Ooh here’s a topic I’ve never really spoken much about – haircare. I don’t normally speak about my hair because, long story short, it sucks. I really dislike my hair so I don’t like to draw attention to it but I think it’s a good idea to actually share how I’m trying to improve it. That and I needed more ideas for Blogtober. Shh…
I always use heat protection sprays on my hair, no matter what the season, but I use them a bit more when Summer turns into Autumn. I spray it on my hair after washing it and then again in the morning when I move onto styling – I try to keep my hair looking and feeling as healthy as possible but it literally never works. I also use my John Frieda Serum to help with frizz and to keep the condition of my hair nice – I only really use this after washing my hair but sometimes I will also pop some on before styling. I also use the Aussie oil on my hair quite a lot, but I’ve done a whole post on my Haircare Saviours so I’ll just let you read that there.
Speaking of styling, I’m trying to cut down on the amount of heat I use on my hair in a week, I usually wash it two or three times a week and very rarely use a hairdryer. I do use styling tools though, but not without the heat protectant sprays and serums beforehand. I put a little wave in my hair every morning despite the fact it takes longer than every other hairstyle I could do – I just find it suits me more and it looks so much nicer. I will be doing a post on how I curl my hair and the different styling tools I use to do it, so keep an eye out for that!
I’m going to be trying to do a lot more hair masks in the next few weeks, I usually just put conditioner on and trust that to restore my hair and make it feel nice but it literally never does. I have the coveted Aussie 3 minute miracle mask that I use pretty much every time I wash my hair (twice a week) and I’ve also done a few coconut oil hair masks, although I never really feel the benefit of these. I’m always looking up hair mask recipes online that I can concoct from the remnants of my kitchen and I also have a serum that I find so magical that I actually refuse to use it. The first time I used it, my mum was like “WHAT have you used on your hair, it looks completely different?”, and when your mum notices, that’s when you know it’s a good one.
If anyone has any hair mask recommendations, homemade or purchasable ones, please let me know! I’m hopefully going to get an Olaplex treatment soon which will hopefully help my horribly brittle hair but we’ll see. I’m planning on staying blonde throughout Autumn and probably adding in some copper/peachy wash-out tones as opposed to my usual pink; they just feel like slightly more Autumnal colours to me. I went a bit more in-depth into my haircare in THIS post, which you can read if you fancy a bit more.
How do you take care of your hair in Autumn?