Pinterest and I love it! Will the protein spray help prevent split ends? If not, can you suggest products that will? I have thickish curly hair that I straighten most days. I never had a problem with split ends until about a year ago when I got pregnant and now I get them like crazy.

    Thanks!

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  73. Great Post! such a nice blog. This blog is ever amazing. Thanks

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  74. Your hair is gorgeous! It looks to be amazingly thick. My hair is strange - it used to be very curly about 10 years ago, then it started to be very straight and brittle and started falling out. I discovered gluten was the culprit. Now that I've eliminated gluten, it is now starting to grow in some - and the new hairs in the very front at my forehead are curly if I don't blow them out. Although, at it's healthiest, I would only describe my hair as medium fine at best - never thick and never coarse. What do you suggest as far as keeping it healthy and "faking" the look of thickness/fullness? I want to try the aquage lifting foam (any suggestions on where to purchase?) ... but what about how often to dry it, dry shampoo, anything like that? Thanks so much! PS - I am a Raleigh girl myself! :)

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  75. Hi Kate
    What website can i go to for the free sample of Kenra volume spray 25?
    Beebee

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  76. awesome post........

    Great Post! This blog is ever amazing. Thanks
    Adventure

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  77. Hey! I just found your blog and I love it! I have a ew questions. I have natural super curly hair. And here lately I just wear ut curly. When I do, I get the hard/stiff/wet look and I hate it. Its so hard and I cant do anything with it. What id your opinion on what mousee and stuff I could use or what techniques I could try to help with that? The problem with my hair is...if I dont make it hard/stiff it frizzes up BAD. I mean it POOFS up. I am ready for a change. Please tell me you can point me in the right direction? Maybe post some tuts on styling curly hair? lol Thank you so much!

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  78. Brittini: try Frederick Fekkai products for curls. Or Redken Rewind. It's kind of like you need to find the right formula for the perfect texture!

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  79. Hi Kate I found your blog about a week ago and loving the different hair styles you have share, I do have one question though do you have an recommendations that on products that are inexpensive? I always want to change my look but can't afford the pricy products. Normally I use Frutis or Suave shampoo and conditioner with that still work with the aquaage?

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  80. Hi Kate, looks like Aquage is not available in Australia. What would be your second choice?

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  81. Is it not necessary to use a shampoo that is just for 'color treated hair'? I high light mine and always thought that's what I needed to keep the color in tact and keep my hair healthy. Btw, I LOVE Kenra- have tried a couple others and always go back to ol faithful! :) Thanks for all the great tips!

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  82. Ideas Woman: Do they have TIGI there?

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  83. Anonymous: Color care shampoo and conditioner is definitely good, but it's okay to use other "types" as long as they are professional. :)

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  84. Looks like TIGI is available. I am not up with this sort of stuff seeing I have not been to a salon in over 12 years! Which TIGI product should I be searching for Kate?

    I will contact the Aquage people to see if it is sold in salons in Australia.

    Appreciate your help!

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  85. Ideas Woman: Try this: http://www.tigihaircare.com/consumer/en-US/catwalk/Catwalk_YourHighness_Product.asp?product=YourHighnessRootBoost&categoryID=10

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  86. I love your blog!! I usually don't use a straightener because it doesn't respond very well (breakage)...could it be the straightener or my products? I've used Aveda products with a Chi straightener? I no longer have the Chi and do not use Aveda products. What straightener do you use? Also, I use a round brush to dry my massive amount of hair--will that mess up my chances of a good outcome with "Bouncy Curled Under"...using a round brush for me smooths out my hair much more than just simply blow-drying it.

    Thanks Kate...you're great!!

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  87. Hi Kate! Thank you for doing this and helping us normals gals/moms in trying to look cute!
    Question: I shower and wash my hair at night, clip it up wet/damp and hit the sack, then blow dry and style in the mornings.
    How would you advise applying and using the Aquage foam?? Should I apply it at night or rewet my hair in the A.M. and apply it then??


    Thank you,
    ~Mom of 2

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  88. Hi Kate.

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! I found it through Pinterest (: Anyway, anytime I blow dry my hair, it's insane. It's poofy/frizzy even when I put product in it. I use heat on my hair probably 5 out of 7 days a week (the other 2 I'll just throw it up) but my hair is pretty think and long, and I just wanted to know if you knew of any products that would help. Let me know! Thanks!

