Over the last year or so it has become quite apparent to me that I have a few hair favourites that I don’t tend to stray from, however this all changed when I got quite a lot of hair cut off back in December (best decision ever) and had to find a new routine that worked for a shoulder length choppy style. Here are a few products I’ve been testing over the last few weeks, and how I’ve been getting on with them…
Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish Texture Spray – I’ve tried my fair share of texturizing sprays and I have to say that I’m quite impressed with this one. It’s not the cheapest at £22 for 150ml of product (I got mine in a gift set so don’t feel quite as bad) but it does a great job of adding oomph to your roots with a few quick sprays. I like that it doesn’t feel too crunchy in the hair and holds well throughout the day.
WetBrush – This isn’t the first WetBrush in my life, but I’m definitely excited to have a new one in my stash as I just loved the first so much. I much prefer the WetBrush to the Tangle Teezer as I find it much easier to use and hold, and I find it glides a lot better through my tangle-prone hair with no watery eyes in sight. It’s my go-to for both wet and dry hair, and if you also have tuggy hair then you need to try it. If you’re looking for a WetBrush bargain, I managed to pick mine up from TK Maxx for just £3.99 so keep your eyes peeled!
ghd The Original Styler – Can you believe I got to the ripe old age of 27 without ever owning a pair of ghds? As someone with naturally straight hair I always just opted for a cheap pair of straighteners that would tame any rogue frizz or give my hair a quick refresh between washes, but I was lucky enough to receive my first pair at Christmas and wow, do they make a difference! My hair has never felt smoother or looked sleeker, and now that my hair is shorter I prefer a sleeker finish over big curls or waves. They may be pricey, but they’re more than worth it.
Aussie Wash & Blow in a Can Dry Shampoo – I’m sure I’ve already found my holy grail shampoo in the form of Batiste, but every now and again I like to try something new and see how it compares. As a big fan of Aussie already, I had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately it’s nowhere near as good as Batiste. I don’t find it does much for actually refreshing my hair and removing oil between washes, however it does add a lot of texture to the hair in the form of sticky-feeling and crunchy roots that are incredibly hard to work with until it’s time to wash your hair properly.
Batiste Smoothing Blow Dry Accelerator – Again, this is a bit of a cheat ‘new-in’ product as it’s sort of a repurchase, but I can’t rave enough about this range. I’d already tried and fallen in love with the Frizz Taming Blow Dry Accelerator and didn’t have to think twice about repurchasing, however this time I’ve been trying out the smoothing version. It does a lovely job of smoothing the ends of my hair after washing, but the best part is that it has cut my blow drying time down to around 5 minutes which I couldn’t be happier about!