Category: Haircare

Curls Ultimate Styling Collection! Full Review!

Curls Ultimate Styling Collection! Full Review!

Curls Ultimate Styling Collection! 

 

Curls Gel UK

 

I have slowly been working my way through various Cruelty Free curly hair products, finding out what works and which products work well together (which is SO much fun!) and Curls products have been on my list for some time. So when I saw they were launching a new collection of styling products – the Curls Ultimate Styling Collection – I grabbed the opportunity with both hands and bought all 4 products in the collection. So lets break it down below, and then see what it does on type 2c/3a curls!

“CURLS has emerged as a leader in the natural hair care industry. Continued development of new products has further established its unique formulation of certified organic ingredients which are distinctive of the CURLS brand.”


 

CURLS ULTIMATE STYLING COLLECTION B SMOOTH CURL BUTTER GEL

Curls Gel UKRRP £6.99 – 8oz

HOLD: Soft and natural    STYLE: Use for protective styles

liquid derived from castor and rapeseed. Beantree conditions the scalp and hair while retaining moisture and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feel. It has excellent lubricating and emulsifying properties and seems to be a great replacement for silicones. Use this creamy, buttery, conditioning gel for all of your
protective styles.

 

 

 

 

 

CURLS ULTIMATE STYLING COLLECTION B ENVIABLE CREAMY CURL GEL

Curls Gel UKRRP £6.99 – 8oz

HOLD: Medium  USE:  Roller/Rod set

What is Marshmallow Root? Marshmallow Root or Althea officinalis is a polycrest herb and is also known as a white mallow herb. It’s an African plant with short roundish leaves and small pale flowers. It’s been around for centuries. Super rich in proteins and vitamins, Marshmallow root is also great for soothing and relieving your hair and scalp, and it has INCREDIBLE slip!

 

 

 

 

 

CURLS ULTIMATE STYLING COLLECTION B DEFINED CURL DEFINING GEL

Curls Gel UKRRP £6.99 – 8oz

HOLD: Medium USE:  Braid/Twist Out

What is Quinoa? Quinoa proteins add strength

and protection to your hair. This OG superfood is packed with amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of cells, so it’s essential for both skin and hair to flourish. Since the grain has the highest concentration of protein than any other  grain, and it has some of the essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURLS ULTIMATE STYLING COLLECTION B IN CONTROL CURL SCULPTING GEL

Curls Gel UKRRP £6.99 – 8oz

HOLD: Firm  STYLE: Use for wash n go styles

Why Aloe Leaf Juice? Aloe Leaf Juice contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth,
prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair

 

 

 

 


 

So! First of all, I have to straight up say that I have not used these products they way they have been intended to be used. Due to my hair type, rod sets and twist outs don’t really work for me. That being said, I have loved each and every one of these products for different reasons that all give different results on my hair type.

The B SMOOTH CURL BUTTER GEL not only smells incredible, but I love using these to refresh. This product doesn’t have much in the way of hold, but when refreshing it gives a strange kind of control and guides the curls back into place without being heavy or piling on more product. And did I mention it smells amazing? Think honey butter. absolutely dreamy.

Next the B ENVIABLE CREAMY CURL GEL is more similar to other products I have used in the past, with a cream like consistency (which I like). This product however is more gel like, but still gives moisture and helps to control frizz. I use this as I would do a regular styling cream and the results are just epic. Light a bouncy but still with some hold – and it smells like marshmallows!

So the next two products are definitely my favourites in the collection..

B DEFINED CURL DEFINING GEL, a cocktail smelling gel that isn’t heavy and doesn’t leave a cast (to be honest I do like to have a gel cast but this product works other miracles..), I use this gel either after or instead of the Creamy Curl Gel, and the definition is insane! After using this and air drying I can literally pick up an entire curl – a whole lovely curl – and each and every curl is clearly defined but still soft looking. Genius!

And last but not least, the B IN CONTROL CURL SCULPTING GEL is the cherry on the top. The smell to this is really difficult to pin down, but the closest I can get to is like fruity vegetables, in a fresh and natural way..? Make any sense at all? Probably not. However, this gives a light gel cast (which we now know I love) and seals everything in. A brilliant product to finish off an easy routing.

