Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lucy likes swishable hair!


In keeping with the 'Favourite Products of 2011' theme, I've put together a few hair care staples that I absolutely love.

I'm quite unadventurous and lazy when it comes to styling my hair, meaning that I usually just go to bed with it wet in a french plait and just let it down when I wake up. When I do actually do something with it, however, I like VOLUME and shed loads of it.

I've been trying to grow my hair for as long as I can remember (a bob was quite possibly the worst idea possible for me) so have invested in products that keep it in good condition and prevent split ends. I also look for gentle products as my scalp is fairly sensitive. In the past 12 months(-ish) my hair has got so much thicker and shinier as well as growing so much quicker, so I will carry on using these products religiously.

Right, starting with the top row, from left to right, and then the bottom:

  • Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner: I'm not normally a fan of spending a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner as when I've bought more expensive products in the past I haven't really seen a dramatic difference in results. These shampoos and conditioners aren't too expensive, and are bloody brilliant. I adore the smell, so fruity, although I can never really smell it once out of the shower (good for those who don't love a bit of a banana). They're so gentle and light meaning that I don't have to wash my hair as often and it just looks so shiny and healthy. 
  • Pantene Pro V 2 min Deep Repair Masque: As I'm trying to grow my hair, and avoid any split ends, I use a hair masque regularly, I'd say in every other wash (only at the ends though). I have always loved Pantene products as they're cheap and so effective. This range is quite a recent release but I have absolutely loved using it. Also, I think Boots are sending out free samples of the stuff at the moment so if you want a try, sign up on their website!
  • Moroccan Oil: I'm sorry I keep going on about this product but I do just absolutely love it! I won't bore you with me rattling on about it again but if you do want a bit more of a ramble have a cheeky look here! If you don't want to spend too much on leave in treatments (which is fair enough - I only get mine as gifts), however,  I have a fair few friends who have used cheaper versions and have absolutely loved them. When I ran out of Moroccan Oil my hair just went beserk, so in a desperate attempt to calm it down whilst penniless I bought Pantene Pro V's Repair and Protect Serum, which was just bloody brilliant! I am absolutely gutted because it looks like they've discontinued this range (having been replaced by new products - such as the masque above) and there doesn't really seem to be an alternative serum as before. The only thing that seems to look similar is their Split End Serum, although I haven't personally tried it so can't comment.
  • Tigi Bed Head Superstar Blowdry Lotion: I think this has got to be one of the best products I've used for creating volume, ever! I love voluminous hair but I don't like it feeling too stiff or sticky, which is why I love this product. It makes your hair so much easier to style, keeps it 'swishy' but doesn't make it stiff whatsoever. It just makes your hair look naturally bigger, plus the lotion smells incredible! I'd recommend looking on sites like Feelunique and Cheapsmells as you can get it for under £10 there which I'd say is definitely worth it as it lasts honestly forever (I must have bought my current bottle around five months ago and I've probably used about one tenth of it, using it every time I blow dry my hair)!
  • Neal and Wolf Glow Super Shine Spray: Once I've styled my hair, I love for it to look natural, shiny and healthy. This spray smells bloody amazing and makes my hair look ridiculously shiny. You do have to be careful to not spray it too close to the hair as it can make it look greasy, but otherwise it's brilliant. I got this in a GlossyBox a couple of months back and when it finally runs out, (this baby is lasting forever) I will definitely repurchase.
I haven't included any heat protection spray or hairspray in my favourites list as I don't use one brand religiously. At the moment I'm using ghd Heat Protect Spray and Schwarzkopf Got2b Sparkling Shine Hairspray, which are doing the job quite nicely, although not necessarily better than other, cheaper products. 

What are your favourite hair products?

Thank you for all your comments on the last post, I think I'm gonna have a fringe as soon as possible! I will let you know how it turns out!

Hope you're all have a super Sunday!

