Two months ago I decided to grow my hair. I’ve been rocking short hair for some time now and while it’s easy I long for the cascading locks I used to have. I know that there was a time my hair touched my ribs but I can’t even remember what it feels like. What I really remember is that my hair was thick, frizzy and heavy. So this time, I’m growing my hair out but I have a plan. I intend to have soft, healthy and smooth hair. Instead of barely caring for my hair I’ve started a hair care routine that focuses on nourishment and protection. So I’m going to start on a good base and I’ve started by using a good range of hair care and then nourishing my hair between washes.
Step 1: Use good products (like the Davines OI range)
I’m guilty of taking advantage of my hair. I went through 6 months without bothering to brush much and using whatever shampoo and conditioner was int e shower (while my husband used Kerastase). Now, I wash, condition and treat my hair with the Davines OI range and I am loving it. The range contains roucou oil which is an antioxidant and prevents hair ageing, which is just what I need. I have been using the shampoo and conditioner for a good three weeks and I can say that my hair is softer, shinier and smoother than it was a month ago. I find that my hair dries faster when I use the conditioner compared to others and the OI Beautifying Potion leaves my hair tangle-free and soft. The range does have a very strong smell that I can’t quite put my finger on, but I like it.
The shampoo is sulfate-free which is a huge plus but isn’t noticeable at all. I usually find that sulfate-free shampoos tend to foam less and you end up using more, but I haven’t experienced that with the Davines OI Shampoo. I have been using a tiny amount and my hair has been great.
I always used to wonder what the fuss was about when it came to salon-quality hair products and the Davines OI range has proved to be far superior to anything I have bought at a drugstore. Also, with the amounts I’m using it will definitely last longer too.
If you want hair that is light, soft, smooth and shiny, try out the Davines OI range. The range includes the Davines OI Shampoo, Davines OI Conditioner, Davines OI Beautifying Potion leave-in serum and the Davines OI All-in-one Milk. There is also a body range which smells just as delicious. The shampoo and conditioner are award-winning so I’m not the only one who loves it. You can buy Davines products from Carlton salons nationwide.
P.S I was not paid to say this, nor did Davines send me these products. I received these products from a salon in a goody bag and was not required to review them.
Step 2: Encourage growth
In addition to using a good hair care range I’ve decided to nourish my hair between washes. this includes:
- Using a coconut and olive oil treatment twice a week and wash it off the next morning. The fatty acids in coconut oil are excellent for nourishing your scalp and hair and a nourished scalp promotes hair growth. Always make sure that you use extra virgin coconut oil and not the one from the beauty aisle, the food-safe coconut oil is often of a better quality. Plus, you can buy a big jar and keep half for cooking too.
- Massage my scalp. I don’t need an excuse to give myself a head massage (or solicit one from the hubby), so this one is easy to stick to. Massaging your scalp will encourage blood circulation and deliver nutrients to the hair follicles. Try to massage your scalp once or twice a day.
- Nourishing my body. I used to follow fads, but I’m done with that. In my old age I appreciate that if your body is not nourished from the inside, you can;t expect your skin and hair to function perfectly. Try to keep your diet healthy and keep drinking as much water as you can.
- Staying away from heat. Heat damages your hair strands and the best way to keep them healthy is to stay away from heat. I am trying to style my hair twice a week at the most, which is challenging, but I am already enjoying not having to smell burnt hair everyday.
What do you do to take care of your hair?