Curls Gel UK

I’m not sure whether it is an individual product helping my curls clump together or if it’s a combination of using them together, but either way I am obsessed. After washing and detangling I use the Creamy Curl Gel first, followed by the Curl Defining Gel and a little In Control Sculpting Gel (praying hands!) to top it off. I scrunch away and then leave to air dry and the results are simply fabulous. The definition of my curls is something I have not yet found from products I have tried, and my hair is left bouncy and soft but it still lasts a few days before refreshing (with the Curl Butter Gel). Overall this collection provides pretty much everything you could need for a styling routine.

As I have mentioned with my type 2c/3a curls I am not using these products following their directions or intended use, but the results are still awesome. I can’t wait to keep experimenting and will definitely be trying out more products from Curls!

 

 

Click here for Curls UK Stockist! 

 

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Inoar Divine Curls Review

Inoar Divine Curls Review

Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo & Conditioner Review!

 

Inoar Divine Curls

 

So I came across this duo on YouTube on the hunt for Cruelty Free CG Method Approved products. If you have curly hair and you have not heard of Curly Penny – get on it! Other than the fact I already watch pretty much all of her videos, these products in particular caught my attention. Inoar is a Brazilian brand, but I found them on Amazon and jumped straight in!!

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

Inoar Divine Curls“The INOAR Divine Curls line has been designed for those with curly hair – so that you won’t even consider living without them. Composed of Low Poo shampoo, a product free of cumulative ingredients, conditioner, hair mask and curl finishing gel, these products clean your hair just in the right measure and moisturize it without making it heavy, keeping the curl memory for hours, thanks to an active ingredient extracted from golden flax seeds, leaving your hair more flexible and free of frizz, ready to bounce.”

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

 

Well other than the obviously gorgeous packaging, this duo literally is amazing. The twist top opening is super easy to use and the bottles just look stunning. My hair has a tendency to get rather matted as I have mentioned before, and even just the shampoo made it feel like silk! The ingredients in these products are just awesome and as already mentioned CG Method approved (if you follow the CG Method) AND obviously Cruelty Free.

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo

Inoar Divine Curls

 

This shampoo straight up looks like a conditioner. It smells insaneand has a sort of “whipped” consitency. The scent is actually nothing like I have smelt before, kind of coconut but kind of vanilla and kind of fruity….. either way it’s amazing. My hair was already detangled just from the shampoo!

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls Conditioner

Inoar Divine Curls

 

So as if the shampoo doesn’t transform hair into sheer beauty enough, the conditioner really is the cherry on the top. I did panic slightly as it looks really watery and I tend to steer towards thicker conditioners, but this honestly just melts into the hair and made it instantly tangle free. Actual magic….

 

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

There is also a Mask and a Curl Gel in the range which going on this dreamy duo I have already added to my Amazon basket! There really aren’t enough good things I can say about these, I can’t even put it into words! (It’s difficult to be speechless and blog about it!!!) But I know that I will 100% be repurchasing the Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo & Conditioner for the foreseeable future – along with the other products in the range! I am SO glad I found these through Curly Penny, they are so beautiful it’s scary!!

 

Click here to view on Amazon!

 

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Cruelty Free Haircare Brands At Superdrug

Cruelty Free Haircare Brands At Superdrug

Cruelty Free Brands at Superdrug

 

 


B Blonde (Jerome Russell)

 


Badger

 


Bleach London


Cantu


Colour Freedom (Knight & Wilson)

 


Cowshed

 


Faith In Nature

 


Fudge Urban

 


Hair O

 


Hair Revolution


Hask


Knight & Wilson

 


Mane ‘n Tail

 


Maui Moisture

 


Natura Siberica


Noughty

 


Palmer’s

 


Pick & Mix (Superdrug)

 


Plantur39

 


Pro:Voke

 


Roots

 


Scott Cornwall

 


Shea Moisture

 


Style Expertise (Superdrug)

 


Style Freedom (Knight & Wilson)

 


Superdrug

 


Trevor Sorbie

 


Trilogy

 


Twisted Sista

 


Yes To

 


Zerreau

 


 

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Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

 

Maui Moisture Curl Quench

 

Maui Moisture is a brand I came across in Superdrug (I will admit it was the packaging that caught my attention!) and I instantly began researching their position on animal testing. As you can imagine, I was beyond excited when I found out that not only are they cruelty free, but they are vegan, gluten free, sulphate free, silicone free, everything free! As a curly girl (another note is that all of the ingredients seem to be CG Method approved if you are a follower of the Curly Girl Method!), I dove straight in and bought the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Collection and couldn’t wait to get started. So let’s go!

