How Many Haircare Products…?

So, I’ve decided to start a new “mini-series” of weekly posts, asking and answering “How Many…” (or “How Much…” in some cases, I suppose) of certain products types, tools, etc. you use daily, weekly, etc.

So, today is how many haircare products do you include in your normal routine?  Some of you may be shocked (or, if you know me at all, completely unphased) at my list:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Miracle 7 Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner

Tuesday, Thursday: Clairol Shimmer Lights Original Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner

Saturday, Sunday: One ‘n Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Once a week, every other week: Ion Clarifying Shampoo and One ‘n Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask

Yep, you counted right.  That’s eight.  The Miracle 7 Duo is fantastic for extending the time in between colorings and leaves my hair soft and manageable.  The Clairol Shimmer Lights are an absolute godsend for blonde or grey hair, getting rid of brassiness and yellow overtones like that (check back soon for my review on the two).  The One ‘n Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair pair is great for just pampering my hair, leaving it silky, soft, and smelling heavenly.  And because I use semi-heavy (though water-soluble) styling products after drying off, my hair needs a good deep cleansing every so often to remove build-up and restore luster: thus, the Ion Clarifying Shampoo, and the One ‘n Only mask to restore moisture and protect the now-stripped-of-all-oils/barriers cuticles.

Although this is a point of contention among beauty gurus, I find that cycling any type of product used to treat or care for hair or skin keeps all of them working at maximum efficacy.  If I use the same shampoo/conditioner for more than three weeks, I can certainly tell that my hair starts to feel and look more lackluster and not as clean.

Anywho, that’s my routine.  How about you?  How many haircare products do you incorporate into your weekly routine?

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  1. #1 by Cj on March 22, 2011 - 14:38

    6 days out of the week ill use Frédéric Fekkai Essential Shea Shampoo and Conditioner, and once a week I’ll use Lush Daddy-o Shampoo with Frédéric Fekkai Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask. Pretty simple 🙂 only 4 products.

  2. #2 by Sarah @ OneStarryNight on March 22, 2011 - 17:14

    I don’t wash my hair everyday but I generally use the John Frieda Smooth Start shampoo and conditioner. Then I use the JF leave in conditioner spray.

    If I’m going to “do” my hair and straighten it (I have an a-line bob), I use Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control and BH After Party.

    So wow, not a heck of a lot really!

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