2017 Hair Care Favourites

posted on: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Here are my 2017 hair care favourites so far. Some have carried from over many years passed & others are new finds which I’ve fallen for (packing-wise included) & added to my collection.

2017 hair care favourites.


This is probably the brand I’ve been using the longest consistently. I have a tendency to jump from hair care product to hair care product. because why would I want to commit myself to being tied down to one single brand when there’s a whole bunch of them out there waiting to impress me?

The answer is, because the guarantee of amazingly soft & manageable hair is fair better then ten timing a whole lot of products. Here’s a quick rundown of my favourite De Lorenzo hair care products.


Not included – my absolute favourite of the entire range – the ET Infinite Detangler, which I use for everything from keeping down flyways to styling, to adding a bit of life to my hair to detangling. Who would have guessed?

Delorenzo hair moisturiser. Moisturiser for dry damaged hair.


Revive Hair Moisturiser


This stuff is a lifesaver for reviving dead-looking, dry hair. I usually use this one in the summer when I’ve been living on the beach, my hair has been soaking in the salt water & it look like I have a bale of hay sitting atop my head instead of the magazine depicted glossy beach babe waves.

Delorenzo hair care review. Delorenzo Elements Extinguish review.


Delorenzo ET Balance review. Pre-shampoo treatment for dry hair.

ET Oil Balance


The ET Oil Balance is my go to for super greasy hair & itchy scalp. Usually my hair is pretty good but sometimes changes in the weather, using different water to wash my hair (I know, I know, my scalp is so picky) or just being out in the wind can wreak havoc on my scalp resulting in it looking like Exxon has tapped an oil rig into my head. I just spray this on my scalp, (usually where it gets the worst) about ten to fifteen minutes before washing my hair. It’s kind of like resetting my oil levels. If that makes any sense.

Delorenzo Elements Sandstorm review.


Elements Extinguish


I never apply heat to my hair without this. Since about 6 months ago…

I had used it a few times before but had never realised the actual importance of protecting hair when using heated tool on it. I don’t even straighten or blow-dry my hair that often (maybe when I’m going out but probably not) but this has now been the first step to heat styling for me. I’ve notice my hair is no longer ‘scratchy’ feeling when running a straighter down my strands.


Elements Sandstorm


I haven’t used this a great deal but it’s perfect for adding that matte texture to your hair when it feels too clean. Is that such a thing?


I like it on freshly washed hair so give my look a bit of grit. It keeps me from looking to girly & put together… If you can relate to that feeling.

Moroccanoil hair sprays review.
Moroccanoil texture clay review. Texture hair products.
Moroccanoil beach wave mousse review. How to get effortless beach waves easily.


Moroccanoil has a cult following for a reason.


Their signature Moroccanoil Original Treatment (not pictured) has rave reviews because it simply works in fixing up almost all of your neglected-hair problems.


However, their texturising products are just as appraised for their ease of adding character to lifeless hair. Here are my favourites in the texture department.

Beach Wave Mousse


Great for exactly that; adding beach wave texture to your hair. What’s not to love?


Just remember that a little goes a long way in avoiding a sticky mess.

Texture Clay


You know a product is good when your partner decides to claim it for himself.


But the real testament to how well a hair product works is when your seven year old son asks you if he can put some in his hair to create a more roughed-up tousled, piecey look.

Dry Texture Spray


This is another great one for giving your hair that gritty, I-haven’t-washed-my-hair-in-a-week-but-it-still-looks-awesome look.


But what it’s really great for is textured hairstyles. The ones that require being held in place without looking too put together.


Perfect for that effortless but not really effortless look. Not that it’s hard to apply.

Oribe hair care review. For beautiful colour hair.
Oribe shampoo review. Shampoo for beautiful colour hair.
Oribe conditioner review. Conditioner for beautiful colour hair.


Oribe is not the usual suspect in my bathroom. Firstly, it looks much to fancy & out of place to be sitting amongst my drug store shampoos & conditioners. Secondly, these two particular products are for faded & coloured hair. Neither of which I have. Alas, it works just as well on virgin hair in giving it that boost of colour depth & shine. If it works on my natural colour hair, then I can only imagine the world of difference it would make to dyed hair.


