My personal haircare routine requires some time and money. These days market is full of hair goodies and the visit to the hair dressers can certainly break PhD budget. However, none of us want to wash our hair and feel like it is covered in plastic or leave hairdressers salon in tears. When it comes to our hair, how much we actually need to invest?
Shampoo – certainly requires Time and Money. Over the last couple of years I tried variety of different shampoos, from very cheap (that are around three pounds) to pretty expensive (maybe twenty pounds). If you found a shampoo that works very well for you and makes your scalp feel great and healthy, keep using. With shampoo there is no right or wrong as it is very personal, but make sure you invest time and probably a bit of money to find the right one.
Conditioner – not going to lie that all the conditioners I truly fall in love are slightly more expensive. For me conditioner has to be rich in oils and hydrolysed protein. Hair conditioners are great in preventing dryness, split ends, loss of shine and my advice is to invest into really good hair conditioner, because it can also be used as a hair mask.
Hair masks – personally I am not a big fan. If you ask my advice I would suggest to use a good hair conditioner and maybe just simple coconut oil on your hair. I own a few hair masks and the bottles are still pretty full. Again, it is a personal choice but I don’t tend to invest into hair masks.
Hair oils & heat protection – I use both of these products and both of them are very affordable. When it comes to oils, expensive doesn’t mean better. Look at the ingredients lists and make sure it is full of variety and goodness. Heat protection is a must , especially if you styling your hair a lot, but again there are plenty affordable ones that do great job.
Hairdressers – invest! Going to hairdressers such a pleasure for me, but only in the last couple of years. I had some really bad experience in the past (horrible fringe times). Make sure you ‘investigate’ hair salon and a hairdresser , read reviews, chat with friends. Even if the hair salon is too expensive for you, look for some deals online, student discount or even last minute bookings. My personal favourite in Manchester, Pierre Alexandre Hair, they do last minute bookings, which is cheaper and pretty convenient if you fancy a spontaneous hair change.
For me hair gives confidence and I like to invest into specific hair products. What are your favourite hair products and do you like investing into your haircare? Please let me know!
Have a wonderful day xx
I am Laura, 26 Lithuanian living in Manchester. I spend my days in the lab working on hair follicles and in the evening I share my love about hair cosmetics and how to have beautiful hair!