In short, a couple of years ago I took a leap of faith and got the ends of my hair dip dyed. For someone who’d never dyed their hair before this was quite a scary experience. I became obsessed with hair care once it was dyed because these beautiful locks require a lot of maintenance. It’s expensive to have hair this good – trust me. So I decided to share with you what I believe to be the best hair-care products for coloured hair.
1) Bleach London Reincarnation Mask (Boots – £6)
Hey now, hey now this is what dreams are made of! (Sorry, Lizzie Mcguire reference had to be used when describing this product). Literally, I am positive it is what dreams are made. This product does exactly what it says: “Resurrect and hydrate thirsty, bleached or coloured hair and improve elasticity with this repairing and moisturizing hair mask.”
After my hair had been bleached, dyed and styled I was almost sure that was end game for it. Then, I used this hair mask and my hair was quite literally ‘resurrected’. The mask itself is quite thick, and can be difficult to get out of the tube once you’ve had it for a while. It doesn’t smell of anything either which I’d say is a positive. Never the less, it still does the job and you don’t have to use that much of it. I have really thick, quite long hair and I use more than I probably should, if I’m honest. I’d suggest using it once or twice depending on how parched your hair is. Without a doubt, this is my no. 1 hair product.
2) L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil (Boots – £9.99)
Spending anything over £8 on hair products puts me straight off purchasing it. Sorry, I’m a little stingy. But when I saw this oil was on offer in Boots I just had to try it. A friend of mine had raved about it many times, so I figured why not give it a go? Now, when I tell you all this oil is a blessing from the hair God’s themselves, I am not joking. It really is. I’m not usually a fan of oils that you have to pour onto your hands first because they can leave your hands feeling oily and gross. Not this stuff, it not only leaves your hair remarkably soft but it does the same for your hands. Hallelujah! I tend to use it after washing my hair, and after using straighteners/curlers. One bottle lasted me about two months as you only need to use a couple of pumps each time you apply it. It is that amazing that I would honestly be willing to pay a lot more than £9.99 for it.
3) Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco – Weightless reviving dry oil. (Boots – £7.35)
Coming 3rd on the list is this OGX product. Honestly, I wasn’t a massive fan of the ranges shampoo’s & conditioners which made me skeptical to try the oils. It would seem I was pleasantly surprised as these oils are not to be frowned upon. Again, this is definitely another product that does as it says (see above picture). Personally, I like the fact it’s in a spray bottle because using oils where they have to be poured onto your hands first infuriate me slightly (unless it’s the Elvive oil). Getting your hands all oily isn’t all that great. I tend to use this before blow drying, and after styling to help my ends recover and it does the trick. Also, I’d recommend trying the Kukui oil – part of the OGX range – as that also leaves hair moisturized and smooth after suffering from intense heat. It’s literally weightless, so you don’t feel like it’s weighing your hair down when you apply it.
4) Aussie – Take The Heat 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment (FeelUnique – £4.99)
As previously mentioned, I use a fair amount of heat on my hair due to being in a hurry to get to work most of the time. Therefore, my hair suffers greatly. Switching from a regular conditioner to a leave in conditioner has improved the quality of my hair immensely and it could very well do the same for yours. Aussie’s range of deep treatment leave in conditioners are fantastic. Personally, I use hair products that cater solely for dry/damaged/coloured hair and ones which are sulphate free as they keep your hair healthier for longer. This conditioner also smells lovely and you only need to leave it in for 3 minutes (believe it or not!) for it to work it’s magic. The scent may be a little strong for some people so bare that in mind if you are not a fan of strongly scented products.
5) Yes To Coconut: Shampoo & Conditioner (Boots – £5.99 each)
Yes To are a relatively new brand here in the UK and the first products of theirs I managed to bag were their Cucumber Shampoo and Conditioners. At the time, they were stocking them at TK Maxx but they’re now being stocked on Feel Unique’s website & some of the brands products are available in Boots. The main reason I use this ranges shampoos and conditioners are due to the fact they are all sulphate and paraben free, which is a god-send as such haircare products are difficult to come by unless you spend a fortune on specific brands. The fact these shampoos and conditioners are only £3.99 a tube is a major bonus. They are the kind of products you would expect to pay a lot more for because they are so good. They leave your hair shiny and soft, what more could you want? Well, the fact they smell delicious is an even bigger perk. I have used the cucumber, coconut and carrot shampoos and conditioners and they are all great, but my favourite is the coconut one as it is thicker and more moisturising.
That is a few of my haircare faves. Hope you get the chance to try them!
Until next time,