Hair Care Saviours

I feel this post has been a long time coming and was due to land on JHM sometime soon. I've had a bit of a hair chop recently and had about 7 inches taken off, crazy I know, but it was getting ridiculously long and needed a little refresh, so I went for the chop and with all new hair cuts, comes a new hair routine. At the moment I'm liking the whole mid length kinda thang, but I am thinking about getting it chopped into a lob, it's time I went for the short hair as it's been long all my life, but thats a story for another day. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I would stick to a hair routine this year, use a heat spray, all sorts of oils, basically anything that will keep it in tip top condition and stop it from getting as dry as it was last year. I've actually been doing pretty well so far and religiously pump oil into my hair I've ditched the hair dryer and let my hair dry naturally and occasionally straighten but on a day to day basis I just add a bit of texture and let it go au natural. Now, we all know the feeling of walking out the hair salon with soft, swishy perfectly styled hair that we can never re create ourselves. Oh the struggle, but with some quick fix products like these, you can add them into your daily routine to salon like hair and a fresh cut look finish... 

For an every other day shampoo and conditioner I have a few favourite brands- Aussie, Mark Hill and John Frieda, but for a deep, intensive mask twice a week, I love to slather on a layer of the Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Rescue Masque. Inside this large tub is an intensive mask which is enriched with Argan Oil to moisturise, smooth and hydrate leaving your hair fragranced with a soft mandarin and lime scent. The results? Silky soft hair which is bursting with shine. I can't mention this product without having a packaging appreciation moment. Unlike your usual hair mask, instead of the annoying twist around lids that ends up falling in the shower/bath filling with water or the tub itself ends up being flooded with water, this handy pot has a pop up lid that you simply lift off, grab some product and pop it shut again, no faffing, no flooding and no mess. 

To keep your hair nourished and hydrated then a hair oil is exactly what you need. I apply a hydrating oil to the ends of my hair every day to lock in the moisture and add some shine. For a really luxurious treat then the Moroccanoil Treatment is incredibly nourishing and intensive, but it is pretty lumpy in terms of price, so a more budget friendly alternative which works just as effectively is the Organix Hydrating Macademia Dry Styling Oil. The macamedia oil is alot thicker in consistency and really layers on to the ends of your hair for deep nourishment. When my hair is feeling limp and weak, then I love to pump a squirt of the Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Cream in to protect my hair from further damage and to give my silky and strong luscious locks. If you're anything like I used to be when it came to hair straighteners, then the John Frieda Full Repair Oil Elixir will save your hair. This fine oil smoothes, protects, treats, shines and strengthens all types hair with one pump to sort out any damage.

Moving onto the products I use to style my hair, I get through a mixture of heat sprays, texturising sprays, mouses, salt sprays, you name it, my hairs seen it. Kicking things off with how I would style my hair in the mornings, first things first I reach for my Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Heat Defence Spray which I spritz over my hair. The light mist adds a layer of protection between my hair any heat tools. Not only does this protect my hair from the heat, I actually find it has nourishing properties to it and helps to strengthen my hair, transforming any dry strands. One of my favourite parts of my morning routine is giving my hair some oomph and adding a tonne of volume. I've tried and tested the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, yeah it's great, but so is theCharles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray, it just comes in at Β£6.99 a bottle not Β£38... This stuff is literally big, bouncy hair in a bottle without having to worry about going to the hair dressers for a blow dry. The no greasy, sticky or tacky feeling spray gives height and volume for a texturised, tousled look. Us girls all know what it's like having the beachy waves hair when you step off the beach and many of us long to re create it at home, but some of us don't have a beach nearby to dunk our heads in. This is when the Urban Fudge Sea Salt Spray comes in handy to really pump up the volume and give you that sexy beach hair. On days when I've ditched the texturising spray, then I'll spray a few spritz's of this all over my hair, give it a ruffle and walk out the door. For an even more sea side look then I'll pump this into my wet hair straight out the shower.

What are your hair care heroes? 

HAIRalec vanderboom