How I Actually Keep My Hair Healthy & Beautiful

This post on how I actually keep my hair healthy is in partnership with Colleen Rothschild. All opinions are my own.

I get questions about my hair daily. While I’ll admit, I’m blessed with good genes and hair that’s relatively low maintenance, I have noticed a difference in my hair’s health, shine and overall appearance the past few months. When the pandemic hit and we started really sheltering in place, I did a big bathroom cleanout. I went through all the beauty products I’ve somehow accumulated and made it a goal to not buy anything new and to use up what I had.

Enter Colleen Rothchild’s hair care products. I’m a big fan of the Sheer Renewal cream because it’s a fantastic moisturizer that doesn’t leave my skin oily. I’ve been using a few of the products on and off, but once I really committed I noticed a difference.  Plus, Colleen Rothschild is doing 25% off sitewide in honor of her birthday! No exclusions and the sale ends Sunday! Let’s dive into how I actually keep my hair healthy & beautiful.

Washing Less

I only wash my hair once a week – two times maximum. I have sworn by this for years because it keeps my hair healthy and the oils my hair needs in my actual hair. Both Johnny and I have been using the Quench & Shine Restorative Shampoo. I really appreciate how it comes with a pump. It has shea butter, which helps with moisture and shine.

On hair washing days, I take off my makeup and wash my hair right when I get in the shower. I only apply shampoo to my scalp and make sure to use the pads of my fingers, not my nails, to lather it up. I don’t put shampoo on my ends. As you rinse out the shampoo, the soap will drop down the ends and clean them.

Don’t Use Conditioner

I know, that sounds crazy. If you want soft hair, you need to use a conditioner, right? Well, I haven’t used conditioner in probably 10 years. The only exception is when I travel – that’s when I use whatever the hotel has and my hair has never hated me for it. When I’m home, however, I don’t actually use conditioner. I use a hair mask instead and it’s made a world of a difference.

I’ve been using the Colleen Rothschild Quench & Shine Restorative Mask on and off for about a year. It’s truly one of those holy grail items and I couldn’t wait to finish up the mask I had been using and get on this full time. There’s a reason so many people rave about it and it has great reviews. It’s a super subtle difference, but my hair is just a dash shinier… and I feel like with dark hair a small amount can make an impact. Another thing I’ve noticed recently, my hair is softer. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing and I promise the smell actually lingers in your hair!


I’ll admit, this is probably the fourth bath I’ve ever taken in our new house. But every once in awhile, I get some extra time. When that happens, I love to put the mask in my hair, put a turban on and really let it soak in while I read a good book. This way your hair can really absorb all the nutrients!

Another big tip for how I actually keep my hair healthy and beautiful is to let it air dry! That’s right, I very rarely use a blowdryer. I already curl my hair almost every day, so giving it a break, especially right after shampoo and conditioner has really made a difference for me.

When I get out, I blot any excess water out of my hair, then apply this serum. To help speed up the air-drying process, I’ll wrap it back up in a turban for about 15 to 20 minutes, then let it out to finish air-drying. I hope this helps you keep your hair healthy and gives it that shine!

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