Sunday, 18 October 2015

A Fresh Cut

There have been a couple shout-out's to the lady in charge of my barnet on ES, (for good reason, she is very handy with a pair of scissors) but with another visit booked in for this past weekend and her recent move to Flint, Norwich, I thought I would grab the opportunity to take a few snaps inside their space. It just so happens that a couple of weeks back my good friends were involved in an exhibition held at Flint by photographer Dean Chalkey, and the pieces were still on display on the walls. This was a welcome chance to have a closer look whilst waiting for my appointment (I always turn up early, to everything) without inching my way through a chattering crowd. [PS - If you want to check out the exhibition it is down at Flint until November 19th, and moving to Shoreditch after!]

Now, for the after care. We'd all love to keep a hold of the 'just stepped out of the salon' look, but we all know that is not a reality. So, I thought I would share some of the products I use to help keep things looking as fresh as the day it got cut...

AFTER-CARE
I'm a huge fan of using lotions and potions on my hair, particularly oils. I tend to towel dry my hair after washing and slather on one of the following:

As I have super thick and heavy hair, I find this coconut milk to be light enough in consistency to be used on my hair daily. It is really effective at preventing breakages from combing and halt excess malting (girls got alotta hair), but if I want something with extra softening powers I reach for...

I've been using it for years, and it really is an amazing product! If things start to get a little dried out, this oil is fantastic at penetrating deep and locking in moisture, as well as being a great saviour of split ends in between cuts. This bottle is multi-purpose, as it can be mixed into your shampoo or conditioner, as well as a body moisturiser. Holy grail prodcut right here.

I got my hands on this sample size product in a My Little Box and wasn't really expecting much from it, but its proved me wrong! It is more of a milk, than it is an oil, but MAN, it leaves my hair so so soft and keeps in in excellent condition. It is specifically formulated for anti-roughness and anti-dullness and it really fits the bill. When this runs out I'll be searching for the full size, for sure.

For the day-to-day styling, I keep it quite minimal, mainly because I'm a 'get ready in 5 minutes' kind of girl, and I have a few products that cover all bases:

A styling product? I'm going with it. Unfortunately, my hair is a wash every day kind of situation, but if I can save it with a bit of dry shampoo, best believe I will! The Herbal Essences dry shampoo is a recent discovery, but first impressions were a good'n! I'll be chatting about this more more in my next monthly favourites... (yes, I'm a tease - sorry!)

For days I'm feeling lazy, a texturizing spray is always the way to go. My beloved TRESemmé texturizing spray seems to have been discontinued (if you track it down, or no otherwise - please do let me know!) so I've been using this L'oreal offering, mainly because it was on offer - paha! But so far, I really like it. I creates great oomph and movement to lacklustre hair days.

I usually grab this product when I've put some time into my styling, added a wave or 2, because it's great for keeping hold, adding texture and upping the volume. I just part the hair and sprinkle directly from the bottle into the roots and work it in all over, and it stays put all day.


WHAT PRODUCTS KEEP YOUR HAIR IN TACT?

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