What to do when you forget your hair products at home
2 weeks ago, I went out of town and guess what? I forgot my retinue of hair products at home! If you ever find your self in my shoes, you can do the following:
- Don’t panic. Remember the 2 underlying principles behind healthy hair care:
- If you’re not staying for up to a week, you might not need a shampoo. However, if you need to shampoo for whatever reason or you are away for more than a week, I recommend that you look for any shampoo that is labelled as being moisturizing. Although I was away for less than a week, I needed to shampoo because I went for a swim. I was lucky to get a clarifying shampoo from a friend of mine (who has natural hair and also takes very good care of her hair).
- If you are washing your hair and you would like to do a pre-shampoo treatment, I recommend that you use any oil you can find in any local supermarket or beauty shop. I didn’t bother to prepoo because my hair was already wet from swimming.
- A deep conditioner that I would recommend in an emergency situation: Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Conditioner. Why? It works for most hair types. My friend was however kind enough to give me her conditioner, Most Valued Products Stop Breakage Conditioner.
- For your leave-in conditioner, you can buy any protein-free leave-in conditioner you can find. Otherwise, use a very tiny amount of your deep conditioner OR apply your oil to your wet hair.
- To moisturize your hair, you can also look out for any protein-free moisturizer. If you don’t get any, you can simply spritz your hair lightly with water. This is what I did.
- To seal in the moisture, any oil you have available would do. I was lucky to get some Sunflower oil in a supermarket near my mom’s house.
- Suggestions for leave-in conditioners and hair moisturizers
- Suggestions for protein and moisturizing conditioners
- How to shop for hair products: choosing a shampoo
- How to shop for hair products: buying a deep conditoner
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