Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hair TLC // Dry & Brittle to Soft & Silky in 15 minutes

I haven't had my hair cut since June, and as much as I want, or rather need a good trim, I barely have the time and definitely can't afford it. Plus, the whole of November right through to February will be spent on various medical placements where all of my hair must be tied up; I barely see the point. But that doesn't mean that my dry and brittle hair doesn't scream out for a treat in the meantime. 




Here are my favourite products, in order of use. I love using these products individually, but together they form a 'wonder soup,' resulting in super soft hair that has me running my fingers through it all day. 


V05 Hot Oil // 
Apply to wet hair and leave for no longer than a minute. This is clearly indicated on the packet, and the first time I used it, I left it on for a few minutes, thinking that it will only further infuse my hair with added softness, and the outcome being a burnt scalp, I've learnt to stick with the rules. I've since noticed that one of the key ingredients is actually hydrochloric acid...(?!) 

Shampoo // 
My favourite will always be Redken All Soft for reasons outlined here.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long // 
The range seems the same to me apart from the smells, but my favourite at the moment is the luscious long. It smells divine and really does work a miracle in 3 minutes! 
Plus, maybe I'm just easily pleased, but I love the packaging; No need to remove the cap, just squeeze and dispense! Rinse with lukewarm water.

Conditioner //
Redken again, for good measure! 

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum // 
Easily the best serum I've ever used and has lasted seemingly forever. Apply to ends of hair, and don't be shy with it. I'll use this again when my hair is dry if I really need it.

Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Rapid Repair Spray // 
Sprayed over dry hair. I have absolutely no idea how this works, but after trying it in an old GlossyBox, I fell in love. It smells amazing, adds non-greasy shine and over time seems to brighten my hair!

And after all this, I'm still craving MoroccanOil - Has anyone tried it, and does it live up to the hype? I've not seen it anywhere in the high street!

S xx


16 comments:

  1. I want to see if Moroccan Oil lives up to it's hype too! I've used the Redken shampoo & conditioners in the past they're really good! I'm a bit of an Alterna convert, my hairdressers got me hooked on their range! x

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  2. I really want to try Moroccan Oil too just finding it hard to justify the cost! I think it's only available in salons so you won't find it on the high street hun. X

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  3. Great post! I absolutely love Aussie, and that V05 Hot Oil is fantastic - I think they key is just not to use it too often!
    I want to try Moroccan Oil too, I would definitely pay out if it is good as everyone says it is :)

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  10. I haven't tried redken yet, do you recommend it?
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  11. Redken is DEFINITELY recommended, I wouldn't rave so much about it otherwise hehe x

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  12. I have literally just been googling how to deal with dry hair, then found your blog :) definately going to try the V05 oil, I've heard it's fantastic for it's price :)

    Charlotte :)

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  13. Just to let you know, MoroccanOil is sooooo worth the hype. I bleach my hair every 6 weeks but i use it everytime I blowdry and you would never tell that I should have brittle hair. It is pricey, but i tend to buy it when i get my student loans through and it lasts me 3-4 months. If you STILL can't part with £30 or so.. there is a product called Argan Oil (which is one of the ingredients in MoroccanOil) for sale in Boots which retails at £12, and it's almost as good, but even that makes a huge difference. Hope that helps and I love your blog x x

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