New Hair

After over nine months I have finally decided to go top the hairdressers! So I return to the blonde ombre.

It took 2 and a half hours, a lot of dye, and so much foil in my hair I was receiving light frequency radio.

My hair was done at Prestige in Lancaster and they are amazing. Also, compliments to their social media manager as I was able to find them and decided to use them due to their facebook page that was very helpful and gave before and after shots of clients.

My hair has just not been damaged or full of split ends like it was before I did the major chop a year and a half ago so I never felt like going to get it done. But I was bored with it all so I have now got my hair back to what I think of as normal.

But I will stop writing as you just want to see the photos…

The hair looks brighter under my studio lights.

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Slightly arty shot of the side of my ombré hair!

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Back to the ombré #blondeshavemorefun

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A few hair tutorials…

So today is just a simple post of a few hair tutorials that I have done on my YouTube channel. All ranging in difficulty and style. These are all the ones when I had very long hair that you may have not seen before…

And to round of this post if you haven’t already seen me cut my hair off so I can donate it to The Little Princess Trust for a child with cancer in need of a wig.

Review: Lush Roots hair treatment

Roots is honestly the first lush hair product I have used I tend to stay to bath and skin products as I have never seen much use for hair products as I don’t do much to my hair. However I decided to pick this one up because I heard amazing things about it.

I am glad to report that it is worth the hype. So very simply it is a hair mask that you leave on for 15 to 20 minutes whist you massage it in to your hair and scalp; so it is hair treatment mixed with a head massage.

P1080123The idea that the combination of the massage of the scalp and the product is supposed to stimulate hair growth. The main ingredient to stimulate hair growth is mint and it is very mint heavy; I will say that this is one of the most strongly smelling products that Lush produces so keep that in mind when purchasing.

There is also a hint of citrus behind the mint to help balance out the smell. Other ingredients are olive oil to strengthen the hair, honey to smooth the hair and nettle to keep your hair nice and shiny.

So lets talk about application. Apply to dry hair and massage in to your scalp. I don’t know about anyone else but I had a odd tingling sensation when applying; it wasn’t unpleasant but it felt like the product was actually doing something.

Once it has been on your head for 20 (ish) minutes rinse and wash your hair normally. I love doing this when I need my hair to be super soft and shiny because I don’t even need conditioner to make my hair feel amazing. I rinse it off and may hair feels so fresh but not weighted down in any way.

I feel with a lot of hair products that are to nourish fine hair it just ends up making the hair really flat because you add in too much product. I don’t feel that this is the case with Roots; it feels nourished but not weighed down.

So this review has been really positive until this point. My main issue with Lush is the price; I love their products but as it stands I feel that I can’t use their products when I know there is a cheeper alternative. Eg. Using coconut oil as a hair makes; just as natural without the high price tag.

The 225g bottle is £10.25 and I, with the amount of hair I have, will probably get only 8 treatments out of that pot. So economically speaking I really don’t think this is worth it. I love the product but the pice tag that Lush is placing it as makes it not really worth it.

If you have that kind of money to throw around then I would really recommend Roots however if you are looking for a really nice hair treatment on a budget possibly try using coconut oil.

 

Babyliss Curl Secret First Impressions

So because it was my birthday at the weekend I decided to treat myself and buy the Babyliss Curl Secret saying tool. This is my first impressions and mini review of it.

I will do a full review here once I have used it more and also a clear tutorial on what to do once I have mastered it.

Review: Lush Shampoo Bar in Lullaby

When I first got the shampoo bar from Lush I thought that it could only go two ways: I would hate it and it wouldn’t be good for my hair or I will love it.

Lullaby Luckily it fell in to the latter category I love this shampoo bar so much. I got it mainly because I wanted something to travel with that is small and compact to use; so this would be perfect for that.

I got the Lullaby bar because it sounded like a nice normal bar to start off with. It wasn’t one that claimed to do anything special only that it would help sooth the scalp and help with sleep because of the lavender.

The bar has a mix of camomile, lavender, oat milk and organic jojoba oil; the overall smell is lavender when you put it on your hair. The smell does linger for a few hours but not really for any great amount of time after.
Lullaby
So first impressions was that I didn’t like it if I am going to be honest. What happens is the outside layer is very hard making it quite difficult for it to lather up properly. It did take me a while to get enough product to lather up my whole hair.

The second use I did sort of have the same problem however on the third and remaining times I did find that it did lather up to how I want it. Using it is really simple lather it up in your hand like soap and then massage it in to your hair. I do like for the ends to put the product directly on to my hair to make sure that the ends are nice and clean.

The effects of the shampoo bar I would describe as clarifying just because it really does tooughroully clean your hair and leaves no trace of product on your hair. Because of this if you have very dry hair I would not recommend this because it might be Lullabyslightly too drying and could make dry hair look very dull and tired.

Normal or greasy hair I think this would be better for as it cleans the hair out really well. I have somewhere between normal and greasy and I think it made my hair feel very clean and healthy.

In terms of looks it didn’t make my hair particularly shiny or healthier it just made it feel much cleaner. I would say that you need to use extra conditioner or product if you are to use this every day; my hair is a bit flat without anything else in it.

I would recommend that you get the tin that goes with it to make sure that it dries out properly.

Overall I would recommend this shampoo bar to those with a greasier hair type but for me I think I would have to have something that is more hydrating. I will try out other lush shampoo bars as well as I think they have a lot of potential.