Hair Confusion! – What I use in my hair

It’s no secret that I have struggled with finding a hairstyle that both fit me, looked good and was something I was comfortable with styling. My hair was, before I chopped it all off, very long and somewhat (was it?) blonde and I was never quite happy with how it looked.
That’s actually most of the reason for the bun I sported back in the day. Mostly I just hated dealing with styling it and wanted it out of my face and out of view, so I wouldn’t have to think about it. Of course I couldn’t go on like that, so early last year I decided that something needed to change and I mustered up all of my courage, went to the hairdresser and had it colored brown and cut completely short.
It has honestly, been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love my hair now and styling it isn’t a chore anymore but something I happily do every morning to complete my signature look for the day. I’m very happy with how it looks and I like how it’s both big and fluffy but also curly and messy! It’s just so much more me and that’s what I love about it! Needless to say, I’m happy I did it.

I recently purchased some new hair products that I’ve really been loving and I wanted to share them with you. Which is why I decided to opt for a post like this for today. A lot of people have also been requesting these types of “What I Use/How I Do It” blog posts lately, so I figured it was about time to get one out there.

First up I use just a regular shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Nothing fancy there, other than it has color protection in it. The ones I use are the L’oréal Paris Elvive Color Protect Caring Shampoo and Conditioner. They’re cheap, you can find them pretty much anywhere and they smell nice which is, as you all know, what I’m ALL ABOUT.

Next is a protection spray which I have been using lately. It’s the Bumble&Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. Earlier I used a styling cream with a heat protective in it, but I was out browsing with Emma Blackery recently and she recommended me this.  It’s quite pricey but it’s easy to apply and so far, I’ve had good results with it. Emma also recommended me coconut oil to use as a hair mask a couple of times a month, so I guess I’ll have to give that a go!

Now we get on to the actual styling part of my routine. For this I use your average, day-to day, standard curling iron or, if I’m feeling particularly lazy, a regular straightening iron.
After that part is all done, I will go in with a little bit of styling putty to raise the roots and give my hair a little bit more lift and volume. For this I am currently using the got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Putty but was recommended the L’oréal Studio Line Matt&Messy Shine-free Sponge-putty by Emma Pickles and we all know her hair is always on point, so I figured it was worth a try. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the one she had mentioned but picked up the got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Putty instead which works in a similar fashion. It’s tricky to use though but I’ve found that it gives better support than the spray version got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Hairspray.
My only advice for handling this is to be careful not to use too much product at a time. Otherwise your hair will end up looking greasy and feeling heavy and that’s the opposite of what you want!

Lastly I always finish off with a hairspray and the one I like to use, and have always sworn by, is the got2b glued Blasting Freeze Spray. It’s easy to apply, has AMAZING hold and smells leagues better than most other hairspray I’ve tried..

That’s it really. I don’t use a lot of fancy tricks or expensive products and I’m sure I have loads of room for improvement but for now, this is the routine and the products I’m sticking with. Hopefully it can give you guys some inspiration to either change up your routine or maybe even try a new and interesting hairstyle.

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21 thoughts on “Hair Confusion! – What I use in my hair

  1. i am using Aussie Shampoo and i used the condition of Aussie for a long time it made my hair fall of i don’t know why it happen to me please tell me what is a better shampoo i can use because my hair color is black, long and wavy

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  2. Coconut oil is my best friend when it comes to my hair. I absolutely love it. And being that my natural hair texture is the 4C type, moisture is pretty much my best friend. Thanks for sharing this, wiish! I’ve always been curious about your hair journey. (Also, sorry for the really late comment lol) ^^

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  3. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to hair products so thanks! But have you ever had a problem with frizz? Cause I’ll want to keep me hair down and then it still looks messy because of frizz.

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    1. It could be because it’s dry? Maybe you could try some moisturizing hair treatments as well as some heat protecting products? I’m honestly not sure as I’m no expert myself! But good luck!

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  4. Honestly, I don’t have your hair type, but I’m legitimately intrigued by your hair products, I had no idea up until now how yo get your hair so fabulous, it’s so you! I’ve struggled finding my own hairstyle before, so it’s comforting knowing you had similar struggles. Also in knowing you use some of the same brands I do, and they work fabulously. 😉

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  5. I like your short hair a lot! I think it suits your face. I wonder how it would be if you had your natural hair with it, will you ever go back to natural colour one day?

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  6. Maybe you could add more photos to your posts. Breaking a wall of text with something visual would make every post so much more interesting to look at. For example for this post you could have added “before and after” photos of your hair, photos of your hair in general, anything. 🙂

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  7. I love your hair, it’s so fun and full of life. I have the long, blonde hair you used to have and I’ve never been too great at styling more than a ponytail for sports. My sister, on the other hand, is a braiding/bun master. Neither of us use much in the way of product, though, so this is an interesting bit of information. Thanks, Wiish!

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  8. When i was younger my hair was literally a ball. I refused to brush it so much so then i had to get it cut short. Its still not as long as it was but its getting there.

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  9. I agree that the shorter hair suits you much better! I liked the blonde too, but I LOVE the brown! How long would you say it takes to style your hair each day? I’m still playing with my day-to-day routine, and I like FAST and EASY if you know what I mean lol. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I DO know what you mean because I’m exactly the same haha. My hair is not a quick routine (takes about 30min to do) but once it’s done it won’t lose its curls/hold for awhile and I can kind of get away with not styling it.

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  10. Hi Signe!
    I really like your shorter hair. In fact, since July 2017, when I go to the hairdresser, I bring a picture of you!

    Have a nice day!
    Geneviève

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  11. Very helpful and insightful, thank you!
    As it is currently winter here i need to wear a beany almost constantly, so hair styling has kinda gone out the window but as spring hops around so will my fabulous hair! (Hopefully. . .)

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  12. My hair’s always been a big, poofy mess with some natural curl. I never knew what to do with it, so I always just straightened it at much as I could. Then it became a slightly flatter mess that was now dried out.

    You’ve encouraged me to learn how to handle curls and to stop trying to hide behind my hair. I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m having fun figuring it out, and I actually like my hair now rather than just deal with it at fast as possible and hope no one comments on it.

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  13. I loved your hair how it was back then and now. You can rock any anything honestly! I remember in grade 4 or 5 I had super long blonde hair and in December that year I chopped it off and made it very short and for awhile I liked it but then I started to feel like I wanted a change so a few years later I went to the salon and shaved half my hair off and I absolutely love it! (Sorry for the long story lol)

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