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  89. @Mom of 2: You won't be able to get the same effect with Aquage by continuing to do your method. The best way would be to rewet in the morning and apply aquage then!

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  90. I am so happy I found your blog! I'm here by way of Pinterest -- someone pinned your messy pony video :)

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  91. Kate, I have naturally curly hair. I've always been a stickler about it being calm and tamed, but lately I've been loving my big hair. I put in 'big sexy hair' curling creme, diffuse it and then relish in it's hugeness haha. What products would you recommend for me? For curly hair in general..

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  92. hey kate!

    So I stumbled upon this on Pinterest, and I absolutely LOVE it, and I was hoping you could show us how to do it, or know of a website that has a good tutorial of it? Thanks!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/388479380/

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  93. Do you apply the Aquage with a zig-zag and then at the crown like they show on their webiste? Or do you apply just at the roots?

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  94. @Alicia: I've got a video on that here: http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/09/how-to-style-your-bangs-and-apply-root.html

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  95. Kate -

    Is there a detangler that your recommend? I have shoulder length hair.

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  96. I am 36. My hair is about the same length as yours. I have always had thick hair, but over the last year or so I have had huge hair loss, or breakage. I do not know if it is my medication for thyroid (slightly possible side effect-mild hair loss) or breakage from processing. I color (high and low lights), but do not use any heat except for a round brush and dryer. I just started taking Biotin. I have lots of little UNTAMEABLE hair growth (about 2 inches)...HELP! Anyway, my friend just introduced me to using WENS cleansing conditioner. I have Lavender, for volume (really like it) and the Tea Tree (it's ok). I really like that it makes my hair soft-shiny-healthy looking. My hairstylist hadn't heard good or bad...Have you??? It is very expensive, especially for how quickly it goes. I actually do not use hair products other than hairspray, but just started using the Big Sexy Root spray to start fixing my hair all cutesy again. I really do not overly care for it, it's grimey feeling, so I think I will try the Aquage you recommend (thank you!!)
    BTW- Found your blog on Pinterest! Great Job! I now know how to fix some of the style I have been frustrated with!

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  97. Redken GUTS 10 is amazing. Gives a whole new meaning to 'Big Texas Hair' :)

    I also use the Kenra Volume hairspray.. but in 13. I like 9 too, the smell is UH-mazing.. but not enough hold for me and my locks :)

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  98. @unknown: I have heard great things about Wen. But I haven't used it myself.

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  99. @connie: try this: http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/clear-moisture/clear-moisture-instant-polishing-prep

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  100. Hi Kate!!

    I have VERY frizzy/curly hair. I have gotten pretty good at straightening it with little to no frizz. However, when I wear it curly it puffs up right away. I've tried using just about every curling product; Redkin, Matrix, KMS California, Kenra, Bed Head, etc.

    I can't find anything that controls frizz without weighing my hair down which makes it less curly.

    Any suggestions? : )

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  101. @Madisen: Try Frederick Fekkai curling products. I've heard great things about his line!

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  102. Kate, I used to have beautiful, curly hair with just some mousse/gel and hairspray. Now, my hair seems thin and fine and I am lucky to get my hair wavy/slightly curly with the same method. Am I doomed to blow-drying and curling my hair with a curling iron or is there a way I can still use the "scrunching" method to obtain the beautiful curls I want?

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  103. pattymomof5@gmail.comOctober 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Hey Kate just wondered what your thoughts are about Biolage products?

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  104. @Alex: you may need to start blow drying and curling that way. You'll have an easier time getting pretty curls!

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  105. What do you think about pureology hydrate?

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  106. Hey Kate. I am looking to purchase some of the products you recommended, but my hair has never had color so I doubt I need the CAT or even the Extreme Conditioner. For the most part I have pretty normal hair. It is very straight, pretty thick, but also very fine. I struggle the most with volume. Would you recommend purchasing the Body Full shampoo AND conditioner or an alternate? This was my initial assumption, but then I read not to use a volumizing shampoo with a volumizing conditioner...something about it creating static. Would love a suggestion! Thanks!

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  107. Hey Kate!

    Im having a problem with my hair thinning on the crown of my head and im only 23!!! Is there a certain shampoo or product you recommend for hair regrowth or for help growing hair? If there is any! Thanks, I LOVE your blog!!!!!

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  108. @Crystal: I've used it and really like it!

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  109. @Anonymous: Yes, try the body full duo! You shouldn't have static issues with than either. Just be sure to use enough conditioner!

