So I mentioned in my previous post that I am on a hair care journey to recover my hair back to health after it had been left damaged due to continuous bleaching. In case you missed it, here is part 1.
I provided tips on things that I’ve been doing to restore it back to life, and one of them included having a Brazilian keratin treatment. As it is a fairly pricey treatment and only lasts for up to 12 weeks, I thought I’d share some affordable hair masks & leave in treatments that have helped add that much-needed shine & hydration back into my hair. Here are two products that I swear by & couldn’t live without!;
Organic, raw coconut oil
I used to think that applying coconut oil to your hair to make it healthy was purely a myth and that it would just weigh it down & make it look greasy… How wrong was I!! It has probably been the most effective step that I have taken in getting my hair to actually feel look & feel like hair again! I would highly recommend getting a raw, organic coconut oil over a standard one as it will be more potent- you can pick them up from any health shop or supermarket for fairly cheap.
How I use it;
- Take a generous amount and rub it in between your fingers to help it melt
- Slather it all over your hair, covering root to tip and leave it in for a few hours. You can even leave it in overnight as a deep conditioning treatment.
- Wash it off with shampoo and voila, you are left with silky and shiny hair!
I like to do this at least once a week and I can only say that I truly feel that it has helped my hair grow longer and leaves it feeling nourished & healthy.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
In my previous post, I mentioned that I switched to using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners, and one of the brands that I use is Cantu. Now, this is not by any means a sponsored post…. ( Cantu please feel free to, hehe!) However, I’m absolutely obsessed with their products. Another great find from them that I’ve been using religiously, is the Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream. Once I have washed my hair I take about a coin size amount and run it through the ends of my hair. It leaves it feeling super moisturised and soft without it looking overly greasy. The key is to use a small amount as it is easy to go overboard due to it being a cream product.
I’ll be posting some more tips and products that I use in the next coming posts, so keep your eyes peeled for those:) What are your favourite conditioning hair masks to use?