Since the establishment of the “Hair Care” section, I receive a lot of emails asking me for advice or to reveal my capillary “secrets”. I always start by answering that I have no secrets only, I try to use the hair products that is adapted to me and to stick to it. But above all, I drew a definitive line on the straightening.
Today, we are spoiled for choice as for French and foreign brands (especially American) offering beauty products suitable for frizzy and curly hair. As a beauty blogger, I have had the opportunity to test a number of them. Of course, I had happy surprises as disappointments (no need to dwell on it). For several months, I have been using Niwel brands regularly and with great satisfaction ,Phytospecific (nothing new!), René Furterer Paris and Noire Ô Naturel . Here are the ones in more detail, from shampoo to daily care.
The 4 steps of my shampoo ritual that I perform once a week.
→ Step 1: The Oil Bath.
This is one of the pieces of advice given to me by a hairdresser from the Univers Phyto care and straightening center: “make an oil bath before each shampoo to repair, nourish, moisturize the scalp and hair and thus potentiating the action of future care. “Now, before each shampoo, I do an oil bath either the day before or on D-Day (which I leave on for at least an hour). I have a real affection for the many virtues and uses Capillary Oils Synergy of the organic brand Black O Naturel , a complex of oils (essential and vegetable such as Ricin , Mongogo , Avocado , Jojoba …) which acts immediately perfectly suits the rebellious nature of my hair. Besides, I invite you to read my impressions here .
→ Step 2: The Shampoo.
With the range expert hair “ethnic” Niwel developed based Shea and of Olive , truthfully, my hair has found a second youth. It is impossible for me to do without Nourishing Shampoo with Shea Butter and Olive Oil ! Remember, I was telling you about it here . Five months later, I haven’t changed my mind. I always admire the fragrance, the creamy foam it produces, the nourishing, hydrating, softening and even detangling effects on my hair. And, I still have a little bit left!
→ Step 3: My conditioner is an Oil Bath.
I was already very satisfied Restructuring Mask with Shea Butter and Oil of Olive of Niwel (the ticket is to read here ) but, Bath Plant Oils to oils Shea and Olive pleases more to my hair. I must admit that I was surprised that it fulfills the same function as a conditioner. Non-greasy, delicately scented (a real pleasure), coating, easy to distribute and repairing, I leave it on for about half an hour on my still wet hair then I rinse. It is a rejuvenating bath for my mop which thus retains suppleness and softness. I’m a fan, fan, fan…
→ Step 4: Compulsory Protection.
Before using a hair dryer or straightener, it is first of all necessary to protect your hair from the heat of these devices. There is a choice between serums, fluids and creams which, in addition to exercising this function, facilitate brushing. Heat-Protective Silk Straightening Cream- of Kiehl’sis very effective in depositing a protective film (invisible) on my hair and remains optimum for smoothing it out in particular with the hair dryer / straightener duo. However, I find the price prohibitive. For much less expensive and just as efficient, I have been using the silky smoothing fluid without rinsing Myrrhea Anti-Frizz Rebellious and Unruly Hair by René Furterer Paris for more than a year with natural Myrrh extract. A few hazelnuts spread over the whole of the towel-dried hair allow a smoother passage of the hair dryer. The pleasant smell of the plant permeates gently.
→ Step 5: Daily Hydration.
After the shampoo, I dry my hair but, I regularly skip the straighteners because I have long hair. In these cases, the only product that manages to hydrate and nourish them, while providing them with shine and suppleness with a simple hazelnut (every 2 days) without weighing them down or greasing them is, Nourishing Styling Cream with Shea Butter from Phytospecific . I was talking about it there 2 years ago.
Once my hair straighteners have gone through the box, I replace Nourishing Styling Shea Butter (too rich for finer hair) by Day Cream Leave-in Abyssinia Oil of Klorane, a lighter treatment that I tested here in 2010 but, which does not lose its moisturizing and nourishing qualities.
FINAL VERDICT ABOUT HAIR PRODUCTS .
With this very simple but effective routine which I do not deviate from (or little) and, care adapted to my dry and fragile hair, they are in good health. These treatments, which I applied in synergy, helped boost my hair after a severe slack and, I’m in for a LIFETIME . I also respect the 9 golden rules (er … as much as possible) that I wrote here . I also realize that the hair beauty products at online fashion store I use are all Frenchy ! Like what, the French cosmetic market is more and more efficient to offer good quality care to this type of hair. I forgot, in summer, if you take the option “Sea, Pool and Sun galore”, protect your hair from all these external elements with sun care (yes, you read that right). For the moment, I haven’t tested it yet, but be aware that René Furterer has released the first range with a capillary sun protection index.