How To Detangle Hair Without Damaging It
I have fine medium length wavy hair. I have been really focusing on trying to grow it longer. The key to growing it longer is keeping it from getting damaged. My hair tangles very easily after washing it and when I sleep on it. With trial and error with all types of products and tools, I discovered my go steps to less damage and detangling the right way. I purchased the Wet brush that is meant for detangling hair. I never realized that brushing my hair with the incorrect brush when my hair is wet or dry can really do damage over time. This brush was really life changing for my hair. I use it on my wet hair once I am out of the shower or even sometimes in the shower after conditioning. The bristles are really soft and when you use it, it doesn’t pull at your hair at all. I start from the bottom of my hair and work my way up. I have noticed I was losing a lot less hair when I started using this. It is worth trying to prevent further damage in the future. I will not go without it. There is also a product I will use while brushing my hair wet that helps with any knots. It is the Dry Bar Prep Rally, Prime and prep detangler. This product has definitely been a game changer with my hair. Not only does it help with any tangles, it also is heat protectant. So, when you use any hot tools, blow dryer, straightener, or curling iron it will help protect your hair from any damage. I will apply only when my hair is wet all over. This is something I will not go without after washing my hair. I lose less hair and after blowing drying it leaves it soft and smooth and smelling amazing.
How to detangle hair without damage it
How to blow-dry your hair
Heat protectants for hair
Oct. 26, 2020
life changing hair products!
hi everyone! to preface this post, i have been seriously struggling with my hair for a very long time. as you can see in the photo to the top right, i have awful scalp psoriasis and sudden hair loss/thinning that makes my hair absolutely unbearable. i have had to get used to being in so much pain and discomfort at all times, and finally within the last few months, i have begun the pursuit toward more manageable hair. it is clear from the lack of dandruff or scabbing AND subtle hair regrowth shown in the bottom right photo that i have made an amazing amount of progress. while it’s not perfect, i can include my current hair care routine down below so hopefully someone else can get the same relief! the night before a shower, i will usually apply either the #Lush Cosmetics - H’suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment[products]#[FourStars] which makes my hair SO SOFT or i wet my hair and apply OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector which feels very reparative even though i don’t have awful damage. regardless on which i am using that night, i will cover my hair with a durag and don’t rinse out until my shower in the morning. when in the shower, i first use my #Lush Cosmetics - Soak and Float Shampoo Bar[products]#[FiveStars] which is the one of the only shampoos i’ve found that actually somewhat helps my dandruff and it’s NATURAL. not to mention the bar legitimately lasts forever. after lathering and rinsing with my scalp massager, i then apply Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo and lather and rinse the same way. i then apply my #Lush Cosmetics - Veganese Conditioner[products]#[FourStars] which i leave in for as long as possible or until i’m done doing everything else in the shower. after getting out of the shower i apply Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Cream and Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray which feel, smell and make my hair absolutely amazing. i then blow dry my hair upside down and wait until it’s almost entirely dry before brushing with my Wet brush - Original Detangler . lastly, at the end of each night i apply The Ordinary - Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density focussing around my hairline and spray a bit of an oil mixture that a friend created for me. i then massage my scalp with the scalp massager and every once and a while i’ll apply caster oil focusing on my ends. i know i completely went overboard and this is way more products than any one person needs but i have found my hair has completely transformed within the last few months and it feels amazing! ps. if anyone has any recommendations that help with faster growth please let me know! with all of this progress it has made me realize how slowly my hair is growing (like literally an inch or two in over two years). thank you so much!! 🤍
Hair Care Essentials!
