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2015 Haircare Favourites

18:59Alice Grace

haircare favourites 2015

Following on from my 2015 makeup picks, we have my haircare favourites of the year. You may notice a pattern with the type of products I rate highly - I like them to drench my locks in moisture, fend off frizz and smell beautiful. Having very long hair that has to endure continuous heated appliance abuse, brushing and styling, it's imperative that I use an abundance of nourishing formulas throughout my regime, in order to keep my barnet healthy. 

haircare favourites 2015 garnier shampoo conditioner charles worthing mask moroccanoil treatment review

When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I'm ridiculously fickle. I've been through countless bottles from both premium and budget brands, but the pair that topped them all in 2015 was the Garnier Ultimate Blends The Nourishing Repairer Shampoo and Conditioner. Packed with nourishing avocado oil and shea butter, these products are a total saviour for dry, damaged hair. Working from first use, they leave my mane touch-ably soft, silky and strong, with no frizz in sight. 

To give even more oomph in the conditioning department, the Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm is an amazing, convenient mask used on dry hair, before washing. Part of the brand's Salon At Home range, this treatment performs much better than any other, high-street mask I've tried and contains premium ingredients, including seven exotic oils and butters. Melting into a sumptuous, non-drip oil as you warm it in your hands, the formula is so luxurious. After use, hair is left hydrated, but light and bouncy, with a spa-like scent that lingers for days. 

Just like last year, my 2015 hair oil favourite is the Moroccanoil Treatment. Despite trying, I still haven't found anything that pips this product to the post. Not only does this oily serum leave my hair feeling silky, but it protects during heat styling and cuts down the time it takes for my barnet to dry. Personally, I adore the thick, intense consistency of the original formula and, making sure I don't get over-zealous with my application, I don't find it overloads my hair or weighs it down. There is a light version that's better suited for those with finer strands, though.

haircare favourites 2015 bumble and bumble quenching complex living proof no frizz styling spray philip kingsley maximiser fudge raspberry vanilla review

Another product that is great for adding hydration to thirsty hair, is the Bumble & Bumble Quenching Complex. Locking moisture in and smoothing the hair shaft, fluffiness and flyways are nothing to worry about when you have this in your beauty stash. Although the leave-in lotion is non-greasy, it's very potent, so you only need a tiny blob of product per application. Hence why my bottle has lasted for a year and still has a quarter of it left!

More of a lightweight option for when my hair isn't quite as parched, the Living Proof No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray is perfect. This spray acts as a barrier between the hair and the elements, keeping frizz at bay through even the highest humidity (which I can fully vouch for) and repelling dirt and pollutants, so you don't have to wash your hair as often (apparently). Whilst I haven't noticed an effect on the latter, as I wash my hair every other day regardless, it sure does everything else it claims on the bottle. If it's good enough for Jennifer Aniston....

In the past, I've been obsessed with volume sprays used on dry hair, but I've much preferred using the Philip Kingsley Maximizer before blow-drying, recently. I don't know how it does it, but it gives my hair mega lift and bounce at the roots and lots of body through the lengths. There's no sticky residue left behind, either. For those with colour-treated hair, the spray contains UV protection to prevent fading and it also lightly conditions whilst boosting volume.

I'm going to be honest, hairspray bores me; I just can't get excited about it. But, the only one I've ever repurchased, is the Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hairspray and that says something. Although I was half expecting style over substance when I first tried it, with the bright packaging and quirky scent, I've actually thoroughly enjoyed using it. Yes, it smells incredible and looks pretty, but the formula has a powerful enough hold to keep my curls looking shapely and fuzz-free all day. All without a crispy or sticky finish.


Which haircare favourites did you discover in 2015?

AGB X


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26 comments

  1. Great set of favourites, I absolutely adore the Phillip Kingsly Maximizer!

    Allie | Rush + Teal

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    1. I really need to try more from the brand, I've heard so many amazing things about the Elasticizer! x

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  2. Im not really into haircare that much but I have tried that Garnier shampoo and cleanser and I love it, feels so nourishing on my hair! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Great hair products! I have been wanting to try Living Proof for ages. :P -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

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    1. I haven't tried much from them yet, but what I have bought, I've loved! x

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  4. These are such great beauty products, thanks for sharing <3

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    1. I'm glad you liked my picks :) x

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  5. Brilliant post. I really need to start putting effort with my hair and properly taking care of it. Hair seems to be the one department i am the most lazy in.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com/

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    1. I'm the same, I get much more excited about makeup and skincare, but I do notice such a different in the quality of my hair when I pay more attention to it and give it a real treat more often x

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  6. Fab post lovely, I really love the garner ultimate blends shampoo and conditioner but the strengthening range. The bumble and numb quenching complex sounds fab as I'm always having flyaways but like that the formula is not greasy :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I'll have to give the strengthening line a go next :) x

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  7. The Moroccan hair oil sounds lovely and I've been so tempted to try that (or at least something similar), however I'm still addicted to using Argan Oil on my hair!

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    1. I think any natural oils are amazing for hair, I love using coconut oil as a mask treatment if I'm looking for a quick fix x

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  8. Great favorites! I am getting more and more into hair products; so these were welcome tips!
    Writingmonique

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  9. Great picks! Love the Moroccanoil and the Living Proof spray! Thanks for sharing! x

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  10. I haven't treated myself to any new hair care products in ages but my dry hair definitely needs a bit of a treat so I will be checking some of these out very soon. Love the sound of the Moroccan Oil Treatment, it's one of those products that I keep meaning to try and still haven't given it a chance yet (hopefully that will change this year) x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It's such a cult-classic that it'd be rude not to! ;) x

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  11. Definitely adding that hairspray on to my shopping list :)

    Dannie x

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    1. Get it when it's on offer in Boots, which makes it even more of a bargain! x

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  12. I really need to take better care of my hair - I love ultimate blends though, such a gorgeous scent too! Bumble & bumble is a brand I'd love to get into.

    Musings & More

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    1. Me too - I don't get excited about haircare as much as I do about other beauty products, but I notice such a difference when I really take the time to treat my locks :) x

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  13. Ooh I am such a massive fan of Moroccan Oil - it's the best hair oil I've ever tried! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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