It’s all about that balayage! Blonde hair, gray hair, pastel hair…the lighter the better! We are all obsessed with the current on trend hair colors. The very high maintenance ones, especially if you have naturally dark hair like me. It’s never easy or healthy for your hair when you bleach it. So here’s my summer hair care routine to help keep my hair shiny and healthy!
Growing up I always just used whatever shampoo my mom would buy, which 9 times out of 10, would be something cheap from a department store. I always thought it worked well in my hair because it did its job of cleaning it. Once I started coloring and bleaching my hair, I knew that it was time for me to step up my shampoo game.
If you have color-treated or bleached hair you should use a shampoo that’s sulfate free. That’s the best for your hairs health. You don’t want a shampoo that’s going to be stripping your hair causing it to feel brittle and look dull.
Now I mostly use salon brand shampoos recommended to me by my trustworthy hairstylist. I currently alternate between two shampoos:
Color Proof SuperRich Moisture Shampoo and AG Thikk Wash Volumizing Shampoo.
I have oily hair, but since I have bleached it my hairstylist suggested that I use a moisturizing shampoo to help maintain my hair’s health. Since she knows about my struggle with my oily hair she also suggested that I alternate between the moisturizing shampoo and a volumizing shampoo. The AG volumizing shampoo is light on my hair and smells amazing!
The conditioner I use is Color Proof SuperRich Moisture Condition. I only apply it to the ends of my hair where you would make your ponytail. This way my roots and scalp don’t get oily too quickly.
I also like to do a deep conditioning treatment 2-3 times a month. I have a few favorite ones depending on how much time I have that morning or night.
For the days I’m pushed for time, I skip conditioner and use FLOW instantINTENSITY 30-second treatment. This product is GREAT! Most treatments need to be left in your hair for at least 10 minutes if not more to have an effect, but not this one. 30 seconds is all it takes. If you feel like you never have time for conditioning treatments, try this one out. It leaves your hair smelling fresh, feeling smooth, looking shiny.
If I have more time I like to use Revlon’s Uniq One Super10R Mask. It is very moisturizing and helps repair damage from chemical processes and heat. For this treatment, I would apply it generously to the ends of my hair and then I’ll clip it up and put a shower cap over it. Go about my shower and leave it in for as little as 20 minutes. Then I’d rinse it and go about styling my hair.
Post Shower Care:
Leave-in Conditioner & Detangler
After I towel dry my hair, I spray my favorite detangler, Revlon Uniq One. Yes, the same line as the mask I previously mentioned. It is my favorite hair product of all time. It has a ton of benefits and leaves your hair smelling clean all day. And it’s not too heavy on my hair either.
Depending on the day I would either blow dry my hair or let it air dry as I do my makeup.
I live in New York and it’s super hot and humid in the summer time so when my hair is completely dry and all styled I generously spray my hair with the Color Proof HumidityRx, an anti-frizz weatherproof spray. I was surprised to see that this product actually works. This product is also good to use if you’re going to the gym. I spray my bangs with it so that when I’m sweating, my hair doesn’t get messed up at all!
This is my current summer haircare routine that I find to work wonders! If you guys have any holy grail hair care products let me know in the comments below! I love trying out new products. All of the products in this post are salon brands, I’m not too sure if you could find them in basic retail stores, although Ulta does sell the AG hair products! Let me know if you guys try any of these products out.