Thursday, June 27, 2013

What I'm using on my hair right now - Shu Uemura, Ojon, Dove, Schwarzkopf, Frederick Fekkai

For me, summer hair is all about keeping it quick and easy, no muss, no fuss.  Now that it's warmer, I'm totally allowed to mooch around with wet hair and have no fear that the mammy will give out to me for catching my death.  But in all honesty, I totally go to bed with wet hair in the winter due to laziness, but say nothing to her!

I've been using some new products recently and a tried and tested favourite and thought I'd share with you what I've been using on my locks for the past few weeks.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

You know I'm all about cleansing oils, but when I heard there was one for my hair, I was very intrigued altogether!  I was sent the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo for oily hair and when you read that the shampoo is oil based, fear not, for it shall not turn one's noggin into a grease ball.  It works the same way cleansing oils for your face works in that the oil breaks down oil.  So I'm left with clean hair, a scalp that isn't dried out as the formula is so gentle and I can get away with not washing my hair the following day.  It's described as an astringent cleanser which means that it refines the pores on your scalp and helps reduce oil production.  It's spendy at €40, but it last ages and it works and I don't mind spending a bit extra on something that actually does what it says on the tin.

Ojon Revitalizing Mist

The Revitalizing Mist with Ojon Oil (€24) is described as a finishing spray and promises to revitalise, rehydrate, detangle and tame flyaways.  I like to use it in place of a conditioner and after I've washed my hair with the Shu Uemura shampoo, I towel dry my hair and then shake the bejaysis out of this bi-phase solution before spraying it evenly all over my hair.  I generally let my hair air dry and the revitalizing mist gives me soft, shiny hair.  Despite having oil in it, the famous Ojon oil, it doesn't weigh down my hair and totally tames the frizz that I seem to develop during the summer!  I also like to spritz it on before heading out the door to give my hair a little extra somethin' somethin' or if I'm heading out into the sun and want to hydrate my hair before I singe it in the sunshine.

Dove Heat Defence Heat Activated Protect Mist

I picked up Dove's Heat Defence Heat Activated Protect Mist (€3.99) a while ago in Tesco after we bought the BaByliss Perfect Curl to prevent me from killing my hair from all the curling.  The directions say to spray it directly on to the piece of hair you're curling or straightening and then use your hair tool.  I tried this and found that the recommended two sprays was too much for my hair and left it too wet for the Perfect Curl to work.  Even one spray was too much.  So what I ended up doing was doing general sprays on a big section of hair and then it worked a lot better.  A great affordable heat protectant.

Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matte Texturising Salt Spray

 While on an excursion to Superdrug recently, I decided I wanted to try something new and picked up the Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matte Texturising Salt Spray (€3.99).  I wanted to have mermaidy hair and am a big fan of salt sprays except for the odd one or two that left my hair sticky and crispy.  Now, the got2b Beach Matte spray is great for adding texture to my hair and I love how it makes the ends look all choppy, like I've been out in the ocean.  It definitely gives more texture to my hair without feeling like it's drying out my locks, but it doesn't give enough wave action for me.  In saying that though, I've reached for it quite often when I just want that tousled look and is one of the better salt sprays I've tried from the chemist.

Frederick Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves

The Frederick Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves is my holy grail salt spray after John Frieda discontinued the Beach Blonde spray which was the best thing ever in life.  I've purchased this about three times over in New York so I'm not sure of the Irish prices, but having a little google says it should be around €20.  Now, I've learned the best way to use this is on dry hair and I like to give a good spray of it all over my hair and then tie it up in a loose bun.  It smells of coconut and holidays and all those good things, so is very summer appropriate!  After an hour or so, when I take the bun out, I have big, beachy, texture-y, tousled hair like nothing else.  And I know this is going to sound weird, but if I'm out or at work with this in my hair and I'm wearing my hair down, when I go to the loo, I tie my hair back up for those few minutes and when I take it down again, it's got added volume and bounce again.  Like all salt sprays, it gives a matte finish to the hair, so beachy hair a go go!  I've seen this in Brown Thomas last year and in Space NK in House of Fraser this year I believe, so definitely check this out if you want sexy summery hair.

What are you using on your hair right now?


  1. Ok Frederick s be achy waves goodness will be mine

  2. I love this Got 2 B stuff. Bloggers influence me too much as I bought it after loads of people have said it is amazing! Ha. I was pretty impressed too though. Fab review hun and love the blog! Xx

  3. Lovely shtuff. Can you girls do me a favour? In your next vidjo, can you please pronounce Shu Uemura, because I can't get my head around it and it drives me MENTAL whenever I see it written down. Danke ;-)

  4. Oh how Iiss the John Frieda Beach Blonde! I recently found two unopened bottles and a bottle of the hair oil and some strange gold temporary paint thing in my old bedroom in my parents house. Still smells fab <3

  5. Love the choices! Particularly the Ojon. Currently loving the John Frieda volume blow dry spray.

  6. I got the got2b oil-licious styling oil the other day. It has argan oil. It's really nice, I never used Schwarzkopf stuff before.


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