May 15, 2013

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?



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 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 Responses to “Love Your Hair: ULTA Beauty”

  1. Liz C.
    Twitter: liz_coakley

    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. Chelsea says:

    I’ve just started using Clear Complete Care shampoo, definitely NOT a splurge, but I’m very happy with it.

  3. Aleta 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.

  4. Aleta 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.

  5. Katie says:

    I love the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave In Conditioner- It helps keep frizz at bay and my hair looks shiny and healthy!

  6. Jenn K. 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.

  7. I love my new Brazilian blowout and sulfate free shampoo

  8. Ashley
    Twitter: brideonbudget

    I love Aveda’s Be Curly line. It’s the only thing that tames by curls.

  9. I love my curling iron

  10. One of my favorite tools is my flat iron. Really makes my hair look great.

  11. Jenelle says:

    I absolutely love Pureology shampoo and Regis’ Cashmere Fortifying Sealant!

  12. Liz
    Twitter: thatskinnychick

    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!

  13. Jennifer B says:

    I love my john frieda volumizing hair spray

  14. Stephanie V. says:

    Right now love my iron – mostly because I’m not loving my curls lately. I know, I know
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  15. Kate F. says:

    I use a Chi flat iron.

  16. soha molina says:

    Hair Straightening iron

  17. I like the products and what they do to my hair (especially the longer I’ve used them) but this kit is a bit pricey.

  18. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite tool is my curling iron. It’s the only way I can get a little bend in my hair.

  19. Kiara says:

    My favorite tool is my flat iron.

  20. stephanie says:

    i love Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave In Conditioner..

  21. stephanie says:

    i love Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave In Conditioner.

  22. Barbara M says:

    I love Amplify gel and mist – they’re volume boosting.
    Thank you.

  23. Barbara M says:

    Don’t see my 1st entry – I love Amplify gel and mist – both volume boosters.
    Thank you.

  24. Elena says:

    I like John Freida shampoo

  25. Elena says:

    I love John Freida shampoo

  26. Lisa Brown says:

    I have a waving iron that does a great job in giving my fine, thinning hair natural waves and volume.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    I like suave naturals conditioner

  28. Car Bomb Mom says:

    Good ol’ fashion hot rollers

  29. DJ says:

    I love my Hot Tools 3/4 inch curling iron! It curls my hair quickly and they last 2-3 days.

  30. I pledge to never dye my hair black or orange :s

  31. I really like the Curls line of products. They help keep my curls tame.

  32. Debbie 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 :)

  33. Susan Smith says:

    My hair is curly and tends to get frizzy so gel is my hair best friend

  34. Brandy says:

    I love dry shampoo!

  35. I love my fave hair straightener. Nothing fancy but does the job.

  36. My flat iron helps me love my hair.

  37. Marsha P says:

    I like using hair masks. It’s a really easy way to give your hair a deserved treat!

  38. Wild Orchid says:

    I love my sturdy wide tooth comb!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  39. Wild Orchid says:


    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  40. HilLesha says:

    I will not wait a decade to try a new ’do.

  41. Would love to use these products!

  42. Marcia Gos says:

    I use Pantene Pro V shampoo and conditioner. I have very straight,limp hair and these products make my hair look fuller and shinier.

  43. Marcia Goss says:

    I don’t see my first comment, so I’ll submit again. I use Pantene Pro V Shampoo and conditioner. I love how it makes my hair look and feel

  44. Michelle says:

    I can’t live without my blow dryer!

  45. Jessie C. says:

    I love Paul Mitchell Sculpting Lotion

  46. Megan says:

    I LOVE Orofluido Beauty Elixir. It’s part of my routine now! I cannot exist without my Izunami hair straighter though.

  47. cw says:

    I love my biolage curly creme for my waves. It doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or wet looking

  48. Erika says:

    I love my shine spray. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  49. traci says:

    i don’t think i could live without my flat iron and aragan oil!!!

  50. Kerry says:

    I’ve got to have my argon oil!

  51. Merle says:

    i like the redken Gold Glimmer perfecting shine treatment

  52. I swear by dry shampoo, any brand! It works wonders!

  53. Madeline says:

    I love my metal hair brush that curls my hair while I’m drying it!

  54. Maureen says:

    I use two flat irons. I have thick hair and these get it to stop being unruly.

  55. rachel says:

    I love Dove’s Damage Therapy Conditioner.

  56. Whitney says:

    Love my Tigi bedhead shampoo/conditioner I bought on sale at Ulta. It makes my hair feel so soft!

  57. ashley says:

    I do not love my hair, and I really haven’t found that perfect tool/product yet to help my love it. I am working on it!

  58. Susan Chester
    Twitter: ptowngirl

    I have a big floppy sunhat to protect my hair coloring.

  59. Claire says:

    Pantene Ice Shine shampoo. It makes my hair glossy without any effort :)

  60. Crystal F says:

    I like my Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse by Tresemme. thank you!

  61. Emmy says:

    This is a wonderful product:
    It’s cuts down on frizz and makes your hair slick and shiny

  62. jennifer says:

    I love leave in conditioner and my hot iron!

  63. Anne K says:

    I have a strange cowlick on the back of my head, so my straight iron is my savior!!!

  64. Lisa says:

    I love the new Clear Shampoo and Conditioner. Works great on my hair!!

  65. ky2here says:

    Aveda blue malva shampoo and conditioner. They are the best, at least until I try ULTA

  66. Debbie B says:

    i love my bedhead shampoo and conditioner

  67. diane Baum says:

    I can’t live with out my blow drier

  68. steph says:

    baby powder as dry shampoo!

  69. Karmina says:

    I love moroccan argan oil!

  70. stacie 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!

  71. Erica C. says:

    I like Pantene Volume shampoo.

  72. Lisa Garner says:

    I really love my flat iron right now!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  73. angie lilly 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!

  74. richelle
    Twitter: rikkettes91

    my hair is my baby even when the zombies rise my hair will still be my priority!

  75. sara wood says:

    My hair straightener is the best!

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

  77. cassandra says:

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

  78. I love using Pantene hair products

  79. 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.

  80. Kayla says:

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

  81. Pauline M says:

    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!

  82. Ashley says:

    I love Argan Oil!!

  83. Roxann says:

    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.

  84. Erin says:

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

  85. Erin says:

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

  86. kathy pease says:

    I love pantene conditioner it leaves my hair so soft

  87. susan smoaks says:

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

  88. susan smoaks says:

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

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

  90. Candie L 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

  91. Torina says:

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

  92. isabella says:

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

  93. Betty C 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.

  94. Gianna says:

    Aussie conditioner.

  95. Sand says:

    I love my wide tooth comb.

  96. Tabathia B says:

    I like using coconut oil on my hair

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  97. Tabathia B says:

    (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

  98. tiffany lane says:

    I love my flat iron

  99. lauren says:

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

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

  101. Tara says:

    I love Suave Dry Shampoo!

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