Healthy Hair Talk | Revisited!
This post is sponsored by Giovanni but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Every once in a while, I like to circle back to a favorite topic that both Nick and I get asked about every day - our awesome hair! So…
Obviously we visit our stylist Kristina to switch up the color every few months - but in between salon visits, we have the *sometimes* tremendous challenge to keep it looking vibrant and healthy!
You know how your hair is always perfect when you leave the salon? It feels like it’s the cleanest, healthiest, shiniest you’ll ever have your hair looking and feeling - am I right?! Well, a lot of that is due to the fact that you stylist is using professional, salon-grade (and not-to-mention pricey) products on you, and not the cheapy, residue-filled stuff you find at the drugstore.
We do a few very simple, very reasonable, very responsible things and guess what? We always have the best looking hair!
Minimal washing! This is the BEST thing you can do for your scalp. Overwashing, washing every day and stripping your noggin of the natural oils it needs to grow properly and be healthy is a major “NO-NO!”.
Wash with cold water to preserve your color and prevent damage. Hot water rinses will strip the color out. You don’t have to take a cold shower, but the hotter the water, the more color you’re going to lose. Also, extra hot water isn’t great for your hair or skin!
Do regular treatments - like this Repairing Hot Oil Hair Treatment by Giovanni - to keep your hair shiny and healthy looking! It’s quick and easy to use, and you can even leave it on overnight to really see your fresh locks glisten!
Use great products!!! That doesn’t mean you’re forced into buying the ultra-expensive pro products your stylist might be using in the salon. What you want to look out for is Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Color Safe, High Performance - and that’s why we’ve started using Giovanni
BONUS POINTS: If it’s family owned, Eco-Friendly, Vegan Friendly, and Cruelty-Free then you know you’ve really hit the jackpot! *cough Giovanni cough*
Giovanni is legitimately my new favorite because it’s giving me the results our stylist gets in the salon, but it’s here at home for us to enjoy! They’re truly bridging the gap between natural and salon quality. Did I mention it’s less than half the price of what we’d pay for other products that preserve and protect color?!?!
They know what everyone’s hair needs because they have salon roots! …no pun intended! I personally keep the Smooth As Silk Shampoo and Conditioner (For Damaged Hair) and Leave-In Conditioner on hand, in combination with a few of their other styling products (all infused with natural botanical ingredients). It works like a dream on my naturally wavy, colorful locks.
Whether your hair is bright and colorful like ours, or even it’s natural color, it’s always a good idea to take care of it! Giovanni has plenty of varying lines to cater to YOUR hair needs - like lines for Straight, Wavy, Curly and Coily hair types. Now that I’ve found the Eco Chic line, I’m hooked and can’t recommend it enough and it seems like most people agree - Giovanni is the #1 selling Hair care brand in the United States Natural Products Industry! And I really mean it when I give them my stamp of approval, because if you know me, you know I take me haircare very seriously.
If you want to explore Giovanni, head to their site here!
Have you tried any of their products yet? Let me know in the comments below!