Hair Care Routine

So is anyone else completely sick of winter? I’ve been walking around like a white girl from the valley on my “I Can’t” rants! I’m so ready for it to be Spring but in the meantime I will do what I can to deal with the cold.  A few things I always find myself really focused on this time of year are my hair and skin care routine.  Today I thought I would share my hair care.  When the weather is warmer I find that I don’t apply as much heat to my hair as I do in the winter.  I guess I don’t mind air drying my hair when the air isn’t 5 below! I recently chopped off what was a substantial amount of hair off my head. 3 inches to be exact. Now I know most of you are rolling your eyes at me because what’s 3 inches but to me that’s a whole lotta hair! I have always had long hair and I love my long hair but every once in awhile I need a good chop. I personally love my hair.  I am always trying new ways to style it and have fun with it. As far as coloring it goes you will pretty much find me in the hair salon every 3 weeks as about 70% of my hair grows back gray. bummer. With all the color that goes into my hair it’s really important that I take care of it or else it will really dry out and will become quite brittle. I’ve always managed to keep it healthy and so I thought I would share some things that I do.  Keep in mind these aren’t how things should be done or products you have to use, rather just what I find works for me! 

 I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week.
Now some people get grossed out to hear that a person doesn’t wash their hair everyday but doing so is really not good for it.  By washing it everyday you are stripping the folicles of their natural oils.  Now, with that said I understand their are women out their that have fine hair and it gets very greasy very quickly and for you I would recommend using a dry shampoo to absorb the extra oils. I have pretty thick hair so I can go a lot longer before my hair reaches that “greasy” stage.

Vitamins
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I take Biotin everyday to help with hair growth. It also helps with keeping my nails strong and with my skin.  I know there are all kinds of supplements out there for hair growth but I can never tell if they are legit or not so I stick with what I know!  

My current shampoo:
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I am always trying out new shampoos and looking for something that will keep my hair soft and manageable.  This right here does just that.  My hair literally feels like silk even as I’m washing it out in the shower. As much as I like it I’m not married to it and almost at the end so I’ll have to see what will come next. The Organix line is another favorite of mine as well as Wen.  The one thing I love about Wen is that even though there are no suds (sulfate free) it leaves my hair feeling so clean and so soft.  Most shampoos that leave me with the clean feeling fail in the soft department.
As far as the act of shampooing, I always do 2 shampoos. You know how it goes: lather, rinse, repeat. I also make sure to use the flat part of my fingers rather than my finger tips/nails when scrubbing my scalp. 

Conditioner

51ESouAv4JL._SL300_This right here is my holy grail.  I have been using this stuff for years. I’ve tried to give other conditioners a shot but I always come back to it.  Not only does it smell like something I want to eat but my hair is ridiculously smooth, silky, and shiny every time! After I apply it, I clip my hair up and leave it in for about 5 minutes. When I rinse it off I usually turn the cold water up a tiny bit to cool the temperature of the water.  I try not to wash my hair with very hot water and whenever I remember I try to end with a cool rinse.  This helps to close up the cuticle of the hair and results in a bit of extra shine 😉 

Wide Tooth Comb

tbp6365493_v0_lI keep one in the shower at all times!  After I apply my conditioner I use the comb, and starting from the bottom work my way up.  It helps to evenly distribute the conditioner and even better it detangles my hair and helps a great great deal with the amount of hair I pull out! If I don’t use this comb I literally think I could make a wig with the amount of hair that falls out! 

Microfiber Towel
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These are fantastic! There are about a million reasons why I love my hair towel. 1. It’s so thin and keeps my hair wrapped nice and tight. 2. It absorbs so much moisture from my hair which makes blow drying go quicker. 3. Because it’s not terry cloth but a smoother fabric it doesn’t frizz out my hair at all. 4. It comes in really cute prints ( mine is pink with white hearts). I mean really I could go on and on.  I always felt that when wrapping my hair in a towel it was so heavy and when I took it down I would always rub the towel in my hair which is a big no-no! I have no reason to do that with this towel. It. is. perfection.

The Wet Brush
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This brush is a game changer.  It doesn’t matter how unmanageable your hair is this will make it’s way through it like butta! If there is one thing I hate it’s combing my hair out of the shower.  Wet hair is so susceptible to breaking if you aren’t gentle and this brush makes it so easy to smooth it out.  I even use this as I’m blow drying! Don’t forget that when you are combing your hair (wet or dry) to start at the bottom and work your way up.  This is help to eliminate breakage. 

Split End Remedy
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Before I blow dry my hair I squirt a pump of this into my hands and work it through my hair concentrating on the ends.  I’ve been using it for about a month now and my ends are still looking as fresh as they did when I cut my hair! 

Blow Dryer
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I pretty much alternate between these two blow dryers. One is the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2 (in white) and the other is the BabyBliss Pro. Both of these dryers use technology that quickly dries your hair without all the added damage. The T3 is all about healthy drying…not sure if that’s a real thing though.  Either way I love them both.  

Hair Mask

urlI do a hair mask once or twice every 2 weeks. My go to is the coconut oil mask. It has yet to fail me. It leaves my hair so soft and crazy shiny! To see how I use it you can check out my post by clicking HERE.

So that’s pretty much it.  Unless I’m doing a specific style in my hair I tend to not put much product in it.  Now you tell me, what are your favorite hair care products? Do you have any techniques that you have found that work? I’d love to hear!!
Hair Care Routine @Made2Style

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4 thoughts on “Hair Care Routine

  1. I’m so glad I read this! I really want to get one of those hair towels now. I’m so curious, why is it a no no to towel dry your hair? I tried your coconut oil hair mask and it was amazing. Love your tips!!

    • Thanks Brittaney! The no no is when you take a towel and rub it against your hair to dry it. The fabric on towels (terrycloth) is very rough and causes frizziness and breakage! When your hair is wet it’s so fragile! The microfiber is awesome..the fabric is soft and absorbs so much of the moisture without frizzing your hair and there is no need to rub your hair dry because once you take it off your hair is practically half dry!

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