Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Haircare Routine

Let me tell you, having curly hair has been a difficult road for me. I remember when I was 13 I got my haircut like Mandy Moore in How to Deal. No one explained to me just because I got my haircut like Mandy Moore did not mean that my curly haired would suddenly be straight and look the same as her's. Needless to say I had a nice little afro (I did learn my way with a straightener eventually). 

I spent the better part of my teenage years straightening my hair. I would occasionally wear it curly but overall straight. Finally my junior year of college I realized how much easier it was to just wear my curly. Now in days you are more likely to see my hair curly than straight. It just takes too much time to straighten and then I have to worry about rain and frizz. 

I switch my shampoo and conditioners semi-regularly. I never seem to find one that I am really in love with. A few weeks ago I received Soapbox Shampoo and Conditioner in Bataua Fruit. It smells amazing! It is sulfate and paraben-free. Usually shampoos that are sulfate and paraben-free seem to not clean my scalp as well but that was not the case with this shampoo. It also gets a little more sudsy than some sulfate and paraben-free shampoos which I am a fan of. The conditioner is great too, my only complaint being I feel like I have to use a little more than normal to get it through my hair. 

Ok now for the best part about the Soapbox Shampoo and Conditioner. As every one knows I am a HUGE TOMS fan. I frequently sing the praises of the TOMS company and what they stand for. Well Soapbox is a company that is also making a difference. For every shampoo/conditioner sold they partner with Splash who provides a month supply of clean water to a community in need! I also love that they do not simply supply the water and leave. They make sure systems are in place for long-term sustainability which is wonderful. I love supporting companies that have a mission beyond making a profit. I want my dollars to go to helping others! 

Ok so now onto the rest of my hair care products/routine. After I get out of the shower I put in Obliphica's leave-in mouisturizing cream. It smells great and gives my hair that extra boost of moisture it needs. Then I add a little bit of VERB Ghost Oil. We received it at TXSC and I have fallen in love. It is the best and so light weight! It does not weigh down my curls which is so essential. 

Then I let my hair airdry for an hour or so and then use my blowdryer with a diffuser to finish drying it. It's a pretty simple routine! 

Then on the second, third, and maybe fourth day (I HATE WASHING MY HAIR) I use Batiste Dry Shampoo (I prefer Pssssssst but I can't find it in town anymore) to soak up oil at my roots. I also use a little bit of sea salt spray by Parlor to help give my curls a little more structure. Some days I use my curling wand to help fix some curls that have gotten a little frizzy from baby hands in the hair and sleeping on it. 

I really try to keep my haircare simply as can be. I am still on the search for the perfect hair mask/deep conditioner. I haven't found one I love yet. 

Shampoo- c/o Soapbox
Conditioner- c/o Soapbox
Leave-In Moisturizing Cream- Obliphica
Hair Oil- c/o VERB Ghost Oil
Sea Salt Spray- Parlor by Jeff Chastain
Dry Shampoo- Batiste
Brush- Spornette
Curling Wand- Conair
Blow Drier- Conair (similar)

What's your favorite haircare products? Do you have a deep conditioner you love, help a girl out!? 

*I was provided the shampoo and conditioner free from Soapbox via Influenster. The opinions are 100% my own and I was not compensated for reviewing the product. 


  1. Those of us with stick straight hair would "kill" to have your curly hair.....LOL! Sounds as if you have found something that works well for you. You have beautiful hair. Have a wonderful day, sweetie!

  2. Pretty much the same as me here again lol. Mostly wear my hair curly after years of straightening. My hair is a lot healthier now too. Try buying 'curl rock' amplifier by catwalk. Get it on Amazon. Cheaper than in a store. Like 10-14$. Last about 6 weeks ago. I towel dry and brush myhair. Fling my head around. Pump two pumps and put on my hair, everywhere but the roots. It's light weight. Use a blow dryer for literally 5 seconds on your roots, run your fingers through it let dry naturally. Boom, all done. Even if it's humid, it works great. Sometimes after its completely dry, I'll spray a little water in if I dont like the way some of the curls curled. :) (bluerrose) from ig.

    1. I tried the curl rock amplifier a few years ago and it always weighed down my curls! It's so funny how everybody's curls react so differently to products. It goes to show you not one head of hair is the same! It seems like you have a great routine!

  3. Gorgeous hair! Thanks so much for sharing your haircare routine with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you again next week!

  4. I really really love Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque!! You can get it at Target now, too, which is great. I used to have to go to Ulta or Sephora.

    1. I've tried a few Macadamia Oil products from my birchbox but never their Masque. I will definitely check that out! Thank you for the suggestion!

  5. I'll have to pick the shampoos up for my girls. They have curly hair too and always have a difficult time finding the right products. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. I would definitely recommend! And, at least at my Target, the price is only $4.99 each so nothing crazy expensive!


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