Though the clocks went forward a month ago, it feels like spring only, well, sprung a few days ago. For the first time in what has felt like years, I didnâ€™t reach for my coat as I bolted out of the door, and Iâ€™d subconsciously swapped a thick knit for a cami and check shirt. My wardrobe may have moved with the seasons, but I noticed my hair and makeup were still well and truly in winter hibernation as I had a quick glance in the reflection of my car window. The cold winter had wreaked havoc on my locks and complexion, and so a beauty routine freshen-up was definitely in order.
As you may have gathered from previous blog documentation, hair products get me much hotter under the collar than most makeup must-haves, especially those that promise volume and texture like nothing else. I love to try new hair products than skin products purely because my sensitive skin is very particular about the products I choose to slather it with. My tresses, on the other hand, are a bit more experimental in spirit and surprisingly, react well to never-before-used products.
Letâ€™s get started with my spring-supreme shampoo and conditioner combo. My shampoo of choice doesnâ€™t depend so much on the season as the condition of my hair, so I like to switch my shampoos up weekly - if the colour is looking a little dull, Iâ€™ll go for some suds that lighten and brighten my blonde highlights, and if damaged, something more emollient is required. Recently, I discovered Lushâ€™s Big shampoo. ‘Like having your hair lifted on a sea breezeâ€™, this shampoo is a strange one to work onto your bonce in the shower as itâ€™s dotted with grains of sea salt, but it lathers like a dream. The result is ‘clean-slate hairâ€™ - a fresh and fuller mane that makes post-blowdry styling so satisfying. Next up, Iâ€™ve swapped my Tresemme Keratin Deep Treatment masque for the Dr. Organic Tea Tree conditioner. Revitalising and repairing, this is the greenest conditioner Iâ€™ve ever used (in both senses of the word!). A couple of minutes worth of coating this eco beauty through my hair leaves it feeling lightweight yet completely nourished.
Onto the pre-blowdry styling. A new addition to the spring mix, I decided that the Tangle Teezer was a must-buy for spring after causing so much brush-tugging damage to my hair during winter. This gets out any pesky knots with a few sweeps of the brush, and makes me wonder how I ever got rid of my tangles before. For heat protection and a ‘blank canvasâ€™ after drying, I like to do a few spritzes of the ghd Straight & Smooth spray*, work my trusty V05 Miracle Concentrate Elixir into the ends for a little extra treatment, then get to work on drying.
Next comes the ever-so-difficult decision of whether to straighten or go wavy (both can be done with straighteners, believe it or not. Just go toÂ ghd hairstyles - thatâ€™s where I learnt how to do these waves years ago!) At the moment, I am back onto loving my label.m Resurrection Style Dust for ultimate texture and root-lifting. I have harked on about this magic dust multiple times before, so check here for a full product review. I like to sprinkle this little beauty at the crown of my head, lifting up the top sections layer by layer for some serious volume. To keep my uber-clean, fresh and textured tresses looking good all day, Iâ€™ll mist the Tresemme Firm Hold hairspray all over, then finish with the ghd Final Shine Spray* for a little extra help in the shine department. For an on-the-go touch-up, I have been carrying the V05 Miracle Concentrate Elixir in my bag, and reaching for it whenever I notice my ends looking a little ragged. Iâ€™ve never been much of a serum girl, but Iâ€™ve nearly hit the bottom on this little pot of gold liquid. A repurchase is definitely on the cards!
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