*If you’re wondering why we didn’t post yesterday it was because it was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, so we decided to move the post to Thursday instead. (: ~Clare*
I thought I’d switch things up today, and tell you about my hair care routine. I’ll be including the products I use in my hair in the shower, on a day-to-day basis, and even my absolute favorite DIY hair mask.
Shower Products: Shampoo + Conditioner
I have used Kirkland’s Moisture Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner ever since I was little. Over the years, I’ve tried other shampoos and conditioners, but this line always leaves my hair feeling soft and hydrated. It’s also safe for color-treated hair.
Tip: Adding in a drop or two of lavender essential oil to your conditioner will not only make your hair smell amazing, but also stimulate hair growth and prevent bacteria. Only use a a drop or two though! Essential oils are very concentrated, and a little goes a long way.
Day-to-Day Products: Leave-In Conditioner, Sea-Salt Spray, & Heat Protectant
The only leave-in conditioner I use is from SheaMoisture, and it’s their 100 percent Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment. I use this after the shower, when my hair is damp, and also on when my hair is dry. It smells amazing, is lightweight, and leaves my hair feeling very moisturized.
Unfortunately, I can’t find my spray right now, but the one I use is from the brand VERB, and it is their “Sea Spray.” It has green tea, quinoa protein, and kelp extract, which is really nice since sometimes sea-salt spray can be rather drying for your hair. I only use this when I’m doing heatless curls or waves, to give them some texture and hold.
In general, I try not to use heat on my hair, but when the occasion arises, I like to use the Maui Moisture Heat Shield Mist. I really like it since it smells good, contains aloe vera and coconut water, and is also silicone free.
DIY Hair Mask:
I use this mask every two weeks, and leave it on for about 2 hours, before showering. I like using these oils since they aren’t as think as some oils, and therefore are easier to wash out in the shower. If you’re new to putting oils in your hair, then make sure to start off light-handed, and see how you like it. If you’re worried about having an oily scalp, then simply avoid applying the mask to your roots. You may need to shampoo your hair twice to get all of the oil out.
You can use this mask to:
- apply to ends of your hair to help prevent dry/split ends
- comb throughout your hair to help promote shine and overall hydration
- massage into scalp to stimulate hair growth
- do all of the above!
(These are measurements I use for my hair, which is very long, thick, and slightly wavy. I put it everywhere, and therefore need to use more of the mask. Adjust the measurements as you see fit, and just keep in mind that the olive oil to jojoba oil ratio is around 80/20. You can’t really go wrong though with oil masks as far as proportions.)
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 tbs. jojoba oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil.
Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl. Apply to hair (In my case, from scalp to the tips.) Afterwards, comb hair from the tips to the scalp with a wide-tooth comb. Leave the mask in for about 2 hours or more. (I put my hair up in a high-bun to keep it out of my face.) After 2+ hours, wash hair per usual, making sure that the hair is thoroughly washed.
Olive oil and jojoba oil both contain wonderful benefits for your hair, including hydration and stimulating hair growth. As I’ve already mentioned earlier, lavender is wonderful for not only it’s therapeutic aroma, but also it’s promotion of hair growth and prevention of bacteria.
Thank you all so much for reading my hair-care routine! I would love to know any of your favorite products!
Catch ya later,