Monday, 12 September 2016

Beauty | Five hair products that I can't live without




In order to keep my hair maintained and looking healthy I need to use a number of hair products. The issue with my hair is that it is incredibly thick, long, dry ends and greasy roots, so a combination of a lot problems basically. Although I try not to put too many things in my hair at once these are a selection of products that I alternate through my hair to basically keep it manageable!


Coconut Oil 

I couldn’t live without this stuff! Whenever the ends of my hair are feeling like straw, I scoop a spoonful of this stuff out on to my hand then massage into the ends. Although be careful by just putting it on your hand as there is nothing wrong with this but you will find that it melts relatively and no one wants an oily mess everywhere. I just buy the standard virgin oil pot from the supermarket which can be used in cooking or plenty of other non-edible ways (I wrote a post on coconut oil before that you can read here). I sometimes like to use it in cooking so hence why I scoop it out of a pot with a spoon rather than my fingers. I tend to leave it on my hair from anywhere between half an hour to overnight, it just depends how much TLC my hair is after. Once you wash it out it is probably best to shampoo your hair several times as I have made the mistake of only doing it once/putting a little too much oil in and then it is still greasy!

You can buy this from most supermarkets but I picked this up in Boots



Moroccan Oil 

 This was something that my hairdresser recommended to me. I was a little anxious about buying it at first as one small bottle costs about £14. However, she very convincingly told me that it would last me a long time and that I would not need to buy anymore for a very long time. I was wrong not to trust her originally as this stuff is amazing! Okay, so it sounds a little pricey at first but I have had this bottle since April (Has it really been that long since my last haircut!?), I place tiny amount in my hand and then massage into the ends. Not only does it stop my hair from feeling dry it also replenishes it and I can feel my hair feeling healthier when using this stuff. So when you think of the price and even it out it really isn’t particularly expensive at all!

You can buy this from Regis


Hair Invisibobbles* 

I had been eyeing these up for a while and then was fortunate to be given some at the Bloggers Ball. These are probably one of the best hair products that I have had the privilege of owning! I don’t know about you but I tend to wear my hair up a lot to just keep it out the way but using hair bands either snap my hair, get knotted in to my hair and simply just hurt my head. These, on the other hand, do not. They are designed to stretch with your hair and do not hurt one bit. Occasionally I find they can knot into my hair if it is having a particularly bad knot day but not on the same scale as a standard hairband. You can pick these up relatively cheaply, so what are you waiting for? Go, go go!

These were given to me at the Bloggers Ball by Just Beauty.


Tangle Teezer

Another stable part of any girl’s hair products. If you don’t have one, get one! These are a life saver for your hair! If you end up with really bad knots and feel like almost virtually crying as to how painful it is to brush them out then look no further. The Tangle Teezer is designed to brush through the hair with minimal tear and damage. I don’t think it is designed for it as there is a specific one you can buy for wet hair but I find this brush good to use for brushing my hair prior to blowing the hairdryer over it. The only downside I would say for the Tangle Teezer is for me personally that it is not quite thick enough to glide through my whole hair. I quite often have to brush underneath and on top to make sure all those pesky knots have gone! Oh, the joys of thick hair… So if Tangle Teezer could bring out a brush designed for thicker hair then that would be fab and I would be right on that!

You can purchase this from Boots.





Loreal Clay Masque 

I found this back in April (probably due to the hype around it) because I had a free sample with Cosmopolitan Magazine. What drew me to this is that it is a product designed for oily roots and dry ends and seeing as I suffer with both this would be a perfect product for me! After using the sample, I found that my hair felt a lot less greasy at the roots than usual so I decided to buy the actual masque. It was on offer for £2 in Boots at the time which was an offer I just couldn’t not snap up. The issue I find with using damage protection/dry hair shampoos is that although they are very nourishing they also leave the roots feeling very greasy very quickly. I have been using the hair masque about 2/3 times a week with whichever shampoo and conditioner I have and while the ends are being replenished this hair masque has actually been making my roots feel a lot less greasy that some days when I am being incredibly lazy and not bothering to wash my hair, I feel I can stretch it just that little bit further with getting away when washing it. So seriously, if you suffer with a hair issues like mine, what are you waiting for!? Go out and buy this! 

You can purchase this from Boots and Superdrug.




What hair products do you like using in your hair?





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