The Haircare Edit


It's been a while since I've updated you on my haircare routine and in recent months I've been trying a lot of new products (for once!) So, I thought I'd share the ones that have made their way into my routine and have helped my hair look and feel stronger, healthier and more voluminous.

Shampoo & Conditioner

For the longest time I was just using the TIGI Bed Head Resurrection shampoo and conditioner, and whilst those products are really nice, I definitely needed a change. So I picked up a couple of products from one of my current favourite brands Charles Worthington.

I often feel like a shampoo is just a shampoo and to an extent this is true of this too; it's just not the kind of product that will ever really knock my socks off. However I feel like this does a good job of cleansing my hair without stripping it, which is the main thing for me. Although my ends are prone to damage and dryness, my scalp can experience product build-up and this shampoo is great for balancing out the two.

As I usually use some treatment or other on my hair every time I wash it (which we'll get onto shortly), it's not really necessary for me to have a really intensive conditioner. This is one you just wash straight out, which works well for me, as although it's hydrating it doesn't overload my hair or leave it feeling heavy with product.

Can we please start a petition to make this permanent? It's honestly my favourite Batiste scent ever! I know a lot of people aren't that into the traditional Batiste formula, however I find the brunette version leaves a lot of excess which turns my fingers black when I touch my hair! Colab is another popular one due to the fact it doesn't leave behind a residue, however I find that for it to make much of a difference I have to empty half a can into my hair the night before! Personally, this works best for me; I just spray liberally the night before and by the time it's morning my hair looks refreshed without the white stuff all over my scalp. I wouldn't use dry shampoo more than about 2 days in a row to avoid build-up but when I'm desperate, this does the job.

Treatments

I have a few different treatments I rotate around to get the most out of. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week and so probably use one of the mask-like products each time.

Can you tell they had a 3 for 2 on Charles Worthington? This had pretty much perfect reviews on the Boots website so I thought it was time I gave it a go. Essentially you leave this on the ends of your dry hair for 20 minutes before washing as you usually would. Personally, I wash my hair in the evenings anyway as I'm not really a morning person, so it works well for me (I just apply it, have my dinner then wash my hair as normal). I can see how it might be a little impractical for those of you who don't want to wait around in the morning however the results are well worth it. The first time I used this I applied way too much and it kind of made my hair greasy (the instructions don't specify an amount), but I learnt my lesson and didn't go overboard after that and the results are impressive. My hair looks healthier and shinier without being weighed down with product.

Unpopular opinion but I'm not that into the Moroccanoil treatment everyone raves about; it's nice but not a game-changer in my opinion. However I really do love this hair mask they do. I currently have a mini as it's under £10 and the price per ml is the same as the larger size. I spread a brazil nut-sized amount through the lengths and ends of my hair after shampooing, leave for 15 minutes then condition. It's so replenishing and hydrating for dry and damaged hair.

This isn't something I'd have thought to try myself but my mum had tried this range and really liked it so kindly picked me up a couple of products, and I have to say I love them! This hair mask has such a nice, light texture it leaves no residue whatsoever. If you have quite fine hair and you're worried some of the other two treatments I mentioned might be a bit heavy then go for this, as it's so gorgeously moisturising. I can't believe how much shinier my hair is looking, and without a hint of greasiness. It also smells incredible and the light fragrance hangs around for a good day or so after use.

This is just a conditioning spray from the same range that I use on my damp hair just before I blow dry it after having used any of the other products mentioned. It's a sort of milky texture and again it feels very lightweight on the hair but you can see a big difference in the look and feel of your hair after using this.

Before blowdrying my hair, I always finish it with a pump of this Kerastase serum spread through the lengths and ends. It both nourishes dry hair and helps any heat stylers to glide over your hair easily.

Styling


When it comes to styling, for me it's all about injecting a bit of life, volume and texture to my hair whist smoothing the ends.

The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine | £5.50

This is a fantastic product, though I must warn you; you only need the tiniest amount or things could get greasy! After straightening my hair for the first time after washing, I always use this to tame any dry ends and add some shine. It's seriously nourishing and controlling.

How had this not been invented before? Heat protection spray is a must, whether blowdrying or using heated styling tools however I'm sure most of us are familiar with the annoying 'wetness' the traditional formulas create. This is a light spray that dries immediately and not only protects the hair but adds shine. It's been a bit of a revelation for me!

Toni & Guy Fluid Metal Styler* | £90

My haircare stash was seriously lacking in a multipurpose styler, thin enough for fiddly straightening but also capable of producing loose waves. Step in Toni & Guy's Fluid Metal Styler (currently reduced to an amazing £44.99 on Superdrug's website!) I travel a lot so it's really handy to have a 'do it all' tool. Although my wide-plate GHD straighteners are fab for straightening my hair from curly, they can be a but bulky if I just want to do a fringe touch-up or want to get closer to the roots. I find these much better for that. They also create effortless waves, or even curls, depending on the angle at which you hold it. They honestly glide so effortlessly over my hair, it's amazing! There's no damage-causing tugging or dragging at all. Plus, I love the iridescent finish on the plates.


