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my winter haircare routine, ft. a french pharmacy favourite

winter haircare routine nuxe huile prodigieuse

Hello lovely readers, I'm currently typing this as I watch the postman battle his way through the 40mph winds, driving snow, and -10 wind chill. The man deserves a cup of tea!

While I'm enjoying this last gust of winter, it doesn't particularly love my hair. My hair is naturally somewhere between a wave and a curl. If I brush it, it just translates to a Hermione-esque poof (but the Hermione from the books, where her hair actually sounds like a mess, rather than the perfectly lovely controlled Emma Watson waves). Read on to find out how I tame my tresses through the Scottish winter...the secret, as always, lies in the French pharmacy...

Winter haircare routine

My budget doesn't currently stretch to the point where it can absorb the cost of salon-quality hair products. If it did, I'd be using Kerastase all day, everyday. Well, realistically, I'd be using it about twice a week.

I am currently using the Ogx Orchid Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. Not gonna lie, the packaging drew me in. I'm a sucker for pink. Both products smell extremely perfumed and floral--it's a very heavy scent. They get the job done, but I'm not sure I'd repurchase them. I do like that they protect coloured hair, however!

winter haircare routine nuxe huile prodigieuse

French pharmacy hair saviour

The real magic in my haircare routine is the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. This is available at Look Fantastic, and it's well worth the £15. This is a multi-purpose oil that can be used on face, body, and hair.

I picked this up for the first time when I was lucky enough to live in Paris a couple years ago. Every time I pour a little out into my hands, the scent takes me straight back to our little flat in the 10em arrondissement.

After I shampoo and condition, I apply a couple drops of this oil (you only need the tiniest amount) to the damp ends of my hair. I work it very slightly up through the mid-lengths as well, but I avoid the roots, as it can tend to look oily when applied close to the scalp.

Then I either let it air dry or (when I feel like making the effort) blow dry it. It also works well as a dry oil for after styling--although in that case, really, I beg you, only use the tiniest amount. This stuff is powerful.

What's your current haircare routine?


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