Recently I’ve been trying to improve the condition of my hair, and it seems to be working somewhat, so I’ve decided to share some of my tips on the blog. I’m not a beauty writer by any means, but this might be useful to at least one person!

I have horrendously unruly curls, which means that washing my hair is a nightmare, it takes hours to dry but I can’t use a hairdryer (yes, even with a diffuser) and moisture is its’ best friend. Not only do I have curls, but they’re damaged from bleaching, which makes it extra difficult to take care of. The first thing I did was dye it red so I wouldn’t have to bleach all the time, and then I had an amazing haircut by Rush Hair (read all about it here), to take off all the split ends. I’m currently letting it grow, so I have pretty dark roots like a grunge queen, but at least it’s healthier.

Products I’ve been using recently…

  • Twisted Sista Shampoo – this seems to be aimed at more afro hair, but it’s working well for me. I always shop in the ‘ethnic beauty’ section of supermarkets for the best curly hair products. Frizz-Ease is the worst, avoid sulphates like the plague!
  • Palmer’s Leave-in Conditioning Spray – this stuff is pretty damn good, I use it when my hair is looking a bit frizzy, and just after I’ve washed it. It’s not a holy grail, so I’ll try out different conditioning sprays when this runs out, but it’s pretty good.
  • Shea Moisture – I really love Shea Moisture’s range, they work well and smell amazing, but they’re a bit pricey for me, a poor student. At the moment I’m using their Curl Enhancing Smoothie, on those days when I wake up looking like I’ve been dragged through a hedge.
  • Olaplex – Everyone raves about Olaplex, and while I can’t say if getting it during a salon bleaching is worth it, I have been using the step 3 conditioning treatment. I’ve only used it twice so far, but it works really well.

Other hair-related treatments

  • As many of you know from my previous blog posts, I’m currently in the process of having laser hair removal on my bikini area. I figured I’d take this opportunity to share a little update: it’s awesome! I’ve only had three treatments so far,  but it’s working really well! I want to get it on my legs as well, when I can afford it. Read my blog post about my experience with the New York Laser Clinic here. I used to get bikini waxes, which were literally the most painful experience ever, and laser hair removal barely hurts at all!
  • I really want to get my eyebrows microbladed / micropigmented, because I have to fill them in every day, which is so annoying when I want to go sans makeup. My eyebrows have so many gaps in, it’s so strange. I haven’t over-plucked them or anything, in fact I barely touch them at all… Anyway I was reading that you can actually get a hair transplant for your eyebrows! Pretty cool huh? For those with alopecia, or just generally uneven eyebrows like myself that’s another option. Of course hair transplant treatments are generally improving and becoming cheaper, so for any men reading, or women with hair loss, give Harley Street Hair Clinic a read for FUE hair transplant treatment costs.*

I went off on a bit of a tangent there, but I find it so interesting that we all want to have lots of healthy hair on our heads, but most of us want it gone from the rest of our bodies!

Let me know your hair care tips!

All the best,
Emily, x

*this blog post contains a sponsored link to FUE hair transplants.