Love Your Hair: ULTA Beauty

Do you love your hair?

That is the question I want you to answer. Do you embrace your hair for its texture, its color, its length, its style? All too often, I think it is easy to complain about our hair. I’m guilty of it as well – my fine/thin locks don’t like to hold a curl, and styling isn’t quite as “fun” as it could be if I happened to have some curl or volume. But, oh, how having a “good hair day” can transform my confidence level! Yes, the weather can play a part in that, but the products that I use with my hair also contribute.

 

ULTA Love Your Hair Products

 

 

ULTA Beauty’s Love Your Hair event is a 21-day celebration of hair, from May 12 through June 1 at ULTA Beauty. If you visit your local store, you can get involved with hair demos, prizes, and daily Beauty Steals™ – special offers on hair care products and tools. Some of these awesome events include free Redken Diamond Oil 5 Carat Finish with an appointment on 5/22 or 5/23, and Your Best Waves and Curls with Bed Head and Hot Tools on 5/14 from 4-8pm.

 

ULTA Love Your Hair

 

Now, I know I talk a lot about finding affordable style, but there are also times when splurging a bit is absolutely worth it. I wholeheartedly believe that is the case with your hair. Taking care of your locks with the proper products can not only make your hair look great, but can extend the time you need between salon visits. So, spending a little more money on your at-home hair care can actually save you money in the long run! Plus, having a good hair day every day isn’t such an awful thought, is it?

Sebastian Trilliance

 

I was lucky enough to test out a number of ULTA Beauty’s hair products at home, and I have a hard time picking out what my favorites were. A few did stand out, however. First, let’s talk about shampoo and conditioner. Now, with my straight hair, it is very easy to notice when my hair shines vs. when it looks dull. I always like to bump up the shine factor when possible, and I was absolutely blown away when I tried Sebastian’s Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner. I could tell the difference in an instant when I dried my hair after my shower.

 

Orofluido

 

For upping the shine factor and smoothness in your hair, the Orofluido Beauty Elixir is such a great product. I have been pouring a small amount on the tips of my fingers and working it onto the ends of my hair when it is damp. It definitely smooths out all of those out-of-place hairs and helps mask split ends if you have any. The bottle is generously sized, so it will last quite a while!

 

Big Sexy Hair

 

Next up: the Sexy Hair Root Pump. I have actually used this product for years, and it is one of my all- time favorites. It is a spray mousse that you pump directly into the roots of your hair (as opposed to dispensing in your hands like other mousse products), and it really does pump your hair up with awesome volume. Side note: I really love the Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant version…for those of us who live in humid climates like Florida, you know how much a product like that is necessary! And speaking of humidity resistance, the NEW Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray was probably my favorite find for my hair. I’m officially obsessed. It is a finishing spray that shields your hair from humid conditions, and I know that it will become a regular in rotation once the humid summer season rolls around. Get it – this one is definitely worth the splurge to keep your hairstyle fresh throughout the day!

 

With ULTA Beauty’s Hair Pledge, they are encouraging women to pledge to love the hair they have for the chance to win free blowouts for the rest of the year. All you have to do is tweet your hair pledge with the hashtag #ULTAHairPledge to be entered. And, I’m sure you’d like to spend $100 in your nearest ULTA store (or online) – so make sure you answer this question to for a chance to win a gift card (and read the sweepstakes rules below):

Do you have a favorite hair care product or tool that helps you love your hair? What is it?

 

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/15/13 – 6/1/13.

Be sure to visit the ULTA Beauty page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

***Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by ULTA Beauty (and the products I tried were sent to me), but all opinions expressed are my own***

Comments

  1. says

    I use a Redken straightening lotion on my wet hair prior to straightening and I can definitely tell my hair is straighter. If I am going natural (wavy/curly) I use Redken cream-mousse…it’s light and fluffy but helps define my waves. I really want to try that Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray!!

  2. says

    It is definitely not a splurge but my hair has never looked better after using Loreal Eversleek Smoothing hair shampoo, sulfate free. I’ve even convinced some girlfriends to switch and their hairdressers have asked what their secret is.

  3. says

    It isn’t a splurge but I love using Loreal eversleek reparative smoothing hair shampoo, sulfate free to help my hair. I have even convinced some girlfriends to switch and their hairdressers are asking what their secret is.

  4. says

    I absolutely love my stylist’s Paul Mitchell flat iron. I want to stick it in my purse every time she does my hair, because I think it makes my hair look so good.

  5. says

    Yup, I have a new Sexy Hair mousse that has been wonderful in keeping my crazy hair under control. I’m going to check out the Sebastian shampoo next time I’m in the store!

  6. says

    Definitely my flat iron! I hate my hair without it. I’ve had my eye on a CHI at Ulta (and I really need a new one) so a gift car there would be awesome :)

      • Katie says

        No worries, Marcia! I approve comments if you’re a first time commenter on the site, so that was probably why there was a delay before it appeared on the site. :) Have a great weekend!

  7. says

    I have to use Organix Argan Dry oil, I’m addicted to the polished look I need the ends to be shiny & piecy or it has to be in a twist, pony or bun if not!! Lol ! GL ladies! Thx for the opp to win!

  8. says

    My favorite hair care product is Head Organics brand hair gel. I love that it is organic and vegan and works! It makes my hair style look great and helps me and the planet at the same time!

  9. says

    I love my L’Oreal Haircare Smooth Intense Polishing Conditioner. I have the worst hair in the world, especially when it comes to frizzy. This product actually tames it instead of it having a mind of its own.

  10. says

    I was using my straightener to make my hair look cute but I think I dropped it too many times and it does not seem to be working right at the moment. thank you

  11. says

    My favorite tool is my blow dryer. I keep my hair short and most of the time a quick blow dry with a bit of mousse will be enough.

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