It’s been over a year since I first posted my haircare routine and while some things are the same, many things have changed! Gone are the days of dousing my head in brown Listerine (yes, I seriously used to do that) and in are the days of lightly hydrating shampoos and high quality styling tools.
I’ve broken down my haircare routine in steps and I hope it helps any of you who were curious what I use! For reference, my hair is thick, wavy, and well hydrated and my scalp is sensitive.
WATER– You can be using the best products on the market but if you aren’t starting off with good water, then you’ll never see results! I use the T3 Showerhead Filter to remove chlorine and other minerals before they even touch my head. The spray settings on the showerhead are amazing and the stronger streams help wash out all my shampoo (definitely a problem for me when I shower elsewhere). If you are looking for a more economical option, Home Depot also sells great filters like THIS ONE by Sprite.
WASH– Finally a shampoo that I love! Nexxus Hydra-Light Shampoo smells like the ocean breeze (a funny description, but I don’t know how else to explain it!) and makes my hair super clean and soft. I oftentimes have trouble with shampoos making my hair feel “squeaky” and leaving a tacky residue, but this shampoo is fantastic.
CONDITION– This one isn’t pictured, but I tend to use conditioners that are geared more towards color treated hair as they’re generally gentler and more moisturizing. I love Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Conditioner because it doesn’t weigh down my hair and leaves it looking sleek and healthy!
TREAT– Dealing with hard water in San Francisco can be troublesome for hair and body care, so I always make sure to cleanse my hair every few washes to keep it looking fresh and bouncy. Hard water, if you’re not familiar with the term, is water that is full of certain minerals. These minerals make it difficult to wash off soaps and shampoos- if you have a “soap ring” in your bathtub, then bingo, you have hard water too! My shower filter helps a lot with toning down the water and making it kinder on my hair and skin, but the cleansing shampoo takes care of any potential mineral or product buildup that might still occur. I’ve used Kenra Clarifying Shampoo for quite a while now with great results. It smells like grapefruits and suds like crazy!
DRY– I’m still loving my T3 Featherweight Dryer! It dries my hair quickly and efficiently, without making my hair feel fried and frizzy. Sephora has a great package deal on a new model of the dryer and the showerhead HERE!
STYLE– The T3 Twirl 360 is new for me! As you can tell, I’m a big T3 fan, so when they asked me to try out their new curler I was all for it 🙂 It’s a clipped curling iron, but what’s amazing is that it has an auto-rotating barrel which does all the “curling work” for you! Once you clip your hair in the iron, it senses the movement of your hand (i.e. the flick of your wrist to begin curling your hair) and automatically starts rotating in the desired direction. This is made possible through the use of gyroscopic digital technology, which detects motion and orientation and ultimately rolls the barrel for perfect curls. Pretty cool if you ask me!
FRESHEN– My longtime favorite way to freshen up second day hair is to use Batiste Dry Shampoo in Wild. It takes care of any greasiness, adds serious volume, and smells like vanilla!
And there you have it- my updated haircare routine!
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NEXXUS HYDRA-LIGHT SHAMPOO || KENRA CLARIFYING SHAMPOO || JOICO K-PAK COLOR THERAPY CONDITIONER || T3 FEATHERWEIGHT DRYER || T3 TWIRL 360 C/O || T3 SHOWERHEAD FILTER…dryer/showerhead combo HERE || BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO