My Hair Routine with Palmer’s

My Hair Routine with Palmer’s

As you know nice looking hair, brings happiness… But long hair is also hard to look after. Same if you like to style it everyday with blowdryers, straighteners and other accessories that can damage your hair. Lucky for us, Palmer’s has created the perfect range for us to be able to look after our hair properly and above all, easily! So read more to find out why this range is oh so amazing.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Products

I was lucky to be sent a few of Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula products last month. This range has been created based on coconut oil’s amazing properties, to take care of our hair the best way possible. The range is composed of 12 different products in total.

These products aim to keep our hair in good condition, healthy & shiny. Initially these products are made for people with curly hair, that can quickly become dry and dull. My hair is thin and straight (well sometimes wavy, but nut curly), so you might think something isn’t right here. Well after trying all the products twice a week for a month I can definitely tell you that this range is amazing, and suitable for anyone that want’s to whip their hair back into shape.

I’ve also been wanting to share my hair routine with you for a while, as I have gathered a few great tips here and there over the years. So reviewing these Palmer’s products is the best moment to do so right? Let’s get cracking then!

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When to wash your hair

You may already know this, but it isn’t good to wash your hair too often. If you have dry hair it can make it even dryer, and if you have greasy hair, greasyer. It’s a vicious cercle. I used to wash my hair every other day, but since knowing this I’ve tried to cut it down as much as I could. Now I only wash my hair twice a week, I can sometimes manage to only wash it once depending on what I’ve done during the week, and I think that it has helped my hair stay healthy.

If you would like to stop washing your hair too often, I recommend using dry shampoo to transition. Then you will see that your hair will naturally need to be washed less often.

How to wash your hair

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The way you wash your hair is probably just fine the way it is (unless you only use water…), but there is a better way you can use your shampoo. By washing your hair twice. Indeed, the first shampoo will wash your hair, getting rid of the dirt, and the second one will allow your hair to profit from the benefits of your shampoo. My advice is to use a basic shampoo for the first one, and a more specific shampoo for the second one. I use a VO5 shampoo as my first shampoo, then use Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo. This way my hair gets all the benefits from the conditioning shampoo.

Be careful though: this tip is aimed at people that wash their hair twice (or less) a week. If you wash your hair everyday or every two days it won’t do anything good for your hair.

How to use conditionner

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Now this tip is maybe the best tip a hairdresser has ever giving me! Probably like you, I used to wash my hair and then cover my hair in conditionner before putting my hair up for a few minutes for it to work its magic. Thinking that my hair would be publicity worthy once dry. Well I was wrong…

After washing your hair you should towel dry your hair. Your hair should still be a little damp, but not soaking wet. Then, and then only you can apply your conditionner. Semi-dry hair absorbs conditionner better than wet hair. Since doing this I feel like the ends of my hair are less dry, and that the conditioner I use actually brings results.

How to dry your hair

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There are many ways to dry our hair, we all have our “favourite” way of doing it. However, there are some things to avoid.

First of all, avoid going to bed with wet hair. Your hair being “trapped” between your head (which produces heat) and your pillow, will get hot. This won’t only dry your hair, it will also make your scalp produce more sebum. In other words it will produce grease, which like you have guessed will make your hair greasy quicker.

If you like drying your hair with a hairdryer, try and use the cold option, or at least the lowest you can. If your hair is quite dry, it is also good to add a second leave-in conditionner (more about this bellow). When drying your hair, avoid touching your hair with your fingers. This will also make your scalp produce sebum. Instead use a comb or a styling brush.

I prefer to leave my hair dry naturally. For this I just comb my hair after coming out of the shower, then I towel it dry as much as I can. Then I comb it again and leave it. To make sure I don’t go to bed with wet hair I wash it early: when I get home from work, or before dinner.

Leave-in conditioners & hair sprays

I never used to use leave-in conditioners as I thought they would make my hair greasy. But since I’ve tried Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hair Milk Smoothie, I can’t stop using it. It’s quite a light formula, which doesn’t feel heavy nor sticky. I only use it on the tips of my hair every other week, or when my hair is looking a little dull.

Like the conditioners you have to rinse, I like to add leave-in conditioners once my hair is well toweled-dry. Sometimes I even wait a little longer, I will towel dry it once, then do everything I need to do, and once I’m dressed/in my PJ’s and the bathroom is sorted put the conditioner in. I like to simply massage the conditioner into my hair with my fingers, and then comb it again to spread it a little bit more.

