29 July 2011

The haircare files

Hello Girlies,

I hope you're all doing well.

I am still at war with my hair. I suppose on one hand I shouldn't complain because it is growing nicely and it seems to be healthy. It's still the colour I am unhappy with, I had the great idea of going back to  brunette just before my birthday. After making the plunge I realised, I'm really not going to be happy with my hair being just brunette, I spent 16years as a brunette and I'm just not ready to go back yet. There's just so many colours on the market and I want to try them all, why wouldn't I want to experiment? My motto is 'if I cut it and I don't like it, it'll be back by winter' and if I dye it and it doesn't turn out the colour I want it, I can go darker problem solved.

Anyway, the reason for this post isn't to have a moan about my hair, well I guess in some ways it is. I'm going to talk about a couple of my fav shampoos today. I'm not fancy and do not use expensive shampoos, I don't want to spend a ton of money on fancy shampoos that my hair simply will not like? I've had these locks for 26 years and I know that my hair get's on better with cheaper shampoos. The other reason for using cheaper shampoos is that you have to keep switching up your shampoos, because like your skin our hair get's used to products and they stop working.

This stuff is a miracle in a bottle, I wash my hair with it and once it's fully rinsed and no signs of residue I squirt a little bit more into the palm of my hand and shampoo again, my hair is left shiny and so soft.
The first time I tried this I wasn't impressed, it left my hair greasy didn't lather up properly and I had to use an awful amount of product to get my smoothed and clean. But, I'm living by the rules of 'procrastinate' now, if it doesn't work the first time walk away and try it again. And now I love it. I can't smell it but I do get a strong banana taste in my mouth when I use it, so it must be good ;-)
I have used Herbal Essences in the past when my mum lived at home and I didn't like it, it made my hair greasy and I just hated it. Last year when Boots were doing a massive sale, I decided to give this a try and I was so happy with the results. I use the shampoo and then the mask, from the second I slather it onto my locks I feel my hair soften instantly. It makes me want to 'whip my hair back and fourth'
I always buy Aussie shampoos in samples. I love them a lot, they're a good price and make my hair feel so soft. However, I do not recommend using it everytime you wash your locks. I once used it everytime I washed solidly for three weeks and my ends started to feel like straw, I couldn't use my brush it was that bad. So just be careful of this.
What do you guys use? I'd be really interested to try some new things if you would care to share with me?

Peace, love and cupcakes :-)


  1. Oh like this I am using bed head but only cos it was goin cheap in TK Maxx ;) I usually have some Aussie and elvive in my shower

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only who looks for a bargain on shampoos lol :-) x

  3. I tend to only buy aussie when i see it on offer, its a great product but doesnt seem to last long and can damage the bank balance. But i definitely agree with not over using the aussie conditioners, I usually use my 3minute miracle once a week for a deep condition otherwise I just use a standard conditioner :) xx