Years back, I never really thought about taking care of my hair. In fact, I did the opposite. I was a fake blonde for a long time, having to get it colored every couple weeks to keep the dark from getting through. I straightened it. I washed it all the time with whatever shampoo and whatever conditioner. I just did not spend much time thinking about it all and the damage it was doing. Then, after the birth of my second, my hair started falling it. It was the normal post-pregnancy hair loss but to me, it was devastating. I have very thin, fine hair as it is and really couldn’t afford to lose any. For the first time in forever, I did not take my hair for granted and was taking hair pills, buying the best re-growth products and doing whatever I could to save what I had. Eight years later, I still take my hair seriously.
Because of unwanted grey hairs, I get my hair colored more than I would like to. Really, it is every 4-5 weeks. This is not because I have a head full of greys. This is because I would prefer to never see one grey hair and for that reason, I make sure I don’t. I also love to hvae curls in my hair. It gives volume to my normally flat, straight hair and just looks better. For these reasons, I have focused on two areas when it comes to my at home hair products; not over washing and protecting. These are the 5 products that I use each week to ensure that my hair stays healthy and vibrant.
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo
One of my biggest goals with my hair is to not wash it very often. With fine, thin hair, this is very hard to do and often within 24 hours it can look greasy and gross, especially after a workout. For the longest time, I couldn’t get myself to a point where I didn’t wash it every day. I finally committed and now only wash my hair 2-3 times a week, depending on what I have going on. The only way I make it this long is by using this dry shampoo. It is my favorite. It smells great, doesn’t create a ton of build up in my hair and is easy to use.
Kerastase Densifique Bain Densite
This shampoo has done wonders for my hair. I use a very small amount on the days that I wash and has kept my hair looking healthy without weighing it down. It adds body and I love the texture it leaves on my hair once washed.
Schwarzkopf Q10 Time Restore
Because I am only washing my hair twice (maybe three times a week), when I do, I use a mask conditioner to help provide some much needed moisture to help protect my hair. I really like this one because it does not need to sit on your hair very long, rinses out easily and does not weigh my hair down. I must note that I use a very small amount and do not put it anywhere close to my roots, just through the middle of my hair and the ends.
Kerastase Discipline Fluidissime
After getting out of the shower and towel drying my hair, I spray this heat protector all over and comb through. It has done an amazing job of protecting my hair from the heat I use from the blowdryer and curling iron. I also love the smell.
Schwarzkopf BC Bonecure Hair Rescue Sealed Ends
After I comb through the heat protector, I use this on my ends, just to help protect healthy ends and heal ends that may need it. You only need to use a very small amount.
After both of these products, I style as usual.
One final thing I have done that is helping all those baby hairs along our hairline is changing up my part. It was suggested to me that if you constantly change your part, your hair will not continue to break in the same places. I am not sure if it is working as I just started but I will keep you posted. Plus, it is fun to change things up a bit!
Just a note to my recommendations. Everyone’s hair is different. Just like our skin, something that might work for me may not work for you. The best thing to do is ask your hair professional. My girl has been instrumental in making sure I am using the proper products. I do love these ones and highly suggest giving them a try but only if you think any of the reasons they are benefiting me, they might also benefit you.
With this post I am signing out for the rest of November. I am really looking forward to enjoying next week with the family. I wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.