On a daily basis, I only use about three haircare products. I know that I should probably use more since my hair is so dry but with the insane humidity levels in Okinawa, I think three products will suffice.
Again, it is so hot here so I usually wash my hair every day unless by some miracle sweat hasn’t soaked into my follicles or I got around to styling it later in the day and don’t feel like washing it afterwards. I just recently finished a set of Desert Essence’s Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner [at the same time! Awesome, right?] and I absolutely loved it! The smell was out of this world and I felt like my hair wasn’t oily even though there are a lot of different oils working in both the shampoo and the conditioner. I think, though, that my favorite of the two was the conditioner. My hair was SO soft following each use and it made my usually tangled, wet hair a lot easier to manage. Some things from Desert Essence may or may not be up to your “clean code” so be sure to read ingredient labels and research potentially “dirty” ingredients before purchasing. The Desert Essence website is currently having a mini-sale right now so be sure to check it out! Items are also available on Amazon.com and Drugstore.com among other great online stores.
After finishing this wonderful set, I decided to switch it up! I don’t think I’ve used the same shampoo & conditioner combination since switching to natural products because I feel like there are so many products to try! I bought a ton of products from Desert Essence a few weeks ago [expect a blog post about my DE goodies soon!] and purchased their Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner. The smell is very light but delicious and everything seems to be doing its job! Even though it’s a pretty good set, I think that I’ll still be searching for the next set when I’m finished with these two. Any suggestions that aren’t from Desert Essence or Avalon Organics?
After washing and conditioning, I head straight to my room to grab a wide-toothed comb and my Desert Essence Coconut Hair Defrizzer and Heat Protector. I spray this on my wet hair because the Coconut Oil from this product works as a detangler and moisturizes at the same time. The smell is fantastic and I wish that this product also served as a perfume because I would totally wear it – the coconut oils and natural fragrances in this are amazing! I’m also an avid user of my straightening iron so I make sure to use this as a heat protector when styling. I’d been on the lookout for a natural heat protector since the switch and this was just what I needed. I found it around January or February at a local co-op near my university and I’ve been hooked ever since! My hair has become a lot more shiny and manageable since incorporating this product into my morning routine; I definitely recommend this product especially to women [or men] that can’t seem to step away from the heated styling tools.
What hair products do you use on a daily basis? Anyone have any great suggestions for me to try? I’m always on the lookout for new, clean products!