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  110. @Cassie: Have you looking into Nioxin? That is an extremely reputable hair re-growth line!

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  111. Kate,

    Ive heard about it but ive been so worried about trying something new because ive heard things can be a little "too harsh" on you hair! The shampoo isn't very expensive at Sally's so I may go tomorrow and give it a try! Thanks!!!

    Cassie

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  112. Hi kate!
    Where can you find Aquage? Iv never seen it in any stores. Sorry if you already answered thins.
    -Jennifer

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  113. @j-mart: see #6! http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/p/faq.html

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  114. Hi Kate! I just wanted to know what types of products you use to create texture in your hair? I'd love to be able to just spray some product, scrunch it up, and let it dry wavy. Do you have a product that you'd recommend for this? Or a particular method to achieving this look? Thanks so much!

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  115. Hi Kate, I have VERY curly hair, like big hair 80's band curly, with super thick and long hair. Funny thing, when I curl it with a curling iron, it won't hold a curl or the curls will meld as one. Any tips that you can think of?

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  116. Hi Kate! Thank you for introducing me to Aquage uplifting foam. After reading your blog for a few months I decided to hunt it down. There was 1 beauty supply store in San Diego that had it. I'm so glad they did. This stuff is amazing. I have fine hair and never have volume and then I tried Aquage. It's pretty much amazing. Thank you so much for the recommendation! Ali from sweetsavorylove.com

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  117. @Amanda: It's hard to get curls to cooperate when letting them air dry. Try Redken Rewind to scrunch in them!

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  118. @shaylee: Run a little bit of smoothing serum through them to help them stay separated. Hair spray will help too!

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  119. Someone may have already told you this -- But I went online to Amazon to buy some of the Aquage Uplifting Foam and below, under the section of "Customers who bought Aquage Uplifting foam also bought" it lists: Kenra Volume Spray and Redkin CAT spray as two of the products. Coincidence? probably not :)

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  120. Hi Kate. New to the blog through Pinterest and LOVE it!! Will definitely be a fan! ; ) Question is actually for my husband. He has been having difficulties with dry scalp and has tried all of the shampoos on the market but will still have dry scalp and is totally embarassed with wearing dark shirts, etc. Is there a product or special shampoo/conditioner or both that he could look in to that will help with this problem!???
    Thanks so much for the help!!
    MLW

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  121. I have terribly stubborn fine thin hair and have tried and spent so much on volumizing, thickening, root lifting creams, mouseses,sprays,lotions and potions. And oh do I have the packed bathroom cabinet to prove it!! From $5.00 ranging to $35.00 for a meager 2.5 fl oz bottle Ive tried em all. Its always tough for me to find something that will give me volume, root lift, general managability and hold esp against the humidity in the summer. A great deal of products worked just as claimed until I would leave the house and my results expired before my eyes.What I have found most annoying about products in this catagory esp the mousses and spray gels is that they make your hair feel coated and gross, then about 3 hrs later your hair looks even thinner and worse that ever because its being weighed down by the product. For at least myself I have noticed most hairstyling products do not help fine thin hair's apperance at all except for good old fashioned hairspray at the root.

    If you think of it hairspray is logically the lightest of hairstyling products with the most hold and flexability. Shielo's Volume Hairspray realy fits the bill for me. You can use this on wet hair as a styling aid, you just have to combe it out first, spray it on damp roots before you blow dry.Fantastic volume that lasts more than 15min.

    I roller set, curling iron, and touch up with a flat iron on occasion with the Shielo Volume Hairspray - and love the results,next day hair feels great too which is rare for me. The smell is a little vanilla cotton candyish, but not enough to be an issue and dissapates quickly. Ive since thrown out and given away the rest of my hairstyling stuff as Shielo's Volume hairspray has turned into my go to product.

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  122. I've been using the new Kenra Blow Dry Spray to help with straightening my thick curly hair. I like the way it works, but feel like it makes my hair flat after about 1/2 a day. Should I get the Aquage Uplifting Foam to help with that?

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  123. @drumwifej: yes, try Aquage Uplifting Foam!

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  124. Hi Kate! I just stumbled upon you through pinterest and I'm so excited! I LOVE your hair! I have major hair envy! lol I am definitely going to watch your tutorial videos and try some of your adorable hair styles! :-) I did want to ask you about some products I've just seen on pinterest that caught my eye. It's Oribe's volumizing line. Have you ever tried any of them? Their volumista mist looks amazing. If you go to their website, watch the demo video. It looks like it would be incredible. I have very fine, limp hair. It won't even hold a curl without major hairspray. I thought I might try it but now I'm wondering if the aquage product you use would be just as good.

