A well-groomed personality is an important element of interpersonal communication these days. Looking good makes us feel more confident and allows us to create a positive impression. Clean and crisp clothes to physical hygiene all play a part in defining who we are to the world. Among all, Hair is one of the most defining features of our personalities. I’ve always been very particular about my hair and have looked after them well, so thought to share few tips with you all.
I live in Islamabad and water here is relatively hard and not friendly to our hair so, it’s better to adopt a routine that helps improve the texture and underlying health
Lately, I’ve been going through a new hair regime which has produced fruitful results. I live in Islamabad and water here is relatively hard and not friendly to our hair so, it’s better to adopt a routine that helps improve the texture and underlying health. Thanks to advancement in the fashion industry and easier adoption through the likes of YouTube, multiple ways of hair styling and dyeing are used and apart from looking good, these take a toll on our hair color and roots.
I myself get streaks done several times but have always balanced it through a persistent hair care routine. There is no ‘One size, fits all’ solution in hair care and it’s not necessary things work for others the same way as mine but you can always adopt or alter accordingly. Following bullets are a mere reflection of my personal hair care and I hope this goes on to motivate you to kick start your own stuff.
Hair care routine
- Incorporate ‘Moroccan argon oil’ in your daily routine. It’s not like any normal greasy oils found in your neighborhood supermarket. It’s very sheer and non-greasy. One can apply it even while going out and it won’t get noticed. The only downside is its heavy price tag. You just need a small amount of argon oil and it spreads evenly on the scalp. It is quite nourishing and helps counter split ends. Beware of fake products which are out nowadays, they don’t work and are a waste of money. Only buy the original Moroccan argon oil.
- There’s a new shampoo and conditioner range called ‘Ogx’. There’s a wide variety of selection according to your requirement and demand of hair. I use ‘sea mineral moisture’ line. The smell of Ogx is literally out of this world. It gives a silky soft and bouncy feel to the hair. If you want to see effective results in your hair, then make it a habit of using them continuously. They have a wide offering to choose from, buy the one which suits your texture.
- For post hair care, introduce hair serums in your regime. I use ‘Paul Mitchell’s serum’. Serums can be used when you are in hurry and want some quick styling to your hair. Our Asian heads tend to have baby hair due to humid weather, hence here comes the serum, which takes them down. I have found this particular serum to be very effective but one can look for other serums as well according to but one can look for other serums as well according to one’s need and budget.
- Finally get yourself accustomed to the word ‘dry shampoo’. I’m late to join this bandwagon. Batiste, Oribe, Ouai, Drybar, etc all are great brands for dry shampoos. It’s best applied on the second or third day of dirty hair. To remove greasiness or smell from hair, dry shampoo is sprayed on scalp mainly and with little massage on scalp it removes oiliness and smells at once. It’s good for personal hygiene and you can flaunt your hair still for two to three more days without looking greasy.
As you see above, these are some simple steps you can incorporate without much fuss. Feel free to pick ideas that sound useful. Also remember, that I am not concerned about the brands you use as I can only recommend what worked for me. There can be something similar or entirely different that’s useful for you. So go out, do your own research and bring home your own hair care pack.
Saba Waqas lives in Islamabad. With interests in cooking, traveling, and exploring various cultures, additionally, she writes articles regarding social matters.