Monday has rolled around again - but at least the weather over the weekend was great! It warmed up some from last week, which was a little reassuring. I was starting to worry with all the cool weather that our winter this year is going be like last year. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that that doesn't happen again!
With all the summer heat, frizz, pool water, & etc I have been trying to be extra protective of my hair. Many of you know that I am a huge supporter of using dry shampoo. In order to keep styling heat away from my hair as much as possible, I have developed a summer hair routine that works pretty great!
For day one, I start out by shampooing my hair and using conditioner (just regular conditioner, not a mask) . I currently use the Restore line of Living Proof.
After washing my hair, I use Garnier Fructise Damage Eraser Split End Bandage. I use one pump and spread it all over the ends of my hair.
I let my hair air dry, and then use my flat iron to get it straight - when my hair is air dried, it is frizzy and slightly wavy. A flat iron is a must for me! After these steps, I style my hair and wear it down.
For the second day, I start off by spraying in dry shampoo at the roots. (Batiste is the best I've found - and so cheap!) I give that 3 or 4 minutes to "soak in", and then shake out the excess.
I then put Tresemme's Keratin Smooth oil - 2 pumps - and rub it on the ends of my hair only. Getting this in the roots of your hair will make your hair really greasy.
Last, I use Not Your Mother's hairspray and tease up my hair so it isn't "second day flat". I may use my flat iron to run over any parts that didn't stay straight from the first day, or use my curling iron to curl the ends on the rare occasion. I usually end up wearing my hair half up or in a cute pony tail on the second day.
I can usually only get my hair to last until this third day. Much after that, and it's pretty unmanageable.
I repeat steps 1 and 3 from day two. I spray in dry shampoo, let it soak, shake it out, and then use hairspray to tease up the roots. I use a flat iron or curling iron for touch ups.
To keep my hair looking like I did just wash it, I use a shine spray. I really like the Umberto brand (you can find it at Target). I spray this on my hair, somewhere between a light and moderate amount. You can spray this on your ends and your roots.
Most of the time on the third day, I end up wearing my hair up in a messy bun. Less frequently I will wear it half up or wear another pony tail again.
Then, you just repeat with day 1! Usually once every 2 weeks I try to use a clarifying shampoo to get any buildup out of my hair. I like Neutrogena's clarifying shampoo when I can find it.
What are your hair tricks and products for making your hair last more than one day?