After the big cut in January almost everything of damaged, brittle and thinned ends are gone. My hair is still on the thinner side with around 6cm of ponytailcircumference, but it is healthy now. 🙂 As I have regrowth at all lengths from 8-10cm down to the tips and my hair structure is naturally wavy (2c which I usually brush out to 1c) I have a strong rendency to frizzy hair which looks all dry even when it is super soft and nice. But: here comes haircare. 🙂 In my case we talk about a lot of care. I am a lazy girl when it comes to haircare, but well my hair requires a lot of attention if I want to have it pretty (I do!) therefore I compensate lazyness with discipline. I look at this topic just like the necessity of brushing my teeth. This too is nothing I do with passion but as I know it is important (especially as teeth don’t regrow like hair does!) I do it with all the needed dedication.
Midback with 77cm length and 6cm ponytailcircumference, maybe even a bit more than 6cm as I don’t get the same ressults with every measurement. Daily hairloss at a for me normal level for years now but still too high to regain my old thickness.
My haircare goals
These follow logically after my little problems. Primarily I aim for well cleansed hair with the least daily shedding possible. I want a close, sleek and unfrizzy surface. I DON’T aim for extra volume as this leads to even more frizz for me and a dry and dull look. I just want hair which looks healthy and shiny. It has always been easy to style as it is naturally not super wiry nor slippery. Scalp seethroughs are a little tricky when you have thin hair like me, also hairstyles made of more than one braid but basically the solution to that is practice and always fresh washed fluffy hair.
What always works
aloe vera gel (I use this here from alverde)
khadi vitalizing hairoil
Monoi Tiare vanilla cococnutoil
Lush R&B haircreme
Desert Essence Coconut shampoo
Desert Essence Island Mango conditioner
alterra pomgranate conditioner
At the moment I experiment a bit with protein containing treatments with yoghurt, silkprotein, honey and anything else matching I find. I highly recommend the DIY-recipes from my dear Haartraum-Nessa. Most recipes I do the same for years (or very similar) but she has a bit more knowledge and of course the pretty videos. 🙂 Funny fact is, that we both have the same holy grails even though our manes are totally different. So the ingredients and products we use seem to be really something to recommend to everybody. As Nessa does, I recommend starting with simple DIY recipes for beginners with some basic ingredients like oils, yoghurt, aloe vera, honey and if you like some hydrolat or processed proteins like silk or wheat protein. After that we come to the details about specific (essential) oils, exact recipes, soaps, rinses, cremes and butters.
Simply said: the healthier your hair is, the easier it is to care about it. So the better you care for it right from the start, from the roots, the less complicated (the lazier 😉 ) your haircare routine gets.
As I got rid of all the damaged hair now I hope that all my haircare will do its job now. Still my focus is on working on my overall health to make my body capable of growing healthy hair because I repeat myself: I don’t have naturally thin hair. I had 8cm ponytailcircumference some years ago and an even, shiny braid so I don’t aim for something impossible. But well, of course I also know, that some years are a long time to pass and not only my hair has changed a lot, me as a whole person has too. And overall I changed for good. 🙂