Thursday, July 28, 2011
Alright, so for my first Product Preview I thought I would blog about a particular line of products that are close to my heart. I just returned from the salon and realized, I just really love Aquage products. Aquage is a full line a of hair care and styling products that is great for your hair and great for the environment! From shampoos, conditioners, and stylizers, to texturizers, and finishing sprays, this line has it all. Aquage is great because their products are water-based, which means no nasty build up! They also use recycling technology in the production of their products and they DO NOT test on animals (which is awesome!). I swear by 5 of their products (well, these are just the 5 staples that I happen to use) Volumizing Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioner, Sea-Salt Texturizing Spray, Thickening Spray Gel and Illuminating Gelade. On a side note, Aquage products are only available at hair salons and professional salon supply stores (i.e. Cosmoprof). They have done this for years and refuse to sell to places like Wal-Mart so that they can make sure you get the best product available. A shout-out to my salon, where I buy my Aquage... Hey Perfect Image in Westerville!! Here are a of the products that I use and love:
Now, I love the shampoo and conditioner because it does the job but is super lightweight. I have a pixie cut, so I can't be weighed down with nasty heavy conditioners. After towel drying my hair, I like to get a good spray down from the sea-salt spray and then I pump about 6 squirts of spray gel into my palm and work it in really well, roots to ends. Next, I blow dry to get a ton of volume. After drying, I use a flat iron to shape my look. I use the crown of my hair as a guide. Bringing everything in front of the crown forward, and everything behind of the crown goes back. Once I get the look I want, I distribute the gelade through for a medium hold with a ton of shine. If I am going out or know that I will encounter some wind, I will spray it down with a freeze spray, but not always.