Because why not?

My Hair Routine.

10 November 2014
So you guys know what I use for my face routines and now I'm going to show you what I use to keep my bleached hair soft and shiny.

Getting Clean

Kerastase Resistance Bain De Force - Bain is the French word for bath if you were curious so this is a shampoo, the scent kind of reminds me of a herbal melon, I know, I know.. Weirdo. I use about the size of a malteser for each wash and wash my hair on average of twice a week, I don't get a massive foam off this amount and can use more if I want a foamier wash but I don't see the point, using a small amount cleans my hair really well and if I use more I'm effectively just wasting product. Since using this I have noticed a huge improvement in the amount of hair snapping that I experience.

Kerastase Cristalliste Lait Cristal - This conditioner is aimed at hydrating long hair and preventing tangles, it has a really nice fruity floral scent and is surprisingly effective when only a small amount is used, I stick with the malteser rule again and while I always freak out a little inside that it's not going to be enough it definitely is, using more is again just a waste.

Since I started using these products I've noticed these differences:
  • I only need to use very little product.
  • After just one use of the two products my hair felt and looked better and continued to improve over time.
  • After just one wash the length of time I was able to leave my hair before it started to look greasy increased and even when it did start to look greasy it wasn't so gross that I looked like I dipped my head in to a bowl of cooking oil, the natural oils are dispersed evenly throughout the hair instead of building up at the roots.

Kerastase Ciment Thermique - This is a heat activated product 'that replicates the external natural protective layer of the hair fiber' which in turn protects the hair from breakage. The clever thing about this product is that when you use it with heat it protects the hair even through washing, building up a resistance to outside factors that cause breakage. Best thing is that it doesn't weigh down my hair.

Kerastase Nectar Thermique - Another heat activated product but this one promotes softness, smoothness and shine, I tend to use this after every third wash and the Ciment Thermique all the other times. I'm likely going to give this one a miss when I do my next Kerastase stock up, while I really like it and it's an old favourite of mine I find my hair responds better to the Ciment Thermique due to it's current condition.

John Frieda Full Repair Perfect End Deep Infusion (review- This has been discontinued and replaced with yet another hair oil. This product has amazing powers, when your hair feels and looks like straw you simply apply to freshly washed, damp hair and style as usual, it smooths, softens, adds shine and basically just works a fucking miracle on fried hair, it's completely temporary of course and won't repair shit but when you want your bleach blonde hair to feel like normal healthy hair this is what you need. But, of course, you can't get it any more and I'm fucking pissed. For the record I won't be trying the hair oil in the Full Repair range because shitty hair oils are a dime a dozen these days.

Feeling Good

Melrose Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil - This is a staple for me, I apply it before I put bleach in my hair and at least once a week for a hydrating treatment. If you have dry hair or colour damaged hair and you aren't using coconut oil you're missing out. Post coming soon of how to get the most out of a coconut oil hair treatment.

Kerastase Cristalliste Luminous Perfecting Mask - Like the conditioner this is aimed at hydrating dry lengths and ends, personally I find protein treatments, although they usually contain hydrating ingredients, never provide quite enough hydration for me so I use separate hydrating products along side my protein products. This is a really pretty shimmery pink hair mask that has a fresh floral scent. Since using this I've noticed that my hair stay softer for longer, doesn't dry out when I'm in the elements for extended periods and is so much easier to brush. Expensive but worth it and if you use it in conjunction with the coconut oil you'll use less of the product and it'll last you a lot longer!

The only thing that's missing from this post are my colouring products but that's a post for another day..

What are your all time favourite hair products? Go on, enable me.

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