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,