I suffer from awfully thin hair as well as hair loss which is nowhere near as bad as it used to be. As a result, I try my hardest to look after my hair by not over washing it or using heat on it daily and a big part of that is looking after it with products. Similar to my skincare version of this, I’m going to give one product for each category because I have so many.
I love a hair mask just as much as I love a face mask, which is quite a lot. I’ve been rubbish with remembering to use one recently as sometimes I just can’t be bothered sitting with wet hair whilst the mask sinks in and works its magic. But my hair shows amazing results when it’s dried afterI’ve used a mask, it feels like I’ve just had it done at the hairdressers, which is exactly what I need with the state of my hair. The mask I use is the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque, there is so much product in the tub compared to other masks I’ve used which is one of the reasons why I’ll be rebuying it from now on. The mask itself is really nourishing and thickening, it gives my hair some texture which is why I like to use it if I’m doing a top knot the day after, it helps my hair to hold the bun better.
Mousse is another product that I cannot miss out of my hair routine. It helps to protect my hair from heat and really does have a volumising effect. The only mousse that I will use is the Wella Shockwaves Volume Mousse, the quality is really impressive considering the price as it is cheap in comparison to others. I apply a line of mousse onto a paddle brush and then brush that through either sides of my hair to ensure it gets evenly distributed, I try not to apply it too close to my roots as it can go greasy sometimes if I apply too much or get it near there.
- Shampoo and Conditioner
I have tried countless amounts of shampoos and conditioners, some were quite expensive brands that were specifically aimed towards hair loss however I got no positive results and just plodded along with my hair staying the same. Until I discovered a new line of shampoos and conditioners in Tesco by a brand called ‘Syoss’, I picked up the Full Hair 5 Density & Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, which were £2 each (a bargain!). This works wonders, the results that I’ve seen in my hair are amazing, I feel like my hair feels so much thicker and healthier. I highly recommend you try this brand, the range is so vast so you can pick one that is more suited to your type of hair.
- Heat Protecting Spray
This is a must for every hair care routine if you use heat styling products, which I do. I use the Aussie Miracle Recharge Lightweight Conditioning Spray which is just incredible for defending your hair against heat damage which is an absolute nightmare. I’m sadly coming to the end of this bottle but I’ve repurchased it already as I can’t bare to miss it out of my routine. Aussie is another amazing brand for hair products, I love their dry shampoo!!
For some reason I rarely use hairspray, it’s not a necessity for me and I tend to completely forget about it. But when I do use it I use the Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray. The only time I use it is when I have a top knot it and it means it literally won’t budge.
- Dry Shampoo
If you’re a lazy gal like me you’ll understand why dry shampoo is my best friend. I live for using dry shampoo, even if I have washed my hair it gives it some texture and helps to give it a better hold. I adore the Colab dry shampoo, possibly because it is owned by the incredible blogger Ruth Crilly. However, at the moment I am using the Batiste Bare-Natural and Light which is so effective in making my hair fresher looking and not leaving white patches (which I hate!).
I don’t use hair oil anymore just because I replaced it with mousse in my hair routine. However, for a long time I relied upon hair oil to make my hair look shiny and healthy looking. The oil that I used was the Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil which I discovered when I received it in a beauty box from Marks & Spencers. I think I’ll return to using oil in the future as it is so effective but I may have to find a cheaper, drugstore alternative.
I had no idea about a powder for your hair until recently when I found a tub in my Mum’s draw, tried it and fell in love. My go-to hairstyle is half up-half down and I use the powder on my fringe/up bit to make it hold better but also plumps my lifeless hair a bit. The powder that I use is the Tresemme 24 hour Body Sky High Plumping Powder, which they sadly don’t stock in any drugstores any more but I discovered it in Home Bargains for 99p, which is an absolute bargain!! I feel like this replaces hairspray for me, this provides the hold that it would without the stickiness.
Due to the awful condition of my hair, I also take vitamins for my hair, skin and nails which alongside the plethora of products ensures my hair looks acceptable day-to-day. Thank you so much for taking time out to read this post and got some inspiration for hair products which are both affordable and so good!!
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