March 8, 2011

Hair Care routine updated

I'm the kind of girl who isn't always nice enough with her hair. I wash it almost every day, I blowdry it,  I straighten it (it's not naturally straight), I dye it and I'm growing it so I avoid getting it cut as much as I can.

This regularly ends up in my hair hating me and me having to agree to have it trimmed to get rid of damaged ends. That was last Friday.

I'm going to try and be a good girl now, and use my hair care products more regularly - because yes, I do buy them, and then I don't use them really often.

The products I am currently using are:

  • L'Oreal Professionnel Delicate Color Sulfate Free shampoo as it's quite gentle for my scalp and hair, so this is my daily shampoo of choice
  • If I need something more moisturizing, I'll use L'Oreal Professionel Intense Repair shampoo instead, this is meant for dry hair and very good when I've overdosed on the straighteners
  • L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair mask: this is meant for damaged hair and it makes dry ends feel super smooth. I'm not sure if it does really repair anything, but it certainly nourishes the hair and is a good weekly treatment to make!
  • L'Oreal Professionel Liss'Ultime Serum : If I want poker straight hair, I run this through it when it's half blow-dried. It makes hair silky and smooth and helps keeping it well straightened.
  • Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream I run this through my hair in the morning, so this is really a day cream! It's the only product that I use on dry hair, as if it were a styling product, and it does help dry ends feel smoother.
Once in a while I'll use hairspray, and that would be L'Oreal Professionnel Infinium Laque.  

If I skip a shampoo, I'll use Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret dry shampoo, which works OK - nothing exceptional for the price. Now that Batiste is available here for a much more reasonable price, I'll probably give it a try next.

Yes, that's a lot of L'Oreal Pro products: I actually buy them from a professional store but I believe they're widely available online. I find they are good quality for a cheaper price than Kerastase, and they work better for me than some other ranges I used like Bona Cure or even Laboratoires René Furterer, which is nice but very expensive for what it is.

Are you good at taking care of your hair? Anything you ladies have tried that I should look into?


  1. Hiya darling, love your post, just one thing stands out. It's Batiste not Baptiste xx

  2. I really love Lush's R & B Hair Moisturizer.. I wrote a mini review about it on my blog if you wanna check it out

    My hair is so important to me so I do try to take good care of it.. Try usin cocunut oil mixed with castor oil twice a week.. Just massage a generous amount on your hair and let it sit for at least 2hrs.. You'll see the difference with time..

    One last tip.. In order to make your hair seem thicker, cut your fringe/bangs bluntly instead of wispy.. Just tell your hair dresser to cut it straight.. And you'll notice the difference straight away ;)


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