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Protect and Perfect gets even Better!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Protect and Perfect Glossy Locks SpritzBoots No7 Protect and Perfect range has almost achieved cult status in the last year or so. Their Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum claimed, like other similar products, to be scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles. However, as a BBC documentary showed, the product was pioneered after many tests and trials were carried out. It did indeed reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by premature aging, and in particular damage done by the sun.

Boots have now launched a Protect and Perfect product for hair, the Glossy Locks Hair Spritz that will protect hair from sun, chlorine and sea, so it’s perfect for taking on holiday. Simply spray it all over and hair is protected. It’s also got a lovely summery smell to it and won’t make your hair look greasy. At £5.75 it’s a steal for a product from a premium range, and it’s also available in the current buy one get one free offer on Boots’ No7 suncare.

Stock up for a late summer holiday or winter sun trip now from the Boots website or in any Boots store.

Satin Bow Hairband

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Topshop Satin Bow HairbandHairbands are a great way to jazz your hair up when it’s hanging loose, and Topshop have got some great hairbands to add some drama to your hair with no kerbigrips or hairspray involved!

This Satin Bow Hairband is a really simply way to create the current bow trend sweeping the nation. The thin black band has a huge red bow attached, which means you can position it at either side and there’s no need to worry about it falling out.

Wear it during the day as a stand out accessory to a casual outfit, or wear it with a little black dress as a great statement piece.

It’s available in red, pink, purple and black so there’s one to match every outfit and mood.

At £25 it’s a touch extravagant for a hairband, but the bow is 100% silk and bows are a trend we’ll be seeing throughout AW08.

Available now from Topshop online and instore.

Ban Oily hair…with Oil

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Body Shop Olive Glossing ShampooWe’ve all heard that olive oil is good for your hair, but personally I’ve always been a bit scared to try it incase it wouldn’t rinse out and my hair ended up, well, oily. Luckily, The Body Shop have produced their Olive Glossing Shampoo. It contains olive leaf extract rather than oil, which makes hair glossy as well as helping to protect hair from damage. And, because it’s The Body Shop, you can lather up guilt free, as the oil is sourced from a co-operative in Italy, making sure that it’s top quality and the producers get a fair cut of the profit.The shampoo also contains organic honey which moisturises and conditions the hair.

There’s also a conditioner, which does contain organic olive oil which gets right inside the hair to condition and nourish, as well as protect.

If you fancy trying it, the shampoo and conditioner are available in a small 60ml size which contains enough for 3 or 4 washes, and perfect for taking on holiday.

Find it at The Body Shop online or in store.

Travel Light

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Charles Worthington Take AwaysPacking for your holidays is always a nightmare, no matter where you’re going or how long you’re going for. And once all the clothes and shoes are squeezed into the suitcase there’s that awful moment of horror when you realise you haven’t even started on make-up and toiletries.

No matter how nice the free shampoo in the hotel looks, it’s always nice to have your own stuff with you. Taking a huge bottle of shampoo and conditioner is impossible, which is why mini sizes are great.

Boots are currently offering 3 for 2 on Professional Hair Minis, so you can stock up on all your favourite, familiar items without over stuffing your suitcase or breaking the bank. The Charles Worthington Takeaways range is particularly good as there’s a huge variety from volume conditioner to shine on shampoo, and heat protection spray to hairspray. There’s even a special UV-protection range to look after your hair if you’re off to sunnier shores.

Available in store or at Boots online.

Curls Ahoy!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Rageaze Twist & Curl WrapsHaving straight hair, I have, of course, always had a desire to have curly hair. I also, however, have very thick hair, and as a result my many efforts with the curling tongs have lasted approximately 30 minutes before the curls dropped out and I was left with unfortunate looking kinks.

Rollers were also a non-starter for me, as, when I put them in wet hair to dry overnight I a) nearly suffocated as I had to sleep face down to avoid squashing the rollers, b) my hair, due to it’s thickness and being rolled and twisted, often wasn’t dry by morning and c) I never had enough rollers to do all my hair.

So I’m rather excited to have found these Rageaze Twist & Curl Wraps. They only take an hour, can be done in dry hair, and there are 25 sheets in a pack, which should be more than enough for my hair. You simple roll up a section of hair in the pre-soaked tissues and tie the ends up. They’re also kinder to your hair than rollers and tongs and are cheaper too at only £4.35, available at HQ Hair.