So we all want that Serena van der Woodsen hair, right? I know I do! I get asked a lot about my hair – how do you keep it healthy? What products do you use? etc. The truth is, I don’t do much. Yes, I like to use certain brands and products, but I also try to stay away from heating it everyday. I try to keep my mane in its natural wavy style as much as possible.
Oh yeah, I’ve also NEVER colored my hair. Seriously. I have virgin hair, and so I think that my locks are healthy because I’ve never added chemicals to it. However, if you have colored your hair, I’m hoping that the products I mention will help your hair feel soft and smooth, too!
Shampoo Conditioner: First off, most people (and hairstylists) will say that you don’t need to wash your hair everyday, but personally I just can’t do that. I’ve tried in the past, and my hair just feels gross and greasy. I also don’t like the idea of putting dry shampoo on as a substitute for actual shampoo. Again, that’s just me.
I like to switch up my shampoo/conditioner because you never want your hair to get used to one product. Right now, I’m using the Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Shampoo/Conditioner. Before, I was using the Herbal Essence Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo that gave my hair fuller waves. Right now, I’m more focused on giving my hair moisture and hydration. That’s why I love switching up my products because I can give my mane tender, love, and care in so many ways. I usually like to buy the same brand conditioner as my shampoo. I just like having the same products going on my hair as opposed to having it all mixed up.
I do deep condition my hair every 3 days, so I’ll skip Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, then I’ll deep condition on Tuesday. Make sense? I love the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultimate Repair Moisture Treatment. My hair feels 100x softer and smoother after using this. My mane is also shiny, and it looks soooooo healthy.
(*Disclaimer* – I was sent a few Schwarzkopf products, and I absolutely fell in love with their hair treatment product! I wasn’t asked to include their products in a post but I wanted to share them with you because it has truly helped my hair).
Styling: When I’ve styled my hair too much, I like to add argan oil only on the ends of my locks. Since I get split ends and it’s more damaged in that area, I like to give it a little extra love and care. I’ve been loving the Josie Maran argan oil, which is actually a body oil, but I like to use it for my hair too! This one is currently sold out, but there are similar oils sold at Sephora and Ulta.
I’m obsessed with Garnier Fructis Styling Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Mist for those days when my hair just needs protection from my curling wand or straightener. I love the smell and how weightless the product is. Most heating sprays make my hair stiff and I love that this drugstore product makes my hair feel like I’ve added a light layer of protection.
Once I’m done styling my hair, I like adding either Garnier Fructis Texture Tease spray or the Not Your Mother’s She’s a Tease Volume spray. Not only do these products give my hair life, but they help my waves and curls last throughout the day! I just feel like Selena Gomez when I spray these products. It adds volume and it gives me the tousled hair look.
After I apply the texture spray, I’ll add the OGX Argan Oil or OGX Keratin Oil to give my hair shine. It also tames the fly-aways. I try not to apply too much or else my mane will look greasy. I’m beyond obsessed with these sprays because they truly give my hair life! I love the smell too!
I hope these tips help you!