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!
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
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
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
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.
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?
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See you soon, love