Ultimate Haircare Routine: A Guide to Gorgeous Locks

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Want to know how to get your locks looking as gorgeously healthy as possible?

The answer lies in putting together a comprehensive haircare routine. Read on as Evalectric talks you through how to do just that!

Setting Goals For Your Haircare Routine

Just like when it comes to building a skincare routine, your haircare routine needs to be tailored to your hair’s specific needs. Everyone has their own hair-related issues to deal with, and this is something that your haircare routine can help you to rectify.

The best way to ensure that your haircare routine does what you need it to is by setting yourself some hair goals. Here are some examples:

  • Giving your hair a fuller and more voluminous finish
  • Defining and enhancing curls
  • Hydrating and moisturizing dry strands
  • Prolonging how long your hair color lasts for
  • Correcting scalp issues, such as itching and flaking
  • Reducing hair loss
  • Repairing damage and preventing split ends

With that said, while it’s important to design your haircare routine with your hair’s needs in mind, let’s talk through the basic steps that every haircare routine should consist of. Once you have the foundations down, it then becomes much easier to tweak each step to cater to your hair’s requirements.

Step 1: Cleanse


The very first step in your haircare routine should be to cleanse your hair. Shampooing your locks will remove any built-up dirt, grease, dead skin cells, and product residue, which would otherwise leave your hair greasy and grimy.

While that may be the case, a small amount of grease is important. Those natural oils produced by your scalp serve an important purpose. They keep your hair moisturized, conditioned, and lubricated. While you don’t want too much of it lingering on your locks, you also don’t want to completely strip your strands of this protective layer.

This is why it’s crucial to choose your shampoo carefully. The best formula for your hair would be a gentle one that isn’t going to leave your locks feeling vulnerable to dryness and damage. That’s exactly why the Evalectric Moisturizing Shampoo is one of our bestsellers. In addition to cleansing your hair, it will also infuse your strands with argan oil. It’s one of the best haircare ingredients for hydration, which will leave your hair looking beautifully glossy.

One final tip – when shampooing your hair, keep the shampoo concentrated on your scalp and the top half of your hair. This is where sebum tends to build up most. The lower lengths of the hair are naturally much drier. They don’t need a direct shampoo application as the suds that run down from the top of your hair will be enough to adequately clean those ends.

Step 2: Condition


As we mentioned, the natural oil produced by your scalp is vital for keeping your hair conditioned. Once you shampoo this oil away, your hair will be more susceptible to damage and dryness. This is why it’s important to always follow your shampoo up with a conditioner.

The main purpose of a conditioner is to replenish any moisture that was lost during the shampooing process. A conditioner will also help to seal your hair cuticles while giving your strands enough slip to make detangling easier.

Ideally, pick a conditioner that’s suited to your hair type. Those with fine, naturally oily hair will need a light conditioner that won’t weigh their tresses down. Meanwhile, those with dry or thick hair would do best with a richer formula. 

With that said, some conditioners, like the Evalectric Moisturizing Conditioner, are designed for use on all hair types. Just like our shampoo, this formula contains argan oil too. Studies have found that conditioners infused with argan oil are fantastic for ensuring that the hair feels better protected against damage. 

Once you’ve found a conditioner that you love, pay attention to how you apply it. While your shampoo is best applied to your scalp and the top half of your hair, your conditioner should be concentrated on your lower lengths. As we discussed, this is the part of your hair that’s most prone to dryness. This means that it’s also the part of your hair that most desperately needs the help of a conditioner. Applying a conditioner to your scalp is unnecessary since your scalp already produces plenty of its own oils. 

Step 3: Gently Towel Dry

Once you’re done shampooing and conditioning your mane, the next step of your haircare routine should be to gently towel dry your hair. However, don’t start vigorously rubbing your strands with a terrycloth towel. When wet, your hair is in its most vulnerable state. Strands lose their elasticity, making them prone to snapping. 

For this reason, towel drying always needs to be done carefully. To start with, swap your terrycloth towel for a microfiber version. Microfiber is known for its incredible absorbent properties. This means that it will soak up excess water from your strands so much faster than a terrycloth towel will.

