Something I never really talk about much on here is my hair care routine, which is funny because I do consider this a [mostly] beauty blog. That being said, I should probably mention what I use on my hair. I also have a few girls on the GlamLifeGuru app asking what I do, so I thought I would bring it up on my blog!
Before I go into the details of my very few products, let me give you a little hair history…
Here is my current hair though! Haha. It’s considered a long length with balayage highlighting. Before this, I did an ombre at home, highlights myself and/or at the salon, had bangs (side-swept and straight-across), long hair, short hair, layers, less layers, etc. So I basically have tried everything.
I’m the type of girl that every 6 months or so, I get bored with my current hair and must try something “new”, something “different.” I used to love side-swept bangs until they got to that point where you couldn’t decide to trim them or let them grow. It requires a lot of patience. The length of your overall hair also requires patience. I want it long but ooh how I must wait months for it to grow when I coooould try some cute new hair style instead.
This last year, I have finally reached the point of length where I am satisfied and probably will not cut off any length for a long, long time. I love my long hair. And I want it longer. Like, down to my butt long.
Right now, it’s about my mid-back but if you’re looking at me from the front, it’s right about where it covers the ladies. Haha. As you can see, though, the ends of my hair are lighter since I had it colored with the balayage style, right before my wedding in July. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without coloring it. It’s also the easiest way to maintain my hair color! haha.
So, let’s get to what I use!
This line was released I believe last year? They have a variety for straight hair, curly hair, colored hair, voluminous, etc. I find that this works the best for me and doesn’t weight my hair down nor make it greasy after one day. Pantene and Herbal Essence do that to me. Now I know some people will look at this and say I need to use sulfite free. However, that stuff does not work for me. I’ve tried. I’ve even tried Wen. It doesn’t work. My thing is, “if the wheel ain’t broke, don’t fix it” So I stick to what I like.
I wash my hair about every 2-3 days. If I wash it every day, it gets greasy within a day. So I wash it less frequently, though I do take a shower every day. I just don’t wash my hair that often.
After I wash my hair, I like to use “It’s A 10″ which you can find at pretty much any drugstore, Target, or Wal-Mart. But lucky me… I found this ginormous bottle at Sam’s Club for $20! At Target, where I normally buy it, it’s about $13.99 for only 4 oz. This big bottle is 10 oz. and is going to last me for soo long.
It’s a leave-in conditioner and makes such a difference on my ends. I love it. It’s also a great detangler.
On the days I don’t wash my hair and if I think I need it, I’ll use Batiste dry shampoo on it. I haven’t tried many other dry shampoos but I do find that this one is okay and works for me.
When I do remember, I’ll use a hair mask on my hair. My favorite one is the one that accompanies my shampoo and conditioner. I have yet to try the oh-so-hyped up macadamia one. You know the one I’m talking about, don’t you? The one in the green and brown tub. The $30 tub of deep conditioner? Yeah, that one. I prefer the $6 tub from L’Oreal.
Finally, here are a few things I find that helps with my hair care…
I let it air dry on most days. I do not blow dry it every time I wash my hair. I blow dry it maybe one a week and when I do use a blow dryer, I let my hair air dry while I do my makeup and go about my day; I will then blow dry if I feel like styling it.
Which I will then use a 1-inch curling wand or a straightener. I also go through that process quickly so as to use the least amount of heat on my hair. I curl my hair in large sections. And before I apply any heat, I use Tresemme Heat Protection.
I also find that putting my hair in a braid instead of a bun or ponytail is better for my ends, because I do in fact have split ends. A bun is actually the worst on my hair, especially since the ends of my hair have been lightened with bleach. My favorite braid to wear is the Katniss braid, which is also a regular Dutch braid.
Anyhow, that’s about it! It’s very simple and an affordable way to keep my hair healthy. And I also don’t like to mention how in-frequently I get my hair cut, which is about every 3-4 months. Haha. I am verrrry protective of my hair. And when I do get it cut, I only get maybe 2 inches cut off. Maybe. Haha.
I hope you enjoyed this post! I know it was a bit more talky then a few of my other posts, but it is very simple what I do.
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