Drugstore Haircare Staple Products

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If there is anything I dislike more it’s dry unmanageable hair, especially now that mine has grown quite long. Therefore, I thought I would share a few of my hair care staples. These are all products that I have used regularly for the past few years and have helped to transform my colour damaged dry hair into healthy glossy locks.

I have a couple of John Frieda products to share with you. Firstly, the John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum is THE haircare product that I cannot live without! I think I have used this for approximately 8 years (I know I was definitely at high school when I started), have gone through several bottles and will definitely purchase this for the rest of time. Depending on the length of your hair, use around pea sized pump (maybe a broad bean for those with longer hair) and work it through the mid-lengths to ends. I feel like after use it makes my hair more manageable for styling and makes my hair look lusciously glossy. One tip is to not put this on the roots as it can make that area look greasy and that’s not what you want after washing!

My second John Frieda product is again from the Frizz Ease range however is a spray in conditioner – Daily Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. This spray = happy hair!! It is a pretty self explanatory product – I spray this all over the hair before I blow dry. There is heat protection in the product which is an added bonus. It makes my hair soft and silky – a downside is that I then always want to mess with my hair (oops!) because it feels so good.

Moving on… Another favourite is the TRESemme Smooth Glossing Spray. Now, I am definitely not a fan of the smell but, a few spritz of this after drying my hair and the battle with those last few frizzy strands are complete. I came across this product via a friend and have not looked back since. I think this product would be great for those who have particularly thick hair and want a bit of a shine boost on the go; the packaging is the perfect size to fit in a handbag. I need to pick up a new one as mine ran out.

Lastly I am going to talk about oils (OMG!). I know that for some the idea of putting an oil on after you have gone through the arduous routine of washing and drying your hair is a no go, particularly – if like me –  your hair often gets greasy quickly. However, after styling, as a finishing touch these products can leave the ends of your hair looking and feeling fab! They are also great for taming those annoying little ‘fly a ways’ and both products smell incredible and are affordable (if not always on offer anyway).

I have to say, the Schwarzkopf got2b Oil-licious Weightless Dry Oil Mist is my absolute favourite hair oil. This is a dry oil in spray form and is great as a light mist after styling to get rid of those fly-aways. On the plus side it smells like a sexy man – which admittedly some people may not like – but the fragrance doesn’t linger for long. For someone who has never tried hair oils before and is a little unsure, I would recommend this as you can control the product better than pumping oil from a bottle.

That brings me to my final product – Schwarzkopf got2b Oil-licious Tame & Shine Styling Oil. This is the same as before but in the pump version. I have used this product on damp hair and dry hair after styling. I prefer the spray on dry hair however this is another product that works similar to the John Frieda Serum. I like the glossiness and manageability that comes with using the product. It is definitely one that will be in the drawer for a while as half a pump does my whole head nicely.

So there we have it, a selection of a few drugstore haircare products that I love and have used for years. I always have new additions however seem to migrate back to using these. I love that they are affordable and you can definitely experiment with how you use them to achieve the results that you desire. If any of you have some favourite drugstore hair products do let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

Much love

H xx

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