January Haircare Favourites

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 0

Including the game-changing hairdryer

This month my hair has gone shorter, blonder and frankly a little limper. Here's what I'm doing to keep everything in check...

GHD Air Hairdryer, £99.00
This hairdryer has completely changed my hair routine. My usual hairdryer is just a cheap and cheerful number from Babyliss and now I am wondering why I didn’t invest in a more powerful one some time ago. Naturally my hair is curly, very frizzy and very prone to puffing up as the day goes on. Now that I’m using the GHD Air, I haven’t had to touch my straighteners – it completely smoothes out frizz. What I’ve been doing is drying the front first using a large barrel brush, then using the same brush to dry and add bounce to all of my roots. Then, I’m taking a paddle brush through my lengths to dry and smooth them out. By morning, I’ve got a bouncy blow that holds for 2 days. Personally I tend to blow dry my hair before bed because sleeping on it really helps to smooth out any frizz.

GHD Air Rose Gold

Sleep-in Rollers, £17.95 
I’ve spoken about these before but I really, really love them. Since getting the GHD Air I’ve been setting my blow dry in rollers, if only for the time it takes to do my make-up (mornings) or apply some fake tan (bed time). I use the hottest setting on the hairdryer so my hair is still very hot when I set it in the rollers, meaning that it takes the shape of them really easily as it cools. Any rollers at all do the same job, but why I love these is that they’re light enough to hold in themselves without having to faff about with grips. Not to mention I have the glitter set – obvs – which is just 10x more fun.

Sleep In Rollers

Hair Colour at Umberto Giannini, price available on consultation
For the last couple of months I’ve changed my hair colour, adding lots of blonde to frame my face and then going for more of a multi-tonal highlighted look towards the back. My root upkeep is so much easier but I still feel really blonde – it’s the perfect solution! I’ve been going to Mark at Umberto Giannini at Selfridges in Birmingham and he is the best (and, crucially, most honest) hairdresser I’ve been to. If you’re in the area there is no one else that should be doing your hair. A few appointments ago he told me that I’d lost quite a bit of hair and advised me to have a look at my diet. Which lead me to try the…

Ruby Woo Lipstick

…Cerafill Retaliate Range from Redken, from £17.50
For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been using a full regime of Cerafill: shampoo, conditioner, serum and treatment mousse. Cerafill is a really stimulating haircare range, designed to stimulate new growth in thinning hair. Although I’m only 6 weeks in, since my last hair appointment I’ve got lots of fuzzy new hairs coming through and can already see an improvement in the strength of my hair. When I posted a photo of the range to Instagram I got so many comments from people who have used it and seen great results! It’s definitely a treatment and something that you have to be patient with; you don’t get that same fresh, soft feeling from your hair that you might with a normal shampoo and conditioner because the textures are gel-like. I’ll be writing a full comparison once I’ve used it for 3 months but so far I’m really happy.

Cerafill Retaliate

Have you tried anything wonderful that I should know about? Tweet me @MixedGemsBeauty and tell me about it.

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