Okay, so not really a secret as such, but after quite a lot of people have asked me over the years on the up keep of my red hair I thought it was time to do a post. Lately I have actually started getting a lot more into hair care, when I was making new years resolutions it was one of the things I wanted to treat myself to. When I started having pamper evenings one of the main things i'd focus on is my hair, and now it's just become a part of my every day routine.
Step 1, Washing.
I wash my hair roughly 3 times a week, sometimes more or less depending on what style I want to go for or where I am, in the summer it tends to be every day or at least every other day. For washing i'm not fussy on shampoo brands as long as it is light weight and not full of chemicals. One I really love is the Pantene Aqualight shampoo, as my hair is quite fine but I have a lot of it, so it makes it feel really light weight, fresh and gives it body.
Tips: I shampoo in two stages (this is why washing my hair is a complete bitch and takes forever). I use about a cherry tomato sized blob (haha) to wash my hair, and then repeat the process and on the second wash I really lather my roots.
Conditioning, now this is a bit more complicated on some washes and I will get into products and things in a minute. On a basic wash I just tend to use a thick mask like the Herbal Essences yellow pot in the image below. For me I feel like after washing twice I need a heavy duty conditioner to re moisturize, even on a basic hair wash.