Monday, April 27

- Hair Care Routine ft. Lissea From Rene Furterer...

One of the most popular questions I receive on social media and blog posts (particularly under my hair tutorials) is about my hair care routine. Despite it being slightly frizz-prone, I often get told by my hairdresser that my long, thick mane is healthy, and I seem to receive compliments on it quite a bit.Therefore, for today's post, I thought I'd share with you my hair care tips and the products I use.

When it comes to washing, some people can get by with once or twice a week. How? I do not know. I've tried leaving mine for a few days as I've heard after the initial greaseball stage hair starts to clean itself, but so far it's been unsuccessful. My hair feels limp, looks dull and because I run ~3 times a week, a sweaty scalp is not ideal. Therefore, I wash it three, sometimes four, times a week which is fine with me as I strangely don't see it as a chore(?)

As for my main shampoo and conditioner, I'm really not fussy. In fact, I often grab what's going on offer at the supermarket at the time. I find sticking to one brand of shampoo & conditioner kind of boring; they're products I enjoy experimenting with and discovering new formulas and scents. I'm currently using the Aussie Beach Mate range which is the same formula as the Miracle Moist collection, and up there in my favourites. Every time I repurchase Aussie, I fall back in love with the scent. It lingers wonderfully for hours and hair really does feel revived after use.

Every now and then, I switch things up by applying my conditioner before my shampoo - known as 'reverse washing'. This is said to prevent hair from being weighed down by any residue conditioner and leaves hair feeling bouncier - let me know if you have tried it. Another tip of mine is to wrap hair in a 'turbie twist'. I received a set of 4 of these for my birthday last year and they're a serious game changer, especially if you have long hair like mine. They keep hair out of the way perfectly, rather than a mahoosive towel that feels unsturdy and ends up unravelling.

Despite washing my hair 3-4 times a week, I often use dry shampoo in between - those with fringes will understand. Whilst my love for Batiste hasn't vanished (love using their minis for travelling), I've recently discovered the Colab and Herbal Essences versions. The dreaded white powdered look is avoided with both of these as the formulas are invisible, plus they each smell amazing. Both get a thumbs up from me.

The most common hair woe is probably the feeling of dry, frazzled hair. Like skin, hair needs hydration to remain healthy. Make sure you treat hair now and then to a more intense conditioner, a leave in conditioner, and protect it from heat with a heat defence spray.

I was kindly sent this trio of Lissea From Rene Furterer products by Escentual, which contain 100% natural ingredients, and they have quickly become superior in my hair care routine. A popular brand over in the US and France, this new Lissea range is aimed towards unruly hair. Key ingredients are avocado oil and winter cherry extract, so you can imagine how amazing they smell! Plus, how gorgeous is the packaging?!

I've been swapping my usual conditioner once a week for the Rene Furterer Lissea Smoothing Conditioner (£15*, 150ml). Applied in the usual way and left for just two minutes to work its magic, the effects are instant. My hair feels so much smoother and looks a lot glossier.

Before blow-drying, I've then been applying the Rene Furterer Lissea Leave-In Smothing Fluid (£17*, 150ml). I was really excited to use this as a leave-in conditioner is a product I often forget to incorporate into my routine, which probably explains my frizz-prone hair. Only two pumps of this are needed to coat the mid-lengths, and after blow-drying my hair certainly feels tamed and looks shinier.

Last from the trio I received (there's also a shampoo in the range), is the Rene Furterer Lissea Thermal Protecting Smoothing Spray (£18*, 150ml). Again, another product that doesn't disappoint. A heat defence spray is an absolute must-have in my opinion.

A further product to include occasionally is a hair oil to inject moisture and provide hair with further nourishment. I recently added this Superdrug Vitamin E one to my stash to try out (can also be used on the skin). There are so many currently available on the market - you can even use pure coconut oil.

I've mentioned before on my blog that I've always had my hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. Team that with never dying/highlighting it, and they're the two main reasons I'd give for my healthy hair. There's nothing wrong with colouring your hair of course, just make sure you frequently treat it to products with moisturising properties.

As for styling an obvious tip is to restrict heat; when it is necessary, use a heat protection spray like the one previously mentioned. As well as the damage it can cause, I also don't have the time or effort levels to straighten my hair/use a curling wand every day. Instead, my go-to style is a side fishtail braid, which leaves lovely waves for the next day.

A further tip is to find a brush that works for you. I'm a huge fan of the Tangle Teezer as it really does make brushing hair after washing a lot less painful; I'm still eager to try the Wet Brush though to see how it compares.

So that's everything I do/use to tame my tresses, I hope you've found it useful.

Have you tried the new Lissea range from Rene Furterer? Check out the Escentual website here.


  1. I love the Aussie hair care range. I haven't used their shampoo and conditioners for such a long time but I still swear by their Miracle Hair Insurance leave-in conditioner! It smells amazing too!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  2. I've not seen the beach mate range yet! I'll have to look out for it.

