Get to the root of it with Aveda’s Pramansara Scalp Care

I am the first to hold my hands up and admit that whilst I am rigorous in my beauty routine, I am lacking when it comes to giving my poor hair the same treatment. And having dyed, bleached, straightened and tonged my hair (with wanding my newest obsession!) for around 30 years, I really should know better -and try harder. So, I was delighted to try out Aveda's latest haircare routine range - the Pramansara Scalp Care. Did you know that … [Read more...]

Loyally Blonde – with Fudge

Any blondes out there? Fudge Professional's recent survey reveals some interesting truths about you! And it seems, if you are blonde, then you definitely do think blondes have more fun, and want to stay that way! A massive 81% of blonde-haired British women are completely loyal to their hair colour. So much so, that 40% of them would rather wear not makeup than have no bleach or tint to hand to keep their locks flaxen! The survey also … [Read more...]

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! … [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...]