After recently sharing with you all my everyday makeup routine I wanted to do something similar and share with you my everyday hair styling routine. I like to try and keep things quick and easy on a morning when I'm getting ready for work and over the past couple of months I've fell into a styling routine that is not only easy to create but leaves my hair looking great for the day ahead.
The first step is to prep my hair - now normally I wash my hair on the night or work with two to three day old hair as I just find it's a lot easier to style compared to freshly washed hair. I always try and remember to use heat protection, and recently I've been loving the Batiste Stylist Heat and Shine Spray. What I love about this spray is that the formula has been designed for use on dry hair, which definitely helps to speed things up in a morning and once sprayed onto the hair doesn't feel sticky or tacky at all, meaning I don't have to worry about singeing my hair in the process of styling. Instead this feels really lightweight and leaves my hair looking shiny and healthy, so I don't have to double up with a shine spray.
It's very rare now that I will brush my hair with a normal hair brush as I've found that since switching to my Tangle Teezer, they seem to pull on my hair too much. But my Tangle Teezer is perfect for brushing my hair without damaging it by pulling too vigorously on the hairs, yet is strong enough to detangle any knots in my hair.
Next up is an everyday styling essential and that's my trusty Batiste Dry Shampoo in Medium and Brunette, since darkening my roots this is such a great product to help avoid grey or white cast roots. I like to spray my roots and leave the dry shampoo in my hair for a couple of minutes just to help soak any excess oils, and then comb out. I love how effortless this is in comparison to the original formula, I never have to worry about the roots of my hair looking white, and this also helps to cover up any of my natural hair growth until I get my hair coloured.
To style my hair I've swapped my much loved GHD's for the Irresistible Me Diamond Hair Styler*, which feature unique Diamond Hi-technology - coating the ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline. This innovative technology helps to protect your hairs natural oils and colour to help leave your hair shiny and frizz free. This is such a great multi-use tool, not only can I achieve poker straight hair in minutes as well as sleek and chic loose curls. I find that when styling my hair with this styler it helps keep my hair looking frizz free for the next few days which is always a bonus as it makes it a lot more manageable.
When it comes to adding those finishing touches I like to style my hair with not just essentials such as bobby pins or bobbles but I like to also add bows and colourful clips. Since damaging my hand a few weeks ago I've been limited with what I can do, but one look I find not only effortless to create but also looks rather chic is the traditional half up, half down style, which I'll finish with either a cute bow or clip. Another must have for my is my pack of Invisibobble's, which are great for simply ponytails as they don't leave any indents in the hair so I don't have to worry about any kinks in my hair if I want to wear my hair down the following day.