My Hair Care Journey – From Blonde to Brunette

March 14, 2017

Hello Dolls!

It’s finally time for me to share my hair care journey from over the past few years. I was a blondie for quite some time, and when the wedding came around, I wanted to go darker. In my opinion, dark hair always looks good in pictures, especially during Pakistani & Indian weddings. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about today. I wanted to share everything I’ve done in order to keep my hair healthy during my blonde days, and now my brunette days. So, here it is…

Blonde Days

Blonde - Hair Care Routine

The number one thing you have to understand is that dying your hair a really light shade is a PROCESS. And if you have never dyed your hair before, then its definitely a process and you have to be patient. In order to go light from dark, you have to bleach your hair or strip the color from your already dark dyed hair. Constantly bleaching or dying your hair can cause the hair strands to become extremely fragile. To avoid hair from breaking, falling and looking like burnt spaghetti, give your hair a break.

If you’re currently getting highlights; touchups; or planning on going lighter, BE SMART. Know your hair type, be extremely sure of the color you’re trying to go for, and most importantly trust your hairstylist. When I was a blonde (shown above), my routine consisted of: using the “purple” (sulfate free) shampoo, washing my hair twice a week, using coconut oil on the weekends for 24 hours (I still do this), and using leave-in Moroccan Argan oil after washing my hair (I also still do this). Most importantly, I would let my roots grow out before going back for touchups. This allowed my hair to recover from the dying process.

Brunette Days

Brunette - Hair Care RoutineNourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum & Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Extra Strength Penetrating Oil Dry Coarse Hair have become my best friends. Recently, I have been using shampoo I bought from my trip to Thailand in January. Aside from that shampoo, I normally use Pantene for color treated hair. I don’t wash my hair everyday, but I wash it at least twice a week. The days I don’t wash my hair, I use TRESEMME Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo.

I avoid washing my hair everyday, because I like to let my hair recover by using natural oils from my scalp. This is the BEST thing for your hair in my opinion. Literally THE BEST. Why? Because by washing your hair everyday, you’re washing out your hair’s natural oils. And when hair starts getting exposed to hair products all the time, then you’re looking at a longer period of recovery time to let your hair recover from all the products.

Now, lets talk about what I usually do after I wash my hair. My routine consists of letting my hair air dry. I don’t comb my hair (if I have to comb my hair, I use a wooden comb), I avoid anything that may pull on my hair and cause it to break or fall. While my hair is damp, I use argan oil (stated above) at the ends of my hair to avoid dry and split ends. Every weekend, I use coconut oil generously to help repair any damage that may have been caused by hair tools. Hair products like shampoos and conditioners may not work for all hair types, but natural ingredients like coconut and argan oil can be useful for everyone. Use them. Love them.

I hope this helps!

If my routine ever changes or I try any new products, I plan on sharing it with you!

Also, If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

XO

M

14 Comments
    1. Hi i love the thickness of your hair… do u apply any kind of mask ? I have severe hair thinning speacially in front of my head….it goes greasy if i dont shampoo my hair even for a day… i need to shampoo evry alternate days and may be thats y my scalp is irritated always… can u suggest me some tips…

      1. I don’t use anything for thickness. But, I know castor oil is great for hair growth. Maybe you should give it a try? Hope that helps!

      1. You should use hair growth stimulAtors, they have properties which promote growth and thickness of the hair :)! lots of companies like pantene and head and shoulders do it in a spray form which you spray in your hair, massage for 1 minute and leave in everyday!

    1. Hey Maryam!
      I LOVE you! I love everything about you. You are too gorgeous girl and Congrats on your wedding!:-)

      So you mentioned two products,Moroccan Argan oil and Renewing Argan oil of Morocco Extra Strength Penetrating oil. My question is , I haven’t colored my hair but my hair is really dry(tho I use cooconut oil) and brittle. Which product is the best? and My hair doesn’t look great after straightening. Please suggest me something. And also,Can you do your skincare routine too,please?

      1. Thank you love! I would suggest using castor oil if coconut oil is not working for you. Also, try to use leave-in hair conditioner and some heat protecting hair serum. That may help your hair recover from being dry and brittle!

      1. Castor Oil is great for thickening hair and for growth! Give that a try!

    1. Hey, what do you exactly mean by you don’t comb your hair? While it’s wet or do you just generally avoid it

      1. I don’t comb in general. If I absolutely HAVE to use it when it gets tangled, I use a wooden comb.

    1. Hi!! You have gorgeous hair and thank you so much for sharing your routine!! What kind of coconut oil do you use?

      1. Coconut oil can be store bought, unrefined. You can find it at your local grocery store. Just heat it up a little in the microwave and apply it

    1. Hi Maryam,

      Thanks for sharing your haircare routine. You have beautiful hair and can pull off any style. I was wondering if you could share what brand of coconut oil do you use (as well as refined vs. unrefined) and is it available online? There are way too many choices and not all brands are pure coconut oil. There’s also a lot of different opinions on if refined vs. unrefined is better for your hair or vice versa.

      Thanks so much!
      x

      1. Hi Nabeela!

        Thank you! You can use unrefined or refined coconut oil. I use Simply Organic unrefined coconut oil. This can be bought from your local grocery store! Hope that helps!

        Love,
        M

    1. Hi! Thanks for sharing your haircare routine. I was just wondering what tools you use to style your hair?
      I’ve been looking for a good hair curler for a while but there’s just so many types out there and I’m afraid of using anything that will damage my hair. Any recommendations for voluminous curls without severe hair damage?

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