Healthy Hair Products

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I’m not sure if my hair has ever been in better condition. While there are still some dry parts that could just generally use a significant cut, the majority of my hair feels healthy and strong.

And for a blonde who has been lightening her hair for years, that is quite a statement.

The most significant changes have been from some new products, and also adjusting my expectations for the level of blonde I can achieve. While I’d love to be super bright, light, cool blonde, my hair simply can’t handle that level of lightness. So I’ve settled for a more sandy, beige-y blonde that still feels light enough but doesn’t have the iciness to it.

So what have I been using? I’ll tell you all about it in the graphic below!

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I mention this in my recent favorites video, but I really have loved the Moroccan Oil treatment light. I thought it was formulated for light hair (for some reason I imagined seeing a “light” and “dark” option at the beauty store, but apparently not!) but it’s just a lighter oil. I’ve been so happy with how this has made my hair feel that it’s probably a holy grail product for me already. I bring it to the gym, on trips, and use it daily at home!

Another leave-in product that I’ve loved for a long time but haven’t mentioned on the blog in awhile is the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. This smells so great and makes my hair feel really soft.

I’ve been using Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner somewhat regularly, and it’s a very luxurious set. My hair feels fantastic, and I love that it doesn’t weigh it down but still makes it feel very moisturized.

I linked to a few other products that I’ve loved for a long time as well. Redken’s All Soft may be the most softening shampoo on the planet. And the Living Proof Restore mask is great for a deep conditioner that makes your hair feel strong and healthy.

p.s. I know this is random, but isn’t this bracelet beautiful?

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Comments (63)

  1. Posted February 8, 2018

    I’ve heard so much about that Morrocan oil treatment. It sounds really good, might give it a try one day! Thank you for recommending these haircare products. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  2. Allie says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I love Moroccan Oil products too! I’ll have to check out the living proof ,ask, I’ve never used it but have heard so many good things! My top recommendation is themAlterna hair caviar cc cream. xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  3. Kelly says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Kate, any recommendations for dry scalp? Would an oil treatment work well for that? Thanks!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      It may, but I don’t typically like oil treatments because they weigh the hair down so much! Try adding Head & Shoulders into your routine every few days. That should help the dry scalp!

  4. Susan says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Agree with you on the Oribe gold lust products! About a year ago, my hair was dried, fried, crispy and NOTHING, not even it’s a 10, coconut oil, deep penetrating masks, etc., could save my hair. I reluctantly listened to my stylist and bought the gold lust. (Its not cheap). It has literally changed my hair back to what it was pre adulthood, precolored, etc.

  5. Mary Anna says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    It’s a 10 is my all time favorite leave in! I have always struggled with my hair either being too dry without leave ins, but too silky with them, so my hair styles don’t like to hold unless it’s stick straight, any suggestions?

  6. Kyle Shell says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    You should try the Marrekesh line of hair care products. I am allergic to the preservative in most products but not in these. My stylest used the finishing oil on my hair a few months ago and it was so good I ended up ordering the shampoo and conditioner. Finally, I have beautiful, well behaved hair, that doesn’t itch:)

  7. Allison says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I’m curious if you have tried Monat? I’m on my second week and it’s pretty good so far.

    • Lauren says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      I’m wondering the same thing! I’d love to know your opinion !

      • Christina says
        Posted February 9, 2018

        Kate, if you are interested in trying Monat, please let me know. I would be glad to send you some to try. I started using it this fall and absolutely fell in love with them. So much so I started selling them. They have been a game changer for my hair. It has never been so soft or healthy! I have never done anything like this before! Sorry if this is not the right way to approach you. I have followed you for years. 🙂

      • Andi says
        Posted February 12, 2018

        DONt use Monat or Moroccan oil! They both cause major hair loss at the root! Sad part is it takes a few months for the damage to happen….

    • Andi says
      Posted February 12, 2018

      Monat is HORRIBLE! Stop now!! I know 2 people who lost a lot of hair in the front. Moroccan oil and Monat are the worst!! It causes hair loss at the roots!

  8. Mary says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    What brand/color of lipstick are you wearing in this photo? It’s so pretty!

  9. Ryann Carter says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I love Moroccan oil products. I style my hair in the winter because in the summer it’s too humid and so I have major split ends. Definitely going to work on using some of these!
    http://www.holycitylife.com

  10. Susie says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Do you use the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product and the Moroccan Oil Treatment Light together when your hair is wet? Or 10 Miracle Leave in Product when hair is wet and Moroccan Oil Treatment Light on ends when hair is dried?

  11. Nicole says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Love this list! Kate do you think these products will work well for thin hair with oily roots and dry ends? Or is there anything else you’d recommend instead? Thanks!

  12. Jill says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I ordered that bracelet Monday, received it yesterday, and it is beautiful!!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      I’m jealous!

  13. Emily says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I see someone else mentioned Monat. Curious on Kate’s take. Reviews and result pictures are compelling, but the products are super expensive. I wonder how they compare to the products in this blog post.

