Many people have asked about my hair routine, so I decided to share a simple guide to maintaining my hair. I’m not brand-loyal in choosing hair products. One rule I stick to is using products which are free of harsh chemicals. You can hardly escape from them in these days, but you could still try. However, here’s my hair routine, which doesn’t take long, doesn’t require loads of products and equipment, and is quite easy to follow:
1. Wash my hair with a shampoo, and then apply conditioner. Recently, I came across a really good Italian product called InSight. It’s a lovely choice I’d recommend since it’s free of parabens, silicones, SLS, mineral oils, and colorants. I’m using their daily care product. It’s really energizing, light and well-priced. Both the shampoo and the conditioner cost around $17/£11. That’s pretty good comparing to the amount of product you get.
2. Use a towel to help dry my hair – but just a little bit (as in the first photo). Using a towel to dry your hair too much can be really damaging.
3. Brush my hair – I don’t brush my hair while washing it. Rather, I do it before I use the hairdryer. This eases the process of blowdrying. However, experts may say it’s recommended to use a comb instead, but my hair is relatively thick, and I feel better using a quality brush. The one I rely on is Echte Holzstifte (similar one).
4. Pre-styling blow dry – Basically, I use the hairdryer to speed up the drying process. To add volume, you could bend your head downwards and do it that way.
5. Apply nourishing oil at the tips – The one I’m currently using is L’oreal Professional’s Mythic Oil. Smells really good and is appropriate for all hair types.
6. The blow-dry – To make styling easier and quicker, I separate my hair into sections, using a hair clip. I do the blow-dry with the help of Macadamia Oil Boar Round Brush. It is specially designed for heat styling, and has a ceramic base for excellent heat distribution. The Boar Bristles leave the hair smoother and shinier.
Voalá! Ready to go!
P.S.: For better results you may want to use a hairdryer that has a power capacity of at least 2200W like this one.
What is your hair routine? Do you have any tips to share?