    Corinne x

  3. The only product I've tried is the tangle teezer and sadly it doesn't work for me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  4. Great reviews on all the products! I've just recently been getting into the Aussie products and I never heard of this range so I'm definitely going to look more into it :) I love a good tangle teaser though, I think I've managed to have about 5 already haha, addict! ;)


  5. I love Aussie products, especially their 3 minute miracle conditioner! I completely agree with you, i have no idea how people can go so long without washing, but i hear that it does eventually wash itself eventually with the oils haha every other day is good enough for me! The Tangle teezer and moroccan oil are my favourite hair essentials! Your fish plait looks gorgeous :) I've never heard of Lissea From Rene Furterer products but they look really good! xxx

  6. Adored this post and definitely want to try out the Herbal Essences dry shampoo x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥ || Giveaway

  7. Lovely tips, also I don't understand how people can wash their hair just once or three times a week!

  8. i haven't tried the beach mate shampoo, but tried other aussie range. Your hair is lovely.

    El |

  9. Haaa! Finally another person who doesn't find washing hair as a chore, I think I adore you even more now. LOL! I wash my hair everyday or every other day because I can't stand the smell of steak or whatever food I cook that night to linger on my hair. Not sexy at all.

    I only recently discovered dry shampoo having received one from Klorane in my April ipsy bag. I'm still not sure about it though, might have to google on how to use dry shampoo I think because the one time I tried it just left my hair limp. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. Okay, that fish tail braid is beautiful! I really want to get my hands on a tangle teaser :D

  11. Love this post. The Aussie shampoo and conditioner are my absolute fave!

    Hannah Rose

  12. I use Aussie's Miracle Volume and I LOVE it! Really want to get my hands on CoLab!


  13. I haven't used any of these products, I've been thinking about getting that Tangle Teezer
    I love that fishtail braid. I'm pretty sure I know how to do it or maybe I've forgotten...

    Neeny x

  14. 1. Those dry shampoos look amazing!
    2. That braid is gorgeous!
    3. I need to get a tangle teezer!

    Great post as usual Karen x

  15. your pictures are amazing and I love the post! just followed you on bloglovin'
    much love | Trillu

  16. I agree your hair always looks amazing, I absolutely adore towel turbans they are a saviour and aussie smells incredible I just can't always afford to keep buying it (cheap skate), I love pretty tangle teezers too I use mine to the death I think! I wish I could do a plait like that, so pretty! xxx

  17. I have the same three Lissea products and I love them, especially the thermal protector xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  18. i use aussie products as well!! love the scent too!

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  19. Oh such an informative post, thank you so much for sharing Miss lovely :) I've seen the wet brush featured on a number of blogs and read good things about it! Let's see if it can compete with Tangle Geezers xxx

    Caz xxx

  20. I love the Aussie range, such an amazing budget pick that I honestly think rivals so many higher end alternatives . Can we just talk about how amazing your braid looks too? Stunning :)


  21. I heard that the tangle teezer is a really good product for your hair, however I have not yet got one myself as I'm not so sure about it considering my hair is really thick and whenever the wind blows it gets tangled again, so I really don't know if it would work. I'm using this Moroccan Oil for my hair (recommendation on my Blog) which is really good! You can see the fabulous results of it after the first day, so I truly recommend it!:)

  22. Great post! I loved the little tips within it! Plus I love that fish tail braid. So lovely!
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  23. Great hair care routine, I love the products you use, I am a big fan of tresemee but I think it's time to switch things up!

    Meme xx

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  24. Your haircare routine is so on point! Your hair looks amazing!
    I hated going to the hairdresser so my hair was super long but also not very healthy. I've since then cut it shorter and it looks much better!


  25. You've got gorgeous hair - I love the fishtail plait! Aussie is one of my favourite ranges, plus don't know how I managed before I discovered Tangle Teezers! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  26. I wish someone had told me not to dye my hair, would definitely have saved a lot of years of hair damage! I love the Tangle Teezer too, I actually brush my hair now - never used to because it was so hard! I really want to try the Collar dry shampoo. I use v05, smells lovely :)

    India |

  27. Aussie shampoo is my life!

  28. The Aussie Beach mate products sound great. I've never heard of reverse washing before, I'll have to try it one day! :)

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

  29. I've been wanting to try Aussie products for a really long time, after reading this post, I'll definitely do it! You have such a beautiful hair, Karen! It looks amazing and super healthy! xx

  30. I'm one of those people that finds washing my hair a real chore haha. It just takes so long for my hair to dry! Aussie products are some of my favourites :)

  31. I wash mine every 7-10 days haha, don't judge. I haven;t used Aussie for ages but these sound lovely and I love beachy hair

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

  32. Great products :) love Aussie! & need to try Colab so thanks for sharing your recommendations :) love your cute fishtail as well!!

    Kat |

  33. I could not face washing nearly everyday. My hair takes over a hour to do. Your hair is in great condition probably due to not dying it. The towels to put your hair up out of the way sound perfect Lucy x

  34. Great post! You have some fab haircare products and that plait is just perfect!! xx

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