19 September 2016

My Hair Care Regime

Glasgowfashiongirl - My Hair Regime

I need to start this blog post off with a disclaimer. I in no way think I have amazing hair. I don't have cascading locks that would make Rapunzel jealous. In fact I have been rocking this bob and fringe for the past 32 years. My hair has been through the wars these past few years. It has been blonde, brown, black, orange, pink and back to blonde. My hair has split ends and I probably damage it way too much with my excessive straightener use (if you saw it in it's natural style you would understand why!) - But you know what? It hasn't fallen out yet so I must be doing something right.
I do keep my hair short and get regular haircuts to keep it healthy, but I also use lots of products. I have pretty much used the same products for the past few years. So want to know how I look after my bob? Read on......
 
Regular haircuts and colour at Kevin O'Neill Hair Salon
There are so many amazing salons in Glasgow that people really are spoilt for choice. Every so often I will try a new salon and love them, but I always end up back at this salon. No one can cut my hair and more importantly my fringe the way Ainsley, my stylist, can. She is the queen of fringe cutting. I have my hair cut and coloured every 2 months with fringe cuts in between. A half head of highlights is much kinder on my hair than my previous full head bleach. Always be careful when a hairdresser is using bleach on your hair and never be afraid to question a hairdresser or complain when you don't like the final outcome.
 
Argan Blonde Silver Shampoo *
Silver shampoo is a staple for anyone with blonde hair. No one wants brassy, yellow toned hair and silver shampoo helps to eliminate this. This shampoo is a new addition to my hair care regime. I previously used another brand of silver shampoo which left my hair feeling quite dry. I was kindly sent this shampoo to test, and fell in love with it. Every time I wash my hair with it I get so many comments about the colour asking if it has been freshly done. It also gives my hair volume which no shampoo has been able to do before. If you don't need the toning side of the shampoo I can highly recommend the Argan Renew Shampoo which left my hair lovely and soft and full of volume. These shampoos really do seem to have the Midas touch when it comes to adding volume to your hair.
 
Redken Extreme Shampoo
This shampoo saved my hair a few years ago when it was completely destroyed by a bad hairdresser and too much bleach. I use this alternatively with my silver shampoo. My hair feels amazing after using this. A little more expensive than a basic bottle of shampoo but worth every penny. I can also highly recommend the Redken Extreme conditioner.
 
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Take The Heat Deep Treatment
Although marketed as a treatment I use this as my usual conditioner and it is hands down my favourite. I think they changed the formula recently, which is annoying, but it is still the best at leaving my hair feeling soft and manageable. It is also great to leave on overnight as a treatment.
 
Hask Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil
These oils costs around £2.50 and seem to work better on my hair than the more expensive alternatives available. Great for keeping your hair smooth and soft. My hair is just plain fluffy without it.
 
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Treatment
Another saviour from when my hair was totally destroyed from bleach. Although I don't reach for this as often as I should, I always make sure I have a bottle available for when my hair feels a little too over-processed and starts to snap.
 
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
The original and the best hair mask for dry hair. It has been an industry favourite for years and I can see why. I use this on my hair overnight at least once a week and wake up with lovely soft, nourished hair.
 
TRESemme Protect Heat Defence Spray
As a hair straightener addict I have been using the spray for more years that I care to remember. I have tried a few different sprays and this one is definitely the best and amazing for the price. The thought of people using straighteners without heat defence spray gives me the fear! Please always use protection!
 
So these are the products that have looked after my hair for the past few years. I am always looking for new products to try out so if you have any recommendations please send them my way.

 
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  1. The Redken Extreme range and the Elasticiser are god sends! x
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    1. They so are! They make such a difference xxx

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  2. I love this blog............,,,,,,,,,,hzsgfoiA;

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  4. I love these oils, I tried the light one myself and have been so impressed with it. I didn't know they did mini versions, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!essential oils

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