2014/09/11

5 Basic Natural Hair Care Steps - for long hair



Hello Lovelies!
I know it is hard to establish a long hair care routine. Once I started to take care of my hair I was really overwhelmed with the range of products methods recipes and philosophies. I have been following my hair care routine for over two years now, whenever I skip a step I immediately see negative side effects like more frizz, dry hair or an irritated scalp. I am happy to share my holy grail routine with you and hope you can adapt my routine to your hair needs. All products are replaceable with brands and choices of your own as long as you follow these basic 5 steps for long hair care :) If your hair is shorted you may get away with a minimal routine, my hair is up to my thighs now so no skipping any of these steps for me now. 


1. Deep Condition 
This step is absolutely mandatory for me, I never skip the deep conditioning. At the moment I am using extra virgin coconut oil. You can replace this oil with any oil of your choice. During the winter time I use sheabutter occasionally with very good results as well. Apply the oil from your ears down all the way to your ends to your dry hair and let it sit 30 min. For best results do an overnight treatment. Lately I have been loving hot oil treatments with olive oil as well - just heat half a cup for 20 sec. in your microwave and apply - cover with a towel.

2. Cleanse
Step into the shower wet your hair and gently use a mild diluted shampoo of your choice. Only shampoo your crown never your ends. Let the shampoo water mix sit for 2 mins. I am using the Balea Glossy Brown Shampoo and Alverde Birke Salbei at the moment. I am really loving the Balea Glossy Brown! It is silicone free and smells like caramel. Great for autumn!

3. Condition
Remember all the oil for your deep conditioning? You will remove the oil now with your favourite conditioner! The oil emollients with conditioner and gently rinses away while leaving your hair soft and shiny. I use lots of conditioner and also just from the ears down. I like the formulae of the Alverde Birke Salbei Conditioner because it is really easy to apply and smells very fresh and herbal. If I need extra detangling I will be using the Balea Glossy Brown Conditioner (again silicone free!). 

4. Rinse
Now it is time for your apple cider vinegar rinse! It will close your hair's cuticle and increase your shine to the max! I have a whole blogpost about the how's and why - keep reading! I am using 2 tablespoons with 2 l of cold water. Cold water is an extra bonus because it also increases the shine. It is also good for your scalp. And don't worry the apple vinegar smell goes away while your hair is air drying.

5. Seal 
Now it is time to seal the moisture in your hair prevent dryness. I am using my favourite hair serum that I have been raving about ever since I got it. Sadly there is little left but as I said before a few drops go a long way. I am using 5 drops on my soaking wet hair ends. I let my hair dry naturally without heat and after my hair is totally dry I will use again about 5 drops in all my length and again my ends. It kills frizz, gives shine and protects your ends. If you don't have a hair serum you can use a high quality hair care oil like argan oil. 


Do you have a basic routine? I would love to hear about your routine! I know that a lot of you are using soap to wash your hair - something that has never worked for me - my hair never got clean!





Kommentare:

  1. Mein Lieblingskokosöl. Zum ESSEN ;)

    Wuscheline lacht mich immer aus, wenn ich, mal wieder, so blond war, und es für die Haare genutzt habe. Mögen wir gaaaaar nicht... schade!

    Knutsch!

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  2. Hallo, dies ist ein wirklich interessanter Beitrag. Ich finde es immer sehr spannend unterschiedliche Haarpflegeroutinen zu sehen, da es einem auch hilft seine eigene bestmögliche Routine zu finden. Ich bin dabei immernoch am experimentieren, aber eigentlich schon recht zufrieden. Es ist auch interessant, das Haare scheinbar so unterschiedlich sein können. Leider ist mein Englisch nicht wirklich so gut, sodass ich mir nicht ganz sicher bin ob ich alles richtig verstanden habe ;-). Im ersten Schritt benutzt du Öl als Art Kur im trockenen Haar oder? Dies habe ich auch schon mehrmals probiert und mittlerweile festgestellt, dass meine Haare trocken das Öl sehr schlecht aufnehmen können. Ich benutze deshalb Öl nur noch als Leave In im nassen Haar. Dies funktioniert aber Super! Im trockenen Haar funktionieren dafür Cremes bei mir sehr gut. Ich weiß nicht genau warum das so einen Unterschied ausmacht. Ich benutze mittlerweile die Heymountain Haarcremes im trockenen Haar und das funktioniert Super. Mit den Shampoos von Alverde komme ich leider auch nicht perfekt zurecht. Ich habe aber mittlerweile auch auf Haarseife umgestellt ;-). Das funktioniert einfach am besten :-). Dein Haarserum hört sich aber echt Super interessant an! Da komme ich echt in Versuchung mir das auch mal zu kaufen!

    LG Melanie

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I am happy about every single comment, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Love, Zoey.

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