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Hair,  Self Care

Hair Care Routine

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I’ve always been a low maintenance kinda girl. After I transferred to public school, I didn’t last a whole year doing my hair & makeup everyday. I’ve been even more low maintenance lifestyle. This year, I decided I would start taking better care of myself in all areas of life. This is what I’ve been doing to keep my hair healthy!

I shared my skincare routine a couple weeks ago so make sure to check it out here!

In Shower Products

I recently started using the L’Oreal Elvive Volume Thickening Shampoo. It’s okay but I don’t like it as much as their Extraordinary Clay set. We’ll see how my opinion changes by the time I finish the bottle!

Right now, I shampoo every other night. I massage a dime-sized amount into my scalp & roots. The length of my hair gets washed as I rinse the shampoo out. This might not work as well for you if you’re someone that uses a lot of products like hair spray and texturizing spray.

I’ve been loving the Love Beauty and Planet brand. Their Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower scent is AMAZING. It’s such a light, airy, & calming smell! I love that they keep the environment in mind by using recycled materials for their bottles. Like with the shampoo, I only use a dime-sized amount but I avoid getting it on my roots. I let it sit until I’m done washing the rest of my body.

Post Shower Hair Care

When I’m done in the shower, I wrap it in a microfiber hair towel. It’s better than using a full-sized towel & it’s SO much easier to manage. I have a cheetah print one from 5 Below but they’re everywhere now. Here is a similar pack of 2 from Amazon! Some of my family members use this brand of hair towels and they love them!

After about 15 minutes, I take the hair towel off. I work a tiny amount of Garnier Sleek & Shine Leave in Conditioner into my hair with my hands. Like with regular conditioner, I avoid my roots.

I don’t use a brush or comb anymore, especially when it’s wet. But with using conditioner & leave in conditioner, I don’t need to use one. I can just brush through my hair with my fingers & I’ve noticed that it’s SO much healthier now!

Dry Shampoo

I use dry shampoo on days that I don’t use shampoo. The Dove brand is my favorite! I’m currently using their Detox & Purify dry shampoo. My second favorite is the HASK Monoi Coconut Dry Shampoo. The bottle is a pastel, peachy pink & the scent isn’t overpowering like other scented dry shampoos are.

The only time I use a brush is when my hair is dry & I’m working the dry shampoo into it. I’ve heard it’s too damaging to brush your hair when it’s wet because that’s when your hair is most prone to breakage.

Check out the gallery of all the products mentioned in today’s post!

I hope you gained some value from my hair care routine! Let’s chat about your favorite hair care products and techniques in the comments. Tell me, what are your favorite healthy hairstyles?

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