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  125. I love your blog! I'm getting my hair cut/colored soon, and will definitely be taking pictures in!

    Just wanted you to know that when looking for acquage on amazon.com, the products that come up as "frequently bought together" are the Kenra hair spray and the Redken Extreme Cat. Could be a coincidence, but I think you are definitely helping a lot of people!! Keep up the good work:)

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  126. I so love your sight! Thanks for all the great hair style tips. I have short hair for over 5 years and have been growing it out since the beginning of the year. I am doing locks of love. After seeing your beautiful photos and your cute bob, I want to chop my hair off! I have about 2 more inches to go, so I will resist, but once I am ready to have it cut and donated, I will definitely use your bob as my desired look. For now, I will use all of your cute bobby pin ideas to pull this long hair back! Blessings and I will be on your site often!

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  127. im not asking for any tips because ive watched your videos and im hunting all the product down to start styling my super thin, super frizzy super curly hair. if i try and fail then i will have questions.:) Just wanted to say thank you for having such beautiful hair tips and thank you for being so kind and sharing them.
    -Shayna

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  128. Hi Kate,
    Just curious, what kind of comb do use for back combing. I haven't had much luck with the ones I've tried.

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  129. Hi Kate!

    I love your blog! I have a bob and thin hair that naturally has loose curls, but I like to straighten it. I have a horrible time getting any volume. I have used aveda shampure shampoo and damage remedy conditioner for years. I have tried the aveda volumizing products and they do not really help at all. I am really interested in getting the aquage and cat that you recommend. One of my friends recommended I use both short sexy hair blow it up and big sexy hair root pump. Have you tried these products? Do you still recommend the aquage over these? Thanks for the help!

    -Molly

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  130. I just bought all of these, and I hate that you didn't get commission for them. You need to look into an Amazon affiliate account. :)

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  131. Ok so I just found your blog yesterday :( I am not very good with doing hair...So i got hooked on this infomercial and ended up bying Wen. Um any thoughts on if i should cancel my order as it will come every month. They kept talking about not using shampoo with suds because it strips the hair...What are your thoughts on this product good or bad?

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  132. Hey Kate! I found you on pinterest and just love your blog! I too am a hair dresser and have been for 16 yrs (gosh, that sounds like I am old, I am only 34). haha Anyway, I have long hair with shorter layers and I too an in LOVE with aquage uplifting foam! Aquage has come out with a line of shampoos, Biomega. I have fallen in love with the volume shampoo and spray in conditioner. The conditioner is so light and I love the fact that when i am drying and heat styling my hair I still have the conditioner in there protecting it! You should give it a try! Plus when you use the shapmoo and conditioner then the uplifting foam (and I love their hairspray too) they all have the same scent, so I am not layering on different scents, which I am apparently sensitive too! They also have the new boosters you can add to their products, which I haven't tried yet (I am 37 wks pregnant with my 3rd and have been put on bed rest because she is trying to come) but I am just as soon as I can get up to Armstrong McCall!!!! :O) Keep up the good work, you are adorable! :O)

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  133. my bestie just introduced me to your blog and i am OBSESSED! you're awesome and i cant wait to get to the store and pick up everything i need to make my hair amazing!!!

    QUESTION:
    I use WEN hair cleansing conditioner and it makes my hair very very soft. I LOVE it cause my hair feels healthier than ever, BUT, do you think that will make it really difficult to style? It usually is flat :/

    Best!!! AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
    Jolie

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  134. First, thank you for sharing all of these tips. I can't wait to get started! Second, I have fine hair and during the dry cold winter months, my hair becomes static. In the past, I've used a moisturizing conditioner which helped, but then that can weight my hair down. Any ideas on how to control static? Thank you!

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  135. @MoiJolie: Try using shampoo and just using the WEN as conditioner. I know this is the incorrect way to use it, but give it a try!

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  136. @Madsen Fam: Spray your hairbrush with Static Guard and brush through your hair!

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  137. I love your blog. I have a question... I have never used volumizer before, because I have kind of poofy hair to begin with. It tends to friz, and it is not straight, not curly in between. But I love your hair styles, so how would you recomend getting volume in the good way, and not just friz out?

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  138. Try Aquage Uplifting Foam. It won't cause frizz. Pair it with Redken Slim Supreme only on your ends to control frizz down there!

