I’ve had a few people ask for my hair care routine, so I figured I’d post it.
Hopefully you still want to see this even after I cut my hair off! Haha
In case you missed that, this is my hair now.
(ignore the mess in the background of the pictures! This is our guest bedroom/makeup room/storage area and it’s a wreck! Work in progress.)
Let’s start with shampoo…
I use the John Frieda Radiant Red shampoo and conditioner most of the time.
I also use the Aussie 3 minute miracle deep conditioner 1x a week.
This doesn’t seem to make a difference as far as fading with my red hair.
Keep in mind, I wash my hair a maximum of 3x a week.
My hair is fine going 3 or even 4 days without being washed because it is used to it now.
At first it was an oily mess, but you have NO IDEA how much healthier my hair is now because of this.
When I get out of the shower and towel dry my hair, I use a TINY amount of the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. It doesn’t make my hair oily or weight it down, but if you use too much it will.
I also use the Aussie Hair Insurance Split End Protector.
I don’t use that so much now that I cut my hair, but it seemed to help when my hair was longer.
Also, try to remember that you absolutely cannot repair split ends. Products such as this only disguise them and sometimes hold them together. There is nothing you can do to repair you hair other than cutting it off. You can minimize the symptoms of the problem, but it won’t go away.
Hair is dead, it cannot heal.
Onto my styling products.
I always, always, ALWAYS use a heat protectant. My favorite is the got2b guardian angel.
I also use a ton of root lifter, thickener and thickening mousse.
You have no idea what a difference this makes for my short hair, especially.
I put the heat protectant in my hair, then I put in some root lift on my roots.
Then I apply mousse to the roots and throughout the hair and dry my hair with a round brush for more volume.
I straighten the pieces that need it and then tease for even more volume.
I use the thickening hairspray to hold the tease all day.
No, I’m not sponsored by Got2b(I wish!) I just love their products, and I purchased every one of the got2b products, the Sally Hershberger Root Lifter I won in a giveaway on Jessica Harlow’s youtube channel.
Another good root lifting mousse is the one by Big Sexy Hair, but $19 is a bit much to spend on a can of mousse in my opinion. I almost splurged on it, but I decided not to.
In case you were wondering, this is the dye I use when I want my hair to be a little more vibrant red.
It’s the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Intense Red for Dark Hair in Medium Auburn.
Lately I’ve been using the Feria Chocolate Cherry dye, as it’s darker and more purple.
Before I cut my hair, I was also taking 10,000 mcg of Biotin per day, and it was really making a difference in how fast my hair was growing. I was having over an inch of growth a month. I decided to cut my hair because despite how fast my hair was growing, my hair is super fine and was just breaking off constantly. I was stuck with this awkward length that I hated, and no matter what I did, it just didn’t seem to make a difference.
So, that’s my full hair care routine.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Also, if you know of any good shampoos for red hair, let me know!