It’s officially summer (my favorite season)! Let’s be honest…it’s Doodle’s favorite season too. You can find us enjoying the sunshine any day of the week!
Check out this month’s fave cruelty free finds – where I now see I mostly focused on hair products, without even meaning too. Gotta tame the frizz during the humid weather, I guess!
Alba Botanica Drink It Up Coconut Milk Hawaiian Conditioner
What is it? This is hair conditioner “provides intense moisture to renew and seal in hydration to strengthen the hair cuticle to make it soft, smooth, manageable.”
Why do I love it? I’ve said before that I have dry, coarse hair – and this is especially true as I haven’t been able to get a proper haircut in months! Finding conditioners that help combat against that and help to give it more moisture – and just more “life” is always on the top of my list. I’ve been using this conditioner for a few months now and feel that it does, in fact, help make my hair more soft, smooth and manageable.
Thayers Cucumber Facial Toner
What is it? “This gentle toner is derived from a time-honored formula, developed by Thayers to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and balance the pH level of skin.”
Why do I love it? This is tough competition against my tried-and-true, favorite toner (my Cocokind Raspberry Vinegar Toner). I love how refreshing this one feels – and smells! The cucumber is a great add. This formula isn’t drying at all, which is a win for me as my face is usually dry.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
What is it? This hair mask is “an intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience to protect against future damage.”
Why do I love it? Simply put: it makes my hair SO SOFT! It almost gives me the “just got a haircut” feeling, where I can run my fingers through my (often knotted) hair. I use this about every week and a half to help strengthen it and give it the “so soft, so smooth” feeling.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo
What is it? This shampoo is a “unique, charcoal- and coconut oil-infused scalp shampoo that detoxifies, exfoliates, soothes, and balances the scalp for optimal scalp health.”
Why do I love it? I never thought I would need – or want – an “exfoliating scalp scrub shampoo” but after trying this one, I don’t know how I didn’t try it before! It helps remove buildup and actually feels like it’s leaving my hair – and scalp – clean.
Kristin Ess Refine Signature Finishing Spray
What is it? This is a “a light, layer-able hairspray for styling and finishing.”
Why do I love it? There aren’t too many reasons or situations where I need hairspray, but one recent situation: my wedding! I got married in the mountains last month and curled my own hair – so I knew I needed a really great hairspray that would hold the curls without making my hair crunchy (you know how that goes). This was recommended to me by a number of people and…it didn’t disappoint! My curls held all afternoon / night and it was easy to wash out.