Saturday, 19 September 2015

My Current Haircare Routine

As I mentioned in my last blog, I have been struggling recently with dry, frizzy hair. I think its due to a combination of a damp summer mixed with air conditioned and heated hospital working. I also have to have my hair tied up for work and I think this has caused some damage recently too :-(.
 I have tried a few different product combinations and have finally discovered one that leaves my hair feeling soft, silky and sleek plus seems to have rectified any damage that has occurred.

I start off by using the John Frieda Luxurious volume touchably full shampoo and conditioner. It is for coloured treated hair as my blonde hair is sadly out of a bottle and not Au Natural. It lathers up brilliantly which I love in a shampoo as I always feel it is cleaned better when you get that luxurious lather. The conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft and easily manageable too, I tend to brush the conditioner through with my tangle teaser to make sure it is evenly distributed and this also gets all the knots out without pulling on the hair. It smells great too, not too strong but just a nice subtle floral scent. My hair just seems to love this combination and believe me I have tried a few recently!

After I have slightly towel dried my hair I put on pump of the Mark Hill MiracOILicious moroccan organ oil through the ends (too much at the roots makes my hair a bit flat and causes it to feel greasy quicker). This product was in my recent Top three products of August blog, and I still love it now. It really does seem to leave my hair feeling shiny, soft and silky.

My next step is to use a heat protector. Coloured hair gets damaged much quicker especially when exposed to heat so I never miss this step as not only do I always blow dry my hair but I tend to straighten my hair after washing, otherwise it gets a bit wild the next morning when I try to style it for work. I have been loving the Schwarzkopf got2b guardian angel 220 degrees heat protection. I have used this product on and off for years after seeing Fleur from Fleur De Force rave about it a number of years ago. I have tried others high end end and drug store in-between but I always come back to this one as it really does feel like it protects my hair amazingly.

Once my hair is dry and straightened I like to spritz it with a bit of hairspray just to keep my fringe in place and stop and fly aways. I had been loving the John Frieda continuous control firm hold hairspray, (featured in my Top 3 Products of July blog) which is definitely a brilliant hairspray. However, I was lured into a new purchase by something new and on offer in Boots. Its the TRESemme expert selection runway collection get sleek hairspray. I have been converted! It is a truly fabulous hairspray. It holds brilliantly but is soft to touch and brushes out easily. The nozzle is slightly different to most hairsprays and acts more like an aerosol deodorant in application, which means you get a more even distribution of product. I would highly recommend trying this product (It will probably feature in my September favourites too!).

Once I have got my style in place I'm good to go, with soft, sleek manageable hair. I am loving the result of this product combination and I recommend anyone struggling in the post Summer to Autumn weather with dry, unmanageable hair to give this combination a try.

I find that washing my hair only once to twice a week helps to reduce damage and frizz , so I like to use the Co-Lab Rio dry shampoo between washes to refresh my hair. It really is the best dry shampoo in my opinion and I no matter how many different ones I try I always come back to it. It does not dry my hair out and really does make it appear fresh.

Thats it for today, until next week. Rachel x

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