Sunday, August 19, 2018

All About Haircare - What I Have Learned.

*{This post contains affiliate links}

My hair has been through quite an adventure. If you have followed my blog for some time you probably have come across my hairstory post. My hair went from brown to red to black to blonde and now it's back to my natural brown color. So let's just say it has been through a lot. So I always try to give it some extra care and make sure I keep it as healthy as it can be. Today I want to talk about some tips and tricks I discovered to give my hair that extra care and also talk you through the products I use on a daily basis.

1. Try to avoid heat. 
I know you all have heard this a million times. But avoiding heat is really what makes the biggest difference. I don't like my natural hair structure. It's somewhere between straight and a bit wavy. So it's just this awkward in-between stage which looks like I did my hair a couple of days back and should really touch up my waves. So I always use a curling iron to define my curls or better-said waves. I used to use a straightener to do that but I feel like it's way more damaging. A straightener heats up your hair from both sides and you also drag it. So if you want to curl your hair, go for a curling iron. I also only blow dry my hair in "emergencies", when I really don't have time. Otherwise leaving it to dry on its own is so much better. 

2. Be gentle. 
One thing I have changed up in recent years is not rubbing my hair with a towel. I always felt like I am doing it a favor as it gets dryer quicker. But the reality is that hair is the most vulnerable when it's wet. So if you rub it too much it can cause serious damage. I always leave my hair in a towel for around 30 minutes and then release it. I would also recommend combing it when it's dry or at least almost dry. Also.. never ever comb it from top to bottom. Always start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up. I also use those big scrunchy hairbands to put my hair up when I am at home. I feel like it pulls way less on my hair than normal thin hairbands do. 

3. Oils, oils, oils. 
I used to be so scared of putting oil into my hair. I thought I would look like I had greasy hair just after washing it. Now I just can't be without it. If you find the right oil and mainly use it in the ends (which need it the most anyway) you will feel and see the benefits sans greasy look. 


No onto the products I have been loving for months. 

1. Wella Professional Luxe Oil
This is the hair oil I have been using for more than three years now. I even got my sister hooked on it. It's so nourishing and light. Perfection. 

2. Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo
I bought this one on a whim a couple of months ago and I am obsessed. I never had a drugstore shampoo that made my hair feel that smooth and light at the same time. 

3. Kerastase Discipline Hairmask & Spray 
I know Kerastase is super pricey and I get that most people don't want to spend that much money on a hair product. But if you want to invest in some high-end products I highly recommend these. Especially the hair mask is a dream. I always use a mask instead of conditioner. I feel like they are so much more nourishing. 

4. Batiste Dry Shampoo
This is a product that really is worth the hype. I am yet to see another drugstore dry shampoo that works as well as this one does. I mainly use these on days when my hair is very flat or even borderline greasy. A life savior. 

5. The Tools
As far as tools go I swear by the Wet brush and my Babyliss curling iron. I always prefer the ones without a clasp where you have to lay your hair around it and hold it. This way you have much more control. 




I would love to hear about your favorite haircare products. Please let me know in the comments. 

x Lisa

SHARE:

128 comments

  1. These are all such great tips! I recently got a new curling iron, but it heats up to be a lot hotter. I had to turn it down for the factory settings! It was just too much heat on my hair. I like the idea of using of bigger scrunchies at home, brushing from the bottom down and putting it up in a towel for 30 minutes.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG this is crazy! I don't know why they want us to use such high temperatures.. probably because the result is better? But in the long run it's definitely not a good idea!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  2. Yes yes and yes!
    One of the things I love to do as part os pamparing is to soak my hair into argan oil, do a braid and either at night or on the day after in the morning to wash my hair. It will look and feel super healthy!

    I also try to cut on SLS as much as possible. Maybe once a week in order to cleanse my scalp but other than that I really prefer softer shampoo's like OGX (their coconut line is amazing!)

    Thank you for the lovely post!
    Wishing you all the best,
    Randomlydi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I need tp try Argan Oil! Thank you Diana!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  3. I avoid heat as much as possible, the difference in your hair is amazing! Loving the other tips too, so helpful!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great tips.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice tips my dear, thanks for sharing. "Be gentle" is a must!!!
    I'm Eni, blogger from Italy. If you want take a look on my latest post, now on my blog! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Alessandro e Alice per Absorba

    ReplyDelete
  6. I used to avoid using oils too until I actually used them and they have made such a difference to my hair! I love the L'Oreal Exstrordinary hair oil. It's so good and has lasted me such a long time x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have the L'Oreal one to use after my current Wella one is finished.. looking forward to it now!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  7. Nice post !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2018/07/rejection-does-not-define-you-ikrush.html#more

    ReplyDelete
  8. So happy you shared your product recommendations! Definitely need to check out the Garnier shampoo and Wella Professional Luxe oil!
    http://expeditiontoeuphoria.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. These items sound amazing I must try them Thanks for sharing them xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2018/08/hipsiti-your-one-stop-travel-guide.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mine is the natural African kinky hair anf quite a job to take care of but looks beautiful when styled. I've been able to make my own hair product which works really well for my hair.

