It's fair to say I'm pretty picky about beauty products in general, but when it comes to my hair, this is taken to the next level. Since I have thin unruly hair by nature I really have to make sure to exclusively use products that complement my hair type; if not, rest assure that I'll look like a crazy wild version of myself in the morning. :) I've had my fair share of, eh, unfortunate hair styles in the past, including a short haircut that made me look like a very serious 40-year-old news reporter (I was in my early twenties at the time) and a super yellow shade of blonde. But as it goes, time teaches you everything, and by now I have a fairly established daily routine that actually takes no more than 5 minutes.
- Wash your hair (this Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil shampoo has been my fave for years) and apply a heat protector. I used to think that heat protectors were just a fun why not-addition to styling your hair, but now I know that they're a MUST if you blow-dry your hair frequently. It's just one of those items that's worth the investment, and I still haven't found a version that beats Kérastase's Ciment Thermique.
- Dry your hair with a soft towel that thoroughly soaks up water, and, holding your head upside down, spray some of Moroccanoil's Root Boost onto your roots.
- Still with your head upside down, blow-dry your hair with a high-quality hair dryer, while gently combing through it with your fingers - you can use a comb instead if you have thick hair, but try to avoid brushing your hair when it's wet and super fragile. I've been using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer since its launch, and it's a-ma-zing; I'm not much of a tech geek, but it's kinda impressive that this product took 4 years and 103 engineers (!) to be created, right? And also, you guys, it's so cute!
- When your hair is about 90% dry, divide it into different sections, holding them down with a clip. Style your hair with a large brush, to avoid flyaways and basically make it look the way you want it to - smooth and healthy.
- Finish with blow-drying your entire hair using cold air, and put a few nourishing drops of the Rahua Elixir hair drops onto your ends, so that they close up.
And a little extra tip: I like to do this all right before going to bed, to wake up with that lovely slept-in hair. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions! :)