A little secret to keeping your hair shiny & healthy…

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‘ello, ‘ello’, ello there!

This little magic trick helps you keep your hair looking and feeling healthy at no extra effort or cost. I love this way of looking after my hair as mine is very coloured and due to the hair being healthier, my colour stays more vibrant for longer and I suffer much less split end issues too! I need to mention Β that it doesn’t matter which brand or formula of shampoo or conditioner you use at all, just make sure you have them both to hand.

Here we go then, so with me into the shower I’ll take, my shampoo and conditioner, which in the picture above is my TK Maxx bargain Argan Magic, a tangle teezer and probably about once a week I use my Macadamia hair masque (you don’t NEED this for what I’m about to tell you but if you have one to hand the results will be even better).

Give your hair a good brush through and rinse with water, then massage in your shampoo thoroughly. Once it’s washed out, if you have a masque apply and leave on for 10-12 mins, if not put your conditioner on and leave for 5 mins or so. Make sure that when your conditioner/masque is applied you use your tangle teezer to brush it through.
After leaving your conditioner/masque in, rinse your hair thoroughly and squeeze out any excess water. Sounds normal right… Now once out of the shower, take a blob of your normal conditioner, NOT MASQUE, rub into your hands and run through your hair from about 1/4 of the way down from your roots, to the tip and leave it be. Don’t rinse it or towel dry your hair, just leave it as it is.
Now, when you come round to drying your hair, dry from the root to 3/4’s of the way down your hair, avoiding direct contact with your hair dryer on the last 1/4 (your ends). Doing this massively reduces heat damage and massively increases healthy, repaired hair as your leaving the conditioner on to work its magic.

Once your hair is completely dry, it will look healthy, radiant, shiny and soft, all at 0 extra cost. This is my little split end repairing, colour saving, radiant, glossy hair secret I wanted to share with you. Not drying the ends makes a world of difference too!

If you liked/try this let me know how it goes!
And check out my hair page too:)

 

Love&Hugs

 

Roobes xxx

 

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Easiest Over-Night Curls Ever!!!

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This is possibly the quickest, easiest, most comfortable and effective over-night curls do you’ll ever come across. I do this all the time and because it holds so tight your curls do the same when you let them looseΒ the next day! WIN! I’m going to take you through this step by step, so you can achieve these big, natural, strong curls too!

FIRST… get your twist on, nice and tight so it starts to curl itself up into a bun.
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NowΒ wrap it up into a bun, really tight like so and grab your bobble…
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With your bobble…
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Make sure that the back of your bobble sits horizontally across your tight bun holding it strongly in place…
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Once you’ve tied it as above it should be super comfortable, I often do my hair like this on lazy days so it should definitely by tight enough but not painful, if it is just make sure that when you do the first twist it’s not pulling any little bits of hair, if it isn’t you’re good to go, if it is pull your hair a bit higher and begin the twist closer to your scalp πŸ™‚

Right, two things you can do…

one: spray this with some strong hold hair spray and leave it in for 2-3 hours if you’re going out for dinner and it’ll have the same effect, it just wont hold as long and the curls probably wont be as tight.

two: sleep in this and take it out only when you’re getting ready to go out. You don’t need to spray your bun with hair spray if you’re sleeping in it as you’re leaving it in for so long the hold will be very strong anyway.

All I will say is when you take the bobble out (you might need to give your head a shake, it’s in so tight it might just end up staying put even when the bobble’s out) shake the curls a bit from the bottom and from your scalp to separate them and spray them with hair spray to keep the shape, body and hold steady.

*This look is great in a high pony tale too. Give it a go*

 

Let me know what you think my lovelies, did it work for you??

If you liked this blog, check out my hair product faves blog
https://polkadotsparkles.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/my-august-hair-faves/

or my subtle smokey eye tutorial:
https://polkadotsparkles.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/super-speedy-subtle-smoky-eye/

Love&Hugs

 

Roobes xxxxx

 

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My August Hair FAVES!

Hey there my lovelies!

