I get asked a lot of questions about my hair, how it got so long and how I keep it healthy. I decided to do this post so I can share with you my new hair care routine that I've been using. Before I get into it, let me just say that some people have good hair genes and others, no matter how much they try, can never get their hair grow past the shoulders. Don't beat yourself up, and like they say, don't compare yourself to the girl in the magazine, in real life she doesn't look like the girl in the magazine. And that's why the world has hair extensions. haha.
They also say changing your shampoo doesn't do any good to your hair but sir, I disagree cause I changed my shampoo and that has worked miracles for my hair. I've been dyeing my hair ever since I was in O levels (I get bored easily, meh) and that's has resulted in dry, frizzy and lifeless hair. Also, I'm not a healthy eater, so I can't really blame coloring my hair. I used Loreal Paris Color Protection shampoo + conditioner for a long time and then switched to Loreal Paris Total Repair (5)/
I've been using this along with the Pantene leave-in-conditioner for the past 3 months now and my hair hasn't looked this good in so long. The frizz has reduced up to 60% and I can feel shine in my hair. Anything that makes my hair pretty, makes me happy.
The best part is that now I don't have to blow dry my hair after every wash, and that's quite something for me. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week and then apply a small amount of Pantene leave in conditioner, which is quite oily so make sure to apply very small amount of it.
This shampoo is a life saver specially during the humid weather when you straighten your hair but ends up looking like Lion King as soon as you step outside. I feel you, sister.
The shampoo claims that it is a solution for 5 hair problems:
Hair fall, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends.
Except for the hair fall, it has fixed the other 4 problems to some extent so I'm gonna say it does live up to its claim.
In the end I would like to say that a whole lot of your hair health depends on what you eat. Not everyone is blessed with a healthy skin and luscious hair, so make sure to eat lots of veggies and fruits. Below I'm just sharing few steps that are part of my hair care routine.
- Use a silk pillow instead of a cotton one, avoids breakage while sleeping
- Apply Saeed Ghani hair oil to your roots twice a week.
- Mix almond oil with castor oil and apply it to the roots at least once a week to make your hair grow faster.
- Mix 2 tbs of yogurt with almond oil and apply all over your hair, leave it for 20-25 mins before washing it out. Gives shine to the hair.
- Avoid brushing wet hair, always use a wide tooth comb to brush your damp hair.
- Always always always use a heat protectant before blow drying or straightening your hair. I use Tony n Guy.
P.S: I'm not saying that this hair care routine would work miracles for your hair as well because there are different types of hair. It may or may not work on an oily scalp or dry hair. But there's no harm in trying,eh?
And remember, don't hate your hair just cause you're having a bad hair day, haha.
Thanks for reading :)
What is your favorite hair care product?