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A Minimalist Guide to Managing Your Hair

By Wander Beauty | Oct 17, 2022
Wander Beauty Model With Dark Hair Smiling

Embrace natural hair care to improve the well-being of your hair, your bank balance, and the planet. From products that don't do what they claim to do to harsh ingredients that negatively affect the environment, adopting a minimalist approach to your hair care may just be the best thing you can do.

Join us as we share five simple tips for managing your hair without any stress, mess, or fuss.


1. Simplify your hair care routine

Trade your 10-step hair care routine for a simplified version that focuses on the essentials. What is essential will depend on your hair type, environmental factors, and lifestyle. Generally, however, this means:

  • Wash only as needed
  • Always condition after washing
  • Brush or comb according to your hair type
  • Style only after washing
  • Do a treatment once a week

Discover how to optimize your hair routine based on your specific hair type.


2. Invest in high-quality products

High-quality products do most of the work for you, making your hair easier to manage on a daily basis. Clean hair is easier to style and maintain, while conditioner is crucial to the health of your hair.

When choosing a shampoo, steer clear of formulas that contain harsh ingredients such as parabens and sulfates, which can strip your scalp of natural oils, making your hair dry and brittle. Rather opt for products enriched with plant extracts and nourishing oils such as our All-Inclusive Shampoo and Body Wash. This do-it-all formula creates a luxurious lather to reinvigorate dull hair and skin. It contains bamboo extract to help make hair softer, shinier, and more manageable, and coconut oil to add luster and moisture without weighing your hair down.

Your conditioner should nourish and restore your hair so that it's silky, frizz-free, and style-ready. After shampooing, apply conditioner to the length of your hair and leave for a few minutes before rinsing. If you have dry or frizzy hair, choose a formula such as Scenic Route Hair Treatment, which can be used as both a leave-in treatment or as a hair mask for deeper weekly treatments.

If you have color-treated or bleached hair, you can prevent fading by using hair products that are color-treatment friendly or specifically meant for colored hair.


3. Embrace your natural hair

The closer your hair color and daily style are to your natural color and texture, the easier it will be to manage. If you dye your hair, it's best to choose a shade similar to your natural color, with a focus on highlighting and enhancing your hair's natural beauty, rather than changing the look completely. Not only will this result in less time and money spent at the hairdresser, but it’s also ultimately better for your hair’s health.

When it comes to styling, women with wavy hair should focus (predominantly) on caring for their natural waves rather than damaging their hair with heat styling. Women with coiled hair may want to embrace a more natural look rather than frequently relaxing their hair, which can leave the hair weak, brittle, and prone to breakage, and even cause permanent damage to the scalp, leading to hair loss.

Of course, there are times you may want to change things up and occasions you’ll be doing your hair a specific way, but for your day-to-day style, keeping things natural and simple will prove far more manageable.


4. Opt for a low-maintenance style

Bangs are cool, but if you work out religiously every morning, they're probably not an ideal style for you right now. Opting for a low-maintenance style means a) getting a haircut and color that is manageable for your lifestyle and b) having two or three go-to dos for daily wear that won’t take an hour to style each morning.

Avoid high-maintenance styles like pixie cuts and bangs (which require monthly trims) or unusual colors like pastels. Instead, ask your hairdresser for a simple wash-and-go style like a shoulder-length shag, cascading layers, or balayage. Again, your style and color of choice will depend on your hair type, so some professional input can help you streamline and simplify your daily routine.

When it comes to styling your hair, opt for simple styles that don't require too much time and can be maintained effortlessly throughout the day. These include a chic loose bun, a sleek high ponytail, or a messy half braid.


5. Focus on your hair goals

Rather than wasting time and money on every new hair care product featured in your favorite magazine or Instagram feed, focus instead on your hair goals, which will be unique to your hair type and the condition your hair is in. Suppose your hair is dry, for instance. In that case, you’ll want to avoid heat styling for a while, focus on hair treatment for damaged hair using specially designed products, and review your diet to ensure you’re consuming a variety of vitamin and nutrient-rich foods. Those with oil-prone hair might avoid heavy serums and hair oils and consider trading their plastic brush for a boar-bristle brush (or the vegan equivalent).

Discover more about the best way to treat dry and damaged hair.


Enjoy Effortless Everyday Essentials from Wander Beauty

Our range of Effortless Everyday Essentials provides you with key makeup, skincare, and beauty products that help you do more with less. Our travel-friendly multitaskers streamline your beauty routine, helping you stay gorgeous on the go.