So, it’s the 1st September(whiterabbitswhiterabbitswhiterabbits), august 2014 has ended and has proved a few interesting new finds for me in hair land which I wanted to share with you guys…

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I declared my love for Batiste’s floral XXL volume dry shampoo. I can’t cope with how amazing this stuff is, it doesn’t just do the standard dry shampoo job of 1 day’s works is enough days work and tomorrow your hair will be just as greasy as ever. Oh no, my hair stays fresh for another THREEEEEEEEE days, three, not one, not two, THREE. Yes. It’s love of my life right now. And it lasts forever. Bonus!

Also, my hairdresser sold me the Bed Head Spoil Me hairspray.Β I’m generally all or nothing for hairspray so I wasn’t ecstatic about buying it. However all thoughts were questioned when I tried out this particular hair spray. It smells luscious, it holds your hair unbelievably well and it’s rather long lasting as you don’t have to use all too much of it each time. It’s fab for maintaining heavy up-do’s and big curls. The only downside to it is it’s quite sticky, it brushes out… sort of, but it’s not noticeable, you notice it most when gets on your skin, i.e. your forehead/hands/face, it goes a bit shiny and doesn’t rub off all too easily, avoid by covering these areas with this one! (Cheers Steve!)

Aussie’s Take The Heat is my favorite heat protecting hair non wash hair conditioner. It’s great at protecting your hair from damaged, split ends, dryness and ‘that aged hair look’. It also gives your hair a sleek, soft shine along side that typical yummy Aussie Hair Product smell they add to EVERYTHING, I’ll be their hair models stink of it (wouldn’t complain if it was me though). Short hair requires one good splodge, long hair two, long thick hair (i.e. boob length shaped like a mane) 3-4.

Tigi’s Catwalk is interesting… It was originally made for using after hair has been styled and to keep the shape and shine, HOWEVER, it’s recently been found that if you use it before applying heat it protects and holds hair incredibly well. I use it for both and it’s best when straightening instead of curling/crimping/waves, although as opposed to Aussie it smells a bit weird. Not bad, just weird. I spray it on my strand of hair which I’m straightening, rub in a downward motion to the tip of the strand and immediately apply my straighteners, the results are a beauty!

Of course it has to be the one and only BigSexyHair Volumising Gel. This bad boy smells GORGEOUS, looks GORGEOUS and lives up to its name. GORGEOUS. If I’m not styling my hair I tend to just apply a couple of blobs of this mainly through my roots and pulled down through my hair to the tip if it reaches if not, it’s volumising, since when did anyone volumise the tips of their hair anyway? I use a big round brush and curl my hair round from the root until half to 3/4’s of the brush is covered in hair, then hold and blow dry until completely dry continue to pull through your hair until about half way down then release your hair and just free dry it from there. Also it’s pretty cheap, I think if I remember right, when I bought mine it was about Β£7-Β£8.Volume achievement unlocked!

Leaving the best till last, Moroccan Oil. Oh my days, this product. Just wow. This beautiful little madam takes your hair to another level of lush. I apply this always from root to tip making sure my hands are as free of oil as possible before I dry my hair, even if you’ve used the most bio hazardous deadly shampoo, you’re hair will look like you’ve just paid a million dollars for it doing by the best hairdresser in the universe. I’ve never felt hair so soft, fresh, clean, shiny, healthy and baby new until I used this. I had my first bottle for 9 months and I used it at least once a week, check that out. I rarely big up a product too much as I’m never convinced they are worth it enough but I stand by this 100%, if like me you’ve found your inner moroccan oil monster, try out their shampoo and conditioner range, you wont be disappointed!

Aussies Take The Heat, Tigi’s Catwalk Spray, Bead Head’s Spoil Me and Batiste’s Floral XXL Volumising Dry Shampoo are all less than Β£10, Batiste is less that Β£5, so you wont be forking out much for these fantastic products. Bargain!

Moroccan Oil is more expensive I bought my last one at around Β£15, but it’s totally, undoubtedly worth every penny.

Happy Hair Day!

Love&Hugs

Roobes xxx

 

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