17 January 2011

Hair heroes

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My favourite products shown above and the routine I use to keep my hair healthy.

  • Shampoo -  with Kerastase, twice as I only wash my hair three to four days.
  • Conditioner - Smooth an even layer over the head massaging in and working down to the tips with Kerastase, leave for five minutes if possible.
  • Rinse - with mineral water just on your last rinse and you will notice a difference. (it doesn't have to be evian! any cheap supermarket mineral water is fine)
  • Wrap with a micro fibre hair towel until just damp.
  • Comb gently through using a tangle teezer working each knot out softly.
  • Protect and enhance smoothing Morrocan oil through the mids to end and comb through again.
  • Air dry if possible once a week.
  • Use a hair dryer with various hair settings and only start drying when hair is lightly damp.
  • Likewise with hair tools, try and use tongs or straightners with adjustable heat settings.
  • Finish with minimal styling products - a quick spritz of hairspray, shine spray, beach spray or texturiser. My choice is bumble and bumble surf spray.

My hair heroes I absolutely couldn't live without are the Tangle teezer - if you don't have one you should have!! They are brilliant at getting out any tangle without any pain.

The next is Moroccan Oil. I have just started using this as my new hairdresser used it on my hair, being an oil I thought it would weigh down my hair ( I have fine hair but loads of it) but it left my hair so smooth, and shiny and incredibly soft without weighing it down at all, in fact I would even say it had more bounce after using it. The oil is absorbed by your hair and even speeds up the drying process - brilliant! If you fancy trying it but don't want to pay the £29, you can buy a trial mini bottle which was £12, it also comes in a light version too and I will definitely be going back for a full size when it runs out.

The products that just missed out were the Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner I have blogged about here and the Kerastase Ciment Thermique which is a treatment you smooth in after towel drying your hair off, it works to protect your hair from heat damage and works with your straightners and hair dryer. I know i'll go back to using this but for now im really happy with my new Moroccan oil and can't stop raving about it!

16 comments:

  1. Fab post, I have bleached hair and after a 3 month stint in SE Asia the condition is pretty awful! I use Aussia miracle moist shampoo and conditioner which works really well but nex time I run out I might give these a bash. I've never heard of a tangle teaser but my hair is quite short so probably don't need it! The moroccan oil sounds like a really interesting product too. I just checked out the other post you mentioned as well and the touch of silver products sound really interesting. Not sure if you've ever used this but Lee Stafford does a few things for bleached hair including a set of 3 toners which I think work incredible well!! He also does shampoo, conditioner and treatment. I've used the treatment and I think it works really well! Anyway, thanks for the wonderful tips and I hope I've been able to share some with you! I might do a post on my bleached hair one day too =)


    Hannah xx

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  2. I love it!

    www.givelivelovelife.blogspot.com

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  3. I've been wanting to try the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray! How quickly do you run through the bottle?
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  4. Thanks Hannah, i'll definitely check out the Lee Stafford range, I haven't tried any of his products before.

    Thanks Brenda.

    ~K, It lasts me quite a while but I dont overspray my hair, maybe 6-10 squirts to rough up my whole head. I don't use it everytime I do my hair either.
    I also love TIGI Catwalk Sexed-up Tonic with gives body and hold and smells amazing! x

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  5. Great choices, i really need to try out the tangle teezer.

    Sadie x

    http://brandnewbutterflywings.blogspot.com/

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  6. oooh, i have to try the moroccan oil - everyone raves about it. i love my john frieda frizz ease and something my boyfriend bought me for christmas -the babyliss big hair brush&dry - it;s absolutely amazing if one knows how to handle it (i don't quite yet manage that) but it really makes your hair look like you've just stepped out of a salon, it's basically a hairdryer with a rotating bristle brush - my hair shines like a hollywood starlet's - absolutely recommendable!

    londonviennacologne.blogspot.com

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  7. i just got moroccan oil the small one! but i havent tried it yet. now im excitedddd

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  8. great post! i will need to try some of these techniques!




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  9. Great post. I love my microfibre 'turban' and tangle teezer too. The rinsing with mineral water thing is interesting but I wash my hair every day and we get through so much mineral water anyway it would just get silly! I definitely want to try moroccan oil sometime soon too.

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  10. the tangle teezer brush looks really good! thax for posting that!!

    www.LIVINGandFASHION.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice post! Thanks for sharing your routine... The tip with the rinse of mineral water is great!

    *From Munich With Love*
    Angie

    P.S. Late congrats to your birthday! ;o) Welcome to the club of the thirty-somethings!

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  12. great post dear- thanks for the tips! I definitely need to get one of those brushes! xx

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  13. I need to check out that shamp n cond. Great routine! xo

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  14. I am a huge fan of Morrocan Oil too - does wonders.

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  15. morrocan oil is amazing and smells lush!! love your blog, id love you to check out mine and give feedback xxxx

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  16. I like your title--Hair Heroes. One thing I can't really live without is my Hortaleza hair spa. I have read a lot of reviews about morocon oil and I think it's a good one to add up in your hair heroes list.

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