Quick Tip – Coconut Oil For Healthy Hair

Slather organic coconut oil all over your hair from root to tip, massage it in and leave on overnight with a shower cap over to protect your pillowcases. The next morning wash it off and you’ll be left with gorgeous, soft, smooth hair. This also helps if you’re trying to grow out your hair as it keeps both your hair and scalp healthy.

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Andrew Barton I Love Volume Hot Rollers

I received these rollers as a Christmas gift two years ago and never really used them as I wasn’t sure how, I was also a bit worried they would be difficult to use and leave my hair looking a hot mess. A few weeks ago I decided I was going to give them a proper chance and looked at some tutorials on Youtube. Since then I’ve been using them constantly! They’re extremely easy to use and leave gorgeous curls that lasts for days (or until the next wash). All you need to do is section your hair and put the curlers in, directing them away from your face, I tend to use the larger rollers on the top half of my hair to add volume and the smaller ones on the bottom as this is where I’d like the most curls. Then all you need is a touch of hairspray and you should be left with soft voluminous curls – perfect for any occasion.

The only issue I have is that they take a good half an hour to heat up – which isn’t great if your short on time. However, as long as your prepared, you shouldn’t have an issue with this.

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Sorry about this awful quality photo – but this shows the rollers going towards the back of my head.

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Have any of you tried these hot rollers?

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Tresemme Treatment 7 Day Smooth

The Tresemme 7 day smooth treatment never really appealed to me as I didn’t think that it would do much for my fine hair; however after receiving a sample with a Miss Selfridge order I decided to give it a go.

All you do is apply 8-10 pumps onto towel dried hair, avoiding the scalp, and blow dry. Once your hair is completely dry, straighten it in small sections repeating around 3-5 times on each section. This does make your hair extremely soft and manageable, however it was extremely time consuming to go through all of my long hair. For this reason I don’t think that I would repurchase the treatment as it just isn’t worth it for me as my hair is quite straight anyway, although I can definitely see how it would work brilliantly on coarser, curly hair.

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What are your thoughts on the product?

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How To: Easy Overnight Waves/Texture

When searching the internet for easy ways to get curls in my hair overnight I came across this extremely easy trick to add gorgeous curls into any hair type! My hair is long, straight and flat so it can be a challenge to get any sort of texture in it without using hot tools – which takes forever! However, since I started twist braiding my hair while it’s damp I haven’t had to curl my hair for weeks and just wake up with amazing natural volume and casual soft waves.

All I do is part my damp hair into two sections and then tightly twist braid it and put it into two buns at the nape of my neck. If you aren’t sure how to do this, follow this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsGuWokn47A

The next morning all I need to do gently undo the braids and buns and add some hairspray, brilliant if you’re in a rush!

The waves also look amazing thrown into a high ponytail (as seen below).

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Do any of you have any heatless ways to add volume and texture into straight hair?

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Review: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil

Finally, an oil for fine hair!


I’ve tried and tested multiple different oils for my fine yet frizzy hair over the past few years and had almost given up my search until I tried this. The Liz Earle botanical shine nourishing hair oil is extremely lightweight and can be used either before blow drying to minimise drying time and protect against heat, or after to help tame fly away and smooth the hair. I personally like to use it prior to drying as I feel it is most effective at keeping my hair looking sleek, but if i notice any fly aways afterwards i’ll use it to help with those too.
My hair has honestly never felt so healthy and strong, and along with doing my coconut oil hair mask (which I mention in my haircare routine for long hair)  once a week I’ve noticed a huge reduction in split ends.

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Why not give it a go and see how it works for your hair type?
Whats your holy grail hair product?

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Hair Of The Day

This simple fishtail braid is great for keeping your hair out of your face and adds detail to a plain look.

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Just grab the front section of your hair, braid it and secure it with an elastic band.

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Hair Of The Day

I’ve been wearing this fishtail braid a lot recently as it’s extremely convenient when your in a rush and can be done on damp hair. This is great as it means no heat which is good for your hair, and no fussing with the hairdryer in the morning. It also gives really pretty waves when you take it out which is a bonus!

It does look quite complicated but I promise you it’s not, just follow a tutorial on Youtube and once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to do it in a matter of minutes.

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Do any of you have an easy, fuss free summer hairstyle?

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Haircare Routine For Long Hair

I’ve finally found the perfect hair routine to suit my long, straight oily yet dry hair so i thought i would share it with you all.

Shampoo and conditioner

Lets start off with the basics; shampoo and conditioner.

I like to change up my shampoo and conditioner a lot; this is not only because I’ve heard your hair can get used to them and they wont work as well, but because I just love trying out new products. The ones i am using (and loving) at the moment are the Tresemme moisture rich shampoo and conditioner. These smell lovely and leave my hair feeling really clean and soft, and they’re a good price too at £3.59 for a 500ml bottle at Boots.

Once a week i also like to use my Lush solid shampoo bar in ‘new’ which i have a review of here (http://youniquechic.com/2012/02/review-lush-new-solid-shampoo-bar/) to give my hair a deep clean and remove any build up.

Deep treatments

I try to do my Tresemme Keratin Smooth hair mask once or twice a week to give my hair a deep condition. This treatment leaves your hair feeling gorgeously soft and healthy and is extremely convenient as it can be left on for a few minutes in the shower after shampooing then rinsed out.

If my hair is really feeling awful and just needs a really deep moisturise i like to slather coconut oil all over it and leave it in for an hour or so to sink in then wash it out. This also gives amazing results but takes a lot longer than the Tresemme option so i only do it if i have time to spare.

Styling

I don’t really use styling products regularly, and haven’t found my holy grail heat protectant product yet so i have nothing to reccomend on that front. However, after shampooing i really like to use the Tresemme split remedy leave in conditioner to help smooth my ends and help me to comb through my knotty hair.

Brushes

I recently purchased a tangle teezer brush and have absolutely no idea how i lived without one for so long! It brushes tangles out of my hair extremely gently and doesn’t pull out any unnecessary hairs. It can also be used in the shower and is the perfect size for carrying around in my bag, all around amazing brush i couldn’t reccomend it enough!

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