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
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S
Hair & Scalp Treatment
Dec. 2, 2020
This brand is really great, I bought this one last December on Walmart it’s really good and I could see changes in my hair. The only thing I didn’t like was it doesn’t bring too much product like maybe two weeks after using it, i had to buy another one. The smell is really good and I love it
How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair
My hair journey is something that means a lot to me. As a child I was always known to have hair so long it reached the middle of my back. Whether my hair was curly, straight, braided or in twists it generated a lot of talk. That’s why when I went natural and lost basically all the length that I somewhat had it was such a shocker. I was natural as a child before I began to get a relaxer at around 3rd grade. It was needed since my mom had just gotten over breast cancer for a second time and my long thick curls were too much for her to take care of. My hair still retained its length, even as I went into middle school but once I hit 9th grade I’d realized something. My length was gone. Now I will say SOOOO many hair mistakes were made when I began doing my own hair in high school. I put too much heat to it, I manipulated it too much, and I didn’t care about my strands enough. I honestly don’t know at what point I realized I wanted to go natural but at the end of my sophomore year I did. My mother who is a very traditional black woman when it comes to hair made it crystal clear there was no way in hell I was getting the big chop I wanted. Because of this I was forced to transition over. I vividly remember the first product I used as a natural being SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie this served a good purpose since my number one goal at the time was curl definition. I don’t mind that as much anymore because I have come to terms with the fact that my hair type is NOT loose curls. Since quarantine that goal has changed. My goal I’m March went from “how do I get my hair to curl” to “okay how do I retain length and keep my hair healthy” and I knew my answer. Braids. I’ll be the one to say I absolutely LOVE braids but I HATE getting them professionally done for so many reasons. The main one being when my scalp gets too dirty the braids gotta go. That is a problem when braids cost 100 and I’m over them in a month 🗿. This pushed me to doing my own braids minus the braiding hair. Every two-three weeks I take my braids out, condition my dry dirty hair, wash the conditioner out, wash my hair, deep condition, and prep my hair for braids. Sometimes I blow dry my hair before I braid it (because I want the length😗) and sometimes I just braid my coily hair as is. This has helped keep my hair healthy and grow it all quarantine. These are the products I’ve used: AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Leave-in Conditioner AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Growth Oil DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel ECOCO - Eco Style Professional Styling Gel Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil cantu - Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask Aunt Jackie's - Don't Shrink Elongating Curling Gel
My 4b/c routine + info on my hair journey
After a year and some change of being natural it’s taken a while to get my confidence up regarding it. There’s a lot of things they don’t tell you about first going natural. They don’t tell you that society’s acceptance and definition of curly hair is people who’s hair is 3a,b and c and the acceptance ends once it gets to coily hair. They also don’t tell you how HIGH MAINTENANCE caring for coily hair is 😭it’s honestly like caring for an entire person. The list about info that’s not discussed before deciding to go natural is probably 10 feet long, but with patience, love and lots of research, caring for natural hair can be really beneficial and can boost your confidence. My regular washday routine I have 4 key steps in my hair routine: preshampoo, shampoo, deep condition and style When I preshampoo I like to use DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hair Growth Oil and other type oils. Sometimes I may heat them up for better penetration of my strands but I usually like to apply these to my scalp and strands and massage it in really good. After my preshampoo I shampoo. This is when I use my shea moisture low porosity shampoo or a really neat hair mask that many of you have heard about which is the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay the shampoo is honestly a holy grail find for me because it tailors to cleaning my hair without adding unnecessary protein because low porosity hair can be really protein sensitive. The hair mask is also AMAZING when it comes to defining your curl pattern like ;-; it’s so great. When I shampoo I usually shampoo once rinse and then go back in shampoo again and rinse. Deep conditioning is essential for me. I love using different deep conditioners and hair masks to see how they impact my hair. So far my two favorites have been the Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask and the aussie - 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner these are my favorites because they have a really great price point (the Aussie one is like 3 bucks HELLOOOO), they smell delicious and they have made my hair really hydrated and soft when I have used them. I usually keep my hair mask in overnight and wash it out the next day. Finally my styling has become very different since quarantine has begun. Since we’ve been in quarantine and I no longer physically go to school I’ve had my hair braided down since my state first locked down in like March. There have been maybe three weeks total in the last 5 months where my hair has been out because it’s really simple and easy to take care of my hair. My mom usually braids my hair down and I keep my braids for two weeks (sometimes three/four) and after that I wash my hair and get her to braid it down again. I don’t use braiding hair in my braids because I feel like it’s not necessary and I don’t mind having little chin length braids 😭
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.
