My Favourite Hair Products

Hey! Welcome or welcome back to my blog. Recently, I think we’ve all been trying new things whilst in quarantine, and I’m one of those people who decided this was the right time to dye my hair. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to have long, flowing Rapunzel like hair, but I’ve now accepted that it’s just never going to happen. I can’t really imagine myself with long hair anymore if I’m honest. I’ve had short, wavy hair pretty much my whole life and since I can’t do anything about the length, (I don’t particular want extensions right now) switching up the colour was a great way to change it up a bit.

I’ve been dip dying the ends of my hair blonde since I was 11 so my ends are very dry, but I unfortunately I have very greasy roots. I’ve just dyed my hair red or ‘mahogany’ as it was described which has helped slightly with my oily roots, but I’ve had to try a multitude of products in order to find one that works with my hair type and I feel like I have finally cracked it.

 

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask:

This is an unusual product which I wish I had discovered a lot sooner when my hair seemed permanently oily within a day of washing. I still have slightly oily roots as I don’t think any product could ever fix it completely, though they are nowhere near as bad. It’s extremely easy to use. On dry hair, before shampooing, you simply apply the mask onto your roots making sure you cover the entire head. I usually leave it for around 5 minutes to absorb excess oil and impurities and then rinse gently in the shower making sure it’s all washed away. I use this once a week, and wash and dry as usual and my roots are much less oily than they used to be. I thought I would need to use it at least twice a week with my hair but once a week has really made a difference, leaving my hair much cleaner and lighter.

 

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo:

Due to my oily roots I used to have to wash my hair almost every day, but over-washing of the hair can lead to faster oil production at the scalp and dryness at the lengths – it’s a vicious cycle! However, since using this shampoo I’ve found I can wash my hair at the most every other day and it not look at all as greasy as it used to. The shampoo is formulated to purify oily roots and hydrate dry lengths and leaves my hair looking fresh for up to 48 hours. The product feels especially nice on the scalp, it rinses quickly and so far, I don't feel like it has built up, and my ends feel smooth with no frizz. My hair feels so much healthier.

 

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner:

I only apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair to help with the frizz and dryness as putting conditioner on my oily roots is not the best idea. It’s lightweight, easy to apply, and makes my hair so much easier to brush out the shower. After drying my hair, it feels softer and thicker, and overall, very well-conditioned.

 

Tresemme Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo:
Since dying my hair, I’ve found it’s better to use a colour protecting shampoo once or twice a week to help my colour stay consistent. Not only does it make my hair colour last a lot longer, it doesn’t make my hair oily afterwards. I’m not sure if it’s meant to control oils but it does for me and paired with my regular shampoo it works wonders. My hair is left feeling soft and looking healthy.

 

 

If you enjoyed this blog post, I would love for you to let me know what your favourite products are, and if you recommend any products that would be suitable for my hair type. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you never miss a post!


Mia x