Minimal Hair Care for Volume + Texture

I'm really really not a big hair person. I tend to reach for whatever shampoo + conditioner is on special offer and is under £5. I've gone from 50p shampoo to Bumble and Bumble depending on how well I've done that month but one things for certain; I don't really have time for faffing about with my hair.

Because I go to the gym about five - six times a week, I wash my hair daily, so I really don't have time for a long winded routine. The most I do is spray a dry oil prior to blow drying my hair or sticking on a hair mask whilst I'm in the steam room. So you get the picture.

But then I discovered cleansing conditioner. The lure of a two in one promise sucked me in as I knew it would shave minutes off my hair care time. Enter, Hif Volume Support Cleansing Conditioner*As a marketers dream, I was sucked in by the packaging but the product did not disappoint. It's a bit unusual to use as it lathers ever so slightly whilst feeling like conditioner and I felt like I had forgotten to shampoo. Once applied, you leave it for 3 minutes and then rinse. What I really love is that my hair doesn't feel stripped or anything like that - it feels clean and soft with a 'I've just had a blow dry' bounce to it. I've been using this now for two weeks and I'm obsessed. 

Despite spending forever blow drying and then straightening my hair, I'm not a fan of flat, shiny hair. I like a lil bit of volume and a bit of mess -think bed head. So I'm always after a good texturising spray. I'm head over heels for the Tresemme Dry Texturising Spray but I haven't seen it in Boots lately so I have a serious fear that it may have been discontinued so I picked up the Toni & Guy Casual Texturising Spray which has a bit more hold than the Tresemme one but is still pretty damn good. What can I say, I love a bit of texture in my hair. Plus, it smells amazing - I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like but it smells like a hair salon.

And finally, dry shampoo. This is another product which I have no loyalty to but Batiste makes me shudder - I don't like how it feels in my hair at all. I've been using Bumble and Bumble Pret a Powder for at least a year now (I'm on the same bottle!) which is the best dry shampoo ever because it doesn't make your hair look grey but also gives an amazing bit of volume which I love. I sometimes chuck this in if my hair is looking a bit lifeless as it gives a bit of jush. It's a loose powder so I would definitely recommend putting it on before clothing to avoid looking like you've walked through a dust storm.

And that's me done. I can officially be ready from shower to hair done in 15 minutes. Impressive, right? Whats your hair care routine like?

Ellie Dickinsonbeauty