Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Current Hair Favourites

Thought I would do a little post on my current favourite hair products. I've been neglecting my hair a lot lately, so I thought it was time to have a look at the products that I know and love, so hopefully I start paying it a bit more attention! 

Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protection: I don't use heat on my hair very often, but when I do I know it's really important to use a heat protectant. I've tried lots in the past that I didn't really feel were doing anything, but I really like this one. It smells nice and makes my hair feel good, which is always a bonus. It's not a bad price either, and with Christmas coming up I know I'll be using more heated styling products, so important to make sure I look after my locks while I do! 

Alberto Balsam Shampoo (and conditioner): This is a bit of a strange one. I know beauty bloggers are probably 'supposed' to like all the expensive branded shampoos and conditioners, and as much as I am partial to a bit of John Frieda or James Brown haircare, Alberto Balsam will always remain my firm favourite. Number one - it's so cheap - at about £1 a bottle and there are pretty much always offers on. Number two - it smells so, so nice. The strawberries and cream one is divine, but I also adore the one pictured - so fresh and fruity. Finally, the main reason I buy it - it makes my hair feel so soft, and in good condition. I really don't see the point in spending loads on a shampoo/conditioner when I know this baby always delivers. I urge you to give it a go. 

Lee Stafford Argan Oil: After the huge craze over hair oils I knew I had to buy into it. However, I wasn't willing to part with the big bucks (I'm looking at you, Moroccon Oil) to give my hair a treat. Que Lee Stafford. If you've been reading my blog for quite a while you know I'm a big fan of Lee Stafford products, including the new 'Argan Oil'. Yes, it costs about £12/£13 for a tiny little tube but you don't need to use much and I know it makes a big difference to the condition of my hair. I think it's a great cheaper alternative to some of the bigger branded oils out there. 

Tigi S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer: I bought this after hearing Gem rave about it, and also learning that sleek-bobbed Jessie J also uses it. It's 'de-frizzer and tamer' which you can use on wet hair to make your hair really soft and smooth. It smells like strawberries and cream, and I love the effect it has on my hair. I got it on offer a while ago, Tigi tend to do offers every now and again so definitely worth a look if you don't want to pay full-price. I think it's around £11/£12 full-price. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Couldn't resist putting this in here, I'm sure you've all heard of it/tried it/bought countless bottles of it but there you go - it's a great product for those nasty in-between hair days, and I personally think it's great for creating volume and lift in my hair. I don't think I could live without dry shampoo now, and Batiste do such a good range of different variations, you can't fault them really. 

Lee Stafford Double Blow Volumizing Mousse: I've used lots of volumizing mousses in the past, but this one is the one I always go back to. I love that it's called the 'double blow' - it basically means you can use it twice - when you hair is wet and then again after drying, to create a really big hair look. I love doing this and I've definitely got through three or four of these in the past. I will continue to buy them as they really do work. 

What are your go-to hair products?
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40 comments

  1. I love the Alberto Balsam stuff as well!! Xx

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  2. Great choices! I was a die hard haircare snob until on holiday I grabbed some Alberto Balsam stuff when I forgot my own and absolutely loved it! The batiste is great too, I use it to add volume to my pancake flat hair.

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  3. Ohhh the Lee Stafford Double Blow Volumizing Mousse sounds so good! I'm normally so lazy with my hair so I might try it out!
    Thanks for the recommendations!
    xxx
    http://lucylikesblogging.blogspot.com/

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  4. Haha couldn't agree more- the coconut Alberto Balsam is divine! x

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  5. I LOVE the alberto balsam shapoos and conditioners. If you haven't already, you must get the tea tree one, oh my gosh it's the most amazing smell - it's lovely! :)

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  6. I love the Lee Stafford Argan Oil too - especially since I can't afford Morrocanoil on a regular basis.
    S xx

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  7. i looked at that argan oil today in boots thought it was quite an expensive purchase so would love a more detailed review on that please x

