As I’ve previously mentioned, my hair in its natural state is dry and frizzy, although it wasn’t like this until I had it permed 10 years ago. Eventually all the perm was cut off. I was washing my hair on the daily with drugstore brand products like Pantene and Garnier Fructis because I didn’t know any better, and then at some point my hair turned into a frizz ball. I started using Wen products for about a year or so, and it did wonders for my hair. However, it was an expensive subscription to keep at a time when I was focused on paying off debt so I did what anyone in debt would do and cut it out of my life.
I was back to using drug store brand shampoos again, but this time I skipped shampooing every other day and also started using baby powder as dry shampoo to help calm my frizz. Well after reading that baby powder and dry shampoo increases hair loss, I immediately stopped using those products. I do admit that at the front of my head, where I sprinkled baby powder the most is where I have some baldness. The damage is done and it’s something I can’t undo, but c’est la vie. So currently instead of reverting to dry shampoo I just pull my hair back and up into a bun on the second day. My hair has acclimated to shampoo every other day, but it still looks like a grease ball. Which leads me on this journey to finding the ultimate hair routine to not only preserve my thinning hair, but to also calm the frizz and keep the oils at bay.
Right now I’m currently loving Nature Republic’s Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Essence. Not only does it smell great, it works so well. I have medium to long hair and all I need is one pump, which I apply on damp hair and then blow dry out. OMG. It makes my hair feel soft and healthy. I can run my fingers through quite easily without hitting snags, and best of all, it helps with second day hair so it’s not so oily. For me I would say this works better than the TSUBAKI Shiseido Hair Mist that I was previously raving about. I still like the product, but I haven’t been reaching for it since I started using Nature Republic’s Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Essence.
Then there’s the hair oil by Mis En Scene. I’m not really liking it at the moment because it gets my hair quite oily even on the first day of shampooing. I’ll have to play around with it a little bit more because maybe my hair doesn’t need as much as I previously applied. But at the moment my hair has taken a liking to Nature Republic’s Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Essence probably because I also use Nature Republic’s Natural OLIVE Hydro Shampoo & Conditioner .