It’s been a while since I made a hair care post so I thought it is time for a little update. My hair care routine is super minimalist and works absolutely great for me. I am so off tons of products and so on my very few essentials.
Like all my beauty routines, my hair care is all natural, good for not only my hair but also my entire body (I do not have to be afraid of any toxins coming through my scalp into my blood system) and the environment.
I have short hair and it is slightly curly, maybe this makes it easier for me to keep my hair healthy, I don’t know. But in any case, I do actually get quite a few compliments for my hair – which of course makes me not only very happy but also prooves that my minimalist care works bomb for me.
Oh and before going into details I want to share a little secret; I never go to the hair dresser! My husband is cutting my hair since five years or so and since I am always happy with the result, I decided to save the money for the hair dresser to take him our for breakfast instead 😉
So here we go with my hair care routine.
I wash my hair every other day; when I shower. I only shower every other day to keep my microbiome as healthy as possible – that’s a different topic though. If you are intersted in it, make sure to let me know so that I can write something about.
I usually wash my hair with rye flour. WHAT? With flour? Yes, I do this since two years already and have been posting about it back HERE it works as good as nothing else ever before and ever after! It leaves me with the most volume and the thickest hair and healthiest scalp I have ever had. It helped my husband getting rid of his itchy dandruff he had for YEARS.
How I do it? I blend some rye flour (for my short hair I use one tablespoon) with water so that I get a shampoo kind of texture. I then apply to my scalp and rinse it off. Very easy. I think it is a little more of a thing applying it when having long hair, but I know a few women with long hair who use rye flour too and they are all very happy with it. I know a few of your tried it after reading my first post about it back in the days; and I was happy to receive your messages afterwards, telling me you changed to rye flour too.
So rye flour is my MAIN hair care. I do not use any styling products at all. I do not even own any. When I wash my hair with rye flour it has all the volume I could ever ask for and I do not need anything else.
Around once a week, or every other week, I apply oil to my hair and let it sit over night. I use whatever oil I have in the bathroom that is open; often it’s coconut oil, currently it’s moringa oil that I LOVE a lot and use for my face skin care too.
And now here comes to the downside of rye flour: when I have very oily hair, like I really have oil in my hair, then rye flour is not able to clean it. And this is where Holistic Hair comes in…
Nicky from Holistic Hair contacted me a while ago through instagram and asked if I would like to try their products. I was sceptical at first, because, as you may know, I try to avoid products that come in plastic. However, Nicky wrote with so much enthusiasm about her products and with so much love for what she is doing that I decided to give it a try anyway. And when I then learned from their website that they use recycled materials for their packaging, I was convinced that it will be worth trying 😉
So Holistic Hair is actually from New Zealand, using a lot of local ingredients. Something I didn’t know before and that I was very happy to learn about is that it is illegal to text products on animals in New Zealand! Sometimes Europe seems to be sooo behind, isn’t it that true? I mean why is not a world wide law that prohibits testing cosmetics on animals?
Anyway, so I have been using the PURE shampoo for a couple of weeks now, not every time I wash my hair but around once a week. The first few times I felt like it is taking volume from my hair and I wasn’t super happy with it, however, now this does no longer seem to happen. The last few times I washed my hair with the shampoo it was actually as volumnious as it is when I wash it with rye flour. And it cleans much better, obviously! So I use the shampoo when I have very oily hair, when I actually have oil in my hair, or when I have dirty hair e.g. from painting like crazy with my little girl.
The shampoo that I am currently using is the PURE Shampoo which is fragnance free, can be used by the entire family, and for all hair types. Definetly a recommendation. You can shop it directly from their website, where you can also find more informative on this product and others: holistichair.co.nz
Since this post is about my current hair care routine, and it currently still is Winter here in Germany (even though Spring is almost there!) I want to address another little problem I face every now and then in Winter – and that Holistic Hair has a solution for: an itchy scalp!
It happens to me when I spend a lot of time indoors, in heated rooms, and/or in rooms with air con that I get a very dry and very itchy scalp. It was SO bad when I came back from the biofach trade fair in february, where I spent four days in air conditoned rooms ten hours every day. It was itching like crazy, burning at times, I felt like there were little bumps on my scalp, really bad. When I came home I took a bath, washed my hair with the PURE shampoo and then used the finshing rinse concentrate and I felt a relieve within minutes.
In case you have problems with a dry and/or itchy scalp, absolutely make sure to try this! The finishing rinse is made of apple cider vinegar, lavender, and camomille, and it is SO good! It is also supposed to work great against dandruff and all kinds of inflamation.
Sometimes I get surprised about how much I am actually able to write about a topic such as hair care, from which I would have though that I do not have too much to say about 😀
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