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My shampoos and conditioners of choice



One thing I talk about regularly on my blog is my hair. I have been genetically gifted with great hair but I'm also completely nuts about constantly changing it. From blonde to extensions to my usual mid-length brunette locks, my hair takes a battering. I have always been very good at looking after my hair, only washing and blowdrying it twice a week. I have naturally curly hair so my hairdryer is my best friend (more on this soon!) but I think the key to slick hair, is a great shampoo and condition. I don't have oily hair but products that are too heavy can make it look limp. Below are my favourite shampoo and conditioner products to keep my hair bouncy and easy to manage.

My twice a week wash
I recently started using the Mane and Tail Herbal Essentials Shampoo and I love it. The blue formula suds up well and leaves hair squeaky clean. It also doesn't strip my colour like many other shampoos. I always do a double shampoo as I only wash my hair twice a week. I also think this adds to having to wash it less! Recently I have been using the Ojon Rare Blend Moisture Therapy Conditioner. This is a heavy conditioner that is perfect for curly or thick haired girls like me. This almost feels like a salon treatment and creates a beautiful shine on the hair, ready for blowdrying. The blend of 7 oils is left on for 2 minutes, making it faster than many masks but with great results. 

For natural hair days
I don't often leave my hair to dry naturally (unless it's really sunny/I'm on holiday) but when I do the Bumble & bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo is great to revitalise my curls. I have tried many curling shampoos in my life and this is the best one I have ever tried. Although it's a bit pricey, the bottle lasts for months as very little is required to wash hair. It also smells great and don't bother my sensitive scalp. 

When my hair is looking dry
Because of the aforementioned colouring, blowdrying and extensions, my hair (like my skin) can get dehydrated. I have found a mask is the best way to combat this. I try to leave this on for a few hours and on occasion, have slept with it on. I use the Kerastase Masquintense. Like most Kerastase products, this is really concentrated meaning it is super effective but not for daily use. I would tend to use this about once a month as I know that if I use it too much, it can weigh my hair down. When I do use it, my hair is bouncy and soft- like I've just walked out of the salon! If you have damaged hair I could not recommend this enough- it truly will transform your hair. 

I will have another post coming up about my blow-drying routine and products I like to use so stay tuned!