Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Temptalia Asks You


What is your current hair care routine? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’m testing out a new shampoo/conditioner set (can’t say what yet!) – I don’t really do anything else to my hair (no leave-in conditioners, masks, etc.).

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41 thoughts on “What is your current hair care routine?

  1. Ashley

    All at night:
    1) Comb through with wide-tooth comb
    2) Brush with nylon bristle brush for 5-10 minutes, being very thorough to brush through every every from root to tip.
    3) Hop in shower and scrub/massage hair and scalp as if I were lathering up shampoo, only without actually using any product.
    4) Squeeze water out, towel-dry, and put up in a specific way so as to have a consistent wavy curl similar to my own natural texture the next morning. It air-dries over night.

    So yeah, that’s it. Water-only, don’t use any styling products. Haven’t in years actually. Cheapest, easiest, and most reliable hair care routine to date.

    • Fatana

      Does ur hair smell bad? Since u don’t condition or shampoo it.

    • Lindz

      I’ve been wanting to try this for so long, but I have a very oily scalp! I really want to try the Morrocco Method hair care products. Which bristle brush do you use?

      • Ashley

        Fatana – no, it actually doesn’t. At first my scalp might have smelled a little less “fresh,” but it never smelled gross. Just didn’t smell like clean fragrance. I don’t think my hair ever really even smelled actually once I went water-only. I’d think that if it did smell, one could just use a DIY hair spray with essential oils to add a scent to it after showering.

        Lindz – My hair, while dry-ish on the lengths and ends, was also always oily. After 2 days of not shampooing, you’d be able to tell, but then my lengths would look awesome. Now about 2+ months in, I really don’t get oily on my scalp. Like… if I run my fingers over my scalp, I don’t actually feel any slick oil residue. And I just use some old cheap Goody one, it’s one of those round brushes. I rinse it every night and wash it with soap 1-2 times a week. Once I started using the brush, it definitely made a difference, and my scalp no longer shows any build-up. It’s a bit gross though – when combing and brushing, any dead skin cells, dust/dirt, and oil that has combined together will stick to the tools and create a thick whiteish coating. This isn’t visible on my hair, and I no longer have anything transfer to my hands if I’m casually running my hands through my hair, and the residue rinses off entirely with water.

  2. I’ve been loving the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. For a product you can buy at Walmart, it’s AMAZING!!! :)
    For a deep conditioner, I use one from the Matrix Biolage line. And then I use Moroccan Argan Oil Cream after I get out of the shower… :)

  3. Daily shampoo & Condition plus blowdry! Very damaging, I know :(

  4. Tigress

    I use Organix Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner every other day, followed by the Coconut Milk leave in serum by the same brand. I let my hair air dry as much as possible and then blow dry it to smooth it out for a few minutes.

  5. I’m testing out a new shamp/cond set but after i get out of the shower i always use my macadamia leave in conditioner and then the macadamia healing oil treatment. they make my hair so soft, shiny, and healthy looking. luckily those products last a long time because you don’t need much :) so very worth the money

  6. lazeny

    I stopped using shampoo since January. I’ve been cleaning my hair w/ baking soda, and rinse it w/ water and apple cider vinegar. My hair has never been healthier and it’s very forgiving on my natural curls – no frizz.

    • Ashley

      I tried no-poo, but it a) made my scalp verrry itchy, b) broke me out, c) felt like too much effort, d) smelled weird in the shower. Water-only works insanely better for me, but yes, my hair is also much healthier than it once was! It now has a reddish tint to the ends though, but is never really dry.

  7. Eli

    I use the l’Oréal Everstrong Reconstruct shampoo every 2-3 days along with the conditioner on the top half of my hair, and on my lenghts I use either the l’Oréal Everstrong deep replenishing masque or the Organix moroccan oil masque. I rarely blowdry in the summer and stopped using my straightner a couple weeks ago, I just wear my hair in a side ponytail everyday and keep it wavy. When I blowdry I use my Sally Herschberger Go with the Blow thermal styler or my Tresemmé heat protectant.

