The Hair Post: New Year, New Haircare

You may have heard me mention that on new years eve, on a complete whim, I decided to have my hair re-ombred. I had it done about a year and a half before and it was at the point of almost being completely grown out and my hair just needed a bit of livening up. I asked for a subtle ombre/sunkissed effect to the ends of the hair, and the result was amazing – the transition from my natural colour to lighter ends is virtually unnoticable!

To achieve the desired result, we used a combination of bleach and non bleach dyes on different layers of highlights – not as harmful as a full set of bleach highlights, but still pretty tough on the locks. I own a fair few hair masks, but for this occasion I decided to introduce a new mask into the family – cue Dove Nourishing Oil Care mask. If you like the conditioner you’ll love this, the smell and consistency of the product is amazing, and I’ve barely noticed a difference to the texture and condition of my hair since I started using this. I use this once every 3 or 4 washes and apply it after washing and a quick towel dry, leave it on for around 30 minutes – not the required time but I like to sit and catch up on Eastenders whilst it’s on.

I’ve also been using the Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Blonde Shampoo* and Conditioner* – it smells amazing and is great for keeping the colour and reducing brassy tones that can develop. The conditioner is also really effective on the whole nourishing side of things, my blonde ends haven’t been knotting as much as they used to and my hair is nice and soft between washes!

I can see myself getting quite into the whole hair care malarkey this year – if you have any recommendations for treatments or oils then send them my way as I fancy trying a fair few new products. Oh, and yes – the shampoo was really fun to clean up off my dresser! 

*PR Samples


  1. Hannah Campbell
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:06 pm

    I've tried the Dove hair mask and I love it.. it smells so good!

    Http:// xxx

  2. Maddy
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:07 pm

    I have used some Trevor Sorbie products in the past and they have all worked really well, this looks like it is definitely one to try xxx

  3. Thais Goncalves Ferreira
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Boots have started sellng a few new brands in their professional hair care. Including Ojon and Bumble and Bumble! I haven't tried either myself but have read good reviews for both! Also good old moroccon oil is amazing for the hair, I use their finishing spray and it makes my hair look likes I just came out of the salon!

  4. Robyn
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:20 pm

    I love the Dove Hair Care products, they smell amazing, will have to give the hair mask a try!

  5. Izzy
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:22 pm

    Your hair always looks lovely, so I guess I'll have to try some of these products out!:)xo

  6. Alissia
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:26 pm

    I love the Lush H'Suan Wen Hua hairmasks, it really hydrates your locks beautifully!
    I'm thinking about also going for a subtle ombre, but I'm scared my hairs going to feel coarse.
    Did the ombre do that for you or does your hair still feel nice and soft? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your blog, Suzie! x

  7. Simple Sophie
    22 Jan 2013 / 5:59 pm

    your hair does look lovely here! i find conditioner does the trick really for my locks, but i'm sure there'll come a time when i'll need to start trying out masks! ox

  8. Jennifer
    22 Jan 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Next time I'm in boots, i'm going to pick up this dove mask because my hair desperately needs a bit of love – its so damaged! I really recommend moroccanoil if you don't already own it. its amazing and as good as everyone says! x

  9. Taylor
    22 Jan 2013 / 6:21 pm

    next time i see this, im going to have to get it! my hair is so dry and damaged, yours looks always looks lovely x

  10. Charli
    22 Jan 2013 / 6:22 pm

    My hair has gone so dry from being ombred over a year ago!
    I have to use so many products to keep it normal now!
    Charli @

  11. rebeccalouiseee
    22 Jan 2013 / 6:40 pm

    This post was really helpful for me as I feel like my blonde is lacking in moisture and getting tangled. I like to use the Vo5 moisture soak elixir in shower treatment before shampooing ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Cherry
    22 Jan 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Your hair is lovely!

