Recently someone asked me over on Instagram what was my secret for soft, silky hair. Well, I cringe when I think of my natural hair… It used to be frizzy, with oily roots and dry ends and overall chemically damaged. I did some crazy stuff to my hair in my teenage years. Too much pink dye and the occasional bleaching, on top of daily blow-dries and hair straightening. Every hairdressers nightmare I suppose.
In the last years, I’ve come a long way when it comes to hair care. I still blow-dry my hair on a daily basis and straighten my fringe, but apart from that I try to take good care of my locks.
One of the things that made a huge difference was cutting down on the amount of chemicals that I put in my hair. Lush has definitely become my best friend in the hair department…
I used a lot of drugstore bought hair care products in the past. I was fooled by their promises of shiny, healthier tresses but they eventually damage your hair from the inside. Exposing your hair to harsh chemicals actually destroys it in the long run, stripping it off essential oils it needs to stay healthy, breaking down protein and halting healthy hair growth. My hair became really weak and dull.
I now use Big Sea Salt Shampoo, which naturally cleans your hair with sea salt and seaweed. It’s also made with extra virgin coconut oil and organic lemon juice leaving it shiny, smooth and volumised.
As a hair conditioner, I use American Cream. It has a soft fragrance of strawberry and vanilla and leaves your hair soft and shiny. Packed with organic orange juice to add gloss, its acidity makes the hairs’ cuticles lie flat and allows it to reflect more light.
After blow-drying my hair, I use a tiny portion of the R&B on the ends only. It’s packed with avocado butter, olive oil, oat milk, jojoba oil and extra virgin coconut oil, providing that perfect shiny finish to your hair, whilst moisturising it deeply.
What is your hair care routine? Have you ever tried Lush hair products?
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