I’ve been blogging for about 15 years and one of the questions I get most is about my hair. I’m always so flattered by the question/compliment, and a lot of credit goes to good genetics and a great stylist! But, there is also a lot to be said for a good at-home routine with high quality products.
Last year, I finally wrote a blog post about my hair care routine but so many of my favorite products were discontinued recently and I’ve switched things up, so I’m updating and resharing my current routine today. I’ve also noticed that my hair has been a lot drier lately (perhaps due to fertility treatments) so I’m on the hunt for a good leave-in conditioner. If you have one, please share!
My current favorite shampoo and conditioner are Beautycounter’s shampoo and conditioner. I’ve used it for years and have nothing but great things to say about it. I also recently got the Colleen Rothschild shampoo and conditioner and find it slightly more hydrating, but they’re both really similar, honestly. I do slightly prefer the smell of Beautycounter’s, however.
Beautycounter is the “cleanest” of the two brands, but I’m an 80/20 type of person. (This post talks about what ingredients to avoid in your shampoo!)
I use Divi Scalp Serum on my hair once it’s towel dried. I apply about 3/4 a dropper right at the roots, especially. And I make sure to focus near the front where I have some postpartum hair loss. I’ve been using this for about 4 months and am blown away by the new hair growth I have! (I lost so much hair after having Thomas and then getting sick with the big C word twice.)
Next, I use the ELEVEN I Want Body Foam on wet hair. I love this because it gives me great lift and volume without any crunchy feeling. It also smells amazing. I use 2-3 pumps and apply it only at my roots.
Before I blow dry, I apply a small amount of this Colleen Rothschild Shine Serum just to bottom half of my hair. It helps nourish and protect my hair from the heat, while also making sure it stays smooth and shiny.
I’ve been using the Dyson hair dryer for a few years now and highly recommend it. It dries my thick hair in 7-10 minutes! So if you’re looking to splurge, go that route. The only thing I don’t like is the big block on the power cord but I can get over that, given how well it works.
If I’m leaving my hair straight, I don’t use a flat iron. (I don’t even own one.) My hair dries straight with a blow dryer, so that’s all I use, along with this round brush. If I’m curling my hair, I use the T3 Curling Iron or my Dyson Airwrap, depending on what type of look I want.
To hold my hair up while I blow dry or curl each layer, I use these Alligator Clips.
After I’ve dried and styled my hair, I use this ELEVEN AUSTRALIA I Want Body Texture Spray. I flip my head over and spray the roots, and then I’ll also spray the ends of my hair for a little extra texture and finish.
Then, I apply this Colleen Rothschild serum on my ends one more time for extra shine and to get rid of any frizz.
If I need my hair to last all day, I LOVE the Kenra Dry Oil Control Spray. It’s lightweight and gives great hold without making hair crunchy. It also smells amazing but isn’t so strong that it bothers me. I’m pretty sensitive to scents and I currently have two hairsprays in my drawer that I can’t use because of the smell. (I need to just give them away!)
Goop Sea Salt Scalp Scrub – I use this scalp scrub once a week to help get any leftover product buildup out of my hair. It smells great and makes my hair feel so clean. If you use dry shampoo during the week, you definitely want to scrub your scalp at least once a week to get it clean. (I hate dry shampoo but if I have to use it, this is the dry shampoo I use.)
Colleen Rothschild Quench & Shine Hair Mask – I was blown away by how different my hair looked and felt the first time I used this. It’s so hydrating but never makes my hair heavy or greasy. I use this once a week.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!
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