Haircare for a Special Occasion

Party Hair Prep

Party Hair Prep

I went to my brothers’ wedding last weekend and I don’t really do the whole dressing up all glam, I’m 100% more comfortable in a casual setting, so when it came to styling my hair I knew I was going to go for a look that was simple. My Mum, Bride & a few other girls went to the salon to have their hair put up or styled but I like to do my own, that way you get exactly what you want. I thought I would share a few of the products I used on the day.

Pureology Fullfyl Shampoo & Conditioner

This duo is so good at giving your hair a really good clean but leaving it with a little volume and a gorgeous healthy shine. It is more for colour treated hair but I always think haircare that is formulated for that is gentle and less striping and this range is perfect for that. It also leaves my hair with fewer flyaways and gives it a nice texture once styled. I have the full sized versions but how could I resist taking these minis away with me. Pureology is 100% vegan and sulphate free so your hair is in good hands.

Shea Moisture 10 in 1 Multi-Benefit Hair Masque*

If I am honest when it comes to hair masks I am a little lazy and more often than not it is a step I skip. I do have my favourites that I use when my hair is looking lacklustre or when I need my hair to look its best for a special occasions. This Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex one is one that never lets me down, its rich formula gives your hair a boost of hydration and just leaves it feeling silky soft. I leave this on for as long as I can, generally about 45 minutes, it contains so many lovely ingredients and the positive results are not only visible immediately but also long-term.

  • Superfruit–a blend of red raspberry, ketones, goji, acai and guava extracts rich in anti-aging antioxidants
  • Marula oil–contains natural plant peptides that help support hair’s elasticity
  • Biotin–nourishes individual strands for thicker, stronger hair
  • Shea butter–deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp

OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection

My hair is naturally wavy so when it comes to styling it for special occasions I like to wear it as natural as possible. If I try and straighten it I know that a few hours later it will have kinks in it & if it gets wet its pretty much a frizzy mess & game over. If I add a little curl to it I find it holds really well and looks better throughout the night. I love OGX haircare and this Curling Perfection Cream is fantastic to help my waves/curls look natural and doesn’t weight them down. It’s not going to leave your hair crusty or heavy with product, so if you like more of a natural effortless wave to your hair this product is for you.

Nicky Clarke Supershine Conditioning Tong

Nicky Clarke Supershine Iconic Steam Conditioning Tong* £39.99

As I said my hair is naturally wavy but to ensure it looked a little more polished and like I’d made an effort I used this pretty swish black & rose gold curling tong from Nicky Clarke.  I like that this tong is super lightweight, the barrel is 25mm which is perfect for creating subtle, natural curls and you can vary the temperature to suit your hair type from 130c to 210c.

  • Ceramic finish barrel gives fast, even heat and smooth, snag-free styling for soft, silky styles
  • Ionic conditioning locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and frizz-free
  • Automatic safety shut-off after 60 minutes.
  • 30 seconds heat-up time.
  • 5 settings up to a maximum of 210ºC, with digital controls and LED display

There is a little reservoir at the tip of the tongs which you fill with water so you can release a little steam to lock in moisture and help your curls have a little more structure to them. I also run my fringe through these to give it that slight curl under. All in all, this is a great quality styling wand and it looks very luxurious too, my hair kept its curl all day and night. There is also a hairdryer and straighteners in this Supershine range & if like me you often forget to turn them off this range has an auto shut-off after 60 minutes for safety, such a great safety feature.

I didn’t take many photos from the Wedding of my hair but I do have this one of me & my husband towards the end of the night.

Wedding Guest Photos

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Ogario Haircare

Ogario Hydrate and Shine Shampoo

Ogario Hydrate and Shine Shampoo

I was introduced to Ogario Haircare a couple of months ago when I tried their lovely Restore and Shine Hair Masque so I was excited to try another product from their range.

Ogario products have been developed exclusively by London-based independent salon Ogario and their products contain so many beautiful natural ingredients. In fact all Ogario products are made with naturally-derived, active ingredients and essential oils.

‘As many as eight essential oils are chosen for each of our shampoos, conditioners and hair masque. But these unique blends are not only used to fragrance products. Many of the oils work alongside the naturally-derived active ingredients to give benefits to the hair and scalp. From stimulating the hair follicles to helping reduce breakage, these aromatic oils are carefully selected to help nourish and condition the hair and scalp.’

Ogario Hydrate & Shine Shampoo* £16.50 / 250ml

This award winning shampoo is for people with dry / coloured hair, although my hair isn’t coloured it is quite dry and frizzy so this is ideal for me. This shampoo contains some lovely ingredients that will help nourish, hydrate and add shine to your hair, including

  • Moringa Seed – Helps protect hair from environmental aggressors, deeply moisturising and conditions the scalp.
  • Pro Vitamin B5 – Prevents split ends and improves damaged hair.
  • Lavender – Great at repairing damaged hair and the scent is very soothing too.

Ogario Haircare Shampoo

This shampoo lathers up really well allowing you to work the product easily into your hair & scalp. After using it my hair feels like I have removed all the build up of product (i use a lot of dry shampoo) and it feels ultra clean, not dry but very clean. I do have to use a conditioner with this but my husband who has very dry hair said that he doesn’t need to always use one.

This leaves my hair with a gorgeous, glossy sheen and it feels so nourished. I loved the scent of the hair masque that i’d previously used from this brand and I have to say this shampoo smells incredible too. It has quite a sweet citrus scent to it which is quite refreshing in the morning. I don’t use this daily as for me it feels more like a clarifying shampoo, twice a week works well for me. My hair looks less frizzy, more glossy and in better condition all round.

If you’re looking for salon quality haircare which will give your hair that nourished, glossy healthy look whilst also protecting it from damage and split ends then this shampoo might be a great option for you. If you don’t have dry hair then Ogario also offer a great range of products for a variety of haircare needs.

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