My favourite thing about Oribe though, is the scent. Something akin to being on vacation, it could remind you of spending summer on the Amalfi Coast or lounging on a private tropical beach somewhere in South East Asia. Wherever it is it reminds you of, it gives you this feeling of having left your bathroom for an opulent resort somewhere far away. This, I suspect, is the Cote d’Azur which they explain “runs through the haircare line at the lightest levels, designed so that the products in each individual’s hair ritual work together…and build upon each other.”


Very luxurious indeed.

Shampoo & Conditioner For Beautiful Color


As I mentioned above, I don’t colour my hair & haven’t done so for about ten years. I know, why does my hair look like shit, then? Well, because I never really put any effort into my hair until I chopped it all off.




Using Oribe has definitely breathed some life back into my lacklustre locks.


Would I purchase again? Definitely. Maybe not the one for coloured hair, but they do have a whole range to suit different hair.. situations…


I haven’t tried them, but their hair masks look very promising & also have great reviews.



Hair sprays that don’t leave your hair stiff. Control fly aways.
R+Co Vicious review. The best strong hold hair spray that doesn’t make your hair stiff.
R+Co Foil review. Frizz & static control for hair products.


Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray


As a child, my mom used to spray flat my hair whenever I wore it in a pony tail in an effort to make me look less scruffy. A difficult feat when your daughter is a tomboy who favoured climbing in trees, playing football & sneaking into the bush reserve over comparing Sabrina The Teenaged Witch weekly magazines with the other girls.


I hated this for one very profound reason: the hairsprays would always leave my hair with an unnatural, plastic looking sheen & as hard as a rock. I could knock on my own head & hear a hollow tapping sound. Not very reassuring in either way you looked at it. Right into my teenaged years, I would wonder why no one had invented a hairspray that didn’t leave your hair rock hard & flaking.


Well, R+Co did exactly that. This hairspray is what was missing from my ponytail child days. The can gives a blatant indication of what to expect from the spray itself; a firm hold. Without leaving your hair feeling like it could snap.


Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray


Flyways are the bane of my manageable hair life. In primary school, I went through a phase (well before the purposely messy, undone look was in) where, if my hair was tied up in any way, it had to be lying completely flat over my head without a single strand stepping out of line.


Let’s just say, my obsessive compulsive self is glad that those days of perfectly smooth hairstyles are over. But should I ever want to take a trip down memory lane, this spray is the perfect thing for it. It’s light but still manages to tame those rebel strands (& I have LOTS) for a decent amount of time. Decent being about a whole day. Bonus: it kind of just.. brushes out & doesn’t leave that tacky hairspray feel in your hair either.

TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes hair mask.
TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes hair mask.
Essano coconut leave in conditioner review.



TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Reenergise


This lives in my shower because I use it so much. I love the feeling of having ‘naturally’ manageable hair & this mask never fails to give me exactly that.


The rest of this range is pretty damn goo too. If you want soft, shiny, magazine-looking hair, then I recommend this.

Essano Coconut Milk Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner


Ever since this made its way into my home, I haven’t been able to stop using it. Which is mostly how I feel about any coconut product, but in this case, it has the added benefit of leaving my hair silky soft & shiny. I usually use it after washing my hair & towel drying it, but I also like to use it whenever I pass through the bathroom, when I sit at my desk, when my hair is feeling a little dry… You get the point.


Doesn’t hurt that it smells like tropical paradise either.


This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the hair products I use (though it doesn’t seem pretty extensive to me – someone who only just started taking proper care of their hair a few months ago) but just some new products I’ve been trying out & loving & some older products which I keep coming back to. Since the list is kind of long, the crap products didn’t make it to the post because, well.. I’m lazy. But let me know if you’d like me to review the shitty stuff too next time.


I’d love to know your favourite hair care products & anything you think is amazing that I should know about!


