Building a hair care routine goes beyond lather, rinse, repeat. We’re not saying you need half a dozen products to make your hair work for you, but there’s more to it than just shampoo and conditioner.

We get it, it can be daunting to have a whole routine dedicated to hair alone to do every day. Knowing what the problem is, is half the task. The rest involves finding the best solution.

Here’s a breakdown of a beginner’s guide to a hair care routine that you can enjoy.

It's widely believed that washing your hair more than 4 times a week is bad for your hair, this we cannot disagree with more. Buildup of hair oils, product residue and environmental pollution clog your pores making it difficult for your hair to grow. Washing every other day or even daily is fine as long as you're using the right shampoo for your unique hair and scalp. A healthy scalp is the first step in having a routine work for you. We recommend using Oribe’s Serene Scalp shampoo for sensitive, flaky scalps, especially during the colder months.

A weekly hair mask is a must-do for anyone who chemically treats their hair, or uses hot tools regularly. Help restore your hair to its natural integrity with TO112 Collagen Mask. If your hair needs a little extra TLC Olaplex No 8 hair mask repairs broken bonds to strengthen your ends.

Now you need to prep your hair, regardless if you use heat styling tools or not. It’s always a good idea to use a UV heat protectant on your ends. Oribe Balm D’Or Heat Styling Shield is great to protect and give your hair added shine.

Styling products can sometimes get away from us, there are so many things to choose from. How do you style your hair everyday? Do you like to leave it to air-dry, or use a hot tool? For fine hair be careful of how heavy the styling products are as well. You don’t want to have oily roots within hours of styling. And unless stated otherwise (ie root volumizers) never put products on your scalp.

Building a hair care routine doesn’t have to be hard, it’s all about determining what your needs are. If you’re unsure of what products work for you, ask your stylist, other than yourself they would know best what works to give you the best results.