Saturday, 2 August 2014

Haircare with John Frieda and Argania Hair Oil

I never really do much with my hair, but since switching up my routine (and actually noticing a difference), I thought I'd talk about what I'm using at the moment, as I'm really impressed!

First, a little hair history.
I wash my hair every few days, but sometimes on a daily basis, especially if I've been running. My go-to hairstyle is parted on the side, with bits pinned up at the back, and a few loose curls added using GHDs. (See photo over there >>)

My hair is naturally quite poofy, but used to have quite a strong wave going through it, which has lessened over the years, probably the result of how much I used to torture it with bleach and dyes!
I've been trying to grow it longer this year, as around this time last year, I cut it to just below my shoulders after a bit of a bleach disaster, which left me with white/bright yellow hair which was literally breaking off in my hands. Only now am I feeling back to my normal self - short hair isn't for me!
Health-wise, my hair is pretty good at the moment. I've kept up to date with my trims, and most of the damage left behind from last year seems to have finally gone. The ends feel thicker, and I don't feel so guilty every time I brush it!

Now onto the products.
John Frieda is a brand which I used to love when I was a little younger, I used to be a huge fan of the Brunette range they do, when I had dyed my hair a lot darker. Whilst wondering the aisles of Boots last month, I came across these two, and the pump-bottle really appealed to me, as I am always dropping bottles on my toes in the shower trying to shake the last bits out, so I decided to give them a go. 
I went for the Luxurious Volume Shampoo, and the Full Repair Conditioner. I know that conditioners can't physically repair damage, but it really softens my hair and leaves it super shiny, and the shampoo cleanses without leaving it flat and lifeless.
I'm actually at the end of the conditioner bottle now, and am keen to investigate the other ranges by John Frieda, as I was pleasantly surprised by this one!

Next up, a hair oil. This lightweight argan-oil based hair treatment from Argania is SO good, trust me.
I apply a small amount to the lengths and ends of my hair after I get out of the shower, before combing it through. It detangles, and makes my hair dry (using a hairdryer) in the nicest way. It softens and nourishes without weighing  my hair down. 
I went for the 'Light' version, and aside from the amazing results it produces, it's virtually undetectable on the hair. No greasiness, stickiness or anything.
Did I mention it also doubles as a heat protectant? 
Still not convinced? 
Well it smells like vanilla cupcakes. How can you resist?!

Lastly, this little orange shower and massage brush from Denman. To use, it feels very similar to the Tangle Teezer, except this one has a little handle, making it ideal for use in the shower, without it slipping out of your hand.
I love to use this to gently distribute my conditioner through my hair, and detangle it before hop out of the shower.

The shampoo and conditioner retails at £8.99 each (500ml), but I managed to get them in the 3 for 2 
with the oil (£14.99 / 100ml), so I ended up getting one free! The Denman comb is £3.69.
 The shampoo & conditioner are currently 1/3 off at Boots.

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear what you think down below! :)
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  1. I've just started using the Full Repair range too and so far I'm happy with what it does for my hair :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. It makes it so silky, I'm so impressed with it! xx

  2. I've never used many John Frieda hair products before (I tend to just go for the products on offer) but after reading this post I'll have to give them a go, they sound amazing! Plus your hair looks dreamy, so they've gotta be good, right?!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

    1. Aw bless you, haha thanks! I used to be the same and stuck to my three favourites, old-style Herbal Essences, Aussie and Dove, but it certainly is interesting giving different things a try, my hair looks shinier for sure! xxx

  3. I love the sound of all of these products, and i love that the brush has a handle on it! Great post :)

  4. The hair oil is so good isn't it! I have the same one as you and it has nearly all gone now, luckily I have a back up! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    1. Oh really! Yes it's really lovely, so nourishing! :) xx

  5. Products sound great, I've always been a fan of John Frieda as well!

    1. Thank you! :) I'm thinking I might try some more of their products now! x


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