  8. Avatar of Vix Vix

    I wash my hair every other day with Tresemme shampoo and conditioner (usually something moisturising as my hair is dry from heat styling). I use Aussie 3 Minute Miracle maybe once a month is my hair is feeling dehydrated. Tresemme heat protection spray for blowdrying and a heat protection flatiron/finishing spray to straighten. I don’t use any other products on my hair, and although I straighten it every other day (Srsly my natural hair is like a blonde, toned down Afro) it’s in really good condition and only feels dry if I skip conditioning.

  9. When I shower: Whatever shampoo I have at the moment (currently, Shimmerlights). Rinse. Whatever conditioner I have (currently, a pink Pantene…something, but I’m very nearly out). Rinse. Air-dry. Straighten whenever I feel like it. Curl whenever I feel like it. Dye it sometimes.
    I’m a lazy bum.

  10. Ayzee

    Mild shampoo and conditioner everyday, deep conditioner every 3 days.
    I always use a wide-tooth comb.
    Dry my hair using a fan instead of blowdryer.
    I use heat protectant serum before I use my curling iron/straightener

    If i can get away with it, I wash my hair the night before and just use dry shampoo in the morning. Saves a lot of time for me. Haha!

  11. Sherdil

    A very intresting question indeed =) I recently updated my weekly hair care routine and I believe it’s paying off:

    1) Firstly, I’m down to washing my hair two times a week. If I’ve been a lot at the gym, it might be three times a week.
    2) I wash my hair with shampoo twice (one time for getting rid of grease and old styling products and one time for giving the shampoo a chance to really do it’s job)
    3) I use a soothing hair mask after the shampoo and leave it in for approximatly 2-3 minutes while I use a nice shower gel for my body.
    4) Rinse out the hair mask and applying conditioner. Rinse out the conditioner with lukewarm rather than hot water.
    5) Giving the hair some time to dry out, applying a heat protecting gel and then blowdry and occasionally using a hair straightener.

    I rather treat my hair thoroughly twice a week and be happy with the styling results than doing something half-heartedly.

  12. Kathrina

    I wash my hair every other day with shampoo and conditioner. I put in a mask each time, too, but I soon realized that you don’t do your hair any good by overdoing hair care so I will just reach for mask about every two weeks.

  13. Avatar of artemis artemis

    shampoo, air-dry, blow-dry

  14. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Since discovering Moroccan Oil a few years ago, it’s blissfully simple. Shampoo (AG – a great Canadian brand – or whatever salon litre bottle Costco happens to carry) and then Moroccan oil applied to towel dried hair and a bit more after I’ve finished drying/flat ironing. Moroccan Oil has eliminated the need for anything else -conditioner, styling products, glossing/smoothing products. Once in a while, in winter, I might use some conditioner if I have time but rarely do I need it.

  15. Maureen

    Alternate Bb. Color Care Shampoo and conditioner with Bb. Mending Shampoo and conditioner, Bb. Thickening Serum, and Bb. Tonic Lotion spray. I don’t use anything but a wide-toothed comb. No blow-drying or hair brushes… and my hair is pin-straight.

  16. Avatar of Julia Julia

    I use Lush Cosmetics solid seanik shampoo followed by their solid jungle conditioner. I am absolutely in love with their solid conditioner. It doesn’t feel like anything going on and you only have to rinse for a second, but it makes your hair so soft. When I get out of the shower I comb my hair and then lightly blowdry it.

  17. Devi

    I have my father’s dry hair and recently my scalp has become flaky, so I do two things.

    For the past couple of months, I have been massaging extra virgin olive oil into my scalp, then leaving it there for at least half an hour (sometimes longer) before washing my hair.

    I carry about a spoonful of brown sugar with me, and I massage it GENTLY into my scalp for exfoliation. It’s actually kind of moisturizing, and I use brown sugar to exfoliate my face and neck as well.

    I then use a little bit of Garnier Fructis’ Anti Dandruff Shampoo (doesn’t really work for me, and feels drying more than anything) on the top front of my head, because that tends to be my problem area. I finish off with Garnier Fructis sleek and shine conditioner.

