My hair care routine has modified a bit of over the previous few weeks as I coloured my hair for the primary time ever with highlights! A number of the hair care gadgets I had been testing and needed to evaluation needed to be re-tested with coloured hair as I’ve discovered it a bit drier in texture and in want of extra moisture. The excellent news is most of my styling staples thankfully have nonetheless labored for me! What has modified although is the necessity for various shampoo, conditioner and extra hair masks.
I’ve actually beloved making an attempt hair oils and my staples nonetheless proceed to be those under:
All of those labored for my regular thick hair, now that it’s coloured I really feel the Sisley and Moroccanoil work greatest so as to add shine. A pair that don’t work fairly the identical for me embrace the Shu Uemura Essence Absolue and the Dwelling Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil. They nonetheless add softness however now my hair simply soaks it up and no shine is added. Brush I presently use is the T3 Dry Vent Brush. I prefer it sufficient to maintain utilizing it, however I’m nonetheless in seek for my holy grail.
The Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil is among the greatest smelling oils I’ve tried. It smells of honey, almond and a touch of coconut. It’s infused with honey from Negin Mirsalehi’s household bee backyard. I used to be despatched the Journey Measurement Oil (50 ml, unique to her web site) and adore it for it’s light-weight end and gentle shine. No greasy look or residue and it makes hair very delicate. She simply launched the Hair Fragrance (100 ml) which has a extra floral fragrance like scent to it. It has a extra powdery scent in comparison with the oil, I feel it’s lovely however choose the oil if I needed to decide one. I’ve ordered from her web site earlier than (they ship to the US), however you can even discover her merchandise at City Outfitters and Revolve.
The Rahua Legendary Amazon Oil is one thing I used to be actually keen on making an attempt out. It’s a plant-based silicone-free hair oil. It’s described as light-weight however I discovered it to be on the wealthy aspect and would advocate it for dry or broken hair, and notably if in case you have thicker strands. A bit of goes a really lengthy approach to coat the hair, I choose utilizing it on damp hair with only one pump. On my virgin hair pre-coloring it added unimaginable softness with a delicate sheen. On my color-treated hair it provides softness however I discover it difficult to seek out the correct quantity to make use of. Too little doesn’t add sufficient shine and one coat an excessive amount of leads to one thing that appears too heavy for my hair sort. The oil has a really pure odor to it which fades after a couple of minutes. Based mostly on the feel I attempted I do assume it will be too thick and heavy for advantageous hair, however should you’re in search of a silicone-free choice this can be a good one to think about for very dry or coarse hair.
Shu Uemura Artwork of Hair Satin Design is one thing I found and reviewed years in the past. It’s a blow dry lotion used to warmth shield hair, take away frizz and add softness. I used up a bottle and repurchased nevertheless it sat in storage most of final yr once we moved round so much. I rediscovered it just lately and my colour handled hair LOVES this. It has the appropriate texture, emollient and end to make my hair gentle and take away any indicators of dryness. After utilizing and blow drying my hair it’s extremely mushy, tangle-free and with none greasy residue. Ends nonetheless want slightly little bit of ending with a shine product or oil, however general this can be a strong win. It provides hair a gentle satiny glow.
I really like IGK for the packaging. Their merchandise are additionally nice too. I hauled two merchandise from Sephora earlier this yr. The Thirsty Woman Coconut Milk Depart-In Conditioner received me due to the identify coconut. It’s a milk-infused leave-in conditioner that has a sprig. The packaging and spray dispenser are wonderful – nowadays I’m all the time amazed when manufacturers don’t package deal their merchandise with properly designed spritzers. I actually recognize that IGK packaging is all on level, not simply within the enjoyable design however perform as nicely. Because the product identify implies it’s a leave-in conditioner. I discovered that it was very straightforward to overdo the primary few makes use of. The spritzer is so even and dispenses a effective mist I wasn’t positive I utilized sufficient. It does work like a standard leave-in conditioner, I feel I prefer it primarily for the scent and novelty of packaging. Efficiency is sweet and I’ve no regrets shopping for. I’m unsure I might repurchase. In the event you discovered it too wealthy or oily, I feel merely sprayed an excessive amount of on, though I can see the way it could possibly be too wealthy for superb hair.
