Saturday, March 13, 2010
Product Rave/Haircare Routine
So today I went on a target run with some of my friends, because well.. we REALLY love target! One of my friends needed a new leave in conditioner, so she asked me for advice which inspired this blog post. As you can see in the picture, I have very long, blonde (colored) hair. It can be difficult to manage, but with a few choice products I keep my hair silky smooth like it's never been touched by color or heat! (Sorry my hair was a bit tangly there, but can you see that shine! It still gets me!)
1) Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo ($23 for 8oz; $35 for 16oz at Sephora)
2) Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner ($23 for 8oz; $35 for 16oz at Sephora)
3) Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship Split End Protector Leave In Conditioner ($2.99 at Target)
4) CHI Silk Infusion ($20.99 for 6oz at Target)
5) Living Proof Full Thickening Cream ($14 for 1.8oz; $24 for 3.7oz at Sephora)
4) CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray ($12.99 for 8.5oz at Target)
1) I wash my hair (at most, every other day) with the Fekkai Rx shampoo. I used the conditioner before I tried the shampoo, but I LOVE both products! I noticed right away the difference it made in my hair, and my hair stays dry (and not oily!) much longer, which is wonderful for the days that I don't shampoo.
2) I condition my hair with the Fekkai Rx Conditioner. Again, I love this stuff. It is expensive, but soo worth it! I washed my hair yesterday afternoon, and it feels perfect - like I just washed it.
3) After showering, I lightly towel dry my hair then apply the Herbal Essence leave in conditioner (two pumps, because my hair is so long). I have used this for two years, by itself, and only added other products recently for heat protection. I LOVE THIS STUFF. Major bonus, it's only $2.99. I swear by it!
4) After the Herbal Essence, I put in a dime size amount of CHI Silk Infusion. I have used this alone and didn't like it very much, but with the other leave in conditioner I do notice a difference, and I also use it for extra heat protection. Even when just blow drying your hair you should always use heat protectant!
5) After combing my hair with a wide tooth comb, I apply a dime size amount of the Full Thickening Cream. This is a new product for me, but I'm hooked! My hair doesn't get too much volume, but it's also very heavy. But with the way my hair smells and feels after using this product, I don't mind one bit! This cream is specially made for before blow drying your hair so it does add extra head protection as well.
6) After I blowdry my hair, or on the second day after washing (but not always, actually quite rarely) I will straighten my hair. Before straightening I use yet another heat protectant. Irons are another form of and another application of heat, so it is a very good idea to use a heat protectant especially meant for hair irons!
I know that this sounds like a lot of expensive products and a lot of steps, but I wouldn't recommend them so highly if it weren't true! Since I've started this routine my hair has felt amazing, and it honestly doesn't even take very long.
Best of luck!