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Overall, I really love these products. I also got there Repairing Conditioner with Vitamin E, which I absolutely love (it smells like the French cake Baba au Rhum, which makes me so hungry everytime).

What I especially like with this range is that you only need a little bit of product, and see results after the first time using them. I also like the fact that the formula is clean. These products are sulfate, paraben, phthalate, mineral oil, gluten and dye free. Which is always good! And as well as containing no nasties, they are enriched with great ingredients like monoï oil, argan oil and sea kelp which hydrate, enhance gloss & shine and help promote growth.

Do you have a specific hair routine? Did you know about these products?

For more beauty tips head over to my Beauty & Fashion section!

See you soon, love



This post was written as part of a collaboration with Palmer's and contains affiliate links. I will receive a little commission if your purchase items using the links in this post. However, all opinions honest and are my own.


  1. 02/27/2018 / 7:44 pm

    I really need to sort my hair process because it’s in such a state and it makes me so depressed. I usually towel dry my hair but it makes it so dry

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:20 pm

      Maybe try new products, a different routine and oils 🙂 x

  2. 03/02/2018 / 6:58 pm

    I love Palmer’s products (like their cocoa cream for my growing belly) but have not yet tried their haircare line. You have inspired me to give it a whirl the next time I go shopping!

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 6:59 pm

      Love the cocoa butter cream too! I’m sure you will love their hair products 🙂 x

  3. 03/02/2018 / 7:26 pm

    Ah this is such great advice. I also started washing my hair only once/twice a week now and I really feel the benefits from it. I didn’t know the tip about towel-drying your hair before applying conditioner though, will definitely try that one. Do you know if this product is cruelty-free and vegan? Would be great to know! Thanks 🙂

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 7:32 pm

      It seems like they are cruelty-free, and some products are vegan but not all of them 🙂 x

  4. Ivie
    03/02/2018 / 8:16 pm

    Palmer has great products

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 8:41 pm

      They really do, one of my favourite brands! x

  5. 03/02/2018 / 10:50 pm

    My daughter uses this product and she loves it. Her hair looks really nice I am glad you are following this regimen too.

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 1:36 pm

      Great 😀 x

  6. Lucy
    03/02/2018 / 11:07 pm

    These are really good hair tips. I think I have been washing my hair wrong for years. Currently my hair is so dry and I wash it daily or every other day, so I’m going to try to wash it less. I will will trying the products you recommend.

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 1:36 pm

      Hope it helps! x

  7. 03/03/2018 / 12:51 am

    I haven’t used Palmers before, but I love coconut oil products so I’ll have to give it a try!

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 1:36 pm

      You’ll love them 🙂 they really are great! x

  8. 03/03/2018 / 12:48 pm

    I love your hair routine with Palmer’s … I’m always too busy to take a good care of my hair, but seeing your post I think it’s high time to change it!

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 1:37 pm

      Yes 😀 it doesn’t talk that long either 🙂 x

  9. 03/03/2018 / 7:31 pm

    Palmer’s products are amazing if you want your hair to be moisturised. I’m currently using their coconut oil shampoo and it smells amazing! I should check out the rest of their range!
    Ellie | xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:30 pm

      Yeah! A Palmer’s shampoo pal haha if you like the scent of the shampoo you will loooove the other products! x

  10. Ayse
    03/03/2018 / 7:31 pm

    This is such a great post! I never really tried any products from this brand but your post has made me want to try these products! Ayse Merve! x

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks lovely! You should, Palmer’s really offer quality products 🙂 x

  11. 03/03/2018 / 7:42 pm

    You have shared some really useful tips here! 💖 I probably wash my hair too often so going to look into dry shampoo. It sounds like a good way to save time too! Also, I blow dry my hair on the highest heat so going to reduce the temp next time! Thank you for sharing your advice! 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:28 pm

      You’re welcome hun! Hope these tips work for you x

  12. 03/03/2018 / 7:48 pm

    I haven’t used any Palmers products but they sound great! I learnt a few things too , I had no idea about towel drying your hair before applying conditioner! Also I know I wash my hair too often so need to try and cut back!
    Great post thanks for sharing !

