Thank you Formulate for gifting me my own set of personalized hair products to help me in prioritizing winter haircare. All opinions are my own.
Happy Friday, friends! Let’s talk haircare! Winter is in full force (better late than never) and it’s brutal, which means dead, dry, dull hair. Not this year! Formulate is the perfect company to help me in prioritizing winter haircare. Read on to learn more about Formulate and how I’m prioritizing winter haircare, especially since I’m going through postpartum hair loss.
Winter Haircare Tips:
Just like with your health, vitamins are a must. There are so many vitamins specialized in haircare that would be great in helping you tackle winter haircare or any other season. Do your research and find a vitamin that works best for you. A prenatal vitamin is a great option because it provides your body with all of the nutrients you need and it really helps your hair.
Limit Heat //
Heat can really damage your hair leaving it dry, dull, and dead, which you don’t need on top of bitter winter temps. Try only using heat 3-4 days a week versus all 7. Use a dry shampoo in between washes to help eliminate the need to blow dry your hair. Also, try new hairstyles that you can do on the days in between washes and the days you need to style your hair. If you must wash your hair everyday, be sure that you are using a heat protectant and doing weekly hair treatments to help repair and damaged hair.
Something that most people don’t do is educate themselves on their hair. Find out what kind of hair you have- thin, thick, coarse, wavy, dry, oily, etc. By knowing what defines your hair, you’ll be able to invest in the proper hair products. This will help protect and repair your hair.
Proper Haircare Products //
Since you took the last step and educated yourself on what your hair characteristics are, it’s time to reach out to a professional and learn what products are perfect for you. Don’t have time to reach out? Formulate is an easy, online haircare platform that works with you on personalizing haircare products.
What is Formulate?
Formulate is a haircare company that specializes in creating shampoo and conditioner to match your hair needs by working with their team of chemists. All of their products are paraben free, sulfate free, preservative free, and cruelty free. What’s great about Formulate is that everything is personalized to match your hair goals. Want to change your goals? No worries, you can download Formulate’s free app and update your personalization as your needs change. Plus, the shampoo and conditioner come in super sleek packaging, which I am obsessed with!
My Personalized Set
When it was time for me to personalize my shampoo and conditioner, I sat down with my iPad and started Formulate’s online questionnaire. I love that the questionnaire is full of questions for me to answer to really help my chemist get an idea of my current hair needs, what I picture my hair endgame, my styling tools, and which fragrance and fragrance strength I wanted. My hair goals were to be frizz-free, lengthen, volumize, protect my color, and leave my hair glossy. In addition to providing my hair goals, I left the information on what my hair type is: color-blond, texture-wavy, thickness-coarse, length-shoulder, moisture-oily to dry, and scalp-sensitivity-none. I listed that my styling tools consisted of blow dryer, straightener, curling iron, hair spray, and dry shampoo (mom life, duh). Lastly, I selected the Tidal fragrance with a medium scent.
When I first smelled my fragrance, I really didn’t like it but only because it was something outside of my comfort zone. Once I used the shampoo and conditioner a few times, I really grew to love the scent. Plus, my husband said he really liked the fragrance.
Overall, my experience with my team was great. My rep was always checking in to make sure my products arrived, my questions were being answered, my experience was going well, and wondering if my products needed any adjusting. I loved the customer service!
Would I recommend this service? Yes! I think the idea is great that you get haircare specialized for you. While I would recommend the products, it’s so hard for me to give up my tried and true, holy grail hair products I’ve been using for 10+ years. If you are in the market for new products, definitely check out Formulate and get your personalized set!
Win your own personalized set! All you have to do is click this link and enter to win the giveaway by selecting ‘ENTER MY GIVEAWAY’ on the left hand side. Giveaway is only open to US residents. Giveaway ends on February 22nd. Good luck!