Hello My Beauty's & Happy Hump Day!(even though it's almost over) I dont have a photo to post right now so I thought I'd give you ladies a little insight into the hair care products I use. One would think after all the styling, & frying that's done to my hair every other week that it would be thin, brittle & broken. Well, luckily for me it's not. My Mom likes to think it's just good genes (because her hair is SUPER thick as well). Me personally, I truly believe it's the hair care products I use as well as my own lilttle "do's" and "dont's". So, I'm going to share with you what I use when I'm not at the beauty salon. Enjoy!! :)
|Panten Full & Thick Shampoo and Conditioner|
Now I know you all may be thinking, "why Pantene, especially as a woman of color?" Well let me tell ya, I have been using Pantene for YEARS and it is amazing! It is one of the few shampoos and conditioners out there that does exactly what it claims to do! It leaves your hair squeeky clean, it helps with repairing breakage, it protects against split ends, and ultimately it removes all build up from daily products such as oil sheens and hair sprays. It also locks in my color whenever I've put a fresh black rinse on my hair. The conditioner gives my hair plenty of volume and shine!! For someone who LOVES her jet black hair, SHINE is MUST!!!
**Tip- It may seem easier to comb your hair out when it's still wet after your wash. Fact is, this is when hair is more subject to breakage if you comb it while it's wet! (ever notice how much hair is in that comb or brush when you do this...that's why) I usually blow dry my hair then re-wet it with water in a spray bottle so that I can lay it down and get under the dryer.**
Let's move on to the products I use after my shampoo and condition, shall we.
|Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion|
I REFUSE to use gel in my hair! So as an alternative, I use Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion to lay my hair down to give it that smooth, straight look just like you get at the Beauty Salon. This basically takes the place of both gel and that "old school" setting lotion such as Lotta body. The wrap lotion will stretch your hair as you wrap it giving you that extra length. Once it's wrapped, you can sit under the dryer (for best results) or you can allow it to air dry. Once it's completely dry, combing it out and styling is a breeze!
**Tip- Once you've wrapped your hair it would be best to use wrap strips to hold your hair in place as it dries. For those ladies with short hair, it prevents you from having those dents and creases in your hair that a traditional head scarf or a head wrap tend to cause. Wrap strips are very reasonable costing anywhere from $1.99-$3.99 (depending on the amount of strips you want)**
Lastly, here's what I use for shine once my hair has dried and I'm prepared to style!
|Smooth N Shine Hair Polisher|
Finally, this is what I use to unwrap my hair after it has dried. As I mentioned earlier, the Foaming wrap lotion makes combing out and styling a breeze! This polisher gives your hair that extra shine and because it's light, it doesn't weigh your hair down and give it that heavy limp feeling. For my short hair ladies who's rocking those spikes and mohawks, this is perfect for that ultimate all over shine. You'd simply pour a bean size amount in your hand, rub together and masage your hair from roots to tip and style!
**Tip- This polisher is great for flat ironing hair. Because it's light, you will continue to have that bounce and movement that you wouldn't get when using Oil Sheen. And it'll also give you a shine that looks natural and not greasy.**
Well Ladies, I truly hope that you all have enjoyed and will benefit from my hair tips. These are the products that I use religiously and as you all can see from my photos as much as I change hairstyles, the average person would have major damage! But it doesnt stop there Beauty's, I have many more tips that I will definitely be sharing with you all in the future....stay tuned! :)