I am, admittedly, not all that into hair in general. I've never been very adventurous with my hair, whether it be in terms of coloring or styling. Part of this has to do with two things, 1. I have natural red hair and would never dye it (my mom would most likely disown me if I ever did) and 2. I have curly hair, which limits the kinds of hair cuts that I can get (although I'm somewhat grateful for that now). As a kid, I hated my curls, I wanted nothing more than to have straight, easy-to-manage hair. However, as an adult, I have learned how to manage and take care of my curly locks and, therefore, have been able to embrace them more than I ever did before. I've learned over my twenty-three years of life that when it comes to my hair, simplicity is best.
My haircare routine is incredibly pared back. I use max five products at any given time, including shampoo and conditioner, and I don't see myself changing my routine anytime soon. It's also worth mentioning that I am in the process of growing my hair out at the moment, so keeping my hair in good condition and well-nourished is my top priority. First off: shampoo and conditioner, I only wash my hair about 2-3 times per week, because I have dry, curly hair I can get away with very few washings and it keeps my hair in better condition anyways. I use the Davines Love Curl Shampoo and Conditioner, even though I haven't been using these for too long, I am absolutely in love. They definitely help the condition of my hair feel considerably better and they don't weigh my curls down, like so many nourishing shampoo and conditioners do. When my hair is still pretty wet I use the Hairstory Hair Balm, which is the best hair styling cream I've come across (and, believe me, I've tried a fair few). If I want a more textured look, or I am not going to be heat styling my hair (which I do most days, but am trying to move away from), I will spray some of the Hairstory Déshabillé, which is a texture spray that mimics a sea salt spray without the crunchiness. Because I don't wash my hair too often throughout the week, I do need to use dry shampoo to keep things fresh in between washes. I don't think I've found a dry shampoo that I'm totally in love with. Most recently I've been using the original Batiste Dry Shampoo, which is a classic for a reason, however I don't feel like I need something that intense since my hair doesn't get very greasy. Last but not least is the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. It took me ages to finally give into the hype and buy this product, but I have to say, I'm glad I gave in eventually. I don't use this stuff on a very regular basis, but it is perfect for carrying around in your handbag to give your hair a little lift if you're going out after work.