Between the growth and my constant need to dye my hair (I started going grey at 21 or so- I haven’t earned those greys yet), I want to keep my hair healthy and strong. So I’ve been taking the time to learn more about how to best take care of my hair.
I’ll be the first to say that my hair is overall very resilient. I rarely have problems with split ends or breakage unless I go more than a year or so without a hair cut. My hair isn’t so thick that it’s impossible to work with, but it’s not excessively thin either. Repeated dye jobs haven’t cause any damage whatsoever.
So let’s check out some of my current favorite hair care products!
Love Beauty & Planet Curl Defining Shampoo and Conditioner
I’ll be the first to admit I bought this because I love the smell – it’s a very natural Jasmine smell. But the curl definer gives the waves in my hair a little bit of lift.
This set is Sulfate and Silicone free, which is perfect for my freshly dyed hair. I don’t end up with a lot of bleed out when I wash and condition with this set and cold water.
If you expect lots of foam in the shampoo, you’ll be disappointed. This cleans well, but doesn’t foam up a lot when I use it. I also need quite a bit of the shampoo (though I barely need any of the conditioner for my ends).
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo
If I’m feeling like I need a bit more intense of a wash, I swap the shampoo out for this Tea Tree oil shampoo from Paul Mitchell. It leaves a cooling, tingling feeling on the scalp, and it helps get quite a bit of the dandruff or other gross buildup out of my hair.
While this is sulfate free, I don’t use it very often because it’s a bit more intense than the Love Beauty & Planet shampoo.
Afterspa Hair Towel Wrap
After I finish washing my hair, I wrap it up in this towel wrap so I can take the rest of my shower. It helps get most of the water out of my hair, and also protects the color from the hot water I use for the rest of my shower.
Drybar Prep Rally Priming Mist
When I’m ready to blow dry my hair, I spray this stuff on it and brush my hair out. It’s a heat protectant and a detangling spray, so it makes life a lot easier when it’s time to start drying and styling.
It also has a UV protectant in it as well to help prevent loss of color and sun damage! The product smells somewhat like Earl Grey tea, which is also nice.
I will never buy another type of brush. My Wet Brush has been the best purchase I’ve ever made and I’ve converted some of my loved ones with super thick hair. It pulls through my hair very easily – it detangles without getting stuck and ripping my hair out. Even when my hair is wet! If you have super tangled hair or very thick hair that takes a long time to brush, get a Wet Brush.
Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Boost Root Lifter
Since my hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, I spray a tiny bit of this at my roots when I blow dry my hair. It gives my hair a tiny bit of lift without looking greasy.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Rose Gold
I only wash my hair about twice a week or so with the fresh dye job in it, so I’m using dry shampoo regularly. Batiste is the only drugstore dry shampoo that works well in my hair, and this rose gold scent is fruity and fresh at the same time.
Usually, I spray a little bit at the roots and rub it into my hair and scalp a little bit at a time. My hair doesn’t get unreasonably oily anywhere nearly as fast now.
I don’t use many products on my hair, but I’m still learning with haircare. What do you guys use for your hair? What would you recommend for mine? Let me know in the comments!