Disney gave me unrealistic expectations about hair.

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Hello everyone!

I was getting quite a few questions about my hair care so I thought I'll just do a blog post about it and list out everything I use for my hair and how I maintain it.

How true is the title of my blog post! How did the Disney princesses manage to escape the clutches of evil queens, go on crazy adventures, live underwater (Ariel, I'm looking at you), all whilst maintaining their gorgeous, flawless and silky locks. My hair definitely does not look like that no matter how much I try to tame it...wish I had access to the princess' hair care, guess my routine will have to do for now.

A little background on my hair type, it's wavy/curly, gets really frizzy and is quite long, goes down to my back and oh my God it's such a struggle to make it look good!

Just a few tips that definitely have helped me grow out my hair and keep it healthy:

  • I only wash my hair 3 times a week.
  • Always use heat protectant before using any heat styling tools.
  • Do a deep treatment at least once a week.
  • Air dry my hair 90% of the time.
  • Using hair targeted supplements.
A little disclaimer before I get in to the products I use everything that I use works for my hair but it might be different for your hair type.

First starting with shampoo and conditioner, I love the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette line specifically the moisturizing range. The shampoo makes my hair feel clean but not stripped at all and the conditioner is excellent, super moisturizing and my hair always feels soft after using it. Moreover it doesn't break the bank either. 

I definitely use deep conditioners at least once a week and I love the Carol's daughter Monoi repairing hair mask, not only does it leave my hair feeling super soft and moisturized, I definitely notice less breakage and added bonus it smells like musk which I love. However, it is quite expensive at $32 so another great cheaper alternative that I use is the Aussie 3 minute miracle, which is also very moisturizing, smells like coconuts and only $3! 

Apart from using a deep conditioner, I do oil my hair at least once a week. My favorite is coconut oil, I just pour out some in a bowl, heat it up in the microwave and massage all into my scalp and on the lengths of my hair, leave it in over night and take a shower in the morning. Moreover, I do also love the Carol's daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir, that I try to use overnight once a week as well, I love how refreshed my scalp feels after using this oil, you do feel a pleasant tingly feeling on your scalp after applying it.

I don't wash my hair everyday because doing so strips your hair of it's natural oils. My hair doesn't get greasy very easily so I can get away with not washing it for 2-3 days but using a dry shampoo definitely helps my hair look cleaner for longer. There are so many dry shampoos in the drug store and they are super affordable, one of my favorites is the Tresemme one.

Moving on to styling after washing my hair, My hair gets super frizzy so I after washing it I always put in leave in conditioner, which definitely helps tame the frizz and smooth it out. My all time favorite leave in conditioner is 'it's a 10 miracle leave in conditioner', I love how it comes in a spray bottle so I can evenly distribute it through out my hair and doesn't weigh my hair down at all. A cheaper alternative that I like as well is the Garnier Fructis leave in conditioner which gets the job done as well but have to use it sparingly because it does weigh down the hair a little bit. 

Like I mentioned earlier my hair is wavy/curly so after applying the leave in conditioner, I put in a coin sized amount of mousse throughout the lengths of my hair, this just helps keep the curls in place and not get frizzy. I really like the John Frieda Frizz ease curl reviver mousse, it just checks all the right boxes for my hair.

One last thing that I use to help keep frizz at bay is dry oil, usually after styling my hair or on days that I don't wash my hair and I notice frizziness, I use 1-2 pumps of the Dove dry oil, rub it between my fingers and apply it evenly through out my  hair. I love the dry oils because they don't make your hair greasy at all but at the same time get rid of dryness/frizziness in your hair. 

Before using any heat style styling tools, I always use a heat protectant on my hair, just helps keep my hair healthy and not damage it with the heat. I always use oil based heat protectant because I think that suits my hair type and helps with getting rid of the frizz as well. I really like the sexy hair heat protectant, I love that it comes in a spray so I can evenly distribute it and smells amazing. 

Lastly I take the Nature's bounty extra strength hair, skin and nail supplements every night. I definitely recommend taking supplements containing biotin if you're trying to grow out your hair, I've noticed my hair grows a lot faster and longer when I use biotin (check with your doctor before you take any supplements). 

Hope these tips and products are helpful, leave me a comment below and let me know what your tips and tricks are. 


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