Hair! My hair is thin, fluffy, untamable, isn’t curly, but isn’t really straight either. My hair hates being styled and would probably run away from me(if it could), especially each time I bring my straightening iron close to it! Ugh, I’m sure some of you guys have the same feeling 😉
I don’t usually go to the stylist, only for hair toning purposes and that one time I had a Brazilian hair straightening, which was actually awesome, and held my hair straight for like eight months without giving it any sort of permanent damage. Basically I’m not the type of gal you’re gonna see at the salon often! I live in Italy, and the hair types of local ladies differentiates from my fluffy tail, making it impossible to find someone who knows what to do with it! 🙂 It’s been incredibly important for me to pick out the correct hair care products, which would allow me to wash my hair once per two or three day cycles; these in turn decrease the wear on my hair highlights and somehow are able to hold my hair together!

This is going to be my first post about hair, and I’m going to tell you about the best and most needed kit, as well as how to properly use it!
All the products listed below and in the photo have been tested personally by me for years, and I vouch for their effectiveness!

  1. Shampoos from Joico (the moisturizing Moisture Recovery and for colored hair the Color Therapy), conditioners (also Moisture Recovery), oil and mask for damaged hair from K-PAL, also a Joico product.
  2. Shu Uemura oil.
  3. Lee Stafford spray for reducing drying time.


Let’s take a look at the process itself:

  1. Thoroughly wash your hair with either the moisturizing or the color protecting shampoo( once or twice), rinse it with water and then dry it off with a towel!
  2. Take a little bit of that Joico mask, add a couple drops of the Joico oil, apply it to your hair using a hairbrush, let it stay for about 20 minutes!
  3. Gently wash the mask off with water and absorb the water of your hair with a towel afterward! Now you’re going to use the Joico moisturizing conditioner, again with your hairbrush, and after that let your hair sit for a couple of minutes.
  4. Wash off the conditioner, absorb the liquid in your hair with a towel once again and after that apply either the Joico or Shu Uemura oil to the tips of your hair! Don’t worry by the way, both products are fairly light, so your tips aren’t going to look like icicles any time soon 🙂
  5. The rest depends on if you use a hair dryer or not. If yes, then make sure to use a spray that’s going to protect your wet hair from hot air and after that apply the Lee Stafford product, it makes the drying process take up much less time!

I use the mask every three washes to make sure my hair doesn’t get overloaded! And just to reiterate what I’ve said before, remember the rules: don’t wash your hair with extremely hot water, don’t rub the towel on your hair(just let it sit on the hair, absorbing the water) and don’t forget to always utilize the hairbrush, the product always has to spread evenly around your precious hair!

Anastasiia Masiutkina D'Ambrosio by Nasty Gry

Illustrated – by Nasty Gry