How to achieve your dream hair?

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I’ve always wanted long blonde hair, but I struggled for many years trying to achieve that. I made the mistake of bleaching my hair, using too much heat and not having the best tools to treat my hair. It’s not a coincidence my hair now looks better than ever, after using Aquis hair towels for a year.

As funny as it might sound, I’ve actually managed to achieve my dream hair!

A big thing is obviously the fact, that I’ve decided to be more content with myself and with what I got. I’ve learned to love both my natural hair color and my natural hair texture, which is wavy curly.

I know I’m not the only one wanting healthier and longer hair, so in this post I’m giving you some hair care tips.

 

Hair care tips for healthier and longer hair

 

  1. Give your natural hair color a chance.
    Instead of bleaching or dyeing your hair totally, try highlights or balayage and give your own hair color a chance. You might be surprised how nice your natural color looks! I know I was, because I always thought my hair was grey and colorless. But I’ve actually gotten tons of compliments on my hair color. Spoiler alert: your natural hair color probably suits you really well too.
  2. Pay attention to your diet and lifestyle.
    I don’t claim to be an expert on diet or lifestyle, but I try to live healthily.  I eat nutrition rich foods, I take food supplements and I exercise and sleep well.  Most of the time. Humans are complex and your lifestyle affects your looks, your skin and your hair. I’ve also tried biotin for hair growth a few times with good results. So biotin is also a good option for a little hair growth boost.
  3.  Try the curly girl method – or at least a few changes in your hair routine.
    I would at least stop heat styling (except diffuser or blow dryer on low heat) and switch to gentle moisturizing products. I’d also like to encourage you to start rocking and appreciating your natural hair look – be it curly, wavy or straight!
  4. Switch to hair towels that dry your hair fast and gentle.
    I actually use very little product in my hair nowadays. I just usually use curl gel instead of a million products. And more importantly, I really value the towels I use to dry my hair, because those I use daily. I also find the turban helpful in bringing out my curls.
  5. Use scrunchies made from soft fabrics.
    I only ever use scrunchies. My favorite scrunchies are made from silk so you can only imagine my excitement when I saw Aquis come out with silk scrunchies. Silk truly is the ultimate fabric for your hair. It’s luxurious and soft on the hair and especially helpful for curly hair, which can easily get frizzy.

 

Read also: How I managed to grow out my natural hair color
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How you dry your hair makes a difference in your hair’s condition

A simple thing, like how you dry your hair, can have a huge effect on the quality of your hair. I’ve written about Aquis towels multiple times here already, but here’s the important things in a nutshell:

Why AQUIS fast dry towels are the best option for your hair

  • They cut down the drying time even 50%
  • They are gentle on the hair – wet hair is fragile and you have to take good care of it
  • They give your hair shine, rather than making them frizzy, like regular towels do
  • They suit naturally curly hair perfectly and help to bring out the curl

As I mentioned, it’s not a coincidence that my hair has grown this long and healthy during a year where I only used Aquis towels. I use the towel first when I come out the shower and then I tie my hair in the turban. When I travel, I just pack the turban, because you can also use it as a towel first and then tie it up. Aquis towels are made from a special fabric that really soak up the water quickly from the hair, making your every day life a bit easier. With long hair comes the dreading of wash days – and these help!

My hair dried with Aquis towels. In the first photo I used no styling products (naked curls). The sunlight really captures the shine these towels give my hair! In the second photo I had added curl gel and mousse.

New travel set from Aquis

Aquis recently came out with this handy new set containing a beautiful blue turban and two silk scrunchies.

The turban is a bit smaller in size so it’s perfect for travelling (and yes, sleepovers or going to the gym count as travelling these days). I find the size perfect for my hair. Especially since I don’t wrap my hair inside the long part of the turban, but I gather my hair up to make the best out of my natural curls. The blue color is inspired by Pantone’s color of the year 2020. I love blue and find it very calming. I’m actually dreaming of painting our bedroom wall blue some day.

The turban comes in a handy sealed travel bag.

The size difference between Aquis travel set turban and the normal sized turban.

The silk scrunchies that come in the set are just perfect. I couldn’t have asked for better colors! I adore navy blue and I think that it’s a perfect color for the season. And the lighter beige silk one fits all seasons and all outfits. The fabric is amazingly soft and these instantly elevate your look – even if it’s just a simple ponytail!

