A Simple Routine For Healthy Hair.

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I wouldn’t say I have the best hair in the world, it can grow quite fast but it always ends up with some split ends. I don’t have regular haircuts either which I’m sure helps! Saying that, I have often been complimented on my hair, mainly on the way I curl it so I thought I would share how I achieve my (somewhat) healthy, curly hair.

When I look back at pictures of me when I was 16/17, my hair was actually quite long. I always go through those annoying stages (like most girls do I’m sure!) when I think it’s a good idea to cut it all short and then beg it to grow for six months before I cut it short again. It’s a vicious circle I’m tellling you.

At the moment, I am trying to grow it as I think it’s in a fairly healthy position and I have my sister’s wedding next year which I want long hair for. I don’t see myself wanting to cut it short short again anytime soon as I think a medium/long length tends to suit me.

I have hair that can suffer from product build up so I like to use really clarifying shampoos but the ends can get quite dry so I like to use really moisturising conditions. I don’t really have any preferences however Boots own range of shampoos work really well for giving my hair a good old clean. I also rate Tresemme. I try to use a deep conditioner at least once a week as well. At the moment I’m using the L’oreal Dream Lengths Mask which I like, I always love the scent of deep conditions.

The very lovely Lucy sent me over a little sample of the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer as she knew she wasn’t going to use it and I’ve been using it here and there over the last few weeks. For a small, travel sized bottle you can get a lot of uses out of it. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and it smells gorgeous, the scent really lingers. I think this has been doing wonders for my hair as it doesn’t feel as dry anymore.

I am one of those people who uses the reverse hair washing method. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s simply when you condition first and then use shampoo. This is something that I’ve actually been doing for years now as my hair used to be a lot thinner than it is now and conditioners always left it looking greasy. I think washing it this way suits my hair and always leaves it feeling healthy and clean. I’ll also sometimes shampoo my hair twice but since using the Boots Expert Build-Up Removal Shampoo I haven’t needed to do this.

One of the main things that I try to avoid when it comes to my hair is heat, as this is the worst thing you can do for your hair. If you are someone who uses heat on their hair daily, stop for a little while and I’m sure you’ll see the difference! The main way I try to stay away from heat is by washing my hair at night and giving it a good few hours to dry before I sleep. This way I don’t have to use the hairdryer on it (although I still wash and dry my fringe every day). I still curl it but this reduces the amount of heat which is the main thing.

When it comes to curling my hair, I use an inch curling wand and wrap it around the wand using my hand. I’ll let it sit for a few minutes and then I’ll release the curl into my other hand and hold it there for a few seconds until it cools a little. I find this really helps my curls to last that little bit longer.

I normally don’t bother sectioning my hair as I don’t find it makes a difference but I will part it down the middle and also take some off the top to make sure I get those bits right. I do one side and then the other, using a clip to keep it out the way.

Once it’s all curled, I leave it to cool and then spray some dry shampoo into the tops of the curls near my head, normally underneath the outer sections of my hair. I’ll also use a tiny bit of hairspray. I find hairspray very drying so I do try to keep this to a minimum. The last thing I do is tip my head upside down and shake all the curls out. This breaks up the curl pattern and makes my hair look more voluminous.

I never wear my hair in its natural form as it’s just so super straight, I just crave texture and it really annoys me if it’s straight as I find it just goes limp and lifeless. I’ve tried using texturising products but they don’t seem to suit my hair and they always made me feel like my hair was dirty. I tend to just favour curling it and but a little bit of hairspray and dry shampoo.

That is pretty much my whole haircare routine. Not the worst but probably also not the greatest so if you have any tips then do please let me know.

What’s your haircare routine look like?