Hair Heroes

IMG_1881Recently I’ve discovered so many amazing hair products. I have tested so many over the years that it’s a nice surprise if something new impresses me so several feels like something to shout about..

Lee Stafford Bleach Bondes

I wont bore you about individual products but this entire line is excellent and if you ever find yourself artificially lightened like myself I wouldn’t hesitate to pick these up. The regular Pro-Blonde shampoo and conditioner are great, both the ‘every day’ formula and the intense toning shampoo but the REAL stars here are the Hot Shots. A slightly self warming treatment to be used between shampoo/conditioner that is a super effective toner and if you over do it (which I often do) you will be left with lavender tones in your hair rather than icy blue ones.. far preferable in my opinion and best of all it CONDITIONS your hair rather than leaving it feeling dry. Everything in this range smells as delicious as the rest of Lee Staffords products and it has quickly become my go to. For a while I was sold on higher end hair care for bleached lengths but my faith has been renewed in affordable treatments.

Envy Dual Fix 12

This was quite an exciting new product that I was sent to trial, I am always interested in anything that claims to strengthen my hair but having done my research on hair proteins in the past they do make me a little nervous. You can overdo it with protein and it will have the opposite effect that you’re aiming for. You can leave your hair dry, brittle and breaking off if you’re not careful so my first warning would be little and not too often. I use this once every couple of weeks on dry hair before washing. You cover your hair in the mousse, dry it completely then wash and condition as normal. You can use it during the washing process more regularly but it’s not as effective and the time I spend washing my hair is LONG ENOUGH! It definitely helps to renew condition and leave everything softer and more manageable.. a great treat to have on hand.

GHD Aura

This is something I would NEVER have bought, full disclosure it’s insanely priced and although it’s EPIC I’m not sure I could justify having to replace it at £145.00 – ouch. It was sent to me for review and in truth I had no idea how expensive it was when I accepted it, only when I came to review it a couple of weeks ago did I discover the price and I’ve been wrestling with whether to mention it since. It really is an excellent hair tool, I’m sure I’m not alone in having spent more than £100 on straighteners from the brand in the past and looking at it from that perspective it seems kind of crazy that I wouldn’t consider this, especially as 90% of the time the only hair tool I use is a dryer. GHD make a lot of fancy claims about the Aura which you can read here but from me to you the reason it’s so great is because I can rough dry my hair with no diffuser in 2 or 3 minutes and there isn’t an ounce of frizz. If you’re trying something a little more polished it not only cuts down drying time but everything is that much more precise but for me it’s ALL about the quick and easy, no frizz look. It’s summer, I don’t have time to be slaving over my hair but watch this space because come Winter I may find a pocket of extra love for this thing. If I knew it was going to last me a long time I would probably pay up to £100 for it but the RRP is just a little over the top for me.

So these are my recent hair heroes.. what have yours been?

Miss BB

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  1. Josie
    19 August, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Love the sound of all these products – the GHD Aura looks quite small, is it normal sized?

    Josie XOXO
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    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 August, 2014 / 10:43 am

      yeah it’s compact but it’s not small

  2. Dina
    19 August, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I would love to try the GHD Aura but you’re right, it’s just so expensive 🙁
    Beauty for the Beauty

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