Taming The Wild

Thanks to a combination of heat damage, genes and attacks from hair brushes (ever tried combing wet curly hair?) my hair is an exotic mix of straw and candy floss. Washing and styling it is always such a chore. I’m talking literally an hour and a bit of arms in the air, fighting against the wire. After years of struggling with it, I’ve come to rely on a few products to help me achieve a sleek look. Now I know it’s not the best looking, most silky and lustrous finished article but trust me – I’m just in need of a cut.


After one wash with Maria Nila’s Luminous Colour Shampoo followed by a 15 minute Repair Conditioner, my hair smells divine. Although it does look like an insatiable mess, it does feel less knotty with controlled volume. Maria Nila is perfect if you’ve coloured hair in need of a bit of shine and great for conditioning those in-between-cuts weeks. If my ends are feeling extra damaged and I want a straight finished style, I’ll apply a small amount of Sassoon Professional Diamond Polish which work perfectly with straightening irons. It works with the heat by evaporating leaving with shiny, soft hair. 

Easy enough, low cost and no need for a million other products. These are my go-to’s for a straight look – again, in super need of a cut.

What products do you rely on for a sleek style? Comment below Xx


  1. Leyla
    June 25, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    moroccan oil is my go-to, it worked wonders on my hair.

    • Lauren
      June 25, 2016 / 10:38 pm

      I do love Moroccan Oil but I always found it had a heavy smell and left my hair a bit too weighty – I never bothered replacing it when it ran out as it’s also quite expensive! Perhaps I should revisit? Xx

      • Leyla
        June 26, 2016 / 11:03 am

        I agree, it isn’t expensive and I wouldn’t replace it if it wasn’t good value for money – I find one bottle lasts me well over a year. I only use it a couple of times a week either on wet hair or before or after styling. They do a light version too now but I’ve not tried that one. 🙂 xx

        • Lauren
          June 26, 2016 / 11:59 am

          Oh I’ll have to try the light one!
          You’re right, I think that last bottle lasted me for a really long time! xx

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