Everyone secretly (or not so secretly, like me) wants to have gorgeous mermaid, or disney princess, hair. If you’ve read my “About” page you would know that I chopped my own hair as a toddler. I’ve always been back and forth with my hair, whether I want it long or short, my natural brunette or blonde. Luckily for me, my hair is SOOO thick (thanks mom and dad for the Italian and Spanish genes!). Not only did I cut my hair 5 inches at the end of January for my high school semi, I recently went a little blonder with some highlights.
my natural, brown hair at its longest
the end of January when I cut off 5 inches!
my current hair: full highlights as of Aug. 3rd
- Shampoo & Conditioner I’ve been using Nexxus’ shampoo and conditioner for years and have nothing bad to say about it. I’ve gone back and forth and tried a million different ones but the only other one I really like is the Pantene Beautiful Lengths shampoo and conditioner which is much cheaper.
- Olaplex Ever since I got my highlights I’ve been using this treatment from my hair salon to maintain strength and hydration in my hair. I’ve heard so many horror stories about how dry and brittle hair can get after coloring it. Thank God for Olaplex no. 3 otherwise who knows what my hair would look like.
- Hydrating Shots I got a free sample of the Dry Bar Hydrating Shots at Sephora once and after one use I fell in love. You spray the whole bottle in your roots and your ends in the shower and WOWOW it made my hair SO soft!!
- Serum My favorite hair oil is the Verb Ghost Oil. It is so underrated and needs some more hype because it does wonders for my dry hair. Especially paired with the hydrating shots, my hair feels like silk.
- Coconut Oil Because my hair is naturally dry, I find myself having to re-hydrate it ALL. THE. TIME. At least once or twice a month (more often in the winter) I saturate my hair in coconut oil, wrap it up, and let it sit for 20+ minutes (the longer the better) before washing it out really well.
- Don’t Over Wash I recommend washing your hair every 2 or 3 days. I know some of you are probably freaking out right now buy trust me, it improves the condition of your hair incredibly. When you wash your hair, it strips the natural oils at your roots and dries out your hair which causes your body to produce MORE oils making it oily quicker. Try to slowly cut out how often you shampoo a week (still wash yo body though!!), eventually your hair will get used to your new routine and not create oils as frequently.