This is probably my first ever haircare-related post *scrolls through hours of content to double check* – but I realised that I have been quite happy with my hair recently and it was only fair to show you guys what I’ve been using. My hair is naturally black, and I have never dyed it but it can get very dry and frizzy sometimes.
Shampoo + Conditioner
Of course every haircare story starts off with washing it. I have been using the Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea Shampoo + Conditioner and I have to say that I have seen such a vast improvement in my hair. It is always soft and shiny, and leaves my thick, frizzy hair super manageable. I love how lightweight my hair feels after I wash it too. I actually really like the smell of it too, it’s quite a subtle smell and it reminds me of being on holiday for some reason. Next thing on my list is to get the hair scrub, as I’ve heard great things about it.
As I’ve mentioned, my hair gets quite dry and frizzy so once a week I use the Body Shop’s Banana Hair Mask to rejuvenate my hair. This mask was just worth every penny, leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. I use it after washing my hair, and I leave it on for around 5-10 minutes. I should probably use it after using the same scented shampoo and conditioner, but in all honesty I’m not a huge fan of the scent. It is very strong and although it smells natural and not chemical, it’s not my favourite smell.
Sometimes instead of putting a hair mask in after I’ve washed my hair, I do a pre-wash mask. I’m a huge fan of making my own hair masks, because 99% of the time I already have the ingredients I need for it in my kitchen somewhere, and I feel like they are better for my hair than using chemically enhanced products. Some of my favourites include, low-fat mayonnaise, whipped cream and coconut oil.
Like I mentioned before, I don’t use hot tools very often, and I let my hair air dry for majority of the time. However I was recently sent these Xtava straighteners* and I was so impressed with them. They have an adjustment for the temperature so that you don’t have to use more heat that necessary in order to prevent heat damage. I also really like the size of the plates, they are bigger than my GHD’s so it really made a difference to how long it took to straighten my hair and the amount of tugging that usually happens! You can also win yourself one, keep reading until the end of this post to see how 😉
FYI, before using any hot tools, I always use my VO5 Heat Protection Spray, nothing is worth the risk of heat damage!
If I don’t want to use hot tools or if I’m going for something a bit more natural, I use a texture creme from Bumble + Bumble. I don’t always get along with Bumble + Bumble products, but I do actually like this one. It has left my hair looking mussed but not messy as if you just woke up, and it doesn’t leave it crunchy or greasy like other similar products. I also like the Bumble + Bumble Surf Spray for texture, I spray it in my damp hair after washing and leave it to air dry for soft natural beachy waves.
My last holy-grail product is the Schwarzkopf Styling Oil. I use this oil on the ends of my hair, and it works so well at keeping my hair smooth and de-frizzed without leaving my hair looking greasy.
So that is my current haircare routine!
What is your current haircare routine? Comment down below with your holy-grail haircare products!