NOV 1ST: MY CURRENT HAIR ROUTINE
For me, the hair care routine I use is based more on breakage prevention and overall hair health, than growing. I've used biotin and other "miracle" hair growth pills and nothing works as well as simply preserving what you already have! I noticed much more growth in my hair when I invested time and energy into making my existing hair healthy.
I wash my hair roughly 3 times a week and use heat on it 2-3 times. If you're interested in how I curl my hair, you can watch the tutorial in my instagram highlights!
My hair is very thick with fine strands, so it has a tendency to be flat and frizzy. Below I'll list my current favorite products & why I use and love them! You can click on the picture of each item to get it for yourself!
I generously spray the Healthy Sexy Hair Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner all over my hair after it's been towel dried. It's great for detangling and keeping hair hydrated, even when you blow-dry it. It's great for keeping moisture in your hair when you plan on using heat and cuts down on frizz.
BonaCure Repair Rescue is the single best product for healthy ends and split end prevention. I use roughly a dime size amount on towel-dried hair and work it in strictly on my ends. I can tell a huge difference in how thick my hair looks on the end when I've been using this consistently.
Redkin Pillow Proof spray is an essential if you plan on blow-drying your hair. Blow-drying is one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair if not done correctly! This spray helps your hair keep moisture and protects against heat damage.
I also try to avoid wrapping my hair in everyday bath towels as they can damage the hair and the weight of them on your head can cause thinning and hair loss! These Turbie Twists are great for getting excess moisture out of hair with less damage.
Although I brush my hair as minimally as possible, this is the brush that's torn my hair the least! You can use it on wet or dry hair!
This is THE BEST blow dryer ever! I even got my college roommate stuck on this brand! It emits millions of natural negative ions that break down water droplets allowing hair to dry faster and with less damage. I personally use the Whisper Quiet Lite because of how lightweight it is- my hair takes FOREVER to dry!
When I want smaller, tighter curls, this is my iron of choice- the Hot Tools 1 1/4 in! I prefer a curling iron to a straightener when going for curls. The curls are cleaner and the process is less damaging to your hair.
This 1 1/2 in Hot Tools curling iron I use when I want big, bouncy curls.
Bed Head's Oh Bee Hive! is my favorite dry shampoo for two reasons. 1. You can use it multiple days without it becoming chalky. 2. It smells WONDERFUL. I get whiffs of it throughout the day!
This product is great for creating beachy waves, keeping hair in braids and holding in buns! The IGK texture spray is my favorite product to use when I do high buns because it gives my fine hair a little texture! Hair styles stay in place much better when I use this.
Garnier Fructis Flexible Hold is my favorite hairspray because it comes out in an extremely fine mist, making it look more natural than any other hairspray I've used. It's definitely not "heavy duty", but it will hold curls all day without making them look stiff!
Biolage shampoo and conditioner is hands down, my favorite hair product ever. My hair stylist introduced me to this brand years ago and I've sworn by it ever since. My hair never feels waxy or over-scented and always stays hydrated. This one is tried and true!