For as long as I can remember my hair has been the bane of my life, it's thick, it's frizzy & it can be really unmanageable. When I was about 14 I started straightening my hair religiously everyday, I had it thinned out so much I was practically bald at one point (no, not really but you get what I'm trying to say!) & I felt happy with how my hair looked. These days I'm trying to embrace my fuller head of hair without being so extreme with heat & using products to look after my locks instead of relying on a pair of straighteners as much! My hair took a real beating from straightening & began splitting really badly that I wore it in a bun most days for ages. I knew I needed to start looking after my hair properly which resulted in quite a strict haircare routine for a while until my hair was looking & feeling healthier! I've trialled & tested a huge amount of hair products so I thought I'd share a few favourites of mine...
MoroccanOil has been my most-used haircare product for the past 4years, it's my go-to hair oil that I always apply after washing my hair. It gives my hair an extra boost of moisture, keeps it looking sleepy & shiny and although it is expensive luckily a bottle lasts me forever! It helps to keep split ends at bay too & has really made a huge difference to my hair in terms of managability & appearance too. (full review)
Before I got sucked into the world of beauty blogging I was oblivious to the idea of hair masks, so when I discovered that they existed I knew I needed to try some! Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk is an intensive rinse-out treatment & is everything I could wish for in a hair product. It gives my hair a nourishing shine & a frizz-free finish, meaning my hair is incredibly easy to manage and style. Whenever I'm having a bad time with my hair I slather this on after shampooing & I'm left with the most silky feeling & nourished looking hair. (full review)
VO5 Give Me Moisture Hot Oil Treatment is one product that I see instant results with, which is why I'm pretty obsessed with these little bottles of oil! They're a bit of a unique product as I've never seen anything else like it before, using the warmth of the water in your shower you give it a few minutes to heat up before applying it all over your hair. At first it gives my hair a squeaky kind of feeling which I'm not a fan of but as soon as you shampoo it away it turns my hair so soft. There's no sign of grease or any oiliness after using it, instead my hair is given a new lease of life & restored to it's original state. It's been in my haircare routine for years now & won't be going anywhere anytime soon! (full review)
I love my Tangle Teezer, it makes brushing my hair a joy rather than a chore. I'm prone to knots & also get a little deadlock forming at the back of my neck sometimes, #thickhairproblems so having a hairbrush that gently detangles my hair rather than rip it out is a life saver. I always used to use a bog-standard brush but would often find it got stuck half way through brushing it. Of course now I use products tailored towards my hair type, I can use a regular hairbrush but I much prefer the Tangle Teezer, they're perfect for popping in your handbag too!
If I don't use my MoroccanOil I will use the Lee Stafford Frizz OFF Keratin Spray instead. It is similar to MoroccanOil as it helps to tackle dryness (mentioned in my June Favourites) & also keeps my hair smooth throughout the day. I love the smell of this too, it's really sweet & hangs around all day so I get whiffs off it every now & again.