Thursday, 26 March 2015

Haircare Routine

Hello Beauties

Recently, I've had quite a few comments and questions about my hair and what I use, so I thought I'd tell you about my haircare routine.
For reference, my hair can get quite flat and after a day or two of washing, it tends to get greasy at the roots. It's generally quite normal.
To wash my hair, I have been using the Head and Shoulders Thick and Strong Shampoo(£4.99) and Conditioner(4.99). I have been using this for a few months now and have to say I've really been enjoying it. I don't have a problem with dandruff or flaky scalp, but I had read a lot of reviews on this range that said there's a difference noted in the thickness of the hair and that's what I was after. When I was younger I used to have the thickest, albeit bushiest, hair but as I've grown older (and applied mountain high temperatures of heat to it), my hair has gotten a little thinner and ALOT flatter. I, therefore, search for any product that can give my mane the look of being fuller. This shampoo and conditioner definitely makes my hair look like it has a lot more volume than in reality and I would definitely recommend it if that's something you've been looking for in your haircare, plus it smells really nice (another must for my shampoo and conditioner).




I usually wash my hair every 3/4 days with the Head and Shoulders and then, once a week, I like using a clarifying shampoo to really get that clean feeling. I had looked for Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo for a while, but it was sold out everywhere, so I chose the alternative of Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo(£3.89). I do like this shampoo, but I don't know if I feel like I necessary get a very clean feeling when using it. Like most clarifying shampoos, it tends to make my hair a little drier than normal and so I've been using a little bit of coconut oil in my hair before washing, as well as my conditioner.




After washing my hair, I like to apply some sort of moroccon/argan oil to my hair. At the moment, I am enjoying using the Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil(£6.99). Adding this type of oil to damp hair has been making my hair so soft and I have been using one for about 2 years now. I apply a small amount of oil from the mid-lengths to ends of my hair when damp. If you suffer from drier ends then I would say to try this tip and see if you notice a difference but be careful to not apply too much as this would weigh your hair down. I also like using the Dove Oxygen Root Lift spray(£6.99) for some added volume. Now, the Head and Shoulders Thick and Strong range does actually have a spray like this, so that might be a good one to use, to complete the collection (I don't really know why I didn't get that one, I just picked this one up when I saw it). The bottle instructs you to spray around 12 squirts, to the roots, at the top of your head, but I just spray as much as I think necessary and then brush through. 
 
For a hair brush, the only one I use is the Tangle Teezer(£10.99). This is amazing and I totally swear by it, as it's the only brush that will glide through my hair, without getting stuck half way through. I then use the Aussie Heat Protectant(£4.49) as I like to use heat in my hair quite a lot and this also acts as a leave-in conditioner which helps with the knots and tangles. After applying these 3 products, I then go in with my hair dryer and rough dry my hair on a medium heat. I like to, also, turn my head upside down and dry the hair to add volume (this really does work) about half way through drying. For a sleeker look, I will run through my hair with the tangle teezer whilst drying aswell. I have tried a paddle brush to do this, but I found that my hair just ended up in knots and made the process even longer.
 
There you have it - the products that go into my haircare routine. What are some of your favourite products for your hair?

Thank you for reading
Nikita x


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