Ok y’all, honesty time, who misses their hairstylist? I had been putting off getting my hair cut, just because I can sometimes procrastinate doing things, and then the coronavirus started to really ramp up, which resulted in all salons closing down. It’s been about 6 months now since I last got my hair trimmed, and while I’m not at the point where I’m eyeing my scissors, I do think I will really need to make my appointment when things start to calm down (which I hope is soon, but honestly, who knows). Now, with that being said, for this Wellness Wednesday, I decided to share some of my hair care tips.
While I may not go as often as I should for getting my hair cut, I have always been told that my hair looks great, even the ends, which is huge since I have colored my hair and used plenty of heat products on it. I use a variety of products to keep my hair in good condition so it never takes on that damaged look that unfortunately we all have dealt with at some point or another. I also have to deal with frizz as someone who has naturally wavy thick hair, so I learned all the good products since I live in Florida.
Here are some of my absolute favorite hair care products. Of course, if you have a different type of hair, your hair care needs will differ, but some of these are great for absolutely any type of hair.
Let’s start with the shampoo. I know so many don’t want to pay a lot for shampoo since it’s something we’ll use several days a week, but it’s super important to find a shampoo that works for you and your hair. I recently started using a micellar water shampoo by Kristin Ess, it’s good for all hair types and works amazingly. Want a trick on knowing if your shampoo works? If your hair is all tangled after washing it out, your hair does not like it. Of course, we all need conditioner, but you shouldn’t have serious tangles or messed up hair right after shampooing. This shampoo is also great for your scalp, it moisturizes and gets rid of build-up.
Conditioner is the same, find one that works well for your hair and smoothes and gets rid of some extra frizz. For an even deeper conditioning, which will help with your split ends as well as that heat damage, try a leave-in that has a combination of different oils. I like one that has Argan oil in it. For these, you’ll want to leave them in for several minutes, so put it in your hair, and just relax for a bit while it works its magic.
After I towel dry my hair a bit, I use the Briogeo Rosarco spray. This leave-in spray works miracles in the Florida humidity. I use this before I straighten, curl, or air dry my hair. It helps with the extra frizz and also helps with detangling, which is always good for me.
I also use a Kristin Ess Air Dry Creme on those days I feel especially lazy and just want to braid my hair and let it air dry or air dry into its natural texture. It smells great, and again, really helps to keep my hair smooth and frizz-free.
Finally, make sure you use a heat protectant on your hair before you blow dry, straighten or use any heat products like a curling iron. This is something I used to skip in the high school days, and between dyeing my hair blonde and then using a straightener daily, I was dealing with some serious damage to my hair. Learn from me, use a heat protectant every single time before you use a heat product.
Another trick I learned, which in this quarantine is easier than ever to follow, is to give your hair a break a few times a week. Whether this means throwing your hair into a quick messy fishtail or even a ponytail, give your hair time to recover from the styling.
I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any hair suggestions you’d like to share on this Wellness Wednesday!