Beauty

Brianna Peters

Clean Swap: My New Routine
for Healthy, Shiny Hair

Brianna Peters thought she had destroyed her hair for good at one point. “I had bleached it, put in extensions, heat-styled it daily, and loaded it up with hair products full of harmful chemicals that completely damaged my hair—the breakage was awful,” says the goop associate beauty editor. “I vividly remember the moment when, after my roommate box-dyed my hair, it started falling out.” Peters started cleaning up her act then, and getting a job at goop rapidly accelerated the process. “I’ve cut out parabens, preservatives, silicones, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more,” she says. “And it’s amazing what a difference switching to clean, nourishing, botanically based products has made in my hair. I still color and heat-style, but my hair is now longer, shinier, and softer, and it looks and feels healthier, too.”

“The secret weapon for long-lasting hair color turns out to be the shampoo you use, and this Rahua one fights dullness and brassiness like nothing else,” says Peters. “Not only does my color last longer than it used to but my hair is noticeably shinier.”

“I’ve had problems with dry scalp, but this incredible treatment moisturizes and balances—and I only need to do it once a week. I smooth it into my scalp right before I get into the shower, let it work its magic for fifteen minutes, then rinse.”

Once a week:

Rahua Founder’s Blend Scalp & Hair Treatment
Rahua Founder’s Blend
Scalp & Hair
Treatment
goop, $40
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“My coworker Megan convinced me I needed this hand-cut jade comb—and it’s become my favorite relaxing ritual right before bed. Based on the ancient Chinese therapy of gua sha—which involves smoothing a sculpted massage tool over the face or body—it feels amazing and helps me unwind.”

Act + Acre Scalp Gua Sha Comb
Act + Acre Scalp Gua Sha Comb goop, $40
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“I’m obsessed with this shampoo’s frothy lather and how fresh and clean and soft my hair and scalp feel after I use it. I do it twice a week—especially when I’ve used a lot of dry shampoo—to cleanse and remove any product buildup on my scalp. It’s nourishing, it feels heavenly, and it leaves my hair looking so good.”

Twice a week:

goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo
goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp
Scrub Shampoo
goop, $42
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“I have long, fine, highlighted hair, so I’m constantly fighting to keep it hydrated. A super moisturizing clean conditioner was hard to find at first. The first time I used this, I couldn’t believe how incredible my hair felt. My hair soaks up all the moisturizing nutrients, and it smells fantastic.”

Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Conditioner
Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly
Delights
Botanical
Conditioner
goop, $52
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“I will never go back to drying my hair with a regular towel. This luxe microfiber waffle hair towel is long enough to wrap all of my hair, it dries my hair faster and causes less breakage than a regular towel does, and the elastic band is brilliant for holding the towel in place. Plus, it leaves my hair silky-soft, with no flyaways.”

Crown Affair The Towel
Crown Affair The Towel goop, $45
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“This dry shampoo is a fine, next-to-nothing powder that absorbs oil and gives you an extra boost of volume. It adds so much life to a second-day blowout.”

Act + Acre Plant Based Dry Shampoo
Act + Acre Plant Based Dry Shampoo goop, $22
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“I don’t know how I ever styled, blow-dried, or brushed my hair without this detangler. My fine hair typically gets tiny impossible-to-brush-without-pulling-them-out knots, but after using this, I noticed a difference in the way my hair air-dried: It was softer, smoother, and significantly more manageable. The formula also provides some UV protection, so my light-blonde highlights stay fresh and shiny.”

“This brilliant, adorable-looking, quick-drying blow-dryer completely replaced curling irons for me. Used with the right round brush (I love the Christophe Robin one with boar bristles—it’s got a soft grip and leaves my hair with the best texture), the Harry Josh makes it incredibly easy to give yourself voluminous curls (or a sleek straight blowout) without applying concentrated heat to your hair. It also has a cold-shot button for extra shine and frizz control.”

Christophe Robin dryer

“Sleeping on a silk pillowcase has really improved the texture of my hair, and it keeps my blowouts looking smooth and bouncy for several days. Before bed, I twist my hair into a topknot with a silk scrunchie; when I wake up, I take it out of the bun and gently shake it out. The result? Perfectly imperfect tousled hair with zero frizz or tangles.”

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