 

Maui Moisture Curl QuenchMaui Moisture Claims:
“Rich coconut oil is blended into this creamy gentle *collection along with papaya butter and plumeria extract. It helps detangle, defrizz and define your curls while enhancing softness and body for shiny, bouncy curls, coils or waves.”

 

So I will admit this was one of the first curl specific collections that I used in the beginning of my curly journey, before I properly knew how to manage my curls – so the finished results on my hair weren’t all that different to look at. What was instantly different however was how my hair felt. My hair loves to tangle so in the past I have had to use a ridiculous amount of conditioner or even constant hair masks to try and work through it. But literally straight away – and just with the shampoo – my hair felt nowhere near as tangled as it normally would, and following with the conditioner my fingers practically glided through my wet hair – this was impressive!

Maui Moisture Curl QuenchA little further down the line and I have tried different techniques on managing my curly hair, and I must say this magnificent duo still remains my go to combo on wash days. My hair is left so clean and soft, but not heavy or weighed down – and most importantly of all it feels moisturised and tangle free!

 

The scent of this collection is absolutely amazing. A mix of buttery scents and coconut, it is like a tropical haven! I have recently added the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Coconut Smoothie – and so far so good – very good. It takes this process to a whole new level and enhances the beautiful scent that lasts in the hair for days (unless your styling products are strongly scented in which case make sure they get along!).

The other thing I love about the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Collection is the price. Compared to other curl specific products this range is SO affordable! Both the shampoo and conditioner are priced at £8.99, and there are also regular offers and promotions to keep your eye out for. That being said, these bottles are pretty decently sized so depending on how often you wash your hair these should last a good while!

 

Overall, I really can’t find any negative points about this collection. The only thing that would improve it would be to add in a hair mask or some styling products, but as a wash day collection these will remain in my go to products for the foreseeable future! Just gorgeous!!

 

Click here to shop the Curl Quench Collection!

 

Maui Moisture Curl Quench

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Noughty To The Rescue Review!

Noughty To The Rescue Review!

Noughty To The Rescue Review!

 

Noughty To The Rescue

 

I first noticed Noughty on a random trip to Superdrug, and was instantly intrigued! Their packaging is so sleek, and there is a range to suit every hair type! While I do have curly hair, rather than opt for the obvious “Wave Hello” range – as my hair has been on the dry side lately I couldn’t resist this To The Rescue Collection. This range includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and serum. So – I jumped in head first!


“Like a knight in shining armour, our 97% natural *collection comes charging to the rescue of dry and frizzy hair.”

Noughty To The Rescue

Noughty To The Rescue Shampoo

“Sweet almond and sunflower see extracts help to transform splits, snaps and that dreaded frizz into the perfect fairytale ending!”

Noughty To The Rescue Conditioner

“Sweet almond, shea butter and olive oil help to transform splis, snaps and that dreaded frizz into the perfect fairytale ending!”

Noughty To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment

“Come charging to the rescue of hair in distress. All the goodness over processed hair needs, with none of the heaviness or build-up. Packed with nourishing sweet almond, restoring black oats and vitamin rich argan oil to help repair and transform frizzy and damaged hair. It’s your knight in shining armour!”

Noughty To The Rescue Anti-Frizz Serum

“This deeply nourishing, anti-frizz serum aids in repairing and protecting dry locks, splits and snaps. Bursting with sweet almond and argan oils. It’s your knight in shining armour.”

Noughty To The Rescue

 

Noughty To The RescueSo if my math is correct, that’s 2 knights (shining armour included) and 2 fairytale endings! Who wouldn’t want that!? But in all seriousness, this collection is heavenely. The sweet almond scent is so luscious and these products feel genuinely luxurious. The shampoo lathers up like a dream and doesn’t leave hair feeling stripped or dry – just clean and soft. Personally I use hair masks in between shampoo and conditioner, and to be honest this hair mask literally did it all! Detangling is so quick and easy, and my hair feels like silk after just a few minutes. Following this with the conditioner is just the cherry on the top of a beautiful hair loving cake! Not a knot in sight, and my hair is left clean, moisturised and smelling incredible!

