I haven’t been able to review very many beauty products over the past year since I’ve committed to buy very little in order to chip away at my stash. That commitment also included hair products so when I was afforded the chance to review these Hask hair oils I was super excited to have something new in my rotation. Check out what I think about them.
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Today I wanted to share with yall my current hair care routine. These are just the products I use in the shower because all of my styling products are exactly the same as the last time I share a hair care routine – It’s a 10 and Lush R & B.
For shampoo and conditioner I’m currently using exclusively Bain de Terre products. I absolutely love how gentle that brand is on my dry, curly, easily damaged hair. It doens’t really matter which line of their products I use. I’ve found all of them work really well and are quite nourishing. Another awesome thing about the Bain de Terre line is that the liter bottle of product can be found at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for just $10, which is just over half off the normal retail price.
I keep within the discount diva theme with my deep conditioner as well. I usually just pick out one that seems nice from the hair aile at Marshalls, which is how where I bought the Theorie Green Tea Hair Mask show above. I would really love to try the Carol’s Daught deep conditioners but I just haven’t worked up the nerve to fork out the cash for them just yet.
Last time I talked about The Wet Brush I mentioned I still had to use my traditonal stiff bristle brush from time to time to brush out all the knots. I’m proud to say I’ve fully converted over to The Wet Brush now. There is definitely a learning curve involved with using The Wet Brush on curly, knot-prone hair, but I can definitely see why it’s such a better brush. My hairs in much better health since I’ve stopped using my stiff bristle brush.
The only other hair products I have hanging around are dry shampoo and hair spray. I have two mini cans of dry shampoo that came in subscription boxes but I really don’t know what to do with them. I never use dry shampoo. My hair just doesn’t need it. I have a Tresemme hair spray I’m working on using up and likely would not repurchase. I really like the Marc Anthony hair spray and the full size bottle is only $8.99. I think I can handle that price. I’d actually like to try other products in his line since I love the hairspray so much.
What hair products are in your current rotation?
Today’s post is a bit different. I typically don’t talk much about hair products since I have a very specific hair type that most people cannot relate with. My hair is quite dry and lives someone between a wave and a curl on most days. It’s frizz prone and actually has a tendency to actually dread up with very little provoking.
Because my hair is so issue prone I’ve developed a specific routine that works for me, part of which is to brush through my hair in the shower while it is saturated with conditioner. Yes, I know you should brush wet hair. Once I’m out of the shower I really can’t brush through my hair without a great deal of pain and the results resembling a fancy poodle. With conditioner in my hair it’s so much easier to get out all of the knots, dreads, and tangles so that I don’t help up ripping all of my hair out.
Since this in-shower brushing is a major part of my hair routine I was very interested when I first heard of The Wet Brush. A brush made specifically for wet hair seemed like it would help with my shower routine and help keep the hair as healthy as possible in the context of my routine.
Here is a bit of info from The Wet Brush website about what the brush is supposed to do:
“The only hairbrush you’ll ever need. Designed specifically for wet hair, the Wet Brush will detangle your knots with ease – no matter what hair type.”
“The Wet Brush’s Intelliflex™ bristles are super thin, strong and flexible. These bristles will glide through any hair type combing out tangles effortlessly. The bristles’ flexibility enables protective and pain-free detangling while the SofTips™ on the very top of the bristles massage the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle. They are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. Our IntelliFlex™ bristles bounce back to their original form after each stroke eliminating all the hair breakage and pain that used to be associated with brushing your hair. The Wet Brush can be used on wet or dry hair and works on extensions and wigs.”
So, here are my thoughts on everything this brush is supposed to do.
On the list of pros the bristles are very gentle on the hair and scalp. The brush glides smoothly through hair (that isn’t tangled), it never pulls or scratches. The material the brush is made of is very easy to grip in the water and doesn’t soap up any moisture. I really enjoy how easy it glides through the hair, when I don’t have major detangling to do.
Unfortunately, for my purposes the bristles are far too flexible. The company claims that the brush is great for all hair types but that simple isn’t true. I would say that anyone with tangle prone curly hair would have trouble detangling with this brush. The bristles are just way too bendable. As you can see in the photo above, with very little pressure the bristles bend right over. The good part is that they go right back to their position so I don’t see the brush loosing its shape easily. That said for my purposes The Wet Brush is lacking the firmness needed to break through the dreads and knots that my hair is prone to.
If you have straight to wavy hair I think this is a great purchase. If you have curls or texture I can’t say it will help with any sort of detangling, but it does feel really nice if you don’t have any issues to tackle.
Would I buy it again? Probably not, but it get enough use out of it that I wouldn’t return it either.
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