May 18, 2017
There’s nothing like the feeling of a good hair day. They can be a rare or common occurrence,
depending on how you treat your hair. I’ve got naturally wavy hair, and I have no skills in the
‘doing my hair’ department so opt for the easy to use, no fuss products that require minimal skills.
I sporadically dye my hair a darker brown than it is, as I think it works better with my features,
but keeping it dark is a whole lot of work. Five minutes in the sun and my ends are happily
turning blonde. Recently, I’ve been using the Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color, which is
very gentle on the hair and even has UV protection. The Aveda Clove Conditioner is the best
product I’ve ever used in terms of restoring colour, rather than just protecting it. The product
itself is a dark brown (thanks to organic clove and coffee) which gives your hair a boost of
warm brown tones. There’s also Camomile version for blondes and Malva for redheads.
As of late, I’ve become a devotee of Christophe Robin: French hair stylist extraordinaire.
His products are so different to other brands, but still very easy to use. A few months ago I
got addicted to the Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, and now it’s the Cleansing Mask
with Lemon. These two products come in pots and you add them to the hair and gradually add
more water for them to activate. My hair has never felt so clean and soft. I also use the Travel
Boar Bristle Brush and Volumizing Mist from his range which smells just like fresh roses.
Along with the salt scrub, I use the new Davines Energising SuperActive serum to look after my
scalp. A healthy scalp = beautiful hair so it’s not something to forget about! You apply the serum
to your scalp after having a shower and it’ll tingle! It does this to stimulate the scalp thus improving
blood flow to the area thanks to it’s natural, active ingredients. The new multi purpose oil from
Kérastase’s Aura Botanica range is also on high rotation in my bathroom. You can use it to treat
the scalp before shampoo, for massage or to tame frizz.
Although I do love to nourish and condition my hair, having thin hair means I need to add texture,
too. Alongside the rose mist, I use the Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturising spray to mess the hair up
a bit before it dries. It gives my waves more definition and volume. If I still want more vavavoom
once my hair is dry, the Oribe Dry Texturising spray is up there alongside Klorane dry shampoo
which gets rid of any excess oil weighing the hair down.
When it’s really humid (see: the past 2 weeks in London) I need something that can get rid of fly-
aways but not overly saturate my fine hair with product. The Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine is
great at doing just that and smoothing away frizz. I also find that using a good quality hair dryer
makes a huge difference. Less damage means better looking hair and the GHD Air Hair Dryer
keeps shine locked in rather than drying it out, which means no more split ends from heat damage.
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