Throughout the last couple of years hair has become a much more important part of my beauty routine. Back in the day I used to wash it daily, maybe blow dry it every now and then and that’s it. I didn’t use any product in my hair because everything made it greasy and I just didn’t do much to it. Throughout the last couple of years that changed. I actually like to use a couple of products these days and like I talked about in my recent hair post I stopped washing my hair daily. So for today’s post it seemed like a fun idea to show you guys my haircare edit and let you guys know about my favourite products to use in/on my hair. So, if you’re interested in reading about all that, make sure you continue reading this post!
Let’s start off with the products I use to wash it with. Because I don’t wash it daily anymore, I feel more need to properly cleanse my hair on the days that I do. Therefore I like to use a more cleansing shampoo rather than a very moisturising one. My main objective when it comes to washing my hair is making sure it won’t be oily too quickly. I have a very oily hair type so for me that isn’t that easy. The main thing I look out for in hair products is that they don’t contain any silicones. Silicones give your hair that really soft and smooth look and feel, but if you have very thin hair like I do, it can weigh your hair down and make it greasy very quickly.
The two shampoo’s I use almost always these days are both by Aussie. I’m talking about the Aussie Pure Locks and Aussome Volume Shampoo. The Pure Locks shampoo is great at really purifying the hair and the volume one makes it feel nice and weightless. The difference isn’t that big between the two, so I like to alter between them every so often.
Another shampoo I still really like that isn’t necessarily very cleansing or purifying is the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo. This stuff smells absolutely incredible, is silicone free and does still give my hair that soft feel and nice shine. It’s really amazing. I have gone through so many bottles of this one and I still keep repurchasing it because it’s that great!
Moving on to conditioners. I do really like using different conditioners every time I wash my hair, just like I like switching up my shampoo and even my showergel. I’m just not one to use one conditioner all the way through and then move on to the next. I actually feel like some conditioners work better if you don’t use them every time you condition your hair. The same goes for shampoo. Switching things up helps you to realise what its effect is and in that case you can use them more targetedly. That’s not a word, I know that.
Anyway, the conditioners I like the best at the moment are the The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea & Strawberry Conditioner. These are the first haircare products I have ever tried from The Body Shop and they really live up to my expectations. They are silicone free and therefore non-greasy making. They also smell really nice and make my hair feel super soft and smooth. But what I like is that they don’t over-moisturise my thin hair. They make sure it won’t get too slippery and smooth in a way I can’t work with it anymore.
Another big favourite in terms of conditioner is the Living Proof Restore Conditioner. I do think that the Living Proof products are extremely expensive and therefore I’m not looking forward to ever repurchasing any of it, but it’s so good. It’s seriously one of the best haircare brands I know of. I use this conditioner every so often as a real treatment for my hair and it makes it so soft and flowy. It really improves the quality of my hair.
From shampoo and conditioner on to other types of hair products. Now that I don’t wash my hair daily anymore I do use a lot of dry shampoo. I feel like especially on the day I’m supposed to wash my hair again, like the last day, it’s pretty dang greasy and it needs some work. First I used the Nivea Fresh Revive Dry Shampoo and I liked it. However, when that ran out I decided to use the famous Batiste Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair and guess what, it’s so much better. This stuff works wonders for me. It doesn’t just take away the grease in a split second, it also adds a nice bit of texture to the hair. One thing you do need to note: this dry shampoo makes my forehead brown! Yup, brown. So be careful with that. It’s tinted and it shows.
Another haircare product that has really stolen my heart is the Living Proof Style Lab Blowout Spray. When I just bought this I didn’t really know what to expect from it, but this spray is amazing. It’s, again, silicone-free and it’s a great product to use before you blowdry your hair. This will make the process of blowdrying your hair go by much quicker and in addition to that it makes your hair easier to shape and style and this shape stays in your hair much longer. I also feel like my hair looks prettier when I use this product before blowdrying. My favourite thing about it is that your hair doesn’t look ‘styled’ after it. It still looks natural and your hair still moves like normal hair does. It just looks way more polished and put together.
The last thing I want to talk about is brushes. When it comes to hair I think that hairbrushes are the most important and essential things. I have gone through many hairbrushes in my life, but now I have a couple that are big favourites of mine. My absolute favourite is this Denman hairbrush with the red back. It does look a bit like the Mason Pearson brush but it’s way more affordable than that. However, I think this is the nicest brush ever. It’s super gentle on the hair and it detangles it so easily. It’s my favourite.
Another one I recently discovered is the Tangle Teezer The Ultimate. This is a more brush-like version of the Tangle Teezer in terms of shape. I think it’s also great at detangling the hair and it’s super lightweight. It’s also gentle on the hair and it works great on wet hair as well. I do really like it.
The last hairbrush I love is this electrical one by Philips. It’s the Philips Easy Shine Ionic Hairbrush. This is one of those brushes you can turn on and then ions come out of it. This helps a lot with making my hair look a lot more smooth and it also works great for making it less static. Because of its compact design this is also really easy for on the go.
Well, I think that’s it for my haircare edit. Those are the products and tools I use on my hair most often. I still don’t use a lot of product, just the essentials, but I do like to make sure my hair looks put together at all times. I like to curl or straighten it these days or use my blowdryer to make sure it looks smooth and polished. And if I really don’t feel like doing my hair, I’ll just put it up in a bun or a ponytail with a fun little scrunchy!
And that brings us to the end of today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it and be sure to let me know which haircare products you love to use and which one you’d recommend to me!