Wednesday 18 February 2015

What's in my Hair?!

Hey everyone :)

whats in my hair
So I've been toying with a hair product post for ages now! Bloggers (well I don't know about them all) tend to have a 'posts-I-want-to-do' list and this has been at the top for some time now. I have put together 5 products I have used (or still use) and thought it would be fun to go through each one and tell you what I liked (and what I hated) - yes not all rosey-happiness!

Now I've come to realise there are three types of guys:

Guy 1: The guy who doesn't care what he looks like and normally wears a hat/beanie most of the day. He gets out of bed, puts some clothes on, pops the hat on and leaves the house.

Guy 2: The guy who cares only a little - this person will get up, slap some gel/wax into his palms run it through his hair and leave the house not even checking the mirror.

Guy 3: The guy who gets up an hour early for work - has a shower - does his hair in front of the mirror - has 3 or 4 different ways of styling his hair depending on moods and uses sea-salt spray :P

It may surprise you but I have been all 3 guys during my years of discovery (if that's what you would call it) ... I've managed to settle somewhere in the middle of guy 2 and guy 3. I'm not overly fussy but I will take some time to make sure I look presentable and cute (joke!).

On to the products:

Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray 300ml - £2.71 (normally £4.07)
I have used this spray for years now! One of my first hair products I ever bought. I don't know about everyone else but I wanted something that was going to hold my hair up all day and not got soft or fluffy halfway through the day and this spray is amazing! It did take me ages to find - I tried hundreds of sprays/gels/waxes and all were useless compared to this. You get a big can, a wide spray nozzle so it covers a wide area. This spray is great for short hair and lasts around 8-9 hours for me (the time I'm at work). I find it works better on wet hair so if your just out the shower - keep your hair damp or buy one of those water bottles (you know the ones hairdressers have) and spray on your hair and ruffle it to dampen it up.

L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Style Rework Remix Fibre-Putty 150ml - £2.46 (normally £3.69)
So I bought this when I couldn't find the above product (freeze spray - I feared they have discontinued it - turns out it was just out of stock). It's sticky, it's messy, it's one of those gels you have to wash off after you've styled because your hands are just gooey. I really didn't like this. I still have the tub sitting on the dresser but I'm probably going to throw it away at some point. I don't know why they call it a 'putty' as its more a gel (or well it reminds me of a gel). Application is okay - although I just felt like it left my hair oily-looking or grease-looking - like those stereotypical Italians with their grease-slicked hair.

Trevor Sorbie Styling Texturising Paste 100ml - £5.70
As I mentioned above the freeze spray works well with short hair (when I say short - I mean once I've been to the hair dressers and they've trimmed it down). So when my hair gets slightly longer and when I start thinking I should go to the hairdressers again - I switch to this (sometimes if I have more time I might use this than the freeze spray). I first discovered this is my hairdressers when they asked if I wanted my hair styled before I left - so I said yes and she used this - so I managed to catch a glimpse of the name and found it in Boots later that day. One thing I really like is that it smells amazing! This smell also transfers to your hair (obviously) and who doesn't want great smelling hair. I will be honest - someone in the office did ask what the smell was and so I let them smell my hair (odd I know!). Again I would use this on damp hair as its easier to style with it. The only thing I have noticed is that I'm heavy handed with the product which is bad - being a matt/white paste - too much can make your hair look dull and white-looking. Little bit of the pricey side at £5.70 but for what it does - I would say its well worth it.

L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Matt & Messy Shine-Free Sponge Putty 150ml - £2.36 (normally £3.69)
This is a rather odd product (in terms of looks that is) it looks like someone has taken some gel and put it into a food mixer and whipped it up like whipped cream. It's very airy and spongy (hence the name) - it is also a shine-free putty which means there is no added shine to your hair - which annoyed me slighty - I told you all I was impulsive so I throw things into my basket and don't read labels. Again the product held my hair up most of the day but I don't like the idea of non-shine as it makes me feel like my hair is dull-looking.

TRESemme Texture Style Velvet Creme 100ml - £5.75
So I bought this on a whim as I was looking in Boots for hair products and thought as it was 'new' I could try it out. This is great for texturing - I mean it's in the title - so you'd hope it would be. Especially with short-to-medium length hair like mine. You can style it anyway you want and it'll stay that way. Normally I will use this to 'define' my style and this is great for layering your hair style ... then use the freeze spray to keep it locked into place (like a backup). Both work well together and I've had no problems. This is also a creme which I quite like and as TRESemme people suggest you should start small with a pea-size amount and build up (kind of like makeup) and it really does work.

Here are some styles I've been trying out:

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Have you ever tried any of these products before? What did you think of them? Is there anything you swear by??

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