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Archive for August, 2007

Girls Aloud Beauty Tips!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Girls AloudIf you’re a huge fan of Girls Aloud and would love to get to know them more whilst gaining all their hair and beauty secrets, check out Sun Silk’s live web cast with the girls, for a full 40 minutes they’ll reveal their favourite straightners, hair do’s and even how many times they wash their hair! If 40 minutes seems a bit too long you can always check out the highlights, which takes a quick 9 minutes! I will definitely be watching with a pen and paper to write down all their beauty tips, as the girls always look so great, go on girls share your secrets!

Treat Me Right

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Bed Head Treat Me RightTreat Me Right is yet another must have product from Bed Head. It is found under the conditioners section but it is actually an intensive hair mask that is going to create silky and shiny hair and can be used on all hair types. It not only works wonders on your hair but it refreshes your scalp as well. This hair mask has a yummy peppermint scent so it will leave your locks looking and smelling gorgeous.

It’s not just your skin and body you have to look after, you have to take care of your hair as well, unfortunately the sun and winter weather does more damage than we realise and you won’t actually notice the difference straight away. As you get older, when you’re trying to look younger is when the effects will take their toll. So the label Treat Me Right says it all. Available at HQ Hair for £12.05.


Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Tigi CatfightI can just see the fights starting when your brother or partner sees this in your bathroom cabinet. Catfight is a strong hold texturising gum that is suitable for all hair types, so girls you’ll have to hide this one from the boys! It has better results when used on short hair as it defines and separates the hair so it will give you the look you’re after.

Instead of leaving your locks looking greasy or knotty, this will define each strand of hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair so you can go for the beach look or the just got up look. Catfight is produced by Catwalk (Tigi) and is available at HQ Hair. It costs £12.45 and it comes in a funky ball shape pot.

Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Sleek Mask

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Pantene Smooth and Sleek MaskPantene really do cater for all hair types and colours. This intensive conditioning mask is from the smooth and sleek range and is a treatment to be used to turn dry, straight or wavy hair into gorgeous smooth and silky hair all day long. There is a lot of controversy as to whether these products actually do as the labels say but I have used quite a few of Pantene’s products and I think they work great.

I have always been really pleased with the outcome, so I think I will have to try one of these masks as well. They are available on the Pantene Pro-V Website and are sold in most supermarkets. Unlike many salon based products, these are usually sold at affordable prices.

Redken Vivagen Treatment

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Redken Vivagen TreatmentI have recently discovered HQHair.com, a hair and beauty store that sells everything for hair, nails, make-up and accessories. It even sells items for your home and electrical appliances. This leave in treatment known as Vivagen is manufactured by Redken. It is for fine or lifeless hair and gives enrichment to your locks that will encourage a fuller and more volumised appearance.

Sometimes my hair can seem quite lifeless so I’m definitely going to try one of these treatments to see what difference it makes; I’m always one for trying something new. Also available in the same range is the Redken shampoo and a hair cleansing cream, which are both recommended to be used for best results. It costs £20.75 for a 150ml bottle and is available from hqhair.com.

S Factor Heat Defender

Friday, August 24th, 2007

S Factor Heat DefenderTigi just keep on launching wonderful products and usually they’re exactly what we’re all after. This flat iron shine spray is a heat defender and does exactly what the label says. When you’re going to use your straighteners to iron out your hair, this product will protect your hair from heat damage; it will also nourish your hair and add super shine.

You can use on wet or dry hair and it is UV protective, so you can use in the sunshine to protect your locks. S Factors Heat Defender will absorb the heat from all your styling tools and feed your hair vitamins, whilst adding gloss to your locks to make it look gorgeous. You can also purchase the colour savvy shampoo and conditioner in the same range. More information at www.tigihaircare.com.

Avocado and Mayo Conditioner

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

AvocadosYes you read the title correctly! Apparently avocado and mayonnaise is a fantastic conditioner for your hair. It livens up those locks giving them a shiny glow and provides a great source of nutrients for dry or damaged hair.

MayonnaiseAll you need to do is mash up one avocado and mix with half a cup of mayonnaise, apply to your locks as though it were a normal conditioner and leave on for half an hour to soak in thoroughly.

A proper nourishing experience for your hair and scalp without the additives of a branded conditioner!

Via Beauty Secrets Revealed

Textured Chignon

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Textured ChignonStraight off the catwalk for Matthew Williamson this style will never go out of fashion, the chignon is a great way to style the hair as it looks sophisticated without trying to hard. Models on and off the catwalk have been wearing their hair like this for years for a natural yet chic look. There are so many diffrerent types of chignons these days but they all give the same overall effect.

Bumble and Bumble have kindly given us directions on how to achieve the ‘Textured Chignon,’ which involves exaggerating the back bun whilst still having a sleek finish on top. They have also recommended some hair products to help us along the way! Unfortunatley this style will only work on long hair.

The End Of Straightening?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Tresemmé Philips Pro Ceramic Diamond HairdryerApparently straightening is sooo last month and the latest craze with celebs such as Eva Longoria is the shiny blow-dry look. This fab new Tresemmé Philips Pro Ceramic Diamond Hairdryer is perfect for adding that bounce back into your locks, and the best part … the diamond coated airvents react with your hair to make it fabulously shiny.

Personally I don’t know if I’m quite ready to hand over my straighteners just yet – the shiny blow-dry effect will take some getting used to after years of ironing out any imperfections in my hair! But if you’re braver than me this new hairdryer’s for you!

Available from Amazon for £25.

Age Recharge

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Luxury Hair KitUnfortunately time can have effect on the scalp and hair just like it does on the skin. For example your scalp can feel dry and tight due to reduced sebum production and your hair can appear thin and fragile with little shine. If you can relate to this you’ll be happy to know Kerastase have come to your rescue with their new Age Recharge range.

This new range that is enriched with lipids and vitamin E to hydrate dry scalps and revitalise tired hair. Your hair will feel fuller, softer and shinier than ever before! Hoorah! You can treat yourself to a luxury hair care kit for just £30, this includes the whole range of Age Recharge products including a scented candle, a calming music cd and a little book of Kerastase secrets, great for a relaxing night in.