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7 Drybar Products I Can’t Live Without

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I consider myself a pretty low maintenance girl beauty-routine-wise, but there are a handful of products that I’m obsessed with and use on a daily basis. And when it comes to haircare, most of those are from Drybar. The price point is moderate, the scents are feminine & delicate rather than overpowering and they really get the job done.

So, in no particular order, here are the 7 Drybar products I use every week and would literally be lost without.

1. Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler

Formulated with biotin, Vitamins B & C and UV blockers, this detangler protects hair from heat up to 450°F and increases hair strength/elasticity deep into the fiber of hair. Sea Berry Oil maintains moisture in the hair shaft to leave your hair feeling soft and conditioned.

After towel drying my hair, (before using any other products) I generously spray Prep Rally to make brushing my hair easier. I switched over from another brand’s leave-in conditioner because it left my hair feeling greasy. But with Prep Rally, there’s no leftover residue, just brushable hair ready to be dried and styled.

The scent is fresh but not overwhelming; there are notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood.

This product is made with no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and it’s not tested on animals. Plus it’s great for all hair types.

2. Jump Start Quick Dry Blowout Serum

I actually just started using this product after getting a free sample with a recent Sephora order. I was skeptical at first, but holy moly, it does actually work! I have a lot of hair … and it’s long … and it takes a long time for it to dry.

I got a Dyson Hair Wrap for Christmas last year and that already significantly cut down my drying time. So when I saw this as one of the free sample options on Sephora, I figured I give it a try. I mean, I already swear by a couple tried & true Drybar products, and if could cut my blow-drying time by a few more minutes, it was at least worth trying.

And guys, it worked! It worked so well that before I’d even used up the free sample, I’d already ordered a full-size version. As I said, the Dyson had already cut my dry time by more than half. Add in Jump Start and my dry time is down to less than 10 minutes. No lie.

Added bonus, this silicone-free serum also protects hair from heat up to 450°F and helps to increase moisture, boost shine and control frizz. The light floral scent has notes of jasmine, black pepper and sandalwood.

This product is made with no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and it’s not tested on animals. It’s great for all hair types, but use lightly on fine hair.

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Bex Tests: VanishPolish

This is the first time I’ve ever ordered something off a Facebook ad and, while I’m not completely blown away the results, I don’t regret my purchase either. So I’ll call this one a win.

According to the ad, Vanish Polish is supposed to make removing gel polish a freakin’ breeze. As in, you paint it on, the polish flakes up and you scrape it all off easy peasy. I do my own gel manicures at home (#SalonBex #NailsByBex) and removing old polish is the ab-so-lute worst! Idk what freak remover they’re using at salons, but the “salon-grade gel polish remover” I bought doesn’t work nearly as well.

After watching the Facebook ad video and reading through some comments, I was pleasantly surprised to see a commenter say she purchased it and posted a picture of her polish “flaking” up and off. So I shrugged, said WTH and placed my first FB ad-inspired order.

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7 Products to Take You from Workout to Workday Without a Shower

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We’ve all been there: You burned some calories, maybe PRed your deadlift or your 5K run, worked up a sweat and, in general, just proved you’re a badass workout machine. But now it’s time to get ready for work or that Tinder first date you’ve been stressing about all day, and you’re out of time. What do you do?

You can take your time in the shower, do your hair and walk into the office/restaurant a little late … your boss/date will understand right? Or you can try out a couple of my tips below. I’m the queen of extending blowouts – take it from me, these things work.

Disclaimer: Since deodorant and oral hygiene seem like no-brainers to me, I didn’t include them in this list. But you still have to use ’em, y’all. Just because they aren’t listed doesn’t mean they’re not necessary.

7. Moroccanoil Body™ Pure Argan Oil

This is the most expensive item on this list, but it’s also the most versatile; you can use this head-to-toe — hair, nails, skin. This pure argan oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. But no need to worry about that gross greasy feeling, it absorbs so fast! All you have to do is put a few drops in your hands and massage it into your face, over your body and smooth through your hair. You can mix it with a small amount of lotion for extra hydration as well. Fragrance-free and paraben-free.

6. Wet Brush Detangling Hair Brush

Although designed for use on wet hair, it works just as well detangling dry hair. I have thick hair and I tend to let it grow long, so having a brush that can handle my sweaty tangles is important! I discovered this brush about 2 years ago and it’s been a game-changer.

I use the classic version, but they also have paddle brushes, travel size, a couple “pro flex” versions, a men’s version and so much more – there almost too many options!

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