Ahhh… The summer means long days at the beach or lazing out on the deck. Sure, you remembered to put SPF on your face and body, but what about your hair? Think about how much you spend on your hair. If you’re like me you’re investing in regular cuts, colors, deep conditioning treatments, occasional blowouts (weather permitting, of course) and a cabinet full of products. (Okay, so I’m not the norm.) Even if you don’t take your hair care to an alarming level like me, you’re investing something whether it’s money, time, energy or all of the above. So why not protect your investment??
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I just discovered your blog and I’m obsessed! You have the most gorgeous curly hair!! Mine is curly, but I feel like I’m always struggling to find the right product, dryer, diffuser etc. I’d love to know your curly hair routine and recommendations?
Oh, Ellie… don’t you fret a hair… I would love to share my curly girl regimen! I warn you though, there are several steps:
1.) I only shampoo twice a week at most. I use Frederic Fekkai Advanced Technician Shampoo to preserve my color (though you can use any hydrating sulfate-free shampoo) or if I’m fearing a frizz-out day I use L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo.
2.) I try and juggle my conditioners to avoid build-up. For everyday, my two favorites are Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color and It’s A 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner. They are both hydrating, yet light enough not to weigh my hair down. Once a week, I use a nourishing mask like Phytocitrus Restructuring Mask for Color-Treated Hair (though I do find my hair looks A LOT better on days I do a light conditioner and no shampoo).
3.) When I get out of the shower I use a paper towel to blot my hair dry (NEVER use a regular towel! It will frizz you to high hell), then I finger comb a dime size of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Hair Oil (one of my favorite hair products of all time) from root to ends.
4.) I spray (about 5 sprays) of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product into my hand and finger-comb through my ends.
5.) I take a quarter-size of Living Proof Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Creme for Medium to Thick Hair and scrunch through half my head. Then I repeat the step on the other half of my head.
6.) I flip my head and scrunch the ends with another paper towel
7.) I diffuse my hair with my head flipped. You do not need any special brand of diffuser, as long as it has fingers.
8.) Once I flip up, if I have frizzes, I will rub a dime size of Ouidad Clear Control Pomade between my palms and pull my hair back like I’m putting it in a low pony tail.
..and VOILA! No fail curls!!
Good luck lovely Ellie and do keep in touch on how this regimen works for your curls!
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