Last week I shared some recent updates to my daily skincare line-up and the products from Alpha-H that I simply can’t live without. As a follow up I wanted to direct your attention to another and equally important part of your daily routine; your hair. In an effort to up my all round beauty routine (haircare included) I’ve taken some time out to ask friends, other influences and industry experts for their opinion on tackling my current hair concerns; Everything from dehydration, to split ends and general damage.
The first item on my radar is a beauty tool which everyone owns and uses every day. However it is often overlooked in terms of its value. Your hair brush. A few months ago I noticed that I was finding quite alot of hair in mine. Much more than usual. And it terrified me. I even found myself talking about it to a beauty editor I was sitting next to at an event a few months ago. When I also mentioned that I had only ever used a paddle brush, she shook her head and suggested I invest in a fancy Mason Pearson hair brush asap.
Who knew something so simple could change your life?! I’ve now been the proud owner of a Mason Pearson hair brush for the past six months and my hair has never been healthier. Of course, this isn’t a controlled experiment. But I’d go out on a limb and say I’ve notice less breakage, fewer knots and shiner hair. I’ve also had half a year completely free of that terrible ripping sound which was so familiar with others. I’ve also managed to grow my hair almost all the way down my back!
If you live in Australia a Mason Pearson hair brush will cost you around $165. However you have to keep in mind that you will use this every single day, once, twice or three times. And that it will last forever. So it is a worthy investment. It also makes the perfect Christmas present for that someone who is hard to buy for! To add a Mason Pearson hair brush to your own hair care routine or buy one for someone else, visit a David Jones store or visit their website by clicking here.
Photos are not my own. Source Mason Pearson via David Jones.
Ten years ago, John Frieda broke hearts everywhere ( mine included ) when their Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Styling Spray was suddenly discontinued. Petitions demanding its returned circulated while bottles of the spray were sold on eBay for over $100.
Now we can rejoice! After a decade the spray is back on shelves and ready to reclaim it’s cult status. You may however notice a few things have changed. First, the name. It’s now called John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray. Second, it got
a fancy, modern-looking bottle. And third, it no longer requires you to shake it before you spray. Sure, the formula has changed simply because technology has improved over the past two decades, but the brand promises that you will still get the same great results.
In fact, before they approved the new formulation, they tested it extensively against the old. Apparently, it works even better than the original and after trying it for myself I certainly agree. The one thing that absolutely remained the same? That delicious coconut smell, which is best described in my opinion, as summer in a bottle.
Along with the Ocean Waves Sea Salt Spray, the return of the Beach Blonde Collection sees the launch of the Cool Dip Purifying Shampoo and the Smooth Seas Detangling Conditioner which completes the regime for the ultimate textured beach style. Available to purchase here.
Photos are not my own. Source John Frieda.
GHD is synonymous with hair straighteners but now they have made a leap in the opposite direction with four new curling wands. My fave in the soon-to-be-cult collection is the Creative Classic Curl Wand, which has a tapered conical barrel that crafts soft beachy waves. GHD promises that your curls will last just as long as you do. Perfect for the up coming summer party season. Shop the ghd curve collection here.
Photos are not my own. Source GHD.
I know some people prefer the top knot however, my absolute go to hairstyle these days is the high pony. They’re two reasons for this. I love how easy it is to tie my hair up each day, it takes two seconds and always looks polished.
And the second, my hairdresser has told me in order to grow my hair and keep it as healthy as possible I shouldn’t been styling and straightening it as much as I do. And this is simply the best solution.
They’re two products which are a must to achieve a neat pony every time. They are the right hair brush and the right hair oil. My go-to is my GHD Oval Dressing Brush, and my John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength which not only smoothes hair but multi-tasks to strengthen it too.
Photos are not my own. Source as stated above.