It’s finally time for me to share my hair care journey from over the past few years. I was a blondie for quite some time, and when the wedding came around, I wanted to go darker. In my opinion, dark hair always looks good in pictures, especially during Pakistani & Indian weddings. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about today. I wanted to share everything I’ve done in order to keep my hair healthy during my blonde days, and now my brunette days. So, here it is…
The number one thing you have to understand is that dying your hair a really light shade is a PROCESS. And if you have never dyed your hair before, then its definitely a process and you have to be patient. In order to go light from dark, you have to bleach your hair or strip the color from your already dark dyed hair. Constantly bleaching or dying your hair can cause the hair strands to become extremely fragile. To avoid hair from breaking, falling and looking like burnt spaghetti, give your hair a break.
If you’re currently getting highlights; touchups; or planning on going lighter, BE SMART. Know your hair type, be extremely sure of the color you’re trying to go for, and most importantly trust your hairstylist. When I was a blonde (shown above), my routine consisted of: using the “purple” (sulfate free) shampoo, washing my hair twice a week, using coconut oil on the weekends for 24 hours (I still do this), and using leave-in Moroccan Argan oil after washing my hair (I also still do this). Most importantly, I would let my roots grow out before going back for touchups. This allowed my hair to recover from the dying process.
Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum & Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Extra Strength Penetrating Oil Dry Coarse Hair have become my best friends. Recently, I have been using shampoo I bought from my trip to Thailand in January. Aside from that shampoo, I normally use Pantene for color treated hair. I don’t wash my hair everyday, but I wash it at least twice a week. The days I don’t wash my hair, I use TRESEMME Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo.
I avoid washing my hair everyday, because I like to let my hair recover by using natural oils from my scalp. This is the BEST thing for your hair in my opinion. Literally THE BEST. Why? Because by washing your hair everyday, you’re washing out your hair’s natural oils. And when hair starts getting exposed to hair products all the time, then you’re looking at a longer period of recovery time to let your hair recover from all the products.
Now, lets talk about what I usually do after I wash my hair. My routine consists of letting my hair air dry. I don’t comb my hair (if I have to comb my hair, I use a wooden comb), I avoid anything that may pull on my hair and cause it to break or fall. While my hair is damp, I use argan oil (stated above) at the ends of my hair to avoid dry and split ends. Every weekend, I use coconut oil generously to help repair any damage that may have been caused by hair tools. Hair products like shampoos and conditioners may not work for all hair types, but natural ingredients like coconut and argan oil can be useful for everyone. Use them. Love them.
I hope this helps!
If my routine ever changes or I try any new products, I plan on sharing it with you!
Also, If you have any questions, please leave a comment.