There are several schools of thought on good hair care. I trust in less is better. Some girls are blessed with gorgeous easy-to-care hair but I am not one of them. So how do I keep my long brown hair healthy?
Brush your hair once or twice a day but not more. I do it in the morning and evening, and never in-between during the day. Brushing can be harsh for your hair, especially when you have to untangle horrible knots and lose some hair in the process. (One tip is to hold your hair at its end and brush it towards the root).
Wash your hair every two (or more) days, not daily. Shampoos are basically detergents and even “mild” shampoos remove good protective oil from your hair. That’s why some people are doing away with shampoos altogether. However, I am not ready to go “no-poo”. I particularly like Shu Uemura and Kérastase for their shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products. Choose the right product for your needs. For example, sometime this year I had very greasy roots. So instead of a regular all-purpose shampoo, I alternated between a cleansing and hydrating one. Currently, I have very dry ends and do nourishing masks once or twice a week.
Products I currently use :
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Shampoo & Conditioner (green bottle)
- Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Irisome Thick (1-2 times a week)
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil (on damp hair before blow dry) – on the picture is the Kistuné x Shu Uemura edition
Use the hair dryer as little as you can, and a straightener or curler only occasionally. Unfortunately I still need them for my hairdo to look nice. But I trust you too can find ways not to subject your hair to high heat. In my case, instead of always using a straightener, I have a round brush and very good dryer (Babyliss Pro Digital).
The overall idea is simple: go gentle with your hair.
Big crush on the new collaboration collection, Shu Uemura x Murakami (picture above) !