Our hair care routines

Clare’s routine: 

So when I was younger I used to have very curly hair, sadly I don’t have curls anymore, but my hair type/texture is very similar to curly hair. It essentially has a slight wave but can be a little bit frizzy at times. Anyway, here’s what I do with my hair:

  1. For almost 2 years now I haven’t used shampoo in my hair, (Yes I know that sounds crazy, but it cut down on the frizzyness of my hair like you wouldn’t believe )
  2. So what do I (or did I) use instead of shampoo? Well at first when I heard about this I was somewhat apprehensive, but I’ve been using Bicarb Soda (or Baking Soda) instead! All you need to do is measure out 1 tablespoon of Bicarb into a cup (or something you can use in the shower) and then pour in about 1/3 of boiling water, stir it until most of the Bicarb has dissolved and then fill up the rest of the cup (no more than an actual cup measurement of water) until it’s lukewarm. Apply to hair in the shower and rinse. Condition as usual. It works so well!
  3. But now that I’ve been off shampoo for a while, I’ve slowly been substituting shampoo for the Bicarb, but I only use a small amount. There is absolutely no need to shampoo twice! 🙂 this is the shampoo I use, its got all healthy organic type ingredients and is only a coupe of dollars!
  4. And I wash my hair generally a couple of times per week, you don’t have to wash your hair every day to keep it clean 😉
  5. I also only use a wide tooth comb or my bamboo brush to get the knots out in the shower 😉 . After I’ve washed my hair, I usually apply some argan oil to the bottom half of my hair, this helps the ends to stay hydrated 😉
  6. I try to let my hair air-dry when possible, only scrunch or squeeze drying the excess moister from my hair with a towel. Never rub a towel up and down your wet hair, this cause a lot of damage. But if I need to go out, and my hair is still wet, I’ll use my blow-dryer on low until at least the top half of my hair is almost dry.

 

Emma’s routine:

Emily’s routine:

Hello there all you lovely readers!  So, as a first little post for you all, I’ve gotten together this little intro on what I do to my hair to keep it healthy and voluminous!  😉  So, here we go!

1.  First, I wash my hair every other night.  And, what I use to wash my hair is…

2.  Shampoo-wise: Head and Shoulders dandruff-free shampoo.  I kid you not, this shampoo does wonders!  I love it, and always will!  Now, I know lots of you don’t have the problems that I do with dandruff, but for those of you who do: I totally recommend checking this stuff out!  It’s one of the cheapest dandruff-free shampoos out there (which is awesome!), and it can be found at most stores.  Plus, it really does help, I promise!  Totally worth it!

3.  Conditioner-wise: Clear (brand).  One of my all-time favorites for conditioner!  Now, I don’t know about y’all, but I don’t actually need dandruff-free conditioner as well.  So, when it comes to hair conditioner, for me, it doesn’t take very much to find any of them good enough.  But, this brand has become one of my favorites to use.  I came to realize that my scalp was not taking most conditioners and shampoos very well.  I have a fairly sensitive scalp, and so I have to be careful of which hair products I use.  So, after trying many of those out there, I came to realize that the “Clear” brand helped the best!  (And, as a side note: the best one for me was the one made of Cactus Extract.)

4.  Last of all, to keep my hair nice and healthy, I try to get semi-frequent hair trims(in other words, ever couple of months).  To be completely honest, it’s been awhile since my last one, and I am in desperate need for another.  😉  So, I have been a tad neglectful on that part.  But, that should change soon, and I should have my hair trimmed within the month!

And, that’s about it!  I hope I didn’t bore you all too much, and I hope that you may find these little ways simple enough to give it a go.  😉