When it comes to beauty products—especially shampoo—I’ve long been a fan of anything and everything that smells like coconut. When I was in grade school, a friend of mine always had the most amazing-smelling shampoo in her shower … I used to love spending the night there because inevitably, it meant I would get to use her shampoo. I have no idea what the brand was and it never occurred to me to ask, but to this day I still remember the pure joy and utter excitement I’d get just knowing I was about to be transported to someplace magical, all because the shampoo smelled so damn good.
And so, I’ve been trying to replicate that scent ever since. Here are a few of my all-time favorite hair products that make the cut, so to speak.
Organix Coconut Milk: shampoo, conditioner and their spray-on hair shine. This was the first brand I ever tried and one of the first to get on the coconut milk bandwagon so to speak. The smell is right on and the product is lovely.
Alba BOTANICA: Hawaiian shampoo and conditioner. Love this stuff … especially love the bottle design. Makes me think I’m surrounded by a sea of hibiscus.
Not Your Mothers BEACH BABE: texturing dry shampoo. I don’t use this very often but keep a bottle in my cabinet for the days when I sleep in a little bit too much to wash and style this mermaid hair of mine. It’s the best dry shampoo on the market. Absorbs oil and keeps my hair looking fresh all day. It can also be used as a volumizer … which this mermaid doesn’t need but if you have fine hair, give it a whirl ; )
Sun Bum: beach formula shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and sea spray. The sea spray is a bit heavy, and it took a few uses to learn just the right amount to spray … but I follow up the Herbal Essence coconut oil-infused crème.
And in my shower now, Herbal Essence: coconut milk shampoo and conditioner … and on my counter, their coconut oil-infused crème. I just started using the crème … and now, if I inadvertently forget to put it in before blow drying my hair, I stop cold and put it in. It truly is the bomb!