Monday, 26 May 2014

My Hair Care Routine

My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
Hello you lovely bunch of coconuts <3
I think that looking after your hair should be just as important as your skin care routine as at the end of the day it's your pride and joy isn't it?! As I've said plenty of times, which I'm sure I'm starting to sound like a broken record ha, if you buy cheap you buy twice. Since this has been my set routine for at least 6-8 months I've noticed a massive difference in the condition of my over-processed locks, my hair has grown beautifully long and my barnet feels and look glossy, shiny and silky smooth!
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
First up and the most basic of anyone's hair routine - shampoo and conditioner. I brought the Clynol Repair Revive shampoo and Repair Recovery conditioner as it sounded just what my hair needed as anyone who bleaches/dyes their hair knows how dry and straw-like it can look and feel if you aren't using decent products along side colouring products. I brought these in a hair and beauty warehouse local to me and I picked up the shampoo for £9.00 and the conditioner for £11.00 for 1000mls how fantastic is that?! I'm not even half way through and I brought these well over 6 months ago! I definitely started to notice a difference with my hair around the 3 week mark and full credit for the condition it is now in goes to these beauties! I also use TIGI Bed Head Hi-Def Curls shampoo and conditioner, I know my hair isn't curly or permed and I bet any hair dressers who may read this will probably be cringing that I use a product which totally isn't suited for my hair but I really like the smell, texture and final result when I use these!  It's the only duo I've found of the Bed Head range where my hair hasn't felt or looked greasy after, have any of you found the same? If you have found one which doesn't please do leave me a comment saying which one it is :) I know you don't need both but I like to alternate between the two and if you are looking for a new shampoo and conditioner I would highly recommend either of these!
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
 A hair mask is so important in ones routine. Using a hair mask helps strengthen, nourish and rejuvenate your locks making them feel and look shiny and silky whilst containing ingredients which are going to benefit your hair cuticle and the overall quality of your hair. First up (and my favourite of the 3) is ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud I absolutely love this hair mask! It smells and feels beautiful leaving your hair glowing after application and the packaging is so classy, everything about this is perfect. I also love how it seems to make my hair seem blonder after? I know that's a fairly bold statement to make and I'm not sure how they do it but I LOVE it. (This comes in extremely handy for when you need a touch up of the ole highlights) I apply a generous amount to my scalp and roots and it never leaves a greasy residue afterwards. I also love how you can use this on areas like Eczema and Psoriasis too - I have an in-depth review of this beauty coming very soon! Next up is the fabulous Clynol Illuminate Luminous Oil Treatment which claims to transform your tresses with instant luminosity, softness and smoothness with up to 90% split end reduction. This has a slight gold shimmer to it and is infused with Argan Oil so as you could imagine it smells heavenly. Like ESPA's product this too works within helping to restructure and strengthen your hair also leaving it feeling and looking silky and glossy. Last but by no means least is Argan Dew Replenishing Hair Mask I have already posted a full, in-depth on a couple of Argan Dew's wonderful products so click here if you fancy a read :) 
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
I can honestly put the length of my hair down to these little treasures! They are my HG and have literally changed my hairs life. Some people can be a little wary when it comes to applying oil to their hair but I do this whilst my hair is damp and it doesn't leave an oily residue whatsoever as you only need the size of a 10p coin and it leaves your hair sleek, shiny and healthy. I also found this to actually help my hair dry quicker, so I researched it and when an oil is applied to damp hair it disperses the water, little fun fact there! I couldn't go without these in my routine and I know they may seem a little on the pricer side however they contain a higher concentration of Argan Oil (which is the crème de la crème of things you could apply to your hair) compared to the cheaper products as they contain less Argan Oil which results in you using more product to have the same effect - oh hello there's that little saying again 'you buy cheap you buy twice' *broken record* you also only need the teeniest amount which lasts you absolutely ages!
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
If you aren't using a heat protecting spray Ladies and Gents get buying! This helps to keep your hair from frying when using heated styling tools and helps protect as an defensive mask for temperatures up to 200°C. This is the key product when it comes to helping to protect your mane from damage and the spray applicator is perfect for quickness for lazy people like myself - a couple of spritz and you're done!
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
The only hairspray I have found to hold my hair no matter how big or what style I have without looking/feeling sticky, crunchy or that horrible wet look we all try so hard to avoid. I'm sure many of you would have seen this in your hairdressers at some point and when I saw this at my local Hair and Beauty warehouse for £3.95 I added it to my shopping basket straight away! It doesn't smell horrid like most hairsprays and the holding power is perfect, it holds your curls in place all night long!
My Hair Care Routine | Schwarzkopf, Clynol, Bed Head, TIGI, Moroccan Oil, Argan Dew, ESPA, Tangle Teezer, Head Jog
Loyal readers I'm sure you would have seen these 2 appear in a couple of my previous posts - What's In My Travel Bag / Big Voluminous Locks. Since using my Tangle Teezer the dramatic difference with the improvement of split ends and knots/tangles is unreal! This helps to eliminate these with ease and it doesn't hurt one bit. This has now taken the favourite place among all of my hair brushes and my well-loved paddle brush doesn't get a look in! The Head Jog 15 brush is the best brush in life for back combing, it gives you the perfect amount of volume whether you're looking for mahoosive hair or something a little more subtle.
 
So there's my hair care routine, it's nothing special but it works well for me :)
I also do apologise for the repeated words for soft, shiny and silky but you're very limited haha
 
Do you use any of the same products in your hair care routine?
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2 comments

  1. I love my tangle teezer but I don't find mines is strong enough to get through my hair when it ges really tangled and matted, only my paddle brush seems to fix that. I really want to try that Cynol shampoo and conditioner.. I wonder if anyone near me does it! Have you repurchased the Argan Dew oil yet? I really want too because it makes my hair feel amazing but I have another one to use up first zzzz xxxxxxxx

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  2. totally agree about looking after your hair! especially if you dye it etc, I've been looking into getting some new hair products so this post is really helpful X

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