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  139. Hi Kate, I just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be reading like crazy... Anyhow, two questions:
    1. I have psoriasis, which means dandruff - the Garnier Fructis anti dandruff shampoo has worked fairly well, but do you have anything you recommend?

    2. When you spray the Redken Extreme CAT spray on, then use conditioner, is it a leave in conditioner? Or are you then rinsing it all out?

    Thanks so much for sharing your professional knowledge with those of us that are challenged! BTW, you're gorgeous!

    Shirley

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  140. Kate,
    I too just stumbled upon your site - WONDERFUL!
    I went to the beauty supply store and bought the shampoo, hairspray and Onesta volumizing foam. They knew of the Aquage; however, they referred me to a salon. So far, the Onesta is working fine. Thank you for all the helpful advice.

    ~Becky in California

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  141. Just wanted to say thank you for all the great tips. I think all my questions were answered with your responses to other people. I'm definitely getting the Aquage uplifting spray foam and am also going to try the nioxin line!! Thanks again!

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  142. I have purchased the shampoo, conditioner, and protein spray for my hair and have seen a HUGE difference already!!! However, I live over 2 hours away from a salon that sells Aquage (as Ulta doesn't carry it -- which is still an hour from where I live). Is it safe to order Aquage from Amazon? I see a lot of people order products through Amazon.. but I am worried that I will get a "fake" product and not the actual stuff. Any advice? Thanks!

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  143. Kate,
    Thanks so much for all your tips! They are so wonderful! I now know how to curl my hair and it stayed ALL day, which has never happened before! I too am having trouble finding Aquage, I've asked my hair stylist to look into getting it for me, but haven't heard back from her. I've searched a few other places, with no luck. Ordering online, would be easiest, but I'm unsure of what sites are reputable to buy Aquage from? In the mean time, I found and have been using Kenra Platinum Boosting Spray Foam 17, Have you ever used that? Does it even compare to Aquage uplifting foam?
    Thanks for all the tutorials! They are awesome!

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  144. I came across your blog through Pinterest, you're all over it! I bought the Aquage two weeks ago right after I watched my first tutorial on your site and I LOVE it! I am not a big fan of the "product-y" feel that things like that and Dust It give to my hair, but like you said, if you don't use them, your hair will be flat. I also happened to buy Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner since I flat iron everyday and color every 6-8 weeks. I bought those before I even noticed that they were favorites of yours. I have only been using them for a few days and I feel like I've already noticed a difference! I'll have to check out the Kenra hairspray. I've used Kenra products in the past and have loved them, so I have no doubt I'll love that too! Thanks for all the tutorials, they are awesome!

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  145. @Kathryn: I'm not sure. Can you check to see if your stylist can get you some Aquage?

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  146. @Keeleen: I haven't used it. Do you like it?

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  147. I found your page recently while looking on pinterest. I love your tutorials because my hair is the same length as yours with layers also. But my hair is very thick and I'm wondering if your shampoo would work on my hair. See the problem is, is that i have to change my shampoo it seems like every month. I start to use one and a couple weeks later my hair is sooo oily even after i blow dry it. I'm basically trying to find a shampoo that I can stick with and not have to find a new one every month because my options are very limited. Help!!

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  148. @Brooke: Have you tried a clarifying shampoo? That could be a good product to add to your routine once every few days to give your hair an extra cleanse!

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  149. What kind of straigtening iron do you recommend? What brand do you use? My hair is very similiar to yours and I am in need of a new straightener...my old one didn't make my hair very smooth or shiny.


    BTW....LOVE all your tutorials! :-)

    Thank You!

    Stacy

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  150. The kenra boosting spray is pretty good. I like it much better than the big sexy hair root booster, but I still feel like my hair goes flat by the middle of the day. Hoping to try aquage soon! If I can ever find it! Haha thanks again for all the tips!

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  151. Just found your blog through Pinterest and wow, I thought I was obsessed with it...now I am going to be in whirlwind of trouble on the amount of time I will spend going through tutorials and such on your blog! Love it! You are too cute, btw! I have similar hair (the length, coloring, etc) to yours and never know the right products, techniques, etc to deal with it. So so glad I found you!

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  152. I have some natural wave/curls in my hair, but I've the years they have become less and less. Is there something I can do or get done to my hair for the days that I just want to wear my hair wavy? I hate to say perm, but is that the best way to go, but on the loose side? And what products do you suggest when scrunching hair so it lasts all day?
    So glad I found this blog on pinterest!!

