So, i’m procrastinating again. I should be writing the final 1,500 words of my final Uni essay of this module but… i felt like showing the entire internet my new hair was a priority. I know right, i’m the worst. It’s fine though, i’ve written 38 words today on the essay….
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you will have seen all the hairstyles i’ve gone through over the past 12 months. It’s been blonde with no fringe, blonde with a fringe, dark brown, bronde, ombré and now Ombré with a fringe. Indecisive anyone?
I think i’ve finally got to a point with my hair where i’m semi happy at the moment. I do think my hair needs to be a little longer, as now i’ve had my fringe cut, my hair seems so much shorter (sadface). The good thing is, that even if i have my hair up, it looks kind of kick ass with the fringe so i’m not constantly damaging my hair by blowdrying and straightening like i used too. Hopefully, this will give my hair time to repair – that and i’m currently using OJON damage reverse hair products (which i will share with you soon) and they are doing wonders for my hair already.
So here it is, my new ‘do’;
Hair Down (apologies, i had just taken it down and messed it up, so it ain’t perfect);
Soz about the face too….
IF you want to see a very vast range of my previous hairstyles, you can have a gander here.
Let me know what you think…. 🙂
Kérastase Keratine Thermique is a smoothing, taming milk which you run through your damp hair and leave in to protect while blowdrying. I received this product in one of my previous Glossybox’s but never got around to really using it at the time. Mainly because i wasn’t 100% sure what it was meant to be used for and apparently, googling is too much effort for me!
When i eventually decided to read the tube and realise that it actually sounded great, it became something i used regularly to help with the constant blow drying of my hair.
What does it do?
This protects your hair while blowdrying, smooths frizz and adds shine all at the same time. It even helps when you’re letting your hair dry naturally. The back of the tube also states it includes a heat protection but i’m not sure it’s protection against high heat such as straighteners, more like regular blow drying.
p.s it also smells amazing.
I’ve been using this for the past few weeks, but not after every wash. When i do use it however, it does seem to make a bit of a difference and my hair is smoother! You can purchase this for around £15.00 here, but i’m not sure i would purchase it again at that price. If it was on sale, i’d go to town but i think there are a lot of other products out there for less money which do pretty much the same.
Is there anything you use, which is cheaper but just as good that you swear by?
If you’ve read my previous post, you will know i have a life long battle with my hair. I get it cut short, then i want to grow it but when it gets to a certain length, i decide i want to cut it short again. So i set myself a goal; Hair below my shoulders by June 2016. This is when Owain’s friend is getting married and will be the first wedding of 2016 i’ll be invited too, unless any last minute invites find their way to me! I want to try and battle through the annoying hair on my neck all the time phase and resist the urge to cut it all off again.
That’s where my blog comes in. I’m using it to track my progress so i can see exactly how much my hair has grown and what condition it’s in. I would go insane without something to measure it and i’d probably end up cutting it all off!
It’s been about a month and a half since i last decided to chop all my hair off, to make sure i had a fresh clean start with beautiful ends. I haven’t dyed my hair for a few months until my roots ended up looking ridiculous and i had to dye my roots a little darker to cover the different colours it had grown (don’t ask, it was a bit stripy). I’m trying not to dye the ends of my hair so i can go for longer without cutting it and it seems to be working. I had a tiny trim this week and here is where my hair is at right now;
It’s still ombré and it seems to get lighter after every wash, but i love it! I get bored of having my hair one block colour and so the lighter ends keep it interesting.
Here is my hair when i started this journey at the beginning of June 2015;
It’s not been very long and i have had a trim but i’m so proud of myself for not cutting it all back off again because the old me would take an inch off this and have it end at my chin.
I’ll keep you updated & my twitter friends have recommended Lee Staffords Range for hair that doesn’t grow past a certain length so i may invest and let you know how i get on with it!
Have you or are you growing your hair? Give me your tips!
You might know from reading some of my earlier posts, that i tend to change my hair a lot. I mean, in the past week it’s gone from slightly ombré to very noticeable ombré to light brown now. I get bored easily & that can really hurt my hair. I’m currently trying to look after my hair as i’ve been invited to a wedding next June and i’m desperate to have longer hair by then. This means regular trims and trying to go as long as i can without dying my hair. So far, i lasted almost a month and a half! I’m aiming for the same timescale until my next touch up.
In between this time, i’ve been trying to look after my hair by using less heat, having a trim when i need too and making use of hair masks. The hair mask i’m currently using is Dove Nourishing Dry Oil Regenerating Mask and i’ll tell you now, it’s the best thing i’ve done for my hair in a while. It’s infused with oils to nourish your hair and doesn’t leave your hair greasy or weighed down. It’s a game changer. I’ve noticed less split ends and my hair feels shinier than ever. It contains Macademia Oils which control frizz and leaves your hair amazingly soft.
I use this every Sunday and give my hair a good pamper before going back to work on the Monday. If i feel my hair needs a quick mid week pick up (if i’ve been using heat more often than i should) i’ll sneak in a mid week bath and give my ends a soak. They always say not to put hair masks or conditioner on your roots but i find as long as i wash it out fully, it doesn’t leave me feeling greasy at all.
You can purchase the Dove Regenerating Mask on offer for the bargain price of £4.00 at the moment from Boots but the usual price is around £6. Who says amazing hair care has to be expensive. Sometimes the best products i’ve used have been high street brands.
Do you have a favourite hair mask? – I’ve heard Lee Stafford does good hair products for those who want to grow hair!
My favourite time of the month is when i receive My Little Box, a french beauty box with a mixture of lifestyle and beauty products to keep you occupied all month. What i’ve really been impressed with in these boxes, is their own beauty range ‘My Little Beauty’. I’ve received micellar water, conditioner and even a beautiful shade of red/pink lipstick. I’m excited to see what other products they introduce me too! They come in the cutest packaging and are a great size for taking on holiday or occupying the corner of your bathroom.
This body scrub was in the most recent box. It’s a lovely aquamarine colour and smells amazing. Unfortunately, at the moment i have a skin rash so i haven’t tried this all over but i’ve tried it on my hands – it is a little on the harsh side but i’m not sure whether this is because my skin is very sensitive at the moment. Even so, this scrub will exfoliate your skin like nothing before and will leave you feeling like you’re at the beach, with it’s summer smell.
Oooo, i love a good conditioner and I’m loving this at the moment. It’s such a soft conditioner and it smells amazing! You can use it as a hair mask or just use it as normal on the mid lengths to ends of your hair. Either way, this leaves my hair soft and bouncy and does not leave any greasy residue, which is always a bonus!
Who doesn’t love a good face tint in summer. This is a pink/peachy face tint which seems scary at first but it acts like a highlighter, giving a glow to your face. It might not cover imperfections or blemishes however it can be used all over, followed by some concealer for a light weight summer beach glow. This is going to become my go to face tint for the summer. Don’t worry if it goes on really pink, when its blended in, it fits in nicely – even if you’re super pale, like me.
These two beauties are a great staple to have. Micellar water, to remove make up, dirt and oil and a face mist with vitamin E to refresh your skin. On days when i’m not wearing make up, Micellar water is great in the morning to remove any dirt and oil from overnight and then a blast of the face mist gives my skin a treat and a break from wearing make up.
I love love love the my little beauty products and i’m so happy they include one in each box. I can’t wait to see what i receive next month!