Following on from a recent blog post where I explained the tools I use to get my messy, "I just got out of bed" hair look (check it out here), a lot of you were interested in the products I use to achieve this look. So with that here it is, a pretty meaty blog post featuring all the hair products I use every other day and sometimes every day to achieve my hair look... ENJOY!
In The Shower:
I tend to wash my hair every three days, as my preferred hair look is a messy one, it means that day old hair is the best when achieving this look.
Depending on what it is my hair needs that particular day I vary the shampoo and conditioner that I use. If my colour is in need of some love I'll opt for the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color duo. This really helps to give my coloured hair a little pick me up and a good ole boost in the right direction. It's super nourishing and seals in my hair colour to prevent it from fading and is also extremely well priced at just £4.99 a bottle.
If I'm in need of some serious shine, I'll reach for the S Factor Tigi Serious Shampoo & Conditioner, which contains sunflower seed oil and silk and repairs and defends my hair against future damage... Which is pretty damn likely due to the overload of heat and products that go into my hair.
Similarly with regards to treatments which I try and use twice a week, I will vary depending what it is my hair needs that day. I absolutely ADORE the Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess treatment as it enhances my colour, smooths and smells absolutely divine; think salted caramel... YEAH BUDDY!
And if I fancy a super sleek do I'll go for my all time favourite treatment, Redken All Soft Heavy Cream... Two words... SILKY SMOOTH!
Whilst it's wet; Prep:
So once my hair is all silky smooth and seriously clean, I let it air dry a little bit and get on to the dreaded blow dry. I absolutely despise blow drying my hair, finding it the most boring and long winded beauty task EVER... Until I discovered the Schwarzkopf Got 2 B Mind Blowing Express Dry Styling Spray
, phew, what a name. This little baby does exactly what it says it does, it speeds up the drying process. I was a little dubious about whether it would actually work but seriously, it works like a dream and cuts down the dreaded blow dry time by about 5-10 minutes... RESULT!
Prior to the express dry spray I'll lather in some beautiful Moroccan Oil, which we all know does wonders for smooth hair, then adding the Pyhytho Phytokeratine Extreme Cream Conditioner which is a little life saver for my super dry and brittle hair, it also smells an absolute dream which is always a plus.
Then finally before I turn the dreaded hair dryer on I'll blast in some Redken Body Full Volume Amplifier to my roots to give my hair that much needed lift. I absolutely adore this stuff and am so thankful to Boohoo for slipping it in a little goodie bag as I don't think I'd ever have used it otherwise.
When it's dry, Style;
Following the blow dry, I'll give my hair a good second brush with my beloved Tangle Teezer and then get out my GHD Curling Tongs (see this post to know exactly what I do) and set it all in place with a number of fabulous products.
First up I'll add some serum, my serum of choice lately is the Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair 6 Effects Serum which is bloody marvellous at smoothing down my cuticles and adding some additional shine. For even more awesome shine I'll go in with the Bed Head Tigi Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray. I use this more for the shine qualities than for the hairspray hold as my current hairspary of choice is this Schwarzkopf Got 2 B Mind Blowing Fast Dry Hairspray, it's a really light and non sticky hair spray which allows my hair to stay in place but still have some movement to it which is exactly how I like it.
For additional texture I'll then use the Bed Head Tigi Joy Ride, a powder, primer, balm that adds tonnes of texture to my fluffy and freshly washed hair, giving my hair that second day look.
And then finally for any rogue frizzy and flyaway pieces I'll use the Ojon Rare Blend Tamer, a really nifty piece that I keep in my make up bag. It's like a little mascara for your hair which instantly smooths and nourishes those little rule breakers.
So there we have it, now you know all about the products I use to create my messy and super texturised hair look. I appreciate that it is a heck load of products but as I have super straight and rather dry hair it's the price I'm willing to pay to have the messiest hair do in all the land... Oh logic.
Labels: beauty, hair