16 July 2014


The cold winter temperatures often leaves skin, hair and body feeling and looking worse for wear, so in a series of posts I will running you though some of the products that help me get though the cold months. In the first part I was concentrating on hands, nails and feet, and today I will be focusing on products that will help keep your hair looking healthy this winter;  


Unico Intense Shampoo & Conditioner*


These products are designed for hair that has been chemically treated, and perfect for straight hair, so they are the perfect for my long straight-ish coloured hair. The shampoo is lathers up easily to a soft lather that gently cleanses your hair and scalp while the conditioner is rich and so moisturising, yet without weighing my hair feel heavy. After use, hair is easier to comb and it looks shiny and healthy, and with minimal frizz. The products come in simple, yet modern lime green bottles which will look amazing in any bathroom, and they have an incredibly gorgeous minty scent with a slight citrusy undertone from the added essential oils used, and this scent also lingers in your hair once washed and dry.

I also love that the products have added UV protection so they help protect my coloured hair from fading, as it is so rare these days that I can be bothered to sit half a Saturday in the chair at the hairdresser to get it coloured, that I want to ensure the colour stays bright and vibrant for as long as possible. The UV protection is also perfect to protect your locks from drying out under the harsh Australian summer sun.

RRP: $21 (250ml) each – Available from Adore Beauty


Kerastase Elixir Ultime Beautyfying Oil Masque*

This intense hair masque contains from maize, pracaxi, argan and camellia oils, and also contains moisturising serum and lipidic compounds to give the hair extra nourishment. It is so thick and creamy, and extremely concentrated, so about two table spoons full is more than sufficient for my long (below my bra strap) and very thick hair. And after leaving it in for 5-10 minutes or so, or for even more intense nourishment, I leave it in my hair for 20-30 minutes with either a shower cap (those disposable ones you find in hotel rooms are so brilliant for this), or alternatively use cling wrap – and once rinsed out, my hair is left feeling extremely smooth and so soft to touch, and so incredibly shiny and healthy looking – and with the most beautiful and delicate scent which no doubt comes from the added Camellia oil. The hair Masque comes in a plastic tub with a gold screw lid, which makes it look as luxurious as it makes your hair feel. 

$60 (200ml) – Available from selected hair salons

Kevin Murphy Fresh.Hair*


Having so long hair, means that washing it takes quite a while, and drying it afterwards even longer – time which I haven’t got with a toddler. Obviously I wash my hair, usually every second day, and when I do, I generally let it dry naturally instead of using the hair dryer, which I am sure is quite beneficial for the health of my hair. But on the days I don’t wash my hair, I generally rely on a dry shampoo to make my hair feel, look and smell fresher, and the Fresh.Hair from Kevin Murphy really does make my hair feel almost as clean as washing it, almost, and a couple of seconds and a few sprays is all that it takes.

Fresh.Hair has a gentle subtle scent, and unlike other dry shampoos, it doesn’t leave my hair looking matte with the tell-tale sign that a dry has been used, but rather it leaves my hair with a nice shine, and some much needed body and volume too. Absolutely brilliant must-have item, including for those mornings when you’ve hit the snooze button once too many times.  

RRP: $32.95 (250ml) – Available from
Adore Beauty

evo happy campers hard-working moisturiser*


I love evo’s philosophy of being ‘a manufacturer that speaks the truth’, and ‘desire to produce an exclusive salon range (and not sell it as the answer to life, love and other woes), evo steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention in a ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ crusade of twisted honesty – designed to make people think’. Sulfate, paraben and glycol free, with added sun protection, ‘happy campers allows a little bit of healthy, sun-protecting, moisturising maintenance while you go about your dailies, especially for those of you lucky enough to be spending time at the beach in the next couple of days (this isn’t a hint for the holiday we weren’t giving away; give you an inch and you take a mile!!! You already get two products in one and now you want more…greedy mother #&*%$%!!!!).’ – reads the text on the packaging, hahaha. I love a company that has a bit of humour, such a refreshing change. And especially when the lighweight leave-in treatment leaves my hair feeling so soft, quickly transforming dry ends to feeling and looking so much healthier, smoothing down any frizz, and simply just makes my hair so soft and healthy and easier to manage, while leaving behind the most gorgeous fruity scent.

