Curly Hair 5pm Deals

Curly hair. It's back. You heard it here first. You will be heading for a perm by the end of this year, mark my words! I touched on this in the Beauty Trends post the other week, but with the return of 80s-tastic Stranger Things this week, curly hair was at the forefront of my mind. And on my head. I have straightened the life out of my curls for decades now, but in the last month or so decided to embrace them, as you can see on my Instagram … [Read more...]

On-Trend Beauty with 5pm Deals

There is always a new trend in the beauty world. From treatments, to products, to hair colours, and nail techniques, it's hard to keep up with the latest must-have looks and beauty styles. In terms of ingredients, the latest to hit the top of the on-trend list is Cica, or Tiger Grass, or Centella Asiatica. Grown on the island of Madagascar, it's a medicinal herb, and is called Tiger Grass because Tigers apparently love to roll in it to heal … [Read more...]

Sort the curls with Bed Head by TIGI

Another new range of products for curly/wavy/frizzy hair lands in my office, and I promptly look at them and consign them to the 'maybe later' bin. I just can't deal with my curly hair! The new products from Bed Head by TIGI are all Wimbledon purple and green and have ridiculous names like Calma Sutra, and I'm sure they are fab. I remember the original Bed Head wax stick, after all. The products are good. When it comes to waves and curls TIGI … [Read more...]

Bumble And Bumble Curl Care Collection

Having wrestled with curly hair all my life, it's still strange to me to celebrate the curl. Which is ridiculous, of course, because curly hair ROCKS!  Of course, that's not always been the case. There was a time in the 1990s when new curly hair collection launches might have been laughed out of salons. But, Bumble and Bumble's new Curl collection is most certainly not a laughing matter - it's actually brilliant. It's such a comprehensive … [Read more...]

Boucleme, Thandie Newton, curls and frizz…

Thandie Newton has frizzy hair. Don’t worry, she’s fine with it. I’m not insulting the actress; actually it’s completely the opposite. Thandie, who runs a fab website with make-up artist Kay Montano, called ThandieKay, launched her #frizzchallenge last year, when she decided to embrace the frizz.   “Every curly haired person shudders at the word ‘frizzy’”, wrote Thandie. “If you’ve got curls you want them articulated and defined – NOT … [Read more...]