After doing my everyday skincare routine, I thought a haircare routine would be worth posting as well!
I've been using some products for some time now and I really like my hair. I have waist-long, fine hair and it's damaged because I've been dyeing it for about 4-5 years. From dark brown, it's gone to a strawberry blond color, which I find that suits me better, but needs some extra care.
I like Phyto. I've used some products of this brand in the past, like the 7 Daily Botanical Cream and I really wanted to try a shampoo. A couple months ago, I thought my hair was kinda dull looking, so I wanted to find a nice revitalising/volumising one. I did my reasearch and I found that the Phytocyane is indeed suitable. I don't have a hair thinning problem, but I've seen a difference on the general condition of my hair. I mostly saw the difference after I'd stepped out of the shower, I felt more refreshed. I started using this when it was still cold in Greece and I was extremely happy with it, but now that it has hit 30°C, I think it doesn't perform so well. The bottle is nearly over, so I think I won't repurchase it for now. However, I want to try other Phyto shampoos. Another thing I wanted to mention, is that I didn't quite like the consistency of it. It's a runny, almost watery, wine coloured shampoo with no particular scent to it. I knew it's got fewer chemichals than other shampoos and it did lather well, but it was too runny for me.
This is the best hair conditioner I've ever used in my entire life. But, of course, it's been discontinued. I firstly got a sample of it on my Korres hair dye pack, and since then I'd use it every time I dyed my hair. I didn't buy a full bottle of it until a few months ago, when I decided there's no other conditioner like it. I found it on an online pharmacy in Greece (I think I saw it on feelunique too), but when I wanted to stock up at Hondos, I was informed Korres decided to stop producing it. This is supposed to maintain the colour of your hair while it gives a nice moisture and bounce. It succeds to do so extremely well! It has a very powerful scent of eucalyptus and rosemary, at first I found it overpowering, but now I really like it. It lingers for at least a day on your hair. I haven't felt my hair so soft and smooth when using another hair conditioner and it's harsh-chamical-free! I'm really bummed it's been discontinued. My luck!
Recently I found a really close competitor to the Korres Herb Balsam, which is the 3 Minute Miracle by Aussie. This is again for damaged hair and I've noticed that it makes my hair shiny and more manageable. The best thing about it though, is the smell: bubblegum! Give this a try, you wont' regret it! The squeeze tube though, makes me feel like I'm using a bottle of tomato ketchup, am I the only one???
I've used many hair masks and treatments and I have a few drugstore and high end favourites, but for quite some time I've been using a homemade avocado one and it works equally, or even more better. I just mash the avocado and add some honey and olive oil in a bowl and then apply it to my hair.I let it for about 30 minutes but the more you leave it on, the better.
I've tried all the argan-type oils for your hair, like Morroccan and Macadamian and I can say they all work exactly the same. I prefer using Orofluido of them all though, I like the scent a little better. However, I don't use it as often as I did last year, because it's packed with silicones. These oils give shine and moisture to your hair, but you have to use a very cleansing shampoo to avoid any build up, or else you'll have the exact opposite results.
I've heard many compliments about my hair colour the past 2 years, so I won't stop using this hair dye by Korres. Up until 2 years ago, I had my hair done at a local hair salon and I was very pleased. And then I had an awful allergic reaction. I don't know why exactly that happened, the colorist used the same brand on me for almost 2,5 years, but I was done with it for good. I didn't want to go back to my natural hair colour, so I gave the Korres colorant a try and it went pretty well! The colour is vibrant and if you take good care of your hair, it doesn't fade out.
Do you think some products are lifesavers? I do. The tangle teezer is one of them for sure! Where have I been for so long? I heard again and again all the raves about this brush, but I only managed to buy it 3 months ago. My hair has always been very tangly and it was a disaster waking up every day to a mess of a hair. I wish I had bought it earlier! It can be used on dry hair, on wet hair, on any kind of hair! It may make a weird sound when you brush your hair. Some people remove the upper plastic to avoid hearing this sound. I can reassure you, your hair won't get any split ends unless you treat it with hate! I can't recommend it enough and it's worth every single penny. I got it in pink on Lookfantastic (link here)
I don't use curling irons or stylers that often, but when I do, I use a heat protectant first. This Syoss one is quite decent. I like that is lightweight, being a spray. I've used cremes and they weighed down my hair, so I stopped using them. Very cheap as well!
I use hairsprays only when I curl my hair (which is once in 2-3 months) and most of the brands I've used didn't make the curl hold at all. I've used Elnett on-and-off for some time and all I can say it's a very promising one! It somehow reminds me of my grandma. Is it just me?
What are your favourite hair products? I'm on the hunt for a moisturising shampoo, so give me your suggestions!