How have you all been? It’s officially Spring and the weather is slowly improving here after endless rain & wind. I’ve been busy with work recently, and I have a few exciting posts planned for the blog coming soon, so keep your eyes pealed for that. Today though, I want to share with you the products I use to keep my long, fine hair in a good condition.
It’s been quite a battle with my hair. All through high school and college, I dyed my hair a ridiculous amount of times all sorts of colours, and I massively damaged my hair. The ends were so split and dry that I surprised it didn’t just snap off. I ended up having to cut it off shortly before I started uni into a long bob – which was devastating at the time because I’d always had super long hair. I’m glad I made that decision though, and since then I’ve been more careful with hair dye, heat and the products I choose!
PRODUCTS I RECOMMEND
Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo & Conditioner (£5.99 each)
I don’t stick to the same shampoo & conditioner 100% of the time, as I do find my hair gets used to the certain ingredients and it stops reacting to them – leaving my hair not as clean. However, I really have been enjoying this Aussie combo. As I mentioned, my hair is really fine which can make it look flat a lot of the time, so I like to use products with thickening / volume promises. I do find that these give my hair bit of extra umph when freshly washed. It’s no miracle worker, but if I can see a difference and it’s not breaking the bank, it’s worth it.
Purchase it : Superdrug
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-in Conditioner (£12.99)
Honesty, I’m kind of in love with this product. It feels like I’m putting so much goodness into my hair whenever I use this. I recently featured it on my February favourites post, so I’m sorry for talking about the same things over & over again, but this NEEDED to feature on this post. I’m onto my second tub of this now, and the tubs are not small. I do like to use this more as an in shower hair mask rather than in a leave in conditioner. But I’ll also add some to the ends of my hair if they’re looking a bit dry on days I’m not washing it. Since using this my hair feels a lot healthier and softer, and just generally less dead. The scent isn’t amazing… It’s quite strong of castor oil – but that wouldn’t put me off using it at all. Massively recommend this if you colour your hair, use heat or have damaged hair.
Purchase it : Boots
Avon Advance Techniques Absolute Perfection Treatment Mask (£5.50)
I only got into hair masks this past year or so, and since then I’ve tried a few. One I really enjoy is this Avon Advance Techniques one. I apply it on damp/wet hair after washing and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse off. It always leaves my hair feeling much softer and silkier. The mask promises to restore hair structure, protect against environmental factors and penetrate the hair fibre. Since taking extra care with my hair, it has massively improved and I believe this mask has definitely helped with that!
Purchase it at Avon.
Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique (£23.80)
I’ve been using this as a heat protector before drying my hair or styling it with heat. The texture is really nice – a smooth thin milky cream. I’ve got to say that although this is pricey, I feel like my hair is stronger than before, and I feel less worried about using heat. You only need a little amount each time so it lasts ages. If you have damaged hair and like to use heat – this is a must!
Purchase it : Kerastase
Batiste Dry Shampoo (£4.99)
I mean, everyone loves dry shampoo don’t they? I’m no different – I love using this on days when I haven’t washed my hair. It helps soak up the excess oils and makes hair easier to style. You do have to make sure you brush it through well though, to avoid that white cast. It’s also important to not over use dry shampoo. It does dry my hair out if I rely on it for too long. But, it’s a key part of my hair routine.
Purchase it : Superdrug
That’s all my top picks when it comes to hair care. Have you tried any of these, or perhaps are tempted too now? Let me know any other hair care items I should try out in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading!
Your hair is beaut!! wish i could get my hair that long but it grows sooo slowly. I cut it short in 2017 and its maybe grown an inch or two since
Aw thanks so much! I’m lucky with hair growth – definitely not thickness though haha. Thanks so much for reading x
I definitely need to try out that leave in conditioner!!! Lovely post xx
It’s honestly great! I hope you like it if you try it x
I love Shea Moisture! Use it for body and hair! their range of product is amazing! Love Kerastaze too, the quality is amazing!
I only fairly recently discovered the brand but I can’t wait to try out more things from them! X
I love Shea moisture and Kerastaze! I’m going to use some of your tips. This is a great post and I will send it to my long hair desired friends!
Monica @ http://www.thewongblog.com
They’re both amazing right?! Thanks so much I’m really glad you enjoyed it x
I have REALLY long hair but don’t take nowhere near enough care of it as I should. I just use whatever shampoo and conditioner we have and I blow dry it too much. Although in the Summer it’s great because I don’t have to use the hairdryer. Aussie products are amazing, the smell! I might bite the bullet and invest in some <3
I also blow dry mine too much!! But heat protectors do help so maybe pick one up! Aussie are great right?! Xx
Omg! Your hair looks so gorgeous you routine must really be the wonders! I’ve tried a couple of Shea moisture products but not this one so I may consider it. I’ve seen the Kerastase brand before but I’ve never tried anything from them. Great breakdown! ♀️
Thank you so much! It’s become a lot less damaged in the past year or so. You should definitely take a look at the shea moisture leave in conditioner – it’s so good x
I absolutely love Shea Moisture! Their products are amazing!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
I love this one & I’m excited to try more soon x
I have such thick and long hair it can be such a pain to maintain haha. Batiste is always a staple when I can’t be bothered to wash my hair or add a little volume. I’m actually really enjoying Superdrug’s own range of hair care; their hair masks smell amazing! They’re super affordable and cruelty-free so I’d definitely recommend 🙂
I wish I had thick hair – I’m jealous! I’ll have to check out that Superdrug range – I haven’t tried any of their hair masks. Thanks for the recommendation girl! Xx
I’m like you, I tend to use different shampoos and conditioners as my hair seems to get used to them. I had forgotten how amazing Aussie conditioner was for my hair! I remember it left my hair smelling of bubblegum! Thank you for these tips xxx
Yes I’m glad I’m not alone in that!!! I love the Aussie scent for sure x
I’m really lucky that I’ve always had really long hair. I don’t dye it or use much heat so I treat it fairly well. But I found that switching to sulphate free shampoo made the biggest difference to my overall hair health x
Yes I’m lucky to have long hair too! It grows fast. I’ve used some sulphate free stuff in the past too & it definitely feels like you’re doing something positive haha xx