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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