Monday, February 25, 2013

Must Have: Hair Products

You've seen pictures, and those that subscribe to my YouTube channel know first hand how long my hair is. I am one of the lucky few who has never had a problem growing my hair out. For as long as I can remember, my hair has always been long. Like at my waist or longer. Well except for that one time right before my freshman year of college...and we don't like to talk about that ;-)
Throughout the years, I have been horrible to my hair. It's been a million colors including Ronald McDonald red and even blond and it's been fried by curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers. I had split ends like crazy too. All that craziness starting in college and not ending until maybe 2008. Every now and then, I do straighten or curl my hair, but definitely not as frequently as before (which was like everyday).
Currently, my hair is down to my butt. And for those wondering (because people do actually ask), Yes...I sit on my hair sometimes, yes I have to move my hair to the side wen I go to the bathroom, and yes, when putting on my jeans or shorts, I have gotten my hair "stuck" in the back.
With my little guys hair being long as well, I make sure to take care of their hair...which in turn, makes me take care of my hair.
Here are some of the products that I (and my guys) are currently using to keep our hair clean, healthy, curly (my guys), and split end free...

I want to start by saying that I don't wash my hair or my boys' hair every day. I do condition our hair everyday though.

I got a travel size Clear shampoo and conditioner last summer in my influenster summer vox box and have been hooked ever since. I can honestly say that this shampoo really cleans our hair. When I rinse my hair after sudsing up I can see how dirty the water is that is going down the drain. It leaves my hair feeling great too. This is the conditioner that we use everyday.

About every 3rd shampoo, I do a mixture of the clear shampoo with this...

I use the Clear shampoo at my roots and this shampoo (coconut oil infused with the Tiare flower) at my ends, to give it moisture...since we all know that shampooing can dry out your hair especially at the ends. 

On the days I use the above shampoo on my boys, while their hair is still wet, I comb this oil through their hair...

...and let it air dry. This has been ah-may-zing in keeping my boys curls locked and moisturized as they sleep and through out the week. For me, I use this as sort of a leave in conditioner, but wash it out. So after I wash my hair, I apply this to my damp hair and put it up under a cap and leave in for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, I get back in the shower and "wash" it out. I then let my hair air dry. In fact, I never blow dry my hair...always air dry.

Sometimes humidity likes to rear its ugly head and reek havoc on our hair. Good 'ol coconut oil to save the day...

Just a bit on the ends (keeping it away from the roots--or else your hair will look greasy all day) keeps our hair from frizzing and poufing.

What are your must have hair stuffs? Any "holy grail" items that you can't live without?


  1. i use the coconut oil for my skin - i have ketosis pilaris and since i started using it, it went away!

    i use a natural shampoo (Yes to Carrots) and the only thing i use for my hair is black hair dye to keep the grays away. how embarrassing!

    1. I also use coconut oil on my son's skin for his eczema :-) It has been so great on his skin too!
      LOL I am actually going back and forth on dyeing my hair darker...

  2. need to try the Clear shampoo/conditioner. is it good for scalp is really dry in the winter time.


  3. Omg your hair must smell AMAZING! Love the smell of gardenias so I will definitely have to try these out! Where do you get them??

    I'm in need of a hair routine/product change! Since I stay at home all day I'm not motivated to do anything to my hair - I literally only brush it like twice a week. I need to do something to it! Lol.

    ♥ Duckie.