So, it's been a little while since I last posted a Top 5 list but here's the next in the series, I have blonde hair that I do bleach but I keep it in quite good condition so although I a little from dryness at the ends, It generally looks quite healthy, I have a good hairdresser and a good routine to thank for that because bleached hair is notoriously difficult to maintain and mine was in a terrible state a few years back before I decided to make it a mission to get healthy hair. I do wash my hair daily because I find my hair is easiest to style on the first day of washing it and because it's shoulder length, it isn't an arduous task to dry and style it. Usual rambling is now over, onto the top 5:
These two products were my first foray into Bumble & Bumble and I am now completely addicted to the brand, the shampoo is really cleansing without being stripping at all, my hair just feels very clean after using it, the Super Rich conditioner is super rich and perhaps slightly rich for my hair but if you suffer from dry or very dry hair this would be perfect for you. As I wash my hair every day anyway, this is OK for me but I think it could be quite heavy and grease inducing if you have normal/greasy hair. My hair feels so silky soft after using these two as a combination and people have been commenting about how healthy my hair looks since I've started using this. It's just a really lovely combo.
- Phyto Phytoneutre Clarifying Detox Shampoo // £10.16
I have spoken about this before in this post and was sent this to review by Farmaline but I love this so much that I've already re-purchased a back up, I use this once or twice a week to remove all the build up of product in my hair and to give it a real deep clean. It's the only clarifying shampoo I've tried so far that leaves my hair super clean but without stripping it and leaving it a dry, tangly mess. It smells amazing too, it has eucalyptus in it which smells so good when you put it on. The scent doesn't stay in your hair though so whatever conditioner you follow up with, will stay put.
- Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray // £25
Not so much a winter favourite but an all year round favourite, although I do tend to use a hairdryer more in Winter. This stuff is AMAZING, I have a post coming up soon with a full review on this but it's like your hair on acid, a couple of sprays of this before drying your hair and you have long lasting volume, i'm not overly keen on the smell myself but I've read lots of reviews where people love the scent. I also think that the price point considering it's Oribe is actually very good considering how well this works.
- Tresemme Texture Style Divine Definition Spray // £5.50
I have the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish which would have been in place of this but I found the Tresemme Texture Style Divine Definition Spray and it's incredibly similar, I prefer the smell and packaging of the Bumble & Bumble but this still smells good too! It adds a bit of extra grit and volume to my hair, and just makes it look a little less "done" if you know what I mean.
This probably isn't going to appeal to you non blondes but this is my all time favourite Purple shampoo, I've tried so many now and I find that this one is the best on price and knocking out any brassy, yellow tones in my hair. I tend to use it once a week after colouring my hair, building up to maybe twice a week when I'm getting close to needing my roots doing again and it just brightens and gives my hair that ashy tone rather than the harsh yellow tone that bleached blonde hair can get. I've put a link to FeelUnique to buy this but you can get it in Sallys as well where they normally do a special price for 2 bottles. If you're in the market for violet toned shampoo, I'd really recommend this one. My giant sized one was picked up in TK Maxx for £11 so if you want this, check out there first.