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  153. I'm now addicted to your blog and your hairstyle tutorials, but I have a question. I have extremely flat, thin, can't-do-anything-with-it kind of hair. It won't even hold bobby pins when I try an updo or half updo. I've tried all kinds of root boosters, volumizing shampoos and freeze hold hairsprays. Will these products work so I'm able to try out some of your amazing tutorials?? I'm desperate for new hairstyles and need products and tips to make it possible!

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  154. Hi Kate!

    My hair is kind of like yours: medium-fine, but I get a weave to be totally blonde, and the front hairs break off and stick straight up!! Ugh! It looks super silly. Any recommendations for strengthening those front (and probably over-styled) hairs?

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  155. Kate, LOVE your tutorials! Kenra Volume Spray 25 is the best EVER! You should try their Blow-Dry Spray. Cuts dry time in half, thermal protectants, and leaves hair super soft...it'll change your life!! :)

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  156. Hey Kate, I absolutely love your site. Do you have a video on how you blow dry your hair? Do you round brush to get the volume and then curl?

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  157. I've had this post open on my computer for a couple weeks now just waiting for me to reference it in order to buy some product! I love that I went to amazon.com and upon searching for the uplifting foam, it recommended the other products you recommend! ha! Purchasing now....

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  158. Love, love, love your tutorials! I am using BigSexyHair's Root Pump Plus at the moment; it was a recommendation from my stylist. Have you ever used it or seen it used, and how do the results stand up to Aquage? That is, if they compare at all! Your hair has phenomenal volume. LOL.

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  159. I love the shirt you are wearing in that picture! It's really cute!

    And I was going to buy the redken extreme but my hair stylist said it shouldn't be used every day, that it could damage your hair. That's the treatment I get once every couple of months. I wonder if it's actually okay to use?

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  160. Forgive me if you've already answered this question...but about how long does one can of the uplifting foam last? And by the way...I came across your blog via Pinterest and am SO glad I did. Hope you're having a great day!

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  161. Hi Kate~I absolutely love your blog! It has given me all kinds of hints and ideas for my hair I do have a few questions for you. My hair is very thick. I am growing it out and it is also a graduated bob right now. I have been close to cutting it several times because I just cannot get it to look right. How would you recommend that I style it and what works best for you? Also it is very dry and damaged right now. I do get it highlighted. What products would you recommend i.e. shampoo, conditioner, leave in products, etc?

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  162. I don't know if it's been posted but I can't find it. I noticed you said you used a hot tools curling iron...what size and which one is it? I was looking around online and there are a ton of different hot tools, lol.
    Also, I have short hair, maybe a little shorter than yours but bought a 1 inch curling iron. Can I achieve the same look in your "how to curl your hair with a curling iron (full head) tutorial" with a 1inch?

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  163. Hi Kate! I just discovered your blog and I am in love! I have tried a lot of your tutorials and they all worked fantastically! But, in particular, I am so glad that I tried the Aquage foam, because I am absolutely astounded by how well it works on my hair. I have long, thick, VERY coarse hair and I have never found a root lift/mousse/volumizer that does exactly what I want it to until I tried Aquage. I doubt I will ever use another product of this type by anyone else except Aquage. So, thank you so much for introducing me to it! Keep up the good work with your lovely blog!

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  164. Love your blog!! I have been a licensed hairstylist for coming up on 3 years. I have only worked in the Salon for a year, my husband and I had a little girl and I chose to stay home with her. I do my sister and friends hair to keep up my speed and not totally get my hands out of hair. I would very much like to get back in the salon, though. I want to become certified as a Redken Colorist, what is your advice in going about this? <3 <3 <3 your blog.

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  165. Hi Katy!
    I just discovered your blog about a week ago! Which was perfect for me. My sister's use to do hair (now they're nurses) but still have their license to buy product. I had them buy everything you recommended for me. I used everything but the spay in conditioner. I needed to re-read you blog when to use it. I'm in love with everything! I've been a fan of the Kendra 25 for many years! Thank you so much for sharing your hair "doo's" and tips! I'm so in style now! Now, if only I could do the messy bun...

