Now that the weather has been warm and beautiful for several weeks, I’ve been more excited to dress up and be girly. But the summer months also mean a different beauty routine since this time of year I tend to show a little more skin (what with tank tops and bathing suits involved).
This list is my top 5 Beauty Must-Haves for May that will help get you feeling beautiful and summer ready…I know they have already done that for me!
P.S. This post is not sponsored in any way…and I paid for all the products that I recommend here myself (in fact, I buy all of them on a regular basis). This post contains affiliate links.
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So, in the quest to have prettier hair…I got on Pinterest a few months back to see what tips and tricks I could find to make my hair more healthy and strong. After a rather interesting experience with a “hair mask” consisting of plain yogurt and raw egg (it smelled SO gross you guys), which didn’t really work…I decided to keep looking.
Finally, I came across an interesting article that talked about how most shampoos have a harsh detergent (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) as their main ingredient, which strips the hair and scalp of all it’s natural oils during the cleaning process. In turn, this sends your scalp into a “panic” of sorts when it realizes the lack of oil…so then it works to replace the lost oil…making your hair overly oily only a short time after you’ve washed it. Conditioner is meant to replace the hair’s natural oil that is stripped away with the sulfate, but the effect is not the same…and often times it just ends up weighing down your hair making it appear lifeless.
Upon learning all this, I set out to find a Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner that would work for me. I got luckily and fell in love with the results from Aveeno Pure Renewal on the first try. I’ve been using the Shampoo & Conditioner for 2 week now and my hair is a million times more shiny, manageable, and happy! I will never go back to hair products with sulfates again!
Price: $12.98 per bottle (though I found mine for around $9 each at Walgreens)
This stuff just smells totally dreamy…and this will likely be my signature scent of the summer. I love the soft floral tones that this fragrance has. Love that the purse spray is affordable and fits right into my make-up bag so I can take it anywhere.
Price: $18.00 ( I picked mine up at Sephora)
I cannot say enough good things about this hairspray. I love the way it smells, it offers the perfect amount of hold, and really honestly does keep your hair from getting all frizzy even on VERY humid days. I keep a little travel sized can of it my purse always, just in case a hair emergency arises.
Price: $5.99 for a 12 oz. can (I also buy smaller travel sized cans at Walmart for around $1 each).
When I first learned of this product, it was from a friend who gushed on and on about how amazing the stuff was…but all the while I sat there thinking “but sea salt?…that sounds icky! Why would I put it on my hair?” Of course, by the end of our conversation she had gotten out the bottle and started styling my hair with it….and I’ve never looked back.
This stuff smells great (with just a faint hint of saltiness) and gives your hair the MOST amazing texture…just as if you spent an afternoon by the sea. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff…and it has become a staple in my hair styling routine.
Price: $5.99 for a 12 oz. bottle (I buy mine from Amazon)
So there you have it friends….my 5 Beauty Must-Haves for May. Do you have a beauty product that you are loving right now? Leave me a comment below and let me know what it is…I always love finding new products to try!
As a reminder….this post is not sponsored in any way…and I paid for all the products that I recommend here myself (in fact, I buy all of them on a regular basis). This post contains affiliate links.