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  8. I love Alberto Balsalm too, they all smell amazing my favourite is the apple one, its lush!
    x

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  9. I definitely have to get the oil as my poor hair is so so battered! Def going to try it!

    dp

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  10. Batiste dry shampoo is such a lifesaver. The tropical one is my fave! x

    Heids x
    www.littlebitofheidi.blogspot.com

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  11. I am and always will be an Alberto Balsam fan. It is great for everyday washing, I keep the posh stuff for fancy events or nights out hehe
    I adore Lee Stafford products and I'm really tempted by this oil! My hair gets so dry!
    xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  12. Any L'Oreal shampoos and conditioners (would get Lee Stafford if they were always on offer!) and my tangle teezer! Love the argan oil serum though, can't believe I actually finished a whole bottle :) xxx

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  13. Really interested in the Lee Stafford volumising product,will check that out next time I am in boots! I love the smell of Alberto Balsam products x

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  14. I cannot live without any Kerastase heat resistance products, since i tend to flat-iron my hair alot. So sad we do not carry Baptiste dry shampoos here...the only one i can get is Klorane.

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  15. Really interested in the Lee Stafford oil considering I just forked out some £££ on Moroccan Oil. Not happy about that. I could have saved some money, but because I'm so weak willed, I gave into the hype. :(

    Lovely post. :)

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  16. I must try the Tigi S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer!! xxx
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  17. I totally agree on the Batiste dry shampoo, and the wild one is my favourite!

    xxx

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  18. Nothing wrong with the alberto balsam shampoos and conditioners, in fact my hairdresser told me they were BETTER for your hair than expensive ones as higher end shampoos contain silicone that burns your hair from the inside when styling!!

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  19. I'm a big fan or Aussie hair products, you should give them a go, theyre reasonably priced and really do work! xxx

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  21. Try Aussies heat protection spray, it's amazing and smells so good, you'll never regret it x x

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  22. I def have to give that Lee Stafford mousse a go! :-) x

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  23. Fair enough if you like the Alberto Balsam stuff, I wish I did as it is a good price/smells great but it made my hair feel really dry so I just use it for washing makeup brushes now!
    Love the Lee Stafford mousse.
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  24. Love the batiste dry shampoo!
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    xx

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  26. I love Lee Stafford products! I always use the poker straight heat protection spray. I'm also really loving L'Oreal professional mythic oil - makes my hair so shiny (if a little flat if over used!)

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  27. that smooting stuff is the best thing that i have ever put on my hair! ever! x

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  28. I love the got2b heat spray and Batiste Wild is my fave Batiste yet :) Also love Alberto Balsam, don't see it talked about much but it is great, I've used it forever!

    http://blueeyedblonde1.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  29. I have yet to give in to the hair oil hype as I just don't know what ones work and which are they best to buy. The price of Moroccan Oil scares me! Might try Lee Stafford!
    Sophie
    x

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  30. Sometimes I wish I had no hair but that would just look weird.

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  31. I love the Alberto Balsam shampoos also. My hairdresser always uses Tigi S-Factor smoothing lusterizer on my hair and I adore it - I think it's finally time I got my own bottle! x

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  32. ive never tried a dry shampoo bec from where i am, am used to showering at least twice a day haha

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  33. Will have to give that mousse a go, I'm always looking for ways to get more volume in my hair :) xx

    Ps. I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter :)

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  34. I've never tried argan oil before but I definitely think I need to because my hair is so dry at the moment with loads of split ends! Might consider going for the Lee Stafford one!

    Also, I totally agree with the alberto balsam, that's usually the shampoo and conditioner I use simply because of the gorgeous smell! :)

    Check out my blog if you like!:

    lauradreamsanddresses.blogspot.com

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  35. i love the got 2 b heat protection =) and alberto balsam shampoo's and conditioners just smell amazing!! xx

    www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  36. use hair protection when styling the hair :)

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