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
What’s Under The Pink Wig! 💆🏾♀️
I’ve been really on a healthy hair, skin, and nails journey and I think it’s time i share the products i’ve been using in my hair. For starters, For those who may be wondering i am 1000% au naturale. I had relaxed my hair for less than a year 5/6 years ago. I had dyed my hair Red last year and as you can see the color has grown up a lot ( i will not be re-dying, i like the overly grown out look). I do suffer from terribly dry scalp. I have medicated drops that i can put when my scalp when it’s flaring up & also a shampoo i use every month when washing my hair ( it’s very drying so i try not to use it every wash) I believe i have psoriasis in my scalp or something very similar to it so i really like to pay attention to my hair and oil and massage my scalp very often. As far as washing my hair goes I try to wash it every two weeks. when i’m washing my hair ( this is pertaining to the weeks in NOT using my medicated shampoo) I like to use #Curls - Creamy Curl Cleanser: sulfate free shampoo[products]#[FiveStars] then to deep condition i use Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask and i leave that in my hair (under a shower cap) and just let it penetrate through the hairs. To detangle my hair i use the #EZ Detangler Brush - EZ Detangler Brush[products]#[FiveStars] that moves with your hairs to stop pulling of the hair. Once i’m done washing my hair with a blow dryer but i like to start the hair on a cool setting then go in with the heat setting at the end. After i’m done drying and blown out i like to part my hair into four sections and braid them and also take the time to oil my scalp. i like yo use a mixture of #Sulfur8 - Anti-Dandruff & Medicated Conditioner[products]#[FiveStars] & Sunny Isle - The Original Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil to oil and moisture my scalp and i put the caster oil on my edges too!
Curls-Creamy Curl Cleanser
updated curly hair routine
hello everyone! i recently changed up my hair routine and i am loving the results ⬇️⬇️⬇️ For shampoo & conditioner i use these products they have great ingredients and for a good price & absolutely smell amazing Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner For Leave in conditioner i use tgin - Rose Water Leave-In Conditioner Comes with a good amount of product, lightweight and smells sooo good! I usually rake this product through with my hands or a brush to evenly distribute the product For gel i use Miss Jessie's - Jelly Soft Curls Love this product so much it really helps my curls and doesn’t leave a nasty crunchy feeling at all!!! I use my diffuser after scrunching in this gel! Lastly ogx - Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist For a nice glow and keeps frizz down! Hope this helps ✨ let me know if you guys try any of these products! 🤍🤍🤍
Maui MOISTURE-Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner
MY HOLY GRAILS FOR COARSE HAIR
I still haven’t gotten around to getting my hair cut after lockdown, and as a result my normally straight and smooth hair is feeling pretty coarse, especially the ends. Here are some products that I’ve found help make my hair look and feel much better! Mise En Scene Perfect Repair Hair Serum This oil and silicone-based hair serum comes in a pump bottle that dispenses the perfect amount of serum for my hair. I usually apply 1 to 1 ½ pumps of hair serum, any more than that and it can weigh my hair down. It contains a mix of plant oils including: Argan, Camellia, Coconut, Apricot, Marula, Jojoba, and Olive Oil. My tip for this product is to apply it to slightly damp hair, then blow dry for maximum shine and smoothness. It has a floral smell (which I love) and a single bottle seems to last a really, really long time.I bought mine in Korea in January this year and I’m barely a quarter of the way through it now, so it will last me a while! L’Oreal Elvive/Elseve Extraordinary Oil Conditioner A good conditioner helps smooth coarse hair, too. This one also has a lot of plant oils to condition hair and make it smooth and silky. It also has a floral yet sweet scent that I love—I love nice-smelling hair care, okay?! I apply a pretty generous amount to my lengths and ends of hair (never roots, that’s how you get greasy flat roots). I’ve actually repurchased this many times before and I’ll continue to buy it (until I get bored of the scent, that is…) Both of these are affordable, drugstore picks that I’d happily recommend to anyone that’s looking for great hair care that smooths down coarse hair.
