Hey ladies! Building a hair care routine takes time and I’m still very much finding new ways to maintain my frizz — a true struggle that I know many can relate with. For the majority of us, going to the salon for a hair treatment might not be an option for us. The stares, the awkward conversations, the constant nagging to cut your hair, and the cost leads to a very negative experience. I’ve had both positive and negative experiences, however, we can agree that they are not sustainable. It’s great to treat your hair once in a while but unfortunately, there isn’t a shortcut to fixing your hair problems — the key is consistency and finding what your hair needs. I’m still in search for what works for me but here’s what I’ve been trying lately.
Questions to ask yourself in finding your own hair routine that works best for you:
- What’s your hair type? (Curly, straight, frizzy, etc)
- What are your hair goals? (To restore my hair loss, tackle frizz, or get rid of scalp buildup)
I have very fine, curly and frizzy hair. My goal is to tame my frizz and hydrate my dry hair.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Next, find a shampoo and conditioner that caters to your hair needs. Here, I’m using Living Proof Frizz shampoo & conditioner. IT SMELLS AMAZING! It’s silicone and sulfate-free as well. Please don’t skip the conditioner! It makes a world of a difference. It will help to detangle and moisturize your hair.
Treat your hair with a hair mask once or twice a week! It will help to add that extra moisture and nourishment your hair needs. Here, I’m using the Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment – you only need to leave it in your hair for just 5 mins. Sometimes, I would leave it in for much longer – close to an hour.
Leave-In Conditioner & Hair Oil
Next step I like to do is to spray a leave-in conditioner and apply hair oil to lock/add more moisture while protecting your hair from damage. If you have frizzy hair like me, you wouldn’t want to skip this step.
Drying Your Hair
The best way to dry your hair is to air dry them. But for me, it tends to go crazy on me. Majority of the time, I let it go crazy but sometimes, in order to get sleep and tame my hair, I resort to using a hair dryer. A quick tip, if you do use a hairdryer very often, use a heat protector to prevent it from damage. I use the Dyson firm smoothing brush for frizzy or textured hair. It has the cool air function to minimise the use of heat on my hair. It works wonders for me.
There you go! I hope there’s something you found useful here. There are so many products/methods I’ve yet to try and I can’t wait to explore it with you! I’m no hair care guru, so if you’ve found something that works for you, share it with us!