May 13, 2013

Hair Care Routine


I keep my hair care routine just as simple as my body care routine that I shared in my last post. For the reference, I have straight to slightly wavy, medium-long hair. It is a bit more on the thin side, and it breaks easily, hence I have a lot of broken hair around my face that looks like baby hair. Most of the time it gets stuck in my glasses :( I can say I am overall happy with my hair, except that being thin and straight, it tends to get a bit flat. I also would enjoy more frequent hair cuts, but I only let one person cut my hair, and he is back in Italy :)

Washing

I wash my hair about 2-3 times a week. Mostly, it depends on how often I am exercising. When I exercise less, I also wash my hair less often, so I can avoid over-stressing it. During the past few months I have been using the Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Shampoo, and I have been really enjoying it. I like the refreshing but not overpowering scent, and I like how it leaves my hair clean and without any residue. It is my favorite shampoo I have tried in a long time, and I plan on trying another Acure Organics Shampoo. The Pure Mint & Echinacea Stem Cell is the one I would like to try next to see if I can get a little extra volume. As far as conditioners go, I have not used a conditioner for a few years, and do not miss it one bit. In fact, I have not needed any since I started to use coconut oil as my hair mask.

Treatments/Hydrating

My all time favorite hair treatment is Jojoba Oil. I only apply it on the ends, and gently rub it in. I like how jojoba oil is absorbed quicker than other oils, and leaves hair ends shiny and nourished, but not greasy. I am currently using the Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil. As a hair mask, I use Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil, which is claimed to be incredibly beneficial to hair. I usually do it once a week as a strengthening treatment, and I find it to be very effective. I massage a good amount of it on half length of my hair and then braid it, and keep it on for a few hours. Sometimes I put it on at night and sleep with it, and then wash my hair in the morning.

As you can see, my hair care routine is very simple. I like to try new hair products but I usually end up going back to the basics. What are your hair care essentials? Do you have any recommendations for hair products that you think are worth trying?