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My Hair Routine – Questions Answered

by Komal Patel
My Hair Routine

Currently running off Mexican food fumes from last night’s feast at the first restaurant on my Boston food Bucket List, The Painted Burro.

The food lived up to the hype, but now I just feel like a rolly polly.

It was worth it.

OK, so this post has been a long time coming. 

I have got SO many questions regarding my hair routine over the last 6 months or so and thought it’s about damn time I do a blog post on it!

Honestly, I don’t do much to my hair in general, but hopefully my routine will help some of my coarse, wavy, long haired friends out!

When it comes to hair, I believe less is more.

Back in my early 20’s I would dye my hair ALL THE TIME.

Espresso here, a copper there, maybe a chestnut color…coloring pretty much ruined my hair. My hair became super dry, brittle, and rough.

Touching my hair was painful because all I wanted was pretty, soft, shiny hair.

Is that too much to ask for?!

My friend Danielle used to do my hair and she always recommended a deep cleanse hair mask, which would make my hair feel good for about a day and then it would revert back.

I asked her why this kept happening and she asked one question.

What kind of shampoo are you using?

Back in the day I heavily relied on commercial shampoos.

Ya know, the Herbal Essences and Garnier’s of the world, which work well for a lot of ladies out there. For me, it just perpetuated the dryness and coarseness of my hair.

After trial and error of what felt like a zillion shampoos, I finally found my HERO, during a trip to Ulta.

I was aimlessly walking through the hair aisles of the store when a sales person approached me.

Usually I am pretty apprehensive to talking to sales people because I feel like some of them are so pushy with the actual selling of a product, BUT, I know that they are subject matter experts in what they do.

I mean. That’s their job to know, so why not take the free advice?

After explaining my hair type to the lady; coarse, dry, brittle, long, wavy, frizzy…(the list goes on) she recommended DRENCH by Sebastian.

My Hair Routine


It was on sale that day for $17 apiece, shampoo and conditioner, and it sounded perfect for my starving hair. Not going to lie to you guys it is on the more expensive side of things. 

Sebastian Drench Shampoo’s intense nourishment formula re-hydrates dry, frizz and chemically treated hair for reinvigorated silky body and bounce.  It is also color safe.

It is great for all types of hair including thick, curly, fine and oily. 

I have seen such real results with Drench. Like seriously, my hair is softer, silkier, more hydrated and less frizzy every time I use it.

I try to wash my hair just ONE TIME a week, sometimes its 2, and I never blow dry it. The high heat that I have been blasting on it for all these years’ just breaks down my hair every time I do it.

Since my hair type is frizzy and has a nasty wave, I usually wash my hair the night before and then brush it dry.

What do I mean by brush it dry?

I continuously brush my hair straight while it is wet, which helps eliminate that gross wave and prevents it from becoming huge from the frizz.

I am still bad about using a straighter, but I have managed to bring down my straightening from every day to 3 times a week after I have washed it and dried it.

There is still a slight frizz that bothers me, but it comes right out after running a straightener though my hair the next day.

The Chi Ceramic is my fave straighter. I just need to run it through one time to get the silky, sleek look.

When I curl my hair I follow the steps above and use my Conair 1 to 1/2  inch Ceramic Tourmaline Wand  to wrap my locks around.

Because my hair is so long it takes about two wraps per strand, and about a 30 Mississippi count total to get those curls.

The curls are slightly tight, but after I spray them with Soy Touchable hairspray, (which is weightless and works well frizzy hair types and doesn’t leave that yuck product feel) I pull the curls out gently by running my fingers through the wound pieces to get that sexy, fresh out of bed, tousled hair look.My Hair Routine


I told you this routine is easy.

In the past I have used self-made hair masks, here and here, but generally those products above are all I use, Overall I’m pretty fucking happy with my! 

Give me the deats on your hair routine. What hair type do you have, products that you use. I want to hear it all!

I  also love that you asked me to do this post.

What else would you like to see more of? More beauty? Fashion? Let me know! I love your feedback!

Talk soon.



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Jen Pilchak August 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm

I use a Sebastian shampoo as well and I love my Chi straighter! There’s no comparison to that baby. I’m an air dry kinda gal on wash days- I only seem to ever style my hair when it’s dirty. It holds better than anyway 🙂 Need to check out your DIY hair masks!

Komal Patel August 18, 2017 - 5:13 pm

We are hair twins!

Jana August 18, 2017 - 4:02 pm

Your hair is really pretty! I’m going to have to try that shampoo too! Thanks for the rec. Have a great weekend! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

Kinsey August 18, 2017 - 4:22 pm

Great recommendations! Your hair is gorgeous. I color my hair and so I have to be extra gentle to it too. I use the “it’s a 10” products because they work like magic and are cruelty-free! Happy Friday!


Komal Patel August 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Thank you so much for the recommendation! Love that it’s cruelty free ❤️

Caitlin | Beauty & Colour August 18, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Your hair is gorgeous!

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Vanessa Moore August 18, 2017 - 5:09 pm

I can’t remember the last time I blow dried mine! Heat is the devil for hair lol Have a great weekend!

Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

Natalie August 18, 2017 - 6:56 pm

Oh how I wish I didn’t have to blow dry, but I’m totally on the only washing 1-2 times a week train! 🙂 Your hair is so fab!
xoxo, Natalie

Linda Tran August 18, 2017 - 9:15 pm

Your hair is so gorgeous!


Azanique August 20, 2017 - 6:05 am

Your hair always looks amazing girl! I love that dry shampoo

– xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com


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