Hi guys, I’m finally back after a bit of a break. So I’m kicking off my Autumn posts with a haircare edit, sharing the most recent products I have been using and loving for my hair.
Above image credit : Pexels
After having a few gold, then blonde highlights, added to my hair over the last year, I find they need refreshing since they were last done in spring. Now my hair is lighter, it seems to fade more quickly than when it was dark, and blonde tones can go a little brassy.
A few months ago, I was kindly sent some products from Josh Wood Colour , so I want to share my favourite picks with you.
Firstly, Shade Refreshing Shampoo and Conditioner (for fine blonde hair), £10 each for 250ml.
The Josh Wood Colour shampoos and conditioners have advanced UV filters to help prevent colour fading, plus natural anti-oxidants to keep blonde hair healthy. In my picks, ingredients include glycerin, fruit oils, turmeric and saffron plant extracts, plus shea butter in the conditioner.
Using these as part of my haircare routine, my highlights are happily re-booted, look less brassy, plus my hair feels softness and has shine. These are fab products if you get hair coloured, as they help the colour pop and keep hair in great condition.
Next up, is the fabulous Everything Mask (£15), along with Shade Shot ‘Give me Sun’ (£5).
This mask works deeply on coloured hair, hydrating it whilst prolonging colour life by locking in pigment, and promoting shine with plant oils and conditioning butters. I find my hair is so soft after using this, and it doesn’t take long to work or weigh fine hair down.
By adding in a squeeze of Colour Shot to some of the Everything mask, colour can be refreshed and brightened, with this semi-permanent colour gloss. Depending on your colour, you can either cool it down, or, brighten it up. I’m currently using the brightening ‘Give me sun’, which slightly lifts the blonde tones in my hair and adds sheen to the highlights .
Gloves are supplied as this is a semi-permanent colour product.
I mix half the amount of colour shot to the amount of mask (as above), apply after washing with the colour care shampoo, leave on for 10 minutes whilst in the shower, then rinse.
As you can see from the above image (taken a couple of months ago), my blonde highlights look bright and refreshed. Suffering with migraines, I don’t spend much time in the sun unless I’m on holiday, so a helping hand in brightening my highlights has certainly been welcomed. I’d definitely recommend trying these products, not only do they refresh coloured hair, but help keep it super condition at the same time.
Having fine hair, along with ageing, I find I’ve lost oomph at the roots, so I’ve recently been trying out a new hair tool, the Vita Revive Ionic Air Brush from Andrew Barton Professional.
Available at Argos ~ £29-99
This air-brush has ‘super-ionic technology’ which releases streams of ions to condition and smooth each strand of hair, leaving it soft whilst adding shine. It has a purple/gold fleck coloured barrel and comes with a 25mm brush attachment, which I find ideal for giving me root lift and styling my fringe. The other brush attachment is 38mm, great for adding more volume and waves/loose curls.
- 38mm brush for adding body and volume.
- Soft bristles with silicone for superior smoothness and shine.
- Stay cool tip.
- 2 speed settings and 4 temperature settings.
- Ceramic 38mm barrel.
- Ionic conditioning.
- 500 watts.
- Cord length 2.5m.
- Swivel cord.
- Variable temperature control.
- Cool shot.
- Includes 2 interchangeable heads: 38mm and 25mm.
- Removable filter.
I use the smaller attachment the most, having other hair tools to add curls/waves, and it helps boost my roots on a flat day, along with sorting out my fringe. This tool is a good one for both short and long hairstyles, plus with its ionic technology and 2 different heat settings, haircare and styling can work hand in hand.
For post-wash, pre-styling products, one of my absolute faves is Aveda Thickening Tonic (find more info here) I have a lot of hair but its baby fine, so this helps give me some lift and body to my hair prior to styling. I spray into sections of the hair, including at the roots before blow-drying. I use Aveda products on a regular basis as they are an ethical brand, plus they produce good results whilst being kind to hair.
On my recent trip to Corfu, I took a new product with me to try out. Ego Boost from Tigi Bedhead, is a leave-in conditioner which helps to combat and help repair dry ends. It is made with Keratin, has the viscosity of a serum, so not sticky to weigh fine hair down, plus it has a lovely fruity aroma.
On holiday, I applied this after drying to separate and add shine to the ends, although it works just as well if used on damp hair also. It provided moisture in the hot temperatures, along with sealing any dry ends and leaving my hair soft on the ends.
Currently £7.35 for 200ml at Feel Unique online (at date of posting), RRP £15.50
I’ve enjoyed using these haircare products over the last few months, and they continue to be loved. I hope some of them might be of interest to you, and do let me know if you’ve already been using any in the comments section below.
Now my next step is a well needed cut, plus I may re-think my colour shades for autumn/winter. A change is as good as a rest, or so they say, plus it’s good to have a re-vamp!
Also… apologies, as my promised style post is still unfinished *facepalm*. Certain things have prevented me from venturing out on shoots for items I want to include (more about that later). I hope you can understand and just bear with me for now, it will be coming to the blog soon. I hope you enjoyed this products post and I’ll catch you guys next time!
Includes own products & gifted items.