The IGK Good Conduct Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray additionally suckered me in with the identify “smoothing.” I feel their packaging and naming is genius. It will get me each time! This can be a heat-protective blow out spray that’s purported to have comparable results of keratin remedies. I’ve not tried one so I can’t examine, however based mostly on photographs I’ve seen after the remedies I do assume the IGK Good Conduct spray provides very comparable wanting outcomes however within the shorter-term (as in it can final a day till you re-wash your hair). As a pre-heat remedy I see comparable outcomes with different kinds of merchandise. I do like that the Good Conduct spray smooths hair, reduces frizz and does make my hair look clean and recent all day. As with the Thirsty Woman, I do assume Good Conduct is straightforward to over apply. The IGK applicator spritzers are so good in comparison with different manufacturers. They spray product very effectively so that you may be used to spraying extra product. I’d advocate coating hair flippantly and add one spritz at a time as you blow dry in sections for those who really feel you want extra. It will get a thumbs up for me however I do assume you will get comparable frizz-free tender shine outcomes with different merchandise.
This Briogeo Hair-O-Scopes Brightest Stars Bestsellers Package got here on the good time for me. It has a full-size Don’t Despair, Restore! Deep Conditioning Masks which is now my holy grail hair masks. I needed to wait 72 hours to scrub my hair after colour remedy. The primary two days I discovered my hair simply wasn’t the identical, it wanted much more moisture. This masks rescued it and I by no means need to be with out it now. Previous to my highlights I had been experiencing lots of breakage within the hair. I do assume utilizing this masks (together with the Aquis hair towels) has decreased breakage drastically. I’m nonetheless sampling the opposite gadgets within the package however the hair masks makes it 100% value making an attempt. I’ve already ordered one other masks.
Final however not least are the Aquis Hair Towels. I’ve now tried a number of sizes and merchandise within the line. I actually appreciated the Prime Starter Package earlier than I had my hair coloured to strengthen and scale back breakage. Submit hair highlights, the leave-in conditioner simply doesn’t actually carry out the identical. It really works to clean and detangle, however I’m not seeing lots of added moisture or shine. I’m going to place all the package to extra testing earlier than I give a complete evaluate.
For the hair towels I don’t assume you’ll be able to go improper with any of them. With new hair coloring towels are susceptible to staining, however the dye washed out and didn’t depart any marks on the white ones. I simply made positive I threw them within the washer instantly.
I assumed I’d all the time be a towel type of individual however their Speedy Dry Turban has a very intelligent design with a loop on one finish and closure on the opposite. It’s tremendous straightforward to make use of and holds hair in place higher than wrapping a towel.
For the towels, I want the longer lengths for my hair. The primary one I attempted was the Lisse Luxe Lengthy Hair Towel. I then ordered the common sizes to attempt and discovered the longer ones simpler to wrap across the head. Andrew has appreciated and borrowed all of mine and prefers the Waffle Luxe model. I feel each textures work the identical for me.
I’ve purchased mine from Sephora, however I simply observed this Ouai Ouai x Aquis Set out there at Bloomingdale’s at a very good worth. With the vacation units out undoubtedly go searching on-line for various choices.
For many who didn’t see on Instagram tales, my earlier than and after hair colour:
After utilizing the identical stylist for almost 10 years in San Diego, making a change was scary once I moved, however probably the greatest issues about South Florida is that the individuals listed here are so good. I discovered a salon on Yelp and determined to attempt based mostly on the evaluations. They made me really feel utterly comfortable as a brand new shopper, I beloved them and went again. I made a decision to have my hair coloured for the primary time there and beloved the outcomes. I used to be so nervous that I almost cancelled however my husband and mom in-law got here with me and assured me it will all be okay. The day of appointment the salon requested if they might movie the method for his or her social media feed and I stated positive. They put collectively a enjoyable clip if you wish to examine them out I linked it under. Fast FYI that is all nonetheless my pure hair apart from the coloring, no extensions. Simply highlights – additionally they curled my hair for enjoyable afterwards.
I used to be really blown away by everybody’s sort phrases concerning the new hair. You made me really feel so beloved with the candy feedback and recommendations about hair care, shampoos and every thing else in between. I’ve been testing totally different shampoos and conditioners which I’ll be reviewing quickly, for now I needed spherical up the oils and different merchandise I’ve been testing for hydration and smoothness.
General, my favorites are nonetheless my favorites. I do love the Gisou Hair Oil for the tender end, shine and scent. The Aquis Hair towels and Briogeo hair masks are life savers for me. I’m thrilled that I rediscovered the Shu Uemura Artwork of Hair Satin Design and am amazed it didn’t go dangerous (it was in storage for months, granted it was an local weather managed one).
What are your favourite hair merchandise for hydration, added shine and smoothing? Let me know what hair sort you have got within the feedback too!
Press samples featured embrace the Sisley Hair Oil, Aquis Hair Turban, Moroccanoil Hair Treatment, Briogeo Hair-O-Scopes Set, Rahua Oil.