 

 

Noughty To The RescueAs I then use styling products suited to my curly hair (Wave Hello Taming Cream is now one of them!) I use the serum right at the end when my hair is almost dry – and wow. It doesn’t weigh hair down at all. I scrunch this into my ends and the finish it gives is stunning. It perfectly defines, smooths any flyaways or frizzy bits and gives amazing shine, and I use it again between washes each night before going to bed to prevent any frizz that may occur during sleep!

The obvious best part (other than everything I have just raved about!) is Noughtys’ commitment to not just being Cruelty Free, but their products and ingredients in general. “All our gorgeous products are packed full of goodness, vegan-friendly, contains no parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals or silicones and of course we don’t test on Bambi, Skippy or Lassie.” They have an entire page on this called “Bunnies Unite!“.

Noughty Cruelty Free

 

On top of this, they are so affordable! The Shampoo & Conditioner are priced at £6.99, and the mask and serum are £8.99. Depending on where you purchase from, there are also offers and deals so keep your eyes peeled! Currently you can buy direct from Noughty, Ocado & Superdrug – but they have also just confirmed they will be launching on Feel Unique before the Summer! There is a range literally for everyone, so go ahead and find your Noughty side!

Click here to shop To The Rescue! 

Noughty To The Rescue

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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

 

Shea Moisture

 

Shea Moisture has become one of my all time favourite hair care brands. The packaging is always stunning and the products really are beautiful. As I have mentioned before I previously owned a Hair & Beauty Salon, and even comparing Shea Moistures’ products to higher end “professional” products the results are incredible. As a curly girl, the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine collection caught my attention straight away!

 

Shea Moisture Claims:

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
Cleanse dry, delicate curls with this gentle Sulphate-free shampoo. Formulated with fast absorbing, nutrient-rich Coconut Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to leave curls vibrant, bouncy and healthy looking.

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner
This lightweight, daily conditioner restores moisture and smoothes dry hair cuticles. No more knots, snarls and tangles. Tames frizz as it defines and enhances natural curls.

 

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus

 

Shea Moisture Coconut & HibiscusThe Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus collection were the first “curly hair specific” products I tried when I started my curly hair journey, and they are still very much in my staple hair care items. The shampoo is literally delicious, and doesn’t tangle up my hair as a lot of shampoos normally would (it is usually a matted mess until I soak it in conditioner!). The conditioner is actually a little too lightweight for me personally, however that being said it is perfect for detangling and doesn’t weigh the hair down at all. I slather this all over and can be confident that it won’t make my hair flat or greasy – and then just use something a little thicker and more concentrated on my ends if needed.

 

 

 

Shea Moisture Coconut & HibiscusThe scent of this collection is heavenly! Like a Shea & Coconut cocktail, it smells incredible and the scent lasts for days! And as for the packaging, Shea Moistures packaging has a standard theme with each collection colour coded. I absolutely love their packaging, and the pump on the conditioner helps to prevent any wastage.

Price wise these are so affordable, both cost £9.99! Plus there is often some sort of sale and they are regularly in 3 for 2 offers! I also use the Shea Moisture Coconut Curl Enhancing Smoothie which has become one of my ride or die products! Overall this collection is nurturing and moisturising but light enough not weigh curls down. And the gorgeous scent is the cherry on the top! Beautiful!!

Click here to shop Curl & Shine

Shea Moisture

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LUSH Hair Custard Review

LUSH Hair Custard Review

LUSH Hair Custard Review

 

Lush Hair Custard

 

LUSH Hair Custard not only has an incredibly yummy sounding name, but is incredibly yummy in every aspect to match. It has completely won me over altogether. I was a little apprehensive at first, as I am personally not a fan of heavy cream styling products as they tend to weigh my curly hair down and build up. BUT! I was so impressed with this product that it has become a genuine staple in my hair care routine – and an absolute bonus is it smells insane!

Lush Hair Custard

LUSH Claims:
A supremely creamy tub of comforting vanilla pod infusion and exquisite argan oil, whipped up into a mouth-watering hair dessert. The proof is in the pudding (and in the layers of softening Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, beeswax and honey, of course). A mere trifle is all you need to lightly style, hydrate and perfume in one. Dab on wet ends or scrunch through dry hair for light hold and protective hydration.

 

So. I’m sure just from reading the description it is obvious that the scent of this product plays a big role in its attractiveness. To me, it legit smells like Caramac (if you haven’t tried a Caramac – get one. Seriously.) It smells so delicious, and the scent really does last even without refreshing.

