A little while ago I wrote a blog post about Moroccan Oil and how I've been trying to take better care of my hair. I thought it might be helpful to add some context and detail my full haircare routine, as it's one part of my beauty regime that I'm actually really happy with.
I think it's safe to say that I like to use a mix of affordable and more expensive products. At the moment I'm using a very budget friendly shampoo and conditioner from Aussie and the combination is working really well for my hair. I typically wash my hair every other day and I use Aussie's Mega Shampoo (RRP £4.19) which leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped. I have very fine hair that tends to get oily at the roots, so it's important to me to use a product that keeps my hair clean without leaving it feeling dry or knotty. I always follow up on my shampoo by using Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment (RRP £4.99) which is technically supposed to be a hair mask, but I find it to be an excellent conditioner for dry ends. I slather this on through the mid-length and ends of my hair and leave it on for just a little while, using the time to wash and/or exfoliate my body. It's really easy to wash out, and I find that it helps maintain a nice balance for my hair, which is important for me as I'm really keen to keep it looking healthy as I try to grow it out.
In the same way that I like to use my favourite face masks to pamper my skin, I also have a favourite hair mask. Last year I was very kindly sent Marula's Deep Moisture Hair Mask* (RRP £24.00) and I've been using it religiously ever since. I've tried some other Marula products in the past and I've been really impressed by their quality, and this hair mask is not different. It's different from other hair masks that I've tried, which often tend to weigh down my fine hair and leave it looking greasy or thin. Marula's Deep Moisture Hair Mask noticeably improves the appearance of my hair and also leaves it looking fuller and thicker - which is a big bonus! My hairdresser has noticed the difference in the condition of my hair since I incorporated the mask into my weekly routine, as the ends of my hair are visibly more hydrated with fewer split ends developing. I'm really not usually one to bother with hair masks, but this one has really changed my mind.
More recently, I've also comitted to regularly using a hair oil. Whenever I do go to the hairdressers for a trim (roughly every 10 weeks) they always apply a pump of the Moroccan Oil Light Treatment (RRP £31.85) into my damp hair. I've been using Moroccan Oil on and off for years and, to honour my 2017 resolution to take better care of my hair, I finally decided to invest in a larger 100ml bottle so that I could use the product daily. I now apply this just like my hairdresser would; I wash and condition my hair, towel dry it and then apply one full pump into the lengths and ends. I find that it adds a lot of shine to my hair, and helps to keep the ends of my hair hydrated between washes - which is essential for me, as my hair is prone to split ends.
The final product in my regular haircare line-up is Phyto's Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray (RRP £18.50). I barely use heat on my hair anymore, just the occasional blow-dry and the even more occasional styling, but my hairdresser still strongly recommended using a heat protectant. I chose Phyto's Thermal Protectant Spray based on the great reviews that I'd read online, and I like the idea of a choosing a milky product. When I use it, I spray it really liberally over damp hair (after I've applied my hair oil) and I find that it is totally absorbed leaving no heaviness or residue on my hair. I think that it has made a difference in keeping my hair looking and feeling healthier, and I've found it very suitable for fine hair as it doesn't ever weigh my hair down.
I do occasionally use other products - a dry shampoo, serum and hairspray - but I reach for them far less often! The five products in today's post represents my regular daily and weekly haircare routine, and I'm pretty smitten. I'm not super loyal to my shampoo and conditioner, but I know I'll be using these Aussie ones for a while as I already have back-ups in my cupboard!
This post contains a PR sample - marked with an asterix (*)