When it comes to my hair I have for the most part always been pretty low maintenance. In fact the less “done” the better. Hello messy bun! Aside from my early high school years love affair with Aqua Net (yes, I was one of those!) hair care products have pretty much been a minimal in my stash.
Unfortunately over the years the texture of my hair has evolved into a big frizzy, weird curly mess. #momlife And the days of no product had to come to an end. Today I’m sharing the products and techniques that have helped me maintain a frizz-less mane.
MY MUST HAVE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS:
This is basically the nutrients and conditioning tool for healthy and smooth looking hair.
After I wash my hair I rub about 9 squirts of product in my hand and simply run my hands throughout my hair while wet. I refrain from applying any near the crown of my head to avoid an oily appearance near the roots. I then brush through my hair for an even distribution. Note: I have a lot of hair so adjusting the number of squirts will be based on the amount of hair you have.
I used to use this product a few years back for easing my frizz and was quite pleased with the results. However my hair stylist has since guided me towards the Redken Frizz Dismissal. And since he is the.hairboss and all, I willing obliged. I must say I am so glad I did. I have noticed a significant decrease in frizz with and without a blow dry.
I use the same method explained above by applying about 5 squirts of product throughout my hair while wet.
I cannot express enough how this hair dryer has been life changing for me! My drying sessions went from 45 long awful minutes to only 10 minutes once I started using this thing!! Who has time to dry their hair for 45 minutes?? I know I didn’t! Which meant prior to owning this dryer it never got blow dried! The only regret I have is not getting it sooner. LIFE CHANGING!
This brush has been wonderful. I don’t experience my hair getting caught in those annoying little ball tips anymore. And the bristles just seem to run so smoothly through my hair. Highly recommend.
Wash Less Frequent
It’s no surprise that too much product can be harmful to our hair. And that includes shampooing as well. To avoid stripping away healthy oils, I try to limit washing my hair to only 1-2 times a week.
While some swear daily washes are an absolute must to prevent a greasy mess. It’s actually the excessive washing that is creating the excessive oily mess. In doing so, it triggers the body to go into over drive to replenish healthy oils that we keep stripping away with each shampoo. I have found if you can withstand skipping a wash day or two (pick a lazy weekend at home) you can gradually train your hair to require fewer washes in the long run.
Cold Water Rinse
I recently read in a blog (wish I remembered who’s so I could give props :\) that after washing and conditioning your hair it is best to do a final rinse with cold water. I know….I was like “wait what?”. Basically cold water causes the cuticles to close which then seals all moistures in. Whereas hot water relaxes the cuticles causing the added moisture and conditioner to just roll right off.
So I decided to brave the suggested cold water technique. And surprisingly I noticed a significant difference in moisture concentration immediately after rinsing with cold water. The water absorbed was so concentrated it was actually kind of a challenge to wring the water out of my hair.
I don’t always brave the cold water technique (because IT IS FREEZING!). But when I do, I really do have smoother results after my blow dry.
A few years back I read that using a towel to dry your hair contributes to frizz. SO since I struggled with frizz already I definitely didn’t want to add to it. In that article it explained that using a t-shirt (versus a towel) absorbs only excess moisture while leaving the necessary moisture to prevent drying out and frizz. The article also explained that it is best to gently squeeze and pat the hair versus an aggressive movement up and down. I am no science friction whiz, but that makes since to me!
This t-shirt is my husband and I’s favorite everyday t-shirt. They are extremely soft and hold their shape nicely. Highly recommend for those classic basic t-shirt needs. Since it holds its shape and affordable I keep one designated for my hair drying needs as well.
Well hopefully these products and techniques will be helpful to anyone seeking some assistance in similar areas.
What hair care products can you not live without and why?