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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.




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?



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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 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***

142 Comments on Love Your Hair: ULTA Beauty

  1. sara wood
    May 31, 2013 at 7:31 pm (11 months ago)

    My hair straightener is the best!

  2. Stefanie Gladden
    May 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm (11 months ago)

    I absolutely love my ghd flat iron! it’s amazing!!

  3. cassandra
    May 31, 2013 at 10:14 pm (11 months ago)

    I love my hair and use herbal essence but I love to try new things

  4. Janice Cooper
    May 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm (11 months ago)

    I love using Pantene hair products

  5. Laurie Emerson
    May 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm (11 months ago)

    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.

  6. Kayla
    May 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the way Herbal Essences shampoo makes my hair look and smell.

  7. Pauline M
    June 1, 2013 at 12:26 am (11 months ago)

    I love my chi flat iron. It’s the only thing that works on my hair. With the weather at home, my hair will go frizzy without it!

  8. Ashley
    June 1, 2013 at 2:14 am (11 months ago)

    I love Argan Oil!!

  9. Roxann
    June 1, 2013 at 3:38 am (11 months ago)

    I don’t use anything in particular. I just make sure my hair is clean and I brush it a lot to make it shine.

  10. Erin
    June 1, 2013 at 8:22 am (11 months ago)

    I love my hairdryer, I Can’t live without it

  11. Erin
    June 1, 2013 at 8:24 am (11 months ago)

    I love my hair dryer, I can’t live without it

  12. kathy pease
    June 1, 2013 at 9:51 am (11 months ago)

    I love pantene conditioner it leaves my hair so soft

  13. susan smoaks
    June 1, 2013 at 10:29 am (11 months ago)

    i really love to use mousse and blow dry my hair to make it nice a bouncy and curly

  14. susan smoaks
    June 1, 2013 at 10:33 am (11 months ago)

    i love to use mousse and blow dry my hair to make it bouncy and curly

  15. Amanda Sakovitz
    June 1, 2013 at 10:39 am (11 months ago)

    I can’t live without my Moroccan Hair oil. It helps to add shine and cuts drying time

  16. Candie L
    June 1, 2013 at 11:01 am (11 months ago)

    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

  17. Torina
    June 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm (11 months ago)

    I use a hair glue to stick my hair in place.

  18. isabella
    June 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm (11 months ago)

    I use john freida anti frizz serum because my hair is wild other wise

  19. Betty C
    June 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm (11 months ago)

    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.

  20. Gianna
    June 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm (11 months ago)

    Aussie conditioner.

  21. Sand
    June 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm (11 months ago)

    I love my wide tooth comb.

  22. Tabathia B
    June 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm (11 months ago)

    I like using coconut oil on my hair

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  23. Tabathia B
    June 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm (11 months ago)

    (not sure what happened to original comment, but here it is again) I love using coconut oil on my hair

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  24. lauren
    June 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm (11 months ago)

    I have an electric detangler that is my favorite hair item of all time!

  25. Nicole Larsen
    June 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm (11 months ago)

    I love John Frieda Root Awakenings conditioner–I love the way it makes my hair smell and feel!

  26. Tara
    June 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm (11 months ago)

    I love Suave Dry Shampoo!


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