Journal

Oils for hair care and why use them?

Whoever said oils and oily products are bad for the skin was very wrong. Natural oils can actually be very beneficial for your skin. They nourish thanks to their property of penetrating deep into the…
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How to follow The Hair Routine?

Your hair needs a routine as well If you are reading this, you want to get on top of your hair game and you want to start now. The Hair Routine is the method to…
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Bleaching my hair, should I do it?

Yes, I wanted to bleach my hair because I wanted a change. I’ve never really done it though…I am scared I won’t like it or regret it and because it will leave irreparable damage in…
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Top 5 Hairstyles for this Summer

The temperature is rising and my hair knows it. –Insert frizz here- With the arrival of the summer, I can’t help but think about the cute outfits that I’ll be wearing paired with the freshest…
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How to reverse hair loss?

We’ve established that everyone gets concerned about hair loss, right? If you don’t remember this go read Part 1 of this article…but hey, don’t forget to come back! Now, I did mention that there are…
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Hair Loss S.O.S.

I once read: “hair growth is like a garden, how well it grows depends on what’s underground”. FACT: Your scalp is a home for about 100,000 strands of hair. Each one of them has its…
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5 Must Tips to Nurture your Hair

The word nourish makes me think of a mom feeding her babies. Lol. Nurture is key when talking about hair treatment and it is essential for a complete Hair Routine. Why? Well, the same way…
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Hair Porosity

What is hair porosity? Hair porosity means how well your hair is able to absorb and retain moisture. Remember when we talked about hair structure? Let me refresh your memory. The protective outer layer of the…
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Difference between Cruelty-free and Vegan

CRUELTY-FREE AND VEGAN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW It wasn’t until I started working at The Hair Routine that I learned the difference between cruelty-free and vegan products. Well actually, I had the basic idea, but…
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Let’s talk about pH

Why hair pH matters? This entry is going to be a little bit more scientific, but very informative! If I could, I would go back in time and use this subject as my elementary school’s…
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Summer ready hair!

Take care of your hair this summer 5…4…3…2…1…Let the summer begin! But it is not all sunshine and ice-creams, with rising temperatures and high humidity we get the frizzy Hermione-looking sun-damaged hair.  #relatable When it comes…
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The fountain of youth

I think I found the fountain of youth Since the beginning of 2018, I’ve been into listening to podcasts. Do you like them? Which ones are your favorite? Let me know, I am always on…
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The 5 Dimensions of Self-Care

The 5 Dimensions of Self-Care It’s everywhere! Recently it seems like every brand, influencer, and blog that I look up to are talking about the importance of self-care routines. I even talked about it before on…
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Coming clean with The Hair Routine

Coming clean with The Hair Routine   They are NEW, they are BETTER, and they are HERE! The Hair Routine is the idea of a Brazilian girl that moved to Montreal and realized it was impossible…
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Use Protection

Use Protection   I don’t often straighten or curl my hair, but when I do, I make sure I am using protection.   I am going to take a guess and assume we all know that…
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Bad Habits

Quit The Bad Habits Hi, my name is Lucia, and it’s been 8 weeks since I last used a product that belongs to the vicious cycle. Everybody: “Hi Lucia.” We’ve let ourselves get comfortable, if…
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Get to know your Hair’s Structure

Get to know your Hair’s Structure I used to be very confused with the differences between hair structures, types of hair, and hair textures. But I believe anyone can learn anything if they set their…
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The 4 Steps of the Virtuous Cycle

The 4 Steps of the Virtuous Cycle In one of our previous articles I attempted an introduction to The Wonderful World of The Virtuous Cycle by referring to the feeling of satisfaction we get every time…
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Myths about Haircare

Uncovering the most common haircare myths  There are a lot of  myths and exagerations encouraged by the beauty industry because they want to encourage us to belive that we NEED something we actually… don’t.  Let’s…
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The Self-Care Wellness Cycle

The Self-Care Wellness Cycle You know that feeling when you just take those five extra minutes in the shower to exfoliate and shave every inch of your body to then cover it with coconut oil (or…
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The ONE ingredient you want to avoid!

The ONE ingredient you want to avoid! I still remember a time, not so long ago, if we wanted to use organic hair or skin products we did not have many options, we had to either look…
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Treat your hair better!

Treat your hair better and follow a routine! This is not a request, it’s a demand.         How to know what my hair needs? First of all, always pay attention to what…
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Super Fruits for the Hair

Super Fruits for the Hair   Whether you are vegan, on a budget or don’t want to put any chemicals on your hair, we have a list of products for you that you can use…
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Bring Your Sexy Hair Back

Bring Your Sexy Hair Back Heads up… today is real talk and not an easy subject that we’ve been asked about a lot. About two years ago I started the process of transitioning my hair…
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SOS: Winter hair care survival guide

I guess we are all looking forward to the summer, but the fact is, winter is not going anywhere anytime soon. But if we can make something shine – rather than just the snow, –…
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PRE-POO: What is it and how to do it

PRE-POO: What is it and how to do it Pay close attention, this must be the secret that people with amazing hair follow religiously: pre-poo. We have all learnt that shampooing can cause some damage…
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The 4 types of hair

We all know that just like skin, there are different types of hair, and sometimes we might find it hard to identify each. Determining your hair type is not so unnecessary as you might be…
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The not-so-beautiful beauty industry

The not-so-beautiful beauty industry I know we have been told that beauty care products would work their magic and make us look healthier, prettier and younger. But the truth is, most of the products available…
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Why avoid sulfates and silicons

Why avoid sulfates and silicons We understand that with the craziness nowadays, it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything in our daily lives – I mean, we really do understand. The good news is…
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How to Co-wash your hair?

Last week we introduced you – or not – to this “I’m in love” technique on how to wash your hair without damaging it too much. Something called conditioner washing – or co-wash to those in…
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Co-washing – Part 1

What is co-wash? This is new for me too, but believe me, it works! I was first introduced to this thing called Cleansing Conditioner by Clarissa, The Hair Routine’s Founder. I have to admit, I …
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What are the functions of hair products?

We tend to believe that shampooing is the only way of cleansing the hair, and conditioner is just for detangling it afterward. No worries, I had this impression as well. But the truth is, hair products…
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Breaking FREE from the Damage Cycle

Breaking FREE from the Damage Cycle I was completely dependant on hot hair tools and aggressive chemicals. Blow dryer, straightener, curler, chemical treatments, you name it! I used them all thinking my hair looked healthier…
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