I’ve spent years being fed-up of having thin and lifeless hair. However, it’s only recently that I’ve placed a larger importance on achieving more healthy hair. The most instrumental step was in finding a great hairdresser. One who listens to my goals and either is helpfully honest about how realistic they are or proactive in making them a reality.
I’ve had my fair share of hairdressers that take too much off the ends and leave you deflated. For a long while before I found my hairdresser, I spent so much time and money on products full of promises, some empty and thankfully, some not. Regardless, it took a very long time to find which products actually work for me. I genuinely think that my hairdresser and current routine have saved my hair. I’m so much happier because it has become thicker and healthier.
Before I talk about my new healthy hair routine I have to introduce my new holy grail product: Olaplex. My hairdresser recommended this treatment to me the first time I saw him and I’ve had it every time since. I’m completely obsessed and attribute so much of how much healthier my hair has become to this one product.
My salon charges £15 for the treatment alone and I now have it as a standard part of my appointment. Olaplex also sell a take home formula which they name No3. Its slightly less concentrated but using it once a week has really been doing amazing things for my hair. The No3 formula is £32 for 100ml. It seems like a lot, but honestly it’s so worth it and I’d really recommend it for colour treated hair.
MY HAIR ROUTINE:
Day to day:
Everyone knows that over-washing your hair is terrible for it. I try and wash mine every three days but this does depend on a few factors, sometimes it needs a wash after only two. I try to mix up shampoo and conditioning products to keep my hair guessing, but my favourite at the moment are Bedhead Resurrection and Aussie. I particularly rate the Volume Shampoo for use on fine hair.
Once my hair is washed I towel dry it with an old cotton t shirt. I then comb through it with a tangle-teezer and use some kind of leave in conditioner. The one I’m using at the moment is the Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Silk. Sometimes I try and let my hair air-dry so that it gets a break from the heat. However, if I’m blow drying it, I always use a heat protector spray. I used to be so lazy with protection but consistency is key in using heat defence.
Recently I’ve started taking the Boots own Skin Hair and Nails capsules. These promise healthy hair, skin and nails which is worth taking a tablet for in my opinion! My friend recommended these and gave me hers as they were working so well for her that she couldn’t keep up with dying her hair so often! I never would have ordinarily tried these without a recommendation but I’ve genuinely noticed a difference. My hair seems to be growing much faster and is a little healthier too.
At least once a week I use some kind of mask on my hair, right now I love the Osmo deep moisture mask. I also love leaving coconut oil on the lengths and ends of my hair overnight before I wash it. Using and alternating between both oil and masks has really made a difference to the condition of my hair.
I’m a big believer in the importance of regular appointments and try and make mine six-weekly. In between appointments, I love saving hair content from Instagram or Pinterest so that I can show him what styles and colours I like.
I hope this has been helpful, I’d love to know if anyone else loves these products too.