20.9.11

MY HAIR CARE ROUTINE

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 Hi all, I have received several requests from my dear readers to talk about my "hair care" routine. Honestly, my hair is not that super great. I have chemically treated my hair thrice and thereby causing it a lot of damage. I started taking care of my hair only after the damage was done! :(. Being a keralite I am naturally blessed with good hair and maintaining that is the only issue.So, now, let me put my hair care regime in steps so that its easy to understand.

1) Preconditioning:-

This step is a MUST in my list. My hair responds to oils really well and earlier I used to use coconut oil( which is the best for my hair) and occasionally olive oil( to give the deep conditioning effect). It makes my hair ready for the next step and that is shampooing and thereby doesn't strip my hair of its natural oils either. Nowadays I am using a new product that has hit the Kerala market and it is called Indulekha Gold Hair Care Oil. I will be reviewing it soon, as it requires 3 months of regular usage for me to see significant results. But I definitely have noticed that it gives my hair immense shine, manageability, less frizziness and plus no dandruff!!!!!




2)Shampoo & Conditioning:-

I use a lot of shampoos and conditioners as I buy a lot of 'em, but my favourite is Dove shampoo and conditioners. My hair responds to Dove products really well. I always end up purchasing Dove and using it. Nowadays I am using Dove Intense  Repair shampoos and conditioners.






 This is the shampoo and conditioner that I am using right now and I totally love it.

3) Deep Conditioning

Its a very important step in my weekly hair care. As I mentioned before, my hair is  damaged from all the chemical treatments, so I make it a point to use deep conditioners every week. It definitely makes a huge difference.










These two are the masks that I am using currently which is giving me excellent results. I have already given a review about Macadamia and  will be posting about the Osmo mask soon which is also really good. Both these products were purchased online and my other favourites are the Dove deep conditioning mask and The Body Shop Deep conditioning mask.




 4)Hair Serum

Right now I am using 2 different products and they are from Macadamia & J.F Lazartigue. I am in love with both and would definitely ask everyone to try it out.




 Both these serums do not weigh my hair down and gives it immense shine and smoothness. But, my hair prefers the J.F Lazartigue serum more as it just sinks into my hair without leaving any residue whatsoever.


5) Clarifying Shampoo:-

When you use a multitude of products on your hair it is very important to use a clarifying shampoo to clear your hair off all the residue that is left by the other products. By doing this step, your hair will get back to the normal stage and will be able to reciprocate to products in the most optimum way possible. I use a clarifying shampoo every week. Earlier I used to use the St.Ives one, but now I use the Redken Clarifying shampoo which has this amazing green tea smell and it leaves my hair squeaky clean. Do not ever forget to use a deep conditioning mask after using a clarifying shampoo as it strips off everything including moisture from your hair.


6)Styling

Before you style your hair by subjecting it to heat please always use a heat protectant. I used to use the Toni & Guy styling spray but now I use the tresemme spray which is simply awesome! I love the smell and it makes my hair really soft and does not give it any "hold" which was an issue with Toni & Guy for me.






After styling my hair, because of the humidity in my country and 'coz of the nature of my hair it gets frizzy really fast and it was a problem till I found this baby!!!!

Tigi Bed Head Spoil Me Hair Spray

This Spray gives my hair immense shine, flexibility and it controls the frizzies like crazy!!!! Its a must have in my list and I love it to itsy bitsy pieces :)


So, this is my hair care routine and this might seem a lot for some, but I love my hair too much to see it go kaput as I damaged my hair with all the straightening & smoothening stuff that I did way earlier.

This is just an outline and products that suit  me may not suit you, so please find the appropriate products that will suit your hair needs. If you guys have anything more to recommend then do leave a comment.







28 comments:

Soft, Sweet and Gentle said...

nice post...i didn't knew abt the clarifying shampoo..thanks for letting me know...any other brand that sells it?

indianmakeupways said...

@SSG:-I think neutrogena has one and most of the big brands have clarifying shampoos. But honestly I have not seen any generic brands in india carrying a clarifying shampoo which is sad.