A Minimalist Guide to Managing Your Hair

By Wander Beauty | Oct 17, 2022
Wander Beauty Model With Dark Hair Smiling

Embrace natural hair care to improve the well-being of your hair, your bank balance, and the planet. From products that don't do what they claim to do to harsh ingredients that negatively affect the environment, adopting a minimalist approach to your hair care may just be the best thing you can do.

Join us as we share five simple tips for managing your hair without any stress, mess, or fuss.


1. Simplify your hair care routine

Trade your 10-step hair care routine for a simplified version that focuses on the essentials. What is essential will depend on your hair type, environmental factors, and lifestyle. Generally, however, this means:

  • Wash only as needed
  • Always condition after washing
  • Brush or comb according to your hair type
  • Style only after washing
  • Do a treatment once a week

Discover how to optimize your hair routine based on your specific hair type.


2. Invest in high-quality products

High-quality products do most of the work for you, making your hair easier to manage on a daily basis. Clean hair is easier to style and maintain, while conditioner is crucial to the health of your hair.

When choosing a shampoo, steer clear of formulas that contain harsh ingredients such as parabens and sulfates, which can strip your scalp of natural oils, making your hair dry and brittle. Rather opt for products enriched with plant extracts and nourishing oils such as our All-Inclusive Shampoo and Body Wash. This do-it-all formula creates a luxurious lather to reinvigorate dull hair and skin. It contains bamboo extract to help make hair softer, shinier, and more manageable, and coconut oil to add luster and moisture without weighing your hair down.

Your conditioner should nourish and restore your hair so that it's silky, frizz-free, and style-ready. After shampooing, apply conditioner to the length of your hair and leave for a few minutes before rinsing. If you have dry or frizzy hair, choose a formula such as Scenic Route Hair Treatment, which can be used as both a leave-in treatment or as a hair mask for deeper weekly treatments.

If you have color-treated or bleached hair, you can prevent fading by using hair products that are color-treatment friendly or specifically meant for colored hair.


3. Embrace your natural hair

The closer your hair color and daily style are to your natural color and texture, the easier it will be to manage. If you dye your hair, it's best to choose a shade similar to your natural color, with a focus on highlighting and enhancing your hair's natural beauty, rather than changing the look completely. Not only will this result in less time and money spent at the hairdresser, but it’s also ultimately better for your hair’s health.

When it comes to styling, women with wavy hair should focus (predominantly) on caring for their natural waves rather than damaging their hair with heat styling. Women with coiled hair may want to embrace a more natural look rather than frequently relaxing their hair, which can leave the hair weak, brittle, and prone to breakage, and even cause permanent damage to the scalp, leading to hair loss.

Of course, there are times you may want to change things up and occasions you’ll be doing your hair a specific way, but for your day-to-day style, keeping things natural and simple will prove far more manageable.


4. Opt for a low-maintenance style

Bangs are cool, but if you work out religiously every morning, they're probably not an ideal style for you right now. Opting for a low-maintenance style means a) getting a haircut and color that is manageable for your lifestyle and b) having two or three go-to dos for daily wear that won’t take an hour to style each morning.

Avoid high-maintenance styles like pixie cuts and bangs (which require monthly trims) or unusual colors like pastels. Instead, ask your hairdresser for a simple wash-and-go style like a shoulder-length shag, cascading layers, or balayage. Again, your style and color of choice will depend on your hair type, so some professional input can help you streamline and simplify your daily routine.

When it comes to styling your hair, opt for simple styles that don't require too much time and can be maintained effortlessly throughout the day. These include a chic loose bun, a sleek high ponytail, or a messy half braid.


5. Focus on your hair goals

Rather than wasting time and money on every new hair care product featured in your favorite magazine or Instagram feed, focus instead on your hair goals, which will be unique to your hair type and the condition your hair is in. Suppose your hair is dry, for instance. In that case, you’ll want to avoid heat styling for a while, focus on hair treatment for damaged hair using specially designed products, and review your diet to ensure you’re consuming a variety of vitamin and nutrient-rich foods. Those with oil-prone hair might avoid heavy serums and hair oils and consider trading their plastic brush for a boar-bristle brush (or the vegan equivalent).

Discover more about the best way to treat dry and damaged hair.


Enjoy Effortless Everyday Essentials from Wander Beauty

Our range of Effortless Everyday Essentials provides you with key makeup, skincare, and beauty products that help you do more with less. Our travel-friendly multitaskers streamline your beauty routine, helping you stay gorgeous on the go.

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