It’s that time of year again, when it’s time to do a little refining to our beauty routines. One issue I constantly have with seasons change is my hair! Transitions between weather always makes it go haywire, inviting many bad hair days. I personally don’t have time every morning to style my hair to perfection, so I need it to be looking and feeling healthy, nourished, moisturized and basically #onfleek naturally.
There’s one foolproof trick that I’ve found works the best to beat bad hair days. It may seem obvious, but it’s worth driving home: choose products that are made for your hair type. Sometimes that means mixing different product collections to get a tailored routine that will result in your ultimate good hair day. That’s exactly what I do with products from SheaMoisture, which I’ve been picking up on all my Target runs lately.
It’s easy to get caught up in pretty packaging, or wanting to be consistent in using products from the same line… but your hair usually has more than just one need to focus on. I’ve been using products from SheaMoisture for some time now, and my favorite thing to do is grab products from their different collections to create my best hair routine. They have lines for pretty much any hair need you can imagine, with straightforward labels telling you what hair type and texture will benefit most from the product.
I’ve personally been using the Sea Kelp & Pearl Protein Color Extend Shampoo, which is geared toward color treated hair. While all of their products are color safe, this one specifically helps restore moisture to dyed hair while preventing fading and protecting against the environment. It supports the hair structure and makes my hair feel stronger— not to mention, it’s gentle and so hydrating I actually thought I had applied conditioner by accident the first time I used it!
I use the conditioner from their Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken line which is aimed to hydrate and soften for dry, brittle hair. It helps smooth the hair cuticles while antioxidants improve softness for a silky, lustrous look. It’s a lighter consistency, but packs a punch for my thick dry hair. It’s the perfect follow-up to the moisturizing shampoo, helping to detangle and soften for more manageability. (SheaMoisture also carries Argan Oil & Almond Milk Shampoo, Conditioner and Blow-Out Cream to soften and detangle fine, frizzy, straight and wavy hair, also found in the Salon aisle in Target!)
Another great tip to help a plethora of hair problems: don’t wash it as much! Yep, may sound crazy but over-washing your hair can lead to both dryness AND oiliness, frizz, and breaking hair! If you find yourself to have totally oily hair, try skipping a wash or two. Your scalp will start to re-balance the oil it produces, leading to less oily hair over time. Same concept goes for dry hair— stop stripping your natural oils that moisturize your hair! You can help your hair feel and smell fresh between washes with dry shampoo. The new SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Dry Shampoo is a squeeze bottle that poofs out powder to absorb oil and revive your style and volume.
One of my favorite things about the SheaMoisture brand, aside from giving me good hair days, is how they ethically source shea butter from 13 women’s cooperatives in northern Ghana. This helps women entrepreneurs develop self-sustaining businesses, who are paid ethical wage premiums. I love the fact that they’re supporting women globally both economically, and on the beauty front!
Another great aspect: affordability. SheaMoisture is available at your local Target, where they can be found for budget-friendly prices. You can even get $2 back on your next SheaMoisture Salon Hair Care purchase at Target using Ibotta! Just click here for the deal.
Your two main takeaways: let your hair show you what it needs by laying off daily washes, and then pick products tailored to your hair type and concerns… even if that means mixing collections!
Do you mix and match hair products to create a personal routine?