Now lets talk about my favorite products to carry in my hair kit. When I go to shoots I carry very few. In my salon I choose to use Redken products and have a bigger selection but I still turn to only a few.
I want to quickly talk about where you should buy professional products. Salon products are only guaranteed if they are purchased at a salon or an authorized retailer. They should NOT be purchased at places like supermarkets, CVS, Target, or Walmart (except in their salons that is a teeny exception) When products are sold in stores like this is what is called a diverted product. These typically are either fake, watered down or expired products and should not be used and will not give you the best results. Redken has a great page dedicated to their Anti-Diversion Campaign definetly click this link and read all about it!
now back to what i planned on talking about…
Lets start with hair spray, my favorite has to be the revamped Sebastian line. I always have ReShaper, and Shaper Fierce and occassionally with carry the Zero Gravity
I also carry some type of mousse product, I like Redken Guts because you can use it as a root booster, use it all over the head, and it also is great to “dirty” up hair to make styles last longer when models show up with freshly washed hair
I also like to carry a shine spray, my go to shine spray used to be Sebastian Halo Mist but I have been branching out. Redken just released an aerosol called Shine Flash that I love! Both bottles are small enough that carrying both doesn’t really take up much space, I love to spray the Halo Mist on my hands before i run my hands through curls and i love the Shine Flash for how easy it is!
Last but not least I like to carry a wax to make hair piece-y and to tame fly aways. I usually carry two, a spray wax by Redken called Wax Blast and a traditional wax, my favorite is Redken Structure Wax
As you can see I am pretty brand loyal, Sebastian and Redken keep me the happiest. I always know their products will do what they say and will be easy to use. Again this product list is for my basic hair kit when I do traditional hair, my fantasy hair kit is pretty different and full of secrets hehe.