skin | hair | makeup
You can have the perfect outfit, and your make up can be on point, but if your hair is dull and dry, your entire look can seem dreary and worn out! Even though the summer months are gone, I still make sure to take care of my hair, because the colder months can be harsh on your locks too! My fall/winter hair care routine still incorporates a lot of moisture packed products, but I tend to lean more towards the oils than the masks that I would reach for in the summer. I wanted to share some of my favorites fall/winter hair care products!
1. Clarifying Shampoos
I always use clarifying shampoos on a regular basis once autumn has started to clarify my hair from all the summer product buildup. From the sea salt sprays, hairsprays, mouses to dry shampoo buildup, I find that using clarifying shampoos really help to clean out my hair, and it brings out a natural bounce in my hair which I love! I always reach for Herbal Essences Naked collection. The smell is refreshing and it even smells clean! It's Herbal Essences, I think it speaks for itself! I always use this shampoo for clarifying my hair, I love this product because it does what it says, which keeps me happy!
2. Repairing Shampoos and Conditioners
Like I said before, the summer heat can be very damaging on your hair, which is why once a week in the fall I love using a repairing shampoo and conditioner. I recently tried the HASK Argan Oil Repairing shampoo and conditioner and absolutely loved it! The fact that Argan Oil was part of the contents had me sold! I have been using the shampoo and conditioner duo for about a month now, and have actually noticed the difference. Both the products are free of sulfates, parabens, drying alcohol and artificial colors. It is safe to use on color treated hair too, if any of you were wondering!
3. Deep Conditioner
I am all about DIY deep conditioners for my hair on my stay at home spa days, but every now and again, I like having a deep conditioning product in my shower, just in case I didn't make one in advance. I always used an avocado or egg mask for deep conditioning my hair only because I could never decide on a deep conditioner product. I recently started using the HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner. I like the fact that I now just need to pop into my shower for a quick deep conditioning. It obviously saves me a lot of time if I am in a rush. This deep conditioner is also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors. It has a pleasant smell and the consistency is just like a conditioner. I have found that it's super hydrating and makes my hair smooth and soft. All those damaging signs of the summer heat are long so I am extremely pleased with the results! I usually apply the deep conditioner after using my shampoo and conditioner, and let it sit for about 10 minutes and then rinse away.
4. Oil Shine Treatments
Even though the summer heat is no longer damaging your hair, the winter winds can be harsh on your hair. I always remember to apply some sort of dry hair oil or serum to my hair before stepping out the door. Not only does the oil or serum protect your hair from the harsh weather, it also leaves provides a frizz free look. Most oils also leave your hair with a healthy shine. My two go to oil shine treatments are the HASK Argan Oil Shine Treatment which helps in instantly providing a frizz-free shine without leaving an oily residue. Argan oil is actually rich in essential fatty acids, which penetrate into your hair to restore shine and provide soft, silky results in dry, damaged hair. I apply a few drops onto my styled hair, concentrating on the ends of my hair.
My second favorite hair oil treatment is the OGX argon oil of morocco! It's a weightless healing dry oil that helps with eliminating split ends and frizziness! Just a little TLC for my hair! It is in a pump spray bottle, and all i do is spritz it concentrating towards the ends of my hair to get the healthy shine!
5. Protect your hair!
Lastly, there is no point in taking the time and effort in your hair care if you don't protect your hair! On days that you can, try to use those fashion accessories we all own and love druing the winter months. I always make sure to step out the door with a beanie or a winter chic hat to protect my hair. I am also a big pony tail person, which is great in the winter since my hair is all tother and not flying all in my face when its super windy. All though, if you do decide to use any of the tips I mentioned above, you might as well show off your moisturized shiny locks off!!
ps. Hask beauty products can be purchased from their website or your local Walgreens, Ulta or Target ( check website for which stores carry Hask products near you!).
This post was sponsored by Brandbacker
East coast based. Dentist by day. Lifestyle blogger by choice.