Spring 2016 Hair Edit

Spring 2016 Hair EditAfter a season of wearing cozy hats to fend off the bitter cold, it’s time to free your follicles. These three picks have been my mainstay hair savers this season so far.  As you can see it’s been all about repair with this trio that includes a spray, an oil and a mask.

First up is the Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray. It took about a week of use to see any noticeable difference in my hair. That being said, this is probably the most difference (positive) I’ve seen in my hair since discovering another favourite – the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. The best way I can think to describe it is that it’s like having the effects of a good haircut without cutting your hair. The brand’s hair mask, the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, is great if you’re one for a weekly deep conditioning as it’s not too heavy and it rinses out really well which can be an issue with some hair masks..

Last, but not least, is the Caudalie Divine Oil.  This stuff – use it sparingly if you’ve got finer strands – is great for smoothing any flyaways and adding extra hydration to the ends of hair.  This multi-purpose oil can also be used on your face and body as well.

What hair care products have you been loving for Spring so far?

xo Coco

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Summer Hair Heroes

Summer Hair HeroesFeeling the frizz? It’s feeling nearly 40 degrees celsius with the humidity here in Toronto, and that means a mission to try to keep your hair hydrated.  After many a rescue attempt with endless balms, masks and leave-ins, these are the heroes that have been tried and tested – and the most true – after a few rounds in the great Canadian heat.

First up! To give hair a real break from any form of heat, ‘Dont’ Blow it’ by Bumble and bumble is a hair cream that’s meant to help tame your air-dried strands. Now, it must be said, I never air-dry my hair, as my fine follicles tend to just stick to the side of my head and stay wet until the next time I wash my hair. But this cream wasn’t heavy, smelled wonderful and actually gave my hair some body and texture (even a bit of a beachy wave!) – although it didn’t fully keep the frizz away. The directions say to apply to towel-dried hair and scrunch, but I just ran it through damp hair, slept on it, and was able to just get up and go.  One-step summer hair solution in my books – without the heat!

Looking for a UV protectant, I tried out the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer by Bumble and bumble which says it helps with frizz as well as providing protection from heat and UV radiation. All true. This is an absolute mainstay product and one of the best hair products I’ve tried this year hands down.  It smells like summer in a bottle and while it still doesn’t completely ban the frizz, it definitely makes hair more manageable and noticeably softer without leaving any kind of residue. Did I mention the heavenly smell?

Lastly, if your hair has already been frazzled by the heat and humidity this summer and is in need of some repair, the Repair Blow Dry by Bumble and bumble is supposed to help seal split ends, protect against UV damage and maintain styles for up to three days.  While I didn’t give it the three day test, it did massively help tone down the infamous post-blowdry frizz  that tends to affect those of us with thin, fine hair as well as keep hair smooth throughout the day.

What are your summer hair heroes?

xo Coco