Monday, December 20, 2010

My Affordable Hair Care Routine

Last week I was window shopping on my lunch break and a sales woman asked me what shampoo and conditioner I use to keep my hair so healthy (her words, not mine). She was very surprised when I told her what it is I use, so it got me to thinking I should probably do a post on my hair care routine.

I've tried $2 shampoos to $40 shampoos, but I never once felt like I got my money's worth for anything super pricey. Every once in a while some extravagant hair care product will entice me, I'll splurge and then inevitably be disappointed I wasted my money.

Obviously everyone has different hair types and you have to find what works best for you, but this is what works for my hair type. My hair is really long, thick, wavy, fine and as mentioned in a previous post, it gets oily very easily.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of me and my BEEF (Best Ever Ever Friend) Patty, and it just so happens it's a good shot where you can see my hair:

So without further adieu, here are the products I use to straighten my hair in this order:

1. Dove Intensive Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner -
I have A LOT of hair, so I always buy the 25 oz bottles because I go through this stuff like crazy. Wal-Mart has a 2 pack of the 25 oz size for $10 online. You can find Dove products at any drug store and they are always reasonably priced (and smell amazing).

2. "It's a Ten" Miracle Leave In - 4 oz. spray bottle
I dread brushing my wet hair after I shower because it is always a tangled mess, but this product makes brushing it manageable. I found it starting at around $12 on Amazon, but I buy this at the salon where I get my hair cut at for around $15 I believe. I saw this at Ulta this weekend, but I'm not sure on the price because it's only available in their stores and not listed online.

3. Biosilk Silk Therapy -
You can find Biosilk anywhere and a little goes a long way. It's great for heat protection and I've sworn by it since I was 16-years-old. A 12 oz bottle starts at about $25 on Amazon, which would be pricey if you were buying this once a month. A bottle will last me a year or more, so $25 is nothing.

4. Bio Lure Root Boost -
This may be no help because the only place I've seen this line is at my salon, but I Googled and found out Jose Eber makes the Bio Lure line. I love it, but I've never tried any other root boost product because this one has always worked perfect for me.

Anyone have a cheap root boost product they swear by?

*Some final tips:
A few other reasons I think my hair has remained in tact over the years is that I really try to avoid heat during the week for work. I have wavy hair, so whenever possible I'll wear it natural (with mousse) or in a messy bun for work to save on time and avoid any unnecessary damage.

Also, when I am going to blow dry and style my hair with heat, I always let it air dry until it is 80 to 90 percent dry so less heat is needed.
I'm clearly not a professional hair expert, this routine has just always worked for me. Good luck and happy hair styling!
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1 comment:

  1. What a fun post! I have to check those products out. Thanks, girl!!