Sunday, 24 August 2014

Happy Hair Favourites.

One of the really good things about having short hair is that it doesn't require so much up-keep, resulting in me being able to have a good clear out of my haircare drawer. A few products survived the cut though, and whilst I don't need to use them as often, I still have these on rotation to keep my hair looking tip-top.

I used to use masks for my dry ends at least every other wash, and now I just keep it as a weekly treat. My favourite at the moment is the Old Wives Tail Organic Clove & Jojoba Oil Treatment*, which is 100% cruelty free and vegan. It's a nice thick, oily texture that you massage into the scalp, run through the ends of your hair, and leave on for an hour or so, but if your hair is really in need of some nourishment you can also leave it on overnight. After washing off my hair looks so healthy, it looks incredibly shiny and feels really strong. The only downside is ending up having greasy hair after touching it so much, it feels so so soft!

I still like to use a little bit of oil on a normal day after just washing with S&C, and one of my favourites is the Dr.Organic Morrocan Argan Oil Serum. It isn't too heavy which is perfect having shorter hair, I just like to pop a bit of this on my ends and it's not obvious at all I've used anything, my hair still feels nice and light and bouncy. One I've been using a lot in summer is the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist, which is so perfect if you have thin hair and most products weigh it down as it's such a lightweight spray. It really helps smooth down any frizzy areas as well as making my locks shine like nobodies business, it's lovely.

I've found a couple of volumizing products that work so well for me after years of using horrible, sticky mousses that did nothing but stick all my hair together and really weigh it down. I've spoken about the Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam before and my love is still going strong, I've just been using less after having my hair cut. Just one pump of this emulsified and applied to the roots really makes such a big difference to me; I wouldn't say my hair ever goes huge, but there's definitely a visible difference. I've tried the Toni & Guy Volume Plumping Whip recently too, and whilst I don't love it as much as the Aveda, it's a lovely product if you're looking for a bit of extra volume and bounce too.

And last but definitely not least, I don't need to say too much about the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray, I don't think I'll ever be without a can of this. If you've ever spent hours blowdrying, curling, backcombing, and using various products a long the way just trying to add a bit of texture and style to your hair, you need this in your life, it's that simple.

What are your haircare favourites?

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