I spent my entire adult life cutting my hair to within an inch of its life (or at least an inch of the roots). Now, I’m faced with the daily task of tending longer locks, something I know absolutely nothing about. It’s becoming bothersome, if only because I’m seeing dryness and flyaways and all the other things that tell me I must be doing something wrong. I have this hair; now I want to care for it. But how?
The Internet has not been a big help. There’s too much information out there on hair care, and a lot of it feels less like actual advice and more like advertisements for expansive hair care products. Do I really need to buy a Luxe oil, ionic hair dryer, and twelve different combs to make my hair look good? I sure hope not. I can’t afford it! And as for the alternative DIY hair care products, there are as many recipes and formulas as their are hairs in my bangs. Not to mention the contradictions — I have seen sites that say to let my hair air-dry, others to that say to use a blow-dryer, others that tell me to pat-not-rub or squeeze-not-rub the water out.
Sadly, this means trial and error is the way to go. Start simple (and cheap), work my way up to complex (and expensive), and hope I don’t end up with a mess of barely used product in my bathroom cabinet!
In the meantime, I would love to hear the sorts of hair care regiments you folks who read this blog use. Point me in the direction of something good!