As I have said before, I like things simple when it comes to skincare (but love to experiment!). My hair care regime is no different. I have long been promising an insight into my hair products, but have often put it off not because I didn't want to share, but only because there really isn't much to be told. Up until a few weeks ago I was a 2 product kind of gal when it came to my hair: Wen, and whatever generic mousse that was the cheapest at Target. That was it.
My strongest belief when it comes to hair is that the first step to having hair you love, is to love the hair you have. Strangers will often compliment me on my curls, only to immediately assume that I wish I had straight hair. I correct them every time. "I love my hair" I tell them. And it's true! The equally important factor is to have a great hair cut. A great hair cut does not, and I repeat does not have to cost a great deal of money. One of my best hair cuts was done at a beauty school and cost me a whopping $8.
If you have curly hair like me, the best advice I can give is to do your research: watch YouTube videos, join curly hair forums, and read reviews. The more information you have, the more confident you will feel in the stylists chair, and be able to give direction. As many curly heads know, there are so many stylists who don't know how to handle curly hair!
The simplicity of my hair care regime comes from years of absolute and total chaos. There have been periods where I only used conditioner. I've also had times where I used four different ones all at once. Then there was that time that I stopped using any product all together.
Alas, along came Wen Cleansing Conditioner. It was a total game changer for me. My hair loves the product (Sweet Almond Mint, to be exact). However I have noticed that every week or so, my scalp could really use a good shampooing. Enter DermOrganic, and their incredible line of hair care.
I was excited to try the DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo in particular because it is sulfate and paraben free (like Wen). One thing that really piqued my interest is that it's based off of a facial cleanser. Interesting right? I found the formula to be very gentle; there is no scent, and the shampoo is creamy, not clear. Clear shampoos should not be used by curly heads! The shampoo works wonders for getting my scalp clean, and rinses out fairly easily. I use it 1-2 times a week, and wash just at the roots. This will last me forever as little goes a long way!
The Masque Hair Repair is incredible. I love this product. It has a subtle scent of green apple, and gives my hair a really nice slip which makes combing my curls super easy (which might be the argon oil?). It's not as thick as the Wen, but I find it to be more moisturizing. I also use it as a leave in conditioner, and as a barrier for whatever gel/mousse I may be using. My only gripe with the product is that I wish it came in a larger bottle. I need a Costco size!
Update: just learned it comes in a liter size!
The DermOrganic Leave In Treatment smells wonderful. It's hard for me to pin point the exact scent that it reminds me of, but I can't get enough. It can be applied to the hair wet or day (it was an absolute life saver when I straightened my hair for the the Lana Del Rey and Lorde posts), and absorbs quickly. It gives the hair a beautiful sheen, and I'm convinced that it's rather impossible to apply too much. When I do my "protective updos", I use the Leave In Treatment, the Masque Hair Repair, and this product on the ends.
Over all, I'm so trilled to have received these products in my iFabbo event goody bag! I had never heard of the product before, however I quickly found that they fit seamlessly into my hair routine. What I love is that the products are all sulfate and paraben free and cruelty free, as well as vegan. I also love how transparent the company is about listing their products ingredients right on their website.
I hope that this helps give a little insight into my curly hair routine! If you have any questions what so ever, let me know and I'll be happy to answer them!