Weird (& Wonderful) Ways To Update Your Hair Regime

Joanna Fleming

Being in this ever-changing industry exposes me to some very interesting (sometimes very strange) beauty concepts. And while some of them may never take off, there are a few hair innovations that I think will become staples in a lot of your routines.

I’m talking, a bar of soap that’s actually a shampoo, a coconut oil-infused texturising cream, and a glue stick for your baby hairs.

Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar

This 100% natural shampoo bar, made from aloe vera, natural glycerin and castor oil, works to gently cleanse and hydrate the hair. It seems weird because it kind of is – give your hair a chance to adapt to this new formula.

– It refreshes, moisturises & stengthens the hair

– Made from 100% plant-based ingredients using an eco-responsible process

– Free from parabens, sulphates & phthalates

– You can also use this shampoo bar as a body cleanser

How To Use: Wet your hair and the shampoo bar, apply directly to the scalp and massage to work up a lather, then rinse very thoroughly.

★★★★★ Totally transformed my hair – Beth

“I found that this cut through oil, product, and grime but still left me with a slightly gritty feel, which worked perfectly for the lived-in, tousled vibe that has me obsessed. Following the advice of my stylist, I even took conditioner out of the equation. According to him, my shorter locks don’t need it and it’ll take away from that beachy look, so I obliged. Luckily, the shampoo bar conditions my hair just enough (thanks to aloe vera), so my locks are hydrated and healthy-looking but not overly shiny.”

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O&M C-Paste

This lightweight, creamy styling paste is infused with organic coconut oil, so a) it smells like a holiday, and b) it allows you to create natural-looking texture.

– Ideal for all hair types, it has a flexible, workable finish

– The addition of coconut oil provides a nourishing, natural shine

– Can be used to style short hair styles, and texturise longer hair

– Australian-made and 100% cruelty-free

Pro Tip: For shorter styles, first get hair about 80 per cent dry with a hairdryer, then take a fingertip’s worth of product and massage it into the hair, creating texture as you go. For longer hair, dry off your hair completely, then use a fingertip’s amount of product to scrunch and twirl it into the lengths of your hair to give it extra volume with lots of texture.

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R+Co Dart Pomade Stick

R+Co DART Pomade Stick is probably the product I’m most excited about. It acts as both a texturising, shape-creating styling product, but also allows you to create groomed edges, style baby hairs, or slick back fly aways.

– Suitable for all hair types & ideal for creating detailed, textured looks

– Castor Seed Oil keeps hair hydrated, soft and shiny

– Candelilla Wax provides hold by sealing out moisture

– Free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oil & petrolatum

How To Use: To use as a texturiser on shorter hair, work in a circular motion over your whole head, and shape as desired. For taming fly aways, apply at the hairline and slick down with fingertips. Or as an edge shaper, apply at the hairline, and use a comb to create your curves.

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Joanna Fleming

Joanna Fleming

Beauty IQ Editor
Some of my must-have products at the moment are Kiehl's Crème de Corps, Benefit BADGal BANG! Mascara and M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream.
Joanna Fleming