Ever since I removed my NBR hair extensions in February, I have been on a hair journey to get my hair strong and healthy. I surprisingly didn’t have as much damage as I was expecting from the hair extensions, which was a huge relief! I do think that had a lot to do with the stylist I saw, so if you’re in Atlanta I definitely recommend Extended By Davao for hair extensions!
Anywho, I have been doing a lot of research on hair products the last few months, and I’m happy to finally have a great routine that works for my fine textured hair. I’ll be honest, I’ve avoided using a lot of hair products or too heavy conditioners because everything I tried in the past made my hair greasy quickly and lifeless. So I’m relieved to finally have some great moisturizing products for my fine hair!
My Healthy Hair Routine for Fine Hair
Since starting this routine a few months ago, I’ve noticed my hair is shinier, softer, and looks healthier on the ends! If you’re looking to improve the overall health of your hair, I think this routine will work for a lot of different hair textures.
Shampoo and Conditioner:
I’m honestly not too picky with shampoos and conditioners. As long as my hair doesn’t look greasy by the next day or two, it’s a good shampoo in my book. I’m currently using this shampoo and conditioner.
My Shampoo Routine: The key change I made to my shampoo routine is washing my hair 2-3 times! It may seem excessive, but I keep shampooing my hair until I get a really rich lather. I’ve noticed since I’m going a tad longer between washes and adding a pre-shampoo oil treatment, my hair doesn’t lather at all on the initial shampoo. I’m a big believer in double-cleansing your skin when wearing makeup, so it makes sense to also do it for your hair, too! I actually don’t typically use regular conditioner, but if I feel like my hair is getting too heavy from products I do use this conditioner and I use a good amount of product on my mids and ends. The reason I’m going a little longer between washing my hair right now is to decrease heat styling damage.
In lieu of a regular hair conditioner, I’ve been using this hair mask instead. It’s really moisturizing but hasn’t weighed down my fine hair. I use a good amount and focus the product on my ends and mids and typically comb it through my hair with my fingers. I let it sit in my hair for the rest of my shower while I wash my body, exfoliate, shave, etc. If your hair is very dry and damaged, you can apply a leave in conditioner to dry hair and wrap it in saran wrap to really let it soak in for a few hours before washing your hair.Click to Shop
I would say at least once a month, I like to add in this bond repair treatment to help strengthen my hair and prevent breakage. The key to this product is using it on wet hair, so you have to jump in the shower and put this in before you shampoo. You want to leave it in for at least 10 minutes, so I usually get out of the shower and put my hair up in a clip while it soaks into my hair.
Pre-shampoo oil treatment
On the evenings or the morning of a hair wash day, I like to slather my ends in this coconut oil treatment. I work the product into dry hair and focus on my ends, but I do take it up to about ear level. I usually put my hair in the same claw clip so I don’t end up with greasy oil hair on accident. If I do it at night, I usually put a t-shirt or extra pillowcase on my pillow so my pillowcase doesn’t get super oily and dirty, or I just plan to wash it the next day.
Leave in conditioner
This has been a game-changer for my hair! It’s really an all-in-one hair product that does 21 things to protect and prevent breakage. I use about 8-9 sprays in my towel-dried hair before blow drying.Click to Shop
If you have fine hair, I highly recommend this hair oil! It’s not too heavy and you just need the tiniest bit (1-2 drops) on your ends. I apply this before blow drying my hair and also like to apply it to my ends before bed.
Last month I started taking Nutrafol consistently and I’m really excited to see my results! I’ve seen a lot of people talk about it and I decided to give it a try. I like that it targets the root cause of hair loss such as stress, hormones, diet, and aging, all with natural ingredients like ashwagandha and collagen peptides. You do need to take it consistently for 3-6 months for results so I’ll keep you updated.
DECREASED heat styling
This has made a big difference in the health of my hair! I used to curl my hair at least 4-5 days a week since I’m frequently in front of a camera. However this year, I’ve been embracing my hair up in claw clips or in opting for straight hair on blow-dry days since that is my natural hair type. When I do curl my hair, I try my best to avoid back-to-back styling days and I always use a heat protectant. I also still use my Dyson airwrap for styling, which uses way less heat on your hair.
I’ve worn my hair up in claw clips most days of the week. I think they’re less damaging than doing a tight ponytail every day. I also love this heat protectant prior to heat styling if I need to lock in hold for curls.
This year I finally crossed the Dyson Airwrap off my wish list. It’s a hair tool I’ve been curious about for years, but always talked myself out of it because of the price. Now that I’ve used it for a..Read the Post
Microfiber Hair Towel
I’ve used a microfiber hair towel for years now. Switching to this hair towel will help with damage by speeding up the drying time for your hair. It’s also way more comfortable to wear on your head than a regular towel!
Protect your hair while you sleep
Be as gentle as you can when putting your hair up to sleep at night. I either use a silk scrunchie in a loose bun or I wear this silk hair wrap at night depending on my current hair style needs.
Do you have any healthy hair tips to share? Let me know in the comments!