Thursday, October 18, 2012


These are the products I use that keep my hair as healthy as possible even though I use bleach and heat on it. The most important steps in a healthy haircare routine are shampoo, deep/leave-in/regular conditioner and heat protectant so I'm going to be talking about the products I think do the best job for each task and a couple of extra products I enjoy adding to my routine.

I don't really pay too much attention to the shampoos I use because I find that they all work similarly. I do really like the John Frieda ones especially the "Go Blonder" and "Sheer Blonde" range because although they remove all of the excess oil, they still moisturise the hair and leave it feeling soft rather than dried out. I also love all of the Palmolive shampoos because they provide a really deep clean.

I used to be very picky with my conditioner and could only find that the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque would give me results I was happy with. Now I have found a much cheaper alternative that is fairly comparable and that is the Palmolive conditioners! They are seriously so moisturizing and nourishing.

Deep Conditioner:
Now that I have stopped using the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque as my conditioner, I only use it as my deep conditioner maybe once a week to give my hair a moisturizing boost. This has not only saved me money but also decreased the amount of protein that my hair is exposed too because too much protein for your hair can be a bad thing and leave your hair feeling a bit like straw.

Leave-in Conditioner: 
I think it's important to have a product that you put into damp hair once you get out of the shower and I personally love an oil. My favourites have become the NAK Aromas Oil which is an Argan Oil and the Macadamia Luxurious Oil Treatment which is a Macadamia Oil. Since I don't brush through my hair while it's wet, putting something like this in my ends helps detangle my hair when it comes to brushing it out when it's dried.

Dry Shampoo:
Everyone has those nights when your too tired to wash your hair and you wake up the next day regretting it because it looks kind of oily. The solution to this issue is dry shampoo and I used to use the Batiste one until I found a much cheaper alternative! The "Girlz Only" brand are only $2 for a bottle of dry shampoo and sometimes you can even get them on sale cheaper! They work fine for me as I am a blonde but if your brunette it may leave a slight white powdery residue to you may want to look into the Batiste tinted dry shampoo range.

Heat Protectant: 
It's crucial to use some sort of heat protectant when blow drying, straightening or curling your hair but it's hard to tell if the one your using it working or not which is why I am useless when it comes to choosing heat protectants. The one I am currently using is the Schwarzkopf Heat Protection Spray and I find that although it takes a while to dry and is very wet in formulation, it does protect my hair.

Those are the products that I use in my haircare routine that keep my hair looking and feeling healthy.
Let me know if you have tried any of these products before and if you love them as much as I do.

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