I suffer from dry hair. Except it took me awhile to realize it because as a working grad student, my hair spent about 98.7% of the time up in some form of bun on top of my head.
For me, the sock bun was the greatest discovery because it actually made it look like I put effort in my appearance.
Recently though, I have been letting my hair down and just getting frustrated with it. It was dry, damaged and gross. It had tons of knots and I am pretty sure that I had some unchecked dreadlocks floating around. Not pretty.
So I did some research and discovered hair masks. Yes, I discovered hair masks in the year 2013. I promise I am not always behind the trend. Truthfully, I just always had shorter and more manageable hair and now that I have dyed it and it is pretty long (for me, at least) it has become more high maintenance.
I picked up two during my Sunday couponing trip and worked it so that I got them both for free so if my little experiment did fail, it wouldn't matter.
50 cents or less, ladies- but free is best.
So these were the two guys I picked up:
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle ($3.99)
This stuff is basically a deep conditioner and is amazing. It smells really coconut-y which is like, whatever, I'll take it. It smells better than Moose's drool all over me. Within a minute of coating my hair in this, I already noticed a difference. My hair was softer, more manageable and smelled great. After getting out of the shower, my hair was so much easier to brush and dries smooth and silky. I definitely plan on using these about 3 times a week and for 4 bucks, I will definitely pick this up again.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mak ($7)
This is more of a mask and I poured this stuff on my head right after I bought it. They recommend you leave it in for about 3-5 minutes. I left it in for about 10. When washing it out, my hair was silky and smooth and so, so soft. It was also incredibly easy for me to brush out my hair and it detangled so easily. I was very impressed and will probably use this about once a week, alternating with the Aussie.
The past three days I have been letting my hair down every day and getting so many sweet compliments. I love the difference and my hair looks so much healthier. I am looking into also adding a serum for shine and de-frizz just because that's what all the YouTube girls do and I follow their every word because it's gospel basically.
What about you guys? How do you manage your hairy heads?