Thursday 10 October 2013


Every so often I go a little crazy for hair care products. Not that I need anymore - my bathroom cupboards are bulging at the seams with hair products! However, I don't generally use too many drugstore products as I had a period of hair loss when I was 17 so i'm very careful about what I use on my hair! I also have my hair dyed jet black so certain products with a lot of sulphates in them can lighten the black to brown.

Let's start with hair masks/treatments:

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment: For Hair that Never Grows Past a Certain Length
£7.99 from Boots

I have purchased this product countless times over the past few years. After shampooing you are supposed to scoop out some of this product, apply to your hair at the roots and leave on for 5 minutes. It is not a conditioner so you still have to do this after the treatment - I was a bit wary of this at first as I thought it would weigh down my hair with it being so fine but it didn't! I love this product, my hair always feels so soft after using it and definitely makes my hair feel a lot healthier. It also helps to reduce frizz for me. As for growth, I do think there is a slight increase in how much my hair grows from month to month. However, keep in mind that this product is not going to grow out a short bob down to your waist overnight - wouldn't that be great?! I love the smell of this product and I use it 1-2 times a week. You have to use it for a few weeks to start to see a difference in your hair.

Redken Extreme Strength Builder
£20.75 (I think - price tag got wet in the shower oops!) from Trade Secret

This product has changed my life. I'm not even kidding! I first bought this after I tried the Redken Extreme Anti Snap leave in treatment - which I also swear by! This product is for dry, damaged and distressed hair in need of some love. It contains protein which helps to repair and strengthen each individual strand of hair making it more manageable. I couldn't believe the difference after just one use of this product. You simply wash your hair then apply this product to towel dried hair and leave for 5-15 minutes depending on how much of a deep condition your hair needs. You can feel the difference immediately and the shine from your hair is amazing and makes your hair look so healthy. I absolutely swear by this product as the effects of one treatment don't wear off the next time you wash your hair like many other masks do. It really helps deal with dry and damaged hair and I would highly recommend this product - even if you have fine/thin hair like me.

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique
£15.95 from Feel Unique

This is a leave in treatment with heat styling protective agent for dry to very dry hair. With Royal Jelly Extract this product contains proteins to nourish and protect the hair and give it a healthy shine whilst protecting it from damaging heat-styling tools. Since I've started using this product I have noticed my hair drys a lot easier and with a lot less flyaway hairs. All you need is a small sized amount of the product through the middle-ends of your hair and with it being the 150ml size I know this will last me a long time! It doesn't weigh down the hair like other leave-in treatments can, it just smoothes out the hair and gives you a more polished finish to your hair - whilst protecting it from hairdryers and straighteners! This is a great product and I will definitely be repurchasing.

TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray
£5.50 from Boots

The first time I used this product I noticed a difference in the texture of my hair. Just a few sprays through my ends made them so soft and easy to blow-dry. My hair is prone to be very tangled when I come out the shower as I don't always use a conditioner in the shower. However, this seems to act as a de-tangler for me as well which is great! The smell is pleasant and it diffuses the product very finely and evenly through the hair. This product contains keratin and I really noticed that my hair was more manageable and smooth after styling. I love this product and it's affordable which is always a huge plus!


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