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

  4. Wow those curls are fabulous!

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

  6. These are all such fabulous choices!

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

  8. 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. 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. This is a great lineup of hair care and tools.

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

  12. It sounds like I need to try out that shampoo!

  13. That Conair curler was fantastic for my fine hair!

  14. Christy Peeples DuBois says

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

  16. That curling iron looks amazing.

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

  19. Love that oil treatment!

  20. I need to check out that Philip B oil.

  21. I really like the way your curls turned out!

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