Yes, some people are born with good hair, but some simply have their routine and product stable down pat. Here’s looking at you, Anine Bing. Please tell us EVERYTHING.
Growing up, I was a real tomboy. I wore my older brother's hand-me-downs, and had shorter than short hair (usually cut myself!). When I was 14, my dad let my dye it bright red using henna. I seriously loved it. As I got older, and it got thicker, I started to grow it out, but I always come back to something short.
It’s chic and easy, and is just long enough to pull back into a tight pony or bun. Essential!
I am a risk taker in general, and not least with my hair. Sometimes I call my hairdresser - Lisa Satorn at a salon in LA called 901 - late at night saying I want it all lopped off. By morning, she’s outside my door. Although I sometimes feel nostalgic for my length; when I had kids I lost a lot of hair, so I need a choppy style that creates the illusion of fullness.
I once went from blonde to light brown, but the stylist - who I no longer see! - forgot to add a hint of red, so my hair was green for many months after. It still gives me the shivers! Now I’m a balayage devotee - blonde towards the ends and my natural colour at my roots. For shine, I always get a gloss! Ultimately I just want it to look healthy, and not over processed or dyed. The best thing about my colour is that it’s light enough to disguise greys, the first of which I found a few months ago, though I suspect they were cropping up way before that.
I am quite relieved that I’m not expected to do anything with my hair. Now is the time to give it a rest from all styling and products. Plus, I don’t have to wash it half as often as there’s nowhere to go.
Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Colour, £44
It just makes my hair feel healthy! Over the last couple of months, I’ve started finishing every wash with a cold rinse - good for the mind, body and hair!
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, £39.50
In three words? Ok four, it’s ultra-hydrating, softening and revitalising.
Redken Extreme Anti Snap Treatment, £18.45
In normal life, I use heat a lot to style my hair, which obviously leaves it prone to breakage.
L’Oreal Professional Infinium Extra Strong, £8.70
I want hold, but I also want texture and movement, and this gives all three.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, £299.99
Do you really still need to be sold on this?
Harry Josh® Pro Tools Travel Curling Iron 1.25 Inch
This creates perfectly undone waves. I run my fingers through afterwards to give a bit of body, et voila!
Mason Pearson Mixed Bristle Brush, £42.07
I drink this everyday, supposedly because it’s good for hair and skin. They’ve also got a powder that I sometimes mix in my smoothie.