Current Hair Care Staples Part 1

On the blog today I am waffling away about some of my current hair care favourites. I have been using these for months and the time has come for me to rave about them to you!

Just so you know, I have nightmare hair. It is curly, quite frizzy, with dry ends and oily roots. Just perfect hey? It is further complicated by the fact I have dandruff and hair loss due to stress. Just wonderful, don’t you think??! For these reasons, taking care of my hair is a bit of chore as I have a number of issues to address.

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One absolute staple in my hair care routine has to be the Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and its one of their best selling products! I have tried quite a few other anti-dandruff shampoos and this one is by far the best. Yes, its more expensive than some like Head and Shoulders, but it is better at tackling dandruff and importantly, it doesn’t irritate my scalp like some of the others do, further exacerbating the problem. You may think this smells like ginger and you will talk around smelling like a Thai restaurant, but thankfully it doesn’t! You can buy this in two sizes, which is great if you just want to try it out and see how it works for you. I always stock up on this when the TBS have offers on and I have recruited my dad who uses it (and loves it) too!

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As a result of my hair loss my hair isn’t what it used to be a few years back, when it was really thick. Over the last couple of months I have been using and really like the OGX Thick and Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner, which I got from Boots. These are £6.99 each. These contain Pro Vitamin B7 Biotin, collagen and hydrolysed wheat protein to thicken up  your hair and make it look fuller. What I really like about these, in contrast to other “thickening” hair products is that they do what they claim, without weighing down my hair or making it greasy really quickly. These are wonderful, though I sometimes use the shampoo by itself with a L’Oreal thickening conditioner. Another great thing about this is that its biotin topically applied. Biotin is in a lot of hair loss tablets but it can provoke a nasty outbreak of cystic acne if you are prone to acne. I found this out the hard way when I have tried a number of oral hair loss supplements. At least with this, I get the benefits of biotin but none of the nasty side effects! Another with thin or limp hair may want to consider trying these, not just people who suffer from hair loss.

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Next up is the awesome Phytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Mask from Phyto*. This is a very rich, creamy hair mask that is silicone and paraben free. It is recommended to be used around once week on towel dried hair and its just fantastic!! This mask makes my hair so shiny and nourished without weighing it down. It contains a blend of 18 amino acids, Baobab oil and Sapote Butter which work together to replace natural keratin and repair the hair. This mask has massively improved my dry ends and leaves my hair silky smooth. My curls are frizz free and have extra bounce every time I use this. As its so rich, a little goes a long way and I highly recommend it, even though it is £36 unless you have hair like Rapunzel, one tub of this will last a mighty long time. This is worth the investment!

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Finally, last but not least is the Lavera Rose Repair & Care Hair Serum* which is only £6.95. As someone who has tried a tonne of hair serums to try and combat my frizz and fly-aways, I can honestly say that this is one of the best I have come across! Not only is it great, it is also free of silicones (most serums contain a tonne of these), mineral oil and paraffin. A combination of organic rose, almonds, rice and soya work together to really tackle frizz and make my hair a lot more manageable, especially during these windy winter days. It also has the added bonus of helping with the appearance of split ends. And it smells divine. You need this in your life – FACT!

So….after all that I would love to hear what you think? What are your favourite hair care products? Are there any you think would be good for my hair issues and I should try? Drop me a line and let me know!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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P.S – this post contains *PR samples, however my reviews are always honest and my thoughts are my own :-) You can trust me on that, but you cant trust me not to steal your blusher if I like it!

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