Haircare 101

Hello! It's Monday, which means I (Dax) am bringing you a blog post. Today I'm going to walk you through everything I have to say about haircare. This is going to be a bit long and I'm going to be mentioning a lot of products, so prepare yourself!

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Lets start with washing your hair. Shampoo, conditioner, occasional hair mask.

I have tried so many shampoos in my lifetime I can't remember half of them. What I do know is that my favorite shampoos are the Kristin Ess Signature Shampoo, Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo and the Context Skin Keratin Shampoo. I often have more than one shampoo in my shower at a time. All of them target different hair concerns so I switch off shampoos depending on how my hair feels. I use the Christophe Robin shampoo for when my scalp is super oily, it keeps the oil away for a few days until I'm ready to wash again (I wash my hair less and use the Ouai Dry Shampoo instead because washing too often makes your hair more oily). The Kristin Ess shampoo is great for when my hair is feeling good and there are no specific concerns, plus it smells soooo good! The Context Skin Keratin Shampoo is what I use when my hair isn't feeling as smooth as I'd like it to. If my hair looks frizzy or puffy I choose that one.

For conditioner I usually use the pair that goes with the shampoo. For example, the Kristin Ess Signature Conditioner that goes with her Signature Shampoo. Sometimes I won't use conditioner and I'll replace it with a hair mask for a more intensive treatment. Some hair masks I like are the Ouai Treatment MasqueKristin Ess Reconstructive Moisture Mask, Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask with Lemon and the Christophe Robin Volumizing Mask. The Ouai and Kristin Ess masks are meant more for your ends while the Christophe Robin masks can also double as shampoos and can be used in your scalp. The Volumizing Mask is what I use in my roots to give them a little lift.

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Now let's talk about what happens after washing. Drying, Styling, sleeping.

Right after I get out of the shower I immediately grab my AQUIS hair towel which I have not let go of since I first used it.  It comes with me traveling too! AQUIS makes microfiber hair towels that don't pull at your hair or damage it while you dry. They come in different sizes according to your hair length and they also offer turbans with a button in the back for an easy wrap. Not only do they keep your hair soft, but they cut the drying time by so much. My thick hair takes upwards to 5 hours to dry completely, sometimes more. I hated waking up in the morning with my hair still damp. With AQUIS my hair will be dry in an hour. 

I use the Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence Bi-phase and spritz it in my hair, then re-wrap it in the hair towel. This Leonor Greyl product is a detangler, heat protectant and a leave in conditioner. I don't know what else you'd need in a hair product! Heat protectant is especially important if you're going to be using a blow dryer, curling iron or a flat iron. If you don't want damaged hair, please don't forget a heat protectant product. Other leave in conditioners that I love include the Kristin Ess Leave in Conditioner and the Ouai Smooth Spray. I find that leave in conditioners really help my hair to stay soft and I only spray it on the middle and towards my ends.

After letting my hair sit in the towel for a bit, I unwrap it and brush with my Wet brush. I'll let it air dry a little more. When I go to sleep I always have a silk or satin pillowcase on my pillow. Right now I am using The Hollywood Silk Solution's pillowcase in white. Silk and satin pillowcases reduce friction, reduce creasing of your skin, reduce bedhead and more. I mean, who doesn't like sleeping on silk? It's so luxurious!

That's all from me today... Let us know if you have any questions in the comments, over Instagram, email or any other form of communication lol. Thanks for reading and have a happy Monday!