The Evidence Based Haircare Routine
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The Evidence Based Haircare Routine

Taking care of your hair is important to your appearance, confidence, and overall hygiene. Using the wrong products can lead to excess sebum or product buildup on the scalp, impacting your hair's growth cycle and natural beauty. However, everything changes when you discover the ideal products to incorporate into your hair care routine. Your hair becomes luxuriously softer and radiates an irresistible luster. The constant concern about split ends diminishing the allure of your favorite hairstyles or breakage impeding your hair's potential for growth is now a thing of the past.


We put together the ultimate guide to hair care, so you can build a healthy hair care routine with Augstinus Bader products and get your hair health where you want it to be. Here's everything you need to know:

Our Hair Care Guides

We put together a few different hair care guides so you can take a more targeted approach to your hair care routine steps. Whether you have oily hair, flat hair, or a head full of curls, we're here to help you refine the steps in your routine to get the most out of your approach.


Here are some of our most popular guides:

Which Oil is Best For Hair?
Which Oil is Best For Hair? February 10th 2023

The key to growing long, beautiful hair is to prevent breakage and avoid split ends. Products formulated with nutrients and oils can help minimize friction and act as a barrier to protect your hair from environmental factors. If it's not enough, incorporating a hair-loving oil into your routine can help you add extra antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients to your daily hair care routine. This blog outlines five oils to stimulate hair growth, enhance your shine, and achieve the smooth-to-touch feel you crave.

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Leave In Conditioner vs Hair Mask: What’s the Difference
Leave In Conditioner vs Hair Mask: What’s the Difference January 20th 2023

If you're struggling with dry, brittle ends, consider incorporating a leave-in conditioner or a hair mask into your hair care routine. These ultra-hydrating hair care essentials can help improve the visual appeal of your hair and restore hydration. While both products are similar, there are some notable differences to consider when deciding which is best for your routine. Here's everything you need to know about the benefits and how your hair care routine steps can benefit from each product.

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How to Add Volume to Your Hair
How to Add Volume to Your Hair February 23rd 2023

Does your hair feel flat, dry, or dull? Do you wish you could achieve bouncy, voluminous curls? We're here to help. In this blog, we'll show you which products your hair needs to get the voluminous look full of shine and luster. We'll walk you through simple ways to revise your daily hair care routine to meet your hair's needs and revamp the visual appearance of your hair.

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Why Sustainable Haircare Matters
Why Sustainable Haircare Matters February 3rd 2023

Using products filled with parabens, irritants, or unwanted chemicals can lead to a lack of life and luster in your hair. At Augustinus Bader, we're passionate about formulating hair care essentials with sustainable, clean ingredients that deliver results. We avoid problematic hair care ingredients like parabens, sulfates, heavy metals, mineral oil, and unnecessary solvents so you can feel good about the products you use daily. In this blog, we'll walk you through the Augustinus Bader difference and explain why clean ingredients matter if you want to maintain the integrity of your hair.

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FAQs about Hair Care and Hair Care Products

How often should I wash my hair?

This depends on your hair type and your personal preference. If you have straight hair, you may need to wash your hair more often because grease accumulates on your scalp quicker. However, if you have curly hair, avoid washing your hair too frequently, or you may dry out your ends. Always listen to your hair's needs and look for warning signs of over or under-washing your hair.

Is it wrong to wash your hair every day?

Daily hair washing can strip your scalp's natural oils, leading to dryness, breakage, and a limp hair look. Instead, try washing your hair every two days, depending on your unique hair type.

Should I use a conditioner every time I wash my hair?

Yes, after you shampoo your hair, always follow up with a trusted conditioner, as these provide a protective coating over your hair strands. This helps eliminate split ends and maintain the integrity of your hair.

How can I prevent split ends?

If you're grappling with split ends, avoid using hot tools, which can contribute to breakage. To address the issue of split ends, consider getting a trim or incorporating hair oil into your routine. Regular trims are vital in eliminating split ends and preventing them from progressing up the length of your hair strands. Additionally, integrating a nourishing oil like The Hair Oil can promote hair health, enhance elasticity, and combat visible signs of damage.

Should I use heat styling tools on my hair?

This is up to you! Take the proper preventative steps and have a heat protectant in your routine, and you can use heat styling tools as much as you want!

The Steps to Healthy Hair Care

Be mindful of your products and ingredients when building a healthy hair care routine, as the ingredients you choose may vary depending on your hair type, density, and porosity.


  • Hair Type: There are seven different hair types. Each type requires different care, ingredients, and a routine. 
  • Density: Density is how many strands you have growing from your scalp. There are three levels of hair density: low, medium, and high.
  • Porosity: This refers to your hair's natural ability to absorb moisture. There are three types: Low, medium, and high.


These three characteristics differentiate your hair from others. Understanding what category your hair falls into will help you build a daily hair care routine specific to your hair's needs.


