UPDATE: We rarely find Olaplex on sale – but it is today !HURRY over to snag yours!
Have you been looking for the best way to care for your hair as you get older? Over the last few years I've worked on taking care of my getting-older-way-too-fast hair (in case you're curious, I'm 45, and definitely can see a change in my hair over the last few years. Whew!)
Forever my normal hair routine was shampoo and condition daily with the cheapest stuff I could find (hell-ooooo VO5 for 79¢ at Walmart!), and then blow dry. My hair has always been naturally stick straight, and was always super oily until a few years ago so that worked just fine.
However, as I got older I wanted to take better care of my hair – then a friend of mine recommended Olaplex Hair Perfector (No 3), Shampoo (No 4), and Conditioner (No 5) (and washing much less frequently), and now I'm hooked.
I loooove this stuff – it makes my hair feel so soft and silky and less brittle – but it's also kinda pricey…. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for a deal idea to save a little on the cost) The only good thing is you don't use tons!
Here's my current hair routine:
1. Wash and condition 2 days each week with Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner.
Tip: you only need a quarter size amount of Olapex so a tiny bit goes a LONG way. Don't use too much and it will last you for a few months!)
2. Blow dry on LOW HEAT using my Revlon styling brush.
3. Flat iron to keep any frizz at least a little settled using my L'ange Wand.
4. On days I don't wash, I'll often pull my hair back now, or flat iron a few waves in.
5. Once every few weeks I also use the Olaplex #3 Hair Perfector and let it sit for about 10 minutes before washing and conditioning.
While I hate paying so much for shampoo, I do want to look as good as I can given what I've got to work with. 🙂
Especially since I'm on video regularly (and am soooo self-conscious about the way I look!), this helps my hair feel like it's in the best shape it can be, and works for me! If you don't want to spend a ton for great hair, try to change the number of times you're washing, and use as small an amount as possible of quality products to get the best results.
A few things specific to my hair type:
- I have very fine, straight hair. It's gotten a little thicker over the last few years which is so weird to me, but I'll take it!
- My hair has always been very, very oily ~ so until a few years ago I truly couldn't go without washing daily. I've heard people say that your hair will adjust to fewer washings if you wash less frequently, but until I got older mine truly didn't ever adjust to fewer washings. If I didn't wash daily my hair quickly looked a few shades darker just from the oil buildup. (It was so bad that by nighttime some days my hair would be almost brown just because it would get so greasy ~ it's crazy to me! It's definitely been weird to me to have dryer hair now as I've gotten older, but I sure don't miss the constant washing and drying.)
- My natural color is a darker-medium blonde, and I have highlights done about once every six months (I have a lot of white coming in, so the highlights right now help to hide that by matching up with this creeping-in-white!)
If you have any tips for keeping damaged or aging hair soft and healthy I'd love to hear your tips too!
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