As you have probably gathered from the photos you have seen recently on social media, I am now in fact… back to brunette! Although I absolutely loved being a blonde, I can’t deny the regressive damage that bleach has done to my hair. Having stubborn curly bi-racial hair, which is fine and brittle yet plentiful, I found it extremely hard to maintain and keep damage to a minimum. Olaplex (which is phenomenal) on its own just didn’t cut it, so it took me just under a year to establish my holy grail healthy hair products for being blonde. Being brunette has not only made my hair immediately healthier and less prone to breakage, but has meant my holy grail products work a million times better which I am very grateful for. My hair goals now are to focus on growing long HEALTHY hair, so I doubt i’ll be venturing near bleach for a very long time! I promise to do a hair journey post and posts about going blonde and brunette in the future, so enough about me and on to the products…
THE PALMER’S RANGE
I cannot explain how much you need this range of products in your life! Both the conditioning shampoo and repairing conditioner are a must have, no matter what colour your hair is. The results are immediately visible and these products improve the feel of your hair over time. This has especially been helpful when wearing my hair curly, making my curls curlier, softer and more moisturised while preventing breakage and encouraging growth. If you struggle with particularly dry hair or hair that’s easily damaged, opt for paraben and sulphate free products. These elements of usual drug store bought shampoos strip the hair of its essential moisture, which is detrimental to fine brittle hair. Do not be put off by the words ‘coconut oil’ if you have particularly greasy hair either. Although the shampoo is very conditioning, it is also very cleansing and leaves your hair clean but without the horrid squeaky clean feeling.
Another life saver for dry frizzy hair. The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner makes my hair so soft. My natural curls have always been very dry due to damage, and my natural curl pattern. But this has revamped my curl game, and just my hair game in general. Again, hand in hand with going back to a more maintainable and healthy hair colour, the transformation is unreal. My hair has never been so easy to comb through and so soft! This product is especially helpful when blow-drying my hair straight as it prevents dryness and makes my hair shiny. If there was one product I urge you to buy, it would be this one!
THE NATURAL WORLD RANGE
One of my dry hair styling staples is the Natural World Argan Oil of Morocco. Argan oil is so hyped up at the moment for its beneficial qualities and I can see why. I use this product religiously on my ends to keep them smooth and moisturised (as these are the most damaged parts of my hair). I won’t lie, this also has the most amazing fruity-esque smell, kind of like oranges. Nothing too overpowering though, and it cannot be smelled for miles after using haha. It has just the right type of fragrance to compliment freshly washed hair. I use this product every day whether my hair is straight or curly; it just gives me that extra boost of hydration and shine!
Another secret miracle find… the Natural World Smoothing Therapy Hair Treatment Oil. I have recently been looking into keratin blow dry’s as keeping my hair straight 95% of the time is very time consuming when blow drying and topping up daily with hair straighteners. My hair is also very frizzy, and I’d heard that keratin blow drys control frizz and deter moisture. On the off chance one day, I spotted this product in SAVERS and I grabbed it excitedly wondering if it was an effective 99p alternative to the £30.00 keratin blow dry kits sold on amazon. I also noticed it was paraben free so I was sold… and not disappointed. The results were instant. Blow drying my hair is no longer a chore, and if I didn’t want to use straighteners after, I wouldn’t need to. This one product eradicated my fear of frizz and I am no longer running for shelter or tying my hair back at the sight of bad weather.
I hope this post has been helpful to all of you hair enthusiasts out there, and I urge you to try out these products and let me know how you get on. If you would like to see a hair journey blog post or any other hair related posts on my blog, please let me know in the comments below.
LOVE SIYAN XXX