    Thanks to the olive oil, my dry hair isn’t such a hassle for me.. it feels so healthy and moisturized. And using brown sugar to treat my scalp seems to work more effectively than a dandruff shampoo. I ran my fingers through my hair just now to test, and my fingertips came up empty! (As opposed to last week when I didn’t use brown sugar and my scalp was a mess).

    And then I wrap a towel around my head for about twenty minutes, then take it off and let my hair air dry.

    • Cords

      I wash my hair at MOST twice a week. Washing your hair daily, makes your head produce more oil, which makes you need to wash your hair more.
      SO, since i have oily skin, i have greasy hair.
      I wash my hair once with shampoo to get the grease and dirt out.
      I rinse that out.
      I re shampoo and massage that into my scalp for about 5 mintues.
      Rinse that out thoroughly.
      Apply conditioner to the length of my hair
      rinse that out in hot enoughh water, then i turn the cold tap up and the hot tap off completely and blast the entire length of my hair with cold water.
      This seals the hair shaft all the way down and gives an excellent shine to my hair.
      Towel dry and apply a leave in conditioner because my hair is incredibly tangly lately.
      Brush through with my hair brush (for some reason i CANNOT find a widetooth comb in my town)
      Then i blow dry my hair.
      I dont use a straighteners because i have pretty pin straight hair anyways.
      Ive recieved compliments on how soft and shiny my hair is and i get asked what i use regularly. I happen to SWEAR by cold water. Give it a try! It also prolongs the clean hair feel. So you need to wash your hair less because it stuns the grease producing follicle and it reduces production of sebum (My uncle is a professional hair stylist and he was shocked to know that i knew that trick.)

  18. Shampoo/Condition with Biolage
    Umberto Blow Dry Lotion
    Blow Dry
    Curl with 1 1/2″ curling iron
    Kenra Medium Hairspray
    Umberto Shine Spray

    or

    Got2b Flat Iron Protectant
    Flat Iron
    One n Only Argon Oil
    Umbero Shine Spray

  19. Nicci

    Pureology Nanoworks shampoo and conditioner. I only wash my hair every other day. Every third day I use Nexxus Phyto organics Chroma Life color lock masque :-)

  20. Teresa

    I co-wash, i.e. scrub my scalp with conditioner (Suave Naturals Coconut). Then I rinse out and use a deeper conditioner (Giovanni 50/50) and leave that on my hair while i wash, shave, etc. Then I detangle using a wide tooth comb and rinse that out and scrunch a hard holding gel (Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee) into my hair while bent in half in the shower, hanging my head upside down. I squeeze out the excess water with a microfiber towel and diffuse upside down until 75 percent dry. Then I scrunch in a lighter gel (Kinky Curly Curling Custard) and diffuse for another 2 or 3 minutes. Flip my hair back, shake it out and don’t touch it until it’s 100 percent dry. When it’s 100 percent dry I can scrunch out crunch, if there is any. It sounds complicated but it’s not and the results are soft, touchable, almost frizz free curls. :)

  21. Kristin

    I get my hair blown out twice a week. I have become so fed up with trying to style my hair, especially in this heat and humidity. It’s expensive, but I feel that I spend so much more money trying to find products that work.

  22. Violet

    I wash my hair once a week, possibly twice if I get caught in rain and it looks dreadful.
    1) Shampoo only from the scalp and an inch out. (KMS Color Vitality)
    2) Apply conditioner (Color Vitality). Leave in for about 15 minutes. (I obviously leave the shower during this time).
    3) Just put my head under the showerhead to rinse out conditioner, then apply Joico’s Moisture Recovery. LOVE THIS STUFF, best hair treatment ever. I leave it in anywhere between 30 mins to two hours. Rinse out, brush through my hair using a round brush, then once my hair is only just damp, I make big, loose pincurls to get my natural curls under control.

    I use cool water to preserve colour longer.

    Every now and then, when I feel my hair needs a little extra pampering, I put in Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) and leave it for a few hours. Works wonders.

