Instant Transformation: Red-Heads.
The Third in the series telling you what products are essential to transform those of you blessed with red locks you in a flash!
- Brown Mascara -Not too harsh on your fair skin
- Brow pencil -Redheads often have pale brows
- Mineral Foundation -Works well with a freckly complexion
- Warm Bronzer -To prevent you looking washed out
- Nutmeg shade of Blush -This toasty shade will really bring out your hair colour.
If you do have freckles, never try and cover them up with concealer! Enhance them! Your lucky enough to have them ;) Also more bricky shades (Blush, eyeshadow, lips, nail polish) go well with RedHeads which is bang on trend too!
Good Luck! Any Qs? xx
Quick and Easy DIY hair masks!
We all love the sun right?! It tans your skin, gives you vitamin D and lightens your hair! But it also weakens and damages your hair, so here are three masks that will help to nourish and thicken your hair! Just mix up and apply to your hair before you shampoo and leave for 10 minutes- or longer if you want!
Avocado Mask- Amazing after a day at the beach!
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 50 ml/ 2 fl oz water
Whisk all these ingredients together and massage into your hair with your finger tips.
Banana Hair Mask- This ones great for a quick treat as it only has two ingredients which are handy in most peoples kitchens!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Mash the banana in a small bowl and add the olive into that. Apply the mask to your scalp first and work it down to your ends. Put a shower cap on your head and then shower as normal. After about 10 minutes remove and rinse with warm water before shampooing.
Celery stick mask- perfect for fine hair as it will help to thicken!
- 3-5 celery sticks
- 2 eggs (free-range preferably)
First juice the celery sticks and put aside. Next, whisk eggs in a bowl. Massage the eggs into your hair first and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing. Repeat with the celery. Shampoo thoroughly.
If your bored try one of these masks out- they are super easy to make!
How to: Treat Dry and Damaged Hair!
Q: Whats the best shampoo and conditioner for dry and damaged hair?
A: Brittle hair is often very fragile, therefore it needs to be taken care of! It’s normally breakable and delicate so here are some products and tips for you to follow:
- Use a Softening Shampoo like Redken All Soft or Elvive Smooth Intense. Also look for products that say to repair hair like L’oreal Professional Intense Repair. These are all nourishing shampoos that are great for moisture-starved hair!
- Either use a very rich Conditioner like V05 Elixer Silky Smooth Conditioner. This is a personal favourite of mine as it contains lots of amazing oils which really aid hair!
- Or Use a Mask for a deeper treatment and leave on while in a hot, steamy shower to let the product work! Try Aussie’s 3 minute Miracles!
- Using all the conditioners and masks are very well, only on the the terms that you wash them out thoroughly! I cannot stress how important it is to wash them out! It will not only limit drying time but leave hair light and bouncy!
- Then use an a light leave-in treatment! Try Redken Anti-Snap, one of my favourites when applied to damp hair!
- Then your favorite heat-protectant concentrating on the ends, front and top layers of your hair! Try Tresemme Heat Defence,
Try out some of these products mentioned and say hello to your new soft, nurtured hair! Hope it helped!
Any Qs? Xx
Tips for Thick, Lush, Long Hair!
Q: How do I get healthy looking hair, thick and long like Kim Kardashian ?? -Lara.
A: Hey Lara! Follow these tips to Healthy looking hair in no time:
- When you shampoo give your scalp a mini massage with your finger-tips, not nails, to stimulate growth.
- When using a hair mask or conditioner always leave it in for at least 3 minutes and comb it through to spread it evenly.
- Use a Hair Mask at least once a week and wrap your hair in a towel and leave for 20 minutes. If you can, blast it with a hair-dryer for a bit to really let the product work!
- Always use hair-protectant!
- Brush your hair everyday using a bristle brush like Mason and Pearson to not only make it grow faster, but enhance shine and quality!
- Go for regular trims to keep your hair healthy and this also allows it to grow more! Try to go every few months if your trying to grow your hair long like Kim’s.
Hope this helps! More Qs? XX
Q. Urgent girlies! My roots are growing and they are dark and my hair colour is now blonde how do i fade out the blonde colour or get rid of it in a natural way?? Help!!!!! - KHOLE
A. Hey Khole! Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of perminant hair dye with out re-dying your hair. So, a natural way to fade out dyed hair, whilst still looking cute, is to get ombre hair! Get the mid section of your hair dyed an in-between shade and so whilst its growing out it will look like you tried!
Check out celebs like Lauren Conrad and Racial Bilson for cute dip-dyed hair!
Hope that helped! Any more q’s? Ask here!
Poolside Hair-Care Tips!
Sun, Chorine and Salt water can really dry out your locks! So Learn how to keep your hair looking sexy (and in great condition) while at the pool or beach, the Victoria’s Secret way of course!
Follow these tips to lovely locks:
- If your planning to get your hair wet, apply a mask to your hair at the start of the day and leave it in throughout the day! Comb it through an tie you hair into a chic bun! Not only will this give you a deep treatment but it will also protect you hair from the sun and look chic!
- If you want to leave your hair dry, carry around a mini salt spray and spritz it in your hair every now and again to perk up the beachy waves you will naturally get!
