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Queen For a Day

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Queen for a DayHave you got hair that’s lost its volume? Do you feel your hair has got too thin and you cant do anything with it? Well…..now u can! This cool product from Bed Head will increase volume and create fuller, shinier locks. It is a volumising mouse that comes in a fine spray and is to be used on wet hair, it even has a built-in heat protector for blowdrying and heat styling.

It comes in a plum colour can, not too attractive but it really does the job. I can’t really give my opinion on this product as I am always complaining that my hair being too thick, but for those of you with fine hair that long for thicker hair, give this product a go. It costs just £10.80 and is recommended by many salon stylists. Available at HQ Hair.

Lifetex Colour Protection Shots

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Lifetex Colour Protection ShotsLifetex Colour Protection Shots from Wella are great for boosting colour. The leave-in treatment will build a protective barrier around your hair so your locks will look as if you’ve just had a trip to the salon. Enriched with vitamin E and apricot oil, the shots will make your hair shine with radiance.

This is the perfect way to give dull hair that extra boost, and if you use regularly you can protect your hair from everyday damage. Simply apply the product to towel dry hair and leave it in (don’t rinse!). Available from Look Fantastic for £8.60.

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.

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.

Toni & Guy Heat Defence Spray

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Heat Defence SprayI have really curly hair and I hate it so I’m always straightening it, but we all know doing this too often does a lot of damage to your hair so we need to protect it as much as possible. This iron-it heat defence spray does exactly that, it will protect your locks from heat damage when using straighteners and even curling tongs. It will also condition your hair and leave it looking smooth and shiny.

Toni & Guy’s red and white range offers a lot of different products for all types of hair. They even have shampoo and conditioner to detox your hair if its in serious need of some help. This item comes in a 200ml bottle and costs just £5.49. They have many salons all over the country so you can pop in store and pick some up or browse on their website.

Summer Travel Bag Now £130!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Ghd Travel BagGhd’s happen to be my favourite hair straighteners and with this travel bag you get so much for your money. Even though summer is on its way out, this summer travel bag is ideal for all year round. It includes the versatile ghd straighteners, that come in their own heat resistant pouch, ghd shampoo and conditioner, a heat protector for your hair, a sea spray and a polishing serum.

You will also receive a matching cosmetics purse, a DVD showing how to create the look and a thermal heat mat. All included within the price. We have talked about the travel bag before but I thought it was worth another mention since it is now available for £130 from Amazon.co.uk instead of the original £145! The best thing about ghd’s is that they don’t just straighten your hair, you can also use them to give your hair a wave, bouncing curls and flicks.

Maximum Shine Serum

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Maximum shine serumCharles Worthington really does some great products; this Maximum Shine Serum has got to be one of their better buys. Ever feel that even though you’ve just washed your hair it doesn’t have that shine you were after? This serum not only adds a glossy shine but keeps those fly aways at bay as well. It also has a built in UV filter to protect your locks from the sunshine.

As part of the new Salon Shine range, the Gloss Polish and Gloss Spray are both recommended to use for better results. The bottle is small enough for you to pop in your handbag, so you can top up whenever you feel you need a bit of added shine. Available from the Charles Worthington website from only £3.99.

Cowboy Hats!

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Cowboy HatWith summer finally here and summer holidays to look forward to for those lucky few, you will be needing to take extra care with those locks as we don’t want to go into winter with sun damaged, brittle hair! The best way to do this is to try and avoid UV rays getting to your hair, as it will dry it out especially if you have highlighted or bleached hair! The only way to successfully do this is to sit inside all day or to wear a hat (I advise the latter!)

This season’s trendy cowboy hat makes it easy to protect your hair and look cool at the same time! Lets face it they do look the part on the beach and what’s better they keep your hair from sizzling! The straw will also keep you cool, much better than those thick sports caps I used to wear and will guard your face from the rays! There are many shops that sell cowboy hats, however I like this one from Accessorize with a cord tie and shell detail for £20.

Tony & Guy Straight Range

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Tony & Guy StraightWhile flicking through this weeks issue of Closer Magazine I stumbled across an advert for Tony & Guy’s new ‘Straight’ collection. I was instantly drawn to the advert because the model was staring directly at me and she had one of the funkiest haircuts I’ve seen in a while. Obviously their advertising campaign works because I was enticed to look at the products!

The range is available at Boots and consists of Straight and Protect Shampoo and Conditioner, Shine Enhance Shampoo and Conditioner, Straight and Shine Balm, Iron It Defence Spray, Rubber Shine and Finishing Shine Spray. Products are specifically designed to maximise the straightening effect and protect from heat damage of your dryers and stylers. Prices range from £4.99 to £6.99 and all can be bought separately.

L'ANZA Reflex Flex Hold Memory Mist

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Art Elements Reflex HoldA girlfriend of mine recommended this L’ANZA product to me and it really is fab! The spray is a very fine mist which you spray on wet hair and dry into place; repeat if you’re being energetic and want a longer-lasting hold. It also contains preservers, which prevents your colour from fading keeping it vibrant and longer lasting.

You can also spray it on dry hair for curling or straightening and the ‘Thermal Guard’ protects your hair from heat trauma from styling tools. The best bit for me though is that it is advertised for being the first and only styling formula that protects hair from all 3 UV sun rays (UVA/UVB/UVC – UVC being the most damaging), so a real must for your summer hols for those of you who like me, have to have a hat perched on the top of your head to stop your hair looking and feeling like straw!!

I bought mine from Hair Supermarket – not cheap at £18.95, but lasts ages and well worth it!