Monthly Archives: February 2015

HOW TO QUICKEN UP YOUR BLOWDRYING TIME


Long, thick, hair’d ladies of the world unite. Are you sick of wasting time sitting under a noisy dryer at 6am, whilst getting a ‘SULA’ (sweaty upper-lip alert) after you’ve just applied your makeup for the day…well I’ve rounded up the best products and tools to help speed up the process and help lock in the results for longer. You’re welcome!

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First thing you need to do is invest in a PARLUX hairdryer. They may seem a little pricey in comparison to other dryers (around £89.95) but trust me you’ll never look back. The new ‘Parlux 385’ is super light, powerful, eco friendly and loads quieter.

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The Cloud Nine Magical potion is a unique blow-drying spray that not only halves drying time by upto 50% (I’ve tested it on my own hair hundreds of times and it definitely works) but also protects against heat, UV rays and detangles. At only £17.95 it’s a hair kit must!

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The award winning ‘Ciment Termique’ by Kerastase needs no introduction. It’s incredible strengthening qualities not only protect your hair for the next 5 times you apply heat but it also speeds up drying time. It’s creamy texture makes it easy to apply and because you only need a walnut sized amount, it’ll last you forever! £20.50

Though they don’t look very cool, Turbie Towels are actually pretty good at reducing drying time because of how absorbent they are.

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LAST MINUTE VALENTINE HAIR GIFTS


 

The day before Valentines day and still struggling on what to get your girlfriend/wife/partner?! Well fear not, because these gifts are suitable for all hair types and age ranges and are sure to score you major brownie points.
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With the new TECHNI.ART Dual Stylers gel-cream duos; your partners blow-dry has the ability to last up to 72 hours. If that won’t make her day I don’t know what will!  Theres three products to choice from so pop into a L’Oreal Professional stockist asap.

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The Cloud Nine Waving Wand is essential to any girls hair kit. It’s easy to use and gives the most enviable waves. At just £99 this gift is guaranteed to get you into the good books.

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The new release from Kerastase is perfection in a bottle; it’s designed for all hair types and leaves the hair feeling amazing. Theres even a scalp exfoliator which rejuvenates the scalp and the packaging will certainly make her swoon.

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If you’re feeling flash this Valentines day then this is the gift for you. Cloud Nine’s award winning ‘O’ roller gift set will revolutionise the way your partner does her hair. £199.95 from Cloud Nine stockists.


TREATS ON TRIAL: AT HOME HAIR TREATMENTS


What is a hair mask?!

A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment. I’d recommend using a hair masque once a week for optimum results, but the most important thing is to make sure it’s right for your hair type.

It’s worth spending money on a hair mask as it will last forever and will really pack in all the nourishment your thirsty hair needs.

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The Shu Uemura ‘Full Shimmer’ treatment is perfect for anyone with natural or coloured hair. It packs the hair full of luxurious oils and gives the hair a shine that I never thought was possible.

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For those of you with curly, Afro or frizzy hair, this will be your new best friend. Curly hair is naturally more dry and it needs extra TLC so the Kerastase Oleo Curl range is an ideal smoothing aid.

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Another Kerastase masque that also gets my vote is the Masque Force Architecte. One of the only treatments around that actually strengthens hair. This is the product for you if you have brittle, very damaged hair with split ends. (And those of you who over colour your hair….you know who you are.) images

L’oreal Professionel have been a firm favorite with all the beauty editors with the relatively new, Mythic Oil masque. With the use of argon oils, avocado, cottonseed and grape-seed your hair is bound to feel amazing.

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As soon as you take the lid off this Davines ‘absolute beautifying conditioner’ you’ll fall in love. The smell is just incredible and it leaves the hair feeling as if it’s been brought back to life.