Hair Products: Your Recommendations?!

So here I am, sitting in isolation twirling my hair so much it feels like it wants to fall off. Call for help! … And yes that is me in the photo years ago trying to rock a mullet. Since then, I’ve learnt never to trust a mother of eight, with scissors EVER AGAIN!!!

So, it dawned on me that I’ve been using the same products for years and I need to switch it up! I know using the same hair products for a while isn’t the greatest as your hair can just get used to it a bit too much. I’ve become way to comfortable being ‘safe’ with my hair and not venturing out. Well I’m slamming on the brakes (literally, I’m a learner driver currently)…

Time for change! My hair is feeling more dry than usual and brittle. Obviously I know that’s probably mostly to do with my alopecia, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try out different products to see if it makes my hair feel and look more luxurious! I had a lightbulb moment and realised, I give my skin so much TLC (I’ve been in a boxing match with acne for the past few months – I’ll fill you in on why and what’s helped very soon) but I literally neglect my hair unless I’m going out. And that’s such a big no no, I basically had to look in the mirror and slap myself out of it!

How can I expect to have luxurious hair like they do in the hair adverts, if I only care for it here and there. Literally only when I go out. Now that I’ve been staying in, my hair’s basically been screaming for attention! Let’s show our hair it may be dead, but we won’t cremate it just yet. Who’s with me?!

Hello? “Can anybody here me?!” *in Leonardo DiCaprio’s voice*. If you’re a die hard fan of the movie Titanic like me, then you’ll get the joke.

Anyways, when I stay in I don’t really add anything to my hair apart from shampoo and condition it. And I know how that’s a huge mistake but there are so many options out there for haircare, I wouldn’t know where to begin! I also don’t want to be adding lots of potent ingredients into my hair routine as that never helps anyone in the long run! It can make your hair look nice for short-term relief but I want it to be beneficiary for my hair in the long run. Then when I look online, I don’t know if I’m getting biased reviews or not. One person says it’s amazing, another’s saying it’s making their hair fall out. Ahhhh I just want to have healthy, luscious locks and all that good stuff… Am I asking for too much?

So help a girl in need, as if my hair had legs, it would walk away from my scalp right now and be like “I don’t know her!”. If you initially read that as hairy legs, you’re with the rest of us. Reading that wrong I mean, I’m not saying I have….. You know what, I’m losing this battle. Quarantine has caught up with me, I’m sure we’re all in the same boat, especially us females. If we have our hair dyed regularly at the salon to hide any greys; well that ship has well and truly sailed. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do our own at-home treatments!

I don’t dye my hair, but you get the coming together ambition I had writing that. Comment below your hair care treatments that work for you – like shampoo, conditioner and any other hair products you add to style/maintain your locks. As you don’t wanna see me looking like this next time I post, but trust me I’m already halfway there!

14 thoughts on “Hair Products: Your Recommendations?!

  1. That is a very cute picture of you, Antonia !
    I change hair products every few months, but I stay within the same beauty line. For me, Kiehls products work well.
    I try to avoid products with heavy fragrances.
    I let my hair air-dry, but use a Dyson hair drier just for the last few minutes of drying.
    I use a good quality hair brush.
    In general, I try to treat my hair as gently as I can.
    Thanks, as usual, for a very interesting post. πŸ€—

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    1. Haha thankyou!
      Ooh I’ve been thinking about Kiehl’s, I’ve just been scared as I know many brands rave about their natural organic products but sometimes the ingredients list says something else. But Kiehl’s has definitely been an option. I’ll be looking more into their different hair products then!πŸ˜ƒ
      The dyson hair dryer I’ve been wanting to get my hands on too, but I hardly ever hair-dry my hair so I’ve been trying to justify why I’d be burning a hole in my pocket for something I’ll use here and there! I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a sale that seems like it’ll never happen πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
      Same I try and treat my hair as gently as possible, but maybe a little too gently now!πŸ˜‚
      Thankyouu for the tips Sally!πŸ€—πŸ’ƒ

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  2. At 81 my memory is not very long… πŸ˜‰ but maybe of all the suggestions received so far, as for me, again, smiling full face; I have very little faith in commercial products; commercial anything because the bottom line of the R&D of manufacturers is their own interests — profits (huge). This goes for anything including healthcare, that’s speaking for me…

    Lockdown may vary depending which country one lives in. When I read about coconut milk (yes, I hear you) loud and clear. We all have something to scream about, almost the whole world now.

    Not being able to get outdoors is a big curse on life imposed for some political mischief for sure; but — it give us time to reflect; Naturally, natural that is. We are walking chemicals and not a very high price to redeem when broken down, yet life is priceless, very priceless. So, again, think natural, as we are natural beings created from the earth. Trees grow and nourish from the earth, and good gardeners attempt to add nourishment to the soil, yet avoiding harsh chemicals; compost being universally believed the best and safest option.

    Thanks for letting us know, we are tying to do our best to hear you loud and clear – though my left ear is loosing something on the volume controls – lessening on picking up sound, but still functioning, it’s about age I’m sure – again natural. When the thought or research turns your interests to natural, things just might begin to sprout and grow in harmony with nature and not Revlon mischief laced products. You know more about that than I – so I listen and read your blog accordingly………….. senior1938voice, still learning every day, that’s eternal…

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  3. You seek haircare advice, Antonia? Fair enough, but you’re not going to find it here. The next person’s comments will be much more worth your time.

    Still reading? Maybe you saw the additional text and figured the Secrets of the Universe lurk within. Again then, sorry to disappoint.

    For a guy, I have pretty metrosexual tastes (does anyone even use that term anymore?) in shampoos. Aside from that… Well, there is no “aside from that.” Shampoo and maybe the occasional conditioner. That’s it.

    One thing’s for sure – this whole “social distancing” thing needs to end soon, so I can get to a barber. As it is, it looks like I’m waging a pathetic one-man attempt to make 1978 trendy again.

    Much more of this, Antonia, and only a mullet will be able to save me. The crisis deepens.

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    1. Hahaha!
      I’m sure my mother can give tips on the butchered mullet lookπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚
      Maybe I’ve started off a trendπŸ˜‚.
      The barber’s are going to be packed after social distancing’s over! Plus I’ve heard social distancing may last as long as the end of the year! You may have to invest in a pair of garden shears!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. And I’m also a really big fan of the movie titanic it’s just soooo romantic luv ❣️But it offers a lot more hon πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ£οΈ

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  5. I didn’t mean your hair looks bad it’s gorgeous just like you luv I just meant maybe you were overreacting that’s all πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ£οΈ

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    1. I definitely didn’t read it like that at all I only just saw itπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚ I was slightly overreacting in the post just to make it more light-hearted πŸ€—πŸ’“

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  6. I have been trying new products lately for my hair, but what is keeping my hair thick and healthy is to cut it every now and then. I cut my hair often(at home), do a mask once a week and add hair oil to it maybe once or twice a week. Other than that I brush it every day and try to not have it in a tight bun or pony tail all day! πŸ˜‚ I did box dye my mothers hair the other day(she usually do her hair at the salon) and it turned out great! Box dyes are great temporarily solutions 😊

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