    Glowyshoe's blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah this fab girl! Yes everyone has different hair so you have to find what works for you! And if you can make your own products that's even better!

      x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

      Delete
  11. Great post, thanks for the product recommendations! I have to give that Wells Hair oil a try, I'm in the market for a New one! And I agree Batiste is the besteht dry shampoo in the drugstore. Have you tried the cherry scented one? It's not tinted, however I did not have a huge Problem with a white cast at all and the smell is divine!
    Xx Janine
    Https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com/?m=1

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I need to try the cherry one.. thank you!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  12. I don't know why I'm so lazy when it comes to hair care, I have a zillion skincare products but literally 3 hair care products and that's all I use (not including shampoo & conditioner)

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I can relate.. skincare is so much more fun!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  13. Oour hair needs some serious TLC! For dry shampoo, we love the one from Klorane

    A Pair of Ones  Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  14. For me I don't really do much, I like the products you mentioned also.
    whats your opinion?
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2018/08/social-media-has-done-more-harm-than.html
    Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  15. These are great tips. I don't blow dry my hair very often either. I will defintely check out this Kerastase hair mask.

    Nina's Style Blog

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your hair looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your tips xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you are so sweet! Thank you!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  17. i need to try and avoid heat more! I cant seem to style my hair without it! Need to look into alternatives! Thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan x | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you liked the post lovely!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  18. I swear by natural oils. A few months ago my hairdresser warned me that my hair is a bit dry because of my anemia...so I started applied olive oil on my hair regularly- it has made such a difference.

    I avoid the heat as much as I can. I don't use a hair iron, but I do blow dry my hair. I do try to keep the drier at least 40 cm from my hair.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I never tried this! Thank you girl!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  19. THank you very much for the tips! ଘ(੭ˊᵕˋ)੭*

    Blog de la Licorne

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love this little guide.. I know it's so important to take haircare seriously.. and yet, I never do! This has taught me some lessons though, ha! :)

    Kim | www.suitcaseofstyle.com x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kim! I think everyone can improve :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  21. Dry shampoo really is a life saviour! I couldn't be without it x

    franklyflawless.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. No heat can feels so hard sometimes but I see the greatest difference in my hair when I go without it. Great tips! :)

    Noelle
    http://elle-no.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Avoiding heat as much as possible is indeed so important, but it is sometimes really hard to stick to it.

    xo Corina
    https://unbouquetdamour.com/checkered-pants

    ReplyDelete
  24. So many great tips mentioned!! I need to buy some oils for my hair asap! Thanks for sharing lovely x

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

    ReplyDelete
  25. These are some great products Lisa - I wouldn't be without Batiste dry shampoo either! My number one product at the moment though is Revlon 10-in-One, it is an actual one stop shop spray to help look after and protect your hair from one wash to the next, definitely worth checking out!!

    Rebecca | www.peppermintdolly.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay I need to try this one! Thank you Rebecca!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  26. Oils are truly your hairs best friend!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Your hair is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these tips x

    Chloe x
    www.softoctobernight.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great tips dear. I'm a big fan of oils, they do amazing job on my hair.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are so important, aren't they!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  29. Completely in agreement with your points babe, especially using plenty of oil! Isn't it incredible the different oil can make to the ends - especially when you're in need of a hair cut! Hope you're having a lovely week so far babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oils are such a lifesaver for my dry ends as well :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  30. Your hair is gorgeous! I try to avoid heat whenever I can but sometimes if I get my hair done or I have a photoshoot, it must be done :/

    xx Nicole
    www.nicolegramcko.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think sometimes it's okay just try to give it a break every now and then :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  31. OMG I know what you mean about oils! I avoided them for so long because I was paranoid they'd make my hair greasier. But they actually make your hair feel amazing!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Lisa! I love this and love the recommendations! I'm definitely going to be trying the kerastase stuff!!! Your hair looks so lush and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you are so sweet Sunny! Thank you!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  33. I also try to avoid heat as much as I can as well. Great post dear!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Those products are amazing, I tryed some of them and they are so great!
    Have a great day dear! xx

    La ilusión de Nina - http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. When I was a kid I destroyed my hair. Ever since then I made sure to take the most care of my hair. I loved this post. I'm always looking for new ways to take care of my hair.

