How can you replenish your dry, split strands of hair? That’s the million dollar question.
The reality of the matter is you don’t have to pay $100 or more for a salon protein treatment if you’ve taking regular care of your luscious locks. As someone who has extremely thin, fine hair, I can tell you it takes a beating and can be difficult to keep up with. For me, personally enduring years of teasing it and clipping and yanking crowns out of my curled, hair sprayed waves to more recently it taking a daily beating from “on-air” hair it’s been necessary for me to find daily ways to rehydrate my hair at home. From oils, to new shampoos and conditioners, to masks –here’s some of my favorite at-home remedies:
- Hask At-Home Masks – My personal favorite is the Argan Oil one pictured below! A friend and hairstylist of mine said, “The only thing I can really suggest for you is doing at home mask treatments.” Boom, done. These masks are highly concentrated in protein and help to revive dull hair. I’ve used this one a handful of times now and it leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized. Just apply the mask as you would conditioner to towel dried hair and leave in for ten minutes before washing it out (I typically clip my hair up on top of my head). I purchase these at Walmart, but they’re available at Ulta or Target for $1.99-$2.99 a packet.
- Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner – I recently switched up my shampoo and conditioner routines and have fallen in love with this combination! The HASK Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner is infused with Hydrolyzed Keratin which works to reduce frizz and revitalize your locks. It’s $5.99 a bottle at Ulta, also available at Walmart!
- Hair Oil Treatments – My mom has a tiny bottle of ‘Rosemary Treatment Oil’ that can be used on your skin or hair. Once every couple of weeks I’ve been drenching my hair in it and brushing it out before pulling it up into a bun with a scrunchie before I go to sleep. WOW! I can’t tell you it helps SO much in replenishing my dried out, damaged hair. Here are some products to try…
- DRYBAR Treatment Oil from Sephora, $36.00
- Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil from Ulta, $30.00
- OGX Renewing Weightless Healing Dry Argan Oil from Walmart, $5.74 – A nice, inexpensive alternative if you’re not ready to drop $30 plus on a small bottle of treatment oil. In fact, I use this every single morning while my hair is wet before I blow dry it and absolutely love it! All of the OGX products, including their shampoos and conditioners work great!
- Heat Spray (a MUST!) – I use Kenra Professional Thermal Styling Spray E V E R Y … S I N G L E … D A Y before I blow dry, straighten, or curl my hair. It’s only $16.00 at Ulta and lasts a very long time!
Help your hair stay soft my friends,
Have any products you love? Comment below, I’d love to hear your input!