I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been putting my hair through hell. Straightener, curling iron, sometimes both at the same time, and not always using a heat protector (I know, right!), keratine treatments… The only thing that saved me from ending with a bob, is that I’m genetically blessed with thick, deep black hair. But still, I damaged my ends and had the impression that my hair wasn’t growing anymore. I was actually experiencing a lot of breakages and my hair was very dry. So I decided to make some changes, starting by putting together a haircare routine that suits my hair type (thick and dry), and by avoiding heat as much as possible (only hairdryer). So here you have my 5 steps Haircare routine for healthy long hair!
Fable&Mane Hoil roots hair oil is my favorite oil to apply before washing my hair. I apply it on my scalp and then massage it with a massage brush I bought on Amazon and leave it for a few hours before heading to the shower.
I used Amika shampoo for a while and then I switched recently to Coco&Eve Like a Virgin super hydrating shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is doing an ok job, but the conditioner leaves your hair like silk!
I’ve been a long-time fan of the Amika haircare! And their masks are amazing especially if you have thick, cry hair as I do!
I must confess since I was already using a hair mask and a conditioner, I was skipping this part of my haircare routine. But I came across a video on Youtube, where the hairdresser was explaining how this step is crucial as it locks the hydration on your hair after your shower routine. I like the Ouai Leave-in as it is lightweight but still feels hydrating.
Whether I style my hair or not, I always use hair oil on my ends, daily! But have in mind my hair is thick and dry by nature. I rotate between the Gisou infused hair oil or the Coco&Eve Elixir. Both are quite lightweight and still add moister and shine to your hair. I also use the Gisou infused hair perfume but more as a luxury than a “haircare” routine.
I think that these steps have helped my hair get back into shape so far. A silk pillowcase (you can find them on amazon), as it prevents your hair from breakage and doesn’t strip your hair from the moister like a cotton one would. And once a month I do a cleansing shampoo with the Redken hair cleaning cream to get rid of the bulled-up hair products and pollution.