Winter Hair Care

In winter everybody's hair becomes dryer, duller and generally less healthy-looking. 
I have put together a list of things that I do to keep my hair looking and feeling its best.

First on my list of haircare is this Aussie Leave in Conditioner, leave in conditioner protects your hair from both physical damage and heat damage as it coats each hair strand with oils that act as a protective barrier and make the hair more flexible. I have tried many a leave in conditioner in my time and this is by far the best, you apply it to wet hair, comb through and dry as usual. It leaves my hair looking shiny and feeling soft as well as smelling fresh until I wash it again.

The next thing on my list is something my hair would be a mess without, it's The Tangle Teezer this honestly makes my life a whole lot easier. Having thick, long hair can be testing at times and when I used to use a comb/ brush to de-tangle my hair, I would develop split ends quickly. I loved my tangle teaser so much that I actually bought a second one as a backup in fear that they might sell out. I didn't need to worry as I've had the original one for over 18 months and it is still going strong. If you don't already have one, I would strongly suggest you nip down to boots/ superdrug/ the supermarket and pick one up. They retail at around £10

The third haircare tip is free and costs nothing but 2 minutes of your time. If you massage your scalp, you stimulate blood flow which in turn motivates hair growth. Be aware, this trick can make your hair greasy but if you do this 30-60 minutes before you wash your hair it wont matter anyway- also, side note, even though it seems gross, the grease your scalp produces is actually a great moisturizer for your hair, so skipping an extra day wont hurt once in a while- I wont tell anyone if you don't :P

 The shampoo I use varies all year round but I always stick to one brand because I absolutely LOVE it. It's the Aussie collection. In summer I usually choose 'Frizz Miracle' as I find the heat and humidity can make my hair go a little er... main-like and this always calms it back down. In winter I like to use 'Miracle Moist' to add moisture back to my hair. I also will use any of the Aussie conditioners and I'm currently enjoying using 'take the heat' which is a smoothing conditioner with heat protection built in.

And finally is a 2 ingredient homemade mask which I discovered about a year ago but only tried out earlier this month when I bought a tub of coconut oil from boots (mentioned in this haul) The mask is incredible, it adds moisture into the hair, makes it feel and smell lush and actually makes my hair soooo shiny! 



If you would like to make the mask, you will need  
♥ One banana 
♥  3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil (depending on your hair length/density)

Chop up and mash (I just use a fork) the banana, then melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds- (of course make sure you're careful, as it can get hot x) mix together and apply to the mid lengths and ends of your hair, I don't put this on my roots as I find it can make my scalp greasy leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off to be left with shiny, soft hair. This mask also temporarily seals split ends, making you hair look healthier and tide you over to your next hair appointment.

So I hope you enjoyed reading my tips and let me know in the comments if you tried any of these out : )

Also, I'd just like to say thank you so much to those of you who have followed or left a lovely comment, I'm so grateful for everything xx 

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a fabulous idea! http://jennifercooper99.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Sounds like a great hair care mask! :)
    Alex // www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. My hair is always a bit duller in winter so thanks for the great hair mask recipe! I also love the Aussie leave in conditioner! Btw I am running a giveaway over on my blog if you are interested!

    Beth www.bdazzles.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This is so helpful! I'll be sure to try it in the future!

    XOXO, A
    www.bundleofchoi.weebly.com

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  5. I use coconut oil on my hair, but I've never thought of adding mashed banana into it as well, will have to give it a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  6. This is such a good idea! I want to try it. I've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can find it on my blog here http://alexandralouise0409.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html :) x

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  7. This is a good idea Georgia. I know I can use banana for facial mask, good to know it can be used for the hair as well. thanks for sharing.

    Jo of saycheesycake.blogspot.nl

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