The Haircare Routine

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Haircare routine - vo5 hair products

After a long and busy week, the weekend is finally here. Hands up who's excited? I know I am! Lie-ins, staying up late, watching movies, long breakfasts and lots of time to blog. What's not to love? If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I recently picked up the ever-so-loved Garnier ultimate blends shampoo and conditioner but before I switch over to them I thought I'd share the current haircare products that have been keeping my locks in tip-top condition these past few months.

A little background of my hair first: thick, dry, frizzy and at times a lions mane. Ha! I've struggled with my hair for so many years but recently I've found some great products to help tackle those problems.

My main struggle is normally frizz and I tend to go for shampoo and conditioners aimed at frizzy hair but back in May, I noticed that my hair had become quite dry so I decided to give the VO5 Give Me Moisture shampoo and conditioner a go. It's enriched with an essential 5 oil blend: avocado oil, argan oil, apricot oil, grape seed oil and jojoba oil so it's no wonder my hair is always left feeling soft and hydrated. The shampoo lathers up nicely and it not only leaves my hair feeling soft and hydrated but it also leaves it looking shiny and less frizzy too. It also doesn't weigh down my hair or make it feel heavy at all. Oh and let's not forget that it contains heat defence which is perfect for my straightening habit. It's infused with pear, passion fruit and freesia so this gorgeous fruity scent will have your hair smelling good enough to eat.

Pre-blow-dry I apply two pumps of John Frieda Full Repair Oil Elixir through the ends of my hair and I then spritz a little bit of the VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray. You gotta protect those locks! *Mimics sassy emoji* I reviewed this in full along with another VO5 product a while back but basically it protects the hair, smells delish and doesn't make my hair sticky. Lovely. As for the oil, it tames flyways, giving a sleek finish and it also nourishes the ends of my hair. 10 out of 10 for that one.

Aussie haircare products

Every fortnight, I switch over to the Aussie Mega shampoo and Mega Instant conditioner to remove product build up. The shampoo lathers up well and leaves my hair feeling super clean, lightweight and not to mention the gorgeous shine it gives. And they smell amazing too. 

Now that school is back my to-do list grows longer and longer each day so gone are the days of relaxing for 10-15 minutes with a hair mask in. I now need a treatment that is quick to use but will still deeply nourish my hair, so Aussie Take The Heat 3-Minute Miracle deep treatment has been answering all my prayers. It's infused with Australian jojoba seed oil so it smells divine and the scent lingers for a day or two as well, which I just love. I may or may not sniff my hair a few times after I use this *wink wink* It also leaves it feeling incredibly soft. Love. That. Very. Much.

Batiste dry shampoo and Toni & Guy sea salt spray

For in-between washes or for those days that I'm too lazy to wash my hair, (we've all been there!) I'll use my Batiste Floral & Flirty Blush dry shampoo. This instantly refreshes my hair and takes away that greasy look. It smells lovely and it adds a little bit of volume to the hair too. But my only issue with it is, it leaves a white residue so you have to make sure you work it in thoroughly. I think I'll try the one for brunette hair next which was recommended to me by the lovely Farzana.

To brush my hair I use my Tangle Teezer which I forgot to photograph and I had the thing beside me 'n all #annoying. I also forgot to include my L'oréal Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Hairspray for when I style my hair in an updo (ooh la la). I've been using this hairspray for years and it's easily my favourite. It doesn't make my hair sticky or crunchy, holds hairstyles well and that scent. Oh, it's love.

What are your favourite hair care products?

Cliona xx


  1. Aussie products smell so good! love their deep conditioner :)

    Jennos Health.

  2. I love that dry hair shampoo! It is so good!!

    I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.


  3. Would you recomend this for natural hair? thats afro textured hair.

  4. tempted to test out a few of these products :)
    also to help with frizz totally recommend palmers coconut moisture gro... its amazing and the pot will literally last forever lol

    1. I'll definitely have to try that! I've heard great things about their products! Thanks for the recommendation lovely xx


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