18 Mar 2018

Maintaining Dry, Damaged and Dyed Hair

My hair has always been a nightmare for me. I've inherited my mum's thick, curly and dry hair (the joys!) and over the years I've tried all sorts to calm it down. Products, treatments, oils, hair tools - you name it, I've tried it!

When I was in my teens I actually decided to get my hair chemically straightened, which I very much regret now, and my hair completely lost its curls permanently, despite being a temporary treatment. Basically, I had the big curly hair do when big curly was not 'in'. Everyone had super sleek straight hair and there was me with my big bushy mane standing out like a sore thumb. After the chemical straightening my hair has never gone back to the way it was before. They say it grows out with your hair but my experience was the opposite.

I also dye my hair, which definitely doesn't help when you want to keep it looking healthy. I've had my hair bleached and dyed several times over the past few years and going forward I'd actually like to stop dyeing it. I'm just waiting until after the wedding so I can stop colouring it and return to my natural colour.

Anyway, to help maintain my hair and keep it healthy, I've not been using heat for the past couple of months and have been following a proper hair routine so I feel like my hair is in decent shape right now. I thought I'd share my hair regime and how I've been keeping up with my dry, damaged & dyed hair.

This Natural World Charcoal and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner has lasted me what feels like a lifetime. It's almost coming to its end now and I definitely need to go out and buy it again so I can try more from the range. I've actually done a review on this range which you have a read of here. In short, it is pretty much almost natural, comes in a large quantity bottle, is inexpensive and works wonders for your hair. There are different ranges to choose from depending on what needs you require. I'd definitely recommend checking them out!

For an in-shower treatment, the Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner is great. It's quick and easy to pop in and plus three minutes isn't an extremely long time to wait. I use this at least once a week - depending on how much TLC my hair needs - and it does a great job. The mask leaves my hair soft and shiny, which is just what I need!

For other treatments and hair maintenance products, I have a couple of favourites...

For an overnight mask and something more intensely moisturising, the Percy and Reed Wonder Overnight Recovery is great. I like using this as a hair mask when I'm having a lazy Sunday. I pop it on in the morning and wash it off in the evening. When using overnight, I lay a towel down on my pillows so it doesn't transfer anywhere.

To protect my hair before using heat, the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray does a good job. For protecting my hair after applying heat or when I get out of the shower, Moroccan Oil is my go-to. I can't say enough good things about this oil - it's so great!


What are your go-to hair products for your hair type? 


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