New Season, New Hair!

We change our wardrobe, and not just because the weather changes - it's always good to buy new clothes, right? We change our makeup, and we should change our skincare, but what about your hair? Stuck in a hair rut? Fancy something new? Maybe even a colour change? There are loads of deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty for hair transformations. How far will you go? How about this gorgeous grey from West End salon Kennedy + Co. Grey hair is still a … [Read more...]

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Collection

I get A LOT of products and I like to try to sometimes feature brands that are a bit different, or have a story to tell. SheaMoisture certainly does. It's the legacy of the brand owner's grandmother, Sofi Tucker. Grandma Sofi was widowed at 19, and, to support her family, made and sold her handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations in Sierra Leone. Sofi became known as a healer who shared the power of shea and African black soap with … [Read more...]

Summer Hair

I don't know about you, but the summer is a great time to play about with your hair. I've just had my hair dyed bright orange - why not? (I've popped my insta pic at the bottom of the post). Of course, summer is also a difficult time for our hair. If it's coloured it will fade, we might have to wash it more often thanks to the heat (who knew that would become a thing in Scotland?! But don't knock it!), it can dry out, and let's not even think … [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...]

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...]

Your Hair Assistant from Davines

There are so many haircare brands out there, that I am discovering new ones every month it seems. Maybe because I have recently revamped my hair, I seem to have had loads and loads of haircare land on my desk. The latest one is from Davines, a brand I had never heard of until now, and the collection is called Your Hair Assistant. Davines are an Italian company, founded in Parma, in 1983 by the Bollati Family. The Davines Group started as a … [Read more...]

Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour

Having dyed hair really is a heck of an upkeep, right? I don't know about you, but between salon visits, I love to give my locks a bit of a pick-up. Sometimes I use a semi-permanent hair dye, other times I use something like this  - a sort of hair colour/conditioner hybrid. There are a few on the market already, but this one - Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour  -  is brand new, and available exclusively in Superdrug, so you know it's not going to … [Read more...]

Rush to M&S for haircare launch

Marks and Spencer has recently announced a collaboration with southern English based salon chain, Rush, producing Rush The Salon Range, which is available exclusively in M&S Beauty stores from February 15. The range includes nine products, including  Silk & Gloss Multi-Use Oil, Body & Bounce Light Hold Mousse, Lift & Defy Root Lift Gel, Command & Control Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion, Big & Bold Volumising Spray, Shine and … [Read more...]