I don’t know what it is, but as of late my hair cannot decide what it is doing, I want it curly, it goes straight, I try and straighten it and it goes frizzy – I think it’s partly to do with the weather as that can’t decide what its doing at the moment either! But I think I have cracked it, I think i’ve found the miracle combination to help tame my thick hair and I am here to share it with you all!
So to start off let me explain, my hair is extremely thick and very long, I’m prone to tangling and I just feel like it is difficult to manage; add in the recent weather it has now gone dry – nightmare combination. So I took to Pinterest to do some research and came across a brand I had not used for years – Aussie. This is currently on 2 for £7 in Tesco so I picked up the Miracle Moist shampoo and conditioner and also the 3 Minute Miracle deep conditioner. These work wonders, the formula is extremely light and doesn’t weigh my hair down and leaves it with such a nostalgic smell! Just all round winners! I have found however if you have long hair like me, leave the deep conditioning treatment on for roughly 10 minutes to really allow it to work.
Next is my aftercare, I only use this very sparingly to make sure my hair doesn’t get greasy. So the first is John Frieda Frizz Ease Original remember reading a blog post about someone who had bought this and stated that it works really well, and also smells of watermelon – fantastic! And while I didn’t think it had a really strong watermelon smell, it does smell pleasant and doesn’t clash with the smell of the shampoo. The formula is pretty sticky and you can’t use too much or your hair will be soo greasy, but it does its job well! I then use Luxurious Volume Blow Dry Lotion when I am drying my hair, this really tames fly aways and holds a curly blow dry nicely. The only thing I don’t like about this is the initial smell as it is quite chemically, but it does disappear once the hair is dry, but this is probably just masked pretty well with the Aussie products.
My final product is my in between washes, and I can’t rate it highly enough. I saw this on offer in Superdrug and had to grab a few as they were half price, and I love the herbal essence range, so figured it was worth the risk. The Herbal Essences Uplifting Dry Shampoo it has notes of citrus – in particular oranges – and most importantly leaves no white residue! This is my ultimate pet peeve with dry shampoos and it must have fairies living in the can because it is magic!
So I hope you have found these helpful if you have thick or dry hair like me! If anyone else has any tips that would be great!