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How to Create the Right Hair Care Routine for You

Learn how to take care of your hair properly with this step-by-step guide. You can also create a customized regimen with the help of our All Things Hair Personal Hairstylist. Read on to know more.

A good hair care routine is essential to ensure your hair stays healthy and beautiful. It involves choosing the right shampooconditionertreatment products, and regimen that helps you achieve your hair goals. Hair care routines may differ from one person to another because hair types and needs vary as well. 

But no matter your hair type, a good hair care routine consists of keeping your hair clean, moisturized, and nourished. Don’t be overwhelmed, though. Learning how to take care of your hair is easy, as long as you know which products to use and how to do each step properly. We lay them out for you in this guide. Check it out.

How to Take Care of Your Hair

1. Cleanse.

Asian woman shampooing her hair as part of her hair care routine.
Use the right shampoo for your hair type. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Wash your hair regularly to get rid of dirt and product buildup. It also removes excess oil, keeping your hair from becoming overly greasy. Regular cleansing also helps protect your scalp from itching and irritation.

However, overwashing your hair can strip it of its natural oils and make it dry. Your hair type determines how frequently you should wash your hair. If your hair is fine and thin, wash it daily, as oil can easily weigh it down. Same with straight hair because oil can easily travel along your hair shaft. Your strands can become overly greasy if you often skip hair washes. 

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Straight & Silky Shampoo

Editor’s tip: We recommend using Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo to keep your hair clean and smooth. It has Keratin Tri-Silk Seruma combination of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has Amino Essence that boosts hair health and deeply nourishes up to the core of your hair fibers.  

Shampoo for Curly Hair

On the other hand, wavy and curly hair types are prone to dryness and frizz. And unlike straight hair, oil travels slowly down the hair shaft. You may skip a wash to let your natural oils moisturize your hair. However, it may not be ideal in a hot and humid country like ours. The key is to use a shampoo that packs a lot of moisturizing ingredients so your waves and curls don’t get dry, even if you wash your hair often.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: For hair that’s prone to dryness, use Dove Nourishing Oil Care Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has a unique blend of weightless Nutri-Oils to restore hair smoothness and protect your strands from the effects of premature aging. This shampoo also has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful.

Shampoo for Colored Hair

For color-treated hair, you need a shampoo designed to fight color fading. After all, you wouldn’t want to wash your new hue down the drain, right?

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color vibrant with the help of TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo. Its anti-fade technology works by creating a waterproof film that coats your strands. This film seals in and locks the color in your hair fibers, so you get to enjoy your new hue for twice as long. This shampoo also has jojoba oil to keep your hair moisturized and shiny. 

2. Condition.

Asian woman showing how to take care of your hair using a conditioner.
Don’t skip hair conditioning even if you’re in a hurry. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This step replenishes the moisture stripped off at the shampooing stage. Conditioning helps your hair become smooth, shiny, and manageable. Also, when your hair is well-moisturized, it is less likely to break and get damaged due to everyday brushing and styling.

Tube of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Dry hair tends to be brittle and prone to hair fall, so always condition your hair after shampooing. We recommend Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It is infused with Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of oils known to help make hair stronger, smoother, and full of life. This conditioner also strengthens your hair from the inside out to protect it against hair fall. 

Conditioner for Damaged and Color-Treated Hair 

If your hair has been extremely damaged due to styling, bleaching, and various chemical treatments, use a conditioner for damaged hair. Aside from moisture, your hair needs ingredients that repair hair and protect it from future damage.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Nurse damaged hair back to its healthy-looking state by using Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. With regular use, it leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute.

Conditioning is all the more important in taking care of color-treated hair to keep it from getting dry and looking lifeless. Use a conditioner designed for dyed hair like TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner. Like its shampoo partner, it has jojoba oil to keep your hair moisturized and shiny.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner

3. Detangle.

Asian woman detangling her curls with a wide-tooth comb.
Comb the tips of your hair gently to get rid of knots. Credit: Hariono Halim

After washing your hair, gently detangle it with a wide-tooth comb. You may also use your fingers. Detangle the tips first before combing from the roots to minimize tugging and pulling that may lead to breakage.