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Nice! Thanks for this! The products you mentioned for frizziness are something i definitely want to try... Currently herbal essence shampoos and conditioners work really well for my hair but its still not as frizz-free as i want to be...
Also the clarifying shampoo... never knew about that!

sunaa said...

wow! awesom post.. evn i luv tresemme so much bt 'ts sad tht v dont get 't here=/

Aarthi said...

I love the way you take care of your hair. Wish I do at least 50% of what you do :D

Karishma said...

Nice post!!
Where did you get the Macademia mask? I have heard great stuff about it!! I guess you must have bought it online.
Just liked your page on FB! :)

bhumika said...

this sounds awesome anju...I have become very lazy of late and do not take care of my hair :(
Dove suits me too..Tigi spoil me sounds nice..would check out..:)

indianmakeupways said...

@karishma:-I bought it online from feelunique.com

Kitchen Beauty Benefits said...

Loved this post! And yeah seeing your hair, I'm seriously noting down stuffs especially tigi and tresemme!
Ehh co0l u're from kerala, my dad's native is palakkad, though that was during my great granpa's time =)

indian beauty central said...

wow you manage to maintain such a fabulous hair ritual?! I'm a wash & wear hair girl, shampoo & condition everyday and deep condition once in a blue moon. That hair oils looks interesting.I wonder if its available in Delhi

indianmakeupways said...

@KBB:-thanks so much for appreciating.Nice to know that u r part malayalee too :)

indianmakeupways said...

@IBC:- ya I do.There was no other way as my hair got way too damaged.I have no idea whether the oil is available there or not.Its a new product in kerala market.

Kitchen Beauty Benefits said...

lol oh no im not malayalee..m fully tamil..just that ancestors must've stayed in palakkad! :D

MsRinz said...

Hair serum is so important !!! I have many by Argan oil products only

The Beautifier said...

That was a fantastic hair care post, hun! Thanks for sharing it...I'm tempted to try all the products that you mentioned xoxo

Karishma said...

Thanks for liking my FB page. It was getting very lonely. HEHE

Nav said...

loved the post! I am loving dove products too and tresemme is just wonderful. I keep wanting to try macdemia oil but never get around to it.

I am 24, Indian living abroad and i have lsot so much hair in the past yr, now trying to grow out hair - do u have any product suggestions!?

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com

indianmakeupways said...

@nav:-hi, am sorry I cannot suggest a single product as such. I feel proper hair care routine and taking time out to take care of your hair will make a lot of difference.I used to lose a lot of hair and now that I am following a regime like this its so much less.You have to find a hair care regime and products that work for u by trial and error and thats the only way

Doclocked said...

Hey anju ! Great post .. Wanted to know where did u find these products ? I mean the tresseme etc ... If u shop online .. Which sites do u think r good ? Have u tried drugstore.com ? How is it ? Coz im planning to shop there .. Maybe u cud do a post on sites for online shopping .. That would be really grt !

indianmakeupways said...

@doclocked:-I do a lot of online shopping lol.but am a bargain hunter, I have never bought from drugstore.com as their shipping charges are just incredulous.I will definitely do a post and thanks for giving the suggestion :)

Natasha said...

Thnx for the tips anju :) Never knew about the clarifying shampoo...I will start using that I guess..with the anount of shampoos and serums I use..eeeksss :)

Tanvi said...

I have to get that Gold Hair Care Oil on my next trip back home! That sounds just something I need right now! :) Great Post Anju!

Also, loved your eye make up in the post below. Simply amazing!!!

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swati said...

Indulekha product is sounding really interesting....btw where do you buy the macadamia products???

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indianmakeupways said...

@swati:-hi I bought macadamia from feelunique.com. hope that helps

swati said...

thanks for pointing out such an awesome site :)

Priyanka said...

Thanks for this indepth blog! Lots of nice products you have mentioned and reviewed here! I've recently started using parachute's advansed body lotion as my go to moisturizer.. It has worked really well for me.. would be nice to read a review by you! Keep up the good work!

nami said...

hi..how much time this feelunique takes to ship to india.do you have ever paid custom duties on importing these products and can you review this indulekha oil

indianmakeupways said...

@nami:- it takes 2-3 weeks and I have never paid custom duties. I surely will review the indulekha hair oil

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