Holiday Gift Guide for Lustrous Locks

A good friend of mine once said, “It’s all about two things: skin and hair.” I took it to heart and put all of my efforts into having great skin and great hair – and I think she is a genius. Great hair in particular just makes EVERYTHING better. Here are my picks for awesome holidays gifts for creating lustrous locks!

Mastey Paris Hair Care

1.  Mastey Color Protecting Shampoo, Restorative Mask, and Oil Treatment: I can’t get over this fabulous 100% vegan and completely eco-friendly salon line. I never even knew about it until about 6 months ago and I have not only finished everything I’ve tried, I’ve actually stood there in the shower with an empty bottle trying to wish more product into it.

Mastey Paris Hair CareBig favorites of mine include the Color Protecting Shampoo (SAVE! $34), which does a great job of washing my oddball hair – oily roots, dry ends, tons of hair but it’s very fine, color treated, mid-back length…yeah, not many people have all the weird issues I have, so when I find something that works it usually works for everyone else. This creamy shampoo has great ingredients like argan oil and olive oil, and is so gentle you can also use it as a face and body cleanser. The Restorative Mask (SAVE! $22) is an incredible deep conditioning treatment that soothes dry, damaged ends with Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, and Grape Seed Extract. The Oil Treatment (SAVE! $25) is hair treatment perfection in a bottle.  Not too heavy for fine hair, but still nourishing and conditioning.

Philip B Rejuvenating Oil

Philip B Rejuvenating Oil

2.  Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil (SAVE! $30)  This is a VERY interesting hair product – a perfect stocking stuffer for the hair aficionado who has everything but wants even more. You put this on dry hair before washing. It sinks into every single strand of hair, plumping it up for the most possible volume. It makes hair super strong and shiny, and it is also a scalp ‘detox’, getting rid of any built up product and oil. My ends can get very dry and frizzy because I do a lot of heat styling, and this treatment never fails to bring me back to bouncy, shiny hair. Another bonus – it can be used on keratin treated hair!

White Sands Leave In Spray Conditioner

3.  White Sands Leave In Spray Conditioner (SAVE! $15)  I love a good leave-in conditioner and this one from White Sands is superb. It has something called ‘selective conditioning’, which reminds me of my ‘selective listening’ skills (say work and I tune out…say chocolate and you have my full attention!). The Leave In Spray Conditioner hones in on frazzled areas to repair and smooth, giving already healthy areas a lighter treatment.

KISS Instawave Hair Curler

KISS Instawave hair curls
KISS Instawave hair curls

4.  KISS Instawave (SPLURGE! $60)  This is cool. I am totally uncoordinated when it comes to hair styling and it took me about 10 seconds to get the hang of this. The curler does the work for you, wrapping hair around the diamond-ceramic ionic hair curler. My hair is LONG, so usually these types of devices do not work for me, but this works on any length and gives me a loose, wavy curl that lasts all day.

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret curls
Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret curls

5.  Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret (SPLURGE! $100)  You want curls that last for three days? The Conair Infiniti Pro delivers. This fantastic tool has a learning curve – it took me several times to figure out how to use it correctly for my particular hairstyle – but it has become my go-to for my best curled hair look that lasts several days. Curls are created via the tourmaline ceramic barrel inside the curling machine. You need to section hair, putting each piece in at a time. The machine pulls hair in, curling it tightly and closely to the heated barrel. A beeper tells you when hair is finished, and the Infiniti Pro Curl Secret releases the hair – and it’s fabulously curled. You can decide how tight you want your curl. For me, my hair is so long that I can only do about 3/4 of the length…but oh my, the curls this gives!! Long, wavy, flowy curls that look amazing finger brushed the first day. The second and third day I use a brush and the curl is still there holding strong. Because I have so much hair, the curling is time intensive – about 20 minutes, compared to the 10 minutes with the KISS Instawave – but the results are always worth it. This is a fantastic gift for anyone who wants tons of curls – loose, medium, or tight – that just won’t go limp.  – Lisa

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  1. [email protected] | 9th Dec 15

    Lisa, you hair looks fabulous! Love the look! You and Helen are such enablers when it comes to Phillip B. I’ve gotta try his stuff!

  2. Renu | 9th Dec 15

    I adore your curls! I recently splurged on a Babyliss curler that looks just like the Conair one, and actually get decent curls now!

  3. Lola Seicento | 9th Dec 15

    What a great selection of products for lustrous locks! The Philip B. oil is one of my all-time favorites!

  4. Heather | 9th Dec 15

    Wow those curls are fabulous!

  5. Phyrra | 9th Dec 15

    I love your picks! This is a great gift list idea.

  6. The Beauty of Life | 9th Dec 15

    These are all such fabulous choices!

  7. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 9th Dec 15

    I tried the InstaWave and was too klutsy to make it work or maybe my hair is too short! LOL

  8. Nidia - Lit From Within | 9th Dec 15

    Your hair in that last pix is gorgeous! Big curls are my fave. I often put my hair in big sponge rollers to get my ringlets to morph into that kind of big, soft curl. My new best friend are the telephone cord style of hair ties (think Invisibobble).

  9. beautyin | 9th Dec 15

    Cindy, you have a great point – I’ll bet the Instawave would be tough to use on shorter hair. I was so impressed it worked so easily on my long hair I never really thought of that!

  10. Erika | 9th Dec 15

    This is a great lineup of hair care and tools.

  11. Kim | 9th Dec 15

    Your hair looks great. Love to try that Philip B. oil.

  12. Justina | 10th Dec 15

    It sounds like I need to try out that shampoo!

  13. Anastasia | 10th Dec 15

    That Conair curler was fantastic for my fine hair!

  14. Christy Peeples DuBois | 10th Dec 15

    It sounded as if you were describing my hair when you described yours. Mine is exactly like that. Glad to have new products to try.

  15. Bailey | 10th Dec 15

    Excellent picks! I so need the Mastey products in my life.

  16. Kendra | 10th Dec 15

    That curling iron looks amazing.

  17. Honeygirlk | 10th Dec 15

    I have heard really good things about that White Sands leave in. And, I do enjoy my KISS InstaWave though I don’t use it often.

  18. Kassie | 10th Dec 15

    I think that Conair Infinit Pro Curl Secret looks so cool! Love the look you got from it, too.

  19. StephanieLouise | 10th Dec 15

    Love that oil treatment!

  20. Mercedes | 11th Dec 15

    I need to check out that Philip B oil.

  21. Zoey | 12th Dec 15

    I really like the way your curls turned out!

  22. VictoriaN | 12th Dec 15

    Great recs on the hair products. The Conair curler looks like a great gift for myself.

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