Every now and again I have a complete revamp of my haircare routine, then bumble along happily for a few months until I get itchy (thankfully not in the scalp area) to try something new. Right now I’m in that content, can’t stop swishing my hair, telling every woman I stumble upon that they just ‘need this amazing follicle oomphing stuff I’m using’ stage. It’s an extravagant routine, but with hair washing being one of the worst every other daily tasks out there, bar ironing (anyone feel my pain?) I need some encouragement to bend over and get rinsing before my locks start to resemble the look and smell of an old doormat. Or as I’ve fondly been told before after leaving my hair to fester for a few days ‘baked beans’ – nice. My current regime is geared towards that beach babe (I wish), textured, ‘I swear I didn’t touch it’ look and with a bit of tweaking and extreme upside down hair drying it sort of gets there. Here’s what I use from first rinse to final ruffle…

In the shower: If you’ve been a exemplary reader and kept up to date with your VDM reading then you’ll know to answer to this one. Every other day rinses are aided by Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Creme Rinse Conditioner – yep I’m on my second bottle of each. The only hair wash duo that I’ve ever really fallen for. My old favourite, Sunday Shampoo comes into play too on occasions where I’ve left my hair a day (or three) to long sans wash. See I told you I needed encouragement? 

For va-va-voom: The pièce de résistance of my current lock line-up is this, Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray (as oded to here). It. Is. Awesome. Fat follicles in a bottle and when sprayed on freshly washed damp hair, and blow dried with some seriously hair ruffling involved it gets big. And it works as a heat protectant spray *gets out of seat an applauds*. 

Post blow dry: Here’s the fun bit. It’s now a bit of a veteran in my routine, but of course out comes the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray (one of my most FAQs is a cheaper dupe for this, I’m working on it). Big, matte hair in one short sharp spritz. A newer addition to the crew is Oribe’s Apres Beach Wave and Shine Hairspray which initially I was a little underwhelmed with. But I’ve worked it out – it’s one of those less is more jobbies. It creates a  piecey texture with added hold and if I’m feeling wild (and spendy) I’ll apply both – the Dry Texturising Spray on the Roots and the Apres Beach Wave on the ends. Wild, I tell you.

A hug for your hair: I’ve given up faffing about with fancy masks and when all the faux beach spritzes and thickening sprays have stripped my hair back that little too much I turn to the RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream (as previously raved about). Slapped on pre-shampoo with a heavy hand, or lightly applied through the ends on damp hair it works equally well at both, adding a touch of TLC to my not-so-surfer-girl mop.

  • t

    Don’t worry, Viv, you will always look like a beach babe to us!

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  • http://LuxeLifeAspirations.blogspot.ie/ Michelle

    Oh I like the sound of the Apres Beach spray! If you like Oribe, you need their Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, it’s fab!

  • Anna Blush

    I really want to try coconut cream as a treatment for my hair, might have to give the RMS one a go! x


  • Maddy Cane

    Oribe sounds like an amazing brand, I really need to try something from them! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Alissia

    Aaah I’ve got to try some of the Oribe stuff, it sounds amazing! x


  • Hannah

    Love the ‘beach hair’ look, lovely informative post, once again.

  • Anya Cross

    I’m still in need of trying this shampoo and conditioner combo. I’m always looking for new hair bits, really helpful post.


  • Niamh

    Love the sound of all of these products!

  • the pretty alternative

    Love the sound of all of these! Have you tried Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe spray? It’s such a good drugstore sea salt spray.


  • Emma Diggins

    The Oribe spray sounds increddyyy

    Emma x

  • Elle

    been looking forward to a hair post from you for ages :) what’s the difference between the Oribe Volumista Mist (which you used in a hair vid) and the Maximista Thickening Spray? Sound like some sort of crazy hair stalker… promise i’m not! x

  • http://www.madeinmarylebone.me/ F-S Marylebone

    I adore Bumble & Bumble! x

    http://www.madeinmarylebone.me | A his & hers blog entailing adventure of food, fashion & London lifestyle

  • Roshni K

    Bumble & Bumble is a brand I’ve wanted to try ever since I’ve followed you! I just haven’t taken the plunge yet, especially as I’m trying to be very careful with my hair as I want to grow it out. I think I will end up trying it soon if I keep listening to you! :)


  • Beth

    Ooh I haven’t tried any of the bumble and bumble products! And Anna are you making me want to haha! Xxxx


  • Claire Wilkinson

    I really want to try the Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam shampoo and conditioner but I’m still not sure if it will work with my long, straight hair? Love the post though :) xx

  • Olivia S

    The Sunday Shampoo is next for me to get… then Surf foam duo ;)

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • Katie xo

    I love love the bumble surf shampoo and conditioner! Really want to try Oribe but the price hurts my eyes lol :)

    Katie xo

  • Beautyandtheb

    I’m so in love with the bumble and bumble duo too!!


    B xx

  • Celina

    The Bumble and Bumble shampoos and conditioner sound lovely. Bits of my hair is coloured though so I’m afraid to try the Sunday Shampoo for now but the Surf range, I can probably try.

    Celina | The Celution

  • Kathleen

    I love Oribe Dry Texturising Spray but it is so expensive and I go through it pretty quickly! My hair stylist recommended Bumble and bumble’s Dryspun Finish spray as an alternative. It’s not as intense of a result as Oribe but it’s the closet thing I’ve found to compare it to!

  • pinkblush

    Im currently using this bumble and bumble selection but the Oribe stuff is just a little out of my reach for now xXx


  • anine

    I so want every one of these products! Is it bad that you make me start my birthday and christmas wishlist way too soon? ;)


  • Diana

    Do you have an idea of the different effects the Oribe thick dry spray and Oribe apres Beach gives. And how do they each feel on the hair? I like some grib but not oily, the Bumble & bumble surf spray is too drying for my fine hair. I’m after this look and effect on my hair; http://intothegloss.com/2013/11/winter-hairstyle-idea/?guide=1&guidenum=1
    (Look at picture 12). I’m confused of all the different Oribe products, there is so many and it’s hard to choose. Thank you and love your blog!