Ever wonder your hair every now and again gets the familiar crinkle of split ends and toughness after a blow dry? Well recently that has happened to me and with my relatively small arsenal of products I attempt to bring it back to a relatively normal state without constantly resorting to the hairdressers scissors.
Firstly I decided to ditch the hair tongs for a couple of weeks, now I know what you’re thinking.. HOW DID YOU ACHIEVE THE PRISTINE LOOK THAT HAIR CURLERS GIVE YOU?! Answer: I didn’t.
There is something about the cathartic process of curling your hair and watching the perfect curls meld together all the while having the delusion that your hair looks EXACTLY like Lauren Conrad/ Blake Lively’s (My personal hair heroes).
I own the Mark Hill Rock Chick Curling Wand, and at around £35.00 when it was first released about a year ago I didn’t truly get into using it until a couple of months ago. Before this time I had an obsession with plaiting my hair after washing it in a Pippy Longstocking’s-esque style. At this point my hair needed very little maintenance apart from a daily 4 hour commute to London which took it out of my hair and me. I regularly slathered on Moroccanoil and used John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette range and I was good to go.
After using the curlers for a while (despite religiously spritzing a heat defence spray (my favourites by L’oreal Elnett) I noticed my hair was starting to dry at the ends and instead of opting for the chop immediately, I decided to venture into the hair-resting phase.
This basically involved me steering clear of heated styling tools and opting for a more simple (read dishevelled) look. After a couple of years invested in beauty blog reading Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray seems like the perfect heat-free styling product to achieve a gorgeous beach wave look. I am saving for the Selfridges beauty box and am excited to receive the products inside (of which the Surf Spray is one).
After having had my haircut on Saturday at a Westminster Salon called The Runway, I got a great deal here through Wahanda which is kind of like Groupon but for every beauty treatment under the sun. They did an amazing job and for £26.50 (apparently worth around £97!!) I got a great cut and the stylist was super nice. I now have a split end free head of hair and am reluctant to use the curling tong so I think I will use it after every other hair wash to limit the split ends.
All in all I think it’s really important to take it easy from heat stylers, but also an equally important task is to have regular haircuts even if you want to grow your hair it will slow the whole process up if you don’t have the ends trimmed regularly.
I want to hear from you! What are your hair protecting tips? Do you use heat styles through the summer months or have you used the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray? Let me know in the comments below