My hair can tend to be a bit of a uncontrollable mess on some days because of how long and frizzy it is. Because my hair is so long and thick it is hard to find products that actually work well in my hair. I remember trying so many different products but they never seemed to do exactly what I wanted. I love the beach hair look, mainly because it’s a really easy hairstyle to achieve.
My hair care is pretty simile but at the same time my hair is in really good condition. I’m not going to lie, I’m very lazy when it comes to my hair. I tend to wash it, tie it up in a half bun, and let it air dry over night, but somehow 98% of the time, this works really well for me. The other 2% are those annoying bad hair days where your hair just doesn’t want to behave, but I do believe the products I use have a massive in pact in how it turns out after I wash it.
Favourite hair care products
For many years now I have been loyal to Aussie hair care products, my grandma actually introduced me when I was very young. For my hair type it always worked really well to make our hair smooth and soft. I like to mix and match different Aussie products depending on what I feel my hair needs when I come to buying them. They always seem to have 3 for 2 offers on so I always end up bulk buying a few of their products because it works out cheaper in the long run. I find it’s good to switch the products up slightly otherwise your hair can become immune to your products when you use them all the time, especially because I have been using the brand for so long. When it comes to washing my hair some of my favourite shampoos and conditioners include:
- Aussie Miracle Moisture shampoo* and the deep treatment 3 minute miracle moisture conditioner*. I love using this when my hair is feeling quite dry and frizzy, which is perfect in the winter because my hair does tend to feel a lot dryer due to the cold dry weather.
- Aussie Miracle shine shampoo* and the deep treatment 3 minute miracle shine conditioner*. These are perfect together when my hair is feeling dull and lifeless, it even seems to help a little taming down my frizz and of course it leaves my hair looking very healthy and shiny.
- Aussie beach mate shampoo* and deep treatment 3 minute miracle beach mate conditioner*. I think this is my favourite, I always reach for this one if I see it on the shelf. The beach look is what I tend to go for with my hair and it helps me achieve this easier – and it also smells really nice.
I tend to reach for the deep treatments over the normal conditioners because I feel I can really tell a difference in my hair after using them. I think because my hair is so thick it helps to weigh it down slightly. If you have quite thin hair, the normal conditioners would probably work better and then maybe using the treatment every now and then when your hair needs it.
There are a tonne of different products they do but these ones work personally best for me, different hair types may not work as well with these exact products but I’m sure you could find one that works really well for your hair.I like to wash my hair in the evening before going to bed, mainly because if I go outside when my hair is still wet I might as well stick a birds nest on top of my hair. My hair is a nightmare to try and maintain through out the day, especially if its the slightest bit humid, I think we all know that struggle.
I’ve found using an oil in my hair whist its still wet really helps to tame down the frizz, the one I have been using recently is Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor* for damaged hair. I wouldn’t say my hair is damaged but it does tend to feel quite dry from time to time. This product does really soak into my hair and leave it feeling smooth and soft. I also really like OGX Renewing Moroccoan Argan Oil*, I’ve not used it for a little while but it did used to be one of my favourite products that my hair dresser suggested for me to use. I apply one or two pumps to my hands and run it through the ends of my hair, then working it up to the top of my head. Then any left over product on my hands I run over the top of my head, reducing the amount of bird nest frizz on the top of my head.
Hair masks are great if you have damaged hair, I do not use them very often because I don’t think my hair needs it as I use the deep treatment conditioner every time I wash my hair. I like to do them about once or twice a month when my hair isn’t behaving. I have used a few hair masks over the years and I definitely have a couple of favourites.
- Christophe Robin regenerating hair mask is a little more on the expensive side but it is honestly one of the best hair masks I have ever used. It leaves my hair feeling so healthy and looking shiny after using it once. Its recommended to be used once a week but because of the price, its one of those hair masks I like to use the night before a special occasion for a treat.
- Lee Stafford hair growth treatment* is an oldie but a goodie, its one of those hair products I keep repurchasing to when it runs out. It nourishes the hair leaving it feeling so soft and because it helps to keep the hair strong it really does help to improve the rate of hair growth.
I’ve watched many videos online on how to get natural curls with out using heat but for my hair many of them don’t really seem to work for me. the best way in my opinion is to put it in a ponytail and as I’m wrapping the bobble over for the final time leaving my hair halfway through. Then just go to bed and take it out the next day when it is fully dry. I’ve never seen anyone else use this technique, so I’m not sure if this will work for everyone – but in my hair it always leaves it with a natural wave, with a few cute ringlet curls as well. I really believe the Aussie products I use have a massive part in making my hair look healthy and helping it behave when I’m being lazy with my styling.
I try to very rarely use heat on my hair because it dry’s my hair out a lot and can make the frizz problems worse in the long run. I suggest if you do have naturally frizzy / curly hair, it is a very good idea to try and find ways of getting the natural hairstyle you want without using any heat. I love the look my hair goes after wearing braids. If I’ve left them in when my hair was wet, it gives my hair beautiful waves without using any heat. This doesn’t always work for me especially if I’m having a frizzy hair day.
On a everyday basis I tend to either leave my hair down, tie it up in a pony tail or do a braid look in my hair. For those special occasions it is nice to style your hair, so when I do use heat in my hair I always make sure to protect it as well as possible before taking heat to my hair. The key is to make sure your hair is super moisturised and has a barrier between your hair and the heat. I always apply a good layer of my Aussie oil through my hair, making sure I apply just enough to protect my hair but at the same time not making it look greasy. It is quite a difficult balance to prefect, so if your not sure just apply a small amount and you can always add a bit more if its needed.
Just to clarify this blog post is not sponsored in any way. I genuinely do love these products and have been using them for a very long time. I hope you guys try them out and hopefully you fall in love with them to!
( Photo credits: aussiehair ) Thank you to the Aussie hair team for letting me use their photos for this post, love the beach vibe in all of them!
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