Budget friendly way to keep hair looking healthy

Having being young and completely ruining my hair with dyes and heat styling, I decided I wanted to really try to look after my hair but I didn’t want to break the bank. So here’s my budget-friendly hair care routine.

Before showering I begin by gently brushing my hair starting at the ends and working my way up using a tangle teaser hairbrush, making sure most if not all knots are out. (This helps make it easier for me to brush when I get out the shower)

In the shower, I set the water temperature to warm as hot water really dries my hair out. Once my hair is wet, I take a walnut size amount of my usual Superdrug extracts coconut and sweet almond shampoo, which is designed for damaged hair. I massage the shampoo into my scalp and roots but not the ends of my hair to protect them from having my natural oil’s being stripped out. However, if I have product build up I will wash my ends at the same time maybe once a month or so.


I’ll thoroughly rinse the shampoo out and squeeze most of the water out of my hair. Then I take a generous amount of Superdrug Extracts Coconut And Sweet Almond Oil Conditioner applying all over my hair from root to ends, focusing most of the conditioner on the ends of my hair. Once a week I will do a hair mask, at the moment my favourite is the John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Mask. This helps keeps my hair looking sleek and shiny. I usually leave conditioner or hair masks on for around 5-10 minutes before rinsing.

When rinsing my conditioner I DO NOT rinse thoroughly. When rising conditioner you can feel that your hair is very soft but if you rinse too much it goes back to feeling dry and squeaky. I like to rinse till just before it starts to feel dry and squeaky, this keeps my hair soft and shiny.

Before getting out of the shower I’ll gently squeeze as much water out as possible starting at the root and working my way down. Once I’m out of the shower I’ll leave my hair down and lightly pat my hair with a towel to soak up some of the excess water.

Most of the time I will let my hair naturally air dry to avoid heat damage. I gently brush with my tangle teaser and put my hair into a simple side braid securing it with a velvet hair scrunchie.
If I need to dry and style my hair I will always spray it with a heat protection spray, my favourite is the VO5 Cherish My Colour Heat Defence. I let the spray sit on my hair for around 5 minutes before blowdrying.
When blow drying I blow dry in a downward motion to keep flyaways looking flat.


So far with my new routine, I’ve found my hair feeling softer and thicker, with far less breakage than before. What’s your budget-friendly hair care routine?

Bea xo

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