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A Haircare Round-Up

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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I thought I'd talk about hair care on my blog today because I wanted to share some of my current favourite hair products. Some have been faves for a while and a couple are pretty new to me. My hair is a bit of everything, it get's greasy at the roots pretty quickly but it's also quite dry and frizzy on the mid lengths and ends. So I'm not going to lie, I do own a lot of hair products but it's just so that I can cater for the different hair situations I have to deal with day-to-day.

First up I'm talking about my three favourites from Umberto Giannini who are one of my go-to brands for affordable hair care. I've been using their 60 Second Smooth Pre Shampoo Treatment for about 18 months now and it's honestly amazing. It makes your hair feel like you've just come out of a salon. You put it through your mid lengths and ends before you shampoo and it smooths everything out as the name suggests. I can't be without it and a little goes a long way! Another products from UG which I've been using religiously for a while is their "Milk" Frizz Control Miracle Styling Milk which smells really nice and floral. I pop it on damp hair before blow drying and it really helps to protect your hair from the heat and smooth out your hair and the packaging is super cute too! The last product from Umberto Giannini which I've got to talk about is their Flowerology Rose Drops Miracle Mist... I'm not usually a big fan of mist type of products that you put on before blowing drying your hair but this is so good! It smells nice and it really does help to settle my hair down as well as protecting the colour when I've recently dyed my hair.

Two products from LUSH that I love are BIG Shampoo which is a great product if you get a lot of product build up in your hair. It can feel a bit scratchy on your hair as it contains chunks of sea salt but it helps to get rid of build up as well as helping to add volume to your hair. It also smells bloody gorgeous too. I tend to only use it when my hair needs to be dyed because I have noticed that it does seem to pull hair dye out of my hair quite easily. The second product I love from LUSH is their American Cream Conditioner. It's probably one of my favourite scents ever and I've tried to find something similar at a cheaper price and haven't found anything like it. It's a product I use when I'm having a pamper or self-care kind of day/evening because it is quite pricey. The 100g bottle which I tend to pick up is £7. But it does make my hair feels nice and the lovely uplifting scent sticks around until your next hair wash.

My current favourite dry shampoo is the new Lee Stafford Keep it Clean Dry Shampoo* because it smells like the rest of the range which I ~love~ and it doesn't make your hair feel like it's filled with powder like Batiste does. It's a lot lighter on the hair aswell if that makes sense. Will definitely be sticking to this dry shampoo from now on!

Talking of Lee Stafford I've got to talk about my favourite hair masks which are the ChocoLocks Butter Cream and Keep It Clean with Pink Clay* hair masks. They both smell amazing, make my hair feel silky smooth and easier to manage and you don't have to use tons of product each time you use them (depending on your hair length) so they last a good amount of time. Another hair mask which is new to me this year is the Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask which is so good! It really helps to lock in your hair colour when it's freshly dyed as well as making it look glossy and healthy. Another must have!

My go to shampoo and conditioner over the past month or so has been the Palmers Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. The range smells nice and fresh and leaves my hair looking and feeling less frizzy which they claim the range will do. I've even turned my mum who is basically a die-hard fan of John Frieda products into a massive Palmers fan.

Another problem with my hair, especially since I've been put on different medication for my chronic pain is that it's quite flat at the roots. So to help lift and add volume to my roots I use the Design.Me Puff.Me Powder Mist which is a quick way to give your hair volume and some oomph. Less is definitely more with this product because if you put too much on, it goes all sticky and feels horrible so you do have to be careful. But when it's used right it's a great product.

Cake Beauty are a brand new to the UK and I've only tried two products from them so far and I'm actually blown away at how good they are, how affordable they are and how nice the products smell too. I've been using The Gloss Boss* which is a "Dry Hair Finishing Oil" which has been designed to be used on second day hair to refresh your locks and give your hair a lovely healthy looking shine. It smells amazing! I personally think it smells like a sweet cake scent with a touch of coconut and the same goes for the The Mane Manage'r 3-in-1 Leave in Conditioner* which makes my hair feel super soft and more manageable too. I can't wait to try more from them. 

Talking about leave-in conditioning treatments, I've been using the Mane 'n Tail Hair Strengthener* for ages and it's definitely one of my all-time fave products. I think it smells like Love Hearts sweets as it smells quite fruity and I just pop it in my hair either when it's damp and about to be dried or after I've dried it. It works so well on my fine hair and doesn't weigh my hair down at all like some leave-in conditioning treatments do. 

Lastly is another oil-based product that I've picked up time and time again is the Lee Stafford Chocolate Shake. It's from the ChocoLocks range as you've probably already figured out by the name of the product and it's one of those products that you have to shake to "active" as it's split in half inside the bottle. I tend to pop it on before I blow dry my hair to give my hair a bit of protection and also so that it smells like chocolate obvs. It's more of a light weight oil, so if you have thin hair or if you're scared of oils making your hair look greasy then you'll probably love this one. 

What are your favourite hair products? 

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