    • Stephanie says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      I love Monat, it’s been a hue game changer for my hair. I love that they’re all natural and actually work. The products are more than redkin but they’re highly concentrated so you use much less. 1 bottle is suppose to be good for 120 washes, I started using in October and I’m still on the same bottles. Hope this help!

      • Andi says
        Posted February 12, 2018

        Stop using Monat! It causes major hair loss at the roots!

  14. Emily says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Redken’s All Soft Shampoo is my F A V O R I T E!! I like to pair that with their Frizz Dismiss Conditioner. I’ve noticed the biggest difference in my hair since using both of those.

  15. Missy says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Hello – and you’re pregnant! My hair was in the very best condition, thick, long an d luxurious during that season of my life. The energy, the vitamins, etc. You are gorgeous and glowing – enjoy!

  16. Merianne says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I’m sure it also has to do with you being pregnant! My hair was always super healthy and grew a ton when I was expecting.

  17. Penny says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    How often are you using each of these products? I imagine alternating shampoo and conditioners, but the other items???

    • Kate says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      I use the moroccan oil daily, and alternate the other products! I don’t use Redken All Soft but wanted to add that in as an option for those with very dry hair!

  18. Kim Sandoval says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Hi Kate, I have a section of hair near my bangs that is extremely damaged–I used a cheap round brush and it melted in my hair. It looks so bad. Is there anything I can do to help repair it? Do protein treatments help? Thanks so much for your advice!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 8, 2018

      Yes protein treatments help, just don’t do TOO many of them. The less heat you can apply to that section, the better!

  19. Kim says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I always hear about It’s a 10! I need to try some of these out.

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. NYFW – what to expect!

  20. Posted February 8, 2018

    You have introduced me to Living Proof and Pureology, and those two brands are my favorite to use on my hair. Noting else compares! So thanks Kate!

    Also, you made a very beautiful bride..

    Maybe one day you an share some of your wedding photos with us!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. Erinn says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I love It’s a 10 products!! That leave in conditioner literally saved my hair working as a lifeguard during summers in college. Love it!

  22. Katherine says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Absolutely agree about lightening hair too much and causing damage! I love pale, icy blonde hair too but the damage catches up quickly. My hair starts to break off and look fragile and bad! Keeping the blonde slightly more golden and alternating with lowlights has been the biggest game changer in the health of my hair. The Pureology mask that you recommended awhile back is also a big difference-maker. Expensive but worth it!

  23. Jennifer says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    I’ve been using ava brand argon oil (i’m sure similar to Moroccan oil – it’s not cheap) but i feel like i have a layer of gunk on my hair even after i wash it. Would a clarifying shampoo help this or what do you suggest? I know the easy answer is stop using the oil but i’m almost at the bottom and i paid so darn much for the stuff i’m determined to finish it! If anyone has a suggestion i’d appreciate it!

  24. Posted February 8, 2018

    Thinking about our hairs health is so important but so many people don’t think about it before they lighten and dye. I’m super proud of how healthy my hair is and when people ask about going and staying bright blue, purple and pink the first thing I tell them is that the investment is much deeper than the salon price – I am super picky and put a lot of money and effort in to colour and health maintenance.
    I also love the living proof products and swear by Bumble&Bumble’s hair line!
    Carmen @ Oh My Mermaid

  25. Jodi N says
    Posted February 8, 2018

    Hello! This Moroccan Oil says for fine hair on bottle. I don’t have fine hair….is there one for “normal” hair? Should I try anyways? Thoughts????

    • Kate says
      Posted February 9, 2018

      Just use the regular moroccan oil if you have normal hair 🙂

  26. Posted February 8, 2018

    I know that this post is about your hair (which is beautiful!), but I just have to say that your skin is looking ON point! I’ve tried the it’s a 10 in the past and loved it, but I’m recently trying to move towards more organic/natural beauty products so still on the search for a winner in that realm.

    • Kate says
      Posted February 9, 2018

      thank you so much!

  27. Brandi says
    Posted February 9, 2018

    Hi Kate! Do you apply the Moroccan Oil on wet hair or after you have dried your hair?

    • Kate says
      Posted February 9, 2018

      Wet hair but you can apply to dry hair too!

  28. Posted February 9, 2018

    Nice recommendations!
    Love Oribe.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

  29. Michelle says
    Posted February 9, 2018

    I also need to find a “healthier” level of hair color, what is the blonde hair color that you are using?

  30. Courtney says
    Posted February 9, 2018

    I love the Moroccan Oil as well! I have used it for years off and on and have rediscovered it and am so glad (smells so good and makes my hair so soft!)

