My Hair Care Favorites 2018

Ever since I got a balayage last year, my hair has basically been fried hay. I had it bleached twice, just to ultimately have it toned to a more ashy blonde because the platinum ends just didn’t go well with my overall complexion. Needless to say, all these chemical processes really took their toll on my hair.

It took me a while to find hair care products that keep my ends and lengths moisturized while not clogging up my scalp. These are my best picks, most of them are easily available on Amazon or at your local beauty supply store.

Disclaimer: All the mentioned products have been purchased by myself, nothing was sent to me for promotional purposes. I bought everything with my own money and these are my honest opinions.

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The products I use are mostly salon products, as there really is a noticeable difference to the regular drugstore shampoo and conditioner when it comes to long term use.
The regular cheaper shampoos tend to dry out your hair or clog up your scalp, because most of them are full of harsh chemicals. The salon ones feel a lot ‘lighter’ on my scalp when washing my hair. To me, the salon smell is also a big plus.

In the Shower

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Starting off with shampoo and conditioner. The thing is I never really use conditioner, but rather a hair mask. The mask is basically a way more intense version of the conditioner, hence why you also have to leave it on for a lot longer. I only apply it thoroughly on my ends and stretch it into my lengths, just where I need the most moisture.
The spray conditioner is a real bad-hair-day savior. I spray it all over my hair, especially when I don’t necessarily want to heat style it. I think it helps get your hair back into its natural shape.
BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Shampoo – 10€ on Amazon
BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner –  14€ on Amazon (bigger size than in the pic)
BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Mask – 10€ on Amazon

Styling Products

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Next up are my styling products. I try to keep heat styling to a minimum though, as it really damages my already dry ends. I only really do my hair when I’m going out on the weekends, which is a maximum of every two weeks. I think ditching the straighteners and curling irons is the key to getting your hair long and healthy faster.
Anyway, when I do it though, I like to use products I’m sure of that they will do the job.
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray – 13€ on Niche Beauty
drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – 23$ on Sephora
drybar Triple Sec – 26$ on Sephora

 

Care Products

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For care I prefer to use hair oils. I think they really do the job when it comes to making my hair more managable and brushable. All thick hair girls know the struggle of having to brush your hair through after a shower, and I honestly can not comb through my mane without an ample amount of oil in my hair. Usually I put in oil after I’m done brushing and when after any heat styling.
The two oils I picked for this post are very long-lasting and won’t make your hair any heavier. The Alterna one is very convenient because it has a spray nozzle on top. The one by Bonacure has the best fragrance I’ve ever had in a hair oil – rose.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist – 26€ at Douglas
BC Boncaure Rose Oil – 10€ on Amazon

 

My Holy Grail

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When I notice my ends getting dry and worn-out I always find myself coming back to this ultimate weapon. Olaplex No. is a chemical treatment, so technically it is not a hair mask even though Amazon lists it under hair masks.

Basically what I do to revive my dead ends is simply getting my hair damp and spread in a walnut-sized portion of Olaplex No. 3 into my ends, and stretching it into the lengths. Then I leave it in for around an hour and rinse out with cold water, usually letting it air dry afterwards.

Of course it’s not as effective as simply cutting off your dead ends, but it’s a lifesaver when you are trying to grow your hair out.

Olaplex No. 3 – 25€ on Amazon
This was it! None of this post was sponsored in any way. 

 

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