11.13.2013

Haircare Routine



Unlike my skincare routine, my haircare habits doesn't chop and change quite so much. I had my hair cut in the summer for the first time in what seemed like forever,  so although I had to switch it around with a few products,  I generally tend to stick once I've found something I like.

The Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo is a great all-rounder for all hair types. Suitable for daily use, I find this really great for adding shine to my hair. I have ombred locks (however not professionally done - I let my hair grow out, so it has old dye on the ends, sounds yum I know.) and this shampoo is suitable for colour treated hair which is a cheeky bonus. At £17 it's not the cheapest, but I find B&B products to last a hell of long time whilst doing an awesome job, so to me, I think it's worth paying that little bit extra.

Another shampoo I like to reach for is, yup, Bumble and Bumble again. The Sunday Shampoo is perfect if you're wanting a little detox. This baby is the star of the show for when it comes to cleansing the hair by removing any product residue or build up on the scalp. As the name suggests, this product is only designed to be used once a week. Since I'm such a rule-breaker I sometimes use it on a Monday instead... yeah I'm bad-ass, I know. 
If you've got colour treated hair, then sadly this wonderful little product isn't for you. It cleanses the scalp, so it will slowly strip your hair of the colour - not good. Similarly to the Seaweed Shampoo, this retails at £17, a price that which again I feel is appropriate. I've had the bottle since around May time, and as you can see it's still going pretty strong, so you'll definitely get your moneys worth.


To smooth things out, I use the Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner. I initially tried this last Christmas when I was fortunate enough to own the Liz Earle advent calender. At the time I'd never tried anything haircare wise from the brand, however even after the first use my hair seemed to l-o-v-e it. There are three different varieties of this conditioner, one for normal hair, one for dry/damaged and finally oily. As you can see, I went for normal option as my hair is nor oily or particularly dry. I love the Liz Earle brand as a whole, as the products always do a brilliant job whilst using really natural ingredients. Along with catering for different hair types, you can also purchase a variety of sizes of the conditioner. I currently have the 50ml tube, which is only £5. £5?!!! That's a crazily awesome price if you ask me. 

The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme is something I've been using for quite some time now. This is basically THE mask to have if your hair represents a head full of straw. The Elasticizer Extreme is designed for when things have got a bit out of hand. There is also an Elasticizer, which again is for damaged hair, but when I purchased this I decided against the latter as my hair was pretty damn fried at the time. Although this is no longer the case, I do still use this on the ends of my hair from time to time as it makes my hair feel really soft. I purchased my rather humongous tub from Fenwicks for £27.50, although I did purchase a little sample tube beforehand for about £5 to test it out before investing. Also, if you do try this, bear in mind that you only need the TINIEST amount.


For styling, there's a few little gems that I find really bring my Russel Brand-esque mop together. I particularly enjoy reaching for the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. This is literally ah-mazing at adding that beach babe texture to your hair. You simply spritz onto either damp or dry hair, scrunch in and jobs a good'en. This has gone up a little in price, now retailing at £21.50. If you wanna try before you buy (...the full bottle, that is) then Boots stock a travel version for only £9.50 which is a bit of a bargain if you ask me.

Time for more Bumble and Bumble (think I'm borderline obsessed?) and this time my love is for the Thickening Hairspray. I like volume, and this baby likes giving me it. A match made in heaven, don'tcha think? Pump onto damp hair, and once it's dry you'll have biiiiig hair. Awesome. You can pick this up from Boots for £7.50.

Neal & Wolf was a brand I was unaware of until I was given this spray at an event. A finishing product, the Super Shine Spray it's designed to add shine and control frizz. If I'm ever attempting to tame my hair then I will pick this up. As well as working it's magic at taming, it also smells lovely, too. I'm not sure if you can buy this from the high street, but it's available from the website for £12.50.

Finally, it's all about Moroccan Oil. Introduce me to someone who doesn't love this product? If you want shiny locks in an instant then this is where it's at. Not cheap, but hey, it's worth it. I have the full sized bottle which is around £30, but there's a travel size bottle for only £12.50. Not that I would travel with the bottle, though. Last time I did, a lovely oily mess was left all over my bag, whilst wasting about a quarter of the bottle *insert sarcastic thumbs up, here*. I since went to Mujji and bought a mini pump bottle for this when I'm on the go. A wise idea, Bryony, I here you say.

So there we have it, my current haircare routine. Eight products that I think help to tame my mane... but probably do absolutely nothing. 

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  1. Your haircare routine puts mine to shame! I def need to pick up some Bumble and Bumble products. xx

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  2. What gorgeous photos! I've heard such good things about the Elasticizer, I'll have to get a trial tube to see what I think about it on my dry ends x

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  3. Oooh i've been hearing so much about bumble and bumble, definately going to try them now xx

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