I’ve already reviewed some shampoo and conditioner i use. This review will be on 4 styling products that i use. I have long, brunette (dyed) hair that is damaged, frizz-prone and fairly dry, so i love these products!
1. Hask Argan Oil
I absolutely love this. I remember the first time i tried it was a year or so ago and was bought from my hairdresser for about £15. It was a bottle about the size of a tennis ball and lasted me and my mum the entire year. The one i have now is from primark and only cost me around £2 but is considerably smaller - just 18ml. However, it lasts me 2 months and is the same quality as the one from my hairdresser. I apply a 5p sized dollop onto my hands and run it through the middle and ends of my hair to tame frizz and leave it looking shiny. I always use this after i wash my hair - whether i’m leaving it natural or using heat to style it. This product is fantastic, i’m thinking about trying more products from the Hask brand. This product gets 5/5 from me!
2. Umberto Giannini - Flirting Curls Scrunching Jelly- Boots £5.00
Another great product! My friends used to ask me what i used to add a bit of extra curl to my natural curls which of course are not so curly with damage. A lot of my friends now have this product. Its so easy to use and the results are fab. After washing my hair, i firstly comb it so that there are no tangles! and scrunch my hair a bit without product. Then i leave the hair for 15 minutes so that it isn’t soaking wet.I then work a 10p sized dollop through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair and leave the product on my fingers whilst i scrunch my hair. DO NOT USE A TOWEL TO SCRUNCH! The harsh material of the towel can cause frizz and split ends. Instead, flip your head over and use your hands to scrunch until satisfied. Flipping the head over and scrunching your hair this way helps to add volume! Do not keep touching your hair whilst it is drying afterwards - you’ll ruin the curls! If scrunching doesn’t work for you, you could create small buns and fix them in place with hair grips and take them out when hair is completely or almost dry. Alternatively you could use the “plopping method”. You could also use a diffuser but this just adds to heat damage and frizz for me- but might work for others! I give this product 4/5 as sometimes it just doesn’t provide enough curl definition for me.
3. Trevor Sorbie - Styling Smoothing Serum - Boots - £5.70
This also contains Argan oil,so is great in terms of keeping hair smooth and shiny. I use this if i’m using heat to style my hair - but only if my hair feels in good condition as i prefer the next product for protecting my hair when styling with heat. It also has a perfume-like smell which i’m not a huge fan of. It does make my hair look healthy and shiny, however, on my hair it can be quite heavy and leave it feeling oily. Id give it a 3/5.
4. John Freida - Full Repair Heat Activated Styling Spray - Boots - £5.99
This is my ultimate absolute favourite product! I use this instead of the above product when i’m going to be using a lot of heat i.e. blow-dry then curl or if i’ll be curling all of my hair. It is fantastic. It smells gorgeous and you only need a few sprays to protect your hair. It is also a very light product and leaves my hair feeling fresh for up to 2 entire days. I usually find with styling products that they can be quite heavy and require you to wash your hair as they leave it feeling heavy, flat and oily/greasy - but not this superstar product! This product really is a must-have! It tames frizz and leaves hair looking so healthy, with a bit of bounce and added shine! After using this product my hair feels nourished- not dry- and i can barely feel or see my split ends. It is also safe for colour treated hair and chemically treated hair - so if you don’t have this product.. why not? Id give this product 5/5!