Winter hair heroes

My hair hates winter. It’s naturally a bit dry, a bit frizzy, and from November onwards I pretty much just moult like a cat (god, I hope no one I’m dating reads this blog).

But over the last few years I’ve found one or two nifty products that are easing the chill for my poor frozen locks:

1. L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil
This stuff is amazing because it’s reasonably good value anyway and lasts FOREVER because you only need a few drops per day. In fact, mine has lasted so long that it looks a bit like they might have discontinued it – it’s suddenly tricky to find on any mainstream beauty websites. It’s still everywhere on eBay and Amazon though. Essentially this works like a frizz-controlling serum but is also nourishing in the process. If, like me, you hate blow drying your hair to death in this weather, you can half-dry it and scrunch a few drops of this (rubbed between your fingertips) into the lengths of your hair before winding it into an up do. Plus it smells delicious: somewhere between honey, roses and fresh baked goods.

2. Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo
Controversially, I’m not in love with the scent of this one. And I do like a nicely scented hair product. One student house I lived in had a horrible fly problem after something died on the roof of our bathroom extension (ah, student life), and the pest guys we called in installed a sickly-sweet-smelling repellent thing to get rid of them – and that’s exactly what this smells like. Like bubblegum gone wrong. But that’s how good the results are – I’m still recommending it. My hair has felt a good 40% less frazzled since using it. But why can’t it smell as yummy as their peachy 3 minute miracle stuff?

3. L’Oreal Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Conditioner
Okay, I’m sounding like a L’Oreal employee at this point, but since I got highlights in August this conditioner has been a lifesaver. Something about L’Oreal shampoos always feels a bit chemical heavy (with not even the pretence of being based on natural ingredients), but whatever this creamy, blonde-specific conditioner does, it works. A little goes a long way and you feel the difference in silkiness instantly.

Three things I do love about winter in London:
1. That post-bonfire, woodsmokey smell in the air.
2. Fairy lights in the trees along the South Bank.
3. Big snuggly knitwear in all the shops. It’s all I can do not to pop in and buy a massive jumper or bobble hat whenever I pass an H&M.


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