To prevent damaging your hair while towel drying it, adjust your technique by wrapping your towel around small sections of your hair, giving each one a gentle squeeze to wring out excess water. This method is much more efficient than haphazardly scrubbing your hair with a towel, while also being so much gentler. 

Step 4: Moisturize

hair serum

Once your hair is no longer dripping wet, but is still pretty damp, it’s time to move on to the next step of your haircare routine; moisturizing. This is where leave-in haircare products come into play. They’ll coat your strands with the moisture that they need to look healthy and shiny, while also providing a blend of other hair-loving nutrients.

Again, the moisturizing products that you choose to use should be based on your hair type and hair concerns (now would be a good time to refer back to the hair goals that you previously made!). For example, if your hair is very thick, coarse, or curly, you may want to opt for a rich leave-in conditioner.

If you aren’t quite sure what your locks need, a hair serum would be a good place to start. These formulas are much lighter than leave-in conditioners, making them suitable for all hair types. Just like a skin serum, they’re great for hydrating the hair without weighing it down. 

If you don’t yet have a go-to hair serum, give the Evalectric Hair Serum a try. It’s infused with a mixture of aloe vera leaf extract and vitamin E. Aloe vera is revered for its hydrating capabilities. These are thanks to its humectant properties, enabling it to attract and bind moisture to the hair. Meanwhile, vitamin E is an amazing moisturizing ingredient that also helps the hair to feel stronger and thicker. Apply this serum to damp hair and gently comb it through – you’ll notice a big difference once your hair is dry!

Step 5: Detangle

If tangles aren’t an issue for you, then ignore this section and move on to the next step of this haircare routine. However, if tangles are something that you frequently deal with, now is the time to get detangling. 

It’s always easiest to detangle hair when it’s still damp. With that said, don’t forget that damp hair is prone to breakages, so don’t be too hard on it. The serum or leave-in conditioner that you applied in the previous step of this haircare routine will help in a big way, making it so much easier to work through any knots without tugging at your strands.

If you can fully detangle your hair with your fingers, then go ahead and do so. This is the least damaging method. 

However, most people who regularly deal with tangles need some extra help from a wide-toothed comb. Start at the bottom of your hair, ensuring that the ends of your strands are tangle-free. Once they are, slowly work your way up your lengths. Avoid pulling at your roots – use your other hand to adjust pressure if necessary.

Step 6: Protect and Style

Pro Beauty Dryer

Now that your hair has been washed, conditioned, moisturized, and detangled, can’t you just leave it at that? 

You could, but if you want your hair to look as healthy as possible, the better option would be to use a blow dryer once your hair is about 80% dry. This will help to speed up the overall amount of time that your hair remains wet for, which will minimize the look of damage.

Of course, before reaching for your blow dryer, make sure that you’ve applied a heat protectant product to your locks. In many cases, the product that you applied in the moisturizing stage of this haircare routine, such as a hair serum, will double up to serve as an extra barrier between your strands and the heat.

When blow drying your hair, pick a blow dryer that has a powerful motor, such as the Evalectric Pro Beauty Dryer. This will, again, speed up drying time, saving your hair from being exposed to heat for too long.

Once your hair is dry, go ahead and style it. Whether this involves straightening, curling, or anything else, all of the steps that you’ve just carried out should make your hair feel so much more manageable and easy to style. 

How Often Should You Be Following This Haircare Routine?

Now that you know what a basic haircare routine should consist of, how often should you be carrying this routine out?

Again, this depends on your hair type. If your hair is fine, thin, or naturally prone to grease, you’ll need to wash it more often than someone who has dry or damaged hair. After all, each time you wash your hair, you remove its natural oils. You don’t want to do this too often if your scalp is slow at producing more oils.

Those with greasy locks may need to follow this haircare routine every couple of days, whereas those with dry hair will be able to leave it a little longer. Either way, pay attention to how your hair responds to your haircare routine and adjust accordingly.


A good haircare routine is essential for ensuring that you’re giving your hair all that it needs to feel its best. Follow the steps above, adjusting them to your hair’s specific needs, and you should start to see healthier-looking locks in no time!

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