I’m doing something a little different today and sharing with you my haircare empties and how after not colouring my hair for over a year, I’m feeling the benefits.

I get quite a lot of questions about what products I use on my hair so I thought I would do an empties post to show the products that I have recently used up and that I will be rebuying again. None of these are PR samples. They are all products that I have bought myself.

Haircare empties post for long thick hair

Let me start with a little background on my current hair situation. I have not coloured my hair for over a year so you may have noticed that I’m going through a grow out stage but as my hair is so long this could take about 5 years though which is such a long time.

The reason that I stopped colouring my hair was to give myself a break from chemicals in hair dye. I had also dyed my hair for so long that I wasn’t even sure what my natural colour was anymore so I really wanted to give it a chance to grow out and be natural. Over the years I have been a lot of different colours from bright red to light blonde. As I have now discovered my natural colour is brown with quite a few grey hairs appearing. I don’t mind the greys at the moment and am thinking of going a little while longer of not colouring my hair and going with my natural colour until I decide what to do with it.

I have noticed since I stopped colouring my hair it is definitely a lot healthier and shiny. I love the fact that I no longer have to spend hours at the hairdressers getting my hair done and the cost of my haircare has reduced dramatically!

On to the products… for a while last year I full switched to natural products. I tried many products on my journey but couldn’t seem to get my hair right whilst using them. So I decided to switch back to regular hair care products as my basics and add new natural products as I find them and if they work then to stick to them.


I love this Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo. It cleans my hair really well and leaves it smelling really fresh and looking shiny. I had to include it in my haircare empties as I have used this and rebought so many times over the years.

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo review


Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner. I love using this conditioner in rotation with the next conditioner below. I generally alternate between the two every other wash. I also sometimes buy the 3 minute miracle conditioners instead of this one which is also really good.

Aussie Miracle Moise Conditioner Review

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. This is a gorgeous conditioner which is a paraben and sulphate free product. I have been alternating this with the Aussie conditioner and I have noticed that it’s been great for my hair. It also smells so good!

She's Moisture Raw She Butter Restorative conditioner review


Every now and then, probably every 2 weeks, I like to use a treatment on my hair. I have been using a moroccan oil combo recently.

Moroccan Oil Hair Mask review

Restorative Hair Mask – This smaller size tube mask gives great results, I got the smaller size in a moroccan oil set a few months ago and combined with the oil below really works well for me.

Moroccan Oil Treatment – I love the smell of it and have found it very effective at stopping my hair from getting too dry. I usually apply this every other wash as a serum to smooth my hair after styling. I used to use it every time but found that it builds up on the hair this way and it shows on my hair. Also if you have blonde hair use this with caution as I found that when I had blonde hair that it made my hair stain orange if I used too much of it.

Haircare products for long thick hair

I hope you have enjoyed this haircare empties post and learning a little bit about my current hair routine. If you have any questions then please leave me a comment and I will answer them. Also what are your thoughts on colouring your hair? Would you embrace the grey hair and go with your natural hair colour as it changes? Let me know.

  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    I am naturally blonde (not as blonde as I am at the moment, but still blonde), so my greys and whites just blend in. They don’t bother me at all, but my true color makes me look a little tired, especially in the winter when my hair hasnt seen any sun to add some highlights, so I will keep coloring it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      I see what you are saying. Actually I was feeling the same in winter myself and I think that’s probably when I will end up adding colour to my own hair again in the winter if I feel that I need to brighten up my complexion. Your hair does look lovely blonde too.

      • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

        I started with just a few highlights, but the amount of high and lowlight I use now don’t really leave room for natural hair anymore. It looks okay when frowing out though, and that is important to me. My last appointment was in February and I can still get away with it.

        • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

          That’s good that you can go that long in-between appointments. When I had blonde/highlights I was in the hairdressers every 4-6 weeks. It was hard to upkeep but I suppose that’s because my hair is a lot darker than yours. x

  • http://alittlekiran.blogspot.co.uk/ Kiran

    Gorgeous photos! Aussie products sound lovely, I might try them when I run out xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Blog Sale

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      They are the main brand that I seem to return to time and time again and they give great results. x

  • Nina Nguyen

    Thanks for sharing, I def will have to give these a try!!
    xx- Nina


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nina x

  • http://nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com/ Nathalie Alexandra

    I’ve never tried any of the products you’ve mentioned. But always wanted to try that Moroccan oil! My all time favourite shampoo and conditioner are from Natur Vital. They have amazing selections.


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      That sounds great! I will have to check out the brand x

  • http://www.rosyoutlookblog.blogspot.com Kelly Kalinkewicz

    I’m a fan of anything from the Moroccan Oil brand! Definitely need to check out these other products! I’m hair care obsessed lately!

