I have been dying my hair ever since I could remember. My hair has been brown, red, black, pink, and every shade of blonde. Being a Concrete Blonde, I need to make sure my hair is always on fleek. I have naturally curly hair, so to tame it, I unfortunately apply a lot of heat to it. Whether it’s for a blowout, to straighten, or to curl it- I want to make sure I am using the best products to ensure my hair stays healthy and shiny. This post is all about my hair care tips and tricks!
My biggest tip is, try not to wash your hair everyday. I usually wash mine 3 times a week. The more you wash your hair, the more damage it does. Not only does the water dry out your hair, but if you wash your hair and then have to apply heat to it every time afterwards, like I do, it can be extremely damaging! By me only washing my hair every other day, it means I am also only applying heat to it every other day. The key to getting away with this is the products listed below. Not only are they amazing to renourish your hair, but they all smell AMAZING!
Shampoo is perfume for the hair. All drybar products smell amazing and it always leaves my hair looking great. I have used some other really yummy smelling shampoos, but they usually leave my hair feeling and looking greasy. Like I previously said, I like to wash my hair as little as possible, since washing your hair too often can be really damaging.
As a blonde, purple shampoo is a must! It cancels out the brassy undertones so my hair doesn’t look to red or yellow. Obviously, the scent is amazing and the conditioner leaves my hair feeling nourished without looking greasy.
Since I dye my hair so often, it is imperative that I make sure it is nourished. I use a hair masque once a week. You don’t want to use this too often, because it could make your hair a bit greasy. I’m a huge fan of oribe because the scent is amazing! After using my normal shampoo and conditioner routine, I ring out my wet hair so it’s damp and put on my hair masque. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, (usually while I shave) and then brush it through with my wet brush before rinsing it out.
We’ve all been there after we shower, when we brush our wet hair and see our entire head of hair come out onto the brush. I was told to use a comb to detangle my hair when it’s wet, but it was always so hard to really get the knots out with it. I discovered the “Wet Brush” at my hair salon and it was a game changer! The bristles are flexible so my hair isn’t getting torn out.
The difference between a hair masque and a leave in conditioner is a masque you use in the shower and wash out, and the leave-in conditioner you use when your hair is damp after the shower, and obviously, leave it in. It is crucial to find a good one so that your hair is left looking shiny, but not greasy. A little goes a long way! I use a pea-size squirt, rub it in my hands and then comb my fingers through my entire head.
Dead ends are no lie and I strive to let my hair grow as long as possible. I put this serum on my fingers and apply it to the bottom of my hair which not only prevents dead ends but makes the ones I already have vanish!
I would love it if my hair dried naturally pretty, but life isn’t that easy. I’m aware that the more heat you put on your hair, the more damaged it gets. That’s why it’s so important to use heat protectant! I previously avoided this like the plague, but with “Prep Rally”, the heat protectant is also a detangler, which makes it even easier for you to brush through while blow drying. Plus, it smells amazing!
I have had this blow dryer for about six years now and it still works great. It’s on the lighter side so I don’t get an arm cramp, and the temperature is never too overheated.
This straightener heats up instantly and goes up to 450 degrees. You get to pick the exact temperature you want too, which is great since I don’t want to overheat my hair, but convenient for when I want to straighten it very quickly. The 1′ makes it easy to get close to my head without burning myself, and also allows me to curl my hair as well! This straightener is also known to leave your hair looking shiny instead of damaged, which sold me right away. I’ve had this one for about two years now and i’m obsessed! My hair stays straight/curly for days at a time!
I am in love with the idea of an interchangeable curling iron, because there are so many different ways to curl your hair! Some days I want beach waves, other days I want loose waves, and sometimes I want big Victoria Secret curls! T3 came out with an interchangeable base, where you can purchase different types of wands depending on what type of curl you want to achieve.
This Dry Shampoo smells amazing and doesn’t leave my hair feeling too stiff or looking like I just dumped powder on my head. I spray this where I look greasiest and then brush it through, flipping my hair a couple of times.
To finish off my entire hair care routine, I put a little bit of this on my fingers and comb my fingers through my hair. This softens up the curls, makes sure my straight hair stays in place, leaves it looking shiny and smelling amazing!
Last but not least, this paste is amazing! All you need is a tiny bit to turn down any flyaways you might have on the top of your head.
There it is, all of my hair care tips and tricks to keep this concrete blonde #cemented. I would love to hear your favorite products and hair care routine! Leave them in the comments below.
Want to know more of my secrets? Check out my skincare routine here