I don’t often talk about my hair here, as I don’t really like my hair. I have quite long hair, I’d say around 18″ but I don’t love it as it can be dull and is really thin at the ends. My hair is quite limp, lacklustre and I’m not very good at hair so I don’t ever really do anything with it. However recently, I have been making a little more effort with it, so I thought I would share my current hair favourites with you all as they are slowly but surely changing my hair game. I’m starting to feel a little more optimistic, and have been admiring the shine my hair is now holding. Maybe practise will finally help me achieve hair I am proud of.
This is an easy one, I am still using the same hair tools I have been using for the past five years plus. I didn’t really blow dry my hair, unless I was in a rush, but recently I have been taking the time to actually blow dry my hair and wow, I have really noticed a difference. My hair is a lot more shinier and softer, and of course a lot less frizzy. I am still learning how to blow dry my hair properly, as I have really long hair it can be a bit of a pain, but I am sure if I keep doing it often I will find a way that works for me. The hairdryer I used is the Professional Hair Dryer from Collexia, it was pricey when I first bought it but it has lasted me years and is very effective. It was actually recommended to me at a salon, where they seem to know what they were talking about.
My straighteners are a necessity, I get lots of weird crimps and kinks in my hair and also nothing can provide the sleekness I get from straightening my hair. I have the GHD V in Red (which they no longer sell unfortunately) and I love it, again it has lasted me years and once they break/stop working, I will definitely pick up another pair of GHDs.
Shampoos, Conditioners and Masks
I’ve been trialling TIGI Health Factor Shampoo and Conditioner for a couple of months now, I am onto my second bottle of shampoo already and I have been loving it. I have noticed it increases shine in my hair even on days I don’t blow dry, and I’ll be honest I am slightly addicted to how it smells. My BF has even noticed the scent in my hair and commented on it. I’ve also been using the conditioner that goes along with it which makes my hair feel really soft and again, smells delicious.
For masks, I of course had to mention my much loved Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. This is just the best mask I’ve ever used, there is a noticeable silky difference in my hair each and every time I use it. I cannot recommend it enough. Since the TIGI Health Factor was such a hit with me I’ve recently started using their Bed Head Colour Goddess Miracle mask. I dye my hair jet black every few months so my hair can get a little dry due to that so I thought this might be quite effective as it is aimed at colour treated hair. I have noticed it makes my hair feel moisturised, and it is nice to switch up my hair masks every now and then. I’m going to keep using this to see if I reap any long time benefits.
I struggle with a lot of fly away hairs and frizziness so I have been using hair oils and serums for years now. I find it does make a difference in reducing frizz and increasing shine. My favourite serum is the John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Serum, which has thermal heat protection. I don’t use a separate hair protection, I know I really should, so using this subconsciously makes me feel better as I know I’m putting some hair protection in. This is also quite thick so you only need a tiny bit, and quite good for minimising fly aways.
For hair oils, I have been using Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil for a few years now. It too does increase the shine in my hair, and makes my hair feel really soft and less frizzy. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy, and it doesn’t weigh it down either. I’ve recently been trying out the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment and this too has been really good. I know I have been using the some of these products for years so I think I will be testing new products soon. I’m really interested in trying out the Moroccan Oil Treatment, so if I do pick this up I will let you know.
I hope you liked my current hair favourites, I am definitely not a hair expert, but my hair is something I want to make more of an effort with this year. I would love to hear recommendations or products you’ve tried that works for you. Speak soon, Tanzina x