August 08, 2016

repairing damaged hair

Redken Pillow Proof Primer Cream (£13.60): I so often forget to bother using a heat protectant before blow drying my hair but have found that as this primer by Redken makes it take far less time using the hairdryer, I always remember to use a pump just beforehand. It's super lightweight and doesn't add any heaviness to the hair whatsoever.

Aveda Shampure Shampoo (£12.15) & Conditioner (£14.40): Before I even knew what beauty products were, our shower at home was always stocked with Aveda haircare products. I'm talking well over ten years ago. It's always been a favourite brand of mine, not only for nostalgic reasons, but because I have tried so many of their products and still not one has failed to impress. I love knowing that my hair is in safe hands as none of their products contain parabens or synthetic sulfates. If you have a sensitive scalp then Aveda have your back.
Aveda Damage Remedy (£29.50): On a daily basis I tend to go for clarifying shampoos and lightweight conditioners, meaning my hair can often end up in a tangled mess. If I haven't used a mask then I will go for a leave-in treatment instead to ensure my hair gets that bit of extra care. I've tried oils so many times, and really all they ever seem to do is gloss over the frizz rather than combatting it the way that cream treatments do. This version by Aveda is my favourite of the bunch due to how lightweight yet powerful it is, there's never any fear of product build up or weighed down feeling hair when using this.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 (around £30): A couple of months ago I headed to the salon to have an Olaplex treatment done to my hair, and have since been using the at home treatment to top up. I sinfully use at-home dyes, which is why my hair was in such need of some care and attention. I've definitely noticed my hair feeling much thicker and stronger than before whilst seeing a reduction of split ends and frizziness too. If you get your hair bleached or dyed regularly, check if your local salon offer the option of using Olaplex with hair dying.  

Davines Melu Hair Mask (£16.50): As my hair has been acting up and playing the frizzy game with me for quite some time now, I've tried out a ridiculous amount of hair masks in recent months to try and combat it looking so dry and damaged. The trouble is, most of the time it will feel like a shortcut solution and end up leaving my hair feeling weighed down and built up with too much product after a day or two. This little tub is an absolute godsend and as the mask has an almost balm like texture, it means you only need to apply the smallest amount to cover all of your hair. It doesn't feel too thick on the roots, yet nourishes my ends and is quick and easy to wash out. I like to apply it whilst in the bath and leave it on for around 15-30 minutes depending on how chilled I'm feeling. I've been treating myself to weekly masks for well over a month now and the tub isn't even half way through yet, and after doing some nerdy calculations I worked out that price wise it comes out around £1 per mask. Excuse me while I go and buy a year's supply.  

1 comment:

  1. I really want to try a hair mask, mine definitely need a boost and this sounds really nice x

    Zoe Mountford x