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What Brené Brown Can’t Live Without

Photo: Courtesy of Brene Brown

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked research professor Dr. Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, on the occasion of her new Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage, about the hairbrush, serum, and seltzer she can’t live without.

I swim or workout outside in Houston daily, so I wash my hair every single day. This brush is so good at smoothing and straightening without damaging my hair. I keep one in my bathroom, one in my suitcase, and one at the gym. I’ve been using them for so long, the handles are perfectly worn on the edges.

I am a sparkling water connoisseur. I can identify all of the major brands in a blind taste test. No joke. If you like serious bubbles, nothing is better than Topo Chico. It has the best bubble ratio of all the waters. I think I drank my first one in San Antonio at a small taqueria. They come in a couple of different flavors, but I like the original. Try it with some guacamole and street tacos, and thank me later.

I’m a Texas girl. I was raised believing, “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” I reluctantly let go of my big ’80s hair, but I still love hair spray. This one is medium hold so your hair can move, but it keeps the body and style. One word of advice though — Kérastase makes another one that’s also in a purple can and that one is “mall bangs” hard-core. Look for the Laque Couture.

You know that feeling when you’re using something that’s just made really well, and it makes everything easier? I’ve probably collected over 15 different pieces from this bakeware line, and they’re all great. It’s the easy button of bakeware. Nothing sticks, and cleanup is fast.