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'I'm a beauty blogger. Here are my favourite products for fine, flat hair.'

As a beauty blogger and mum in my 30s, I have had the opportunity to trial countless brands of hair products and I finally feel like I have found my perfect collection.

I have fine, straight, flat, dry, colour-treated blonde hair that's prone to brassy tones - so I wanted to share my favourites with you!

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From shampoo and conditioner to dry shampoo and toner, here's a helpful breakdown of all the very best products I've tried and loved for fine, flat hair.

Shampoo and Conditioner: Virtue Labs Recovery Shampoo, $56 and Virtue Labs Recovery Conditioner, $60.

The Virtue Labs Recovery range is perfect for me because it is made especially for dry, damaged and colour-treated hair. 

The shampoo works to remove daily product build-up (think your dry shampoo) and oils with sulphate-free cleansing agents and repairs damage caused by heat, chemicals and colour treatments. 

The conditioner has a rich formula to repair my brittle ends, but still leaves my flat hair feeling light, shiny and silky. 

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Both are uniquely made with alpha Keratin 60ku - an innovative ingredient that can bind directly to damaged areas of the hair, leaving it shinier, stronger and healthier. 

I am obsessed, and this is by far the best hair duo I have found. 

Leave In Conditioner: Gisou Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner, $51.

I had never tried the Instagram famous brand Gisou before buying this product, but I was searching for a miracle to help protect my hair from heat and breakage and give it some extra hydration. 

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This Honey Infused Leave In Conditioner comes in a chic spray bottle, and is a lightweight, multi-tasking hair conditioning spray enriched with mirsalehi honey, rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. 

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I spray it onto my hair after I towel dry, and it has made a world of difference. I am almost empty and will absolutely repurchase and I will try more from the Gisou line.  

Toner: Pureology Color Fanatic Topcoat and Tone Blue, $35.

When I tell you my hair goes warm and brassy quickly, I am not joking. My hairdresser and I have worked for years to tone my hair regularly and it gets very expensive for me. 

But then I came across this product – the Pureology Color Fanatic Top Coat + Tone Blue

Instead of the popular purple which tones yellow, the blue tones orange which my hair pretty much looks three weeks post professional treatment.

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This blue top coat is formulated for dark blonde to dark brunette hair and neutralises and tones out brassy orange hues. 

I am left with silky, shiny strands in just five minutes. I use this in my shower about once every two weeks and I haven’t had to go to the hairdresser in six months!

Detangler: O&M Know Knott Conditioning Detangler Spray, $35.95.

Knotty hair be gone with this magical spray. My hairdresser used this on me in the salon and I have been hooked ever since. 

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My fine hair used to be such a nightmare to comb through until I started using this after every hair wash.  

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This is a conditioning detangling spray to free hair of damaging knots. The ultra hydrating formula is blended with a union of nourishing Australian macadamia and argan oils that protect the hair and leave it glossy and knot-free, ready for styling. 

It's also perfect for post-ocean swims and on kids too.  

Volume: Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, $68.

My hair is so fine, so straight, and so flat and I don’t have the time or energy to use heat styling curlers or wands or anything to give myself some volume in the morning. 

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So instead, all I do is use this dry hairspray on my dry hair, ruffle my fingers through it, flip my hair and voila – beautiful volumised hair that lasts all day.

Expensive yes, but worth it to me because it is such a timesaver.

Hairbrush: Tangle Teezer The Wet Detangler Fine and Fragile Brush, $25.50.

I literally was pulling my hair out trying to comb through it while it was wet or damp after a shower. This hairbrush has helped my hair so much and it is no longer being damaged from my reckless tugging. 

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This Tangle Teezer brush is designed for those who have fine, colour-treated and fragile hair. 

It can be used on wet or dry hair and features 30 per cent softer teeth which allows for gentle smoothing and detangling of the hair without the need for pulling or tugging. 

Dry Shampoo: Batiste Original, $9.99.

I am so late to the dry shampoo game it isn’t even funny. But as I became a mum, I realised it was no longer possible to be able to wash my fine and oily prone hair every day as I used to. 

Now I wash my hair once, maybe twice a week. In between washes I use dry shampoo – the Batiste Original to be exact. 

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This one is my favourite for removing any oil and leaving my hair feeling fresh and light with a bit of body. Super affordable and I prefer the powdery texture more than some wet texture ones I have tried.  

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