    Rosy Outlook

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kelly x

  • Margaret Dallospedale

    Hi Gemma, this beauty post is very interesting. I don’t know these products, but they sound great
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Maggie x

  • Dominique

    You can’t beat Aussie for affordable hair care, it’s the best! xx


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      I agree xx

  • Holly

    I used to use those Aussie products and had forgotten how much I love them! Your hair always looks amazing Gemma, I am slightly jealous x


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Ahh thank you xx

  • http://bagatyou.com/ Bag at You

    These products look and sound amazing!! Thanks for sharing! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Susanne x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I’ve stopped dying my hair for the last 2 years too, Gemma! I sorta miss the highlights, but I’m hoping that the new greys will kinda look like highlights…ha ha! I know we can’t totally get away from toxins in our life, but I figured this was an easy way to control some of them!!

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Good for you Jodie! These were my thoughts too. I miss the added brightness of a colour but for now I’m happy with the break from it and the condition of my hair has definitely improved! x

  • http://www.thefashionfolks.com The Fashion Folks

    Loved this post!! I love your hair color, didn’t know that part of it was colored though, it suits your perfectly. I’ve heard so much good about Aussie products but haven’t tried yet. Perhaps next time? Shiny hair is always a major plus haha! Xx


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Haha I’ve let my secret out 🙂 Thanks so much Mia. xx

  • http://www.stylecalling.com Lyndi

    This is such a great post Gemma! I love the idea of the empty bottles – products you actually used to the very last drop! I used to use Moroccan oil all the time – so good if you have curly hair. Love all the photos with the roses too – so pretty!


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lyndi

  • Amy Eade

    Your hair does always look incredible so it’s nice to know what you use. I hadn’t coloured my hair for a few years until recently when I had a bit of blonde in the ends. I like to think I’d embrace the grey, but who knows! I’m quite lucky that my hair is a dirty blonde anyway so they wouldn’t really show up until I got a lot!
    Amy xx

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy that’s nice to know xx

  • http://www.thestylecontour.com Jalisa

    I’m so glad you loved the Shea Moisture conditioner, their products are wonderful! I actually began using their marshmallow infused set a couple of months ago and love it! I have to to try that Moroccan Oil treatment, it sounds great, thanks for the heads up on the application though because my hair gets super greasy easily, so I’ll have to use caution. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Jalisa the Shea Moisture is another purchased fuelled by you haha. I actually wrote about it when I first bought it and recommended your review. I’m so happy that I discovered the Shea Moisture brand on your blog! Have a great day beautiful. xxx

  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    Your hair always looks amazing and I love getting a peak into your routine. I need to check out your favorites!

    Doused In Pink

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jill x

  • http://loveofmode.com/ Tamara

    Shea Moisture is on of my favorite haircare brands!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tamara x

  • http://www.theglossychic.com The Glossychic

    These products sound amazing. I’m interested in the conditioners.

    The Glossychic

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks they are great x

  • Sabrina Pickett

    I love moraccan oil!!!! It has always been my favorite.



    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Sabrina x

  • http://theSTYLEtti.com theSTYLEtti

    I absolutely love this post, Gemma! You are one of my hair idols, and so, it is the perfect topic for you to address. I am also moving away from toxic chemicals in my beauty routine, and I think it was a very wise choice to go with your natural color. I may have to try some Aussie products. Your natural color is beautiful!
    xo, janea

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Wow thank you so much Janea, I feel so flattered by your comment 🙂 That’s really great to hear that you are moving away from toxic chemicals it’s such a great move. The Aussie products are brilliant although they are not natural. I am yet to find a good natural shampoo that works for me so when I do I will be reviewing it here. Have a lovely day! xx

  • http://www.mermaidinheels.com Cielo Fronteras

    Nice products you got here!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thank you Cielo x

  • http://www.mydailywear.co.uk Izabela Nair

    I have to try that Moroccan Oil treatment. I’ve been skipping conditioner over the past few weeks and I’ve noticed how dry my hair has got.


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Izabela x

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Jane Atelier

    These look amazing, I love Moroccan oil

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • http://www.lucismorsels.com/ Luci’s Morsels

    The Moroccan Oil Treatment and hair mask sound interesting, I’ll definitely have to give them a try!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Luci x

  • http://www.velvetblush.co.uk Velvet Blush

    I have black hair so if I started to get a lot of greys I would probably dye it just so it isn’t noticeable 🙂 x

    Velvet Blush

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks, yes they do how up more on dark hair. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Nina

    I sometimes use this Raw Shea Butter conditioner and my hair loves it.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nina x

  • http://www.cateyesandskinnyjeans.com Erika Sorocco

    The Moroccan Oil sounds brilliant!


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Erika x


    Love knowing what hair products people like. I’ve never tried any of these, but I want to

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Filipa x

  • http://www.bauchlefashion.com/?m=1 Heather Noire

    I love this list! I heard a lot about the Aussie series of products. They have an amazing hair spray as well. Loved your products here all are so perfect 🙂



    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Heather x

  • http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/ Eniwhere Fashion

    I don’t know this brand but from your review it seems really good. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Eni x

  • Mahi Chaurasia
    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mahi x

  • http://amyevans.blog Amy

    I love Moroccan Oil so much, I agree with Janea your hair always looks so healthy!

    http://amyevans.blog – Amy

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x