Hi everyone – it’s been a while, so I’m just checking in. In the past year or two I really haven’t had much to blog about in the way of hair care. After my son was born, I cut my waist-length hair into a curly bob. Then about a year ago, I chopped it all off into a pixie. And I have to say – I have been LOVING it short. Washing my hair takes five minutes. I usually put some leave-in conditioner in, put a scarf on it, and let it dry overnight. Then I either leave it curly/wavy or hit it with a flat iron.
My hair care routine is nearly non-existent, except for more frequent trips to the hairdresser. But this is exactly what I need at this time in my life. I’m a mom to a toddler and work full time. Short hair has given me the freedom to be stylish in seconds. And those few occasions where I just really need to wash my hair, I throw on a scarf. So easy. Oh, and hair products last forever – my wallet has thanked me.
If you’re interested in products I’ve been using since I cut my hair, here they are:
OGX® Shampoo and Conditioner – I’ve been working my way through the different lines. So far I’ve tried Coconut Curls, Coconut Milk and Argan Oil of Morocco. Love them all!
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment – This is in my hair at all times, whether curly or straight. It’s lightweight and contains my hair’s favorite ingredient – coconut oil!
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Finishing Oil Serum – I primarily use this as a finishing serum when I leave my hair curly/way. Just a little goes a long way, and it gives me shine and light hold without being oily or stiff.
Fantasia IC Heat Protector Straightening Serum – I have had this bottle for at least four years (that’s how infrequently I put heat on my hair), but since I’ve had short hair, I do use a flat iron more often. Yes, it contains silicones, but that’s sometimes necessary for ultimate heat protection. I only have to use a tiny drop.
Every now and then I clarify my hair with my old, inexpensive Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo. When I do, I always follow with a deep conditioner, currently the Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque.
That’s pretty much it! I have been toying with the idea of growing my hair out again, maybe into a bob. Every now and then I look at old pictures and miss my waist-length locks. Then I think about the hours I’ve reclaimed and go on about my life. 🙂
Have you gone short and loved it? Let me know in the comments!