Hair Of The Day – Tousled Curls!

I recently got even more cut off my hair and am loving it! It’s so easy to style and maintain. Today I decided to sport some soft, barely there tousled curls! Stay tuned for more hairstyle posts in the coming weeks!

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All I did was wash my hair with my Alberto Balsam ‘coconut and lychee’ shampoo which I absolutely love as it works so well and is really affordable at £1! Then I sprayed on some of my Dove ‘oxygen moisture root lift spray’ which gives my limp my hair a lot of volume and I applied some argan oil to the ends. After this I took sections around one and a half inches wide and used my GHD straightners to curl the hair in varying directions for a more natural look. After around 5 minutes of letting the curls set I tipped my head upside down and ran my fingers through to loosen them up and sprayed some hairspray to help the style last. Quick and easy – perfect for everyday!

What do you think? Do any of you have any tips for styling short hair?

 

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Top 3 Fake Tans

I’ve been experimenting a lot over the past few months with different fake tans, some of which left me looking streaky and awful and a select few leaving me with a gorgeous natural looking glow. Today i’m going to share with you my top three tanners this summer!

#1  Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer
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I absolutely love this tanner! Read what I think about it here.

#2 Dove Summer Glow

This gradual tanner gives my skin a natural, glowing tan without the awful smell. It also goes on smoothly, does not go streaky and can be applied just like a normal moisturizer with your hands (as long as you give them a wash afterwards!)

I find that the shade ‘light to medium’ works best on my skin tone.

#3 Garnier Summer Body

This is an amazing product! It leaves my skin feeling extremely soft for days and gives a gorgeous, natural looking colour which fades evenly. It also sinks in instantly meaning you can get dressed straight after application without that horrible sticky feeling. I usually apply it around 2-3 times a week to keep it topped up and glowing!

Have you tried any of these self tanners?

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Updated Haircare Routine For Long Hair

I did a haircare routine back in April 2013 but since then most of the products that I used have changed; so I decided to create an updated post informing you how I maintain my long, fine hair.

Shampoo And Conditioner

I tend to switch out my shampoo and conditioner quite a lot, but lately i’ve been using the L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology line and I’m loving it! It makes my hair look so much thicker and volumised whilst still feeling smooth and sleek.

Hair Oil

After running out of my beloved Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil I decided to try out the OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil as it is slightly more affordable at £6.99 from Boots. It claims to ‘penetrate the hair shaft restoring shine and softness whilst strengthening’ the hair. I’m not 100% sure about the strengthening part as I’ve only used it for a few weeks, but it does make your hair soft, shiny and manageable without leaving any sort of residue. All is spread a small amount (about the size of a 20p piece) throughout the lengths and ends of my damp hair and then  comb it through to distribute. Then when I blow dry my hair it’s left both feeling and looking glorious.

Root Lifting Spray

I recently started to use the Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray to add volume to my roots, read what I think about it here.

Heat Protection

I use the Avon advance techniques heat protection styler if I’m going to blow dry, straighten or curl my hair, which isn’t very often. This spray is light, affordable and smells lovely which is always a bonus.

Hair Mask

I use coconut oil weekly to  help keep my hair and scalp healthy. Read about how I use it here.

Brushes

As for brushes I’m still using my tangle teezer which you can read about in my last haircare routine post.  I also use a wide tooth comb when my hair is wet to avoid any unnecessary breakage.

Tips for growing long hair

  • Cut down on washing your hair. I’ve got extremely fine hair and I found this step hard when I was growing out my hair as I always felt like my hair looked so greasy on the second day! Just use some dry shampoo (batiste is my favourite) and try and make the time between washing longer, after a few weeks you’ll start to notice that your hair doesn’t look as greasy on the days after washing and you’ll notice huge amounts of hair growth  after a couple of months, trust me! I only wash my hair twice a week now and it has never been so long and healthy.
  • Do coconut oil hair masks. Coconut oil is absolutely amazing for your hair, saturate both your scalp and ends in it, cover with a shower cap and sleep on it. Yes you’ll look crazy but it’s honestly worth it! When you wake up, shampoo your hair twice and it will be left feeling like silk. It will also help with growth as it’s keeping your scalp healthy too.
  • Stop using hot tools! Using straighteners or curlers on your hair daily makes it brittle and more likely to break, meaning your goal of long hair will never be achieved. I’m not saying never use them, just try and cut it down to once or twice a week.

What are your favourite hair products?

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Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray

As a girl with extremely fine, long hair I always struggle to keep volume at the roots. I’ve tried numerous products claiming to help hold my hair and stop it falling flat, but instead I was left with crispy looking, limp hair. I had honestly given up and was either just embracing the lack of volume – or just tying my hair up until I could get some of the length chopped off. Then I saw the advert for Dove’s oxygen moisture line on the TV and was intrigued – what difference does the oxygen make?

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I decided to give it a go and bought a bottle when I was in Boots a few weeks ago and I couldn’t believe the results! I sprayed it all through my roots, massaged it in then brushed through my hair to disperse it. On this particular day I didn’t blow dry my hair and it still worked! I could see instantly that my hair just looked thicker and my roots looked lifted – and best of all my hair didn’t feel like I had put any products in it at all! Since then I’ve used it and blow dried my hair after – and the results are even better. It lasts until the next wash too which is great if you choose not to wash your hair everyday, as it stays lifted so your hair doesn’t look as flat or greasy.

For £6.99 I would definitely give it a go and see how it works for you!

Have any of you tried the Dove oxygen moisture root lifting spray?

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My Top 5 Favourite Products For Summer

1. Kiehl’s rare earth deep pore daily cleanser.

This is honestly the best cleanser I have ever used. It gently exfoliates my skin without being irritating and helps to keep oiliness and blemishes at bay. It is a little pricey at around £18 a bottle, but it lasts a few months and works brilliantly – so its worth it!

2.  Soap and Glory ‘girligo’ body moisturising mist.

This moisturizing mist not only smells fantastic, but it absorbs really quickly too, perfect for when you’re in a hurry or don’t feel like using a heavy moisturizer on a hot summer day.

3. Dove summer glow

This gradual tanner gives my skin a natural, glowing tan without the awful smell. It also goes on smoothly, does not go streaky and can be applied just like a normal moisturizer with your hands (as long as you give them a wash afterwards!)

I find that the shade ‘light to medium’ works best on my skin tone.

4. Aussie aussome volume dry shampoo

This is honestly one of the best dry shampoo’s that I have ever used. It doesn’t leave any sort of white cast even on dark hair and gives my hair fantastic volume which lasts all day.

It also smells fantastic, which is a bonus.

5. Kiehl’s ultra facial oil free lotion

This cream keeps my skin feeling soft whilst looking matte and doesn’t cause me to break out. It also sinks into the skin really quickly so you don’t have to wait around before putting on your makeup

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