Like many, my relationship with my hair has been at times a rather emotional and experiential affair. As a child, I always had long thick hair, like a rope. If I had been smart, I would have left it natural, but like many teenagers, I choose to use my hair as a way to experiment.

Many people are surprised when I tell them I once had blond hair. Terrible mistake! It started with a few rounds of professional highlights and then I took matters into my own hands with DIY dye sets from Boots. After a year or two of painting my hair yellow, I finally realized the damage I was doing. I had it dyed back to its natural color and over time let my natural color grow through.

Now, I have just a few highlights underneath and in the lengths of my hair to give that natural sun kissed look. I don’t think I’ll dye my hair in full again, at least not until the grays kick in! Now that I am older and wiser I take care of my hair much better. I have picked up some nifty tips along my hair journey and decided to share them, along with my favorite products and tools!

ShePrevails hair routine

My Hair Hacks:

  • I only wash my hair when needed. Normally that’s only two or three times max a week.
  • Each time I run out of shampoo and conditioner, I go and buy a different set in order to give my hair a variety of ingredients.
  • If I have the time, I will leave it to dry naturally in a towel. I only use the hair dryer when I’m in a rush.
  • I use a hair mask every other week. But by hair mask, I actually mean coconut oil. Coconut oil is the best hair mask I have ever used and the cheapest! Olive oil is good too.
  • I brush my conditioner into my hair with a tangle teaser. This makes such a difference to my hair! I also try to leave the conditioner in as long as possible before rinsing. So, I shampoo, rinse, condition, everything else, then rinse.
  • The last thing I do before getting out of the shower is turn the water all the way to cold. This closes the pores on your scalp and is said to give hair extra shine.
  • I get a hair trim every 6 to 8 weeks! (Or I did before moving to New York where even a trim is +$100).

My Hair Routine

Wash days: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Non-wash days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

Weekly Hair Routine

 

 

 My Favourite Hair Products:

Best Hair Products ShePrevails

  1. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray
  2. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray
  3. Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  4. OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Voluminous Mousse with Flexible Hold
  5. Not Your Mothers Shampoo Dry Clean Freak
  6. L’Oreal Paris Dry oil 
  7. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo
  8. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Conditioner

My Favourite Hair Tools:

Best Hair Tools ShePrevails

  1. Tangle Teezer Brush
  2. The Denman Brush
  3. Wooden Back Comb
  4. Drybar Hair Dryer
  5. Corioliss Curling Wand
  6. GHD Straightener
  7. Hair Dryer Brush

Osmotics CosmeceuticalsRecently, I was gifted a lovely hamper from Osmotics Cosmeceuticals. I was very excited to try their Blue Copper 5 volumizing shampoo and conditioner and so far have been loving them. I love to try products with unique ingredients, so it was definitely interesting to review this collection with copper and panthenol.

 

Thanks for reading!

Sophie x

22 Comments

  • Posted August 1, 2017 2:48 pm
    by Emily Chaumont

    Your hair looks beautiful, so your routine must definitely be working!! I’ve never tried a hair mask before but I will have to look into it. I also really like your tip about changing up your shampoo purchases whenever you run out. I’m definitely going to have to try that!

    -Emily
    http://honeybeejoyous.com

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:53 pm
      by admin

      Try coconut oil! No need for fancy hair masks xx

  • Posted August 1, 2017 5:04 pm
    by Jennifer

    Your hair looks so healthy and shiny. This routine must really work. I hate doing my hair because it’s literally an all day process lol.

    – Jennifer
    http://adlt101.com

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:53 pm
      by admin

      Oh it’s so time consuming!

  • Posted August 1, 2017 6:01 pm
    by Amanda Faber

    I just recently stopped washing my hair as much too and it has done wonders for it. I use to wash and blow dry it every morning!!! I can’t believe I ever did that!

    http://www.cashmereandjeans.com

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:50 pm
      by admin

      I was the same, it makes such a difference xx

  • Posted August 1, 2017 9:45 pm
    by Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

    Your hair is gorgeous! I definitely need to start using coconut oil as a mask!

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:47 pm
      by admin

      It’s the best, no need to waste money on expensive brands xx

  • Posted August 1, 2017 10:20 pm
    by the sophia diaries

    I’m starting to use coconut oil, esp because my hair has been really dry recently which totally sucks!!! although I hate tangle teezers xD

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:47 pm
      by admin

      I’ve spent a tone of money on expensive hair masks but nothing has worked a well as coconut oil! Keep it up and you’ll see a big difference. And I only use my tangle teezer when my hair is wet, I hate it on dry hair! xx

  • Posted August 1, 2017 10:27 pm
    by Rachel

    I have that Drybar hairdryer and love it too! I need to check out some of these hair products though!

  • Posted August 1, 2017 10:52 pm
    by Laila

    It sounds like you have designed the perfect hair regimen! I’m really hoping to do the same!

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:44 pm
      by admin

      It took some time and it’s definitely an on going process! xx

  • Posted August 1, 2017 11:01 pm
    by Carly

    Wow! Your hair is beautiful! I love these hair care tips & products!

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:43 pm
      by admin

      Thank you so much! xx

  • Posted August 2, 2017 10:31 am
    by Kait

    I need to start making my hair more of a priority! I rely far too much on curling my hair when I’m having a bad hair day! Haha

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:42 pm
      by admin

      I do the same, I love to curl my hair but I try to keep to it to the weekends and special days xx

  • Posted August 2, 2017 1:07 pm
    by LE

    I have been eyeing the dryer hairdryer forever! how long have you been using it?

  • Posted August 2, 2017 11:06 pm
    by Southern & Style

    I have been trying to really let my hair heal itself over this summer, washing it only every two to three days has helped so much!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:41 pm
      by admin

      Over washing is the worst for your hair. Letting it dry naturally is also a big help xx

  • Posted August 3, 2017 11:26 am
    by Tori

    This is fantastic, that you know your hair so well! I always just go with whatever my hair feels like for the day!

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

    • Posted August 3, 2017 3:39 pm
      by admin

      It took years of experimenting!!

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