Does Your Hair Go Mad In The Winter? Five To Try From LUSH, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Ojon and, er, Head & Shoulders!

By Emma | November 21 2012 | 42 Comments

New hair heroes

Of all of the cosmetic items in the world, I tear through hair products the fastest. I must have gone through oceans of shampoo, seas of conditioner, gallons and gallons of hair oil and hairspray and serum and treatments and dry shampoo…and all in the hopes of placating my mad and messy hair. Thick, coarse, dry, bleached and colour treated, it has a definite mind of its own – and a tendency to go mental around this time of year.

Here’s what I’m currently using to tame the beast this winter!

ONE: Let’s look past the dandruff connotations and the unnatural bright green hue of this new offering from Head & Shoulders, and focus on what’s really important. It’s brilliant! It leaves hair shiny and soft and smelling fresh all day. My hair loves it and I’m willing to bet yours will too – and at €3.69, it’s a total steal. Run Beaut.ies, run!

My hair is actually looking at it’s best here as I’m in the hairdresser’s chair, but don’t let it fool you – it’s ready to rebel at any given moment!

TWO: From one end of the price spectrum to the other, this new Ojon Colour Sustain Pro Fade Fighter is a weekly glossing and conditioning treatment to help your colour stick around for longer. Sometimes I could swear that  my colour’s faded by the time I get home from the salon! Well not with this baby – I’ve noticed a definite improvement and it also smells DELICIOUS – warm and shea-buttery, though that’s not listed in the ingredients. (Oh, and neither are parabens or sulphates, if you’re interested).  It’s €32 – see what else we rate from this brand here!

THREE: I liked the other bits and bobs I tried from the new Lush haircare range but Blousey is in a league of its own. A gentle shampoo for dyed or chemically treated hair, it’s an actual wonder product – it’s intensely softening and conditioning, thanks to the bananas it’s made with. I was amazed at the difference in my hair. At €22.95 for 240g, it’s not cheap, but I’ll be buying it again. And again. And again. Ok, you get the picture.

hair products from Lush, Head & Shoulders, L'Oreal, Ojon, John Frieda

FOUR:  This 60 Second Saviour from L’Oreal Elvive came on holiday with me to Spain and protected my bleached ends from becoming even more frazzled by the sun. I love that it comes in a tube and not a tub – it saves space and is easier to use in the shower – and that it takes just a minute to work its nourishing, softening magic. Impressive results, too  –this is another one that will be on my shopping list for a very long time.

FIVE: We’re fans of the original and now I’m converted to the Thermal Protection version of John Frieda’s Frizz – Ease, too, €7.03. I don’t style my hair with heat (most days I don’t style my hair at all) but this also protects against UV exposure and helps to stop colour from fading. Plus, I have a box of heated rollers that I asked for one Christmas, but have yet to see the light of day – maybe this’ll spur me into action…

What’s currently treating your tresses? To the comments!

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42 Replies to "Does Your Hair Go Mad In The Winter? Five To Try From LUSH, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Ojon and, er, Head & Shoulders!"

  • At the moment I’m using the TresEmme Keratin Smooth Conditioner and Mask, together with Hask hot oil before shampooing, Hask argan oil on towel dried hair and Elvive Extraordinary oil once it’s dry (I attempted to ombre my hair myself with a colour stripping kit… let’s juts say that I am now a red head with extremely dry lengths)

  • LauraLou says:

    i love the elvive shampoo with the sparkley bits in it! :) I picked up osmo deep treatment conditioner in salon services for a mere €3 + VAT. Its amazing!! :)

  • Shygirl says:

    Tame the beast ha ha! Thats exactly how I feel! I often put something like coconut oil, or a pre wash masque in my hair before I wash it. I use Aussie shampoo and conditioner at the moment. Once weekly I use a deep conditioning mask. Also once weekly I use a product from Keratese called serum nuit, it comes in a version for thick hair or fine hair. I find that makes it very soft. You wash it out the next day. Every time I wash my hair I put in a hair oil. At the moment the L’Oreal one that you can get in the chemist. I’ve only started minding my hair in the past few years and it does make an awful difference doing the little things, and it takes no time at all.

  • Hellojed says:

    Great article! I also much prefer products that come in a tube rather than a tub – why do they do that? Is it because the product is often too thick for a tube? Maybe I’m weird but I just don’t like scooping product from a tub and it always looks messy…

  • LoCo says:

    I have very long, non dyed, thick, wavy but not curly dry hair.
    The winter just dries my scalp and hair out so much more so I’m using Eucerin Dry Scalp Shampoo ( my fav), and use the Aussie 3 minute conditioner as my normal conditioner (wash hair every 2/3 days).

    Then once week I use a mixture of Dove Nutri Oil Treatment and Aussie to make deep conditioning treatment.
    Then I use MorroccanOil when it’s damp and when it’s nearly dry Sebatian potion 9.

  • Shygirl says:

    Hellojed, I don’t like tubs for face products. I wouldn’t have great skin, and I’m particular about minding it. I think that when your using something all the time and its in a tub, your letting air, germs etc into the little tub.

  • Shygirl says:

    Locao whats Sebastian no 9? Is it a conditioning product.

  • red*razors says:

    i have been using klorane pomegranate shampoo and conditioner since i came back from france this summer. or rather, i only started using the conditioner in earnest last week and it’s brilliant. i usually use the red kerastase UV masque as conditioner, i have been using it for years and love it. the smell especially is UNREAL.

    i’m always looking for the perfect hair product though. my hair is really nice about 2 days after a wash, it has a slight wave that i like but the back of my hair is always really bitty straight after i wash it – i want defined tendrils, but i get loads of thin stringy flyaway bits. it’s such a stupid complaint like. but there you go, much wants more! :)

  • Joanne says:

    I’ve been using an Argan oil that I picked up in Boots and it’s made the world of difference. It goes into towel dried hair and just makes it super soft. Straightening is much easier also.

    I tried L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil, but it didn’t make an appreciable difference

  • Shygirl says:

    Yea Joanne, I have it its not as good as the other hair oils I’ve tried. I wouldn’t get it again. I saw a nice one in Holland and Barrett which I’m going to get when the other stuff is all done. Luckily I got it on special offer.

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