Warning: I'm kind of a product junkie! It's a good thing one of my best friends owns an Aveda spa!
Step 1: I wash my hair about every three days. I alternate between three or four shampoos. I use Aveda Dry Remedy line with the shampoo, conditioner and also the mask for an intensive cleaning. For a light cleaning (I used this when I have to wash my hair in between "washes"), Aveda's Shampure line both the shampoo and conditioner. Bonus tip: I also use the conditioner to shave my legs! Last but not the least, my newest product love, Moroccan Oil! I have the shampoo, condition and oil. This product line is fantastic for anyone with thick curly hair like mine. I'm not a professional but I think it would be far too heavy for those with thin hair.
Step 2: After I towel dry my hair, I spray it with Aveda Damage Control and comb it through with a wide tooth comb (see below).
Step 3: I try to let my hair air dry as long as possible. The picture above is the result of a good hour and a half of air drying.
Step 4: Blow dry. My hair dryer is from Walmart and I love it. It's exactly the same as the CHI dryer ($100+ cheaper), in my opinion which again is strictly from experience. I'm not a professional. I use Olivia Garden round brushes, as well as Aveda's large paddle brush. The brush here is my newest and maybe my favorite brush by OG, the Bamboo Ceramic Ionic Thermal Brush. You can find Olivia Garden online or at Ulta Stores. A key part of the process is drying in sections with the round brush.
Step 5: I smooth a quarter sized dollop of Moroccan Oil through my hair. See picture below for the result of Step 4 + 5.
Step 6: I rarely use a hair straighter anymore. I use a large curling iron. Also purchased at Walmart from the PRO line. I love it. I use the curl down method thanks to Amy, Lyndsey & Erin! On most days I use the "curl down" to simply smooth my hair and add a little texture and not so much for "curl" but you can use the method for many different looks.
Make up bag by Toss Designs and personalized straw tumbler by Monogram Chick.
The end result.
I think I've covered most of the key points. Erin over at Blue-Eyed Bride talked about her very similar hair process in her Summer Essentials post here, be sure to check out her post too.
Let me know if I've missed anything.
What's your favorite shampoo and conditioner or styling product? I'm always adding products to my "to try" list so fill me in!
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