Anyone that knows me well can tell you I’m so picky when it comes to the products I use on my hair. I’ve experienced way too many hair horror stories that I’ve become so cautious about who I let color & cut my hair, the products I use, & how often I style it. Once I find something I like, it’s really hard for me to change products because my hair is sensitive & gets damaged easily.
A little background on my hair – I color it 2-3 times a year, but I never dye my roots. Dying your roots means more frequent upkeep, which in turn leads to more damaged hair. I usually get a balayage that starts in line with my eyebrows. Having a balayage is really easy because I can let it grow out & just use purple shampoo or toner to bring back the color. My hair is naturally pretty straight, so I only straighten it when I’m going out. I love curling my hair, but since mine is thick and long it doesn’t hold curls well & they usually fall out within an hour. I rarely change my hair products so you can trust me when I say that I love everything I’m about to share!
To start, I’ve been using Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner for over 2 years now & I abolsutely love it! It smells so good, like a minty lavender, & has made my hair so much stronger. My hair can dry out easily from styling & coloring, so these work really well to bring back some moisture & shine.
I absolutely love having blonde hair, but the upkeep can be super damaging so I use this purple shampoo. It does an amazing job of removing the brassy yellow colors & brings back the platinum blonde! I’ve used other purple shampoos that were super drying & made my hair feel like straw hay, but this doesn’t do that. My hair feels so soft after. It also has a pH of 4.5 which helps to minimize the damage done to your hair! Basically, any product that notes a lower pH level means it’s not as harsh on your hair cuticles.
I don’t always style my hair, but when I do I use CHI’s 44 Iron Guard. I spray this a couple times on both the top and bottom layers of my hair right before I apply any heat. I spray at least 6 inches away because if the hair is too wet & heat is applied it can actually be more damaging. I focus on the ends & lower half of my hair to avoid making the roots look greasy. I love this product because it also adds a really nice shine!
In terms of color treatment, this Lanza product works great. I love the name “Trauma Treatment” because it really does minimize the trauma your hair goes through post-dye. I started using this product because coloring my hair made it super frizzy & this helped to calm all those crazy hairs! I apply this to all my hair after every shower when my hair is still wet.
Leave-in shampoo & conditioner are relatively new products to my haircare routine, but now that I have them, I can’t stop using them! My hair stylist recommended Formula 18’s leave in conditioner & WOW. My hair gets tangled way too easily so this spray does an amazing job of detangling it after the shower. Whenever I don’t use this product I instantly notice a difference in how difficult it is to brush my hair. I use this conditioner spray after every wash & it’s probably my favorite product in this post!
Last but not least, my favorite dry shampoo! My mom actually got this as a sampler product in one of her Birchbox packages & gave it to me. I don’t use this product too often, but it works great & I don’t feel self concious about not washing my hair one extra day! The only down side to this product is that it leaves some dust if you spray too closely to your hair. This is an easy fix though because it just brushes out. I also really love that Klorane’s products are all natural!
I’ve linked all of the products below & most can be found at places like Ulta Beauty & Amazon!
Pureology Hydrating Shampoo
Pureology Hydrating Conditioner
Schwarzkopf Silver Shampoo Only
Schwarzkopf Silver Shampoo & Conditioner
Lanza Trauma Treatment
CHI Iron Guard
Klorane Dry Shampoo
Formula 18 Leave-In Conditioner
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