For the the better part of my teens and twenties, I was at war with my hair. There was no such thing as a good hair day… unless I got a blow out or used a curling iron to tame my natural waves. I could show you horrific photos from high school (two words: frizzy bangs) but we’re going to skip that today. All you really know is that I’ve put my hair through torture over the past ten, fifteen years. Flat ironing, blow drying, trying every gel / shine serum / mousse / styling cream under the sun. Today I’m here to tell you one thing. The less you do to your hair, the better. The less you wash it, the less you touch it, the better your hair is going to look. These days I am washing my hair two-three times a week and have narrowed my hair routine down to two simple products. Good hair is possible, with barely any work.
Repeat after me. Simple is better. Then read on for the step by step.
- I start out by shampooing with Paul Mitchell’s Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo. I love this product because it’s super super gentle. My hair errs ont he dryer side but this one totally detangles (without breakage) and hydrates my hair (yet still cleanses.) It’s sulfate free, so it cleanses gently without roughing up the cuticle of the hair.
- When I get out of the shower, I gently towel dry my hair. Usually I put it up in a towel while I put o body lotion and makeup… and then after I get dressed I take it out of the towel and run a wide-tooth comb through it. I smooth on about two quarters worth of Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave, working it from the ears down through the roots. This product is one of my favorites as it creates beachy, textured waves without any frizz.
- After that, I don’t touch it. Not a bit. The less I touch it, the better it looks.
- I do this a couple times a week. In between, I tie my hair up in a bun at night and in the shower, and it looks even better the next day. A little bit messy and tousled. That’s it. Like I said, the simpler, the better. The less I do to my hair, the better it looks.