Until next time! (That will probably be next week. Hopefully…)

  • My hair is so thin and flat I need about a million products to make it work somehow – although my haircare ‘collection’ is definitely much much smaller than yours ahaha


  • Wow you have an amazing collection of hair care! I don’t really do too much to my hair as I feel that having too much product makes it even more oilier.


  • Daiana Abagnale

    Great review! I’ve scored some names that I wanna try.. I usually use pharmacy products for my hair, cause they are so delicate, but I can change something in my daily routine 🙂

    With love,

  • Totally agree, R+CO products are bomb.com


  • La Veine

    So many amazing products! Thank you for sharing your haircare with us! 🙂


  • What a cool and complete review, Shannon! I used to be the laziest person with haircare until I decided it to colour it grey, now I am constantly changing products to see what works best. I am a huge fan of the moroccan oil products and heat protectors. Happy Sunday, lovely!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  • Amy-Anne Williams

    Oooh these look lovely. I don’t use much on my hair, normally just a mask form the Body Shop or some egg yolks or something. I’d love to branch out more and try out more products like these, I’ve recently realised I have quite dry ends so maybe that’s something I should put more energy into.

    Little Moon Elephant

  • Great products! <3


  • Miriam Zakharova
  • Oribo is soooo good!!! Shame I only have money for l’oreal 😀 Really great selection!

    Kira Is Wearing

  • These products all sound so lovely, my hair is pretty low maintenance because of the length; I just plait it when wet and dry my fringe haha x


  • I love the way you’ve set this post out and the Moroccan oil range is my favourite! It’s so luxurious xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  • These look and sound like great hair care products. I naturaklly have curly hair so many of these wouldn’t work for my hair but I love hearing thoughts on new brands I’ve never tried before. Oribe is one brand I would definitely love to try though. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

  • I don’t use much hair product at all but I’d love to try that beach wave mousse!


  • Doreen’s Style Diary

    I’ve been looking for a great texture spray. I’m going to check out the one you recommended.

  • I am in love with Moroccan Oil and haven’t been able to find anything else that matches the results haha. Gorgeous lady xx

  • Moroccanoil is my favourite, and has been for a very long time. I love their dry shampoo, hair mask and argan oil. They’re so good!


  • AngeliePangilinan

    I swear by Argan Oil as an all time hair care favorite! 🙂

    Angelie // Hortaleza Sunblock Review

  • Cool products 🙂 I like layout of this post 🙂
    Happy Monday!

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    Let me just say that the set up this blog post puts my blog to shame.
    Love how you have laid everything out. Must have taken a lot of effort?
    I was really interested in hearing what you thought of Oribe. Did it make any noticeable difference for the price?
    Coz it is pretty expensive.
    Love your little animated gif of the bed head too!
    Set to Glow

  • I really do need to take better care of my own hair, it’s so straw like on the ends now. You’ve shared some amazing looking products on this post and I will be sure to check them out. I especially need to look into hair oils as they come so highly recommended, I think in the past I’ve just put too much in to make my hair look lank. Thanks for sharing Shannon.
    Jaz xoxo

  • Damn girl, your haircare is AMAZING! Mine whole total of haircare products is like 6? LOL! For some reason I never pay attention to my hair. I think the fact that my hair is virgin, straight and boring makes me lazy.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • My hair is the same as yours. Virgin & straight. I am also pretty lazy with my hair care. Let me just point out I don’t use all of these at once. If my hair is lucky, I’ll use a spray or maybe a mask I can wear while in the shower LOL x

  • Atsuna Matsui

    I lovee the Moroccanoil line! I’ve used their product and its such great quality and really hydrating.


  • I love using Moroccanoil! Its one of my favourite hair brands x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  • disqus_5n9vU7FZce

    I’m using moroccan oil products too and is a fab brand!
    Great products, dear!

  • Great products!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Ellese Launer

    These all so incredible!! I’ve heard great things about Moroccan Oil and Oribe. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese


  • Rina Doria

    Where can you by the elements brand for your first set of products? It sounds too good not to try! You are so right about Moroccan Oil having a cult following. The hairspray is 28$ and I can’t buy anything else. I smells soooo good! And I love their oil too. A little goes a long way. I’ll need to give their mousse a try next. Sorry wallet!

