As promised, here is an updated hair care routine! The last I posted was about a year ago so this one is long overdue. Needless to say I’ve been trying out LOTS of products and I think I now have found the best product combo… well at least the best one for my hair. Let me also tell you that my hair is very long (below the waist), fairly straight, coloured (inc an ombre on the ends) and do have a tendency to dry out on the lengths.
Also, I only wash my hair every 3 or 4 days, unless I’ve been running or sweating (sorry I know it sounds a bit gross)…. if I wash them too often they dry out even more and my scalpt gets super sensitive. If I find that on the 3rd day the roots get a little greasy, I just refresh them with dry shampoo. My favourite one at the moment is the Davines Hair Refresher.
So, what do I use to keep my tresses in check? Read on to find out!
Davines Nounou Nourishing & Illuminating Shampoo & Cream
The ‘Nounou‘ range is perfect for coloured or treated hair! It just deeply nourishes your hair, repairing any damaged tresses. This is sodium chloride free which means it won’t strip the colour out of your hair! Fab.
The Shampoo’s formula is really nice. A little dollop of product goes a long way (with my hair, I go through a bottle of shampoo every fortnight but I’ve had this one for over a month now!).
The cream mask is so rich and creamy and just leaves my hair so soft… I apply it in the shower, leave it on for 10 mins and rinse it off. You can also leave it on for a couple of hours for more of a deep conditioning treatment.
Boots Expert Anti-dandruff Shampoo – I don’t really know if it is the water, the heat or whatever, but I sometimes get a bit of a itchy scalp and can go through phases where I have dandruff which I absolutely hate! SO, every 2nd or 3rd shampoo I use this little gem! The bottle doesn’t look like much and it is super cheap (GBP3!) but man, it does work! Leaves my scalp feeling refreshed and super clean! Love it!
Natures Organics / Organic Care Dry Nourish Conditioner – This is one of my all time favourite conditioners! And one that you can buy for very cheap in your local supermarket. I got this a couple of years ago when I first tried out the infamous Keratin treatment. It was then recommended to use a shampoo & conditionner that did not contain any paraben or sulfates… after using up the super expensive one from the salon I hunted this (much) cheaper version down and loved it instantly! I didn’t like the shampoo so much as I felt it left my hair very tangled and dry but the conditionner has remained part of my hair care routine ever since. Love also the fact that it contains coconut oil and thus smells good enough to eat!!
Davines OI All in On Milk – this rich and nourishing spray on milk is quite the genius do it all product! When spray on towel dried hair and before styling it adds shine, softness, helps with detangling my long locks, controls any frizz, has a conditioning effect, cuts out my blow-dry time by half and protects my hair from the heat! And it smells really good too! WHAT?!
PhytoPlage Protective Sun Veil – living in the Middle East you have got to be mindful of the sun and the heat and the fact that we’re close to a beach at any given time and so likely to visit it all year (well almost!). It therefore goes without saying that UV rays, salt, heat etc… would take a toll on your locks and so you have got to make sure they are protected at all times! The best product I’ve tried to day has to be the PhytoPlage Protective Sun Veil. The texture is super light and non-greasy, it smells of holidays and of course, it contains a UV filter. Can be use on or off the beach! I spray mine on every day!
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Lumiere Hairspray – Hair styling wise, I do keep it very simple! A little hair spray to keep little flyways. I’ve been loyal to Elnett for years….
And then finally, if I am feeling SUPER glam, I’ll spray a little of my favourite Hair Perfume (yes you heard!) – the Herra Hair Protect. Read the full review here.
My little secret to easily detangle my hair in the shower?! Meet my cute ‘Shampoo Brush‘! I got it from Daiso for like AED7 and it’s genius! Makes the whole process so much easier… a must-have if you ask me!
Alright that’s it I guess! Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Don’t hesitate to send me any suggestions as to which products I should try out next!