The Dirty Deets on How I Care for My Hair

November 14, 2015

Thank god it’s Friday, am I right?

It has been such a stressful week, filled with final project/exam prep and other sh*t going on in my life…

But we’re not going to talk about that right now

we’re gonna talk about the complicated mess that is my hair 🙂

Oh no, you think i’m joking….no…my hair is a COMPLICATED MESS that I deal with everyday.

How, you ask? Well, I have searched high and low for the perfect hair care products and I think I have finally found some that I like (keep in mind my hair is ever-changing so this routine is working at this moment, but may not be working as well in a month…yeah it sucks)

Anyways, to give you a little information about my mess (aka my hair)

My hair is golden blonde (dyed; is naturally more of a dirty blonde), it is somewhat frizzy and somewhat oily, naturally wavy, and has the worst tendency to produce fly-aways no matter what.

So, about the dyeing. Yes, my hair is dyed. About a year ago, I was feeling a little unhappy with my current, dirty blonde, hair color. I wanted a change, but not too drastic. So, I dyed it a golden, honey blonde.

If any of you are wondering, I had it professionally dyed by a hair colorist (best way to go, in my opinion, to avoid mistakes). I love the color it turned out to be because it looks really natural, even when my roots grow out.

I can go a good two months without getting my roots touched up, and without looking terrible.

Because my hair is dyed, I use special shampoo that won’t fade the color. I alternate between Pantene Color Protection and Wen Cleansing Conditioner.

The wen is all-natural so, it keeps my color in and makes my hair really soft and shiny. I use the Pantene every two weeks, just to strip my hair of any oils that have built up. Wen cleans your hair without stripping the natural oils that your hair produces.

That’s the only thing I use in my hair, while showering, unless I put a coconut oil mask on before the Wen.

Blonde Tip: I usually do a coconut oil mask on my hair once or twice a month. I leave unrefined, pure-coconut oil on my hair for 10 minutes (like while i’m shaving my legs in the shower) and then I rinse it out with Pantene (Wen usually won’t get all the oil out and you will end up with stringy, gross, oily hair).

I also only wash my hair once a week (before you say it…no, it’s not gross). It keeps the natural oils my hair produces on my hair and it also keeps my hair from getting too frizzy.

I use a variety of styling products and oils in my hair, but these are my favorites.

heat protectantvs hair oil

love and salt

 

 

 

 

 

Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: I use this when I straighten my hair. It protects my hair and has nice oils, like coconut and avocado, to make my hair soft. It also has keratin protein, which smoothes my hair and adds shine.

Love+Salt Beach Hair Spray: I use this when I want a little extra wave added to my already wavy hair. It softens and keeps the waves in place. It also has rose water in it, which provides a really amazing smell.

Victoria’s Secret Weightless Hair Oil: I LOVE this oil. It’s really lightweight and it doesn’t leave any residue. I put a drop on my hand and rub it through my hair right after a shower and it makes my hair really soft and manageable.

Blonde Tip: I also use other oils in my hair, like moroccan oil.

As for hair styles, I usually wear my hair up in a bun, ponytail, or braid….or sometimes I just let it loose and let it flow.

That’s really all I do for my hair (she says, like she didn’t just name 5 products she MUST use in her hair)

I also don’t put heat on my hair that often. One of my biggest tips for nice, manageable hair is to let it air dry.

Alright, well I hope you all enjoyed that post.

As always, let me know if you have any questions, if I missed any awesome hair tips, or what you want to see in the next post.

I will post next on Tuesday, as per usual.

xo. Blondie

By Blondie

blogger, health foodie, beauty addict

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