The weekend is almost here! *anyone else counting down those hours?* Time to relax, loosen those reigns a bit and let down my hair. Quite literally, because I can’t stand my hair falling in front of my face whilst working, so I usually put it up in a bun or a pony tail *exciting hair times…*
These chilly mornings and my annual corresponding frizzy and dull winter hair had me yearning for that perfect chic wavy lob that I had perfected over the summer, so I came up with a plan to rock that beloved summer hair all winter long. Step 1: Get an appointment with my favourite hairdresser to chop off 15 cmto get it back that razor sharp shoulder length I want…. Check! Last week I finally went for it, had 10 cms chopped off and went back to my roots (quite literally…). Step 2: Get out the big guns. My hair is dead straight and heavy, even the slightest of waves needs a batallion of products, so I am always on the lookout for a good beach hair booster. I’ve been testing the Redken Beach Envy Volume Range these last few months to see if this new line would work for me, and after a thorough test run, the results are surprising. The range consists of three products, the Redken Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Shampoo, the Redken Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Conditioner and the Redken Beach Envy Volume Wave Aid (quite a mouthfull …), and texturizing effect comes from a blend of Filloxane, Minerals and Polymers. The Filloxane is said to amplify the diameter of the hair shaft, helping it thicken up, and therefore creating more volume.
First to be tested was the Wave Aid Spray (I know, I went backwards on this one), and let’s just say we’ll never be best buddies. Somehow the spray only adds weight to my hair, so that instead of loosely cascading down, it just falls flat and creates a frizz at the same time… not a good look on me. But hey, one bad apple doens’t necessarily infect the whole bunch, so I decided to give the shampoo and the conditioner a go as well. Contrary to the spray, my hair seems to take well to the combination of the shampoo and the conditioner. Calling it loose waves might be a long shot, but there definitely is added definition and texture to my locks, making them easier to style into loose waves by simply twisting them into a knot or with a little help of my curling iron.
Weekend hair, don’t care….