My Hair Essentials & Must Haves

Writing about hair products is really hard. I’ve been trying to get the words out for the post for literal months. I think the reason it’s so difficult is that hair is such a personal thing – what I love, you won’t love and vice versa.


But today’s post is all about the products that keep my hair in tip top condition and I can’t be without for too long.

My hair is very fine, prone to breakage and gets super greasy. I’ve tried my hardest to get out of the habit of washing daily but it’s just not happening. I wash my hair 5 days a week (aka I give myself two days a week to be lazy) so it gets a good battering, meaning I love strengthening my hair with masks. In fact, three of these products I’m sharing with you are hair masks!


The Andrew Barton SOS Hair Repair Treatment Mask is flipping hard to get hold of so don’t expect to find it in Boots or Superdrug. A couple of years ago, my mum bought me some sachets of this and fell in love but it then seemed to be discontinued. However, I was in Asda the other week and this had reappeared. This is great for damaged hair which I suffered from for a long time (more on that later), and I will always go back to this as long as it’s available to go back to.


The first hair mask I ever used was the Herbal Essences Bee Strong Intensive Mask, and I picked this up in Boots when I wrecked my hair from dyeing it red. Red was harsh on my hair and my hair literally broke off near the roots (there used to be a photo, but I can’t find it anywhere. Basically it was first discovered after a night out and I thought someone had singed my hair off with a cigarette, but no, it was a chemical burn. Yum). This, along with the next product, basically saved my hair and after having a lot chopped off and using this regularly, it’s in tip top condition again. This smells beautiful too, and I love this mask to sleep in. This must be my eighth or ninth tub of this now and it’s getting harder and harder to find – please don’t discontinue it Herbal Essences!


The final hair mask is the Lee Stafford For Hair That Never Grows Past A Certain Length Treatment, which I must be on my fourth or fifth tub of, and I use this alongside the shampoo and conditioner in the same range. When I wrecked my hair, I watched Gabby from VelvetGh0st rave about this and just had to try it. I would do anything to make my hair not have the shortest layer in the world! And you know what? It actually worked! If you’re having trouble growing your hair, this is what you need. Seriously, get it. Now.


Unless I’m in a really a shower with really high pressure, my hair just gets ridiculously knotty after washing it. Even brushing it through with a Wet Brush (not featured in this post, but it’s been a bloody saviour to my knotty hair. If you’ve not tried one, get one. I seriously favour it to a tangle teezer) does nothing if I’m in a naff shower. But the Urtekram Rose Spray Conditioner* has stopped this issue. Just a few sprays on damp hair and my hair becomes a dream to brush through. I’ve had this bottle for a few months now and I still have so much left. If you’re looking for something to help detangle your hair post-wash then you need to get this.


This final product that I have to have in my stash at all times is some form of dry shampoo. I think I must have tried every budget brand on the market by now but the Colab Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo is my number one! It doesn’t leave a white powder and it doesn’t make my hair feel gross. Admittedly I wouldn’t use it for more than a day but I reckon if you were feeling super lazy this would still be okay for a couple of days in a row.


These are my hair must haves, but I’m always on the look out for new products to try. What are your favourites?


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If you enjoyed this post, why not check out Empties #3 or Easily Forgotten Beauty Essentials

*This post contains products I was gifted in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own. My full disclaimer can be found here.

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