I don’t often mix things up when it comes to haircare, I usually stay with my trusty Windle & Moodie combo. But after testing and trailing a lot of new hair care recently, I thought I’d share my new haircare picks for Autumn.
The winter months seem to play havoc with my hair, it becomes dryer, a bit more frizzy and well just dull. So here’s the low down of some products that I’ve got on with.
Side note if you are a new reader, my hair is long, thick and can get quite frizzy. Rain and my hair are pretty much enemies.
Anyway, let’s get on with the reviews shall we.
John Frieda Frizz Ease range
A range which has been around for ages, but believe it’s been repackaged recently? It feels like it stands out as more luxurious pick because of this (maybe just me?).
The Frizz Ease range claims that with continued use, your hair will become smoother and less frizzy. The combination of coconut oil and olive oil helps to maintain softness whilst eliminating dandruff.
I’d say I’ve been using the Frizz Ease shampoo and conditioner for a few months on and off (every second or third wash) and I’m pretty impressed with the results.
I was worried with the results at first, as John Frieda’s products do contain silicone and sulphates and I’ve pretty much removed them from my routine over the last year. Having said that, I didn’t notice any build up or heaviness. And my hair welcomed the change when I did use it.
After washing my hair with it, I did notice that my hair was soft and a lot easier to manage than normal. When using this, I only need to blow dry my hair and not straighten it. Which is a rarity for me, as I have thick crazy hair and was pretty surprised when my hair looked soft and and manageable, straight after blow drying.
I would say this range is suited to thicker hair, especially if it’s wavy or curly. I think if you have thin hair, this shampoo and conditioner duo might be a little too heavy for you and could weigh it down. John Frieda have a number of ranges to suit all hair types, so just have a look at their website for your hair concern, they have targeted treatments for all types of issues.
It’s also safe to use on colour treated hair and I didn’t notice any issues when using it. It actually provided a nice sheen to the hair.
I’m pretty happy with the results. I have noticed my hair being less frizzy and more manageable when using this. I would repurchase.
Philip Kingsley flaky/itchy scalp shampoo and conditioner
Keeping on the shampoo and conditioner theme, I’m going to cut to the chase and say that I have fallen in love with the Philip Kingsley flaky/itchy scalp shampoo and conditioner.
It might be too much information, but I do sometimes suffer with dandruff, especially in the colder months, everything just seems to dry out.
It’s really light weight and just gives my hair a nice sheen once blow dried.
It also has a lovely apple scent, which if you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ll know I appreciate a good smelling product.
I’m not surprised that this is an award winning duo, it’s super gentle and does not strip your hair like other cheaper alternatives. I’ve repurchased them already and have actually caught the boyfriend using it too. I need to try the Elasticizer next as I’ve heard amazing things!
Olaplex number 3
Olaplex was introduced to me by my hairdresser. I had heard about it before (mainly because Kim K and many other celebs swear by it), but thought it was way out of my price range.
Suprisingly enough, I got an Olaplex treatment in my salon a few months back. I was advised, to prolong the treatment I should use Number 3 for at home use. Although you can just use Number 3 without having the salon treatment.
It is not a conditioner but a repairing formula, which rebuilds broken hair. And I can tell you, from the first use I noticed a huge difference. My hair has never felt so silky soft and healthy.
Now I know what you’re thinking, yeah yeah, I’ve tried good hair treatments that have made my hair feel soft. Well let me tell you, this doesn’t just make your hair feel silky and smooth, it honestly made my hair feel weightless (and that’s a HARD thing to do with the thick hair I have sat on my head).
If you have dry, damaged or badly conditioned hair, this is the one treatment I would recommend. It’s made with an advanced formula which encourages regrowth and also enhances coloured hair.
Suitable for all hair types, this product is honestly a winner. It’s so good, Olaplex will allow you to take the darkest of hair to platinum white blond without it breaking or falling out. Now we all know the secret to Kimmy K’s ever changing hair.
And btw, I bought this with my own money. It may sound sponsored but unfortunately it’s not.
Price wise it’s not too bad either. You can get 100ml for £30 at Beauty Bay at the minute. This little pot of joy has lasted me around 4 or 5 washes (probably have one wash left until it run out). The reason it’s gone down so quickly is because you have to apply a good amount to towel-dried hair and then comb through. It’s recommended to leave in for at least 10 minutes, but I usually try and leave it in for as long as physically possible. You can’t leave it in, you need to make sure you wash it out after and then also condition.
If there’s one product I would recommend you try, it’s Olapex. You can probably pick it up from your local salon and I’ve noticed it goes on offer sometimes at Justmylook.
Tangle Angel hair brush
Now I’ve been true to my beloved tangle teezer since they launched and have not looked at another brush, until I was introduced to the Tangle Angel.
There are two things that seem to annoy me with the Tangle Teezer, let me explain;
- You can’t use it to blow dry your hair. Well hello Tangle Angel, the fixer of all my problems. You can use the Tangle Angel with heat, which means no more faffing around with two brushes. Perfect for travel.
- I also like a handle on my brush. Although I do honestly love the Tangle Teezer, the no-handle design can get right on my nerves. Tangle Angel has a great sized handle which fits perfectly when brushing and styling your hair.
When you first use the Tangle Angel, it can feel a little firm and like it’s tugging at your hair. But after a couple of uses, I genuinely feel like the bristles have moulded to my brushing technique.
It also comes in rose gold, which is obviously a big thumbs up from me.
The only thing I have noticed is that the bristles have sprayed outwards a little. I don’t feel like this has made a difference to how good it is, but just wanted to point it out.
If you do prefer a brush without a handle, Tangle Angel have you covered too. The smaller compact version is a similar size to the original Tangle Teezer but you can obviously use it with heat.
Would I recommend this brush? Yes, yes I would. It seems to have fixed the problems most of us face with the Tangle Teezer, so well done Tangle Angel, you get a big thumbs up.
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