Oh, hair. One of my favorite topics to blog about, actually. If I had an artsy bone in my body, I totally would’ve pursued a career as a hairstylist. I think the creative freedom that job would allow would be so rewarding.
But, I am not a hairstylist. I rely on The Crown and my stylist/hair guru Casie G. for that.
On average, I wash my hair two-to-three times a week. Yup, just that. Here’s why:
It’s a pretty well-known fact that washing hair every day can strip your mane of its natural oils. Those oils help keep hair in top condition, give hair its natural luster and also prevent breakage.
I love Davines Oi Shampoo and conditioner. Davines shampoo is sulfate-free, which is a good thing. Here’s why:
Let’s pretend we’re chemists and get all scientific for a moment.
Sulfates, (sodium laurel sulfates or SLS), are the ingredient in shampoos that create the lather. They are a chemical often used for kitchen cleaning solutions, too. YEP. You read that correctly. The same ingredient in your shampoo might also be lurking in your heavy-duty countertop spray, because sulfates have a grease cutting property. (Or oil-cutter, if we’re talking about hair.)
This isn’t a plug for Davines, but rather a plea to get you to switch to an SLS-free shampoo. Pureology, Bumble and Bumble, and LivingProof also make great ones, as well.
But surrrrriously, if you are using a sulfate-laced shampoo (that makes it sound like a drug, huh?), then go throw that mess away. Your hair will improve dramatically in a short amount of time, I pinky promise.
Next, I apply Josie Maran Argan Oil from about midway down t to the tips before I comb it out. I use this wide-toothed shower comb to do this. Then I spray it down with Davines Melu Thermal Protecting Heat Shield. This prevents breakage during the blow-drying and heat-styling process.
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|Day Two hair after washing and drying with all the steps above. Just a quick curling iron touch-up and I'm out the door!|
This part is what separates a good hair day from a great hair day. If I’m super pressed for time, I skip this step. My hair is really naturally straight, so I can wear a stick-like ‘do if I’m in a hurry.
If I do have time, I like to do loose curls with my 1” HotTools curling iron. I'm working on an updated tutorial (video), so hopefully I can get that up on here before the end of this decade.