How I’m Achieving Silky Summer Hair! AD*

15th June 2018

Hey everyone!

Is anyone elses hair REALLY suffering with all the weather changes recently?! Mine tends to go from one extreme to the other and it’s incredibly annoying. I suffer with frizziness and dryness mostly but it’s understandable due to the amount of bleach I’ve used on it since I was 13. As Summer is (hopefully) on its way, I thought I’d put together a list of a few things I’ll be purchasing and using to maintain some luscious locks in the sunshine!


I’ll start with some things that are on my “to purchase” list for achieving that healthy Summer shine. First and foremost, I’ve heard incredible things about L’occitanes Organic Shampoo*. There’s a few different options on offer depending on what your hair personally needs. In my case, it’s pretty much everything. They have formulas specially made for helping the body and strength of the hair, revitalising it and what I mostly need – repairing the hair. Having bleach and heat damaged locks (on top of medication induced hair loss/snapping) is no fun at all. Treating your fabulous mane to natural products containing essential oils is sure to restore it and put the flair back in.

Another thing I am dying to purchase is the Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner from The Body Shop. I received a travel size version of the shampoo for my birthday, the smell is divine and it leaves my hair feeling so clean and fresh! I’m also a huge lover of The Body Shops Banana hair range, particularly the conditioner. I’d like to hope that the Strawberry is just as nourishing. I have a £5 birthday voucher on my Love Your Body card from my birthday so I might just have to make a purchase soon. Keep your eye out for a review!


I currently have two oils that I switch between using depending on convenience and preference on that day. The first is the Forest and Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil which I did an entire post on here. It’s all natural, full of organic oils and the scent is super calming as the most prominent aroma is lavender. It’s a fabulous one to put on before bed and for deep nourishment. This is a product you can also use as a treatment and cover the hair in for a more long-term effect.

The other is the OGX Color Protect Orchid Oil. I love how easy to use this one is as it’s a spray bottle so you don’t have to get your hands all oily to use it. The scent is really floral and sweet and stays in the hair for hours after use. I adore the cute pink bottle too and I don’t think it’s too bad a price at around £7 for how much use and the benefits you get from it.

General hair Care

There are small changes you can make to your routine to ensure your hair is looking and feeling its best. one being to wash it less. I try to wash my hair at a maximum every three days, if I can get away with it I’ll leave it four! At one point I was washing mine five days a week so I know how difficult it is to get out of the habit. It’s definitely true that your hair adjusts to your washing habits though so I’d really recommend trying to cut it down. Start delaying it an extra day for a while and if you feel it looks dirty then grab yourself some dry shampoo or style it into an updo or a plait. It’s bound to be glowing for longer in no time.

Another change you can make is to touch and brush it less. As much as I love anyone playing with or brushing my hair, it really does contribute to fall out. If you can help it, try and brush your hair once in the morning and once before bed. Touching it less will also lessen the amount of oil and grime in your hair which will ensure minimal washing, too. On the topic of brushing, i’d also advise getting a comb instead of a brush. I was told by a hairdresser years back that combs untangle knots and bulky brushes just rip them out (often from the root). I use a comb the majority of the time now and I have noticed that it collects a hell of a lot less hair than my brush does!

Is there anything you do or products you use to keep your hair in tip top condition?

’Til Next Time,


*Disclaimer – I have been financially compensated for this post but all opinions displayed are completely my own.

28 responses to “How I’m Achieving Silky Summer Hair! AD*”

  1. ruthinrevolt says:

    I’ve just started using a comb more often than a brush, and I’ve noticed a difference, too! I actually discovered it by accident, because I had misplaced my brush one day so used a comb instead. Great post, lovely. The Body Shop shampoo sounds fab. 🙂 x

  2. Oooh I haven’t tried any hair products from the Body Shop – I can’t say it’s something I’ve ever looked for in there! And as a fellow blondie, I save money on dry-shampoo by using talcum powder – does the same thing and you can get an extra day (or two if you’re feeling a bit dangerous ?) between washes! I also limit how much heat I put on my hair, it’s made a HUGE difference, especially after I bleached the shit out of mine when I was younger and a lot less wiser ?? great post as always lovely! ❤️❤️❤️

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I never thought to look but I’ve not looked back since, they make your hair feel so silky! I’ll have to try that although I can’t say I use dry shampoo often anyway, I just shove it up ? Xx

  3. hanmorris97 says:

    I’ve only ever tried the Banana range from the body shop, but the strawberry one sounds so good too! I can imagine it smelling incredible! Must get back to the body shop and check out their hair range!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. Heather says:

    I’ve never tried any hair care products from The Body Shop so definitely need to pick up some to try out. With this weather my hair is literally breaking in my hands and seriously need to up my hair care routine!

