Hi Hunnies X
Happy New Year! Heres hoping that 2022 marks the beginning of better things to come and the end to the very difficult 2 years that have gone by.
Okay, so on to todays post – Hair!! I have been on a quest to get my hair to the most healthy state it can possibly be. And while that journey is not complete, I have found some products that work fast(er) and the results are amazing. I have been styling and colouring my hair for a long time now, so taking extra care of it to prevent damage and maintain healthy, shiny hair, is all the more important.
A while back, I was at my salon getting my hair done and my stylist had a line of hair products in the salon and she asked me to take a few samples and try them and see if I found any difference after using them. I sceptically took them home and after keeping them aside in the bathroom for a couple of weeks, I decided to give them a go. I did see a huge difference almost immediately and then purchased 3 of the products that, when used together, will change your hair game forever. Iv been using them for a few months now, and I really have noticed a big difference in how healthy my hair looks. Theres a shine, less brittle, breaking hair, less visible split ends, more volume and bounce to my hair. Overall, its really repairing each strand of hair and making it healthier and stronger than ever. (which is actually what its formulated to do).
Lets get to the actual products. The product I still use (and am not going to get into as I have done previous posts about it already), is the must have Olaplex. Olaplex No.3 is an at-home treatment, formulated to repair damaged hair. I honestly couldn’t say enough good things about Olaplex. If you can only get one of the products today, I would say get this – as its more budget friendly (£26) (because it lasts longer than the others) and it works brilliantly on its own, while the others work better when used together. Click on the link Olaplex and get it right now! (its so worth it, I promise;).
Now for the newbies to debut…
The Alterna Caviar range is an exclusive luxury haircare brand/range designed with powerful ingredients for people who want to take their haircare to the next level. It features Alterna’s exclusive Caviar Bond Enforcing Technology to repair and protect hair, reduce breakage by more than 99%, and add strength. Caviar Bond Enforcing Technology is a proprietary technology specifically engineered to seal hair cuticles that have been damaged through chemical processes or physical stress.
Alterna Caviar Shampoo/Conditioner
This is the starting point to beautiful, healthy locks. The bond repair shampoo and conditioner is enriched with active botanical ingredients and free of added parabens, SLS/SLES sulfates and synthetic color, these luxurious products address all three categories of hair aging. These are proven to visibly transform strands after just one wash. Alterna is formulated to : reduce breakage by up to 99%
Repairs damaged hair and mends split ends
Makes hair 28% smoother and softer
I have noticed an improvement with all 3 above. My hair is definitely breaking less. I have less split ends and my hair is so much softer and more shiny. If you have been searching for products that will transform your hair, your search could be over. Ask your salon if they stock these or you can buy them online here. They are a bit on the pricier side but you only need a little at a time and it does start working immediately on your hair. They retail for about £30 for each item (£60 for shampoo and conditioner).
Tip: If you can find a salon that will give you the samples to try, that would be amazing as you can see just how it works specifically for you.
Alterna Bond Repair 3-in-1 Serum
This is the third much needed product in this magic trifecta. This serum really brings it all together and takes your hair to the next level. This is a a triple-action, triple-function concentrated serum that instantly repairs, protects and seals damaged hair strands and split ends in a single step. It is truly transformational. Also on the pricier end of the spectrum, £30, this can be purchased at your salon or here. To use, I towel dry my hair and then apply the serum. (this serum is really thick and you only need a little or your hair will feel sticky). I then brush my hair and blow-dry as normal. What a brilliant product and the 3 caviar products used together are sensational.
Now that we got the health of our hair sorted, lets go to aesthetics. We want it to look like the gloss like manes of the kardashians, Olivia Munn and Gina Rodriguez. For this I go to my arsenal of Wow products.
Color Wow Dream Coat Spray
This spray is a must-have for protecting porous, colour-treated hair. Color Wow’s Dream Coat Supernatural Spray seals each strand with an invisible waterproofing mask, making it perfect for fighting that frizz. The spray is heat activated and works through about 4 washes to tighten and seal the hair strands giving that extra glossy, frizz free, smooth look to the hair. Use this after every 3-4 washes. spray on towel dried hair and blow dry. You can easily purchase (£26) from Cult Beauty.
Color Wow Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray
This is a mane changing spray that harnesses the light refracting power of one of its most powerful ingredients mullein. Its brilliant to revive lost lustre or to take things up a notch for a special night out. You can use it in various ways – spray evenly for an all over shine, rub through with your fingertips on the ends of your hair to add shine and moisture or spray before you blow-dry for a really intense glossy look (heat activates the product best). Also £26, you can get yours from Cult Beauty.
And that’s a wrap! These are my Gold Standard, must have, holy grail of hair products. I hope you try all or some of them and please do let me know how it works for you.
Chat soon guys
Lots of Luv…