Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Every few months or so, I love trying out new beauty products to see if I love something enough to add it into my permanent routine. Growing up, my best friend and I loved making beauty potions and concoctions for fun, so I guess you could say I’ve always enjoyed testing out new products! During this time of year, the weather starts to warm up immensely, with temperatures creeping up into the high 90s. Add that on top of our year-round dry air, and my hair starts to feel pretty frail and brittle! When it comes to switching up my hair products, shampoo and conditioner is usually the first place I start.

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

This isn’t the first time I’ve switched up my shampoo and conditioners—I’ve tried Kristen Ess’ line, Purology, and Head & Shoulders for dandruff control. Purology was my favorite out of those 3, which I used mainly when I was color treating my hair, but I ultimately always went back to Biologe—what I have been using for most of my adult life. I decided to start looking for a more nourishing shampoo and conditioner that didn’t have sulfates, and focused on promoting hair growth. I read several online articles that reviewed tons of different brands, and that’s when I stumbled upon ArtNaturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner which has over 3,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. You could say that definitely peaked my interest! I was excited to learn that this shampoo and conditioner set has no parabens or sulfates, and it’s infused with Argan Oil and Keratin, which helps to restore, enhance and grow your hair! Plus, I was incredibly surprised (in the best way) by the price—only $26 for the set. I’ve been using it for 2 months now and am so pleased with the results so far! I typically wash my hair 3-4 times per week, and I try to use a hair mask at least once a week. ArtNaturals also sells a matching hair mask that I really want to try!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Similar to a hair mask, I recently bought this scalp scrub from Nexxus that I have been loving! It also doesn’t have any sulfates or parabens, and it feels so nourishing on the scalp, removing any product build-up as it slightly foams while you massage it in. I use this scrub 1-2 times per week, and it’s the first thing I use to exfoliate my scalp so that the Keratin and Argan Oil in my shampoo can really soak in. Plus, it smells so good—as any great hair product should!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

On the off days when I don’t wash my hair, I’ve been using this Dry Shampoo Foam and Dry Texture Finishing Spray. A little bit goes a long way with the dry shampoo (it foams up very quickly!) and it also provides great volume! After I massage the dry shampoo into my scalp, I curl my hair and complete my look with the finishing spray to help hold my curls in place. And perhaps the best part about these Nexxus products I’ve shared is that you can get them at your local Target! I love when I discover new beauty products on my Target runs, because then I know that I can easily and conveniently replenish when I run out.

Happy Hair Days

You know when brands do Instagram giveaways where they make you tag some friends and then you sit there and cross your fingers, hoping that you win? Well, I don't have a very good winning streak at all, but I got lucky a couple months ago and won the Detox Dry Shampoo set from Drybar and I'm so obsessed with it! I've never really been into dry shampoo because I usually wash my hair every other day, that is, until I learned that it's really not great for your hair. Lately I've been trying to wash my hair just 2-3 times a week, which is hard when you're used to washing it on the regular. So now that I've been going longer in between washes, I hate how oily my hair can get at times, but this dry shampoo has come to my rescue and I love using it!

I've been using their new Lush scent and it smells so lovely! I have always been hesitant to use dry shampoo in the past because I'm a brunette, and other brands I've tried have left my scalp looking white and powdery and just not cute! However, this product doesn't leave any residue and also provides great volume, which is perfect for styling. The dry conditioner is also great because it helps to hydrate the ends of your hair and give them more body and fullness. 

Perhaps though, what I love even more than the duo is the dry shampoo made specifically for brunettes! Hollllaa! It's my favorite one to use because I don't have to work it into my hair as much, and I never have to worry about people noticing any sort of product in my hair :) If you're on the fence about what kind of dry shampoo to get, I highly recommend Drybar! Speaking of which, apparently it was #NationalBlowoutDay yesterday and had no idea! So I think I need to book an appointment to make up for it :) Happy Saturday everyone, and as always, thanks for stopping by! xo

Blushfully, 

Belle

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