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The hair lesson I’m slowly learning (and why I’m not happy about it)


By Aisling Keenan
31st Oct 2019
The hair lesson I’m slowly learning (and why I’m not happy about it)

Who knew one single hair lesson could change the way I see my hair altogether? Well, it has. And I have to admit, I’m not terribly excited about it…


For my whole life, I aimed for big hair. I have very little hair, but big hair was the goal and by god was I going to get it.

I used volumising shampoos, texture sprays, texture dusts, backcombing and extensions – everything I could think of to give the illusion of more hair.

More hair is the dream, right?

Well…
hair lesson

For a thin or fine haired person, thicker hair is what you want. I’m eternally jealous when I hear of those people who need undercuts because their own hair is so hard to manage – I would revel in that level of hair management.

But recently I tried something new, and had more people tell me my hair was lovely than ever before.

A new approach

For the first time I think ever, I prioritised hair health over all else. I tried scalp scrubs, heat protectors, blow dry cremes, new brushes, a lower heat, more regular trims – anything that could give my hair back health, rather than trying to beat volume into it (rather aggressively, to be fair).
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The hair lesson…

As it turns out, while I didn’t quite feel like myself, my hair looked and felt better than ever. I’m not saying it’ll be a permanent thing,  but for the moment, keeping my hair looking healthy is working for me.

Here are three of the products I used to achieve hair health…

  • A scalp scrub to maintain my scalp health, meaning my hair could grow at it’s best
  • A post-wash leave-in spray to strengthen my hair’s fibres
  • A deeply nourishing moisturising treatment to keep my hair from looking dry (as blonde hair tends to do when not looked after properly)

hair lesson

Kérastase Fusio Scrub Apaisant

€37.95 from lookfantastic.com

hair lesson

Klorane Keratin Strength Fortifying Spray

€31.99 from boots.ie

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Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

€16.99 from boots.ie


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