  31. Angela says
    Posted February 10, 2018

    That Moroccan Oil treatment sounds like something I need. I’m currently loving the Ouai hair mask – it leaves my hair so shiny and smooth.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  32. Becky Swenson says
    Posted February 11, 2018

    I have very fine, thin hair and it’s color treated. I try not to wash my hair every day but it gets so dry on that second and third day because of my hairspray. Do you know of any products I can put on my hair when it’s dry (not wet) that will moisturize it? Is there such a thing?? Please help!!

  33. Alison says
    Posted February 11, 2018

    Do you have any products you could recommend for oily but damaged (through dyeing) hair?

  34. april says
    Posted February 11, 2018

    I had never heard of the Oribe product you listed so I clicked on the the link to learn more. Wowza! No wonder I have never heard of it—$$. I hope a little goes a long way. I am curious to find it and maybe get a sample.:-)

  35. Francesca says
    Posted February 12, 2018

    I’m always struggling to find products that work for my hair. I have thick brown hair and I find whenever I use conditioner or any leave in product my hair gets greasy faster or it has a weird texture (almost like a build up). But when I don’t use products my hair looks dry…
    any suggestions ??? Do you think these products would help?

    • Kyle Shell says
      Posted February 13, 2018

      I like Marrakesh Hair products. Unfortunately I am allergic to the preservative in most hair care products. My stylist used the oil on my hair and I like it so much I order the shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. Good luck. When your hair doesn’t look good ain’t nothing right:)

    • Kate says
      Posted February 13, 2018

      Your stylist may be able to better guide you here since I can’t feel your hair. Just make sure you don’t apply any of these products to the root area!

  36. Andi says
    Posted February 12, 2018

    Don’t use Moroccan oil!! It’s so horrible for your hair! It leaves a horrible residue and it hardly has any Argan Oil in it. It clogs your hair with unbalanced silicones so the real Argan Oil won’t penetrate it. They know that at Moroccan oil and that’s why they don’t put a lot of the good stuff in it. It causes major hair loss too! Google is Moroccan oil bad for my hair and read the article by the Vancouver mobile stylist. You have such pretty hair! I don’t want bad things to happen to it because of Moroccan oil!

  37. Laura says
    Posted February 15, 2018

    Holy moly! #8 is $154, it better give me double the amount of hair:) I do like its a 10 leave in, that is a staple for my fine blonde hair that tangles just if you look at it. I’ll have to try the Moroccan Oil Light a shot too. Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Andi says
      Posted February 15, 2018

      Don’t try Moroccan oil or Monat!! They both cause major hair loss and residue!!

  38. Elizabeth says
    Posted February 17, 2018

    Hi there! I found your lovely blog while searching for shampoo and conditioner reviews. This is a great resource, and I plan to stop by more often! I have long, wavy, thick hair and am looking for an affordable shampoo and conditioner that is light-weight (no residue) and helps keep my hair shiny. I don’t use color and have auburn red hair. I wash my hair about twice a week. Thanks so much for any product recommendations!

  39. Mary says
    Posted February 27, 2018

    Hi,
    I just found you on Andrea Ali’s channel… you two were adorable! Such lovely women complementing eachother… simply fantastic.
    I’ve had 3 beautiful children and a stressful life… causing hair loss. I use to have a lot of fine straight hair. I’m wondering what products you would suggest. I’ve recently tried “La Vie” and ran out, I had some L’Ange. And it seems to be an issue, but I tend to hear only from people with thick dry hair. Mine tends to be very oily. I can only go two days without washing and I use dry shampoo on that second day, but then my scalp gets itchy. Help!
    Thanks, Mary 🙂

  40. JEN L says
    Posted March 5, 2018

    Kate, will you share where you go for your hair color and who does it? It’s beautiful and I’d love to find someone local who I can trust! I agree that Moroccan oil is a must 🙂 I’ve never tried light though, maybe I’ll do that one next time.

    • Andi says
      Posted March 5, 2018

      Moroccan oil is the worst!!! Google is Moroccan oil bad for my hair. Go to the article by the Vancouver mobile hair stylist.You’ll see it causes major buildup and hair loss

  41. jessia says
    Posted March 13, 2018

    also u can found all of hair salons on http://nearhairsalon.com/ 🙂

  42. Chloe says
    Posted March 14, 2018

    I’m a BIG fan of Living Proof.

    It’s the only product that gives me great volume and healthy looking hair, every time I apply it right after shower. Plus, it smells amazing 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.msfullhair.com

  43. Posted March 16, 2018

    What a great read! your story is similar than mine, and what worked best for me was the Moroccan argan oil, its really a miracle oil as they say, so I am glad I got to your blog and read your views on the products that has been helping you personally! It’s always great to hear about personal stories and how it helped that person! It’s always great to do research and then boom founding the products that works, I am glad you found winning products to help you in making your hair look gorgeous! Great read 🙂

    Friendly Regards
    Marischa

  44. Megan says
    Posted September 11, 2018

    The Moroccan Oil light oil is for lighter hair. It’s 50% lighter in weight and color. As a hairstylist, if my blonde clients use the regular oil, they tend to turn brassy over time vs when using the light oil