When it comes to my beauty routine my hair care is just as important as skincare. I love having long hair, but it can take a lot of looking after. I’ve tried many products over the years but now I tend to stick with ones I know work well with my hair type.
One of the best things I’ve ever done for my hair is to have a regular trim. I get mine cut roughly every 8 weeks at Style Me Hairdressing Ltd to get rid of any dry, split ends. I’ve been going there for almost four years, the staff are wonderful, they really do make me feel at home and I’m always extremely happy with my style.
No matter how much I try to look after my hair you can guarantee I have days when it’s just full on frizz. I love using Kérastase Elixir Ultime Rose Hair Oil to smooth away any frizzy ends and give it a healthy looking shine. This oil is also a treatment to deeply nourish your hair, with a blend of White Tea extracts and Camellia and Marula Oils.
I’ve loved using Lee Stafford Coco LoCo Heat Protection Mist it’s become one of my hair styling essentials, it’s a super lightweight spray that protects my hair from any damage when I’m using the hairdryer or straighteners. It makes my hair look super shiny and healthy while keeping my style in place for longer.
I’ve used a variety of different products to wash my hair but always go back to the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. Having coloured and heat treated hair, I find both of these help protect my hair, leaving it feeling soft, nourished and clean. They contain UVA and UVB filters which help protect my hair against the sun and stops my colour fading as quickly.
When my hair does need a little extra TLC I use the hair mask from the same range. It gives my hair a deep condition without weighing it down and I’ll leave it on over night, then wash it off the next morning.
I always have a bottle of dry shampoo for those days when my hair needs a lift but I can’t be bothered to wash or style it. I discovered this one from the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo CoConut range a few years ago and I’ve loved using it ever since. It doesn’t leave my hair looking white and powdery but it does soak up any greasy areas at the roots without leaving it feeling dry.
It’s no secret that I’m not as naturally blonde as I currently am, I’m more of a mousy blonde. I’m not the most patient of people and couldn’t sit in a hair salon to have my hair coloured. I’ve been using Clairol Nice and Easy in the shade SB1 for quite a while and love the natural blonde tone. It’s easy to apply in the privacy of your own bathroom and doesn’t dry out my hair. It also comes with a CC cream conditioner which leaves my hair feeling beautifully soft.
Redken Color Extend Blondage purple shampoo has been an absolute saviour for my blonde hair and getting rid of brassy tones. Twice a week I mix a little in with my regular shampoo and leave it on for around 5 minutes. No brassy or yellow tones, just a natural blonde and looks as though my hair has been freshly coloured. The actual condition of my hair feels soft and nourished and this shampoo helps my hair colour last that bit longer.
I try to leave my hair to dry as naturally as possible and go for as long as I can between washes. I use these cream and rose gold Remington straighteners and hairdryer for creating a number of different styles. They not only look beautiful but achieve exactly what style I’m after without paying the earth. Both the round brush and paddle brush are also from Remington.
Occasionally I’ll use heated rollers to create soft, romantic curls. I leave them in my hair to cool down and by the time I’ve finished doing my makeup and getting ready my hair style is done with minimum effort.
There’s nothing worse than trying to drag a comb through wet knotted hair, I’ve tried various different brushes which seemed to do more damage than good. The Wet Brush is brilliant for combing through towel dried hair before I style it. It’s gentle and glides through any knots or tangles without pulling your hair.
What products do you have in your hair care routine? Do you apply your own colour or have it done at the salon?