Current Hair Care Routine


Lather, Rinse & Repeat. That’s my motto. Just Kidding. Kind of.

My hair’s always been kind of fussy. I always surprise people by telling them my hair is curly because most asians have very straight and shiny hair. So for me finding products to maintain my hair and keep it healthy has always been a trial and error process.

In order to maintain healthy locks, I do what most people do and use shampoo and conditioner. I live in a dry climate and although it seems counterintuitive, this climate makes my hair less frizzy. However, the dry weather does mean that in order to keep my hair shiny I need to use a shampoo and a conditioner that are extra moisturizing.

So here are my top hair care picks:

Nexxus Therappe Shampoo –  Whenever I use this shampoo my hair feels as soft as it does after I use conditioner. I actually do lather, rinse and repeat because I find that repeating the process allows the shampoo to lather up better. Plus, the second time requires much less shampoo and you can use a volumizing shampoo prior to this one to add a little oommmphh (but watch out – volumizing shampoo usually work by removing more oil than normal shampoos – so they can be drying).
John Frieda Full Repair – Strengthen+Restore Conditioner I loveeee this conditioner. It makes my hair really soft, it smells great, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. So for me it works a lot better than any expensive conditioner or deep conditioning mask like the Macadamia Oil products many people swear by. However, if you’re looking for a slightly cheaper alternative I also like Dove’s Intensive Repair Conditioner. The main difference I find between the two is that the Dove conditioner is slightly heavier.

For the past year I’ve been trying to minimize the damage by no longer using my straightening iron on a regular basis. However, since I just began an internship at a big girl firm I figured it was about time to make my hair look presentable instead of wavy and all over the place.

I’ve permanently straightened my hair before and although it was easy to maintain, it is super expensive and caused my hair colour to fade to a lighter black which I didn’t like. So to straighten my hair now I use my Chi Flat Iron (similar model). I think that investing in a quality straightener is really important to keeping your mane healthy as they work better and cause less damage. As well, using a heat protectant like TRESemme’s Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray has been really effective for preventing split ends and breakage. I spray my hair thoroughly and then comb the product through to spread it evenly before I straighten my hair.

Lastly, I’ve been using Rusk’s Sensories Smoother Leave-in Smoothing Conditioner. I only recently started using the product but I have read great reviews on it so I’m hoping it’ll work well for me. I bought it at Winners so it was super affordable and if you’re looking for Rusk products, they often are sold at Winners at a discounted price.

Let me know if you try any of these products and thank you for reading! C:



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33 Comment

  1. Loved to read this! In search for a great conditioner, might try this one out! Xx

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Hope you do! It works super well for me 🙂

  2. hanna says: Reply

    Thanks you for sharing! –Hanna Lei

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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you!

  3. Rach says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Jamie says: Reply

    I need a better hair routine.. now that summer is around the corner, it gets dry 🙁
    thanks for the tips

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Mine too! I hope this helps you out!

  5. Hebe says: Reply

    I love long hair.

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Me too!

  6. Maggie says: Reply

    Love this!! I’m always looking to find better hair products so I’ll have to try these! 🙂

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you! Let me know if you try them out! I hope you love the products too! 🙂

  7. Serein says: Reply

    Love the tips! I need to take better care of my hair.

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Hope these tips help you!

  8. I love John Frieda, it’s my current shampoo! Great routine and thanks for sharing!

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

  9. Tamara says: Reply

    I really want to try the John Frieda one, it sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Definitely try it out! Let me know if you like it!

  10. Thanks for sharing this! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you!

  11. It sounds great, thanks for sharing!
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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you!

  12. I’ve heard Tresemme is worth to try 🙂

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      I’ve used Tresemme’s shampoos and conditioners aren’t bad either! Plus, they’re super affordable and always go on sale

  13. Julia says: Reply

    I will definitely try this out, thanks for sharing!

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you! Let me know if you try any of the products!

  14. Angelina says: Reply

    This is super helpful, as I’m always looking for new products to try out! That Nexxus shampoo sounds pretty promising (:

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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Ya I really like Nexxus and you can buy it at most drugstores and grocery stores. Let me know if you try it!

  15. I have thick fuzzy wavy hair and can relate. I also love Nexxus. 🙂
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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      haha glad to know I’m not the only one that likes Nexxus!

  16. Wonderful tips. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Thank you!

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