My Haircare Routine

An overview of my favourite products to use on my hair at the moment!

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An overview of my favourite products to use on my hair at the moment!

Haircare isn’t something I really talk about a lot on my blog, and it also isn’t something I’m super conscious of.  In all honesty, I’m like most people, and my hair is forever a mess of split ends!  However, I do have a current favourite ‘routine’ I’ve settled into and I figured I share it with you.  Just as a bit of background information, my hair is quite long and isn’t in the best of shape, though I refuse to cut any off other than 0.00005cm each time I go to the hairdressers because long hair is my thing.  I also wash it every day or every other day, and it’s quite thin and lacks volume, something which I have tried combatting in my haircare routine!

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So firstly, my shampoo and conditioner.  I use the L’oreal Elvive Fibrology range which has a thickening conditioner and shampoo.  After a while, I’ve sort of started to find this isn’t doing masses for my hair anymore and I imagine that when I run out of this, I’ll most likely switch to another brand (any recommendations are welcome!).  However, when I started using these I did notice that my hair seemed thicker and a touch more voluminous and easy to style.  img_4349

For me, most of my hair care takes place outside of the shower, and I really love using things overnight.  Due to my hair being pretty thin, it tends to get very knotty and scraggly looking within a day, hence why I have to brush it so much.  To make sure it stays soft, I really love these following couple of things!

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Firstly, I use the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Deep Treatment.  Now, if I use this for three minutes as advised,  I don’t really notice much of a difference.  Everything seems a little softer, but for really silky smooth hair, I wet my hair and leave this on overnight.  I wake up with super smooth, silky hair and all I have to do is wash it out!  I also use this Josh Wood Radiant Shine hair treatment oil which I apply overnight to dry or wet hair, usually just to my horrifically damaged ends and it helps my hair look a touch more glowy and feel more soft in the morning!

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Whenever I really feel like pushing the boat out (which, let me inform you is not often – I’m lazy as heck) then I’ll use these two!  I use the Philip Kingsley elasticizer before shampoo and I find it helps to give my hair that extra bounce, and the Percy Reed Wonder Balm when I feel my hair needs more moisture, again I use this overnight on wet hair.

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The final product I use on my wet hair just before I’m about to dry it, and I use a few pumps and run it through my hair for some body and bounce!

Hope you enjoyed reading about the products I use on my hair!  What haircare products are your favourite?

Love Soph xx

Aussie Hair Review!

Hi guys!

Today I’m here with a review on Aussie hair care products.  Before I get into this post I just want to say that I went back to school today (yesterday for you guys but whatever) and it wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be – getting up at 6:30am only took its toll half way through double geography, when I realised that it in fact is painful to get up so early!  I also have a new posting schedule: every Saturday & Wednesday at 6pm (GMT) you can expect a new blog post from me!  And I have loads planned and efficiently written in a diary so I will try my hardest not to deviate from this plan.  Also, another quick thing before I start the post properly, my two lovely friends Becca & Jaz both have blogs now!  I urge you to go follow them both – Jaz’s blog is here (she does amazing book reviews & Wattpad recommendations which you’ll all love!  And she’s generally just a pretty much wonderful human so you should just follow her because of that!!) and Becca’s blog is here (Bex’s blog is really new like yesterday new, but while she hasn’t posted much yet I happen to know of a fantastic blog post coming up soon which you’ll love and she’s a lovely person so you need to follow her for all things lovely!)


Now, actually into the post!  Today I’m reviewing some Aussie hair care.  I love Aussie’s hair care, it never fails to make my hair feel amazingly soft, lightweight and smell amazing!

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Starting with the Aussie Miracle Shine Shampoo (purchase it here).  This has Australian ginseng extract and pearl powder in it to ‘re-ignite your hairs shine’.  Okay, so I haven’t ever smelt ginseng before (how do I pronounce that? Is it like gin-sing?  I mean I don’t need to know but how?) but oh my god do I want to smell it daily.  Seriously, the smell of this shampoo is amazing.  The smell of the whole range is amazing as they all have the same ginseng scent.  It smells kind of citrus-y, kind of sweet, and really refreshing.  It has a gorgeous silky consistency and it lathers really well which I think is so important in a shampoo because you don’t want to have to use loads of product for the shampoo to actually do it’s job.  It always makes my hair feel so thick as im washing it (my hair is really thin, so this is such a new phenomenon to me!) and it makes my en suite smell so amazing! It definitely does an amazing job at making my hair shiny and swishy and gorgeous.  I’m honestly obsessed with this shampoo.

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Next up is the Aussie Miracle Shine Conditioner (purchase it here).  This stuff smells just as amazing as the shampoo, with that amazing ginseng smell which I will be shoving all over my house in all possible ginseng forms.  This makes my hair so bloody soft and shiny.  Not only soft and shiny, but I feel like it really locks in the scent so I *feel* like my hair is swishing about and smelling amazing.  I would really recommend this range to everyone who wants their hair to smell nice and look amazing!

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Lastly, I have the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Deep Treatment (purchase it here).  This is a deep treating hair mask which you put on after you shampoo, leave on for three minutes then wash out.  It is the best time saver ever. Because it takes literally three minutes for your hair to feel like you’ve just stepped out from a hairdressers, there’s no reason not to do it every time you see the bottle (I may be a little guilty of this…)!  I always use conditioner after I’ve washed this out because my hair can get really knotty so I really like to extra-soft it (wow what impeccable language) but you don’t need conditioner at all after you’ve used this because it just makes your hair so soft.  Plus, ginseng is now my life and this seriously smells so good and so strong – stronger than the shampoo & conditioner!


Overall, I would really recommend these products and if you need a boost of softness and silkiness to your hair, you must try them!

Have you ever tried anything from Aussie?  How did you like it?  Have you ever/will you be trying these?

See you on Wednesday!

Soph xx