My hair has changed a lot over the last few years, it used to be a vibrant red however as I have gotten older it has darkened into a red/brown mix, which I love, but I do miss the good old days sometimes.
About two months ago I took 3 inches off of my hair, mainly because I hadn’t had it cut in ages and it looked crap but also to switch things up a bit. Now it is about 2 inches past my shoulders and it looks so much bouncier, healthier and easier to manage.
While a good haircut is key for good hair maintenance, the products that you use are extremely important and it has definitely taken me a lot of trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
I usually wash my hair twice a week after a swim and I use a couple of shampoos and conditioners to ensure that it is at it’s healthiest.
I try to only wash my hair after a swim as it ensures that I exercise and it also means that I can wear my conditioner in the steam room to give it some ultra hydration.
I like to alternate between a nourishing and a clarifying shampoo each wash so I get the best of both worlds per week. For the former, I use Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo which is an absolute dream, it contains olive oil, avocado oil and lemon and is both hydrating and moisturising. A little bit goes a long way with this and it smells absolutely divine, it is an absolute godsend when my hair is a little starved of moisture of has been in the sun for too long.
The other shampoo that I use, and swear by, is Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday which is pretty much my favourite shampoo of all time, you barely need any to create tangle free, ultra squeaky clean hair and a refreshed scalp. It’s a hair’s dream come true in a bottle. As it gets hair so squeaky clean, I wouldn’t recommend using over twice a week (I go for once) as it may strip the natural oils essential for healthy hair.
I’m rarely one for matching my shampoo to my conditioner which is reflected, both conditioners that I use are ultra hydrating and leave my hair feeling delicious. I use Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner which completely moisturises hair, it is perfect for holidays and times when you overdo it with the GHDs. It leaves hair feeling light and hydrated and completely rejuvenated.
The second was a Christmas present from my friend Lauren who had given the brand rave reviews and they completely stand. Davines SU Hair Mask is an aftersun nourishing replenishing mask for sun exposed hair and it is amazing! With citrus extract it smells refreshing and revitalises hair, leaving it light and completely nourished. I use this all the time, not just in the sun as it makes my hair so manageable and it’s so nice and shiny. As mentioned earlier, after my swim I go and shampoo and apply conditioner before sitting in the steam room for 10 minute to give my hair the extra boost and time for conditioned to sink in.
Full details for each product can be found by following the links and all are available at the wonderful Liberty.
I’m always on the look our for different products to try so if you have any recommendations, pop them in the box below.