I love having long hair. I feel like it makes my face look thinner, is perfect for flipping and, of course, achieving my life-long goal of looking like Barbie. However, because my hair is so long and I have to color it to keep it blonde, it’s subject to breakage, dryness, tangles, split ends and humidity. Lately, I’ve truly been trying to take care of it and make it the healthiest it’s ever been. Here is my hair care routine.
Shampoo and Conditioner: I use Alterna Caviar Repair Instant Recovery. This duo is a little pricey, but it works! The first few days of using it I automatically could tell a difference. My hair was so soft and I could practically hear each strand screaming thank you! It’s perfect for hair that has been through the ringer with coloring, heat, and exposure to elements.
Detangler: One of my biggest problems is the HUGE knot I get at the base of my neck on almost a daily basis. I know every time I comb it out I’m just further and further damaging my hair. Plus it looks awful walking around with an actual nest in your hair. So I use the Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Detangling Solution. I put it in my hair after I condition and leave in while I shave my legs. Then I wash it out. This makes ALL the difference.
Heat Protective Spray: I’m sure there are better products on the market, but I just love this way TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray smells. I’ve been using this for years. I spray this on before I dry or curl or straighten my hair. This just protects my hair from heat damage and any little bit helps.
Straightener: I use a Sedu straightener. I was a loyal CHI girl for a long long time, but recently made the switch and won’t be turning back. It really takes half the time to straighten or curl my hair. I have really long thick hair, so winning time back us just priceless.
Curling Iron: I rarely use a curling iron because my hair holds curls pretty well from my straightener, but I do use NuMe wands for special occasions.
Extensions: I sometimes use extensions to thicken up my hair. Honestly, they are the same length as my hair, but I like the added volume. I use Irresistible Me 24″ Royal Remy hair in Platinum Blonde.
What are your favorite hair products?