The secret to long healthy hair is my hair care routine. I always get compliments on my hair. I am constantly being asked what products do I use? How do I care for it? How often do I get it cut? So, on and so forth…if you are curious about my hair care routine then keep reading to learn the secret to long healthy hair.
The Secret To Long Healthy Hair
The Keratin Treatment
I have very thick, curly, course hair. With that said, every three to six months, I get the keratin treatment done on my hair. The keratin treatment chemically straightens my hair and washes out over time. I get this treatment done because I like the way my hair looks straight, its easy to style, and doesn’t take as long for me to get ready.
If you want to know more about the keratin treatment. I go more into detail about it in this post.
If you’re thinking about getting the keratin treatment done on your hair. Do your research and consult your hair stylist, first.
I usually wash my hair once a week, sometimes twice a week. It depends on how sweaty my hair gets at the gym. Due to the fact that I get the keratin treatment done on my hair. I have to use a paraben free and sulfate free hair products. I currently use OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Kertain Therapy shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair. In the past, I used Hask Keratin Protein shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair.
While in the shower, I wash my hair with shampoo twice and then I use the conditioner. I like to let the conditioner sit in my hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out. I’ll lather my hair in the conditioner and then but it up in a clip, while I rinse my body off. When I am about to step out of the shower. I rinse the conditioner out of my hair along with any excess water. Then I wrap my hair up in a towel on top of my head.
I let my hair sit up in the towel for 10-15 minutes. In order to let the towel soak in as much water as it can. After I’ve towel dried my hair. Next, I will use the “Wet Brush” to comb my hair. This by far has been the best brush that I’ve ever use when detangling my hair. After I’ve brushed and detangled my hair, I like to let my hair air dry before I style it. I try to limit how much heat I put to my hair.
When my hair is relatively dry. I like to put OGX Anti Breakage Keratin Oil in my hair. I’ll put a dime sized amount in the palm of my hand and slowly thread my hands through my hair. Starting with my scalp and then work my way down to the ends. Next, I use a Chi Straightener to straighten my hair. When I go to put the finishing touches on, I like to use a little bit coconut oil to tame those unruly baby hairs that tend to stick out near my forehead.
I like to deep condition my hair about once a month, using Coconut Oil. I lather my hair in coconut oil on a day that I am going to wash my hair. I’ll let the coconut oil soak in my hair for a couple of hours before I wash it out. Then I proceed with my hair care routine as described above.
Cuts and Trims
I only every get my hair trimmed. Never cut. As I mentioned before, I get the keratin treatment done on my hair every three to six months. When I get the keratin treatment done on my hair is when I will get my hair trimmed. Towards the end of my hair appointment when my hair stylist has finished styling my hair. She will trimmed the ends for me.
So there you have it, the secret to long healthy hair. My hair care routine in a nutshell. I filmed my hair care routine on my YouTube channel to compliment this blog post. Click the link below to watch.
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