RRP: $25.95 (150ml) – available from RY and The Facial Co

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil For Hair*


With the wet weather during winter, my hair always tends to become more frizzy, and feel drier too, so I always rely on hair oils, and the Pure Care Dry Oil from Dove a good suggestion. It contains African Macadamia Oil and just a few drops spread through my hair is giving it much needed moisture boost, while leaving it feeling incredibly soft and shiny, and without weighing it down or making it feel greasy. It is fantastic to use after washing your hair as a leave-in treatment, and also on the days you don’t wash your hair for extra moisture and to tame frizz. And you can even use it before washing your hair as a treatment, by applying a generous amount and leaving it in for up to 30minutes before washing. It has an exquisite warm floral scent and the heavy glass bottle makes it feel more luxurious than the $ it costs
RRP: $ 100ml – Available from Priceline, Supermarkets and select pharmacies

Wella Professional SP Luxe Oil*

If you can afford to splurge a little more, you really cannot go past this hair oil from Wella that can be used in both wet and dry hair. As the name suggests it really is luxurious thanks to a blend of three oils; argan, jojoba almond oil to help provide nutrition and hydration to the hair, while protecting the keratin in the hair, and locking in moisture and strength by forming a protecting layer around each hair strand. Just a few pumps makes my long hair so smooth and look incredibly shiny and healthy, yet without making the hair feel greasy or weighing it down, and it leaves behind the beautiful sweet almond scent.
RRP: $42 (100ml) – Available from hair salons and RY

bhave Fresh Ends*

I have previously declared my devoted love for the amazing products from bhave, including this Fresh Ends Leave-In Crème (check out my full review here), which contains among others certified organic argan oil, macadamia oil, aloe vera and replicine functional keratin not only moisturise, nourish and add shine, but also give the hair strength and elasticity to help prevent hair breakage. 

Fresh Ends is free from chemical nasties including parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride, and comes in a luxurious and stylish looking silver jar, with a nifty pump function. And it is the perfect product for using in the ends of the hair, both when wet and when dry, to prevent split ends, smooth down frizz, prevent heat damage when using hot styling tools, and simply add moisture to the hair to leave it looking healthy and shiny. 

RRP: $32.95 (50ml) - Available from select hair salons 

Scrunci Detangle Brush*

My hair is also often quite tangled when I have washed my hair –especially right now as I am extremely overdue for a haircut, so my long hair tends to get a little knotty at the dry ends. I must admit that when I saw the brush, and felt the soft bristles, I thought that there was no way it would be able to comb through my thick long hair. But how wrong was I. My hair is so easy to comb with this Detangle Brush, and it easily removes knots without pulling or tugging as much as my normal paddle hairbrush would, so there is simply less damage and breakage to my hair when I brush it. It looks so simple, but it is simply brilliant. And being so lightweight, it is perfect to pop into the handbag too!
RRP: $14.95 – Available from Priceline

Kevin Murphy Session.Spray*

Having so long and thick hair, I don’t use a lot of styling products in my hair as often I find that they simply just make my hair tangled and difficult to comb out at the end of the day, - so the products I usually use on a daily basis apart from a leave-in moisturiser, and a shine serum or oil treatment, is a hair spray to help tame those annoying flyways around especially my face. And the Kevin Murphy Session.Spray is weightless, yet offers both a flexible finish and hold, that doesn’t make your hair clump together or feel stiff, and it also makes your hair look incredibly shiny and glossy at the same time, and while hairsprays usually don’t smell very nice, this one ticks all boxes too!

$29.95 (337ml) – Available from Adore Beauty


So there you have it, these are my choices for keeping my hair in top condition this winter…
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

Have you tried any of these products? Does your hair look worse for wear during winter? Which products do you reach for to get it back to top health?


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