Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My daily haircare

Hey everyone!
So today I wanted to share my daily haircare routine. This is going to include everything that I do on a day to day basis from shampooing to styling. So let's get in to it!
In the shower:
I shampoo around every 2-3 days. I try to make sure that I shampoo on tuesdays and sundays because those are the days that I do gymnastics, and everyone whos been to a gym knows that it isn't the cleanliest place. I have to shampoo after tumbling because I hate having sweaty gross hair. The shampoo and conditioner that I've been using is by herbal essences. It is the new "honey I'm strong" shampoos and conditioners. For a complete review of it click here
Although I shampoo every 2-3 days, I try to condition my hair everyday. I have thick, coarse, hair and I have a lot of hair so if I don't condition my hair it becomes unmanageable and unruly. I apply conditioner to the ends of my hair and I comb through it with a wide tooth plastic comb that I got for 50 cents at target. I comb through my hair in the bath for 2 reasons. The first is that it lets all of the hair that would normally shed throughout the day come out in the shower so it is easier to clean up than having it all over the floor in my house. The second reason is because I have wavy hair, if I brush my hair when it's dry it becomes frizzy and BIG. Like not voluminous, but frizzy and poofy. So I try to detangle my hair in the shower. I keep on the conditioner for a minute or two while I use my clarasonic. 
Out of the shower (still nighttime) 
After I get out of the shower, I towel dry my hair. I don't like to blow dry my hair because I don't like to use too much heat on it. Depending on if I am going to straighten or curl it or leave my hair natural the next day, I may apply a straightening balm, or an anti frizz serum. Sometimes I'll put my hair in 2 braids and sleep with them like that if I want loose waves the next day. 
In the morning
If I am straightening my hair I use my PYT flat iron to straighten my hair. I think that's pretty self explanatory. If I am curling my hair I use my conair 1 1/4 inch curling iron. I curl away from my face in relatively large sections because it gives me nice bombshell waves. I curl the face framing pieces a little longer because I like those pieces to have more definition. If I am going with my natural hair, which lets be honest, is most days, I do a center part (it looks best on my face shape) and tease the crown. 
For bad hair days
If I am having bad hair days, I have a few hairstyles that look put together, but mask the hair a little bit more. My favorite is the top knot. It is easy to do and takes like 2 minutes. I just gather the hair on the top of my head like a high ponytail, twirl my hair and secure it with a rubber band. For a nicer look I mess it up a little bit to give it a less polished look. Another one is to do a braid. My favorite is a messy side braid, but a fishtail, or a french braid would get the same effect. The last hair style is a ponytail. In my ponytails I tease the top section a little to give it more volume and I do a high ponytail because it looks preppy and chic.
That's my daily haircare routine. Let me know what yours is in the comments below!

Products mentioned:

Honey I'm Strong shampoo
Honey I'm Strong conditioner
Conair curling iron
PYT straightener

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