- Or to prevent frizz and protect colour carry around a spray-serum with sun protection to spray onto your ends!
- Change your parting every so often to prevent sun-burn on your scalp!
- Bring a wide-toothed comb to comb out your hair. This will make your hair tangle free faster!
- At the end of the day use a clarifying shampoo to wash all the sand, salt and residue out of your hair! And remember, be gentle!
- Let your hair air-dry! Try to use as little heat on your hair when on a beach holiday! You hair gets enough heat from the sun! Instead try using my heat-free curls or plait your hair! But if you cant live without heat, try just blow-drying the front bits, like your bangs!
Good luck and Have fun! Any Qs? :)
How to care for Colored Hair.
You have to treat coloured hair differently to un-coloured hair! Its way more delicate and prone to breakage, so follow these easy tips to care your hair:
- Get it trimmed regularly, every couple of months should do the trick! Because when your hair is colored it gets drier a lot more easily, so we need to get those dead ends off!
- Use a Clarifying shampoo! This is a great trip to get the most of your new colour and really brighten up the hue! This is good for blonds who use lots of toners and want their original color back.
- Be Gentle! Use a wide-tooth comb to comb damp/wet hair! Coloured hair gets knotty a lot more easily so just gently comb through it and take your time! No tugging!
- Use Deep conditioners regularly! Colored hair can get a little more frizzy than your usual hair, so keep it soft and smooth by using lots of lovely masks!
- Remember heat protectant when using heat! You don’t want to burn/fry your hair!
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Mini Hair Routine to get Pretty Curls!
Q: How did you curl your hair like that ? Do you normally blow dry your hair after washing it or do you leave it to naturally dry? -Khloe
Like this for those who are wondering:
A: Thanks Khloe! Here is a little routine of what I do to get my hair like this, although this picture was taken after I got my hair done, I know how to recreate it!
- Wash with Clarifying shampoo and use a deep conditioner, comb through.
- Apply serum to damp hair
- Apply heat protectant all over and concentrating on colored or weak areas.
- Use a blow-dryer to get it straight, my hair is naturally curly/wavey so I use a blow-dryer to get it frizz free and manageable. A great blow-dryer is Babyliss Big hair, it has a built-in brush so is really easy to use :
TIP: When drying section your hair into parts to make it easier for you
- When dry to get those curls tie your hair up in a bun at the crown of your head, here is a post I previously did on this trick (look here for more details on how to do it): http://makeupwrites.tumblr.com/post/1517840315/willa-writes-easy-overnight-heat-free-way-to
Hope this Helped! More Qs?? Makeupwrites.tumblr.com/ask
Product of the Moment! +my new hair!
Heya! Today I am writing about my “Product of the Moment”, it is: KMS California Silksheen Therapy Plus Hair Serum!
I absolutely love it! I’ve had it for a while but just recently started using it again. I apply a blob to wet hair before blow drying and it leaves my hair feeling SO soft! Its infused with Almond and basil. If your hair is frizz-prone or just need some extra love and shine you MUST try this! It can be found at most Salons and costs about £9.
Leave my hair very soft and bouncy! I also got some California Highlights! The picture doesn’t pick up the colour too well but in real life its super natural and gives my hair that summery lift! California highlights is like Ombre where you get the ends lighter than the roots! I decided just to go for highlights rather than the “dip in” as I wanted something more natural. California highlights is a good way to go if your don’t want to damage your hair too much as the colour isn’t going on the fragile top parts of your hair. Now I will be caring for coloured hair! Any tips for me? hehe xx
Natural ways to lighten hair
Q: How do you lighten your hair roots without using permanent hair dye? Mel
A: I have blond hair and for a lot of lightening I use sun in, I will normally do this in the summer for some highlights! For something more natural I use lemon juice. This works well although it does dry out your hair so use a hair mask.
I have read that for brown hair rinsing it in coffee will brighten it up and increase shine. For red hair using a henna die can really increase its vibrancy! You can buy these at lush. These can also be used on other hair colours to give them a red tint a la Cheryl Cole!
Hope that gives you a few ideas! Let me know how you brighten and lighten your roots!
How to deal with Oily Hair!
Q: My hair gets quite oily quickly after I’ve washed it, whats a good shampoo to stop that? (Cheap shampoo)
A: Willa writes… I would advise using a Clarifing Shampoo, my favourite being TRESemme Deep cleansing Shampoo (about £3.60). It helps remove build-up of hair products and impurites. It will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean, but then I would definitely condition afterwards so your hair won’t be left all dry and make sure to rinse all the product out (shampoo and conditioner), no matter how long it takes you!
But how to control oil in-between washes?? First of all don’t use too many styling products as this will just lead to a build up of products making your hair heavy and greasy. The idea is to keep your hair as light and fresh for as many days possible and to help you do this use a dry shampoo, I like Batiste dry shampoo. Or for curly hair TRESemme Waterless Foam Shampoo as with this you can just scrunch and go rather than having to brush out.
An extra tip is to try and not touch your hair, I know it can be hard not to fiddle with your hair, but your hands carry soo much grease and oils!
All of the products mentioned are drugstore and under £5! Hope this helps!! xx
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