This is a bit of an old favourite for me and I've been through a fair few cans but no haircare post would be complete without it! It's an amazing spray that adds volume, texture and lift to even the flattest hair with no residue (so unlike with dry shampoo, I use this on freshly-washed hair). When real-life, non-blogger people notice your hair looks different, you know you've found a winner!


What are your current haircare favourites?


 



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31 comments

  1. I love the Charles Worthington texturising spray. I love how it gives life to my rather flat hair and it doesn't cost a fortune. Xx


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    1. Me too - so glad I didn't end up splurging on the Oribe one! xx

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  2. I love the look of the coconut oil shine by The Body Shop. I also love your little copper basket!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  3. The Coconut Oil Shine sounds like a lovely product!

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  4. Everything you said in the paragraph about the Batiste dry shampoo is 100% true. Colab leaves a lot to be desired for me and the brunette one makes my hands feel grimy! I'm going to have to track down Eden just to smell it!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  5. Hi love, how are you?
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  6. Lovely picks! You can't beat a good dry shampoo can you?! Since a hairdresser butchered my hair (sobs) I have been wearing hair extensions on one side and I only use two things on my hair and that's Awapuhi by Paul Mitchel and V05 heat protection and my hair has never been so healthy! I then use clearly naked volume by Herbal Essences the next week to give it the biggest cleanse. Considering I bleached my hair twice from black and it's still full of moisture and hasn't even broken!

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    1. I don't think I've tried those - will have to check them out :) xx

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  7. Great post Jasmine! your collection of beauty bits is amazing! The Coconut Oil is defo top of my list!

    Caroline x
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  8. I haven't tried anything from CW, these products sound really great, especially the melting balm! I am not a fan of dry shampoos after having an unpleasant experience with it however I hate washing my hair every other day (oily hair problem) so maybe I should give it a try one more time to see if I get lucky this time. I've recently started using Herbal Essences Beautiful ends and it is great. My hair feels softer and looks shinier even after the first wash. It will definitely be repurchased :) x

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  9. So glad I discovered not only your blog today but this post! My hair requires a major amount of TLC at the minute so these are all great recommendations. I keep hearing things about the Lee Stafford cocoloco range and the great benefits so will check these out - great post!


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    1. Thank you lovely :) hope you enjoy Coco Loco! xx

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  10. charles worthington does such amazing hair care. i adore their products.


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  11. I change up my hair care all the time because I love the instant results from some products but my favourite all time hair product is the Lee Stafford Hair that never grows past certain length hair mask. Its the best conditioner I've ever used! I love the sound of the Body Shop Coconut oil.. I must pick that up! xx

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  12. I love this post!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Vik
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  13. Love these posts! i hate batiste though its such a bad product i never got on with it haha

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  14. Charles Worthington is such a great brand, I love the texturing spray!

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  15. That CW intensive rescue melt sounds lovely. xx

    Julie
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  16. The only thing that really makes a difference to me with my shampoo is if it is sulfate-free. I immediately notice a difference in my hair. Great post! I have quite long hair so the most I ever do is run some Moroccan Hair Oil through the ends.

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  17. I find dry shampoo so good on everyday basic for adding some more texture in the hair!

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  18. I really want to give the Coco Loco range a try! Is it bad that it's mostly for the name? I have the Morrocan oil hair mask too but always forget about it, I need to give my hair some more TLC!

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  19. My go-to shampoo and conditioner are both from Lush, I went through a stage where I couldn't find any shampoos that would actually get my hair clean and then finally I found 'I love Juicy' from Lush and it seems to do the trick. I haven't tried anything from Charles Worthington before but it sounds like they have some really great products in their range.

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    1. I haven't really explored Lush haircare. I always overlook it but I've wanted to try Big for a while :) xx

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  20. I feel exactly the same about shampoo and condition, I use that many treatments I just go for whatever. I didn't get the hype around Colab at all, for hair that is actually greasy that the roots it does nothing xxx
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  21. My all time favourites are Kerastase Ciment Thermique and their Elixir Ultime. Lately I've found a budget shampoo I really really like by Garnier Ultimate Blends. I use the Honey Treasures which is aimed at fortifying hair and it leaves it feeling really soft but doesn't weigh it down. I love it!

    Inma x
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  22. Great post, i love finding new hair care! I'm not really a fan of the batiste dry shampoo's - however the herbel essence ones are great. Have you ever tried them?! xx



    Jessica Ann ♥

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    1. I do actually have a bottle of it, maybe I need to give it a proper go! xx

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