With the seasons changing, one thing that can always be a struggle is hair care.

I have thick, course, wavy hair and it can be very difficult to manage. It`s especially more difficult during the change of seasons. I live in a town that experiences extreme temperature changes with a lot of moisture in the air.

In Manitoba, our temperatures can range anywhere from plus 45 Celsius to minus 45 Celsius, meaning hair care can be tricky.

So I`m sharing with you my favourite hair products and tricks to maintain healthy, soft and shiny hair!

First I`m going to begin by telling you I don`t wash my hair everyday.

Number one, it is crazy time consuming, but secondly, it makes my hair far too difficult to manage.

When I do wash it, I use Aussie shampoo and conditioner. I also use their fantastic 3 minute mask. I have used MANY different shampoos and conditioners, and this one is AMAZING. (This is not an affiliate link, it`s just a link for you to find this great product!)

About twice a month I also use this incredible oil in my hair in the shower. It is typically used as a skin care, but because of all it`s amazing natural ingredients it is beautiful in my hair. I simply put a few squirts in the palm of my hand and gently massage it into my hair for a few moments and then rinse it out. (This oil is also amazing in a bath to help with dry skin!)

I also use CHI oil on a regular basis.

It helps my hair stay soft and smooth.

Make sure you don`t use a large amount though, because it will make your hair look greasy. Just a small dime-sized amount should be good.

I use it on my ends, especially when they are a bit ragged looking, as it smooths them and gives them shine.

The next thing I want to talk about is towels!

What you use to dry your hair is very important in maintaining great health. HOW you use the towel is also crucial.

Don`t scrub your hair with your towel in an effort to dry your hair. You can break your hair and cause split ends to split even more. Your hair will become matted and then you will be left to try to get all those knots out.

Instead, just pat your hair gently with your towel. Microfiber towels are fantastic for your hair. Whatever you do use though, don`t rough your hair up with it.

When my hair is freshly clean, I tend to wrap it up and keep it away from my face.

I do this by twisting my hair and putting it in a bun, or loosely braiding it. I prefer to allow it to dry naturally, rather than blow drying it. It takes a really long time to blow dry my hair.

These products help me to keep the frizz away from my hair.

What are your favourite hair products?

Love Always, N


14 thoughts on “Hair Care

  1. As someone with an afro hair I just never see the logic behind washing of the hair everyday. I also let my hair dry naturally, very good tips and suggestions! Your step by step and the way you provide your reasons are great

  2. I really like Function of Beauty. I’ve been using their stuff for about a year. It’s a little pricey, but customizable and a little goes a long way.

  3. I have the same problems, thick and curly hair that wants to frizz in the humidity. I only wash my hair about 2x a week. I also let it dry naturally, any blow drying will cause frizz. I use Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves for my frizz control.
    Great article.

  4. My favourite hair product is absolutely a curl cream. With my afro Caribbean hair it’s essential that after washing I slather my hair in a conditioning curl cream as it just keeps all the hydration in!

    1. Thanks for sharing! I use a curl cream sometimes… But lately the ones I’ve been using make my hair greasy and heavy. I’m on the hunt for a light weight one!

  5. I never understood people who wash their hair every day? Personally as I have very dry hair I just shampoo the top and condition the ends. Works well for me!

    Vanessa x

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