Saturday, January 7, 2012

MY EVERYDAY HAIR ROUTINE

Hey girls, 
This is going to be all the products I use on my hair on an everyday basis. I use a mixture of brands but this is just what I have found works for my hair the best to ensure it's strong, healthy and at the colour I want it.

Shampoo
So this might be really weird but I actually switch between three shampoos depending what I think my hair is needing at the time.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo: I use this shampoo when I am in between colours and I really just want to make my hair feel a bit lighter and fresher. It doesn't bleach your hair obviously but you will notice it gradually become visibly lighter. I love the whole Go Blonder range and you will see a few more products from that collection as we progress through my routine.
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo: This is probably the shampoo I use most often, it's the one I go to when I am not using my other Sheer Blonde or Aromas shampoo. I just find that it nicely maintains my blonde hair, doesn't strip the oil from my hair but gets it clean looking. It has become my favourite everyday use shampoo.
Nak Aromas Argan Oil Shampoo: When I feel like my hair is becoming a little dry, maybe if I have used a lot of heat on my hair that week or I just got my hair re-highlighted and that stripped some moisture from it, I will use this shampoo. It's probably the most moisturizing out of the 3 but it doesn't do anything for my blonde hair so that's why I don't use it all the time, I like to focus on maintaining my colour. I feel like I have to get my hair done a lot less often if I use the lightening shampoos and such which saves money long term.

Toner
Schwarzkopf Blonde Toner: Since I have been blonde my whole life apart from about 4 months in early 2011...you can trust me when I say that I have tried a lot of toner! So I'm being serious when I say that this is an amazing toner for taking out brassiness in blonde hair for a more natural look. Not to sound conceded but on YouTube I get a crazy amount of compliments about the colour of my hair which is really flattering and I have put it down to this amazing toner! I switch up my shampoo's and conditioners so often and don't really use any other colour maintenance product except for this so I have put my hair colour down to this magical toner!

Conditioner/Treatments
If you read my review on the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner you will know I don't love this conditioner but it was fairly pricey and I hate to waste money so I have figured out a way to save money with it! The Macadamia Hair Masque is very expensive costing $40 for 250ml and I hate using the Organix conditioner on it's own because I feel like it doesn't moisturise my hair enough. My solution to this problem is to dilute my Macadamia Repair masque with the Organix Conditioner, using up the Organix conditioner and allowing me to only have to use a small amount of the Macadamia hair masque, it's a win win. The Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is the best treatment I have ever used but I use it as a conditioner just because my hair is quite dry and I feel like it needs that extra boost of moisture.

Brushes
When I have my conditioner on in the shower, I like to brush through my hair with a wide toothed comb/Afro comb because it's super gentle on your roots and doesn't pull out any hair. I also like doing this because I don't brush my hair when I get out of the shower because your hair is so brittle when wet you really shouldn't be ripping through it with a brush. The conditioner makes it really easy to glide the comb through your hair further preventing any ripped out hairs or damage while making your hair manageable for when you finish showering.I love this step because it always makes my hair so soft and silky!
 
When my hair is dry and I'm styling or just brushing my hair out, I use DuBoa brushes because they are extremely gentle on the hair and minimize the amount of hair pulled out. The only downside to these amazing brushes is that they are $40 which is kind of expensive for a brush but they will last you forever as long as you don't drop them (they will shatter!!)

Leave In Treatments
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme: I love using this product to smooth down any fly aways and fluffiness that occurs when I curl or style my hair. It doesn't weight it down or make it oily so it's a pretty good product that is now included in my everyday hair routine when I style my hair.
Nak Aromas Oil: I like to put this in my hair after getting out of the shower and my hair is damp. Any products derived from the Moroccan Argan tree is extremely moisturizing and amazing for your hair.

Extras
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray: This is a super interested and unique product. I don't use this everyday but when I feel like I want my colour to look a little fresher I will spray this on damp hair and with the heat of your blow drier, it brightens your blonde hair! I only spray this on my ends because I like the ombre-ish look I have going on. It's a very subtle ombre look because it didn't come out as dramatic as I intended when I initially got it ombred. So it just lightens my ends and brings out the ombre look a little better.

So that is everything I do to my hair on an everyday basis! Do you use any of the products and what do you think about them?

4 comments:

Beauty in a bottle said...

I really love the macadamia mask and their hair oil.

MsBilliLilli said...

Hey Jordy!
In relation to that JF Go Blonder Lightening Spray - do you get instant results from it or do you have to use it quite a few times before you notice that your hair has gotten lighter?
Thanks so much :)

Jordy's Spot said...

@MsBilliLilli
I have used it on and off a couple of times and you start seeing results around the second or third use. Sometimes I have seen tiny results around the first use but nothing too dramatic until a couple of times :) xx

Tessa Pickering said...

hi am just wanting to know if the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Moisturising Shampoo works on any blonde base colour its only cause my hair is a dark blonde and I want to put few highlights or even make it to lighter shade blonde, where am not having to use bleach or dye to achieve it