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The Routine I Use for My Healthiest Hair Ever

With products on sale at Ulta's Gorgeous Hair Event

Three hair types for style, color and health.

Whatever you choose to do with your hair, you want it to: a) Look amazing and b) maintain relative health. In order to achieve both, you need reinforcements. And by that, I mean the right hair-care products and tools to keep your crown on point. There's no reason for anyone on the hunt for the right hair-care gear to have to search up and down for everything they need. No, ma'am, you can get it all at Ulta Beauty — in stores or online — and it's about to be as inexpensive as ever, thanks to the Ulta Beauty's Gorgeous Hair Event.

Ulta Beauty's three-week event runs from May 12 to June 1 and gives you access to hair-care products and tools from all your favorite brands, and some you've probably been meaning to check out. Each day, Ulta Beauty will reveal new items on sale for 50 percent off, but you have to hurry because that sweet, sweet discount will be around just for a day.

Luckily for you, Ulta Beauty's putting tons of cool items on sale with products that will suit you no matter your hair texture, color, or length. To show just how wide the selection is, myself and two other gorgeous ladies tried a sampling of the products Ulta Beauty's has discounted (and a few that are new to Ulta Beauty) for its big event. Read on to see our hair-care routines, transformations, and how Ulta Beauty's selection of products can help you achieve all of your hair-care desires.

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Jihan: Hair Care for Natural Texture Curly Hair

Jihan Forbes models healthy hair.

My curly-kinky 3C/4A texture needs a ton of moisture to stay healthy and a lot of definition to look the way I want it to. I also need my curls to last, so it's important for me to start with a great foundation so my hair can really shine. Here's what I use with my defining gel (this time, we used Eco Style Olive Oil) to get my super healthy-looking curls.

I started off by washing my hair with the Alterna Caviar Moisture Replenishing Anti-Aging Shampoo. I can't have fabulous curls if they're stripped of moisture, so a moisturizing shampoo is just what the doctor ordered. After deep conditioning with the DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair, I primed my hair with the Alterna Caviar CC Replenishing Moisture Crème (a Best of Beauty winner), a 10-benefit, all-in-one product that makes my strands feel like absolute heaven. It shields hair from UV rays, moisturizes, smooths frizzies, and strengthens my hair.

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Then, I went in with IGK's Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum (not on sale, but new to Ulta Beauty) for some extra frizz-taming before defining my curls with the Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel. To eliminate crunch, I lightly sprayed a bit of IGK's Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner (not on sale) and then diffused my hair with the Hot Tools Turbo Ceramic Dryer.

*Alterna Caviar Moisture Replenishing Anti-Aging Shampoo - 50% off on May 18 | DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair - 50% off on May 16| Alterna Caviar CC Replenishing Moisture Crème - 50% off on May 18 | Hot Tools Turbo Ceramic Dryer - 50% off on May 24 *

Melinda: Style and Care for a Fresh, Edgy Cut

Melinda models a new cut

Melinda is a new mom, just like many of ours: gorgeous, hard-working, and short on time. So when it comes to hair, Melinda needed a fresh, stylish cut — in case y'all forgot she's also super cool. After cutting her hair from chest-length to a lob, she used the Living Proof Flex Hairspray, which gives a medium hold to damp or dry hair.

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Then, she went in with Kenra's Nitro Memory Crème. This brand-new product promises to hold your style for three days, so you can pay attention to the toddler running around rather than any errant hairs. She added a little wave action to her new lob with the help of the Hot Tools Gold 1¼” XL Curling Iron, which has a 24-karat gold-plated barrel, which helps speed up the tool's heating time and recovery. That means you spend less time passing your hair over a hot tool, making it vulnerable to damage.

Finally, to give her that lived-in beachy look, her ends were touched up and straightened out a bit with the Chi for Ulta Beauty Ceramic 1” Flat Iron, which has temperature control that can be adjusted in 20-degree increments. That way, you can slowly turn up the heat on your hair without it getting too hot and damaging your strands. Because hello, we don't want to damage mama's hair after she got such an amazing cut.

Living Proof Flex Hairspray - 50% off on May 19 | Kenra's Nitro Memory Crème - 50% off on May 25 | Hot Tools Gold 1¼” XL Curling Iron - 50% off on May 18 | Chi for Ulta Beauty Ceramic 1” Flat Iron - 50% off on May 26

Bella: Color Care for a Bold Hue

Bella models a new bold hair color

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Bella loves to experiment with her hair color, but the No. 1 rule about color is that you've gotta treat it nice. By that, I mean you need to have the right products that will work to keep your hue bright and your hair healthy after that dye job. Fortunately for Bella, Ulta Beauty has absolutely everything she needed to make sure her new purple stay poppin' in the weeks to come.

Before transforming Bella's platinum-blonde crown into this gorgeous lavender hue, she washed and conditioned her hair with Pureology's Hydrate Sheer shampoo and conditioner, which adds lightweight moisture to dyed strands and helps protect against breakage. It works as a top-notch base for hair that's ready for a color commitment — be it long-term or something more temporary.

After the color, she used the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to keep that crown in place all day before going in with the Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray to shield her hair against color fading. The last thing anyone needs when they've got a fresh new color is it fading from heat damage. Then, she straightened out the waves with the Chi for Ulta Beauty Ceramic 1” Flat Iron, which you can get exclusively at Ulta Beauty.

Pureology Hydrate Sheer shampoo - 50% off on May 13 | Pureology Hydrate Sheer conditioner - 50% off on May 13 | Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment - 50% off on May 19 | Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray - 50% off on May 26 | Chi for Ulta Beauty Ceramic 1” Flat Iron - 50% off on May 26

That being said, now is the perfect time to try new products for whatever your hair needs with the daily deals during Ulta Beauty's Gorgeous Hair Event. There has never been a better time than now to snap up your favorite products and discover new ones, too. But hurry — each item included in the promotion is on sale for 50 percent during the event for one day, so act quickly.

Head over to Ulta Beauty every day for a new deal on the most must-have hair-care products. The daily deals run from May 12 to June 1, it's time to get shopping.


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