I am a big fan of haircare, I know this because when I’m out shopping I spend most of my time in the hair section in Boots inspecting the back of every ingredient list. This is because my curly hair is so unpredictable. My hair products have to be right for me to ensure I won’t walk out the house looking like a transitioning werewolf.
I am really pernickety about shampoos because if I get it wrong my hair will literally die from dryness. So to rescue my hair weak, brittle ends I need a moisturising shampoo that doesn’t strip my hair of its natural oils. I usually opt for a sulphate-free shampoo with one of my favourites being the MixedTina shampoo which I got from America. However, the lovely Harley Street Hair Clinic sent me a hamper of hair products to try out and although some of the products weren’t for me, I was surprised from the results I got from the Balmain moisturising shampoo. I was cautious because it does have SLS, but it was actually really gentle with a lovely subtle smell. The moisturising care range from Balmain is for dehydrated, dry or damaged hair. The range is specifically developed to be non-stripping for coloured treated or dry hair. I really enjoyed the results so I’m actually tempted to purchase the deep conditioner to see if it’s as good (don’t worry i’ll keep you in the loop!).
I regularly cowash my hair so I have certainly tried a handful of products. My favourite conditioning product at the moment has to be the Trepodora Coconut & Almond Smoothing Conditioner (you can read my full review here). Another wonder product that i’ve recently discovered is the new tangle teezer that is specifically for thick & curly hair.. it is a godsend for detangling my unruly mane. I promise that if you find it hard to get the knots out of your hair, you will absolutely love this brush! For a leave-in conditioner, you need to gimme some of that Shea Shea Shea moisture! Shea Moisture products win all the time for me in the deep conditioning section they are my utmost favourite haircare brand and not just because they originate from Sierra Leone! I have just rebought the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner and it is ah-maze-zing.
The first product I just have to mention is my fav £2 Curl Creme from boots. I have been using this for many, many years – actually since I first went natural and it is really great, yet cost-effective product for people with thick, curly hair. Try to remember not to use too much tho as its quite heavy and it can make your hair feel a little crunchy. Aim to the slightest amount to let the product shape and define your curls – you can always add more product if you need it. This stuff comes in a 250ml tub so it also lasts for ages. Another little gem I got when I was in America is the DevaCurl styling cream. I wouldn’t use this product alone because it is so light with limited hold, but I do like to use it after I apply the Boots curl cream just to add that little extra bit of moisture for the perfect finish.
What are your hair essentials?