Friday, February 1, 2013

Salon Experiences At Home

Hair care is one of my biggest concerns as far as a "beauty" regimen goes. For some reason keeping my hair healthy and looking nice has always been very important to me. I visit a local salon regularly for a trim, and in the past couple years have started doing long layers in the back, which brings some extra bounce to my curls. If I lived close enough, I would love to visit the Devachan Salon and Spa, for a thorough and relaxing salon experience. Unfortunately it's several hundred miles away, so I just do what I can at home. 

One of the most important steps in hair care, is finding the proper shampoo and conditioning products. It took me quite a few trial and errors to find a good daily shampoo and conditioner, that moisturized my hair enough yet didn't weigh it down at all. Of course everyone's hair is different, so finding the best products for your hair is so important.

The next step in my hair care process is using a leave in conditioner. I have tried a few spray-in conditioners, but found that the best kind (again, for my hair) is a leave in conditioning lotion. It just seems to hydrate better, and leaves me with less frizz. 

After using a leave-in, I decide how I want my hair styled. If I'm just going to pull it back in a ponytail for the day, I usually just apply a few drops of a shine serum and leave it at that. If it's a day we'll be going to an event, going to Church, or I just feel like having a nicer hair style, then I use a shaping lotion and/or volume mousse, and a soft hold spray. Again, also using a few drops of the shine serum. This usually produces a nice effect, with enough hold and shine to keep the style looking nice, but doesn't have that stiff, "I can't be moved or touched" look. 

One trick for healthy hair I have discovered is using a clarifying wash once a week. I like to add a teaspoon of baking soda to my normal shampoo once a week, and this gets rid of all the product build-up, and leaves your hair and scalp really clean. After this I generally use an intense moisture mask also, to restore the moisture to my hair.

Please share any tips or tricks you have for getting beautiful hair!

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2 comments:

  1. i put coconut oil in my hair for a few hours then wash it. it keeps it healthy

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  2. Thank you for the baking soda tip; I've never heard that. I recently found that dry shampoo works for those days you have to go out but don't have time to shampoo.

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