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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.

Winter Hair Care

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Natural Source Almond and Coconut Deep Moisture ConditionerDespite the fact that it rains all time, winter results in dry everything – dry skin, dry lips, and dry hair. During the winter the best plan is to use a shampoo that’s specifically designed to protect damaged hair everytime you wash your hair, helping it to maintain moisture and ultimately prevent it from getting too dry in the first place.

Products with natural ingredients are great for this as using it frequently means you won’t be coating your hair in any chemicals and it won’t lose any of it’s natural oils. Original Source are made with all sorts of lovely smelling things that do wonders for your hair and use 100% natural oils, with no synthetic fragrances. Their Almond and Coconut Deep Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner will make your hair smell delicious, will nourish it, and is mild enough to use all winter, and cost a very reasonable £1.99 each.

Natural Source products are available in most Boots and Superdrug shops.

Molten Brown Hair Products

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Molten Brown ShampooMolten Brown have launched a great range of haircare to go with their other luxury products that include handwash, makeup and skin care.

They’ve kept it simple and have four different kinds of shampoo that target different hair troubles. There’s purifying plum-kadu that cleans your hair of general dirt and pollution, radiant lili-pili refreshes the scalp and leaves hair with a brilliant shine, moisture-drench rosella untangles hair and moisturises, and de-stressing pandano is a cream shampoo for colour-treated or permed hair. There is also a conditioner to go with each one, giving your hair the complete treatment it needs, no matter what type it is.

There are also some deep-cleansing products for repairing hair.

Molten Brown are infamous for their wonderfully fragrant products, and I imagine their hair care range will be no different, meaning you’ll be able to smell their wonderful scents all day!

The shampoos and conditioners cost £16 each and all the products are available from Molten Brown online or instore.

A Treat for you Hair

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Body Shop Poppyseed Reviving MaskIf you want to give your hair a bit of a pampering session, but don’t fancy spending hours in a salon or spa, then pop down to The Body Shop and try this Poppyseed Reviving Mask. It works in the same way as a conditioner, just coat your hair with a thick layer and then leave it on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly et voila! You’ll have shinier, glossier and happier hair! Poppy seed oil is rich in omega acids 6 and 9, and as well as repairing hair it’ll also create a barrier that’ll help prevent further damage.

Use it whenever you think your hair needs a bit of a boost!

It comes it a 200ml tub, which is a generous size that’ll last ages. It costs £8 and is available instore or online.

Nourish your hair

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Keratase Nutritive MasqueLike everything else, hair needs a little nourishment to keep it strong and healthy. Whilst a good shampoo helps, sometimes an extra boost does wonders. If your hair’s looking a bit dried and frazzled, then here’s the product to restore it to it’s glossy self. Keratase’s Nutritive Masque Oléo-Relax contains an anti-frizz formula and lots of hair-friendly oils and nutrients that will inject some much needed nourishment into your hair. Use it when you think your locks are looking a bit lacklusture, apply all over after washing, leave for 5 – 10 minutes and wash off to reveal your revitalised locks!

Available now at HQ Hair for a reduced price of £20.40.

Aveda – After-Sun Treatment Masque

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Aveda Hair MasqueLast year after coming back from holiday I found that my hair was very dry and damaged, being a sun worshipper I sit out all day long; probably not doing my hair any good. So this year I told myself I wasn’t going to go away on holiday without some treatment for my hair and I was advised to get this Aveda After-Sun Treatment Masque. Being a treatment masque it immediately attracted me as I like the idea of putting something thicker than shampoo or a leave in conditioner on my hair.

The intensive masque contains sunflower oil and vitamin B it certainly manages to put protein back into the hair, moisturises and acts as a defence against sunlight. I used it every few days on holiday after shampooing and conditioning applying it from root to tip; I left it for 2-5 mins then rinsed it all out. I must say it smelt delicious and certainly did the trick as my hair stayed conditioned, people even commented on my hair asking why it didn’t look dry!

As it is suitable for all hair types there seems to be nothing stopping you, at £15.00 you can purchase this direct from Aveda.co.uk.

Shear Splendor Hair Mask

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Shear Splendor ConditionerIf you’re in the mood to give your hair a bit of TLC then dig into your pockets and purchase a conditioning mask to give dull locks a little lift. I love this Shear Splendor mask available at HQ Hair. It not only makes your hair feel fabulous but also helps repair and restore hair from within the shaft.

The product contains peptides, soy and botanical butter base, instantly helping dry and damaged hair look and feel soft, shiny and fabulous. This mask costs £18 but I recommend it over others, it tends to last quite a long time too as you don’t need a lot to get you locks back into shape!

For more Philosopy products check out www.philosophy.com.

Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Ultra Hydrating Shampoo and ConditionerPamper your dry, damaged hair with this fabulous shampoo and conditioner that I found on QVC. My hair is hi-lighted and I use straighteners every day, so gets quite dry, especially on the longer bits at the front. I like QVC for beauty products as you can try them out and if you don’t like them for any reason, you can return them within 30 days and they will give you a full refund; you can’t go wrong!!

This product really caught my eye as it contains 100% pure Ojon oil from the tropical Ojon tree found in the tropical forests of Central America. Apparently, The Tawira Indians from this region have used this oil for centuries and they have been nicknamed “the people of beautiful hair”, so I thought I must give it a try!

Mixed with shea butter and sweet almond protein it hydrates your luscious locks to restore moisture and shine and I found it made my hair much more manageable and easier to de-tangle! Both shampoo and conditioner have a lovely light, nutty fragrance which lasts for ages.

It isn’t cheap at £34 plus P&P, but you only need a small amount so it will last for ages!

Kerastase Forcintense – A Rescue Programme For Severely Weakened Hair

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Kerastase ForcintenseIf your hair is looking a little worse for wear after colouring and heat styling then you need to put the life back into it. I had very damaged hair and my hairdresser advised me to try Kerastase Forcintense 5 step program.

It’s a deep conditioning treatment to help reconstruct damaged hair leaving it with new found elasticity and shine. It really worked for me and left my hair in the best condition it has ever been in, and after going very blonde recently I am definitely in need of this wonder product again.

You can buy Kerastase Forcintense from Luxuryhaircare.co.uk for £19.40

Kate Moss & James Brown Hair Mask

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Hair MaskWell, what can I say, Kate Moss is certainly spreading herself out across the fashion industry. Not only does she have her own clothes and perfume ranges, she has now designed a new hair care range as part of James Brown London. This is just one of her products and it is an intensive hair mask.

The mask has a formula rich in Vitamins and Shea butter. It is a great treatment for your hair and scalp that will keep it sleek and moisturised. It should be used once a week for best results, then comb through dry or recently washed hair, leave for 10 minutes then rinse and wash. This is just the start of the eagerly awaited hair care range inspired by Kate moss. Available from Boots for just £7.99, or to find out more visit www.jamesbrownlondon.com.