I have been meaning to write this post for a long time, but for some reason it kept getting delayed. Now here I finally am!
To begin with, I must tell you, I do not have naturally good hair. Growing up, my hair was a major challenge. It used to be rough, frizzy and awfully thin. During monsoon, it used to get oily and messy and looked dirty even after a heavy wash. For many years, I paid no attention to my hair whatsoever and kept it really really short. However, after high school, I started spending some time and energy on it.
I started with a coconut oil massage twice a week, followed by thorough hair washes. Later I added homemade yogurt and lemon hair packs once a month to the routine for deep conditioning and to prevent the scalp from drying. This really helped me keep the roots healthy and get rid of split-ends.
Of late, I often replace the homemade packs for other hair masks and hair butters due to sheer laziness, but honestly, they work too. I also kind of replace coconut oil with Argan oil at times as Argan oil is much lighter and non-sticky.
I feel regular conditioners do not work that well on my hair, so instead, I use hair masks regularly (like, twice a week). Since my hair is quite frizzy, I make sure that I apply some serum or anti-frizz spray before I comb.
To cut the long story short, after many years of exploring and experimenting with different hair products during different seasons, here are my top picks.
For dry flaky hair or during winters - The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo/The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter
For oily hair or on limpy hair days - Lush Big Salt Shampoo/Lóreal Professional Absolut Repair
For normal hair or for everyday use - Kérastase Elixir Ultime Shampoo and Mask
After-wash hair treatments - The Body Shop Grapeseed Serum, Soy Renewal Argan Oil, Bed Head Ego Boost Frizz Control Serum
Home-made hair pack - Yougurt, Lemon and Coconut/Olive Oil Pack
Hope you found the post helpful. To check out some basic styling products, catch my next post here!