Friday, 2 August 2013

Hair: Haul, Mini Reviews, Summer Styles & Chit Chat

Hey Everyone!

I had quite a few random bits and bobs to talk about all under the umbrella of 'hair' so I thought I'd just write one bumper post. 

Firstly, I have finally caved and bought a Tangle Teezer! It is pretty weird getting used to not having a handle but I love it already. I don't have particularly tuggy hair anyway, but it really does just glide through your hair. One of the main reasons I bought it was because my hair falls out constantly and I have noticed an improvement over the last few days using this. What surprised me was that this is great for backcombing-adding a bit of subtle volume without the frizz. This means tousled hairdoos are a lot easier. Another plus is that its really easy to remove the hairs that get caught in the bristles. 
Also, when I got back from Africa, my mum had got me a few bits and bobs (big treat) including these Bed Head minis. 
You may remember a while back I had my hair slightly ombred and I thought I'd give you a quick update. It was pretty subtle at first but since I've been in the sun its really lightened at the bottom. Though because they've been coloured, the ends of my hair have been pretty dry lately.

The Importance of a Trim
To combat these dry ends, I had a trim a few days ago. I really don't acknowledge often enough how important having a trim is. My hair instantly looked healthier and those nasty split ends were stopped in their tracks. I've also found in the past that after a snip my hair grows a lot faster.

Favourite Summer Hairstyle
All year round, I have 3 hairstyles: down, sleek straight ponytail or in a bun. In attempt to change this mundane routine up a little; today I tried a doo I saw on pinterest and I am 100% in love and will definitely be wearing it more. Its a twist on a plain ponytail, with the hair gathered as if you're beginning a plait and then tied at the crown. I was amazed at how much volume it created.
Top Tips for Growing Your Hair
Get the ends cut off every couple of months
Minimise the amount of heat you use on your hair
Brush your hair! It seems obvious, but it will stimulate the production and spreading of natural oils. 
Massaging your scalp for a few minutes each day to increase blood flow.
I've heard that fish oil is good for hair growth- has anyone tried this?

And you know what, if you are just too impatient for your hair to grow to your desired length- why not try extensions? Clip in extensions will transform short hair and you'll be able to experiment with many more styles. These extensions by Remy (here) are made of real human hair, so will blend with your own hair perfectly. offer a huge range of clip in extensions at affordable prices, so you will be able to achieve luscious locks whatever your hair type.  Just remember- give your hair regular breaks from extensions and you may want to invest in a good conditioner to combat any damage.

This is a bit of a random post (all my posts seem to be a bit odd recently- hope you don't mind). I thought it'd be useful to share what I've learned over the past little while and was interested to see if you shared the same experiences. Also, if you would like to see a post on my current hair care routine, let me know.

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  1. How did you do your ponytail? I don't understand how you did the whole plaiting/tying thing, it looks really good!

    Much love, Sarah.x

    1. Sorry I didn't explain it too well! Basically I had my hair in a top knot the night before to create the waves. I then back combed it a bit at the top with the tangle teaser. Then, while upside down, I gathered the front section of my hair (like a half up half down style) and divided it into three sections. I them plaited them a couple of times towards the back of my head (like the start of a french plait) and instead of incorporating different sections I just scooped up the rest and tied it in a ponytail. Hope that makes a bit more sense! xx