Monday, 11 March 2013

hair care routine

My hair care routine & favourite products 

I was requested to do a post about my favourite hair care products and routine a while ago, but I'm not a hair person really. In fact, I hate my hair! I'm one of those people who is quite frankly lazy when it comes to hair, for at least half the week you'll find me with my hair shoved back in a pony tail, and the other half it looks a mess. I very rarely get it cut, as I don't enjoy the hairdressers and always get stuck in a rut. I have been from blonde, to black to blonde and now ombre, all of which were done at home, by myself. 

My hair is in no way perfect condition, but it's not too bad either. It could be better. My natural hair is a dark blonde and very thick and wavy, so it's a bit of a bugger to handle. I usually wash it about 2-3 times a week, I probably only blow dry it once a week, and only straighten if I'm going to be wearing it down that day. I tend to use any shampoo (that my mum buys haha) and I usually use Aussie conditioner as I love it. I also use a toning shampoo with violet pigment about once a week to keep the brassy tones to a minimum. I don't use that much product on my hair really, so below are just my regular hair care items and tools which I use the majority of the time. 

Tressemme heat protect spray 
I always apply this before I blow dry, then again before I straighten. I use it liberally, and apply it to sections of my hair at a time (i.e bottom and top). This is the best spray I've used and it really helps to stop some of the damage to my hair, especially from straighteners. Just a note, be careful if you have laminate flooring - this product makes my floor like a bloody ice rink. 

John Frieda frizz-ease serum 
I use this everyt ime I wash my hair, I just apply it to my hair when it is damp/towel dry and find this is great for both curly and straight hair. I usually apply one pump on my hand, rub between my fingers and apply to the ends of my hair from about ear length and this really helps to stop the frizz. This also makes a massive difference when I straighten my hair, if I've used this I usually don't need to straightener it again after sleeping on it. I also use a tiny bit of this as a finishing serum to stop any fly-aways. 

Tressemme hair brush & primark bobbles 
This brush is half bristle half plastic bristles and I find it great for coming through my hair when I am straightening it or if I want to put it back in a sleek pony tail. I always use primark bobbles because they are super affordable, which means when I lose them all the time they are cheap to replace, and have no metal on them - so are less damaging to your hair!

Tangle Teezer 
I use this when my hair is wet, so after the bath or shower as it really helps to untangle my hair without ripping it out and is very gentle. I've had this for over a year now and it's just about getting to that stage where it needs replacing as some of the bristles are bent. It's really easy to hold and also great to distribute conditioner through your hair in the shower! 

Large round barrel brush 
This is just a cheap-y one from primark which cost about £2 I think! It does the same job as any other, and I use this sometimes when blow-drying my hair to give it a bit of shape and stop it going flat - although usually I don't need it as my hair is like a lions mane. 

That's about it really! You can see pictures of my current hair and how I ombre'd it at home in this post. What's your favourite hair product?



  1. I pretty lazy with my hair, been getting better lately though! X

  2. Wow, marvelous blog format! How long have you been running a blog for?

    you make running a blog look easy. The total look of your site is wonderful, as neatly as the

    Feel free to surf to my homepage;
    my website :: quantrim pills

  3. I'll have to try this one next! I always like to buy new hair products when I have just had my hair done. My favourite hair care product has to be some argan oil for my ends!

    beauty products

  4. I believe on L'Oreal hair care products for my hair.I have very sensitive hair for which this product is nice.