    Rina Samantha

  • Moroccanoil is such a great brand; I’ve never been disappointed by their hair products, that’s for sure! Beach Wave Mousse has 100% caught my eye; still trying to catch those dreamy effortless beachy waaaaves this summer.

    ps. your hair always looks fabulously ‘effortless’ despite your vast list of products!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Estella Bartlett Jewellery Giveaway (Open Worldwide!) x

  • These hair care favorites sound amazing! I definitely want to try the Moroccanoil products!


  • Excuse me, your hair is dang fine pre and post- chop. Your undone look is lovely but I never thought it would take this whole long list of hair products!! Some of them sound so good, I wanna try them myself. Especially that coconut leave-in and the Bedhead. I love reading this list of yours because it now reminds me that my dyed hair ends are dying and my hairdresser is waiting for my next hair-coloring sesh which I had sort of promised her. I don’t know why but ever since coloring my hair and doing such a nonsensical job at taking care of it, I am already planning on a color refresher. Your extensive list of good hair food makes me excited though. If shitty hair products make you tell me childhood stories of hair that could snap (I so can relate, lol!) then please feel free to do one or ten! I will come back in a week. 😀 x

  • What an amazing range of products. I think the Essano Coconut Milk love in conditioner sounds awesome. Not a brand I have heard of before xx


  • Violette

    All your favorites look great! Thanks for sharing!


  • Wow, this must be the coolest hair care post I have seen in a while! Love, love, love it! Also so many new products for me to explore. I’ve never seen/heard about De Lorenzo before, but will try to find it! x

  • I would love to try some of these because my hair’s damaged from bleaching! Thanks for suggestions girl !


  • I think these are good products 😉
    Thanks for sharing!


  • Daiana

    All these products seems work so good, I have to try them 🙂

    Have a nice day,

  • I love Oribe and Morrocan Oil! Those TIGI masks are amazing as well! Overall, great picks!

    Have a lovely day,

    xx Kris


  • Great post! Love the look of the coconut leave in.

    Gemma x

  • Moroccan Oil, RoC, and Oribe my absolute favorite haircare lines too! These are not super affordable, but SO effective! So glad we have so many favorites in common!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • I should add some hair products to my beauty case. I’ve found here the right inspiration!
    xx Elisa

  • Oribe is the only brand I know from this list but I like to try the others you recommended as well 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • YAS i love the moroccan oil texturizing products – they are so good at giving your hair a lil bit of je ne sais quoi. i have no idea what i ever did without them haha!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  • ooo I love Moroccan oil for my hair! It’s so good!


  • I have the De Lorenzo split-end spray and I absolutely love it! I’ve bleached my hair a few times so I might have to look at getting the Hair Moisturiser next!

    much love,

    Imogen, http://www.faux-silk.com

  • I love hair care products, now that I see this I thing that I need them lol
    Great post! Gros bisous


  • I need to give some of these a try! 🙂 xx


  • Moroccanoil I’ve been using them a lot, great picks! I like how you made the post , thanks for sharing.


  • I would love to try some of the moroccan oil range as i hear its amazing!

    Abigail Alice x

  • Thanks so much for sharing these products with us, girlie, most of which I’ve never heard of before, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for.



  • I’ve never heard of some of these products. Which is why I’m so happy I found your blog. I have, however, heard of Moroccan oil and I’ve been meaning to try that out. I will definitely do so this week. Great post.

    Kia Salter | Kiasalter.com

  • I’ve heard so many good things about Moroccan oil, I should really give them a go! I hadn’t heard of all of the other products though so thank you for the introduction! 🙂

    Hope you have had a great weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Thank you for sharing this!


  • Sarah M


    So amazing !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeeee.blogspot.fr

  • Amy Eade

    I’ve always wanted to try Moroccan Oil. The ET Oil Balance sounds great, I get a really dry itchy scalp so it would probably work wonders for me!
    Amy xx