quench thirsty hair 💕
💕The eva·nyc - Therapy Session Hair Maskis a deep conditioning hair mask which promises to moisturize, repair and strengthen dry, damaged hair 💕ingredients in this mask Include keravis protein, buckthorn and Argan oil 💕i began running low on my Briogeo don’t despair, repair deep conditioner but my budget wasn’t allowing me to spend $36 to replace it 💕I saw the Eva nyc hair mask while browsing target ($14.49) and decided to give it a try especially since it has many positive reviews 💕so far I have only used it one time, as I still have some Briogeo left. Based on my first use, it did leave my hair feeling soft and allowed for easy detangling while in the shower. I may have to switch up what shampoo I pair it with though. 💕I will update in the future once I’ve used it a couple more times.
eva·nyc-Therapy Session Hair Mask
Basic Hair Tips (Part 2)!
Hi everyone, I hope that the first post has helped some of you in your hair care journey! Here are some more tips! DO NOT OVERCLEAN YOUR HAIR. This is another hard reality for many people that have curls or coils. Remember how I previously mentioned that the production of bubbles does not mean that your hair is cleaner & that it’s stripping away your natural oils? Well, you also have to be careful to not over wash your hair because TOO MUCH SHAMPOO in your hair, regardless of whether they have sulfates or not, is BAD & DRIES your hair, which, in turn, causes your scalp to produce UNHEALTHY OIL to compensate for the dryness, making it harder for the hair TO STAY HEALTHY WITHOUT ITS NATURAL OILS & TO RETAIN THE MUCH NEEDED MOISTURE. How often you should wash your hair is IMPORTANT & also varies according to HAIR TYPE, so please take the time to do more in-depth research about this. I wash my hair 2 times a week. There are ways to maintain your hair clean without having to wash it EVERYDAY, it is not necessary. That being said, this is probably one of the MOST IMPORTANT TIPS: MOISTURE IS A CURLS’ BEST FRIEND. Having curls automatically means that we tend to have DRYER hair than people with straight hair. It’s science. The shape of our follicles makes it harder for the sebaceous glands to successfully release sebum to lubricate our hair. The more quenchness your hair has, then the more dry it TENDS to be. That doesn’t take away the beauty, it just means that we have to work extra by adding more moisture and shine to our hair. Be aware that level of extra moisture needed VARIES according to hair type and that even though our hair is dryer. ADDING PURE OILS are NOT the solution, CONDITIONER/MOISTURE IS! USE A PRE-SHAMPOO! I can honestly say that adding this step has made it so much SIMPLER to detangle and cleanse my hair. This helps ease prepare the hair for the actual wash, and that has also helped me reduce the amount of shampoo that I use, which is a bonus. I’ll be posting a set of products that are great in the near future, so be on the lookout! Hope this helps!
My Favorite Products for Dry Hair 💦
I have thin hair that has been bleached blonde. It is super long and I struggle with breakage and dryness. I’ve found the following in the beauty community on Instagram and they’re amazing and now my go to products. ✨Honey-Infused Hair Oil by Gisou $87 for 3.4 fl oz or $46 for 1.7 fl oz This product can be used daily for as a pre-styler and finisher or added to a hair mask for extra hydration. It can also be used as an overnight treatment. Honey is the focus of this and it has minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants. It is a very hydrating product in skin and hair care so it’s perfect for my dryness. This product is gorgeous and they recently just launched at Sephora in the US. It is lightweight and smells incredible. This makes my hair look way better, feel softer and tames any flyaways. To use this, I take the dropper, fill it up to whatever it naturally pulls and rub my hands together with it before brushing it through damp hair or dry hair. I use this product daily in the mornings on slightly damp hair or dry hair. I tend to use it just once a day and pair it with their honey-infused hair perfume. ✨Number 5 by Olaplex This is the conditioner by Olaplex and I’ll use it every other day if not daily. This product repairs hair from the inside out with specialized technology. This product works on a molecular level to repair damaged bonds in the hair. It also increases the strength and restores elasticity and protects it from further breakage. They also have a great hair mask too! I find that nothing makes my hair feel healthier. It is thick and smells fruity in a light way. I adore this and want to try all of their products! ✨What are your favorite dry hair saviors? gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil OLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner #CheriePartner
gisou-Honey Infused Hair Oil
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