Back in November of 2017 I posted my hair care routine for bleach-damaged hair. I had been through hell and back since the beginning of 2016 at the hands of a poorly skilled salon that completely ruined the integrity of my hair. It is now 2018 and my hair is finally back to normal, or maybe as normal as it’s going to get. It moves in a normal pattern and my natural hair color has regained control. You could have probably used my hair as a broom back then.
I’m now able to maintain my hair with less products and effort! If you have more bleach damage definitely look into my old post, I still stand by all the products that were mentioned. They really helped me get to where I am today!
I am thankful to be where I am today with my hair. It may be trivial but I love my hair and it’s always been long. So having had to deal with short, stiff hair for these past few years has taken it’s toll on my self esteem. Yes, a lot of people have it worse but I can only speak about my own experience and feelings. I had to continually get many trims over the years so long hair wasn’t within reason. But now I’m able to let it grow since it’s in a healthier condition! Trimming your ends is still beneficial but at this point I’m just going to let my hair do it’s thing and I’ll get a trim when I’m ready. So on to the products I’m currently using ( and loving )!
AMORE PACIFIC 려 ryo damage care shampoo
Ryo is a premium hair care brand under Amore Pacific that uses herbal ingredients such as Korean ginseng, green tea, camellia and soybeans to treat a variety of hair health concerns such as damaged scalp, dandruff and dryness.
I chose the damage care line because technically my hair is still and will always be damaged. If your hair is not virgin, it’s damaged! Anyway that’s just technical. My hair feels great but I still want to give it extra love and care. My husband bought this for me as a set at the local Korean market but you can definitely find it online as well. Sometimes local Korean markets will carry things like this so definitely check yours out!
It has a very herbal scent which some people may not like. I don’t like herbal scents at all but it wasn’t overpowering and the results from the shampoo were good enough to get past that road block.
AMORE PACIFIC 려 ryo damage care treatment
Amore Pacific owns brands like Etude House, Happy Bath, Sulhwasoo, Iope, Hera and Laneige to name a few!
This is a conditioning treatment that leaves your hair soft and manageable. I use it as my conditioner! Since it’s made for thin hair it doesn’t weigh it down and can be used all over, not just the ends. This treatment also has an herbal scent but it’s more toned down than the shampoo. It has a creamy, thick texture but glides into the hair smoothly.
DRYBAR southern belle
Since my hair is pretty thin I really like to try to give it some volume! I’ve recently been loving this volume-boosting foam that I picked up with my insider points at Sephora. It has a really nice scent like most drybar products but make sure to smell it before buying it because it lingers.
WELCOS 과일나라 kwailnara perfume water essence
Welcos owns brands like Around Me, Forest Story, Frudia and Touch Therapy to name a few!
Fragrance mists are all too common in Korea so I picked this one up at Daiso on a whim. It gives moisture to your ends if their feeling a little dry and adds a light scent without weighing your hair down or making it look greasy. This one was pretty inexpensive so the scent doesn’t really linger but I still enjoy using it when I don’t feel like wearing perfume.
Have you tried any of these brands before?
What’s your go to hair product or brand at the moment?