Today's post is a result of Nivedita's request and she asked me if I could post my hair care routine. Well here it is, but I'm telling you - it is so very boring!
Just quickly, I have long, straight, relatively thick hair that generally does what it is told and requires little effort and attention. As a result, I give it very little effort and attention. I have always wanted super curly hair but it takes so long to do and doesn't last. The photos to the left show my hair both naturally (straight) and having been curled. Only in the past couple of months have I noticed split ends being a bit of a problem but a quick trim would solve those issues.
So basically I wash and condition my hair every second day. I use whatever shampoo is in the shower at the time, which this week turned out to be a Sunsilk Expert Perfect Straight hair shampoo and an Organic Care Balance Conditioner. Basically the shampoo and conditioner that I use comes down to whatever was on special at the supermarket. I have no thoughts or opinions regarding these, because in my opinion all shampoos and conditioners work the same (though some do make my hair greasy).
When I condition my hair I brush it through using a wide toothed comb to make my life easier once having gotten out of the shower. My hair due to its length can get unbelievably knotty so I do everything that I can to avoid that.
Now here is where the big decisions come in. At the end of my shower I rinse my hair thoroughly in freezing cold water. It completely ruins my shower, gives me this crazy kind of brain freeze and leaves me shivering and cursing but it makes my hair super shiny. I always have to weigh up whether shiny hair is worth the trauma but usually it does win out.
If it is summer I just brush my hair and leave it to air dry, but in winter I blow dry it. I then chuck it up in a ponytail or plait, the only two hairstyles I ever wear (I am ridiculously boring).
The next day I don't bother washing or conditioning it, but I do put some kind of product through it . If I am having trouble with dry, split ends I'll put my Salon Confidential Repair Ends Mender through it. If it is a matter of frizzy, knotty hair then I'll put my Herbal Essences Dangerously straight leave in cream through it to calm it down a little.
Other products I use occasionally are the Girlz Only Dry Shampoo for when my hair needs a bit of a clean but I'm too lazy to do it properly, the PPS leave in moisture spray for when I want a change from my Repair Ends Mender and my Toni and Guy Casual Sea Salt spray for when I want to pretend that I have curly hair, even though the product doesn't work one bit on me.
So that really is the extent of my hair routine. I am absolutely shocking when it comes to different hairstyles - I literally wear a boring ponytail or plait every single day, and I never, ever, ever wear it down (because it just gets in the way!). There really is no point in me having such long hair because I just don't do anything with it!
Thank you so much for the post request Nivedita, I wish I could have made it more interesting for you!