I know myself well. It’s been exactly one month, and I completely forgot about this until today.
Last month, I got a request for a hair product post. Those of you who’ve been visiting Maison MM for some time now are probably shaking your heads in confusion right now. But Morsels, you might ask, since when do you exert any type of effort on your hair?
Since never. In fact, here’s how much time and energy I put into my hair on a typical day:
Through some combination of dumb luck and good genes, I’ve managed to skate by for years without touching my hair, while still maintaining the illusion that I own a brush and some conditioner.
It’s been about a year since I last got a trim.
But in the spirit of trying to sound like I know what I’m doing, here’s the über-long list of things I use to keep my hair fabulous and swishable (I like to toss my hair about. I will sometimes get on a treadmill just so I can practice whacking imaginary people in the face with my ponytail):
1. Water, air, and cheap shampoo.
I’m using this drugstore 2in1 at the moment, only because it’s dimethicone and sulfate free. Unfortunately, it also dries out my hair, and tangles it up. My solution to this problem is to wash my hair every other day and make up for it with copious amounts of dry shampoo, which you’re supposed to be doing anyway. Super hardcore beauty bloggers scale back to once a week.
As far as heat tools go, my philosophy is that the less damage I do to my hair, the more it will love me. While this pseudo-philosophy never really stops me from curling my hair when I feel like it, I try to take showers early in the evening so my hair has time to dry naturally. Plus, my current blow-dryer is old and inefficient. And really heavy.
2. Hair salons. Once a year.
Please don’t revoke my beauty addict license for this, but I get my hair cut once a year out of sheer laziness. Learn from my mistakes and trim your hair once every couple of months to prevent those nasty split ends. I don’t do it, but you should.
3. My fingers.
I haven’t seen my brush or comb for a few years now, but that’s ok. I’ve mastered the art of finger combing, which is free and requires no extra equipment. Bonus points for being able to do it while you drive to work or run to class.
4. Assorted miracle workers/products.
Ok, now I’m getting to the part you actually want to hear about. In order to maintain my non-routine, I have a whole host of hair treatments lined up on my desk that I will grab and apply at random throughout the day. Right now, I’m loving Rodin by Recine Olio Lusso, Yuko Repair Through (reviewed here), and Phyto 7. I received Olio Lusso in the mail just this week from the nice people at Rodin, and what with my obsession for oils paired with my love of all things French, I knew I was bound to love it. I take 3 drops, and work it through damp or dry hair with my fingers. And yes, 3 drops is more than enough to leave your hair with a glowy sheen. As for Phyto 7, I received that in a gift basket one Christmas (addressed to someone named Heather, but the PR people assured me I could keep it don’t worry), and it’s genius. It’s the one product I’ve found that’s most like a moisturizer for your hair. There’s no silicone-y slip, which you see in most leave-in conditioners, nor is it particularly thick and creamy. It manages however, to nourish my hair without weighing it down. This is my go-to treatment whenever my ends are feeling a little dry.
I think I may need a haircut.
So, SmellingInk, I hope that answers your questions and I look forward to our traditional breakfast of crepes and deep thoughts tomorrow.
What does your haircare routine look like? Do you occasionally toss your hair about for fun? What are some of your favorite hair products?
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