It’s been over three years since I posted about my haircare routine. A lot has changed since then. Not only the length of my hair but also the colour. I went from ginger to blonde, and keep in mind I’d always say, I will never go blonde! Surprisingly, it was one of the best things I did last summer.
Don’t get me wrong, it was scary. It happened in one session. I was blonde after three hours. Wondering how bad my hair was after that? Another surprise, not a lot has changed. I was sure my hair would be in an awful state after that, but thankfully it’s been just fine. Of course, it took me a while to find out how to take care of it again, but finally, I figured out my new haircare routine. So today I’m coming to you with my top hair products of 2020.
OGX Shampoo and Conditioner
I’ve heard of this brand before, but somehow I wasn’t convinced to use it. Until one day, I had a chance to use it at my friend’s house, and oh boy, my hair was amazing! When I touched my hair, it felt light and soft, with no dryness whatsoever! And since then it’s an integral part of my haircare routine.
Of course, OGX has got many products, and each of them is supposed to work on our hair differently. However, I decided to trust two bestsellers: the argan oil line and coconut milk line. I use OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk pH Balanced Shampoo, and the producers promise it helps add strength, elasticity, and hydration into the hair. This tropical blend helps bring out your hair’s natural strength and moisturises for total nourishment. I must admit, my hair is much more hydrated after using it, and the most significant add-on is the smell of the shampoo. It lasts until I rewash my hair. Even when I was working at the restaurant and my clothes smelt of burnt oil, my hair still had its unique coconut scent!
After using that, I put OGX Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco pH Balanced Conditioner on my hair. Obviously, I try to squeeze as much water as I can out of my hair, as conditioner shouldn’t be put on soaking wet hair, because if we don’t do this, the conditioner, instead of being absorbed into the hair, will run over it along with the water. The producers say that this product is a unique, precious blend that helps to penetrate the hair shaft, moisturising hair and creating softness and strength. We all know how excellent argan oil is on our hair, so using this conditioner is a fantastic choice for everyone.
Milkshake Silver Shine Shampoo & Conditioners
Naturally, I’m a brunette. But let me get that right. I’ve not had brown hair since around 2016. I’ve always been in love with ginger hair, so when I finally found a perfect shade for myself, there was no going back to my natural hair. Unless until lockdown happened and bored, I decided it was time for a change.
It’s not that easy to keep our blonde actually blonde. It takes few weeks for the hair to go into a disgusting yellow shadow. And it kept happening. I was so mad. Even though I hoped to actually have a warm shade of my hair at the beginning, when I saw the colder shade, I knew this was it. So when they went more yellow, I was disappointed.
Finally, someone recommended this line to me. I had never heard of the Milk Shake company, but I decided to get it as soon as possible. I was using both – the conditioner and shampoo once a week. Right now, I use only the shampoo, and I’m happy with it. Surprisingly, it doesn’t make my hair any more dry, which I know many purple shampoos do. Firstly, of course, I did everything wrong, cause nobody told me what to do with my haircare routine. Now, I wash my hair with the purple shampoo only once a week, but I leave it for a few minutes, and it does the job! My hair is more silver than yellow, it’s not damaged, so I’d definitely recommend this line!
What does the producer say? – Milk Shake Silver Shine Shampoo combines the restructuring benefits of milk protein, vitamin-rich blueberries, and violet pigment to brighten and neutralise unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair. Cleanses gently with its specific violet pigment, counteracting unwanted yellow or brassy tones in natural blonde or bleached, grey or white hair. Gives hair shine, softness, and vitality with its formula containing organic berry extracts and milk proteins.
Bandi Tricho-Extract Hair Loss Prevention
Unfortunately I still struggle with a hair loss. Unfortunately, my body lacks iron, and contraception doesn’t help with that either. This is why I have decided to start using cosmetics to help me with this. Of course, don’t worry, I take vitamins to try and balance everything. Unfortunately, my diet is quite problematic, as I’m a very picky eater. Like a kid, people say.
On Bandi’s website we can read that this tricho-extract is a concentrated, active extract on the scalp, against excessive hair loss and stimulating their faster regrowth. Active ingredients effectively condition the stem and nourish the hair bulb significantly improving its resistance to mechanical damage.
Personally I have seen a difference. I’m still losing hair, but not as much as I used to, and finally mu hair is getting thicker and I can see a lot of baby hair around my hairline! I use it only once a week, and put it on my head skin 30 minutes before washing my hair.
Elfa Intensive Hair Therapy Burdock Serum
Elfa Pharm is a Polish brand founded in 2011 and began to introduce its products, among others, to chain stores in Spain, Italy, Mongolia, and Hungary in 2018. In 2020, there was an increase in the company’s share in exports, the appearance of new distributors worldwide, and the strengthening of its position despite the Covid-19 pandemic. That must mean that their products are worth having a look at, right?
Of course, the serum is supposed to help me with exactly this same problem as the extract I mentioned before. The producer says that with regular use of velcro serum, hair loss decreases, and new hair growth improves, the karate instructions are restored. I use it after every wash, and it seems to be helping. At least in combination with the serum. I definitely recommend this one, as it helps a lot with my haircare!
Have you hear of these products before? What is a part of your haircare routine?