Tuesday, 10 January 2012

My Hair Necessities

I'm one of them girls that is obsessed with big, long hair and I dislike my hair unless it fits this description! I am not very high maintenance with how I keep my hair but I do have a routine of how I try to keep my hair in good condition and looking BIG :) so here is how I do it...

I only wash my hair once or twice a week because it is quite coarse and thick. Therefore it's more dry than shiny, meaning it takes longer to get greasy. It's important whether you have greasy hair or not to try not to wash it everyday anyway, as the shampoo and conditioner take away all your hairs natural oils that keep it looking healthy.

Try to leave it for 2-3 days and use Batiste Dry Shampoo (its regularly on offer in Superdrug!) or a cheaper option- talcum powder, to the roots of your hair if you cant stand not washing it and wanting to keep it fresh.

I'm not a professional hair expert so I'm just going by what I've been told by professionals, and fortunately it seems to work. My favourite shampoo and conditioner is Clynol colour care, which  really doesn't fade your colour (if you have coloured hair) and keeps away split ends. I understand that Clynol isn't the cheapest of shampoo's so when I run out of my huge bottles and don't have time to get more before the next wash (like now!!) I use Aussie Hair shampoos (usually the colour mate ones) which leave my hair smelling gorgeous and feeling thick.

I tend to stay away from shampoos and conditioners like Tresemee and Herbal Essences as I have been told they are quite 'plasticy' and don't really improve the condition of your hair, just make it shiny. However if you already have amazing hair and just want the shine then I don't see a problem using these shampoos!

When styling my hair I am an avid roller girl ! I have two must have hair styling devices, which are the Remington Pearl Wand to curl and heated rollers (a god sent) which I try not to use all the time as I know it's bad for your hair, but half the time I cant resist!

The Remington Pearl Wand is just £25.49 at Boots and I love it. I've been using it for a good year now and it creates amazing curls whether you want them big or small and still keeps your hair silky and soft.

The heated rollers I use are just Boots own, I'm not too bothered about expensive brands because these work really well and I don't really think there would be much difference spending more money. Again, these are just £22.99. I chose these because you get lots of rollers and I have a lot of hair! But I'd love to get some bigger rollers in the future to try.

I find that heated rollers are best to use when your in a rush and you don't want to wash your hair, but it still needs styling. Otherwise, I just use standard velcro rollers after I have washed my hair which work just as well, however they work best after you have blow dried your hair :)

Then whack in the extensions and there you have it big hair all round !



  1. I got that wand for Christmas but I am still yet to try it! I got some heated rollers too, there Babyliss and when I tried them I failed miserably! They were too heavy to stay in my hair :S confuses me!!! Xxxx.

  2. oooh it's really good! I think you will like it :) ha oh hell, try rolling them tighter and tighter together and pushing the clip in from the front that holds them :) xoxoxo

  3. ah! I just bought some heated rollers, can't wait to use them now

    xx http://thingsipurchase.blogspot.com/


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