As you may be aware I hate going to the hairdressers and love very long hair, because of this, I’ve been experimenting with ways to keep my long hair in good condition so as to avoid going for a trim and also to improve it’s general condition and appearance.
My hair is currently just above waist length, naturally straight, my natural honey coloured blonde but very frizzy & flyaway despite being extremely thick. My main complaint would be that usually I get very messy split ends and fluffy flyaways throughout. Although, since using a variety of natural oils I’ve been able to vastly improve this and I want to share with you two of the best I’ve tried so far.
So, we’ve all heard about the wonders of Argan Oil right? It’s blooming expensive though in it’s purest form, you’re looking at around Â£25, so instead I picked up this Argan Oil Treatment from Superdrug for Â£6.99, it was on offer when I bought it, but normally it’s Â£9.99 for 100ml.
It’s not pure Argan Oil, it’s got all sorts of other stuff in it, but it’s working very well for me, you apply it to wet hair to smooth frizz, add an anti-oxidant protection and it claims to reduce drying time by 50%! This isn’t something that bothers me, but it is partly true.
I use about 6 pumps of this thick, clear oil which feels like a serum texture, which has a slightÂ pleasantÂ scent and smooth it through wet hair, concentrating on the tips. When my hair has dried naturally it is visibly smoother, straighter and very, very shiny and soft. The only thing that I don’t like about it, is that it seems to make my hair a little more static that normal, but this isn’t a major problem as the other results cancel this out.
In order to boost the results of my hair oil treatment, I have now been adding in some Macadmia Oil, which IÂ receivedÂ through a blog swap with Ms Reds Beauty Blog. This oil is also thick, but has a brown colour to it and is more greasy that the Argan Oil. To avoid making my hair look greasy, I use this one just on the tips of my hair and where is it needing a little more attention. You only need a small amount of this to make a difference, as too much will make your hair look greasy.
This combination seems to be working really well for me, although I am still using the Coconut Oil from time to time, as mentioned in a previous blog. I’m pleased to announce that it has been about 11 months since I went to the hairdressers and my hair is still looking healthy, hooray! Think of how much money and trauma I have been saved!
What are your top tips for caring for long hair?