Hi everyone! Wow long time no see… completely my fault I know! 🙁 How is everyone doing??
I have a huge confession- I’ve never really learned how to take care of my hair! I simply never had any interest in taking care of it. Is that bad? I spend 95% of my morning routine on makeup and 5% on my hair. 5% seems a little generous. Let’s make that 98% makeup, 2% hair. My current hair routine consists of washing my hair with shampoo & conditioner (usually Herbal Essences), adding a couple drops of diamond oil to the bottom ends of my hair, and then letting it air dry overnight (don’t tell my grandma this, she’s told me over and over again never to go to bed with my hair wet).
This hair care routine is better than what it was a few years ago, when I would dye and bleach my hair using box hair dye, and then blow dry & straighten my hair every single day sans heat protectant spray. It was an understatement that my hair was hopelessly damaged. Now that I discovered diamond and argon oil, I’ve stopped blow drying & straightening my hair for a couple years now, since I found it dries naturally much smoother than it did without the oil.
And now, it’s time to get a little serious about my hair care routine! The wedding count down has begun and I have a little less than 6 months to repair my hair! Ahhh scary!
This is the hair regimen prescribed by my hairdresser, Debbie! Fun fact, Debbie has been cutting my fiancee’s family’s hair since he was 3 years old!! And now I’m lucky enough to have her to my hair too!
Here are the products she recommended me to start with:
- Redken Color Extend Shampoo (to be used with the conditioner every 2-3 days)
- Redken Color Extend Conditioner
- Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask (to be used as a deep conditioner once a week)
I’ll be checking back every month or so to let you know if I see any differences in my hair! I’m excited to see the results! Currently, I spend about $15-$20 every 2 or 3 months or so on hair products (shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant spray which lasts me a few months, and diamond oil which lasts a few months as well). For these 3 Redken Products alone, I spent about $75.
If you are like me and have no idea where to start with a hair care routine, especially if you dye your hair, join me on this journey and let me know your thoughts!