If you’re a new reader, here’s a little background on my natural hair. I have jet black, straight hair and the strands are extremely thick and on the coarse side. The natural thickness and texture is great for styling, but it is less touchable than if I had super fine hair. Pros and cons, that’s life right? I’ve colored it several times but never straying from a few levels lighter than my natural black hair.
Backtracking to the beginning of 2017, I got my hair balayaged and lightened many levels. My hair is the lightest it has ever been and inevitably has some damage. I’ve noticed that since coloring my hair it’s more prone to breakage. Aside from split ends, some of the ends break off easily or start thinning and look weak. I totally snip off ends frequently when getting ready because I can’t stand leaving them! Note to self: get trims more often.
I have a whole army of products that I’ve been testing out for my hair. I never stick to just one line of products and have an absurd number of products in my shower. (Just wanted to be transparent and let you all know that I do not solely use these products, but they are part of my primary haircare routine currently.) The first part of my current hair routine for my newly colored hair features the new Greek yogurt line from HASK. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know I’m obsessed with drugstore products. I just think easily accessible, affordable products that really perform at the level of high-end products are a must have. This whole line can be purchased at Walgreens, score! All the products are under $10. I’ve been using HASK for years now and I love that the products are affordable but they also don’t irritate my sensitive scalp. The products are always free of parabens, sulfates, etc.
Only recently have I gotten into eating Greek yogurt so I thought this new line of haircare products containing Greek yogurt was fascinating! I mean, yogurt on your hair?! There must be a DIY on YouTube for a yogurt mask but the last time I DIYed a hair mask it got crazy messy. Hard pass.
I really like the concept of the packaging because the shampoo and conditioner have two separate ‘chambers’ for the yogurt portion and the fruit extract. When you squeeze it out, the two parts mix together. The deep conditioner is not too different than the normal conditioner, so I’d recommend just going for the tube of conditioner as the packaging is easier to handle in the shower. The scent of the products is yummy and refreshing, but not too overpowering if you’re sensitive to scents. The consistency of the products are also pretty average and don’t leave any residue. I’m not a fan of products that don’t foam up so I’m happy to report that these lather up nicely.
As for results, I think it’s too early to tell if the breakage is really being prevented but I have to say that my hair has been significantly less tangled after showers. This is a huge problem for me when I brush it out after it has dried. Tangling increases the chance of hair breakage and I already suffer from that enough! I think the conditioner has been a huge help so far in regards to detangling. I’ll be sharing another product that also helps with this so stay tuned for part 2!
I touched on these briefly but the main things I do to protect and care for my colored hair are:
-Use products specifically geared to protect breakage.
-Lessen use of heat products: air dry your hair, embrace second day curls, etc.
-Don’t brush your hair while it’s wet.
-Deep condition or use conditioner in your hair for several minutes. I always pin up my hair while I wash my face, shave, etc. to maximize the time the product is in my hair.
If you’re intrigued by this line of Greek yogurt hair products, Walgreens also carries a Fig & Honey line that targets hydration and Pomegranate & Cranberry for color protection. You can read my previous review of HASK products here.
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