Happy New Year guys! What better way to enter into the New Year then with a fresh new hair style. I have stepped into 2018 with this cool asymmetrical updo.
Unfortunately I can’t take the credit of doing this style myself, as I got it done at a hairdressers specialising in natural hair. As naturalista’s we focus on DIY for everything and we can be anti-hairdressers, but sometimes it is nice to be pampered and have your hair washed, treated and styled by a hairstylist. The result was this amazing detailed style, which only took under two hours to achieve.
The last few months have been all about keeping my ends tucked away in protective styles and making sure my hair stays hydrated. I have tried out some new leave-in spray conditioners by Palmer’s, which I have continued to use whilst wearing this updo. Now all spray leave-in conditioners are not created equally. When choosing a spray leave-in conditioner I always look for certain qualities. The main one is water must be the main ingredient, to keep my scalp and hair fully quenched. Secondly the smell must not be overpowering, but be strong enough to keep my hair smelling fresh. I am also not a huge fan of leave in conditioners with strong colourings, for some reason I don’t like seeing bright colours running into the shower on wash day.
Palmer’s have a few different flavours of spray leave-in conditioners. I have been using the Manuka Flower Honey and Coconut oil formulas. My favourite of the two has to be the Manuka Flower Honey leave-in conditioner. The ingredients consist of Manuka honey, Amla oil, Cocoa butter and Shea butter. I cannot get enough of Shea butter, so this was the deciding factor when selecting this leave-in. This spray worked really well when keeping my scalp moisturised this winter season, at the end of the day there was no dryness or itching. I liked it so much I am onto my second bottle. It also has a sweet lasting coconut smell.
Unfortunately I have not been reaching for the Coconut oil formula as much, as it was not as hydrating and I found that my scalp tended to dry out very quickly after application. My routine for using any spray leave-in when protective styling is to follow up by lightly sealing in with oil, but this formula was just not for me as I was frequently spraying my hair throughout the day to keep it moisturised. If your hair reacts well to Coconut oil, Monoi oil, Silk Amino Acids then you should give it a try.
With the start of a new year I am hoping to try out new products and share with you guys what products I find amazing and also the crappy ones too, so you can make informed purchases and save some cash. The great thing about these Palmer’s products is they are easily available online from Amazon or in Superdrug stores for a reasonable price. Click on the highlighted links to purchase.
Let me know in the comments box below what your favourite spray leave-in conditioner is or any products you would like me to review in the future.
I'm Caron and I have created this blog to share my love of natural hair, beauty and a few things in-between.
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