I got my hair colored for the first time in a looong time back in April and have learned a lot about taking care of my balayage hair (mostly from YouTube). I did a tutorial for my everyday curls in a previous post, so today I will be talking about my haircare routine. I have slightly wavy/straight hair mixed with some frizz and this is what works best for me. Let’s begin!
1 DON’T WASH YOUR HAIR TOO OFTEN
I was my hair about three times a week because washing your hair too often can make your hair color fade a lot faster and it will strip the natural oils from your hair. Natural oils actually make your hair shiny and healthy, so can’t shampoo all that away! I used to wash my hair every day, but ever since I colored my hair, I started washing my hair less. It also saves time!
2 MASSAGE YOUR SCALP AND DON’T SHAMPOO YOUR ENDS
When I wash my hair, I use the amika Bust Your Brass Shampoo and amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner. This is a purple shampoo made to fight your brassy hair. Since my hair color is ashy brown/blonde, this really helps keep my hair color cool-toned. I massage my scalp with the purple shampoo and do not shampoo the ends, as the shampoo will run through the ends when you rinse it off and shampooing your ends make your hair drier. However, for the purple conditioner, I only run it through the ends of my hair.
3 DRY SHAMPOO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
When it gets to second-day or third-day hair, my hair starts to get a bit greasy at the roots, so I go in with my amika Dry Shampoo to get rid of the grease and add some volume. This is seriously the best smelling dry shampoo I have ever used, and my friends love it too! Sometimes I will go in with the amika Dry Conditioner as well, but most of the time (especially when I’m traveling), I will just use the dry shampoo.
4 OILS ARE GOOD
Natural oils are good for your hair. Putting oils at your ends is also good because it locks the moisture in. I have been using this argan oil for a long time now and still use it to this day! It does not have any crazy scent like some oils out there, which is another reason why I like it a lot.
5 HYDRATION IS KEY
Hair masks hydrate your hair and hydrating your hair is really important, especially if you use hot tools like I do. I use the amika Nourishing Mask to repair and deep condition my hair. Even though most YouTubers say to do this once a week, I really do not have time for that, so I do this about once per three weeks to a month. One thing I noticed the most about this product is that it seals the split ends!
6 HOT TOOLS MATTER
I usually wear my hair curly or wavy. I did a everyday curls hair tutorial here. The techniques are still the same, but I use this curling iron now – the barrel is a copper color! On second-day and third-day hair, I will either touch up my curls with the curling iron or just leave it as is (with some dry shampoo, of course). There are a lot of curling irons out there, but this one has a tourmaline-infused ceramic barrel. For people like me who are not well-versed in hair tools, basically it retains moisture and seals the hair cuticle, which creates smooth and long-lasting curls. I also have the Curl Icon Barrel Pack, which has three more attachments. You can also get the Blowout Babe Interchangeable Thermal Brush if you want even more attachment options.
7 SLEEP ON A SILK PILLOW
I have seen this all over the internet and decided to do some research. I have been using this silk pillowcase since my friend gave it to me for my birthday in March (mine is blush pink, of course). This pillowcase is the one that most people talk about, but it is a bit out of my price range so maybe I will get it for Christmas haha. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase causes less breakage in your hair because it is a smoother surface. Plus, it decreases the amount of split ends you get!
And that wraps up my haircare routine! I hope learned a little something and definitely try out some of these products! I also wear my hair straight sometimes, so comment below if you want me to do a tutorial on that. Thank you so much for stopping by : )
Thank you amika for sending me these products. All opinions are my own.