New Hair

I’m trying to grow my hair and get back to being blonde without killing my hair but I get bored really easily so needed a change. I decided to go with a side fringe and I had some more blonde put in although there is still some ginger bits in it. I didn’t think she had taken much off but my hair feels so much shorter. Don’t think it is though. I love it and wish I’d had a fringe sooner.

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Excuse my outfit in the pics below. I’m in my pjs, also the lightings not great.

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After playing around with my fringe I think I might try a full fringe next time. Thoughts?

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What do you think?

Beth…x

Hair straightener heaven

I’ve been wanting some new straighteners for about a year now but always managed to talk myself out of it telling myself I had more important things to spend my money on. I really wanted some GHDs but didn’t have that kind of money lying around. When I started chatting to friends about it I found quite a few people were critical of the GHDs and said they weren’t worth the money.

A friend then recommended Remington to me. She said when her GHDs had broken she had replaced them with the Remington straighteners and preferred them. I was worried about the price as I’d seen them for around £80 however when I checked out Amazon I was pleasantly surprised as they were down from £80ish to £40. This was the push I needed to finally treat myself to a pair of straighteners that didn’t pull out my hair.

I can honestly say these are the best straighteners I have ever had and I am really fussy. My hairdresser uses GHDs but I think I prefer my Remington and especially at the price I got them.

I went for the Remington S9500 Pearl Hair Straightener (amazon link). I have really thick hair so I need the hotter temperature. They don’t take very long to heat up & beep to let you know when they have reached temperature. There is a temperature control so you don’t have to fry your hair every time. I find that once I have straightened my hair with these it lasts until I wash it again. My hair also feels smoother & looks shinier after using these instead of fried and frizzy.

They aren’t too stiff so my hand only gets mildly sore whilst using but it would be a miracle if I didn’t get some pain whilst doing anything with my thick mane. You have to be careful not to let your hand get to far up the handle because it gets quite hot near the plates but there is plenty of room for your hand on the handle.

Bonus points they also look good in black and cream with a pretty flower design and come with a heat proof pouch and mat.

I have never loved a pair of hair straighteners as much as these. I don’t put off straightening my hair any more and I love the outcome.  I would highly recommend these. In fact my mum tried out mine and I had to get her some for her birthday to stop her stealing mine and my mum hates straightening her hair so they must be good.

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Product Description

The Remington S9500 Pearl Hair Straightener combines advanced technology and traditional ceramic coatings with real pearl to create a hair straightener that delivers professional, salon-perfect results. It’s fast-working, reaches a top heat of 235 degrees Celsius and packs plenty of ceramic to help you effortlessly achieve silky, smooth and shiny hair.
Beth…x

Hair Saviour

Product: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Price: £2.99-£4.99

Product description:

Banishes oily roots, giving dull. lifeless hair the makeover it needs without any water. A quick burst revitalises hair, adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh too. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo.

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Product: Girlz Only Dry Shampoo

Price: £1.00

Product Description:

– Revives hair between washes

– Instantly breathes new life into dull, greasy hair between washes leaving hair feeling clean and fresh that’s full of body and bounce.

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Okay so all my fellow chronic illness fighters knows the battle that is washing your hair. Some days there is no spare energy for that but we still want fabulous looking hair. We deserve fabulous looking hair all the crap we put up with.

The answer is obviously dry shampoo. I’ve tried Superdrugs own brand and found it was really cakey and made my hair look worse. I love batiste. I know its the more expensive one but its till only £4.99 at the most and to me not having to exhaust myself washing my hair is worth every penny. It smells awesome and it makes my hair feel & look great. I love the “seductive & elegant lace” one. Don’t ask me how your hair can have a seductive & elegant fragrance but it does smell really good.

This product is my go to on days when a shower just isn’t going to happen. All that needs to be done is spray it onto hair, massage it in and then run a brush through it and ta-da you don’t look like you’ve been in too much pain to wash your hair for a week. Magic.

I have also tried Girlz Only Dry Shampoo and that stuff is also amazing and also cheaper than batiste. I love the scent of the Hazy days one. There is no need to spend the extra money for batiste as this dry shampoo is just as good.

Everyone should have a can of dry shampoo. Life is so much easier.

Beth…x