    Melanie |

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:27 pm

      I personally love all their products 🙂 hope these tips work for you x

  13. 03/03/2018 / 7:53 pm

    Such a useful post, thanks for sharing 🙂
    Having an 8 month old baby, I only get to wash my hair once or twice a week but thanks to pregnancy and my rubbish genes, it’s still very weak, dry and thin.
    I’ve tried all sorts of shampoos and conditioners to help repair it but never Palmers, so I will definitely be checking this out to see if it helps put a little more life back into my mop!
    I’m also guilty of drying my hair on the highest setting to get it over and done with quickly so will be changing that too, haha.

    Jessica xo /

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:26 pm

      I hope these tips will help you get healthy et beautiful look hair again 🙂 x

  14. 03/03/2018 / 7:59 pm

    I love this! Coconut oil by itself or in products smells amazing!! Haven’t ever tried palmers before though! Thanks for the helpful post 🙂

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:24 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 x

  15. 03/03/2018 / 8:00 pm

    Ooh that conditioner tip is so handy, I’ve never heard it so will definitely be trying that out! I love Palmers body butter so look forward to trying their hair products! – x

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:24 pm

      I also love they body butters! These are basically the same but for our hair, so perfect! x

  16. 03/03/2018 / 8:09 pm

    I used to always go to bed with wet hair when I was younger and it was THE WORST! Fab post, loved the photography too x

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks hun! I used to do that too, thinking it was the best way to dry my hair lol x

  17. 03/03/2018 / 9:02 pm

    I didn’t know that Palmers have hair products! I have used their body lotion which I love, so I may try these items too! Xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:22 pm

      If you already like their body lotions you will like these, they are basically the same but for your hair 🙂 x

  18. 03/03/2018 / 9:06 pm

    I have been wanting to try Palmers hair range for so long now, I absolutely love their skincare especially as tattoo after-care, it’s done wonders for my skin! I’m so guilty of washing my hair too much as it helps keep it in place too, I definitely want to try these products ASAP!
    Alice Xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 9:20 pm

      I think it’s time you did 😀 hope you like them as much as I do! x

  19. 03/03/2018 / 9:55 pm

    I never knew about towel drying your hair then adding conditioner! Learn something new everyday! I have frizzy wavy hair that is doing my head in at the moment so I might give these products a shout! Where have you purchased them from? x

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 10:02 pm

      I think you can get them online on their website, or at Boots 🙂 x

  20. 03/03/2018 / 10:19 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but will be definitely checking it out! Wanna keep the curls healthy! Great post my love!xxx

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 10:25 am

      Thanks hun! x

  21. 03/03/2018 / 10:47 pm

    This was so helpful! I’m totally guilty of washing my hair too often and then attacking it with the brush! Will definitely incorporate some of your tips!x

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 10:26 am

      Hope they work for you too 🙂 x

  22. 03/03/2018 / 11:27 pm

    I’ve never used Palmer’s for haircare before but I’ve only been using sulphate free shampoo for about two years now and it’s always good to know there’s more affordable options as a lot of them are on the pricier side. I always use a leave in condition/ detangling spray too so I’ll be sure to check them out next time x


    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 10:27 am

      Sounds like you have a great routine 🙂 would love to know more x

  23. 03/04/2018 / 7:32 am

    This looks AMAZING! SO good to hear its free from all nasties.

    My hair care routine is to always soak my hair in olive oil at least once or twice a month!

    Char xo |

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 10:28 am

      Oh I need to get into oils, but I’m a little afraid haha x

  24. 03/04/2018 / 7:24 pm

    I’ve always loved Palmers products from when I was little. I’m pretty sure every product I’ve used from them have given me the result I wanted/needed. I like how you broke down your steps and gave great tips. I think some people forget the way you wash, dry or tear your hair can have a major impact. Thanks for sharing! 💕

    xx Lena |

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks lovely! I think I myself forgot that the way we wash, dry and comb our hair is important. I find that a specific routine helps not only get results but keep doing things right 🙂 I also agree for the Palmer’s products, I have a body lotion too that is amazing, really need to try more of their products! x

  25. 03/05/2018 / 5:38 pm

    I think I definitely need to reassess my hair care routine- you have so many good tips here! Coconut oil is the best product for hair- regardless of what your hair is like, so Palmer’s sounds excellent!
    The only thing I would say is to not to use dry shampoo- for almost a year now, I’ve stopped using it and have noticed a HUGE difference! Dry shampoo is actually terrible for your hair and you should only use it minimally.
    Bisous, Faz

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks for the tip! Didn’t know that! It’s a good thing that I only use it in case of emergency 🙂 x

  26. 03/05/2018 / 5:39 pm

    Honestly, I hadn’t heard of many of these products and I really should sort out a hair care routine as I don’t actually have one other than hairdressers every couple of months for a trim. Though I do use Lush hair care product like the shampoo and conditioner bars but apart from that not a lot.

