Good Hair Days

ALEX EAGLE WITH THE GREAT HAIR

Yes, some people are born with good hair, but some simply have their routine and product stable down pat. Here’s looking at you, Alex Eagle. Please tell us EVERYTHING.

06.12.2019 | Alex Eagle
 

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ON MY TEENAGE YEARS

I was born with jet black hair, and it hasn’t changed since. Yes, like many teens, I experimented with Sun In - I had a trigger happy index finger, so it’s safe to say it wasn’t a good look. When I was little I was in a Clarks campaign, and the hairdresser stuck my hair in a topknot and fixed it with a scrunchie. From then on, I’ve been hooked on the things - hence the many on my site now.

ON COLOUR

The jet black faded slightly over the years to a rich chocolate colour. It was such a good colour, but against my better judgement, I had balayage. When I first met my now colourist Josh Wood, he couldn’t believe his eyes. He advised me to grow it out and stick within the confines of my natural colour. I’ve never looked back.

Nicholas Hardwick at Josh Wood cuts my hair, and Josh colours it. He never does anything dramatic, it’s just about enhancing my natural chocolate brown colour. My only request is for it to look rich and glossy. I’ve never walked out of his salon not feeling fresh and confident.

When I was little I was in a Clarks campaign, and the hairdresser stuck my hair in a topknot and fixed it with a scrunchie. From then on, I’ve been hooked on the things

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ON EVERYDAY HAIR

You can never accuse me of underwashing. If anything, I wash it too much. I also love a blow dry, and get them as much as possible. I eek them out after shoots, but towards the end, when it’s a big bedraggled, I stick an Hermes cap on. The ultimate distraction. I am low-key, even on my wedding,

ON POST-PARTUM HAIR

Just before my child was born, there was a wonderful moment where my hair was so thick and shiny. Afterwards, however, it was a different story. Everyone told me my hair would fall out when I stopped breastfeeding, but nothing quite prepared me for the extent that it did. I rely heavily on Viviscal Maximum Strength Supplements, £39.99.


MY KIT

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It cleans, of course it does. But it also keeps my colour fresh and prevents further fade. It’s the shampoo I never knew I needed but not can’t live without.

Josh Wood Colour Renewing Shampoo, £10

This does everything you’d expect a restorative, nutrient-packed mask to do, while also ensuring that my colour stays strong and vibrant. I use it a couple of times a week, maybe more I need to keep up appearances between colour appointments with Josh.

Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask, £15

I towel dry my hair post-wash, and run a few drops of this through my ends. Argan oil heavy, it’s especially good for when it’s dry and damaged after either the sun, or a lot of heat styling.

Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil, £48

If you haven’t sniffed this already, what are you waiting for? It’s one of those scents that people actually do stop you in the street and ask you what you’re wearing. You’ll double your chances with it in your hair too.

Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady Hair Mist, £128

This dries my (relatively thick) hair in no time. It also somehow manages to defrizz, which is much-needed, especially in summer.

Babyliss Super Power 2400 Hair Dryer, £60

Of course, I like this, but for good reason. It gets through any knots and is gentle on my scalp.

Alex Eagle Hair Brush Paddle, £20

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