My Haircare Routine: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Hair!

My Haircare Routine: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Hair!

Happy Labor Day!

Since my beauty posts seem to be well-liked, I decided to write a separate post about my favorite hair products. First and foremost, I want to make it clear that hair is not my thing. I like makeup, I like clothes, but hair? I’m just not that good at styling it to be fit for a runway. So, naturally, I like my routine to be easy, simple, and effective. I have discovered some products over the years that help make this feat easier. Some of these products will not be pictured because I ran out (oops!) but no worries, they will receive honorable mention. 🙂

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So, let’s get right into the list.

  1. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In spray: I’m sure you’ve all heard of this before, but it is my favorite detangling spray to use on wet hair. I have gone through many a bottle of this in my day, but what can I say? It’s a classic.
  2. Bumble and bumble Grooming Creme: Now, this one you may not have heard of before, but you’re about to. This is my secret to the messy “bedhead” (aka I’m lazy at six in the morning so I call this a hairstyle) look. I use this to scrunch my naturally wavy hair and it gives it the perfect amount of de-frizzing and style. Recommend.
  3. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner: I started using this set over the summer and I really like them. I have never been a die-hard Herbal Essences girl, but these products might be the exception. Hydrating shampoos and conditioners are my favorites because my hair is naturally dry and needs extra moisture. A lot of shampoos strip too much natural oil from hair. Plus, this set leaves a very pleasant coconut scent even after my hair dries, which I appreciate.
  4. Suave Moroccan Oil Infused conditioner: I have to thank Ben for introducing me to this one. He raved about this conditioner so much, I finally decided to try it for myself and let me tell you, my hair has never been softer. A++!
  5. Bumble and bumble Semisumo hair pomade: This is really good for adding shine and sleekness to my hair when it is dull and frizzy. I use this about as often as I use the grooming cream. Bumble and Bumble knows what’s up when it comes to wavy hair.
  6. Aussie Total Miracle dry shampoo: I don’t find many dry shampoos I like, but I also don’t find many hairsprays I like and I do use the one by Aussie. I use this sometimes during the week when I want to go a day without washing my hair. It makes my hair feel clean and refreshed until the next time I wash it- however, I have pretty dry hair so I can’t say how well it absorbs oil. Definitely recommend it, though- I like it more than versions by Batiste and Tresemme.
  7. Argan Oil of Morocco: There are several versions of this stuff on the market, but use it sparingly- I once had an incident in sixth grade where I used wayyyyy too much of this on my hair and the result was disastrous. Now, if you use a tiny drop and apply it to the ends of your hair, voila- it is super shiny and healthy.
  8. Redken Pillow Proof blow dry primer: I use this on my hair after I wash and dry my hair before I go to sleep. It helps prevent frizz and keep my hair looking fresh and sleek until I wake up. I’m pretty sure I got this from one of those little kiosks stuffed with small goodies waiting in line at Ulta. Well played, Ulta. Well played.

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How I Keep my Hair Healthy:

  1. Eat healthy and exercise: I’m probably not the first one to tell you this, but I really think this helps. When I started working out more over the summer and eating more vitamin-rich superfoods, I swear my hair started growing faster.
  2. Avoid dyes: I used to dye my hair regularly, but even the best of colorists can’t deny that dye just isn’t the healthiest option for your hair. I ended up chopping my hair short the summer before last to give it a second life, and haven’t dyed my hair in about a year and a half. If you still want to dye your hair, by all means, do. It can be a fun way to change up your look. Just be prepared to take extra measures to take care of it.
  3. Avoid heat: I hardly ever use heat on my hair- I might straighten it twice a month, maybe less. I love the way my hair looks straightened and curled, but in all honesty I am too lazy to style it most mornings and I opt for heatless waves instead. I recommend keeping your heat styling to a minimum to give your hair a break every now and then.
  4. Use a wide-tooth comb: Instead of using a brush every time you comb out your hair, use a wide-tooth comb that is safe to use on wet hair. This will not break and pull at your hair as much, especially when it is wet and more fragile.

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That’s all for today! Let me know your best-kept haircare secrets in the comments! 🙂 And, be sure to let me know what you think if you try any of these products! They are all linked.

Have a wonderful week!

xx,

Grace

Images: Canon Rebel T5.

FTC: This post is not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned and all opinions are my own.

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