  23. Moroccan oil shampoo & conditioner 3 times per week
    Neutrogena deep moisture mask before & after I straighten my hair (It’s a 10 treatment + T3 wet-to-dry straightener and featherweight blowdryer)
    or just leave it to curl and use Moroccan Oil Styling cream to smooth out the frizzies

  24. I alternate Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo with Klorane Papyrus Milk Shampoo every other day, and everyday I use Klorane Papyrus Milk Conditioner. To style I use the Klorane Papyrus Milk leave in treatment. No other styling product, ironing or blow drying. Once a week (mostly sunddays) I wash my hair with a deep cleaning product, currently Oriflame Peppermint and cranberry shampoo.

  25. Avatar of chris chris

    I am African American and have worn relaxers, weaves and most recently wigs (2 years-to give hair a rest). In March, I began using Salerm Hair Falling Shampoo and alternating between their Wheat Germ Mask and Balsm Protein Conditioner. I recently added a Vitamin E Leave-In. I love the line. I use little if no styling products. I think AA women have been conditioned to believe we need spritz, oil, pomade. I use a generic Biosilk Serum about once a week and get my hair done every 10 days.

  26. Becca

    I CO wash, aka I don’t use shampoo, only conditioner. When I get in the shower, I coat my scalp and length in conditioner, then leave it for 10-15 minutes while I shave/body wash/exfoliate/whatever. Then I massage my scalp and rinse, and add a heavy conditioner to the length, then rinse again. I use a teeny bit of coconut oil while my hair is wet for softness and shine, then wait until my hair is damp and comb out and set in rollers, or blowdry, depending on whether or not I want it straight or curly/wavy.

  27. naomi

    1)shampoo and condition every-other night
    2)deep condition every sunday
    3)mousse after I wash my hair
    4)and I twist my hair up in diy pin curls after i wash it. It really helps you waves stand out.

  28. Madison

    oooh boy i have a super long hair routine

    1.) Shower with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo, rinse out then mix American Cream Conditioner by LUSH and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Conditioner, let it soak in for a while and rinse out
    2.) Put hair into towel for about 5 minutes then put in R&B by LUSH, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum and Redken Satinwear Blow Dry Lotion
    3.) Blow Dry hair being especially careful on my bangs so they look just right
    4.) Straighten my hair (or skip this step if im curling)
    5.) Put in my clip-in extensions
    6.) If hair is straight, blend hair and extensions with straightener if not, curl
    7.) Put in Bed Head After Party and done! :)

    It usually takes me about an hour/ hour and 15 minutes in the morning but my hair looks really good afterwards

  29. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    I wash/condition every other day, with a few exceptions. Because I have scent sensitivities, I’ve migrated over to organic products, and those are sulfate/silcone free products.

    I wash at night and sleep on it, having really absorbent hair, it’s the best method of drying for me. (This might not work for straighter haired people, as it doesn’t seem to make my wavy hair look odd.)

    Occasionally, on day #2, I’ll use some Suave dry shampoo if I think my hair needs a pick-me-up, but my hair’s got a bit of volume naturally, and too much dry shampoo makes it extra poofy.

  30. Meg

    I shampoo and condition 3-4 times per week. I alternate between John Frieda’s Go Blonder lightening shampoo/conditioner and the Go Blonder color renew ones (you know, the purple ones that take out the brass). I use L’Oreal’s EverPure moisture deep conditioner about once a week in place of a regular conditioner. I use the John Frieda Go Blonder spray, too, which has been working well for me. I haven’t needed touchups on my highlights in months and months. I blowdry/straighten my hair 80 percent of the time, and let it air dry and just scrunch the waves and go the other 20 percent.

  31. grace

    i have quite OILY hair so i dont wash it that much otherwise it would just get more oily.
    i wash it evry 3 days with shampoo x 2 then condition the ends.
    my hair is very long.
    i use treatment once or twice a week. usually use macadamia hair repair mask
    i let it airdry a bit before blowdrying and i use Redkin heat protector or GHD heat spray.
    i also use GHD serum to calm the friz when it gets fluffy.
    i dont actually use my GHD straightner that much, maybe once a week at the most!
    x

    • Violet

      What shampoo do you use? It could be the reason for the oiliness, as it could be drying out your scalp, causing it to produce more oils which in turn makes your hair greasy.

  32. Chelsea

    Brush my hair
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Blow Dry (If I want to straighten it)
    Straighten (If I blow dried it)