Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well? With Halloween and Bonfire night been and gone, we’re entering the count down to Christmas! Thing’s are beginning to feel more festive by the day and I can’t wait! Whilst I’m not yet starting with any Christmas content here on my blog, I am starting to get excited. Today though, I wanted to share with you some of my current haircare must haves.
With the weather getting colder, I have to take extra good care of my hair lately, so I’ve introduced a few new products which I have been loving, and my hair seems to finally be improving. For a while now my hair has been going through a ‘not so great’ phase. For work I have to wear my hair up every single day, and that has been seriously causing some damage to my hair, so I’ve started to take haircare more seriously and I’m definitely slowly starting to see some improvement. Of course, the improvement has been found not solely through these products, but also through some other haircare hacks such as using silk scrunchies, washing just the right amount (which contrary to popular belief that isn’t as infrequently as possible for EVERY hair type) as well as other hacks. However, todays post is going to be about the products I have been using which have really helped my hair!
IN ORDER OF APPLICATION
The Ordinary Moroccan Argan Oil (£5.90) & The Ordinary Virgin Marula Oil (£8.10)
I was scared of using oils in my hair for a long time as I have very thin, fine hair. However, I am so glad I decided to try oiling my hair. I picked up two oils from The Ordinary – the Argan Oil and the Marula oil. These oils are pretty affordable so a great option for someone new to this process. I apply a mixture of these oils directly to my scalp and some through my hair about 30 minutes to 1 hour before washing my hair. Oiling your hair helps to maintain moisture, encourage growth as well as helping the general health of the scalp by nourishing it well. During the colder months the lengths of my hair become pretty dry and brittle, which can lead to breakage and generally unhealthy hair. I really think the oiling process is helping to keep my hair healthy and my scalp nourished. I know some people sleep with oil in their hair and wash it out the following morning, however keeping it on for around an hour has been absolutely fine for me and I find it fits better into my routine this way.
Bondi Boost HG Shampoo & Conditioner (£22.50 each)
This is one of the newest additions to my haircare routine, however I have been really enjoying this duo! I heard good things about this brand and the HG range via YouTube and Tik Tok, and since my hair is super thin and hair growth is something I would love, I thought I may as well give these a try. I watched a video from Abbey Yung (who speaks a lot about haircare and ingredients etc), who taught me that there are some ingredients in these products which genuinely could help hair growth so the claims aren’t totally unfounded as they can be. The shampoo really cleans the hair well, and it has a minty scent which further adds to that cleanliness feeling, and the conditioner is perfect for me as it isn’t too thick and heavy so it won’t weigh down the hair, but it also is creamy enough to condition the hair. After using these for a few weeks, I am starting to see some improvement around my hairline at the front where I am currently struggling with a lot of breakage. I definitely attribute this to how I am taking care of my hair, other products, but also this duo too! I will be continuing using these.
Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Shampoo (£26.50)
Sometimes I double shampoo my hair whilst in the shower, and for the second shampoo I always opt for this Bumble & Bumble one. This shampoo is sulfate free, and full of nourishing oils! This means that this shampoo doesn’t dry my hair out or damage my hair. It’s really gentle for the hair, but it lathers up well and cleans the hair. It is pricey, but the Invisible Oil range from Bumble is one of my favourite haircare ranges.
L’oreal Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water (£9.99)
This wonder water from L’oreal was super popular when it first launched, probably about a year ago. However I have only pretty recently picked it up. Lamellar water is meant to be amazing to achieve shinier, healthy, more manageable hair. This L’oreal one says it is for ‘long, damaged hair’ which definitely describes my hair. I have been massaging this water through the lengths of my hair after shampooing and before conditioning. I cannot tell you how much smoother, sleeker and more manageable this has made my hair! Generally my hair is so prone to tangles and I can struggle to brush it through after washing it; but since adding this into my routine I can brush it with ease and my hair is literally so shiny! I wish I had bought this sooner, it is definitely worth the hype it got.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask (£6.99)
I only use this hair mask when my hair is feeling particularly dry and I want that extra moisture. This mask is so super thick and nourishes the hair SO well, leaving it so buttery soft. It is definitely a thick creamy mask and it is too much for my hair to use every wash, but sometimes this is the exact thing I need. I love that this mask in my collection, and it is so affordable! If you have thick pretty coarse hair I think you’d love this.
Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer (£25)
This product has been in my haircare routine for a long time now, and I still love it. This is the heat protector I always use before blow drying my hair. It is a thin cream spray which is super easy to apply through the hair. With it being a creamier type product, it also adds more amazing moisture to the hair, which is great when I am using heat. This doesn’t weigh the hair down or cause any greasy residue, it simply helps nourish hair whilst protecting it from heat damage! I also use this product throughout the week to maintain moisture if my hair is beginning to feel dry.
Nuggela and Sulé Total Hair Protector (£20.39)
I found this gem in Majorca when I forget to take my hair heat protector with me on holiday. Of course, I had to purchase something to use as a heat protectant both from my heat tools as well as from the sun! I liked the sound of this one as it protects from all kinds of heat. This also is meant to prevent spilt ends and breakage. I now use this every time I use my curlers or straightens and wow it is so amazing! Somehow using this makes my hair feel thicker and sleeker. It is a thicker lotion type texture, but you can still apply it easily, particularly when you section your hair (which I always do when curling or straightening). I have found this on Amazon so I will definitely repurchase when I run out and I really recommend it.
Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray (£26)
Can you tell I’m a Bumble & Bumble haircare fan? Particularly the Invisible oil range. This dry oil makes my hair feel SO SOFT and I love to use this in my hair if I am not using any other heat tools after blow drying. It makes my hair light, fluffy and soft and really makes it look so much nicer whilst again nourishing the hair! If you have super thick hair and you’re looking for a hair oil to help with frizziness etc, then I don’t think this will be enough for you. It is super light weight and is probably best suited to thin to medium hair.
That’s all my haircare must haves which I have been loving lately! Please do share any recommendations below in the comments as I am always looking for new things to test out.