Hi Everyone! So I wanted to make a post on my hair care routine on the days that I do wash my hair because it has helped my hair so much as opposed to my old routine which was the customized shampoo and conditioner that either dried out my hair or my scalp or both. This is such an important time of the year to make sure our hair gets all the right care it needs because the air is so dry. So... let’s begin! First, before I get into the shower I use my Wet brush - Original Detangler to get out all the loose hairs so I don’t have as much of an issue in the shower. Next, in the shower I rinse my hair with just water and then start my shampoo process. I use a few finger globs of the Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo and rub it in with my fingers first. Then before I rinse it out I use the Briogeo - Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager to better massage it in my hair. I love it because it really gets the shampoo into my scalp and the shampoo foams so nicely and feels wonderful in my hair. After the shampoo and massager, I rinse it out and next I use the Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner which is great with everything combined but the one downside is it doesn’t feel like it’s actually conditioning my hair. You really have to brush it with a comb in the shower in order to spread it all through your hair. But hey, it does the job. Rub that in for about a minute and rinse out. When I get out of the shower, I use (second picture) this microfiber hair towel to soak up all the water fast. I couldn’t find it as a product on this site but I got it on amazon for cheap and it does wonders to the drying process of my hair. I would say it’s just as good as the fancier hair towels. Once my hair gets a little dryer but still damp, I part my hair so my scalp is shower in the areas I get dandruff the most and add a few drops of the Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum right onto the skin and massage it in with my fingers. Next I spray the dpHUE - Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-in Hair Therapy onto my hair generously and brush it through again with my wet brush. After that’s all said and done, I put my hair into a braid and let it air dry. Right now it’s in the process of drying but later I will add the final look to the post. I’m very excited about this new hair care routine and I think it’s doing wonders to my hair and scalp! ✨
COMBINATION HAIR CARE ROUTINE 💆🏽♀️
Combination hair; it’s so little talked about but many of us are dealing with it! What is it: Combination hair is usually when an individual has an oily scalp with dry ends. This translates to the oils from the scalp are having trouble working their way down to the ends. Who is more prone to have this hair type: -curly hair -frizzy hair -long hair How I care for it: -It’s important to realize you are essentially trying to treat 2 different hair types at once. (Ex: Using hair products for dry hair will not help the oiliness.) -SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER : instead of using the same shampoo and conditioners. Buy a clarifying shampoo specified for oily hair and a moisturizing conditioner for dry ends. I shampoo and condition 2x a week. -MASKING: it makes sense to use 2 different hair masks for the two different concerns. I mask 1x a week. For my scalp I use a clarifying mask in the shower and for my ends, I apply a moisturizing repair mask to damp hair. -CARE TIPS: * use a detangler spray on your hair before brushing out. It will help cause less damage. * Use a boar bristle brush daily to help spread the natural scalp oils down the skin. * Use a wide tooth comb in the shower after conditioning. * On those days where your scalp is looking a little greasy, opt for a dry shampoo. * On those days you want more shine to your ends, use a hair oil. Just make sure not to apply to the scalp! I have been sticking to this routine for about a month and I have noticed less knots and tangles, shinier ends and a more manageable oily scalp. Products used: Shampoo:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Restore & Reclaim Shampoo Conditioner:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Repair & Protect Conditioner ( this product smells so so good! Clarifying mask:RAW SUGAR - Pure Scalp Treatment Moisturizing mask:Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask De-tangler: drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler Dry shampoo:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Clean Freak Tinted Dry Shampoo-Light to Dark Brown I’m am pretty new to caring for combo hair so if you have any tips, please share 🥰
The Best & The Blah - Hair Products @ Sephora
My hair is long, fine, and blonde naturally but has also been bleached and colour treated for years. So with it being fine, that means it’s extra delicate and I have to make a special effort to take good care of it in order to prevent breakage/damage. I do a lot of shopping at Sephora (more than I’d like to admit) and have tried my fair share of brands and products when it comes to hair care. While I will say that most of my hair care favourites are NOT from Sephora (they’re from the salon), I’m here to showcase some of my faves products and some that are just meh...here we go! 1. BLAHBriogeo - Apple Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack ($35/bottle CAN) - I like the light scent and I feel it does a decent job overall, but it’s not my favourite and I don’t feel it’s worth the price because it’s very basic. 2. BESTOUAI - OUAI Leave-In Conditioner (Full Size $34 CAN, this is a deluxe sample) - I use a leave-in every single time I wash my hair because my hair is long and fine and gets tangled so easily, so leave-in helps to combat that. I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this! 3. BLAHOUAI - Detox Shampoo ($39 CAN) - I find that this does cleanse my hair decently well but definitely doesn’t deep cleanse the way some other detox/clarifying shampoos I’ve used have. I was hoping it would be a bit more clarifying than it is, but I’m also glad it’s not super harsh or stripping. 4. BLAHdrybar - Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist (Full Size $36 CAN, this is a sample) - this is a basic heat protectant and you can definitely find something just as good, if not better, for much cheaper. Overall, would not recommend this one and it’s very strongly scented. 