    Thanks!
    Lynn

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  166. I just found your site through Pinterest and now I have gone out to buy all the same products you use and today I am on my way to the shower and try out the products. I spend good money on my face because I use Gratiae so why do I buy cheap products for my hair? I am worth it so I bought all of them.
    Thank you so much for your blog of information.
    Thanks,
    Sheila

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  167. Hey Kate! I found your blog through pinterest and I am now hooked. Recently I started using Joico KPak shampoo and conditioner because my hair is dry. A friend had suggested it to me. I just wondered if you had heard of it and your thoughts. Also, I recently started using CHI fusion before I flat ironed and seem to really like that.
    I am in the process of letting my hair grow back out so I can't do any of the styles on me just yet but I have done them on my daughter. I did the half updo on her several times and each time she has received tons of compliments...so thanks for all your post!!!

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  168. Hi Kate,
    Thanks for all your recommendations. I've got medium length, thick, coarse, heavily-highlighted hair. Like some others, I haven't found a styling product that will give me the lift & volume I want without the heavy feeling. My hair is heavy enough as it is! I do love Redken products, but would you recommend your shampoo for thick hair? And will an average foam work well for my hair, too? I feel like if I use the products for fine/thin hair it won't do anything for me. Thanks for all your advice!

    (btw, how do you feel about Bumble & Bumble products?)

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  169. Hi Kate!

    Thank you so much for posting the tutorials and for the information about the products you use! I have always had a problem "bumping" my hair beause it's very fine, and I can't wait to try out some of the products that you mentioned! You're making me excited about my hair again, keep up the great work :)

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  170. I found ur website on pinterest and i am always getting bored with my hair inever get the same thing done so with that i have yet to find a product that works for thin hair.... nothing last it all ends up making my hair look greasy in a few hours and it all falls flat in no time love the website tho great ideas! Thank u sooo much

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  171. Kate, Vancouver CanadaDecember 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Thank you for the styling products list! Can't wait to try these products out. I love your blog :)

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  172. Hey Kate!

    Thanks for all the great hair tips! I'm a fellow Chicagoan and LOVE Portillo's! I purchased the Redken Cat and wanted to clarify when and how to use it. Do I shampoo and condition my hair then use Redken Cat or use the spray instead of conditioner?

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  173. Hey Kate! I found you on pinterest and I have been on your blog probably every day since :) Anyway, I have dark hair and 2 summers ago attempted to go blonde. Over 4 months my stylist did heavy highlights and eventually got very light, but then the breakage! So, I went back and have since been in recovery over my tresses. I cut off 6 inches and have about 3-4 left to go. I have been using Redken's heat glide and their Anti-Snap. These seem to help a bit, but I was curious as to whether or not I should use the Cat you were talking about over the Anti-Snap? Both? Or am I fine using what I have? Also, I LOVE volume, but have been avoiding too much teasing as I am worried for more breakage. Do you tease your hair at all with Aquage? Thanks so much for sharing all of your tips!!!

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  174. Hi Kate I went to the redkin website and was reading the reviews for the full body shampoo and every sinlge review was about how it made their hair limp and that they want the "old" formula back. Do you still reccommend the "new" full body shampoo?

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  175. LOOOVE this hair cut and style! Looks great on you. I am tempted to try this but not sure if it will look good on me. my face is more long than rounded and I have dark hair...what to do???

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  176. Kate-
    I've tried to find the answer to my question(s) in the above, but I got exhausted from reading, and am thinking you must be exhausted from answering...you are so sweet!
    So, I have REALLY thick, course, combo hair (straight as board on the top near my face and pretty curly underneath). I never learned to go with the curl, so I straighten it when I have time to fix it. It was once super soft and shiny, but is now a frizzy mess. I have recently found a stylist that I like, who is awesome with color, but she is about 18 years old. Thankfully, she encouraged me to buy the Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner and that has helped some with the overall condition of my hair. I would love to try the products that you recommend, but I wonder if you would advise that I make any modifications due to my specific type of hair? Bless you! :)

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  177. Okay so I am now using every single product you have listed here and am LOVING it - my hair has been so much easier to style!

    This could be a coincidence but I was all of a sudden losing chunks of my hair and added in the Extreme CAT...no more hair loss! I don't know if it was the product or what but I'm definitely continuing to use it regardless :-)

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  178. First of all...I love your blog. I am looking for your advice for a product to add texture to my very straight hair. I have a lot of hair but overall it is fine and smooth, which doesn't work well for the beachy wavy look that I love. With that in mind I was wondering if you have ever used bumble and bumble surf spray? I was thinking that it might add the texture I need?