Here is a breakdown of the daily hair care routine steps you'll need:


Cleanse


Irrespective of hair type, shampoo is the essential first step in an effective hair care routine, eliminating bacteria, dirt, and grime that gather on the scalp throughout the day. Shampoos also optimize your scalp health by removing excess sebum and dandruff.


  • The Shampoo: This clean formula contains a reinvigorating blend of Watercress & Indian Cress, Shikakai, and Maca Root. This product cleanses your scalp while improving your hair's health and quality. The formula is lightweight and gentle - so you can use it as often as you desire to see results. During our 12-week user trials, participants noticed The Shampoo increased hair count by 16% and strand thickness by 197%.


Condition


A conditioner features hydrating ingredients that treat each hair strand, smooth the hair cuticle, prevent split ends and breakage, and protect your hair from further damage. Conditioners are essential to combating tangles, eliminating frizz, and maintaining your hair's visual appearance.


  • The Conditioner: After using The Shampoo, follow up with The Conditioner -- our hydrating and weightless formula that helps your hair attract and retain moisture while building volume and body. Use it after washing out The Shampoo for the best results, and leave it in your hair for at least 1-2 minutes. If your hair is dry and needs extra hydration and shine, consider using The Conditioner as a rinse-off hair mask. We recommend leaving it on your hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. 


Detangle


Struggle with hair knots and tangles? Don't worry - you aren't alone. Every hair type requires a different approach to detangling. For example, it's best to comb and detangle when wet if you have curly or wavy hair, which helps minimize damage and frizz. However, if you have straight hair, it's best to brush when damp or dry. When wet, your hair is in its most fragile state, and wet-brushing straight hair can lead to unwanted frizz, split ends, and breakage.


  • The Neem Comb: Our eco-friendly Neem Comb is made from meed wood, known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The wide-tooth design is gentle on the hair for a thorough, even application with every use. Switching out your traditional brush or comb for a neem comb may help enhance shine, reduce frizz, and reinvigorate your hair follicles. 


Moisturize


Consider adding a leave-in treatment to your hair care routine if your hair needs extra TLC. These products are nutrient-rich and filled with hydrating ingredients that help combat dryness and reduce frizz while maintaining your hair's natural luster. Leave-in treatments should be used at least once or twice weekly for the best results.


  • The Leave-In Treatment: Give your hair an extra boost of hydration with our ultra-nourishing leave-in treatment. Our formula contains an expert blend of hair-healthy superfoods and antioxidants that help nourish, hydrate, and protect your hair from environmental stressors. This product helps to enhance your hair's natural shine, combat frizz, and strengthen each hair follicle without weighing it down. We recommend using it 2-3 times a week as desired for the best results. 


Treatment


Your scalp health determines the health of your whole head of hair. Problems with your scalp can lead to dandruff, stunted hair growth, an oily scalp, and even hair loss. With a scalp treatment, you can keep your scalp hydrated and help you achieve optimal hair health.


  • The Scalp Treatment: Rejuvenate the skin on your scalp with our lightweight, hydrating scalp serum. This formula features a potent blend of nourishing and renewing actives that help refresh, balance, and soothe the scalp. During our 12-week clinical trials, participants agreed that The Scalp Treatment reduced hair follicle clogging by 96%.


Prime, Style, and Smooth


Before you style your hair or prepare for the day, apply a product that helps smooth your split ends and prime your hair for hot tools. This approach is essential to combating breakage, especially when using hot tools on your hair daily. Protect your hair from unwanted damage by using a heat protectant and applying a serum that helps prime the hair strands for styling.


The Hair Oil: This product is the last step to perfect your daily hair care routine. The Hair Oil is a reinvigorating oil packed with nutrients that help you achieve visually healthier-looking hair. For the best results, use your fingers to apply 1-3 drops of the oil onto your hair. Start at the mid-lengths and work your way down to the ends. From there, you can move on to the rest of your routine and style your hair as you desire.

Key Tips for Your Daily Hair Care Routine

Even with the best products for your hair type and texture, you may never see results if you don't revise your hair care routine. Whether you're spending all day in the sun or throwing your hair in a bun every day, daily habits and choices can affect your hair’s look and feel. Doing this here and there won't ruin your hair. However, if you're consistently making poor choices, it can lead to breakage, split ends, and unwanted damage.


Here are a few ways to revamp your routine to meet the needs of your hair and get the most out of your Augustinus Bader hair care essentials.


Limit the number of products you use on your hair. Overstyling can lead to product buildup on the scalp.Go easy with the styling tools. Moderation is vital in preventing split ends and breakage. When applying conditioner, focus on your ends, not your scalp, to avoid a greasy buildup.If you have color-treated or curly hair, consider air dryingAlways avoid sulfates, parabens, and irritants.