Hello my darlings! Have you missed me? There have been some pretty major changes in my life recently, the biggest being that I’ve moved home to the Yukon to be closer to my family. I’ll be starting a new job next month, as well as moving into a new apartment. Can’t wait to start decorating! You can look forward to more of the same old content in future posts with a slightly different, northern perspective.
Every day for the last month or so I’ve had a great hair day. It’s not because of a new product or treatment. It’s because of a simple, and free change I’ve made. Curious? All I’ve done is change the order in which I wash my hair. I now condition and then shampoo. Easy peasy! You would not believe the difference it makes! The idea is that by conditioning first there is no heavy residue left in your hair and you’re left with a lot more body. I’ve found my locks to be smoother as well.
Sometimes people ask me how I get my curls looking defined. After giving them the stink eye because I assume they’re taking the piss, I relent and mumble something about conditioner. That’s not the whole story.
I haven’t talked about many hair products. I just think they’re not the most exciting thing to blog about. That said, I have kind of difficult hair and I do use a lot of different styling products. My goal is always to have shiny, soft, and well defined curls. Occasionally though, I want to achieve something a bit different.
In the summer, especially on beach days, I often reach for my Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Beach Texturiser.
This is a really cool product. On the back of the bottle they explain it as “a messy beach look that defines long and fine hair. An oil free texturiser for a sexy surfer look that defies gravity.” My hair is not long but it is quite fine. This texturiser gives hair a bit of grittiness, for lack of a better word. I don’t really know how to describe it but you end up looking like you spent the day at the beach. You know how your hair looks so fantastic after a day of swimming and playing in the sand? That is the look this stuff gives you. Kind of messy, easy, and undone.
It’s super easy to use as well. You just apply it to damp or dry hair, scrunch, and go. You only need about a dime sized amount so it will last a long time. Simple pimple!
The scent is wonderful, coconutty and a little bit fruity as well. All in all a great product. I think I paid about $20 for it about three years ago.
The only thing I don’t like about it is the bottle. It’s square and it’s kind of hard to get the product out.
What are some of your favourite hair products?
I’ve been thinking about doing some sort of theme week or something like that for a while. I ended up deciding to do 10 Days of Favourites. 10 because I got tired of taking pictures after taking that many. Obviously I am methodical when it comes to blogging.
So, my pets, welcome to the first post of my 10 Days of Favourites (do you think I can blog 10 days in a row?)!
Day 1: Hair
I just downloaded a new photo app for my phone so prepare yourselves for some tackiness slickly edited pictures.
I’ve been a devoted fan of Sebastian’s Potion 9 for some time now. This is a fantastic product for evil curly hair. It provides hold without crunchiness. You can wet it and rework the product throughout the day if your hair starts to frizz, which is the best thing about it. It smells divine. DIVINE. You know how when you visit your hairdresser they always have shampoo that smells amazing? Potion 9 smells like that. Light, fresh, yummy.
L’Oreal Evercreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray is new to my arsenal but I really like it. I ran out of my AG leave-in conditioner last week and didn’t want to break the bank replacing it. One of my favourite bloggers, Essie Button (www.essiebutton.com), raves about this line and I’ve been keen to try it. I’m converted. For a drug store product this stuff is fantastic. It tames frizz, gives curls definition, and isn’t too heavy. It smells like caramel. Yum.