Ladies, thanks for following my little Ramadan Fashion & Beauty chronicle on Arabia.com, over the past few weeks! I said it before and I will say it again, I LOVE beauty stuff AND I love to share my favourite products and tips & tricks to make sure you all look fabulous.
We’ve touched upon skin care, nail care, make-up, style… it’s only natural that we should now talk Hair Care!
This weather really can wreak havoc on our hair! They get dry, they get frizzy, they get greasy… A nightmare.
But fear not, I’m here to help! Here is my ‘5-step Hair Care Routine‘ which will have you transform your frizzy, damaged tresses into luscious, lovable locks.
1. Invest in a good shampoo, that’s right for your hair type!
A brand I have used and trusted for many years is Kerastase. You really cannot go wrong with their products.
I have coloured treated hair AND regularly treat my locks to a little Keratin & botox here & there so gotta use a soft, sulfate-free shampoo to make sure my colour stays vibrant and my tresses smooth & shiny.
I have used & loved the Kerastase Bain Chroma Captive.
A good drugstore alternative is the SYOSS Color Protect range which is of excellent quality AND smells absolutely delicious!
And finally, you know how much I love natural & organic beauty products! Well, my favourite brand Herbline Essentials also does hair! Yay! Their Henna Liquorice Shampoo and Conditioner (AED95 & AED79) is a little secret for falling (a common issue here in the UAE!) and thinning hair types, whilst keeping your current colour alive and invigorated. The henna is used to promote growth and gives extra special conditioning, resulting in silky, tangle-free hair.
If yours is a little more ‘rebellious’, then try their Walnut and Henna Shampoo and Conditioner which will protects & make your locks shine remarkably!
2. Use a conditioner EVERYTIME you wash your hair
Once you’ve washed your hair, you should always apply a conditioner which will smooth out your hair’s follicle, nourish them and detangle. I normally buy whichever one goes along the shampoo I’m using.
Twice a week, apply a rich nourishing mask. Leave it on for 10-15 mins OR if you have a little more time, wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for an hour or 2!
I personally use the SYOSS Color Protect mask which just leave my hair soft, shiny and tangle-free.
Another really great product I recently discovered in one my GlamBoxes (link to: http://www.glambox.me) is the Uniq One All-in-One Hair Treatment.
The Uniq One’s All-in-One Hair Treatment is a wonder product that works by giving not one, not two, not three… but TEN essential hair care treatments in one to benefit your tresses.
The Uniq One All-in-One Treatment is the first ever leave-on hair mask that provides a total of 10 benefits for your hair. This comprehensive and versatile treatment is suitable for all hair types and can be used on wet or dry hair. It is especially perfect for the harsh desert environment conditions of the Middle East. So, what are these 10 wonder benefits?
Simply spray on and UniqOne’s All-in-One Hair Treatment will:
1. Repair dry and damaged hair
2. Add shine while acting as frizz control
3. Give heat protection
4. Keep hair silkier and smoother than before
5. Protect hair colour with UVA and UVB filters
6. Make brushing and ironing hair super easy
7. Incredibly detangle
8. Give a long lasting hairstyle
9. Prevent split ends appearing
10. Add body
Amazing right?! You can find it in quite a few salons across the UAE. For more details check out www.uniq-one.com.
4. Prepare & Protect
Celebrity hair stylist, Kelly Van Gogh (she styles Madonna and Cameron Diaz!) has recently launched her own range of hair care products. Her new & incredible Wonderlust Hair Colour Protecting & Illuminating Tonic (AED 130 in Bloomingdales Dubai Mall) works its magic in a variety of ways and has recently been nominated for a prestigious Viva Beauty Award.
Guaranteeing lasting gorgeous hair colour, Wonderlust gives off an aroma of jasmine and rose. It works by sealing the cuticle layer and protecting hair colour by lowering the pH level of the hair below that of water. This prevents your hair from looking faded and dull. Wonderlust is a jam packed cocktail of vitamins, collagen, amino acids and keratin proteins. These combine to tame your mane, strengthen weak strands and make it super easy to manage! What’s more, Wonderlust will cut your blow dry time in half AND make your hair as smooth as silk. What better gift is there for a girl getting ready than the precious gift of time?!
5. Sun shield
Same as you protect your skin form harmful UV rays with an SPF, you should extend the same courtesy to your hair!! A favourite product of mine (and a lot of beauty bloggers out there) is the Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil which forms an invisible anti-dehydration screen to protect hair from the harmful effects of the sun, sea and swimming pool.
Et voila! 5 steps to healthy, shiny, gorgeous locks!
I’ve recently tried out the famous Hair Botox and will be sure to blog a full review of the treatment in the next few days so stay tuned!