Haircare is the one part of beauty that I have never really focused that much of my attention on nor put much care into. It was just something that I didn’t really see the need to invest in. To give you a little background information I have long red dyed hair. That is frizzy and beyond curly, not the best combination in the heat may I add. I am constantly straightening my hair, not necessarily blow drying it but it gets straightened at least 3 times a week.
Over time I have noticed a change in the condition of my hair. It went from being nice and soft to just looking dry and damaged. My split ends became beyond bad. It was at this point I decided to finally look at my hair care properly. I have been a lover of the Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoos since they came out. They leave my hair feeling soft and smooth. But I never really used a conditioner or hair mask often as I didn’t see the damage that I had done to my hair.
I am sticking to my Garnier Ultimate Blends shampoo. I am currently trying The Marvellous Transformer Shampoo. Infused with Argan oil and camellia oil this nourishes dry and lifeless hair giving it a glowing shine. I can definitely say that this has helped my hair look seriously healthier. There never used to be a glow to my hair it just used to look dull. But now this has definitely improved it, it normally retails for around the £4 mark however it is currently on offer at Boots for £1.94 and is normally in some deals anywhere so I’d get it whilst it’s on offer if I was you.
For conditioner I am following this shampoo with The Color Illuminator Conditioner. As I am dying my hair quite frequently to maintain the intensity. I wanted to find a conditioner that keeps my hair soft and repairs some of the damage but also manages to lock the color in. With conditioners and shampoos I find that the price you pay is normally an indication for the quality of the product. I have used £1 conditioners that have made my hair smell amazing and look good after I’ve just dried it. But I notice that this appearance and smell droops within a few hours. Whereas with this conditioner I found that the quality of my hair stayed right until I washed it, the scent was pretty much gone but I’d rather have healthy looking hair then it just smelling nice. This is also on offer in Boots for £1.94 so definitely go and pick it up!
Before we jump into any added extras in my hair care regime I will say this. I don’t have time to be in the shower for 20-30 with a hair mask on all the time or sat on the edge of the bath massaging oil into my hair. I wanted treatments and products that I could apply whilst washing the rest of my body in the shower. Saving me time essentially. So the next product I am mentioning is not a must have. If you want a product you can put on and wear overnight then go for that this is just what is convenient and works for me personally. Similar with the shampoo and conditioners, all the ones from the Ultimate Blends range are great and work it isn’t just these two that work just the two that are working for my hair at the moment.
If you haven’t noticed there is a Garnier theme with this hair care. Because I have reactions to quite a lot of hair care brands I prefer to find a brand that I like and basically use most of their products over time because I know that they will work and I won’t get a bad reaction from them. As I mentioned earlier I don’t really have the time often to sit there with a 20 minute hair mask on. So when I saw this in Boots I just had to pick this up. It’s the Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Honey 1 Minute Hair Mask.
Now first off, I would never use this for a just a minute. To me that is too short. But I am a huge fan of the idea, with the main ingredient honey this ensures that your damaged hair will be looking healthier even after the first use. The idea is you apply this after shampoo and conditioner leave it for a minute although I normally leave it for a few minutes whilst I carry on showering and then rinse out. Simple enough really. I have used this for about a month now using it just once a week and the difference is incredible. This is priced at £4.49 usually but Boots are just hitting us with the offers giving it us for just £2.99 so I would pretty much run to Boots with your hair care list at this rate.
The main thing that I would say is that. Although these products are all amazing on their own you need to have a routine. You can’t just shampoo and leave it at that without expecting your hair to be dry and lifeless. You have to ensure that your hair is getting all the nutrients it can get to keep on top of things.
But I want to know what other products you are all liking. I am open to trying different products and giving you my feedback on them at a later date if anyone has any recommendations. But that is all for now and I hope you all have a hair care list sorted after reading all of this.
Until next time, Chloe!