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My Favorite Kristin Ess Products

It’s been a minute since I’ve talked all about my favorite beauty products! Even though I’ve religiously started splurging on facials (read more about that here), ya girl still loves staying on top of the latest products and haircare. Have you heard of the Kristin Ess collection of hair products at Target? If you haven’t, you might be living under a rock but I won’t judge you for that! 😉 Kristin Ess is a celebrity hairstylist, who also cofounded The Beauty Department — a go-to source for hair and makeup knowledge.

These products hopped on my radar as soon as they launched, mainly because I’m a sucker for damn good packaging. Along with that, about everyone and their mother was talking about them on social media, so obvi I was influenced to buy! I’ve only tried a few staples, but here are my thoughts and more info.

Blow Dry Mist 

This was one of the products that was taking over my Instagram feed. At only $14, why not give ‘er a shot… Well, months later and I literally DON’T blow dry my hair without this. It’s that good. Most products in the same category that I’ve tried have made my hair super greasy. This doesn’t leave a residue, smells amazing, and really does cut down on drying time! With my extensions, this is something that makes a big difference in my daily routine.

Daily Cleansing Shampoo & Conditioner 

This is something that I impulse bought while on a Target run. I don’t regret it since it is a great daily shampoo and conditioner (as the name alludes to), however I think I’ll try a different collection from Kristin Ess once I run out. This definitely does all of the things that it states on the packaging; lightly cleanses, shine enhances, high lathering and non-stripping. In my head, I think I wanted to buy her Signature Shampoo & Conditioner, so that will be my next purchase. I hear the smell is incredible.

Detangling Tonic 

I’m almost equally in love with this Detangling Tonic as I am with the Blow Dry Mist. This is such a crucial part of keeping my extensions under control. If not taken care of properly, they can get matted and tangled very easily. This actually works and is so satisfying to brush through this mane. A product I will go back to over and over again!

More About Kristin Ess Products

As I mentioned above, the next thing from Kristin Ess I will be purchasing is the Signature Shampoo & Conditioner. I’m also highly intrigued by the Scalp collection. A Bubble Hair Mask?! Sign me up! Are there any Kristin Ess products that you’re obsessed with? Any I need to try?

Photos by Alex Ashman

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  1. Rachell wrote:

    Kristin Ess’ line at Target is HEAVEN! I’m obsessed with the texturizing spray and the working serum, the curling iron is GOLD, and the glosses are all great. I’m dying to try the working texture loose styling powder next!


    Published 2.24.20