Sunday, 1 September 2013

Summer Roundup #3: My Summertime Hair Saviours

Hi, everyone! Time for the third installment of my Summer Roundup series, which features the products that have been keeping my hair looking fresh, moisturized, and perfectly beachy this summer.

I have medium-textured (not fine, but not overly thick), wavy hair that tends to get dry at the ends, but oily at the roots, so I'm always on the lookout for items that will hydrate without heaviness and keep my waves looking healthy, smooth, and full. Here are a handful of goodies that have been doing the trick!



Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical- Coconut & Exotic: In June I picked up my first-ever bottle of Batiste Dry Shampoo (in the lovely cherry scent; see it here) and was instantly impressed at how it gave my flat, oily roots instant fullness and freshness. Batiste promises that their dry shampoo "banishes oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without any water... adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh". I've found these claims to be totally spot-on! 

Each time I use it (particularly on second-day hair, or mid-day on a particularly sweaty, humid sort of day), my hair looks 100% better after a few quick sprays. After working it in and combing through, it looks as though I've just washed my hair. Stringy, greasy locks, be-gone! Plus, I thought the Tropical scent would be perfect for summer, as I'm a sucker for anything fruity and beachy. While it's not my favourite exotic fragrance, it's definitely pleasant and warm-weather friendly!



Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner: This has to be the best smelling conditioner I've ever used! The scent is sweet and ripe, like a fresh coconut cream. Mmmmm... This is probably the third bottle of this I've been through (see it among my May empties, here) and I'm sure it won't be the last. Organix claims that this "sulfate-free formula adds gentle conditioners to create silky smooth hair [and] is enriched with organic coconut milk and coconut oils to moisturize while ultra-whipped egg white proteins repair and strengthen your hair."

As I've said before, Organix is not nearly as "all natural" as they'd like you to believe, but regardless, this is a really lovely conditioner. The texture is rich and creamy, without any hint of heaviness or greasiness. It provides light-weight moisture that has been leaving my hair looking nourished all summer!


Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask: This was my first foray into Carol's Daughter hair products and I haven't been disappointed! Part of a gift set featuring a trio of Monoi Repairing products, this hair mask was a thoughtful gift from one of my best friends. Carol's Daughter touts that this "deeply repairing treatment nourishes your hair from the root to ends to undo unwanted damage and prevent it in the future." In addition to rejuvenating and hydrating Monoi Oil (a mixture of Gardenia flower extract and coconut oil), this formula also features strengthening bamboo water and hydrolysed silk. Even more, it contains shea butter, moringa oil, and hibiscus extract and is totally free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial colours. All lovely features! 

The scent is absolutely heavenly (gardenia and coconut, mmm... can you tell I like coconut?) and the texture is rich and creamy. Though the warmer months can cause oiliness at the roots, the harsh sun and humid air can leave my ends parched and frizzy. This truly works wonders at taming and hydrating my hair! A little goes a long way, so this tiny tub should last me long into the Fall. 



Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist: This has to be my favourite hair product of the year and is definitely in the running for my all-time favourite treat for my tresses. You can see a full review of it, here! Lush promises that their "sea salt, sea water and seaweed spritz holds hair in place, adds shine and gives body for a beach-beautiful look... Use anytime you want to refresh, re-style or add some volume, texture and shine". As claimed, this spray does wonders to give my hair body, brilliance, and texture, and really makes my waves look full and defined. 

Beyond performance, the scent of Sea Spray is absolutely gorgeous! I get compliments every time I wear it! A blend of orange flower, grapefruit, neroli, and rosewood, it smells floral, fruity and summery. If you don't like the fragrance, you may not be able to use the product (it is quite strong and lingering), but if the scent is up your alley, you'll be happy that this really doubles as a perfume!



And that's it! Hope it's been helpful to read a bit about the goodies that have been keeping my hair healthy and happy lately. What have been your hair care must-haves this summer? Have you tried any of the products I featured?

Thanks for reading! :)

47 comments:

  1. this is great! Please check out my blog at www.loveolia.com! Would love if you'd follow!

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    1. Thanks, Olia! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  2. I am looking for a good conditioner! If you used up three bottles, then you must really love it. I think I will give it a shot.

    Améliorer la Vie

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    1. Yes, definitely worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by, Lisa :)

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  3. This conditioner looks interesting, I am such a fan of monoi and I wish I could give this mask a try!

    kisses
    Mary
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    1. It's definitely worth checking out! Smells so nice :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love everything in Coconut milk :)

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    1. Me too! You'd probably love the conditioner, then :)

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  5. I love the sound of the hair mask, sounds absolutely lovely. The smell sounds so good. I need to try that dry shampoo, that sounds lovely too. I used to use dry shampoo so much as my fine hair gets greasy so quickly, but I ran out and never bothered to pick up any more, this is a reminder!!

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    1. Yeah, the mask is really nice! Definitely makes me want to try more Carol's Daughter products. And Batiste is great! xo

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  6. Great review!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  7. I picked up a travel size of the Organix Coconut conditioner last week, and you're right - it's a fantastic, creamy conditioner and smells wonderful. I'm also really glad that you like the Monoi hair mask :)

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    1. Oh yay, glad you're liking it! And yes, the hair mask is so nice! Thanks again :)

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  8. HMMMMMMMMM...I WANNA TRY THE COCONUT MILK NOW!:)





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    1. You should! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. I just ordered on Ebay the Coconut Milk conditioter! I'm dying to try it.

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  10. ooo it's nice to hear the sea salt spray works- i was always cautious about buying them because i never knew if theyd actually give that tousled look. and i have that coconut milk conditioner! it's not the most *amazing* but it really does smell nice :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Yes, the Sea Spray really does the job! And the scent of the conditioner is definitely more exceptional than the formula, but the scent wins me over every time :)

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    1. Isn't it amazing!? Thanks for stopping by, Trina! :)

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  12. I love organix! I have never tried this particular one though.
    xo
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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    1. It really is a nice brand for the price! The coconut range is definitely worth checking out :)

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  13. I'd love to try out the Sea Spray and also the coconut milk! Lovely post darling :)!

    xx
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    1. Thanks, Gita! The Sea Spray is one of my all-time favourites :)

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  14. Really want this hair mask, it sounds incredible.

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    xoxo

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    1. It really is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by, Siobhan :)

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  15. Wow ,interesting Post! Love Lush Hair Care :)

    kisses

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    1. Thanks! Lush's hair products really are fab. Sea Spray is my favourite! :)

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  16. Love all things coconut! The smell..hmm!

    Thanks for sharing Jen :)

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Yes, such a yummy scent! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra! xo

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  17. I love the Lush sea spray hair mist so much! :D
    Love your post. :)

    Ru|Glitter & Blush

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    1. Oh yay, glad you're loving it too! Thanks for stopping by, Ru! :)

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  18. I really want to try that coconut milk.. lovely products you use!

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    1. Thanks, Cylia! The Coconut Milk range is definitely worth trying out :)

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  19. great post <3 love the sea spray!
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    1. Thanks! Glad you're loving it too :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! xo

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    1. Yeah, it's pretty great! Thanks for stopping by, Jezz :)

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  22. I haven't tried any of these (yet?:)) but I'd love to smell that gardenia and coconut mask!!! And not just smell, put on my hair too - I think it needs some loving.:)

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    1. It's definitely a fantastic mask if your hair needs a bit of extra loving! Thanks for stopping by, Peet! xo

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  23. I've always wanted to try the Batiste dry shampoo and I'm a big fan of Lush, their sea spray is excellent!

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