Summer is coming! If we are lucky our hair will be exposed to sun, seawater and chlorine, which means dried out hair and brittle ends are inevitable. If your hair is as schizophrenic as mine, you may also suffer from greasier roots in the warmer months, meaning even more hair washing and even less chance of having healthy looking, shiny hair. Shampoo and conditioner just aren’t enough for my long locks, which is why I have searched (for ages) for the right product to help my hair cope with summer stress.
Over the years, I have tried various hair masks and deep conditioners, but they either left my hair feeling heavy or, they really didn’t make any noticeable difference to the condition of my hair at all. I then tried out a few leave-in conditioners. Most of these equally left my hair feeling greasy, or heavily coated but never actually nourished.
Then I found Milk Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream. This stuff does exactly what it says on the tin. It looks like whipped cream and smells just like vanilla milkshake and is a really effective leave-in conditioner. A very small amount, worked into towel dried hair is enough to leave it feeling conditioned for a long time afterwards. This product doesn’t just sit around on the hair’s surface, it strengthens the hair with milk proteins and protects it from UV Rays with vitamine E. After blowdrying, my dry ends feel silky (as opposed to sticky) and what I particularly like about this stuff is: it isn’t a spray! This means, it doesn’t go all over the floor, the dressing table and my poor unassuming dog. I can put it exactly where my hair needs it, none of it gets wasted so one can of this fabulous stuff will last me a whole summer, and sometimes even beyond.
I have been using this yummy whipped cream for a couple of years now and haven’t come across a better leave-in conditioner yet. I must warn you though, this stuff comes with a catch – it smells so good! Why is that a catch, you ask? Well, on more than one occasion, I have found myself mindlessly sniffing at a long strand of my hair, pressed tightly between my nose and top lip, in public. This garners quite a few weird looks by passers-by and is best avoided. You have been warned.
Are there any great must-have products you know of? I am always on the look-out and would love to hear from you. Just drop me a line in the comments box below. Thanks!