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Saturday, 28 December 2013

top 5 of 2013: hair

Over the last few days of 2013, I'll be covering my top 5 products of the year. I'll be looking at my top 5 picks of skincare, face, eyes, lips, hair & more! Let me know your top 2013 products from each category in the comments!

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oribe maximising thickening spray, L'Oreal Ever Riche perfect elixir, Redken Anti Snap, Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil, Oribe dry TEXTURisING spray

ORIBE MAXIMISING THICKENING SPRAY:Designed to give the ultimate in BIG hair. And boy am I talking big. This pre-blowdry spray has been a daily hair saviour since purchase. Packing a serious boost in the volume department, like seriously. I cant even begin to explained it's effect on my hair, but my hair has reached brand new heights I never thought it'd meet since adding this to my routine. While we did have a love hate relationship at first, mainly down to the fact I was unsure of how much to use. It's very easy to over apply, One spray too many and my hair can go from perfect volume to 80's throwback or hair to rival my scene days. I love using this to give my hair a big blown out type of look - Plus the volume lasts right through into the next wash. Dreamy.

L'OREAL EVER RICHE PERFECT ELIXIR: A fuss free spray on hair mask, designed to use in the shower. Ideal for lazy girls like me who cannot be bothered to wait that extra 15-20 minutes for a hair mask to do its job. I generously (and I mean generously!) apply the mask to the ends of my hair after washing and leave for a minute or two before rinsing off. Hydrating and smoothing without a hint of faff. This was actually recommended to me by blog readers, so it's great to hear your product recommend sometimes! The Ever Riche range from L'Oreal is my favourite shampoo and conditioning duo of the year as well, but this edged over the finish line slightly more.

REDKEN ANTI SNAp: I could go on and on about how much I adore this post washing hair treatment. It really worked wonders on my broken, split and seriously damaged ends earlier in the year. I repurchased it about a month ago, and I forgot why I ever stopped using it on the first place. It's the best treatment I've ever used for dry and distressed hair and I throughout recommend checking it out if your in the market for a leave in hair treatment. It works almost instantly and over time can make a HUGE difference to the way your hair looks.

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE INVISIBLE OIL: Packed full of hair friendly ingredients this oil is super lightweight and just the thing for finer hair types. It never leaves my hair greasy, weighed down with frizz perfectly tamed. Spritzed into damp hair then gently combed through it leaves my hair feeling super soft and ready for styling. Great for detangling, fighting flyaways and protecting the hair from the elements. I chose this as a favourite as it's the only hair oil I went and repurchased in 2013. I've tried a fair few this year but have gone straight back to this one.

ORIBE DRY TEXTURISING SPRAY:This is hands down my favourite hair product of 2013. Oribe has really been my hero brand for haircare this year, and the Dry Texturising spray has really set the whole thing love affairoff. I've not used any other hair products (try as I might to find a dupe) that gives a similar effect to this one. Think matte, beachy messiness. It adds just the right amount of get to my hair to have that undone bedhead look without looking like I've just tumbled out of bed. Expensive, but sooo good.

27 comments

  1. Do you have any pictures of your hair using the products? Especially the first volumizing one?

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  2. I am still waiting to try bumble and bumble and ombre, but really want to in the next year. For me, the best bit has been the ever riche range and finishing off with the vo5 heat protect styling spray.

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I really want to try the Oribe texturising spray! My favourite hair product of 2013 has probably been my Elasticizer (again) x

    lamourjosie.com

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  4. Wow the Oribe Maximising spray sounds dreamy. I've literally just done a post referencing the lack of volume in my hair, so this looks like a strong contender for hair best friend. x

    teapartywithalice.com

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  5. I've never heard of a spray on hair mask before, I must try it! xx

    yespleasebeauty.blogsot.co.uk

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  6. Oribe maximizing spray see,s like a perfect pick for me!

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  7. All look lovely and I really want to try the Bumble and Bumble products soon!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  8. i've always wanted to try the oribe dry texturizing spray so badly!! xx

    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

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  9. Completely agree with you on the Redken....it's amazing!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love the L'Oreal and Bumble & Bumble spray. great picks.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  11. I'm dying to try the Oribe spray! Everyone loves it! I've loved John Masters Organics Sea Salt Spray this year :) xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  12. I still need to try the Oribe, it sounds amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  13. Great post, the products sound great especially the anti snap.

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  14. Anti-Snap is the best ever! I swear, it is the reason my hair has been able to grow as much as it has with all the dyeing/bleaching/dyeing/stripping that it has undergone!

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  15. The redken stuff is incredible, definitely my top hair product for this year!!

    http://maylight.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  16. I've been using the Anti Snap for a few months and didn't really notice that it was making a difference until I looked back at photos! xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  17. I love the redken anti snap I actually use this on wet hair before blow drying and my hairs left super shiny! Lovely product to have when your hair really needs a cut too :)

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Really would like to try the Oribe spray! Looks so nice and it sounds good ! Ive got really dry hair so i might have to get my hands on the Redken anti snap! xxx berrie-blogs.blogspot.com

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  19. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  20. Have you tried the Redken Diamond Oil? Amazing for your hair! x http://fromfilmwithlove.blogspot.ca

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  21. I've recently started using anti-snap and I love it so far x

    http://ohsughar.blogspot.com.au

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  22. I love the sound of the l'oreal mist and redken anti-snap :) great post!<3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing these with us! I have terrible split dry ends from all the coloring.

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  24. I'm dying to try Oribe products! They all sound so amazing. Really want to try the Redken product too now. Great post! Will write all these down to remember

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  25. I've tried four out of the five... which clearly means I need to try the Redken! Great post :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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