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:37 pm

      That’s a good start, and if your hair is healthy you may not need to do more x

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks 😀 x

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:38 pm

      You’re welcome lovely! x

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:39 pm

      You should, they are great 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:40 pm

      It’s the best isn’t it!? x

  27. 03/05/2018 / 10:01 pm

    As I’ve got older and greyer, my hair texture has changed so I’ve found I need to spend more time on conditioning it. My hair is dry and curly so I only wash it twice a week (sometimes I wash it twice each time though) and I think that helps. Winter and central heating don’t do me any favours either though. I like the sound of the Palmers products, I’ll have to check them out. Thank you for the recommendation! x

    Lisa |

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:48 am

      I’d never thought your hair could change as you get older, I know that pregnancy can have an effect though. And yes your environment definitely has an effect too. x

  28. 03/06/2018 / 10:03 am

    I feel as though I have been washing my hair wrong all my life?! I had no idea about towel drying hair before applying conditioner! Although one I always try to avoid is going to bed with wet hair!

    Sarah | xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 10:24 am

      I think that’s the most important one 🙂 x

  29. 03/06/2018 / 7:04 pm

    Mmmm coconut smell is my fave!!! I always go too hard on conditioner and end up making my hair greasy haha!!! I will definitely look at trying these! 🌴 🥥

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:36 pm

      I would recommend not using very little then lol x

  30. 03/06/2018 / 7:06 pm

    Like you I used to wash my hair every other day or so but I’ve tried my best to cut it down to once a week with your tip of using dry shampoo and my hair is much better for it! I love the sound of that leave in conditioner, I’ll have to give it a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:37 pm

      I live for leave in conditionner now haha x

  31. 03/06/2018 / 7:06 pm

    I don’t have a specific hair routine, I try to wash it at least twice a week. I use shampoo and conditioner and always let it naturally dry, I don’t think I’ve ever blow dried it. My hair routine is so simple and yet that is what a lot of people compliment me on, how long and beautiful my hair is.

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:40 pm

      I feel like we are lucky in the same way, I’ve always been complimented on my hair even if before I didn’t have a special routine or did anything special 🙂 x

  32. 03/06/2018 / 7:31 pm

    I wash my hair twice a week as well, but I had never heard of putting conditioner after towel dry your hair? It seems like a good tip to try! Especially my hair nowadays has been a little bit dry. I’ve also heard about Palmer’s products but never tried any. Hair Milk Smoothie sounds tempting, I should give it a go! Thanks for the tips and recommendation x Ain

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:41 pm

      If your hair is dry at the moment it will love you for trying the hair smoothie haha 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:42 pm

      I think it depends on the shampoo you use, but in my opinion I wouldn’t wash it twice 🙂 x

  33. 03/06/2018 / 8:50 pm

    It’s times like this I really wish I wasn’t allergic to coconut! 😭 I cut down to only washing my hair twice a week when I had my hair cut short and I’ve noticed a huge difference! I basically live off dry shampoo these days! 🙊😂

    Jade xx

  34. 03/06/2018 / 9:18 pm

    I actually never knew about shampooing twice – I usually only do it once but I’ll have to give shampooing twice a go and see if it makes a difference for me! Coconut oil always made my hair feeling really soft – I should probably look into this, I forgot how great coconut oil is with products for hair!

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 10:08 pm

      Hope these tips work for you too 🙂 x

  35. 03/06/2018 / 9:41 pm

    Good tips. I don’t use Palmers but I do love coconut oil for my hair. My hair routine is somewhat different because I have really curly hair. Instead of a regular towel, I use a t-shirt that I don’t wear or a microfiber towel to dry my hair.

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 10:08 pm

      Didn’t know about that tip for curly hair! 🙂 x

  36. Huda
    03/19/2018 / 7:33 pm

    Great post! I’ve seen palmer’s products so much but haven’t actually purchased them! I definitely want to after reading this post! Also, I’ve just started washing my hair twice recently and it honestly makes the biggest difference! I’ll have to give that conditioner tip a try! Great post!

    • Ola Banana
      03/20/2018 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks 😀 x

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