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  179. I recently had extensions put in my hair and was wondering if you had any tips for their care. I was using WEN cleansing conditioner but not sure it is all it is cracked up to be. Can I use the Redken products you use on them?

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  180. I just found your blog through pinterest, I'm loving everything about it so far, thank you for all the wonderful advice! I'll save my questions until I get through everything I just had to give you props forthe way you treat your followers! I've read blogs were the blogger posts and then never comments with the readers when they ask questions. On this post alone you continue to comment with your readers since last August! You've gained a follower based on that alone! Keep up the great work :-)

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  181. I just found you through pinterest too! LOVED IT! I wish we had here in Brazil all these brands. Redken at least we sure have - and I would love to know more about the products, I think they're amazing. Great blog :)

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  182. Hello,
    I just recently found your blog through Pinterest. I am really loving all your tips. Can you tell me your thoughts on Aveda products? Thanks!
    Abbie

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  183. Do you know if you can purchase Aquage products in Canada??

    Thanks!!

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  184. Just wanted to say thanks for posting the products you use! My hair is a grown out bob as well, and I have been on the hunt for an awesome volume-enhancing product because it constantly falls flat. Every product I've tried has made my hair feel greasy and weighed it down more. I decided to give Aquage a try based on your recommendation and I LOVE IT! It really doesn't feel like I have product in, but it works wonders at keeping my roots lifted and appears as though my hair is finally full of life! Thanks so much!

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  185. Kate,
    I just wanted to send you a little shout out! I mimick your hair regimen and have had fabulous results. My hair is very dark brown, almost black so a lot of the updos you do aren't really visible. Any suggestions for dark hair in addition to your usual routine? Thanks,
    Veronica
    Veronica

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  186. I have a few questions.. You may have already answered these. So, I'm sorry if you are repeating yourself. I wanted to ask about that Wen shampoo. On their commercials they state that anything that has a lather strips your hair. What are your thoughts on this? Also I wanted to ask about a heat protectant. Which one works best? Lastly, I have long, thick hair, and will likely be cutting it off, that I cannot get to hold curl AT ALL! The last person that cut my hair did it for me, but I myself, and my friends, CANNOT get them to stay. HELP!!!

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  187. Did you ever post a blog about products that you sometimes use besides these 5? Thanks!

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  188. Do you recommend any other volumizing shampoos? Redken tests on animals (under L'Oreal) so I need to find something else. Thanks!

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  189. Just found your blog thanks to pinterest! You give so much great info...perfect, since I have 4 girls and 2 of them are teens and are always asking the best way to style their hair and with what...your a life saver!!!

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  190. Kate, your blog is so awesome! I particularly love the hair advice and style tutorials. Keep up the good work!

    Cassie Preston
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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  191. Hi Kate, I just found your site recently and I've been trying your ideas. I went to buy the Aquage Uplifting Foam and my stylist told me to get the Biomega Up All Night Volume Foam instead. I have very fine hair. Just wondering if she told me the right product. She said it is new. I haven't used it yet, just got it today. So should I go ahead and use this or exchange for the Aquage Uplifting Foam? Thanks for the help.

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  192. i just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest also..I will have to say I LOVE it! I am a hairstylist also, and agree with all your tips! I also love the same products that you use as your personal products! Kenra is my true love in hairsprays. It is very nice to find another stylists willing to share tips with others!
    God has truly blessed you with an amazing head of hair and true talent!
    I am a native to North Carolina. I live in a small town between Hickory and Gastonia. Your story sounds alot like mine, pertaining to hairstyling school, christianity, and being blessed with an awesome husband and family. I will stay tuned! Thanks again!

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  193. I just started looking for a new blow drier and when I googled the one you use amazon popped up. The funny thing is that amazon has listed Kenra hairspray, Aquage, and Rusk Speed Freak as frequently purchased together items. You are all over the internet.

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  194. Would you recomened the Redkin smooth down heat glide for heat protection and to tame frizz?

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  195. Kate! I found your blog through pinterest. I decided to try Aquage and went to order it from Amazon..funny thing is it says on the page "people who buy this product also buy this Kenra hairspray and this redken cat product." Coincidence? Maybe..but it's a strange three products to match unless someone was specifically shopping for THOSE three.
    Also..I'm 31 years old and I NEVER learned how to french braid. I've seen it done, watched videos...but something you said when you were doing one of your tutorials clicked and I Was like OHH that's what I kept doing wrong! So thanks :) Keep up the good work girlie!

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