Favorite products and tips from our models
Bridgette Borst: "On humid days, I rock my natural curls in a messy updo. My three must-haves for the summer are a leave-in conditioner, an [alligator] or claw clip, and a few bobby pins. In addition to my hair being curly, it is also coarse and dry, so I use a hot oil treatment ($4.50) every few weeks during the hot summer months."
Melia Mollohan: "My favorite product is Aussie Aussome Volume Spray Gel ($3.99) because it's multipurpose and it's great on the go. If you want to blow-dry your hair straight, you can spray it on your roots and it gives you volume. It helps me whether I'll wear my hair straight or curly."
Talia Marcum: Talia brought many products with her to the shoot and we got the scoop on all of them for you. "The Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask [$40] helps hair that has been exposed to the elements -- the sun, beach, etc. After I shampoo and condition my hair at night, I put the mask on and sleep on it overnight and rinse it in the morning." How does she keep the mask on? "I pull my hair back in a low ponytail and place a hand towel over my pillow to keep it from getting on my pillow case," she answered.
"I also love Redken Extreme Anti-Snap [$20] because it adds a layer of protection to my hair to prevent breakage and works on all hair types. Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Creme [$5] helps tame my curls. I have short, curly hair and Short Sexy Hair Hard Up Gel [$22] gives my curls definition and volume.
"When I style my hair straight, I always use the Moroccan Oil Treatment [$40] before I blow-dry and style my hair. Use it sparingly because a little goes a long way."
Talia's last recommendation was about her favorite hairspray, "Nexus Maximum Superior Hold Hairspray [$13] is the best hairspray that I've ever used."
Jen Wood Cunningham: My favorite tools/products: Nick Arrojo's Refinish Dry Shampoo ($22), Charlotte Russe mesh hair donut ($4), flower hair accessory ($5).
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