5. BLAH drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler ($32 CAN) - this one is definitely meh...I’m not entirely sure it does anything at all. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t provide any hydration, it might be better suited for hair that gets greasy easily🤷🏼♀️ 6. BLAHVERB - Sea Texture Spray (Full Size $20 CAN, this was in a set) - honestly, I don’t really love very many aerosol texture sprays. I find that they don’t really do much for my hair, but I keep trying them because I really want to find a good one😆 7. BEST VERB - VERB Dry Shampoo ($20 CAN) - this stuff is BOMB! I got it in a set and have been loving it. I love that it’s not aerosol and it does an amazing job at absorbing oil and giving the hair volume and texture. Highly recommend! 8. BESTVERB - Ghost Oil ($20 CAN) - I cant believe I waited so long to try this! It’s lightweight but hydrating and is great at combating static and frizz - it doesn’t make my hair feel greasy or weighed down at all! #CheriePartner
✨DAMAGE FREE BLOWOUT W ONE PRODUCT✨
Do you always blow out your curly or wavy hair? I do 🙋🏼♀️. I like to describe my hair as wavy. Not cute wavy but frizzy, cotton ball-texture wavy. Here is my quick fire way to blow dry your hair smooth and get it to last using ONLY ONE PRODUCT! Woo hoo! ✨THE PRODUCT✨ Aveda’s Smooth Infusion glossing straightener! You can get away with using only this because it helps straighten the hair, adds shine and protects the hair from heat damage/humidity using organic aloe, maize and guar bean. The consistency is somewhere between a gel and cream. It has an earthy, natural signature Aveda scent (think citrusy, floral) and retails for $26. ✨HOW I USE IT✨ I start with towel dried hair and put a *dime* size amount of the glossing straightener in my hand and work through my mids and ends. Make sure to evenly disperse this product throughout hair with your fingers, it is a little bit thicker. Also a little bit goes a long way, you can use too much so be careful and stick to the dime size! Rough dry your hair using fingers until hair is 60-70% dry making sure the airflow from your blow dryer is going down the hair shaft. No need for a brush yet! Section your hair using duck bill clips into 3 sections. Crown area, middle, and nape area. Use medium size round brush to smooth out hair section by section. Make sure you have tension while using the round brush, the tension will be what really helps to smooth out the hair. Make sure hair is 100% dry in each section before moving to the next Use a flat iron to touch anything up and you are done!
caring for straight(ish) hair
Today I want to talk about how I’ve learned to care for my hair, which isn’t stick straight but usually isn’t *super* wavy either. It can also get pretty oily in the summer; I have oily skin on my face, and the two typically go together. First, I tend to wash my hair every day. I know some people are very against this, but it’s what works for me! Since my hair is pretty straight and thin, it tends to get weighed down with product and I hate the feeling of sleeping on it. So I wash it every night. When my hair is wet, I comb out any tangles with a wide-toothed comb. I’ve found this results in way less breakage than if I comb or brush my hair when it’s dry. I use a wooden comb that was a gift, so I’m unsure of what brand it is, but there are lots of great wide-toothed combs out there. I rarely blow dry my hair. I used to blow dry it every day in high school so it would be stick straight, but thankfully that’s not the look anymore 🙃 It’s straight enough without subjecting it to unnecessary heat every day, and heat also makes hair brittle and more prone to breakage unless you use proper heat protectant products. If I do blow dry my hair, I use amika: - Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray to protect from heat and add extra volume and shine. I’ve reviewed this before, but just to recap: I love it! A little goes a long way to add just the right amount of volume to my hair. I’ll be honest: I haven’t been styling my hair much at all since I’ve been working from home since March 😬 Most days it’s just a scrunchie ponytail for me. I’ll occasionally add some Batiste - Batiste Dry Shampoo or SACHAJUAN - Dark Volume Powder to add some volume to my roots—both of these are great for making my roots look lifted, and I’m recommend them to anyone with straight hair in need of a little volume and texture.
Batiste-Batiste Dry Shampoo
How to tame your FRIZZY hair
I have very thick, coarse, color-treated hair that usually takes me 20 minutes to dry and probably 40 min in total plus styling which is why I don't do it often. A common fear among those of us who use dryers, flat irons, and curling wands on a regular basis. I wash my hair 3 times a week. In shower tips: - Use cold/warm water ( hot water makes it hard to retain moisture and need to frizz) - Always condition - Use the SET (Shampoo and conditioner comes in a set that often more effective the way they are sold) Out of shower tips: - Let your hair 40% hair dry before blow-drying it. it helps to keep it smooth while minimizing heating damage. - Avoid shake or rub your hair too much - Get a haircut and trim every 6 weeks (reduce split ends which is also a major cause of frizz) Luckily, I discovered the best blow dryers for thick hair, the perfect tools for quickly and easily getting all those tresses dry and frizz-free, whether I want to wear my hair wavy, curled, or straight. particularly if you have a trickier hair type to work with. CONAIR - InfinitiPro by Frizz Free Hot Air Brush This little fancy device that im using is a blow dryer. It is like a curler, blow dryer dual machine. I like it a lot more than just a regular curler because I feel like it comes out a little bit natural. Basically what i did is to curl my hair away from my face. I just put the blow-dryer underneath my hair, wrap around it, and pull down. Finish up with this fancy wave. And you are styling while blow drying. It saves your time and energy for sure. You can still get a hairstyle in a rush morning. You dont have to be a pro to style your hair. And the result you are getting is natural big waves. Plus it reduces the heat damage from regular curler.
