My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products.

My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products.

My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products

I have to be honest, when I signed onto a haircare campaign with Sephora (these things get planned months in advance), I figured I would have been able to get to a salon for a cut and color by now. Alas, this is real life and we are still quarantined! That being said, you’re getting the real deal with this post. It has been MONTHS since I’ve been to the salon. I was due for a cut before COVID-19 and now… four months later, I’m really really overdue. I am extremely grateful for both of these products and have really relied on both during quarantine.

A little background: my top concerns for my hair are repairing damage (I highlight my hair and heat style it frequently!) and adding moisture. I used to get regular keratin treatments to keep it soft and silky but with quarantine being in place, I haven’t been able to! I haven’t been able to get a haircut, either. The combination of heat styling and coloring my hair, combined with natural texture issues can be a recipe for split ends, breakage, and frizz.

On top of that, my hair can also get brassy in between highlighting appointments! Luckily, there are two products I absolutely love that have made SUCH a big difference: Kérastase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo and Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3. Together, they restore my hair and help to combat damage, while keeping my highlights looking bright but never brassy.

My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products

the best blonde shampoo

This is the ultimate anti-brass shampoo. And I love that it contains hyaluronic acid for moisture.

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Kérastase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo

This is my current favorite purple shampoo!

what it is: This is an ultra-violet, color-correcting shampoo made with hyaluronic acid. The violet pigment neutralizes lightened hair and counteracts brassiness… keeping those highlights nice and cool. And just like with your skin, HA is AMAZING for hydration!). 

why i love it: It keeps my highlights looking fresh with no yellow brassiness, AND it helps to hydrate.

how i use it: I use this at least once a week. Apply to wet hair, leave on at least two minutes, and rinse thoroughly! You can use it up to 3x a week.

My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products

the greatest hair mask

Hands down, my favorite, holy grail hair treatment. It makes a noticeable difference in your hair’s appearance with just one use.

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

If you’ve been following me a long time, you know I absolutely RAVE about Olaplex No. 3.

what it is: This is a magical product. It’s a pre-shampoo hair treatment. It’s highly concentrated (don’t be intimidated by the small bottle, you only need a little bit!) and will strengthen hair from within… reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.

why I love it: IT WORKS. It is hands down, my favorite hair treatment. After using Olaplex No.3 my hair is noticeably softer to the touch.

how I use it:I use this twice a week. Apply it before shampooing to damp, towel-dried hair… from scalp to ends, saturating it. Leave on for a minimum of ten minutes (you can sleep in it if you’d like, sometimes I do!) Rinse it out and shampoo + condition as usual!

My Two Holy Grail Haircare Products Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Photos by Allie Provost; created in partnership with Sephora!

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  1. I actually just ordered from Sephora yesterday, and an Olaplex product too! I’ve heard good reviews about the brand so I’m looking forward to trying it out! ❤️✨

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  2. Lisa Autumn says 7.16.20

    Oh two of my fave brands! x

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  3. Kendall says 7.16.20

    For the Olaplex – do you wet your hair in the shower and then get out and THEN shower?? Somehow I am not understanding this LOL

    • grace at the stripe says 7.16.20

      It depends! Sometimes, yes. In that case I usually sleep in it and then shower the next day. A lot of times I’ll just do an extra long shower or a bath where I’ll shave my legs, exfoliate, do a bunch of face stuff, and THEN shampoo + condition. You could also just wet your hair with a spray bottle and comb, towel it dry, put in the mask and then shower an hour later too – have done that too. Hope that helps!

  4. Betsy says 7.16.20

    So glad I took your advice and left Olaplex in overnight – wow! I have thick wavy hair and it’s really been a lifesaver after 4+ months without a trim! I love Kerastase hair masques – if I start coloring I’ll definitely check out that shampoo!

  5. Cathy says 7.16.20

    My favorite way to use the Olaplex is to wet my hair, put the Olaplex in and then put my hair in a bun. I go for my walk (usually about an hour long) and then shower and wash my hair when I get home. My hair has been really soft since doing this.

    • grace at the stripe says 7.16.20

      Love that!!! I do that too but the less active version: wet my hair, put on a movie, take a bath after! haha!

  6. Cy says 7.16.20

    These both look great, but where did you get you leopard pants? Sorry distracted! 🙂

  7. Natasha says 7.16.20

    Yes to Olaplex! Love that stuff.

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  8. Jessica Camerata says 7.16.20

    My friends RAVE about Olaplex. Heard such good things. I personally have never had a real hair mask before!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  9. Rosie says 7.16.20

    The Olaplex is a serious game changer. I have wavy/curly hair and I didn’t realize how damaged it was until I started using the Olaplex and my hair curl pattern totally changed. I love to stick my head in the sink before a workout, apply, throw on a shower cap, workout, then shower. I tell myself the heat helps it absorb.

  10. Colleen says 8.19.20

    Hi! Do you use a particular conditioner with the Kerastase purple shampoo?