    Xo
    www.ohhjuliana.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean girl.. you learn with time :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  36. That dry shampoo is everything!!

    https://vanessaciliberto.com/
    https://vanessaciliberto.com/

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your hair is so lovely, such a nice colour!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh thank you so much Danielle!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  38. Your hair are gorgeous!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thanks for sharing, I learned a lot!
    http://www.holeph.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Sounds like a great products

    www.abdelkhalekleblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oo thank you for this! I'm also scared of oil. But after hearing you rave about them, I might give them a try!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you should! It makes the biggest difference!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  42. I also try to avoid heat as much as I can, but can't seem to find a good oil for very soft hair. Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you tried the wella one? it’s amazing

      x Lisa

      Delete
  43. Thanks for sharing with us these tips girl! My hair has gone through a lot as well as I've changed my hair color from black to pink to purple to blue to blonde and now to a charcoal color. I'm taking a break from bleaching to not further any damage to my hair and will definitely keep these tips in mind.

    BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah girl your hair always looks amazing! Love your color!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  44. What a great post! I need to try the hair oil for my dry hair. Thanks for sharing.

    xo, Joling
    http://lovejoling.com/

    ReplyDelete
  45. A lot of people are obsessedabout skincare that they tend to neglect their hair. Thank you so much for sharing these tips! Will definitely give my hair more love now <3

    Sheena | www.sheenalovessunsets.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Great tips! I had to admit I'm still adamant to use hair oils however I have used it a few times to combat the frizz! I also try to avoid heat, I only blow dry my hair once a week, same goes for a hair straightener xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

    ReplyDelete
  47. it took me ages to get my hair back to normal after dying it all sorts of colours. avoiding heat and keeping my hair care routine very simple did the trick for me.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. These products all look so worthwhile! I love Batiste Dry Shampoo, totally agree it's worth the hype! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love these tips about hair care! The heat makes a big difference when it comes to hair. I haven't used a hair dryer or curling iron in a very long time. Oils are so nourishing to your hair's health. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    ReplyDelete
  50. I completely agree Hun, it's all about being gentle, using the right products and avoiding heat!! And I love sooo many of these products Hun - great picks and a gorgeous post as always! Have a lovely day :) x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  51. Yes so true!! I need to use oils more often ♥
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't go a day without them!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  52. Lovely things, I love your pictures and products

    http://evgphotos.com/2018/08/23/vintage-little-things/

    ReplyDelete
  53. Great tips! :) I'm growing my hair out to donate it so I'm trying to style it as little as possible - I agree it's good to avoid heat styling unless you really want to :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) We are getting some much-needed rain here which is fantastic. Does mean we aren't doing what we had planned though, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    ReplyDelete
  54. Your hair is beautiful!
    Victoria Alvina - http://vicksup.com/

    ReplyDelete
  55. I am in love with your blog!! thanks for sharing this post! amazing

    jadieegosh

    ReplyDelete
  56. I am definitely going to get all of these products because your hair looks AMAZING!
    xx jen
    http://lilthoughtswithjen.com/

    ReplyDelete
  57. Never use permanent dye wash out is healthier for the hair as well. :) I loved these tips. Your hair is important to take care of as well :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-style-leopard-print-for-fall.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES! Another important thing :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  58. I'm also one of those that is afraid of oils! I'll have to give it a try :)

    xoxo Shannon

    www.ThatsSOShannon.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Really great hair tips in this post! I have pretty low maintenance hair so it doesn't require much. I rarely (if ever) use heat on my hair except if I'm in a rush and need to blow dry, like you said as well. I even wash my hair pretty much every day even though it's considered a big no-no, it just works really well for me personally. I know Batiste is a favourite but I have tried so many of their range and I don't find it works for me very well, I do however like their cherry one! Lovely post!!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Sophie! Everyone tells me to try the cherry one :)

      x Lisa

      Delete
  60. Thanks for this post. My hair was so dry and worn that I chopped half of it off last January. I used to curl it almost every day (I grew up in the American South, where the "southern belle" look was long hair curled with a curling wand ... beautiful but so so unhealthy, even with heat protecting spray).

    Nowadays, every time before I wash my hair, I saturate the ends in castor oil, tie it up, put a disposable shower cap on top, and let it sit for an hour before washing it all off with regular shampoo. It's restored my dry-ass ends and made them super soft :) I'll have to try the hair oil too!

    Mimi | https://fakeandbasic.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These are such great tips! Thank you lovely!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  61. Great tips love! I use the Kerastase mask to keep my hair protected also :) It gives so much life to it afterwards! x

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

    ReplyDelete
  62. Yes, yes, yes to all of this! Oils are so important. Coconut has to be my favorite xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    ReplyDelete

Thank you! xx