Finally. I did it! My current hair care stash is as minimal as it can be. The thing is, over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to implement minimalism into my everyday life. I’ve been watching videos, reading blogs, and optimizing my own things step by step, drawer by drawer. I’m not a hoarder by any means, a number of clothes I own would probably look ridiculously small to some people. I also have received a few comments that my flat looks too empty (though this was said by someone who has their home filled with lots of stuff, so I guess it’s debatable). But I know that I could do better with my beauty stash. We, bloggers, have a curious nature and most of the time it’s hard to resist a new beauty product that you want to try so much. Anyway, here’s my hair care routine at the moment:
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Lavera Color & Shine Shampoo (200ml) and Conditioner (150 ml)
Lavera hair care range is probably my most repurchased organic beauty range ever. Its Apple Milk Shampoo, which I remember with sweet nostalgia, was a hit back in the day until Lavera discontinued it. However, most other products stayed as good as they were before, and the reason why I vouch for them is that they tick all the boxes. They have lovely scents (this mango range smells like candies), they are affordable (at least in Europe, I know it can be pretty costly in the US or Canada), and they are effective (clean and healthy hair – check).
St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask (2-pack)*
St. Tropica organic coconut hot oil masks were my first hot oil masks that I’ve tried, and they did not disappoint. I have shoulder-length hair, and one sachet lasted me two treatments. It takes only 20 seconds to warm it up in a microwave, but because I don’t have one, I placed the oil mask in a hot (not boiling) pot of water and left it for 30 seconds. Then, I have applied the mask on the hair, avoiding the roots, and left it for 1 hour. Make sure you give your hair a good rinse after because the oil is pretty intense and might leave your hair greasy. I was impressed with how soft, shiny, and glossy my hair looked. I’m sure you can also use this mask as a regular hair mask without warming it up, and it still would be effective. Along with organic coconut oil, the Hot Oil Mask contains other natural ingredients such as biotin, amla, hibiscus, and green tea. I know that best benefits can be achieved by using hair masks regularly, but with this one, you will see the effect even after the first use.
Organic Coconut Oil
I always have coconut oil in my hair care stash. For me, it’s just the perfect oil for hair: not too light, not too greasy. Maybe that’s the reason why I was so impressed with St. Tropica hot coconut oil masks. Coconut oil gives hydration and shine, and my hair simply looks lovely after using it. I know that the outcome can be different for different people, but if you haven’t tried coconut oil for your hair, please consider to give it a go (good coconut oil needs to be unrefined, extra virgin, and, preferably, organic to ensure it will perform best).
LEAVE-IN TREATMENTS / SERUMS
Tara Smith Base Coat Serum (50ml)
I have received this base coat serum with the latest Vegan Cuts February Box. I am not too excited about the ingredient list since it contains silicones, which I seek to avoid in my beauty products. But it had nice promises, so I decided to give it a try anyway. I apply it only on the hair ends, and I’m surprised that the serum totally lives up to its promises: it defrizzes my hair and even makes them straighter. Also, it’s vegan.
Logona Argan Oil Shine Fluid (75ml)
I don’t know if I somehow missed when this hair fluid was launched or if it’s a new product, but it sounded like this is something my hair would like very much. First of all, I’m sorry, Logona, I love you, but you need to update your packaging at least for the new releases. Other than that, I really like how the product performs. I had a discussion with another beauty blogger on Instagram about this serum, and she said that even just a little drop of this serum feels too much and too greasy for her. My hair ends, however, seem to like intensive hair products, so I prefer the effect it gives, which is soft and glossy hair. As always, I’m crazy about the scents that Logona products always seem to have: gentle and sweet.
Have you tried any of these hair care products? What are your current haircare favorites?
I’ve read about the Tara Smith Base Coat, too and I don’t really like that it’s declared as organic while it contains silicones. I avoid those for enviromental reasons. But…My hair loves it, so I miss it at times and I can’t say that I wouldn’t try it, too 😉
It’s not organic, but it is vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free.
I also like to keep my haircare to a minimum. I love Lavera’s colour shine range – it smells so good! My everyday products are Faith In Nature’s coconut shampoo and conditioner. I like to use coconut or avocado oil every so often as a hair mask. xxx
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I haven’t tried Faith In Nature coconut range, is it good?
Yes, very affordable and I find it gentle yet effective on my hair. Lovely natural coconut scent, too. xxx
Sounds great! Maybe I will give it a try, too. Thanks for sharing, Emma!