Hair Care

Hair care has always been something that is very important to me.

When I was in grade seven, I went for a hair cut at the end of the summer before starting grade eight. We had a pool at the time, and I had been doing a lot of swimming that summer, so my hair was in need of a little chlorination rescue.

When I got to the salon, I specifically told the hair dresser I only wanted a couple of inches off. My hair was fairly long at the time, probably down to the middle of my back, and I wanted to keep it that way.

Needless to say, the hair dresser completely and totally butchered my hair. I don’t mean she took off more than a couple of inches – she cut my hair right up to my shoulders.

She gave me a damn bob.

So, I have been extremely reluctant to go back to a hair salon ever since then, and I have not been for a haircut, nor a trim, in eight years. By no means am I suggesting that what I have chosen to do is the best thing for you hair, because it is not, and going for a trim every six months or so is definitely important. I personally have no desire to ever go back to a hair salon ever again after what happened when I was in grade seven, but I imagine I will probably have to go fairly soon, because my split ends are getting a little out of hand.

But, because I do not go for regular hair cuts, I have to take pretty good care of my hair. I use hot styling tools such as my straightening iron and my curling wand every day to style my hair, so reversing dryness and damage is my number one priority.

I have come across a line of her products, sold at the drugstore, that have truly done wonders for my hair. The brand is OGX, and they offer so many different types of shampoos and conditioners, I genuinely think it would be impossible to be unable to find a type that doesn’t suit your needs.

I have tried four different types of shampoos and conditioners they offer:

(1) Their Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo and conditioner

(2) Their Sea Mineral Moisture shampoo and conditioner

(3) Their Brazilian Keratin Therapy shampoo ad conditioner

(4) Their Coconut Water shampoo and conditioner

Out of the four varieties I have tried, I have to say, for me personally, that their Sea Mineral Moisture line is by far the best in terms of moisturizing and repairing damaged hair. My hair feels like literal silk after I use the products in the shower, and it stays feeling like silk for a couple of days.

I also highly recommend the OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil as a heat protectant. I spritz it all over my hair prior to either straightening or curling it, and it makes a huge difference in terms of shine and softness of my hair.

Two other leave-in products I have recently tried are both from Sephora, and I received both as free samples.

The first is the Bumble and Bumble Repair Blow Dry hair cream. According to its description on Sephora.com, “this hair treatment formula helps seal split ends and protects against heat, breakage, and UV damage to repair hair and keep styles looking healthy for up to three days. Fewer split ends means softer, smoother, healthier-looking styles.” It is a great product, but it is pretty pricing, costing $31.00 for a full size bottle.

The second is the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector. Available for $28.00 at Sephora, it is intended to provide up to one week of more shiny, vibrant, manageable hair overnight, with benefits that last through five shampoos.

I think it important to know that washing your hair every single day is damaging, considering frequent shampooing and conditioning actually strips your hair of its natural oils. If you can’t stand the thought of letting your hair go for a couple of days without washing, try using a dry shampoo (Living Proof also makes a great one). It is convenient, saves time and water, and is overall much healthier for your hair.

Leave me a comment below telling me your favourite hair products! Thanks for reading. :)

-Lauren

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