Sunday, February 16, 2014

Long hair care routine

My most popular post ever was my post about how I grew out my hair so long. If you haven't seen that, you can find it here. In that post, I gave a few simple tips and tricks to get really long hair. I want to do a follow up with the products I use to care for my long hair. I also wanted to give one tip and that is: DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT SAYS YOU CAN GROW YOUR HAIR 3 INCHES IN A WEEK. Seriously your hair grows at one speed and there is no magic oil you can use to make it grow.

In that post I said that I don't really ever wash my hair. Normally it gets washed about once to twice ish a week. I used to go about 3 days until I found the best dry shampoo ever.

 I'll admit that I have some really dry skin and that includes my hair. Each time I wash it, I first use the tresemme platinum strength shampoo. This stuff is supposed to repair your hair but even if it doesn't do that, I still think its nice. Plus it has a pump on it so that just makes things about a million times better. Then I use head and shoulders.

I actually do lather, rinse, repeat. If you're someone who washed their hair infrequently or uses a ton of products, I really do suggest doing this. The first wash gets all the product buildup out and the second gets down into your scalp and cleans that and your hair.

I focus my shampoo in my roots and just let it rinse down the length of my hair.

Head and shoulder work really well if you have dry scalp or dandruff problems. It smells not that great but I don't have a problem with that.

 For conditioner, I use the tresemme platinum strength deep conditioner. I will only use deep conditioners on my hair since they're much thicker and tend to work better.

My hair is the first thing I wash in the shower so following it with conditioner and, leaving that conditioner on for the rest of the shower helps it really sink in.

I think this makes a difference in the softness of my hair and keep it from breaking so much.
I swear by this suave keratin infusion. This is a leave in conditioner that makes your hair so soft and prevents it from breaking. The best thing is that it costs like $3.

It has a bit of shimmer in it that makes you hair look healthy and shiny in the light without it looking stringy or greasy.
Finally, dry shampoo. A must have for oily hair girls. My hair is so complicated. My hair is oily but my scalp is dry. The batiste dry shampoo is a must. I used to be a huge fan of the garner fructose one. I thought that added a ton of volume but this is better. I love that this has a tint for dark hair. I found mine at Marshall's for around $5 but it can be pricey.

This stuff freaked me out at first because, when I showered, the water was running brown. I was thinking "how am I this dirty?" but in fact it was this tinted dry shampoo coming out haha.

Dry shampoo can make your hair look dull and leave a bit of a white cast in it so using one that;s colored for your hair is great.

The wet brush. I thought this was going to be a total gimmick. It looks and feels just like every other brush. So what's different? I have no idea but this makes brushing your hair so easy. I can start at the top of my head and brush all the length of it in one swoop and it goes through like butter. I really can't explain this because you have to just try it for yourself. Btw I wanted to show you my actual one but it looked nasty so here's a googled image instead.


  1. Great post I'll have to look into purchasing the tresseme conditioner and the suave leave in, I need max strength in terms of moisture for my curly hair. I have a dry scalp also, mostly in the winter. do you recommend anything that helps with a dry scalp?

    1. I really suggest the head and shoulders and washes infrequently. Good luck