  13. Olivia Law
    22 Jan 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I absolutely love Trevor Sorbie products, the beach hair spray is insane! xo

  14. Olivia
    22 Jan 2013 / 7:49 pm

    Your ombre hair looks lovely,
    Need to try dove hair masks never really thought too before,

    Olivia xx

  15. sarahxo
    22 Jan 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I've been thinking about trying a hair mask for a while now because I have never really used one before! Might give this one a go ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I use the John Freida and Lee Stafford blonde shampoos but getting a bit bored of them so might give these a go, they sound brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  16. Chloe Witty
    22 Jan 2013 / 8:38 pm

    i need to try a new hair mask! i got a lee stafford one and its not been as good as other ones i've tried by him

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

  17. jollybeachang
    22 Jan 2013 / 9:25 pm

    I wish I wasn't in a spending ban as I'd buy this mask ASAP!!!

  18. Vicki
    22 Jan 2013 / 9:49 pm

    Ive never tried this Dove Mask – I think in the winter you really need to give your hair a little more TLC. It gets battered by the cold weather. I need to pick this mask up. I do enjoy alot of the Dove range.
    Your hair is lovely btw :o)

  19. mel davies
    22 Jan 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I am SO tempted to ombre my hair! this looks absolutely gorgeous, i love how subtle the transition is xx

  20. Hannah Cagney Lace
    22 Jan 2013 / 9:55 pm

    The Dove Oil Care Mask sounds brilliant – definitely one for the Boots shopping list! Have you tried any Moroccan Oil, I love it on just the ends on my highlighted hair.


  21. emily
    22 Jan 2013 / 10:04 pm

    I just went in to get my long locks "trimmed" and came out with significantly shorter hair. I can't wait to have long hair again and so I am doing my best to baby my hair and keep it moisturized. I will have to give this mask a try.


  22. Katherine xo
    22 Jan 2013 / 11:31 pm

    love the sound of the dove mask, will definitely give it a try! x

  23. Beckie Belleetbeaut
    22 Jan 2013 / 11:53 pm

    I'm getting my hair ombred pretty soon. don't think I'm daring enough to go blonde at the ends though (from dark darrrk brown hair).. I love a good haircare post, I must check this out!!

  24. Melissa B
    23 Jan 2013 / 12:41 am

    I've been really interested in the ombrรฉ look, but I've never dyed my hair before or bleached it or anything- which is strange because my sister is a hair dresser!


  25. Allie T.
    23 Jan 2013 / 2:01 am

    I recently changed my haircare routine too! Your results sound great, I'm definitely going to consider checking out that mask!

  26. Anusha
    23 Jan 2013 / 8:16 am

    ahhh the dove hair mask is exactly what I need right now. My hair is so damaged. ๐Ÿ˜ Getting that asap.

    โ™ฅ Anusha

  27. Lauren Rose
    23 Jan 2013 / 9:57 am

    I ombred my hair a couple of months ago and my hair was so dry recently so I bought the L'Oreal Proffessional Absolut Cellular Repair Mask and it's done absolute wonders to my hair, its shiny and soft! Redken Anti-Snap is also working it's magic ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  28. Kelly
    23 Jan 2013 / 10:07 am

    The Dove mask is LOVELY! One of my favourites.

  29. Ellie
    23 Jan 2013 / 10:12 am

    I'm also trying to be better about haircare this year! I've heard such good things about sulfate-free shampoos, so I'm going to be trying some of those for sure. Also… I just tried Bumble and bumble gentle shampoo, which is really nice and suitable for colored hair! Your hair looks beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ellie | Ellalogyย 

  30. Rachelle
    23 Jan 2013 / 10:51 am

    If you dont use it already, you 100% NEED Moroccan Oil. It truly has changed my hair, its the best haircare product I've ever bought. Fact.

    Rachelle xo

  31. Gem
    23 Jan 2013 / 7:48 pm

    That Dove hair mask is a beauty, I've got 2 of them incase I run out! It's so lovely!

    Gem x

  32. Kimi and me
    23 Jan 2013 / 9:33 pm

    I love your blog. The new hair colour is a winner!!! xx

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