” Here are my must have hair products for dry scalp and hair fall to help you sustain that healthy hair”
If you are struggling with dry scalp or hair fall, then these are my must have hair products.
As a lot of you may know, I recently moved from Downtown to the Bay area. The Bay Area is much colder and dryer. Plus the water is harsher. As a result, I started noticing that my hair was falling more than usual and my scalp was super dry.
So after much trial and error, I found out the best products that worked for me. Of course, each individual’s hair is different from the other, but these are some OTC products that I found were super helpful. If you do find you have issues that are not being treated through regular products, it’s best to consult a dermatologist.
So here are some of my MUST HAVE hair care products:
Eliminate harsh water with a water shower filter
Harsh minerals in the water can damage the hair from the root. So when I found this super affordable yet highly rated water filter – AquaBliss High Output Revitalizing Shower Filter – that can be easily installed in most shower heads, I immediately bought it. And, I have to say it was a game changer.
Within a week of use itself, I noticed a huge change in the texture of my hair. My scalp was less dry and hair was falling less.
Not only does a water filter help with the hair, but it also helps your skin. No wonder, this product has received a splashing 4.5 out 5 stars on Amazon, making it a favorite for many. This filter helps to reduce Chlorine, pesticides, dirt, etc – controlling damages done to your hair and leaving it free of any residue.
Bring your spa home
My hair has a tendency to get tangled since it’s super fine. Therefore I have to be super picky of the shampoo I use. I have always used Marc Anthony’s sulfate free shampoo, however I recently switched to Olaplex and have been in love with it. I wonder why, I didn’t know about this product earlier. The Olaplex shampoo is free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates and makes the hair super soft.
The olaplex collection comes in a series. I like to use the following for my haircare:
I start with the hair perfector which is like a pre-condition. You apply to your damp hair for a while before shampoo. I then use the shampoo, conditioner, followerd by a leave-in conditioner.
- Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
- Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
- Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
- Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother
Apart from these, Olaplex collection contains:
- Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment
- Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
Olaplex also has a great holiday kit of no3 to no6 that gives a complete hair repair system which can be used for hair ranging from straight to curly. This is my personal favorite also because this a vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free product that comes in a recyclable package.
Detox that hair
When I find myself using too many hair products, I like to indulge in a bit of hair detox by using one of my most favorite shampoo by OUAI detox shampoo. It’s always my go-to whenever I plan to wash my hair after heavy styling. This detox shampoo cleanses without stripping and also removes the excess deposit of hair styling products adding softness and shine to the hair.
This product is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. A go-to for all those looking for a cruelty-free and gluten-free product.
The best part about this product is that it has Apple Cider Vinegar that helps exfoliating and removing flakes, residue, and buildup, keeping hair healthy and shiny even if your area has a hard water supply.
Deep Condition Your Hair
If you have hair like mine, that gets dry and frizzy easily, then I would 100% recommend using a deep conditioner like that of Amika Hair Conditioner .
This product has been a personal favorite for a very long time as this is vegan, paraben-free and, it gives my hair they hydration it needs without making it feel heavy. Plus Amika’s products are amazing if you have colored hair as it helps to protect the color. I usually apply this hair after shampoo for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
Complete hair care is not just a great shampoo and a conditioner; it is about after wash care too. I usually keep my hair loose most of the time and, so for me, it is extremely important to take care of my hair even after the wash care. Olaplex Bond Smoother is that one product that keeps my hair going even after 72 hours of my wash. It’s a product I mentioned above as well but I wanted to stress on it as it’s super helpful to reduce frizziness.
I also love the fact that the cream helps to protect the hair before blow drying as well.
Bring on the shine
If you are someone who loves that extra shine finish on your hair still keeping it natural, Color Wow Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray is a perfect choice. I often use this to give my hair some spark when it looks a bit dull, esp if I have gone a day or two without washing it. Just a few sprays and you will notice the difference.
Treat that scalp dryness
Another product I love to soothe dry scalp and any itchiness is the Living Proof Dry Scalp Treatment . This product is rich in hydration and, Vitamin B3 which helps the flaky scalp relieve instantly from the itchiness or redness. I have long hair and, most of the time I have to take extra care to make sure that my scalp is not dry and flaky as it causes me to loose hair. This is a very light serum so you can easily put it and go out.
When I first moved to the Bay Area, my hair was super dry and I wished like our face, there would be a mask for the hair that we could apply and leave overnight. Honestly, I had a hard time finding a good overnight hair mask.
So when I found the Living Proof Overnight Mask , I was overjoyed. I tried it for a couple of weeks and loved it. This leave-on is easy to use solution that helps to condition your hair while you sleep. The overnight hair mask also helps in reducing residue and is Paraben and sulfate free.
Overnight mask for your hair
Lastly, I love a good hair oil massage, and what better than revisiting your roots. Ayurvedic Bhringraj Amla oil from Forest Essentials is the best I ever had. It’s an indian ayurvedic, all natural brand but they ship internationally at a super affordable price. Plus they have free shipping for a purchase over $82. It has Bhringrak and Amla ( indian gooseberry) which are known to be amazing natural elements for hair growth.
In the end, it’s important to consult your dermatologist if you are struggling with severe hair fall or dandruff.
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