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

  5. For me switching to sulphate free shampoo was an absolute lifesaver! Less dry and less fallout. I have quite oily roots with dry ends (always a problem when your hair is thigh length) but I get a really dry scalp so I find managing it a nightmare! x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I don’t think any of the body shops hair stuff have sulphates in which is good ? oh wow that’s impressive! But that does sound super difficult ? x

  6. lifeofshar says:

    the colour protect oil sounds like it would be extremely beneficial for my hair! and yes I totoally agree about not washing your hair a lot. When I didn’t know how to handle my hair I used to wash it everyday and now I wash it a few times a week and I want to cut this down even more!! Shampooing your hair a lot alos dries it out, if you have got dry hair like me it is best to only shampoo your hair once a week! Also another one of my tips is taking extra care to the ends of your hair with conditioner and oil xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is wonderful and smells so gorgeous! Me too, it’s crazy how much it benefits it, I never thought I could wash it less but you just have to train it right! Xx

  7. Jade Marie says:

    I have a habit of not really bothering with my hair; I guess its a perk of it being so short but I think I need to start upping my game and actually looking after it! I’ll definitely be looking into some of these products, I love lavender so the oil is something I really want to try out 🙂 xx

    Jade |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh honestly if you love lavender you’ll adore the oil! It’s one of the things that actually got me into finally liking lavender after years of despising it! X

  8. Bexa says:

    I can imagine The Body Shop strawberry shampoo smells amazing! I love Body Shop products, they are always such good quality with gorgeous scents ?. OGX products are fab too, I’m using the coconut milk shampoo & conditioner at the moment which I love. Great post Alice, thanks for sharing these brilliant tips! ? xx

    Bexa |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Oh gosh it really does, I’ve since bought the conditioner too and it’s just as lovely! Ogx produce such good quality products, I love them! I’m glad you enjoyed ? xx

  9. Robyn says:

    I’ve never really shopped at The Body Shop but this range looks fab! I have really dry and thin hair so a huge issue for me is trying to add more volume to it so dry shampoo is always a god send for me!

    Robyn //

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I never did before I worked there but they honestly have such wonderful products in every corner of the store! X

  10. Nancy says:

    With summer already hitting, it’s so easy to have dry hair. Maybe too dry for my liking XD. oOoh! I’ve heard of hair oils recently and didn’t know it comes with UV protection. OMG! It is so hard to avoid washing my hair every day, especially with all of the sweat. I need to check out the dry shampoo! Thanks for sharing ♥

    Nancy ♥

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know right!? Yeah the orchid oil is honestly gorgeous in every way, such a brill product! Thanks for reading. ??

  11. ladypigeon70 says:

    My hair is dry and bleached as well! I’ve never bought shampoo at the Body Shop before–but this glossing shampoo sounds good.
    I will have a look for it this weekend! Like your tip about using a comb instead of a brush, will try that out! Thanks!

    Trace x |

  12. I’ve never used any The Body Shop hair stuff but I always have a little sniff when I’m browsing and the strawberry one does smell so amazing. I need to actually try their haircare out! My hair falls out quite a lot, I’ve never thought but I think I could be brushing it too much as I’m a little obsessive about brushing my hair throughout the day haha. Thanks for that tip! I always try to use as little heat on my hair as I can, let it dry naturally and then braid it or something rather than putting straightener onto it all the time x

    Alice |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh it’s gorgeous and has improved so much in the last few years! I’ve since bought the strawberry conditioner and it’s so nice ? your hair always looks gorgeous and glossy so I’d take all the tips from you haha! X

  13. I think I need to start using a comb more than a hairbrush then, as millions of strands fall out of my hair when I brush it (and wash it!)! The OGX Orchid Oil sounds lovely – I use both the Argan and Coconut options and I love them both. The spray bottle is soo easy, especially as I hate anything being on my hands haha xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I feel ya there girl!! I’ve used the coconut one before which I loved too but the smell of the orchid is incredible ? I know right?! So convenient! X

  14. Enjoying catching up on all your new content Alice! All these products sound great, especially the oil. I need to invest in some good hair care asap

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