After almost 3 years of being in Houston, I think I've finally figured out what my hair needs in this humidity. A lot of you ask me how I do my hair and what products I'm currently using so I've detailed it all below.
For the most part y'all, I don't* "do" or style my hair, ha. Although I love blowouts, I'm pathetic and have no idea how to do one on my own. Someone give me the patience and teach me how to do one.
My hair is naturally big, poofy and wavy. I don't wash it everyday, but every other day. Sometimes I'll go two days if it's not too oily, but that's rarely ever the case in Houston.
For shampoo and conditioner, my all time favorites are:
Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner - Linked HERE.
You really have to lather the shampoo and wash it out thoroughly or it can leave a little oil on your scalp since it's ultra moisturizing. I usually rinse about 3 times to get it all out. The smell is heavenly!
As for products I used on my wet hair (these are what really keep my hair healthy and frizz free in the summer months)
Not Your Mother's Knotty to Nice Detangler - Linked HERE. This is the only detangler that tames my wet hair.
Leave In Treatments: (I'll usually only use 1 or 2 of these at a time)
Living Proof Leave In Conditioner for curly hair: Linked HERE. - I freaking LOVE this. It shapes all the waves in my hair and controls the frizz effortlessly.
Moroccan Oil: There's so many brands that carry this now. My all time favorite is linked HERE.
It's a 10 - Leave in Treatment spray with Keratin: Linked HERE.
Aveda Damage Remedy Hair Treatment. The salon I've been going to for years uses this and it always leaves my hair silky soft and smelling wonderful. Linked HERE.
My Hair Mask:
Lush Hair Mask - Damaged. Linked HERE - This is amazing, y'all.
Of course, raw coconut oil + castor oil can work wonders on your hair too. I just don't have my mama around to put it in my hair :(
I'm no longer taking any vitamins, but while I was pregnant and for 7 months postpartum I took the Mega Food Baby and Me Vitamins. These did make my hair thicker and fuller, I'm not sure what the stance on taking prenatals if you aren't pregnant/trying to get pregnant is. Take at your own discretion.
I do change out my hair products every few months since my hair stops responding to them. This is just what's working for me right now.
A few other hair tips I've had my hair stylists tell me:
- Don't wash your hair everyday! It dries out your hair terribly!
- Shampoo on the roots and conditioner on the ends. If you get oily fast like me, no need to use conditioner on your scalp. Unnecessary shampoo on your ends will cause more split ends.
- Instead of a ponytails that can give you headaches due to being too tight, try to put your hair up in a loose bun instead. This helps prevent hair loss.
- Shower at night and sleep on your damp hair. Don't brush in the morning and you'll keep your waves. I do this all the time!
I hope this answers all of y'alls questions! Please let me know if you have more.