CONAIR-InfinitiPro by Frizz Free Hot Air Brush
How to Save Time Styling Your Hair 💜
I’ve been saving a heck of a lot of time since Amika gifted me their Hair Blow Dryer Brush! I went from spending up to an hour in my bathroom using a flat iron, damaging my hair, to walking out the door with a shiny, soft, bouncy, healthy looking blow out in less than 15 minutes! I have medium textured hair; not too thick and not overly fine. My hair is also naturally curly. This brush works best on towel dried hair, or air dried / blow dried hair for those with thicker and/or longer hair. I personally let my hair air dry to minimize heat damage & use Amika’s Blockade heat protectant serum prior to using the brush. I have found that the brush gives the best results when I part my hair & work in sections, rather than brushing my hair through when it is all down. The brush itself consists of both long & short bristles to detangle, smooth & prevent hair breakage. To maximize the results & keep my hair as smooth & shiny as possible, I also use Amika’s Shield anti-humidity spray. 💜 amika: - Hair Blow Dryer Brush
amika:-Hair Blow Dryer Brush
Flat iron Do’s & Dont’s
"No heat protection " This is a common mistake that most people make when blow drying their hair. You can choose to apply a serum or a cream heat protector before drying on your damp hair or use an aerosol spray that you can spray on each section before you heat it with a flat iron or curl it. KÉRASTASE - Nutritive Nectar Thermique Conditioner This is my favorite heat protector cream this year. Kerastase has the best hair products for repair 👍 Since blow dryers have heat, and damp hair is more fragile than dry hair. If your hair is really fragile or breaking, it's the heat that brings the damage. Using heat protection will keep your hair in the best condition possible given the fact that you are using heat tools. This is also when most damage comes from. “Do not go up & down multiple times” When heating the hair with flat iron, try not go up and down. Correct way is to slowly moving from the scalp to the root. It makes all the follicles point the same direction. This also create the sleek finish and add extra shine if you do it correctly. Dos Comb your hair One thing you should notice is that the iron seals whatever goes into the hair. By this, it means that, if there are a lot of crinkles in a section of your hair and you go straight to straightening. What you did is to seal the whole section including all the crinkles into the hair. It is always recommended to avoid using a comb first. Section your hair I like to iron with small sections about 1 inch wide. Sectioning shift to diagonal section, keep portions nice and small, working on diagonal, easy to get the texture we want. give a light mist, once it gets dry, we can go ahead and apply the heat. One thing to notice here is that when we work on the diagonal, after the hair falls, it still has a little bit movement to it. So it doesnt get flat. What we did is that we keep the iron on the diagonal and this would leave with a much nicer result.
KÉRASTASE-Nutritive Nectar Thermique Conditioner
Sleek+Straight; Best Styles for Oval Face Shape
My face shape has always been a cross between oval & round; I have found that one of the most flattering styles for my shape is sleek and straight. Here’s the steps I take to achieve shiny, sleek, healthy looking hair that frames my face and helps to slim down the roundness👇🏻 My hair is naturally straight and is fine in texture. While my natural colour is blonde, it is also colour-treated (bleached) throughout. 1️⃣ I started with day-old, air-dried hair; first I sprayed in the eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer to protect my strands from the heat of my flat iron and prime it for styling. This spray is a very fine mist and works great to prep the hair for heat styling (my only con is that it’s very strongly perfume scented). 2️⃣ Next I ran my eva·nyc - Spectrum Far-Infrared Styling Iron through my hair, concentrating on the hair around my face to make sure it was evenly sleek and not frizzy. Personally, I only flat iron my hair from just above my ears down because I find if I flat iron the roots it leaves my hair too flat and without any volume. 3️⃣ Last, I misted on some of my KEVIN.MURPHY - Shimmer Me Blonde which is a shine-enhancing spray made for blondes, with violet-hued reflects to tone out brassiness (they have one for brunettes/redheads too!). I love this stuff, it feels nourishing but light and makes my hair shiny without being greasy. Honestly, it’s a super simple look but I always feel a little bit glam when I go for sleek + straight locks - it feels so timeless. Hope you enjoyed!!💁🏼♀️🤍
eva·nyc-Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
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