Hair Care Routine
Recently I have started a new routine that seems to work better than any before! I had taken an interest in the "No Poo" movement...but couldn't get myself to fully commit. Instead? A very structured and planned approach to how I clean my tresses.A quick history into my hair: As a child and teenager I had beautiful long thick curly hair that got progressively frizzy as I aged. I straightened my hair about half of the time throughout highschool and started my journey into dyeing it. What do I have now? I cut my hair shoulder length 2.5 years ago to start fresh and get a little health out of my hair. What has happened? Well for starters it never seems to grow. It breaks, it splits, but it seems like when I go for a trim, which is rare, as I'm trying to GROW IT OUT, that it just is always stuck at the same length no matter what I do or don't do. It has THINNED out quite a bit. It's still thick, but nothing like my pretty tresses of the high school days. It's got a kinky-course texture to it if I don't put any product in it or style it in any way. I. Hate. my. Hair.
First, let me explain my current product choices:Organix Ever Straight Shampoo & ConditionerOrganix Ever Straight Smoothing Balm (brand new on the market)Organix Ever Straight Flat Iron SprayFrizz Ease Theraml Heat SerumDove Nutritive Therapy Oil Care Daily Treatment ConditionerBabyliss Pro Nano Technology 2" Hair Straightener
Okay, for starters, I wash my hair with shampoo once a week.The rest of my week involves washing it with conditioner alone. Typically the day I shampoo my hair, I use the Dove Therapy oil conditioner.I probably only "wash" my hair 2-3 times a week.
I have combination oily/dry hair. Dry towards the ends, greasy at the roots (after about the 2nd or 3rd day). To offset this, I useSuave Professionals dry shampoo to soak up the excess oil from my roots on off days.
After "washing" I squeeze the water out of my hair and apply one pump of the Frizz Ease thermal serum about mid-length down my hair to my ends. Brush my hair through a few times and wrap it up in a towel.
I'm new to the Organix ever straight smoothing balm and picked it up on a whim a few days ago. So far, noticeably softer, smoother hair so it's kind of just something nice to throw on my head for softer hair and more shine. Again, avoid roots!
I let my hair almost completely air dry, and if I'm in a hurry, those last few minutes before it's dry, I flip my head over and blow dry on low (*I want as little frizz as possible*)
When I am preparing to straighten my hair, instead of spraying the flat iron spray directly on each section, I spray it onto my brush and brush it through. This alleviates some of the "grease" or "crunch" feel some people complain about while using this product. If I need a little more protection on my ends, I spray it in my palms and pat the ends.
I won't get into *how* I straighten my hair, as I haven't even quite figured out how I manage to do that ;-) < Previous Post Next Post >