Dear lovely warm weather, while you’ve been oh-so lovely and warm recently, you really have taken your toll on my tresses. Now, my hair is already fairly frizzy – thank goodness for GHDs – but the recent humidity has seen that frizz grow to almost unmanageable levels. Anyone seen the episode of Friends where Monica goes to Barbados and gets cornrows? It’s nearly at that stage. So in order to avoid my frizz from getting totally out of control, I’ve wheeled in the big guns haircare-wise and thankfully I seem to have found a frizz-reducing line-up that is working wonders.
Number one on the list is the Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer Conditioner (£2.79) which, in addition to its incredible scent, does a pretty great shop at smoothing everything down, taming split ends and adding a good dose of shine. When things are looking extra frizzy, I call on the Philip Kingsley Elasticiser, an intensive mask which works some superb smoothing magic on my hair. These two coupled together? Magic.
Post-shower and pre-hair dry, I spray a good dose of the Sachajuan Leave-In Conditioner (£21) through my hair, focusing on the middle and ends. It smells like a spa and really helps to de-tangle my lengthy locks and leaves my hair feeling nice and soft at the end of it. Sadly, the leave-in conditioner isn’t quite intensive enough to blitz the ends of my hair – which tend to be a bit dry at the best of times – so I smooth through some of the Dove Hair Pure Care Oil Nourishing Treatment (£9.99) which takes care of any desperately dry bits.
Shortly before turning on my trusty GHDs, my hair gets one last blast of hydrating goodness courtesy of the L’Oreal Elnett Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray (£5.99). This controls any remaining wispy bits and also protects my hair against all heated styling tools, helping to ward off any future frizz.
Now I’ve just got to hope that the warm weather hangs around…