Natural World Haircare

My hair is high maintenance - always has been, whatever colour it has been. I dye it, I bleach it and I use heated appliances. I tend to favour salon shampoos and conditioners, but I am not averse to trying new, more budget ranges. I like Natural World products, because they contain 95% natural derived ingredients, and are free from parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes, and gluten. Recently I have been trying the shampoo from the Coconut … [Read more...]

Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle

I have never washed my hair every day. Probably because I have dyed or bleached it since I was 14 - that's 30+ years - and I want to avoid fade as much as possible. There's a big debate on the haircare world just now about whether it is good for your hair or not. Hasn't there always been a debate? Who knows if it is, and who knows if leaving it for a week is better. It's personal preference. If you do wash everyday, because you are exercising, … [Read more...]

Tangle Teezer

It's 10 years since Shaun Pulfrey - or Shaun P - left the Dragon's Den with nothing. Now, his hairbrush company, Tangle Teezer, turns over around £30 million a year (2015 figures) and he sells all over the world. Until last year, I had never used a Tangle Teezer. I don't really brush my hair, so Ithought I didn't need one. My husband, who has much longer and thicker hair than me, does. And after a hairdresser used one on his locks last year, he … [Read more...]

So L’Avoly The Special One (for your hair)

I love a multi-use product, but this stuff  - it's just having a laugh with the amount of things it can do! The Special One - So L'Avoly Styling Cream, from Paul Mitchell boasts not one, not two, but TEN brilliant benefits. Detangling Split end prevention Shine boosting Frizz control Heat protection Moisturizing Colour saver Salt and chlorine protection UV protection Facilitate brushing and styling Wow! This stuff is … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Range

Paul Mitchell introduces a new range next year - the Scalp Care range, an anti-thinning range suitable for both men and women. It's a colour-safe, daily regimen infused with the brand's exclusive Regeniplex botanical blend to promote optimal scalp health and encourage healthy, thicker hair. The blend includes clover flower extract to slow down the process of the hair follicles shrinking, kakadu plum, pea peptides, turmeric and ginseng to … [Read more...]

Beard Oil for Santa!

Santa Claus is getting ready for the biggest night of year, but we wonder how his beard is holding up. The original and the best, today's bearded hipsters have nothing on Santa's big white beard. So how does Santa look after it? What beard oil does Santa like best? We let him try a few and let us know! There are so many beard oils on the market in these days of the beard, it's hard to know where to start!   Notonthehighstreet.com … [Read more...]

Beauty Crackers

I love a Christmas cracker, but let's be honest, the contents can disappoint. A tired old paper hat, a rubbish joke, and another useless keyring/plasticring/puzzle are not things we need. But the contents of these fabulous beauty crackers - now we're talking! There are loads out there, and whilst they're not all strictly crackers (pulling them open is not advisable) they would look fantastic on the Christmas table. Boots No7 Gifts for the … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell goes POP for Christmas

I love this year's Christmas Gift Sets from Paul Mitchell, so I am sharing them all. And they do good as well, with every gift set supporting BABY2BABY charity, providing low-income children ages 0-12 with nappies, clothing and other necessities. The pop-art inspired packaging is fantastic - and you can pop out the little slogan bubble on each set and selfie with it! Use the hashtags #PEACELOVEPOP and #BABY2BABY on social media. For me, it … [Read more...]

Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers! What are they? Little things? Or big things? Maybe your stocking will be filled with novelty treats, or maybe just one or two choice items, stocking filler-sized. I've chosen a few of my favourite beauty stocking fillers, from the cheapest novelty items to a few more expensive pieces everyone would love to find in their stocking beside the obligatory clementine and coin. Who said you can't fit a candle in a stocking? … [Read more...]

Davines Wax and Pomade

I love a good hair product, and I am also a sucker for cute packaging - these have both! Davines have these lovely new haircare products  all wrapped up in pretty paper - perfect festive gifts! The products are More Inside Shine Wax, and Forming Pomade. The Shine Wax is creamy, yet light, and makes hair shine, but doesn't show, if that makes sense. Apply to damp hair before styling, or on dry hair to give a final finishing touch. It's … [Read more...]