Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

Hair products under $50 to help prep you for your big day

Not only is your wedding day one of the biggest days of your life, it’s also probably one of the most expensive days too! There’s so many things to do and get done prior that often, looking after the most important thing YOU is put on the back burner until last minute.

One thing I think we forget about often, is looking after our hair. Stress and being run down can have a huge impact on your hairs growth, shine and overall appearance so below I have put together a few products that are not only budget friendly but will also keep your mane in shape with minimal effort.

I have put in bold my personal faves that I have Tried, Tested & Loved!!


NEW L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Masque RRP$38.00
Serie Expert Inforcer Masque is recommended for fragile and breaking hair – especially long hair.With a Biotin and B6 vitamin-enriched boost, this reinforcing masque is designed to target breakage and split ends, leaving hair soft and healthy. With continued use, Serie Expert Inforcer Masque will
help your hair become more resistant and stronger.

L’Oréal Professionnel Smartbond /$45.00
Smartbond is L’Oréal Professionnel’s innovative, and unique system that protects and strengthens the hair during technical services (such as bleaching and hair colouring). Added to colour to minimise any potential damage, Smartbond is designed to protect the bonds deep within the hair and strengthen
them during colouring and lightening processes.  The system consists of three components, the first two being used in-salon and the third at home in the form of a conditioner used weekly (RRP$45.00).Smartbond has perfect synergy with existing L’Oréal Professionnel products and it’s use results in coloured hair that is stronger, softer and shinier.  Discover it now at your L’Oréal Professionnel salon.

Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Gloss Scrub RRP$35.00
Ideal for hair that benefits from a deep cleanse but also requires a boost of lustrous shine, Diamond Oil Glow Dry Gloss Scrub uses easy to rinse soft exfoliants to purify hair while producing lightweight moisture. Perfect for those that crave an extra clean feel, light weight fast-absorbing silicone oils moisturise without build up.

Matrix Total Results Brass Off range RRP$24.50
Providing a more visible neutralization for lightened hair, new Matrix Total Results Brass Off range strengthens and softens porous hair while reducing brassy tones in blondes. New Brass Off technology contains strong toning pigments to neutralise unwanted yellow and light orange tones while vitamin oil adds smoothness, suppleness and softness for perfect blonde care. The range consists of four products- in- salon Brass Off Blue Toner for a custom toning treatment and Brass Off
Vitamin Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for blonde maintenance at home.


Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask RRP$5.00ea
Inspired by Korean skincare, Total Results has created the Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask to repair damaged hair. This revolutionary pink, single-use (and breakthrough) formula intensely nourishes, revitalizes and strengthens hair in just 60 seconds. It can be used on any and all hair types and is not color depositing.

NEW L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Fresh Care Geranium Colour Radiance range RRP$17.99ea
L’Oréal scientists are dedicated to crafting premium botanical hair care, bringing science and beautiful, healthy hair together. Using only the purest ingredients from across the globe, the Botanicals Geranium Colour Radiance range from L’Oréal Paris is ideal for reviving coloured hair with a formula free from parabens, silicone and colourants.

Featuring a pure distillation of Geranium, best known for restoring hair strands and follicles, Botanicals Geranium Colour Radiance Shampoo lathers to a fine, non-stripping foam to cleanse, while the Botanicals Geranium Colour Radiance Conditioner restores glow with a luxurious creamy texture. Achieve a revitalising vibrancy with an aromatic scent using the Botanicals Geranium Colour Radiance Spray, simply apply to wet hair to help even the most depleted coloured hair find it’s better

Matrix Biolage R.A.W Recover Shampoo & Conditioner $39

Helps to restore hair with Yucca and Goji Berry leaving stressed hair to feel replenished. 70% Natural origin, no sulfates, no silicones, no artificial colorants

Matrix Hydrasource Detangling Solution $34

Dry Hair can be prone to breakage and lacks manageability and shine. Inspired by the aloe plant that never seems to dry. Biolage Hydrasource detangling solution for dry hair helps optimize moisture balance for healthy looking hair.

– Instantly renews moisture for healthy looking hair
– Detangles and controls static for less frizz and fly aways
– Paraben-free formula is also suitable for color-treated hair

Products can be purchased in Salons or online at any of the below sites



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