Hair is not usually something I talk about on my blog, but that does not mean it's not something I don't care about. I have long, very dark, medium thick wavy-curly hair. The more humid it is, the more curly it becomes, I find. 90% of the time, I let my hair air-dry. I like the way my hair dries, it saves me time in the mornings, and it keeps me from using heat on my hair. Here are my favorite hair care and styling products:
I don't usually invest in hair masks because Coconut Oil is gets the job done for me. If I notice my hair becoming dry and difficult to work with, I will lather my hair in coconut oil and sleep with it in a braid. This will add immediate moisture and shine to my hair, plus it is all natural. I find it a lot easier to work with than using Olive Oil. One thing you need to be careful about is making sure you get all the oil out of your hair in the shower. I use Baking Soda to help me with that, which I'll talk about now:
Baking soda has so many uses that people usually do not know about. Incorporating it into your haircare is one of those uses. You can add a little bit of baking soda into your shampoo (I usually do 1 part baking soda, 2 parts shampoo) and mix it up. This creates a clarifying shampoo that helps get excess product out of your hair. I'll definitely use this mixture when I have done a coconut oil hair mask the night before. Not only does this clarify, but it leaves your hair so soft and shiny. That was something that definitely surprised me, but I am so glad I found that trick.
L'Oreal Sleek It Frizz Vanisher Cream
I don't change up my hair products too often, but this is a fairly new find of mine. I ran out of my regular argon oil so I needed something quick and inexpensive to use until I got more argon oil. I can tell you this, I probably won't be going back to argon oil anytime soon. I didn't have high hopes for this product, but it proved me wrong! Even in the most humid weather, this product keeps me hair frizz free and soft. They recommend you blow-dry your hair with this product in, but it works just as well when you let it air-dry too. The cream is a little thick, so I like to use one pump and then dilute it with some water. I'll flip my hair over and evenly distribute it in my hair and once most of the product is gone, I'll run my fingers through the front and top part of my hair so it can get the smallest amount of product. Anymore and it will look greasy and heavy, but that goes for most hair products.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
I have probably tried about five or six dry shampoo products before the Batiste one, and I will never go back. The Batiste Dry Shampoo is the only dry shampoo that does not weight down my hair and make it feel gross and full of product. It adds tons of volume to second day hair and absorbs all the oil. I love the scent of the Cherry one, but I have also tried Blush and Refresh and those smell super good too. Dry shampoo is essential for my hair because it gets oily the next day after a wash and it isn't healthy to wash your hair everyday.
Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
This stuff smells just like the beach, like salty coconut. It smells so yummy and I love spraying this on my hair when the weather is dry or I want some extra wave and curl. This still doesn't make my hair feel sticky or crunchy like a day at the beach will do. It adds beautiful texture to my air-dried hair and some moisturize too for softness. I use this paired with the L'Oreal frizz vanisher cream or by itself. Either way it is amazing. And inexpensive!
What are your holy grail hair products?