I had a good hair day yesterday. It’s the little things like this that make you happy. Make me happy anyway, I am quite shallow like that. This got me thinking to writing a quick blog post about what I use on my hair. It won’t suit everyone, but for right now it’s suiting me, so I thought I would share the hair-love.
I have fine hair, in the width sense, not in the, ‘you go girl, you got this’ sense, but there’s a lot of it so without taming it can end up like frizz-bomb of bush-like proportions. It’s highlighted every 3 months or so otherwise it would be mouse with hint of grey. Not a colour I’m comfortable with. I am quite fickle with my hair products, I like to try new things quite regularly and I’m guilty of not finishing products because I’m keen to get going on something new. This can cause shelf wars in the shower as my husband refuses to have any of my things on ‘his’ shelf, but sometimes I have so much I need to encroach. Besides, he literally only has a bar of soap on his shelf so it’s just selfish to not share all that extra room.
I digress, let’s get on with my current hair regime. Start off with the shampoo. I’m not that bothered about shampoo, I’m more a conditioner girl, so I don’t spend big on this, I’m just happy with whatever is on offer at Boots, but currently I’m using this Philip Kingsley one I got on offer at M&S. It does the trick and combats a bit of brassiness.
Conditioner is important to me as my annoying hair tangles up like a birds nest without it. My current favourite is this one from Kerastase, it smooths everything out.
A couple of times a week I use this hair mask also by Kerastase. I like it because its easy and you only need to leave it on for about 5 minutes. When it’s anything longer that that you can’t stay in the shower while it does it’s thing. Time is always the essence as far as I’m concerned. It really brought my dry hair back to life after our holiday.
I am a massive convert to the Tangle Teezer. I only got one this year and now I wouldn’t be without it. So much easier than dragging a comb through.
Next up before drying, I add a few pumps of Moroccan Oil. I’ve tried cheaper versions of this in the past, but my sister-in-law bought be a small bottle for Christmas last year and now I’m hooked. A big bottle will last for well over 6 months, so cost per use is bang-on. It’s the best nourishing oil I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot.
Next up I pop a bit of this Kerastase Blow Dry lotion on, its a heat protection and styling product. It somehow helps keep everything in place.
I had many hairdryers in my time, but this Parlux one is by far the most superior. I’ve had mine for nearly 10 years now and it’s still going strong. What I love about it the most is that it drys hair in super-quick time. Essentially I’m just very lazy and if something can be done fast, then I’m in.
If I can be bothered I will blow dry my hair straight with with a decent hairbrush, I use this big fat one, but usually I just rough dry and then use the good old GHDs to make waves. that actually takes less time than faffing around with a brush.
Finally, I use a bit more Moroccan oil to smooth out the fly-aways, then I do a quick once over with the Percy and Reed hairspray.
When I write it all out like this it seems like a lot of work, which it kind of is I suppose. I wish I was one of those girls who could wash and go, but my hair would be like candy floss if I did that. I wash every other day, the off days I just do what everyone does, spray in a load of Batiste dry-shampoo and put it in a bun.
I hope I haven’t bored you to tears, this is the first time I’ve written about beauty per se, I’m not sure I will do it again. I think I will leave it to the experts. My main go to expert on beauty being Caroline Hirons (obvs). Back to fashion for the next post. Until then, I hope the humidity drops and you can all have a good hair day.