Lots of love,
Lucy xxx


  1. Ohh this is a great post thank! I've been trying to grow my hair for ages. I love using coconut oil, it's works like a serum but also really conditions the ends! It's also great on skin & lips & stuff. I might try that Moroccan oil though! xx

  2. I totally agree about morrocan oil! its the actual bees knees :) might look into that shampoo, I do love the body shop


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  4. They sound amazing and i have had a look on the bodyshop website for shampoo's because im getting bored of my tresemme one. Defiantly going to pick up some from there, they sound amazing, thank you!

  5. Ahhh I absolutely love Moroccan Oil, Have you used the conditioner? Its all I use on my hair now its amazing, there's also a product called Macadamia oil, which is like moroccan oil but with less chemicals its absolutely amazing. I'm going to review both on my blog soon!

  6. I've gave you the kreativ blogger award, details on my blog :)
    laur x

  7. @Sheri Oooooooohhhhh, I've never heard of it being used like that! I'm definitely going to try that! Thank you so much for the recommendation!

    @Stagg Let me know how you find it! And yeah, you can't go wrong with Body Shop! xxxx

    @Mica McLaren - Make Up Junkie - Oh crikey thank you so much! I'll definitely going to have a look! xxx

    @Nicola That's alright, definitely let me know how you get on with it! xxx

    @Jazzreallyloves No I haven't used the conditioner! I hadn't heard much about it so was a bit wary of spending money! Ohhhh I've been really tempted to try it as it's a bit cheaper! Can't wait for the review xxx

    @laurdows Ohhh how exciting! Thank you, I'll definitely have a look! xxx

  8. I have awarded you the Kreativ Blogger Award, so check out my blog! Love your blog :) xx

  9. I need to get over my phobia of all things oil and make an investment.

  10. i never knew that the Body Shop did shampoo and conditioner, i will have to try those out!

    as for the comment you left on my blog about the skin type for the 17 skin perfecting shine free foundation, i would say that it works for all skin types but you would really notice how well it works on oily or combination skin. I have normal/combination skin where it is oily in my t-zone area and this foundation works wonders for me! hope this helps x

  11. Thanks for your comment!
    love your blog
    kisses from :)

  12. yay! I absolutely love the banana shampoo and conditioner too, it's such a lovely subtle scent after it's all rinsed out ( only people who come really close seem to notice it) but sometimes when I flick my hair I get a whiff and its so yummy :) they do offers on it too for like £2 a bottle- bargain!

    I love morrocon oil too ( obviously, who doesn't haha).

    And I tend to use a schwarzchopf spray for glossiness- it's only like 2 pounds in superdrug and smells lovely!


  13. nice! I love TGIF stuff - especially their S-factor range! :)
    hope you can join my makeup giveaway!


  14. there's been some major hype surrounding the morroccan oil..think i may have to surrender in and purchase some!

    ps i'm hosting a giveaway at the moment if you fancy having a peek :)

  15. I have to say... I've never tried those products cos I'm so faithful to my Aussie products! :)

  16. It is so important to take good care of your hair. I totally agree! Swishy hair is the best kind of hair.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  17. I really want to try The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner now!! Great Post!! xx

  18. I think I may have to try the repair masque!
    Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog, I'm glad you like it! :)

    Chelsea x

  19. I adore my Moroccan oil its definitely a staple for me, I really want to try the The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner, :-)

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  21. I think I'll take your advice on the shampoo and conditioner! Great post!
    xx s

  22. The shampoo and Moroccan oil sound appetizing! I've been using macadamia oil shampoo and conditioner and it's making my hair pretty soft, something I've been meaning to try an haven't is to put almomd oil as a masque dr oz says that it makes your hair grow nice and shiny!

  23. I loved that banana hair stuff but I can't seem to find it any more :(
    I love Umberto Giannini (that's probably spelt totes wrong) the salt spray and backcomb in a bottle are brilliant and smell so nice too xx

  24. Ok, you have me intrigued with the Body Shop products. Never given them a whirl for hair but I am a Morrocan Oil girl all the way. I don't know how life existed without it!

  25. i really wanna try moroccan oil x

  26. Totally want the banana shampoo and conditioner :) And I love your blog as well :) x


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