Pocahontas’s hair might have been able to handle the “colors of the wind,” but my hair becomes a tangled mess the second it comes in contact with it– or the second I step out of the shower. I usually shower at night, which means my hair has been through a lot through out the day and needs some extra TLC. I try to brush my hair before I shower to get out most of the knots, which makes brushing my hair easier after getting out of the shower, but it’s generally not enough. Even though my conditioner detangles my hair a bit, I wrap a towel around my hair right after I’m done showering so my hair doesn’t drip everywhere, and once I let it out a few minutes later, it’s tangly again. Thus, I need some good products that will get rid of the tangles in my hair, and these three have been doing a good job at the moment.
Leave in conditioner| Tangled: a story about a young girl (AKA me) wandering through life aimlessly (and painfully) with a tangled web of hair until the glorious day she discovered leave in conditioner. Okay, okay, I’m being facetious. Still, if you asked me about my after shower hair care routine a few years ago, it consisted of a wide toothed comb and me hacking away at my hair until all the knots were out. Since, I have discovered a gentler, and easier after shower hair care routine that I love and is pain free. This leave in conditioner from Healthy Sexy Hair is nice and it doesn’t leave your hair looking or feeling crunchy or soggy. It is very lightweight and the nozzle sprays the product nicely and evenly.
Argan Oil| To add some hydration, calm down the frizz, detangle a bit, and make my hair look healthy and shiny I use the Soy Renewal Argan Oil from Healthy Sexy Hair. I apply a dime sized amount to the ends of my hair because the ends of your hair tend to be the driest and need the most hydration. This isn’t heavy on the hair, and it doesn’t leave your hair looking greasy. Applying oil to your hair after washing it can seem a bit daunting and like it defeats the purpose since you wash your hair to get rid of oil and other nasties, but trust me, it helps!
The Wet Brush| Brushing your hair when it is wet can be harmful, especially if you tug and pull at it harshly. I tried the whole wide toothed comb thing, and I used to use one for a long time, but then I heard about The Wet Brush and decided to try it out for myself; I’ve never looked back! It doesn’t tug and pull at your hair, and if you use a leave in conditioner beforehand then it glides through your hair even more easily. Of course, you all probably know this, but you should never start brushing from the top of your head. You should start at the bottom and then slowly detangle the knots as you move up to your scalp. Another great thing about this brush is that it’s not very expensive. Other well-known popular brushes (ahem, Mason Pearson) that are supposed to be great for your hair are really expensive and just way out of my budget.
I like to try out different products, and generally like to purchase new items when I run out of what I usually use so I’m not sure if I will repurchase this specific leave in conditioner or argan oil; I just want to explore and try new products. If I do change my after shower hair care routine, I will definitely do an update!
What products do you use for your after shower hair care routine?
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