Continuing with the Best of Beauty Blog Challenge created by the lovely Samantha from All The Buzz, this week's post is all about our Hair Heroes. I am pretty unadventurous with my hair care routine, it mainly remains the same. When I find something that works for me it usually stays with me for ages. Here are my Hair Heroes (from the left): Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream Yes, it is a moisturiser for your hair. It looks and feels like something you would put on your face but is essentially a very effective leave in conditioner. I could not be without this stuff, my hair is long and the ends get damaged and dry out easily. The Phyto 7 Cream comes with me everywhere and I use it daily. It makes the ends of my hair feel smooth and calms down the frizz without weighing the hair down or making it greasy. Big love for this product, I highly recommend it.
Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream €17.55 from feelunique.com
TRESemme Split Remedy Leave in Treatment Another leave in treatment, but this one is used every time I wash my hair. I put this through the ends of my hair when it's still damp. It has a serum-y texture and I like it because, again, it doesn't weigh down my hair but makes it lovely and smooth. TRESemme claim that this reduces split ends by 80% - I can't vouch for that but what I can say is that my hair looks healthier and less frizzy when I use it. It's also a really affordable product and I am really happy with it.
TRESemme Split Remedy Leave in Treatment €7.79 from boots.ie
TRESemme Split Remedy Intense Recovery Mask Pretty much the same thing as above, just in form of an intense hair mask. I use this every time I wash my hair instead of a regular conditioner (only through the mid lengths and ends of my hair). It's quite a rich product but doesn't weigh down my hair while smoothing the frizz and making my ends look healthy. I find a regular conditioner is not enough for me but I have been really happy with this product and have repurchased several times.
TRESemme Split Remedy Intense Recovery Mask €7.79 from boots.ie
Kerastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo I absolutely love this shampoo, it's the best one I've ever used and I have used a lot of them! Bain Volumactive is a volumising shampoo meant for limp and fine hair. Now, my hair is neither thin nor limp, it's actually quite thick but this product works amazingly well for me. It is clarifying but not stripping and actually gives me a good bit of volume. It's not cheap but you really don't need to use loads. To me it's worth every penny, I highly recommend it!
Kerastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo €16.51 from lookfantastic.com
L'Oreal Studio Line #TXT Volumising Spray I do like me some big hair and to achieve that I use volumising and texturising sprays. I really like the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray but for something you spray into your hair a lot it's a bit pricey. This one from L'Oreal is way more affordable and does the job brilliantly! It doesn't make your hair feel too sticky & gives a nice bit of volume when sprayed into the roots of the hair. There are few things in life I hate more than flat hair, so I could not be without this product! I blogged about it previously here.
L'Oreal Studio Line #TXT Volumising Spray €4.99 from boots.ie
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Heat Styling Spray (Volume) You can probably spot a trend here... Anything with volume in the title, I'm interested! This is a heat protectant - a necessary product if you in any way heat-style your hair and that includes using a hair dryer. This one I find doesn't leave my hair heavy, greasy or textured but protects it from the high temperatures I am inflicting on it.
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Heat Styling Spray (Volume) €5.29 from boots.ie
Now here is a product I (and Becky as well, for that matter) could not live without:
BaByliss Big Hair I am sure most of you have already heard of this wonderful contraption. It's basically a blow dry tool - dryer and brush all in one. I find it incredibly easy to use and it actually does give you a fantastic, nearly salon blow dry. I have heard that some people struggle with using it and I have promised to film a video on how I use it. I will! Soon... keep your eyes peeled for it! The Big Hair is just amazing for when you literally have a couple of minutes to make yourself look respectable and run out the door. Really worth having in your hair tool stash!
BaByliss Big Hair €59.99 from Boots
And lastly, just a couple of tips I have learned from hair stylists over the years:
- You only need to shampoo your roots and scalp, don't rub shampoo all over your hair, it will dry it out. It is enough for your ends to let the shampoo run through them when you are rinsing your hair to clean them.
- To give your hair more volume start shampooing your hair from the back of your head or your crown towards the front - this has really changed the way my hair sits!
So there you have it, all of my favourite hair care products & the few bits of wisdom... I am really looking forward to everyone else's products in this category, will definitely be trying some! If you would like to read more posts from Irish Beauty Bloggers on Hair Heroes head over to the hashtag #BOBBlogChallenge on Twitter!
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