Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hair Care Routine - Healty, Sexy Hair!

I go through phases of interest with beauty products. For a few weeks I’ll be completely obsessed with blush. I’ll only buy blush, coordinate my makeup looks around my blush color, eat, sleep, breathe blushes. Then without warning it will be bronzer. I’ll look at all of my bronzers one morning and decide I don’t have nearly enough. Then, for weeks, I’ll be all about bronzer.

For a long time I’ve neglected my hair. I’ve been wrapped up with various makeup product micro-obsessions while my hair gets nothing more than a splash of cheapie drugstore shampoo and a quick comb out with the matching conditioner. It's been a completely uninspired, amazingly monotonous, wash and go routine.

Then all of a sudden one day at Ulta I couldn’t bring myself to spend any more money on boring-but-it-will-suffice shampoo and conditioner. As I stood there in the drugstore section of my Ulta, all of a sudden, I was inspired to take special care of my hair.

Now, I’m not the sort of person who buys a product on a whim. For me, half the fun is researching a new product, reading blog posts, watching youtube videos, scouring makeupalley reviews. I LOVE that stuff (it’s a big reason I was inspired to create my own beauty blog!). So even though I was suddenly all about my hair, I wasn't ready to shell out $30 for a bottle without doing my research.

Without the time to properly prepare to make a hair care investment I decided to pick up a shampoo and conditioner duo whose price point seemed more reasonable for a spur of the moment purchase. Little did I know, my new $15 shampoo and conditioner would be my new holy grail!

The shampoo is sulfate-free, which I wasn’t thrilled about at first. Sulfate-free shampoos are better for your hair because they don't strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. This improves the health of your hair over time and will teach it to regulate it's oil production, but it usually comes at a price; a fairly lengthy adjustment period where your hair is WAY more oily than usual.

Somehow, though, this shampoo bypasses that oily stage and takes you straight to shiny, healthy, not-too-oily hair, no two weeks of up-dos or hair turbans necessary!

This duo made took about a week to make my color treated hair softer, shinier, and LESS greasy than usual! I honestly can't remember ever being this pleased with a shampoo and conditioner. What a difference they've made!

The leave-in conditioner is an added bonus, I've actually been using this for years as a way to detangle and protect my locks before my daily blow-dry. It adds to the shine and moisture, but I take care to spray sparingly and only at my roots where my hair needs extra moisturizing care.

The shampoo, conditioner and leave-in spray can be purchased at Ulta online or in stores.

I hope you enjoyed this review! Don't you love it when you have beauty serendipity, and a prefect product just seems to fall into your lap?

What are your hair care staples? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!

xoxo - Katie

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