Hair Care Routine

Let’s talk about hair, baby.

Today I thought I’d share my hair care routine with you.
I am quite lazy when it comes to my hair. I very rarely do something with it, it’s usually either down or up in a bun or ponytail. I don’t own a curling iron or straightener because I don’t like to use heat on my hair. I don’t even own a blow-dryer.
I do, however, like to really take care of my hair. I just think that that’s very important, and I believe that healthy, happy hair makes for less bad-hair days. And who wants a bad hair day?

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Let’s start with the basics.
I brush my hair every day, morning and night. Or at least I try. My hairdresser made me promise that I would do this, because apparently brushing your hair out twice a day is really good. No special hair brush needed, in my opinion.
I only wash my hair once a week, every Saturday or Sunday.
(Sometimes, if I’m extra lazy, I will just rinse my air out with water and go another week without shampoo)
“Why do you only wash your hair once a week?” I hear you think.
Well, I have noticed that my hair gets way less greasy if I wash it less, and every week seemed like a good routine. My hair usually get a little greasy on Thursdays now, and then I just grab one of my favourite products:

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My beloved Batiste dry shampoo for dark hair. Doesn’t leave my hair looking a very unattractive shade of gray. Does the job really well.
I did however spot the Colab dry shampoo in my local drugstore and I really like that one too, so this baby might be replaced soon.

So let’s say I want to wash my hair on Saturday morning. That means my washing routine starts on Friday evening. With a coconut hair mask that I leave in all night.

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I just heat it up in the microwave and put it in my hair. I like to focus on the ends of my hair and work my way up. I do add a little to the roots, just for some extra moisture, but not too much!
Then I secure it with a hair tie on the top of my head in a nice little bun, and go to bed. Little tip: I like to lay an old t-shirt on top of my pillow so my pillowcase doesn’t get all greasy and gross.
Now I will admit that I don’t do this coconut miracle mask every time I wash my hair, sometimes I forget, and sometimes I’m just too lazy, but I do feel like it makes such a difference if I do.

Now let’s move on to the next morning. I hop in the shower, and just wash out all the oil with my shampoo.

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Not too picky with shampoo’s but I just started using this Garnier Fructis Sleek&Shine one and I quite like it. It also smells really good!
I focus this on the roots, I don’t really run my hand through the ends of my hair, because I feel like my ends get cleaned when I rinse out the shampoo.

After shampoo I move on to a hair mask. I haven’t used regular conditioner in such a long time, I much prefer a good mask.

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This is the one I’m currently using, the Garnier Loving Blends Argan & Camelia oil mask. I like it a lot, but I am running out and really want to try a new one. Don’t know which one yet.
Anyways, I put this both in the ends and on the roots of my hair, and secure it with a hair clip while I wash my face and body, shave, scrub, all that good stuff, and then I rinse it out. I try to always, before I get out of the shower, rinse my hair with cold water because I have heard that it’s really good for your hair, but I hate being cold, so it’s always quite a challenge to try to not get the water on my body.

When I am out of the shower I first try to squeeze out all the water and then I wrap my hair in this:

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Yes, an old cotton t-shirt. Apparently it is better for your hair than a towel, and I do believe I have noticed a difference in how frizzy my hair gets. Or the lack of frizziness. With this t-shirt hat construction on I will just do things around the house for a while, until I feel like my hair has dried a bit.

And then I just brush it out with my trusty Tangle Teezer.

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I got a hot pink one, isn’t she cute?

But that’s it! That’s all I do to my hair. Once a week, sometimes even less. And I do believe my hair is feeling very healthy and happy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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