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Easy Rollers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Boots Essentials Bendy RollersCurling straight hair can be a pain at the best of times, but using rollers can make things especially tricky. Most of the time hair just doesn’t stay put, or hair ends up in a huge tangle. Boots Essential Bendy Rollers do make things a bit easier though. Made of wire encased in foam tubes, all you need to do is roll up the hair and then twist the ends together, and voila, they stay put. They’re also really easy to undo again, just untwist the top and roll them out for lovely curls.

They can be used on wet hair or dry hair, and you can vary how tight you want the curls by how tight you wind them. You get eight in a box, but if you’ve got thicker or longer hair, you might need more. At £5.60 a box the bendy rollers are definitely a cheap way to curl your hair.

You can buy them from Boots online or in stores.

The New Alice Band

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Accessorize Double Strand Chain BandoBallet style hairbands, otherwise known as bandos are really big right now, and they’re great for keeping your hair out of your eyes, or just adding a bit of detail when wearing hair loose. Accessorize have got a huge selection, whether you’re looking for a smart, casual, or statement band. This Double Strand Chain and Ribbon Bando, costing £8, is perfect for casual and smart. The black and gold detailing is reminiscent of Chanel, and the double layer means it’ll definitely get noticed. The elasticated back means it’s easy to slip on, but you don’t need to worry about the chain getting tangled in your hair at the back.

Bandos are also helpful for creating sweeping updos – pulling back the hair at the front of the head will make the back look more voluminous.

There are plenty of different styles and detailing to choose from, so have a look over at Accessorize.

Colour Me Different

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Purple HairChristmas is a great time to consider changing your hair colour – a new shade is the ultimate party accessory, and a great way to give relatives something to talk about! Just before you reach for the peroxide though, make sure you choose a shade that’ll compliment your skin tone.

If you’re feeling brave, then how about purple? This season’s hottest colour doesn’t just have to be for clothes, for the truly daring why not opt for something like in the picture? Drastic yes, but you could always dye it back to a more natural shade in the new year, and this cut will look great with any colour. Be sure to go to a salon for this though – it’s definitely not a do it yourself job.

Generally though, it’s about subtlety, think muted, not peroxide blonde, and warm light brown tones, like toffee, butterscotch and honey.

Finally, don’t forget to invest in a good colour protect shampoo and conditioner, to keep your hair looking tip top. Try Paul Mitchell’s range of Colour Protect Daily Shampoo and Conditioner, now reduced at HQ Hair.

The Natural Way

Friday, November 7th, 2008

MOP Mixed Greens ShampooNatural products are great for giving your hair a rest from all the harsh chemicals in some shampoo and conditioner, and they always seem to smell much nicer for having natural ingredients in.

Modern Organic Products (MOP) make their products using not only all-natural, food based ingredients, but organic too – good for you and the environment.

Their Mixed Greens Shampoo and Coniditioner is perfect for this time of year, as it’s specially designed to give extra moisture to try hair. It contains Olive Oil, which as we all know is the ultimate ingredient to inject moisture into hair. It also has Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which is great for removing any chemical build up and residue left in hair by other products.

MOP Mixed Greens Shampoo and Conditioner cost £9.45 each and are available from Boots online or instore.

Exploding Kirby Grips

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Dorothy Perkins Exploding Stone ClipsKirby grips are, let’s face it, one of the most boring hair accessories on the planet. Annoyingly though, they’re also pretty essential when it comes to doing almost any kind of hair style, or even just keep your fringe off your face in the gym.

Luckily though, Dorothy Perkins have taken two of the humble grips and turned them into something lovely! These Exploding Stone Clips are great accessories, and useful too. The exploding effect rhinestone gems will add a sparkly detail. Wear them with hair down to pin the sides back, or add them to an up do for a bit of sparkle.

Clips like this are also great for accessorising an evening outfit as a change to, or as well as, a bracelet or necklace.

The Exploding Stone Clips cost £5 for a pack of 2 from Dorothy Perkins instore or online.