I thought it would be fun to share my haircare and skincare routine with you and to give you tips on my favorite products! I'd love to hear your suggestions too!
Here's my typical haircare routine. I don't do all of this every day! I use different products depending on how I'm styling my hair. On days when you're not planning to style your hair, it's a good idea to deep condition your hair and/or to use a leave-in moisturizer to keep your hair healthy.
Shampoo and Condition
I try and switch my shampoo and conditioner up pretty frequently. THIS is one of my favorites and I'm planning on purchasing THIS one soon. I've also heard THIS one is great. It's also important to use a clarifying shampoo once every week or two like THIS one. I also use THIS deep conditioner once a week to keep my hair healthy and strong. After hearing rave reviews, I also recently purchased THIS leave-in conditioner and LOVE it (I use it about once a week).
I recently purchased THIS texturizing spray and have been impressed! It gives your hair a little extra volume without making it stiff or sticky. This is unlike a lot of texturizing sprays in that it's best to use it while your hair is still wet. I also periodically use THIS spray on dry hair when I want a "beachy" look (it makes your hair smell amazing!). I've also heard THIS one is really good (but it's pricey).
I periodically use mousse when I want a big hairstyle with lots of volume. I'm actually on the hunt for a new good mousse. I've used redken in the past but would like something different. I'd welcome any suggestions! Based off reviews, I'm considering THIS one or THIS one.
I only wash my hair every other day and so I use dry shampoo several times a week! Dry shampoo can also give your hair great body. I use THIS dry shampoo and I think it's really good for the price! THIS is the best one I've used but haven't purchased it lately because of the price. It's really almost more of a texturizing spray than a dry shampoo and it gives your hair great volume. I've also been wanting to try THIS dry shampoo.
I use THIS brush to comb my hair when it's wet, and it's AMAZING! My hair tends to tangle and it is difficult to brush when wet, and this brush combs it without pulling all my hair out. I love it! My hairdryer recently broke and I purchased THIS one. I've been really impressed for the price! If you can afford a nicer one, I've heard THIS one is amazing. I have been using THIS curling iron in 1" and 1.5" for years and I think it's the best one out there at a lower price point! If you have more to spend, I've heard THIS one is amazing. I've also heard THIS straightener is great.
I have been using THIS hairspray for a few years and I love it! It's lightweight and it doesn't make your hair crunchy but it keeps your hairstyle in place. I've also heard amazing things about THIS spray and hope to purchase it soon. I also use THIS on my hair to tame the flyaways and smooth it out. I learned about it from my hairdresser and I love it! It also makes your hair smell amazing!
I have tried a lot of skincare products over the years! I've had trouble with my skin because I have combination, acne-prone skin. So, a lot of common acne products are too harsh for my skin. In the winter my skin tends to be more dry and in the summer it is oilier. One great resource to learn about good products skincare is Paula's Choice Beautypedia.
I use THIS Clarisonic to wash my face a few times a week. I've used it for years and it does a great job exfoliating! I use THIS cleanser. I discovered Paula's Choice about 6 months ago and I am pretty obsessed! It has cleared up my skin and has worked better than anything else I've ever tried (and I've tried a LOT of products). You can actually purchase a two week trial of it HERE if you're interested in seeing if it works for you. When I'm not using the Clarisonic, I use a Norwex cloth to wash my face.
Exfoliating your skin is vital to having healthy skin! I use THIS exfoliant after washing my face twice a day. It is AMAZING! It is my favorite Paula's Choice product and it really does clear my skin so well without being harsh. In the shower, I use THIS exfoliating scrub to exfoliate the rest of my body.
3. Blemish Control
I use THIS solution on my blemishes each night after exfoliating. I also use THIS spray on my body (I've also used THIS one in the past and liked it). I have also been using THIS face mask for years.
Moisturizing your skin is also essential (whether you have oily or dry skin) and it is really important to use a moisturizer with SPF during the day. I'm still figuring out my morning morning moisturizer by am planning to buy THIS one soon. In the evening I use THIS eye cream (gotta start fighting those wrinkles early!!) and THIS night cream. In addition, I always add a few drops of THIS to my moisturizer. Jojoba oil is great for your skin. It feels counterintuitive to put oil on your skin, especially when you have oily skin, but I promise it's good! Jojoba oil acts as a cleanser and moisturizer and is great for acne prone (or any type) of skin.
One other haircare and skincare tip...DRINK WATER!!
I have to remind myself how important it is to drink water frequently. Nothing will make your hair and skin healthier and more beautiful than drinking tons of water! I've become addicted to La Croix because it makes me feel like I'm drinking soda. I also love my Swell bottle because it keeps my drink cold all day. See lots of cute water bottle options below!