 

As a curly girl, anything that will “oomf” up my hair without weighing it down gets me interested – and when it smells this good!? It would be rude not to! Consistency wise it is fairly self explanatory, literally just like custard. It melts into your palms and becomes a light sort of cream which I wouldn’t usually expect to do much in the way of volume and definition. But it really does create a complete transformation! I do notice a bit of a build up if I use it every day (between washes), so I tend to use on freshly washed hair and then again on a day where I want some of that extra “oomf” rather than using every day. And as I mentioned, the scent will last until the next wash day – better than a hair perfume!

Lush Hair Custard

 

The Lush Hair Custard is standard for the packaging of LUSH, which I have previously made obvious that I am big fan of. The tub is a great size giving enough product to last but also being convenient for travelling etc. It may have been easier to apply in a pump format rather than a pot, but due to its custard like form that probably wouldn’t have worked. I just dab a finger onto the top of the product in the pot and warm up in my hands before scrunching – there really is no need to scoop out excess amounts of products. A little goes a long way, and it works its magic instantly.

 

This isn’t exactly on the cheaper side of LUSH’s product pricing at £14.95 for 100g or £29.95 for 200g, but considering the teeny weeny small amount needed it really will last for ages which to me is worth every penny. It is no secret how much of a fan I am of LUSH’s products, and the LUSH Hair Custard is yet another superb addition to my all time favourites!

Click here to shop LUSH!

Lush Hair Custard

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LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo Review

LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo Review

LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo Review

 

OK, calling all blondes! Lush Daddy-O Shampoo is by far the best purple toning shampoo I have used. As a former hairdresser I have tried a lot (probably in the hundreds!) of purple shampoos, and while some are considerably better than others, the Lush Daddy-O Shampoo is a very clear winner for me and miles ahead in its own league!

 

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo
Lush Daddy-O Shampoo

 

LUSH Claims:
Daddy-O works to add volume and shine to your hair. It’s the lemon and organic lime juice which allow the cuticles to lie flat and reflect more light, helping the hair to shine. We’ve created an infusion from toothed wrack seaweed and organic lemons, that cleanses and softens. Extra virgin coconut oil hydrates the hair, whilst fine sea salt gets to work by to softening and giving body to your hair. What makes this extra special is that it can revive your silver and blonde tones.

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo
Lush Daddy-O Shampoo

 

Lush Daddy-O is literally everything you could want from a purple shampoo. Mainly, it actually works! The colour pigments are clear just from looking at it, and it really knocks out any yellow or brassy tones. Also, this actually isn’t just for blondes. This is perfect for anyone wanting to get rid of warm tones regardless of your hair colour. If you are a blonde though, be slightly cautious about leaving it on a little too long, as it really does work so you may get that pastel tinge if left unattended (although that is actually a really popular colour that can be hard to get!).

 

 

 

The other wonderful thing about this shampoo is that it is such a lovely shampoo on top of its toning miracles. It is super moisturising, smells like a floral perfume and lathers up like a dream.

It is no secret I am a huge fan of Lushs’ packaging, I love the quirky chalkboard logo and simple packaging – and the bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic.

 

 

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo
Lush Daddy-O Shampoo

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo comes in a few different sizes, 100g £6.25, 250g £12.25, 500g £19.95 and 1kg £34.95. This size range is epic! It makes it so affordable if you are new to this product and want to just try it out, but at the same time once you are addicted to it (which you will be!) then the value of the bigger sizes is incredible. The bigger sizes may seem expensive, but believe me they will last SO long and you will get so much more product for your pound.

 

This really is an incredible shampoo for so many reasons, but mainly – as a toning shampoo it really does work. Whether you are just wanting to banish yellow or orange tones from your hair or want to maintain a super ashy cool tone, this is an absolute must have product that I know I will turn to time and time again.

Click here to link to Daddy-O Shampoo

 

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo
Lush Daddy-O Shampoo

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Aveda Damage Remedy Review

Aveda Damage Remedy Review

Aveda Damage Remedy Review

Aveda Damage Remedy
Aveda Damage Remedy

Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment has been surrounded by a fair amount of hype in the world of hair products and as a curly girl my hair needs all the help it can get. I was keen to try this out and I must say, I love it – definitely worth the hype. I could literally feel the difference it was making to my hair as soon as I applied it, and it left my hair super soft, nourished and tangle free.

