I love having long hair and being able to style it any way I like, but there’s one thing I don’t love… painful knots and annoying, unsightly matted hair. I’ve always had long, thick locks so I’ve tried my fair share of hair products over the years to find out what works best to tame my hair. I often used to sit for over an hour brushing through my hair after I’d washed it so these three products have made my hair routine a whole lot easier. Now I don’t dread every hair wash (well as much) and although I still have a few pesky tangles to deal with, my hair is much easier to manage!
1. Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner*, £25.75 for the set
If you have long, thick hair like me or hair that gets knotty easily, you need this shampoo and conditioner in your life. I’ve tried so many products over the years in an attempt to make my hair more manageable. But, it’s only a select few shampoo and conditioners that are able to tame the knotty jungle that is my wet hair. My hair has this very annoying (and very painful) habit of knotting itself together especially when I wash it, so any product that can minimise this is a must-have for me. This Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner not only smells heavenly (lavender and mint is an amazing combination), they also do an incredible job at minimising the knots in my hair. My hair is SO much easier to brush through after I’ve washed it with this duo and it feels really clean and looks super shiny too. I couldn’t recommend these products enough.
I’ve been a fan of Lee Stafford hair products for a while, the selection I’ve tried so far have been really good and I love their irresistible sweet scent and the trademark pink bottles. This isn’t the cheapest hair detangler out there, but in my opinion, it’s certainly worth the price. I’ve been really enjoying using this and I’m personally happy to spend a bit more on a product that cuts the hassle of dealing with my hair’s knots and tangles. I usually follow my Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner with several sprays of this all over my wet hair to brush through the remaining tangles after my hair wash. This spray coupled with my Tangle Teezer really has made brushing my hair through quicker, with less ‘ouch’ moments and overall, much less of a chore. My hair smells gorgeous after using this, without feeling weighed down. A definite re-purchase for me.
3. Tangle Teezer The Original Hairbrush, £10.60 and Salon Elite Hairbrush, £11.60
I honestly couldn’t imagine my beauty routine or even, my life (a tad dramatic I know) without my beloved Tangle Teezers. They’re one of the only hairbrushes I will use on my hair everyday to free it from knots without the unwanted pulling and pain. You can use them on wet and dry hair, without worrying about breakage. I always use mine to brush through my wet hair and they detangle my hair quickly and with very little painful tugging, unlike many other hairbrushes I’ve tried. I usually find the uniquely shaped design much easier to hold and use than a regular hairbrush and they’re equally amazing when used to style dry hair. I use my Tangle Teezer everyday without fail and I take one everywhere in my handbag.
I also love their quirky look and they come in loads of gorgeous colours too. I’ve been using Tangle Teezers for years and I just couldn’t resist upgrading my well used pink teezer for their amazingly cute new candy floss coloured versions. I usually use the Original Tangle Teezer but I thought I would try out the Salon Elite version too, which is larger than the Original and claims to be the ‘professional’ option. The colour of the candy floss stylers is perfect if you love beauty tools that look gorgeous and girly like me. The Original candy floss colour mix has light pink teeth topped with a gorgeous pearlescent white, while the Salon Elite version also has candy pink teeth with a matte white top. If you don’t own a Tangle Teezer, buy one now!
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