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Best of Beauty… Hair Heros!




Hello Dolls! Week 2 of the Best Of Beauty Challenge hosted by the lovely Samantha from All The Buzz blog >>> HERE <<<  Don't forget to check out #BOBBlogChallenge on twitter, some ace bloggers are posting their favs… even if its just for a nosey and see if products are worth the bother or the money! These people tell it straight! 

So… Week 2 is…  *drum roll*  'Hair Heroes'


ITS THE HUMIDITY!


Now I am a brunette… I was blonde once for 24 hours and we're never going to mention that again! EVER! I've done red… and even pulled of a rather successful plum color not so long ago… My hair looks thick but its actually very fine, there's just loads of it! I especially love my hair on holidays… the sea salt and humidity suits it… not in a Monica from friends kinda way… and although I don't have a surfer chick booty… I've got the hair down!! However, once I'm back in grey old Ireland trying to pull that off takes a lot of product… my hair is the type that is gorgeous in the hairdressers but once I step outside the door its flat as a pancake!

So in no particular order… Dolls' Hair Heroes… 


At the moment I'm using the 'Aussie' hair care range… Nothing to do with the motherland I swear… it's just everything in this range smells amazing… and I purchase everything on its smell… even lippy! I mix things up with the 'Mane 'n' Tail' range and Herbal Essence 'Bee Strong' range for shampoo and conditioners, just to stop product build up but at the moment its all about the Aussie …  




Having been a naughty girl on my holidays last year I actually burnt my hair, I know I KNOW! For two days I didn't put any conditioner through it or wear a hat… I can hear you tutting… but The Miracle Moist Shampoo has rectified that over the last few months! They use this as the base for lots of products in the range! It's got macadamia nut oil in it so it's SO yummy… Retails at €5.39



The most expensive of the bunch is the Aussie Volume Conditioner at €7.69 but still worth it in my book… plus if you're going to use a treatment after your shampoo you can skip the conditioner so it'll last a bit lot longer… 



I swim a lot so my hair needs a lot of TLC and the ends can get very dry from the chlorine … the 'Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy Deep Treatment' (there's a mouthful!) is amazing!!! It retails at €6.39 in Boots but again think of the 3 for 2 promos… This effectively stops all the 'why did I bother even blow drying my hair?!?!' drama… Frizzy be gone! 



Swimming takes all the good oils out of my hair so even after I've conditioned my hair in the shower, I'll always add a leave in conditioner on swim days! My latest fav is from Mane 'n' Tail… best thing about this product… it doesn't weigh your hair down! Some leave in conditioners can leave your hair looking flatter than when you started… how many times have you stared in the mirror after all the foofing and plumping and it's still as flat as a pancake! What's THAT about?! This will strengthen your hair and keep it looking healthy… €13.95 online at https://www.manentail.ie but keep your eyes peeled in your local pharmacy I got mine for €9 in the January sales! Love a bargain I do... 



For the Rapunzels amongst us… L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil is for you… just before you leave the house to party the night away… rub a small drop between your palms and run it through the ends of your hair. You can put it on before and during your hair routine but this way works best for me… you will shimmer and shine, BE-YOU-TIFUL! Lasts for ages and smells yum too! €10.80 will get you a bottle that will last best part of the year! ooooh shiny! 



Remember the surfer chick hair I was talking about… I searched ALL the stores in the land… tried EVERY product… no really, I did… to try to get my holiday hair without going to the airport and I found two of em! RESULT! First up... L'oreal Studio Matt & Messy Shine-Free Salt spray… Yes I know 'SHINE-FREE' but its a different look without a brand new haircut… spritz it on after you take out your rollers for the 'sexy-I-just-got-out-of-bed-after-a-bit-of-nookie' hair, or just a few sprays on the great unwashed… no judging … and you're all disheveled in a sassy way for under a fiver! This one is def my favorite… but… 




VO5 'Give me Texture' Dry Texturising Spray does the job too! Only in a more 'hairspray' kinda way if that makes sense… but if you want smoking hair for €4.59… it does what it says on the tin! Now to fit into a wet suit… 



OK… you can all wax lyrical about Baptiste Dry shampoo and yes there is a can in my bathroom (the cherry one! see what I mean about smells!) and a travel one in my handbag… and maybe one in the car too BUT the bestest DRY shampoo out there is the SuperDrug own brand… not sure how this fairs for the blondes out there, but the Chocolate Brownie is AWESOME for us brunettes… loads of volume, not powdery, smells lush, gives a great shine and cheap as chips… they don't have a travel size yet but that's purely down to me not harassing them enough!!! I'm on it! If there isn't a SuperDrug near you… stock up when you get to one… only leave the Tallaght store alone… S'mine! 


So there you go… some products I use on my coiffure! When you see a shiny brunette swishing past ya… it could well be me! Check for the surf board… Although in this weather I applaud ANYONE who can manage to keep there 'DO' in check! Windswept how are ya!?! 

Hope you're enjoying the beauty posts… I'm having fun doing them… Sparkly Jelly recipe this week!  



12 comments

  1. You're right, it's impossible to shy away from the amazingness that is the Aussie smell... also I only bought that give me texture spray this week, looking forward to using it!

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    1. Oooh you'll love it! I think the Aussies got the product right by starting with the smell! Delish! x

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  2. Brilliant choices! I've not tried the Cherry Batiste, is it really that nice? I've never been sure if I'd like it?! xx

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    1. Next time you're near a chemist just pop the lid and spray.. I love it but I love all things cherry so I'm prob bias! LOL x

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  3. I want to try the L'Oreal oil... but I have sooo much other stuff to try first!

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    1. I know this blog challenge will have me broke! My shopping list is twice as long as it should be!

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  4. oh the l'oreal salt spray is something I recommend to everyone looking for that beach babe hair look..love it so much for doing upstyles..we both have a v05 & aussie product on our list...great minds ;)

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    1. I spotted that too! It really is a good product and so easy to use… no faffing!

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  5. I love all of your choices!! Such a great selection x

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    1. Thanks! I'm a bit obsessed with me barnet! x

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  6. Some great products you're using, especially if you swim on a regular basis, you have to properly cleanse and protect your hair.

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  7. Love the Monica reference haha!! I absolutely love Aussie hair products, I've featured them in my post too! I definitely need to try Superdrug own brand dry shampoo - I work for Superdrug so i'll pop in and put my staff discount to good use! Great post! :) x

    CatherineSarah

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