Aquis travel set (turban, travel bag & 2 silk scrunchies)

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Aquis face cloth for makeup removal

Another travel essential from Aquis is their face cloth. I usually remove my makeup with a cloth – just because it’s so quick and effortless. It’s handy for travelling, because I don’t need a makeup remover, I can just swipe off my makeup. Because the fabric is so absorbent, it takes away the makeup easily. It also exfoliates the skin gently, so it doubles as an exfoliator. Again, great for on the go. Especially since you can carry it in the package it comes – even if it was a bit damp.

Aquis face cloth

Now – if you want try and see the difference Aquis towels make in your hair, you can try the products with a discount. You’ll get -20% off with the affiliate code ‘CHARLOTTA’. It’s valid until 31.12.2021 in the Aquis Finland shop. Shop here!

If you’re shopping from US or some other country, you’ll find links to the stores and products here.

 

Affiliate code means that you get a discount and I make small commission based on your purchase.

Curly girl must have product

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I think we can all agree, that you can spend enormous amounts of money on the curly girl method. It’s so disappointing to buy new products only to find out it wasn’t right for you. That’s actually one of the reasons I like writing reviews – at least I can offer my experience and recommendations.

But there’s one curly girl product that you simply can’t go wrong with, and that is Aquis hair towel. *Aquis towels do what they promise (dry your hair 50% faster than a regular towel) and they do it well. It’s also one of those things you don’t have to repurchase all the time.

 

When it comes to naturally curly hair, making your curls or waves even just a tiny bit better is worth it. I’ve said it before, but these towels really do help with curl definition, since they absorb the water from your hair quickly and help set your curls.

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Curly girl must have product for fast hair drying & plopping

I know that having a special towel or turban for your hair might seem excessive, but I assure you it’s not. I’ve now used Aquis’ hair towels daily almost for a year and I’m never going back to regular towels. Here’s four reasons why:

 

1. They make my life easier. Yes, really.
Having a towel that dries my hair faster makes my life easier. I’ve talked about my scalp problems here before, and that means I have to wash my hair almost every day. Washing my hair is not my favorite hobby, but these towels at least help to fasten up the drying process. Aquis towels are made from special Aquitex fabric, which cuts down the drying time by 50 %.

2. They keep my hair in good shape.
Wet hair is easily damaged or stretched – especially curly hair – so getting it quickly dry without friction is a good thing. Aquis towels are made of good quality fabric and they feel soft. Actually, on my latest appointment with my hairdresser, she actually complimented my hair. I’m pretty sure that using these towels instead of regular ones have made a huge difference to the health of my hair.

3. They help with curl definition and are great for plopping.
It’s hard to get your curls to dry in the perfect shape. I still struggle with curl definition – mostly because my hair is so heavy it can’t really hold a curl properly – but these towels help. Even if I just scrunch out the water out of my hair with Aquis towel, the curl comes a little more alive. *Aquis turban is also made for plopping! When it comes to naturally curly hair, making your curls or waves even just a tiny bit better is worth it. I’ve said it before, but these towels really do help with curl definition, since they absorb the water from your hair quickly and help set your curls.

4. They make my hair shinier.
A regular towel tends to make my hair frizzy. These, in contrast, seem to give me shine. It was even more visible, when I had my natural hair color all over, like in the photo below. Now my hair is bleached with balayage highlights, so obviously my hair is drier too. But that’s even more reason to do my best to keep my hair looking healthy and shiny.

 

aquis towels for naturally curly hair

Aquis has both hair towels and turbans and they come in different colors. They work for all hair types and I know people with straight hair also love them – because they dry the hair faster and are so gentle.

 

I use both a towel and a turban. I first like to scrunch out most of the water into the towel, after which I plop with the turban. You could probably get away with just using the turban, but it’s obviously even more effective plopping with a dry turban. The turban can then absorb even more water out of your hair.

 

The towels cost around 20$ and they’re absolutely worth it. You just can’t compare them to a t-shirt or even a microfibre towel (yes, I’ve tried that too). And as I said in the post – they’re not something you buy, try and throw away.

Shop at amazon:
*Aquis hair towels
*Aquis turbans

Shop at Sephora:
*Aquis hair towels and turbans

 

If you’re shopping from Finland, you’ll find a link to the store here with a -20% discount!

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Have you tried Aquis towels? If you end up trying them, I would love to hear if they work as brilliantly for you as they do for me!

 

 

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