I have a confession to make. I hate washing my hair. Don’t get me wrong, I do wash it. Quite frequently too, every 2-3 days or else I look like a grease ball. But I genuinely hate doing it. The time it takes and the fact that my hair is far from perfect means that I just can’t leave it to simply air dry. I try to stay away from a blow dryer, so velcro rollers are my hair’s best friends. Continue Reading
The autumn is finally here (autumn will always be my favourite) and even though it’s a glorious season of cosy knits and hot chocolate, many struggle with dry, matte and frizzy hair. It’s funny that my hair actually looked worse this summer than it did throughout last autumn/winter. It wasn’t even humid and my hair was getting frizzy for no reason.
That is why I was looking for products that could save me from that mess I had on my head. I found few products and solutions that really helped my hair.
First, I wanted a shampoo that would clean my hair well, especially that I have this annoying oily-on-top-dry-on-ends hair, but at the same time it wouldn’t make it even more dry and frizzy on the bottom part. After reading some rave reviews I decided to pick up Intelligent Nutrients PurePlenty Exfoliating Shampoo. It claims to exfoliate hair to remove buildup and thus making hair grow stronger. It also says that it helps with fine and thinning hair and I happen to have both.
I must say it does make my hair super shiny, cleans it very well, and at the same time my hair doesn’t feel dry anymore which is what I was looking for in a shampoo. It also helped with my itchy scalp. Now, I don’t know about the thinning part since you do need to start with a proper nutrition first if you want your hair to stop falling out like crazy, however, I do know that I really like this shampoo a lot and will definitely repurchase it. I just wish it was less expensive.
Another thing I got to help with my crazy hair was John Masters Organics Leave In Conditioning Mist. I don’t know if there is anything I don’t like from John Masters’ hair line. Ok, there is one thing, that dreadful, ultra-drying conditioner for coloured hair. I definitely do not recommend this one. But back to this lovely mist. It’s a very lightweight mist that contains 9 certified-organic botanical oils and extracts to nourish and hydrate hair without weighing it down, so perfect for those with fine, limp hair. I don’t recommend using it on its own if you have dry hair but it’s a fantastic leave-in treatment/heat protectant that helps to fight frizz and boosts shine. I use it after rinsing off my holy-grail John Masters Citrus Neroli Detangler, concentrating mostly on the middle part and ends. I’ve been using it for almost 2 months now and I can really see the difference when it comes to frizz and dryness.
The last two products are things I’ve already had but forgot completely about — Argan Oil (I use this one right now but there are cheaper options on amazon) and good old’ Apple Cider Vinegar.
I used to use Argan Oil regularly in the past but after I once ran out of it I decided not to repurchase and what a mistake that was. Argan Oil is the best oil for dry hair, especially dry ends. I use it as the last step in my hair care routine and it always makes such a difference, especially after a month or two of regular use.
What I also like to do, once a week, is Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. You can find recipes for different rinses on Pinterest. I usually prepare mine with 1 cup water and 1 1/2 tbsp Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. I apply it to my hair after conditioner, leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse off. It removes buildup and makes my hair super soft and shiny.
After 2 months of continuous use of above-mentioned products my hair looks and feels great. It’s shiny, soft and the frizz is definitely reduced.
Have you tried any of these products?