Aveda Damage Remedy
Aveda Damage Remedy

 

 

 

Aveda Claims : 

Intensive treatment packed with quinoa protein strengthens damaged hair with deep repair. Leaves hair feeling healthy, smooth and strong. Aveda’s own pure-fume aroma with certified organic bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang and other pure flower and plant essences.

 

 

 

 

My very sensitive hair definitely felt stronger after using this, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to detangle! The softness it creates is beautiful, and it manages to deeply condition hair without weighing it down or making it feel flat and heavy.

While I am someone who lives for amazingly (and usually strong) scented products, this understated perfume-like scent actually made a refreshing change to my usual choices. The smell isn’t particularly strong, but this was a plus for me and it worked so well with the other strongly scented products in my hair care routine.

 

Aveda Damage Remedy
Aveda Damage Remedy

 

The packaging for the Aveda Damage Remedy is right up my street. I love the simple design, it looks so elegant and “spa like”. A little goes a very long way with this, which is unusual for my hair. I usually slap on ridiculous amounts of conditioner to sort out my matted curls, but a small dollop of this just melted away the tangles with ease and left such softness. I left this on for about 5 minutes (I always intend to leave masks on for ages but get bored easily…) and it was more than long enough. To be honest, I felt it working its magic instantly after applying so I now also use it just as a conditioner in between.

 

 

 

As hair masks go the full size of this is a little on the pricey side, but in my opinion it is totally worth it. 150ml is priced at £29.50, and this really would last such a long time! If you get hooked and are in a position to do so, there is also a humongous 500ml bottle, but this does cost £70.00. If like me you are wanting to try this without parting with that amount of money, then fear not! There is a “travel size” (I use quotations because I think this is actually a really decent size for the price) which costs just £9.00!!! At 25ml it is alot smaller than the others, but there is genuinely such a good amount of product!

Overall, I 100% rate the Aveda Damage Remedy. As a former hairdresser I have tried a lot of hair masks out and have developed very clear favourites that I continue to use – and this is now one of them. It does exactly what a hair mask should do, transforming brittle dryness into soft and healthy hair. I can definitely recommend this as a staple must-have mask in anyones hair care routine, and I straight up have no idea how I managed so long without it!

 

Click here to link to Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment

 

Aveda Damage Remedy
Aveda Damage Remedy

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Have you tried Aveda products? Let me know your thoughts!

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How to Grow Hair Faster!

How to Grow Hair Faster!

How to Grow Hair Faster!

 

As a former salon owner SO many people ask: How can I grow hair faster? Do these products work? Well, yes and no – there is no secret to have long hair overnight, but there are things you can do to speed the process up. So here is a breakdown on how to grow hair faster! (There is also a Cruelty Free Brand List at the end of this post!)

Grow Hair Faster!
Grow Hair Faster!

 

Hair Growth Shampoos, Conditioners and Treatments

Hair Growth Products
Hair Growth Products

There are so many products claiming to make hair grow faster, and while there are some that can help with this in general, unfortunately, it is a bit of a fad. Hair growth treatments that tell you to apply the product to your scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes? No. It is massaging your scalp for 5-10 minutes that will help your hair grow not the product itself. That being said, products with stimulating ingredients such as caffeine or tea tree will help stimulate the scalp too. My favourites are Watermans Grow Me Shampoo & Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo. Using these types of products you will notice your scalp tingle and start turning pink – this is the blood circulating to your scalp which in turn promotes faster hair growth. So don’t buy into a brand that claims to make your hair grow, be smart about it! Look for stimulating shampoos (such as the ones mentioned) and leave this on for a few minutes to get the blood flowing. Conditioners won’t do a lot for your scalp as slapping this all over will probably just make your hair greasy, but be sure to use a good deep conditioner to replenish the moisture that stimulating shampoos will strip out. And regarding treatments, if you use hair masks (which you should!) then go ahead and massage this in for as long as your fingers can handle – or even better use oils.

 

Using Oils For Hair

Using oils as hair masks and treatments is so much more beneficial than using a typical hair mask. The results from using oils are incredible. They repair damaged ends, sooth the scalp, give incredible shine and so much more. Apply oil all over your hair before you are going to wash it, concentrating on the ends and then massaging the rest into your scalp (above). Leave for as long as you are able (overnight if you can), then wash your hair as normal. Coconut oil is my personal favourite, but using castor oil on your scalp will help to get the circulation flowing. Most cruelty free brands will also have some sort of hair oil (cruelty free brand list at the bottom of the post), and honestly the more you can use the better!