4. Dry.

Asian woman using a blow-dryer as part of her hair care routine.
Don’t forget to put the nozzle on your hairdryer to direct airflow. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Air-dry your hair to minimize heat damage. However, if you need to blow-dry your hair, set your hairdryer to its low or medium heat setting. High temperatures can leave your hair extremely dry and brittle, so it’s best to keep heat to a minimum.

5. Treat.

Asian woman putting on a shower cap.
Pamper your hair at least once a week with a hair mask treatment. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Complement your shampoo-and-conditioner duo with hair treatment products that help you achieve your hair goals. Want smoother and shinier hair? Use a treatment mask that reduces frizz. Got dry hair? Pamper your tresses with a deep-conditioning treatment. You can even use treatment products infused with vitamins for more nourished hair!

Tub of Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask

Editor’s tip: Nip hair damage in the bud with Dove Advanced Keratin Treatment Mask. It combines the power of keratin, niacinamide, and vitamin complex to repair hair and protect it from the damaging effects of everyday styling. Use this treatment mask weekly to get the best results.

Tub of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair

Got salon-treated hair? Pamper it at home with Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair. It has keratin, the protein responsible for the health and structure of your hair, to smoothen away damage, reduce frizz, and help add shine. It also has collagen, which binds water to the hair fibers, helps with your hair’s strength and elasticity, and keeps your hair from getting dry and brittle.

Easy Steps to Know the Best Hair Care Routine for You

You can also create a personalized hair care regimen with the help of our All Things Hair Personal Hairstylist. With just a few clicks on your phone, you’ll see hair products and tips tailored for you. Here’s how.

1. Connect through Facebook Messenger.

Go to the All Things Hair PH Facebook Messenger to chat with your virtual personal hairstylist.

2. Click “Create Routine.”

Screenshot of a chatbot's personalized hair care routine option.
Your All Things Hair Personal Hairstylist can help you develop a hair care routine.

Share your hair goals with your All Things Hair Personal Hairstylist. Do you want strong and long hair? Straight and frizz-free? How about more volume? Click the option that matches your hair goal.

3. Choose your scalp type, styling methods, and the salon treatments you got recently.  

Screenshot of a chatbot's responses.
Just answer a few questions about your hair.

Is your scalp greasy or dry? Do you blow-dry or iron your hair often? Have you had your hair bleached or color-treated lately? Let your virtual personal hairstylist know to get the correct recommendations.

4. Check out the recommended products.

Screenshot of a chatbot's product recommendations.
You can purchase these products online by clicking “Buy Now.”

Look at the suggested shampoo, conditioner, hair treatment mask, and styling product. These products are all chosen based on your hair goals. If you don’t like them, click “Swap Product” to check out other options.

5. Say hello to your hair care routine!

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Read more about your new hair care routine on

Click “Regimen details” to see different articles detailing tips to help you achieve your hair goal.

How to Get a Virtual Makeover

With hair that’s beautiful and well taken care of, the next thing you might ask is how to style it. After all, what better way to showcase your hair than by trying out different looks? Do you leave it down or tie it in a ponytail? Should you cut it? Well, your All Things Hair Personal Hairstylist has you covered on that, too! It lets you play with different hairstyles through its virtual try-on feature. Just follow these simple steps to get your own virtual makeover.

1. Click “Try On Styles.”

Screenshot of All Things Hair chatbot's virtual makeover
Get ready for your virtual makeover.

You can be as playful as you want, and if you’re ready for the unexpected, click “Suprise Me!” Want to narrow down the choices and get tailored recommendations? It’s all good. Just click “Match My Style,” and your assistant’s got your back.

2. Upload your selfie.

Screenshot of All Things Hair Chatbot's instructions for the virtual makeover
Make sure your face is seen clearly in your photo.

Snap a new photo using your phone camera, or upload an existing one. Just make sure that you’re looking straight into the camera, your hair is pulled back, and you’re not wearing eyeglasses or any accessories in your photo.

3. Enjoy!

Screenshot of All Things Hair Chatbot's virtual makeover
Voila! Say hello to your new look!

Have fun checking out the different hairstyle recommendations. You can even save these photos so you can check them out again later on.

With the help of your All Thing Hair Personal Hairstylist, it’s easy to create the hair care routine that suits you best. You even get a free virtual makeover! Try these features now and share the news with your friends.