My hair tends to be the first thing that people notice about me, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering I am a professional hair stylist. But, as much as I would love to claim that it’s all due to good genetics, a little bit of work goes into achieving my daily look. But, don’t worry, my routine is a lot simpler than you probably think.
Before we jump into it, let me give you a little background on my hair. I have a fine to medium texture, which means each individual hair is very thin and prone to breakage (yay). But, I have a high density, which means that I have a boatload of these little hairs. My hair is on the wavy side, meaning that it is naturally on the dry side, AND I’ve been coloring/ highlighting it for years so it is DEFINITELY dry (and over processed).
Kenra Clarifying Shampoo
First things first, a clean scalp is a happy scalp. I tend to only wash my hair once or twice a week (due to the fact that it doesn’t get oily, and I don’t want to be using heat to blow dry every day) So, I need to remove all oil, product buildup, dead skin, dirt ect… This shampoo is still color safe for my read hair, smells like grapefruit, and removes all dull deposits leaving me with squeaky clean, shiny hair.
Obliphica Deep Conditioning mask
Since I don’t wash my hair too often, and it is super dry. I use this deep conditioner in place of a normal conditioner. It has the Obliphica seaberry oil in it which has been used to treat burns, so it will help with heat damage and overprocessing. It also has 14 vitamins which help restore hair strength and vibrancy. I use a wide tooth comb to disperse this evenly and rinse at the very end of my shower with cool water.
Moroccan Oil Light Treatment
Since I need to moisturize my hair a lot, I need to have a leave- in treatment. I have always been a huge fan of Moroccan oil products, and this oil treatment does the job without weighing my hair down. I only use about one pump and comb it through the midshaft to ends.
Living Proof Split End Mender
No matter how often I cut my hair, I still end up in split end city. This cream is the only one on the market (that I know of) that can actually temporarily seal split ends. So basically, it’s a life saver.
Blow Dry Spray
A heat protectant is ALWAYS important, so I make sure to spray on a blow dry spray before I blow dry my hair. These sprays also speed up the drying time, and when you have a lot of hair, anything helps!
This one is kind of self-explanatory. My hair tends to fall flat (due to the texture) so I add some volumizers to my roots to keep them big and voluminous.
This is the best when you have hair that gets tangly. It is able to brush through your hair to detangle it, without ripping through it and breaking the strands.
Paul Mitchell 1 inch wand (Not Pictured… because I forgot)
I part my hair in the middle and curl all of the sections away from my face, then use my fingers to brush through the curls, breaking them up, making loose waves.
Amika Heat defense serum
I use ANOTHER serum/ heat protectant to make my hair shiny and smooth while protecting it from heat. (it was also featured in my August Favorites)
Amika Dry Shampoo
As I said before, my hair tends to fall flat on me. So, I use a texture spray to add a little bit of grit to my hair so it stays.
Moroccan Oil Medium Hairspray
And last but not least, I use a medium hold hairspray to lock the style in but still keeping it touchable and “natural”
This could be the longest post I have ever written, but when you’re in the hair industry, hair routines are super important. I try so many different products, so this will probably change completely in the next few months, so let me know if you want to see an updated version in the future! Also, what is your favorite hair product? I want to try them all!