 

Does Trimming Hair Make It Grow Faster?

Grow Hair Faster!

No, no it doesn’t. Cutting the ends off of your hair will in no way make it come out of your head any quicker. However, trimming your hair will make it get LONGER faster. If your ends are split or dry, they will break off. As an example, if your hair grows ½ inch per month but also snaps off ½ inch per month, it isn’t going to get any longer, whereas if you trim off less than it grows you will gain length a lot faster! A comment I have heard a lot is “my hair has stopped growing” – no, no it hasn’t. If you colour your hair and still get roots it has not stopped growing – chances are it is just breaking off as much if not more than it grows so isn’t getting any longer.

Repair Damaged Hair

You don’t necessarily have to cut off your ends every 6 weeks if you are trying to grow your hair, but you definitely do have to look after it. As mentioned above using oil treatments will help to prevent breakage and can even repair ends over a period of time. BUT, and here is the kicker, the biggest form of damage to hair is from heat. So if you are serious about wanting to repair your hair and grow it longer faster, using heat is a straight up no no. Straighteners and tongs etc are hard to give up, so if this is something you will find difficult at least just try to cut it down to special occasions. Believe it or not, natural healthy hair is always beautiful – frizziness is caused by dryness and damage. So while you may feel like your hair looks better when its straightened, every time you use them you are making your situation a whole lot worse. Imagine putting your hand inside the straightener? It burns! Just think what that’s doing to your hair.

Hair Oils
Hair Oils

With frazzled ends and straighteners it’s a bit of a downward spiral. We all know that straighteners will smooth out frizzy damaged ends, but it is burning it even more every time so will just keep breaking and getting shorter regardless of how many oils or treatments you use. Heat protection sprays are an absolute must if you do use heat occasionally, but still think about whether you would trust it to protect your skin when touching an iron!? If you have short snapped pieces (these are usually around the face at the front) then do not use heat to try and hide them. Tuck them behind your ear if you can or use hairspray if needed to blend them in. If you don’t particularly like your natural hair (at the moment, because trust me once it’s healthy you will!) then there are hundreds of heatless hairstyles and hacks to help while you’re healing your hair. Pinterest and YouTube are great for these. And if you are a curly girl like me, embrace it! Some of my favourites are the Osmo Curl CollectionLush Cosmetics Curly Wurly & the Shea Moisture Curl & Shine range. Starting my curly journey was the best thing I ever did for my hair!

Another thing that should probably go without saying, is to avoid damaging colours on your hair. If this is something you will struggle with, try using toning shampoos to stretch out your colour for as long as possible. Another of my favourtie collections is the Maria Nila Colour Refreshers, these are fantastic for stopping you getting bored with your colour and will do absolutely no damage whatsoever.

 

Supplements & Diets

Using supplements can work to increase hair growth, but tread carefully. There are a lot of companies claiming to sell “miracle” tablets that will give you long hair almost instantly, but this won’t be the case. The main ingredient in these products is Biotin, which by itself does work and is a lot cheaper to buy in its own form than with a mix of other ingredients in fancy packaging. I myself have used Biotin and can vouch for it, it works. Just bare in mind that it works everywhere! To help my hair grow faster I was willing to shave my legs twice as often – but this will depend on how far you want to go for Rapunzel locks!
It should go without saying really, but diet and general health do have a big part to play in the health and growth of your hair. Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of sleep (things we should all do anyway!) will make a difference to not only your hair but your skin and overall state of mind.

 

So with this motivation, Go Go Go!!

To Grow Hair Faster :

  • Use stimulating shampoos with deep conditioners
  • Have your ends trimmed or use oils and treatments regularly – with lots of massaging!
  • Care for your hair – don’t burn it! Treat your hair how you want it to treat you!
  • Take care of your diet and health in general.

It is possible to grow your hair faster, and once you get into the swing of things it really is noticeable pretty quickly! But don’t buy into “miracle” brands, just be smart and treat your hair with the respect it deserves – it will serve you well!

Love your hair, and it will love you back!

Cruelty Free Brand List

Grow Hair Faster!
Grow Hair Faster!

Hair Products I Love:
Osmo Curl Collection
Maria Nila Colour Refresh
LUSH Curly Wurly

Please feel free to ask any questions or leave comments below!! 😊

 

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