Hair care products !
Being a stylist myself I can appreciate the world of hair care can be very daunting, there are so many products to try. It's hard to no what's good and what isn't. I myself stick to things that work well and are simple not overly complicated . Not all products that are expensive work the best i base products purely on there performance and results. Here are a few of my favourites and feel free to watch my video for more about these products.
Deep conditioning masks
Deep conditioning masks are a must and there are three I'm using at the moment that I'd highly recommend however I must mention Aussie products as I highly recommend all there products there whole range is a must for me. But moving on to the products I'm using currently, the first being repair essence uptime mask made with claudia softer. The consistancy is thick it makes the hair feel really well nourished. Also being from Schwarzkopf which is a brand used in salons all over the world you can be confident it will give you great results at a price of just £3.99
Next is macadamia oil deep conditioner this whole range is amazing ! It's richly nourishing for the hair and is I fused with vital nurturiment and macadamia oil giving the hair all it needs to feel super soft and silky. This range is pricey retailing at around £20 but shop around for this one you may find it chaper this is more for a special treat for your hair.
Finally my go too deep conditioner from tresemme I genrally always go for the heat protecting mask as it's going to repair damage and it adds a little extra defence from that harmful heat.
Next is a much needed shine spray, if you haven't tried a shine spray before you really should! They add that extra gloss to the hair and especially if where extensions or are a fan of synthetic hair, this products is a must. As it can get our own natural hair to match the shine of the high grade extensions. Ultermatly a fantastic product for getting our hair looking shiney and healthy , which if you didn't know is apprently ment to be a sign to men that we have a lot of estrogen. Meaning you will be good for bareing children. Subconsciously making a man slightly more attracted to you. Interesting random fact for you �� lol.
Use protection !
Yes heat protection is a must for your hair apply it on to damp or wet hair before and blow drying takes place. This is the best way to use a heat protection. Applying to dry hair can cause the hair to be dampened by it meaning more damage can be done. This heat protector goes up to 230 degrees which is enough to provent those dreaded ghd temperatures. A simple formula that works well retailing at £3.99 this is a wonderful buy from vo5
Hair oil in genral is amazing any type, there are so many I love I love argon oil and there's a brand called kitoko oil that I love it's just simple a must have ! There are so many diffrent types it's impossible to choose just one . However this brand by organix is widely available and amazing ! There dry styling oil is what I use to run through curls and waves to give extra shine and tame away frizz. If you haven't invested in a oil already please do it ASAP ! This one for me is one of many but it's good and is one I offern pick up as it is light and not greedy looking . Although with any oil if you overload the product you will end up with greasy hair. It makes the hair feel smooth and healthy retailing at 6.99 it's pretty cheap for a good quality hair oil.
One of the latest trends to hit the high street are oval curlers. Yes the oval curler is taking the beauty industry by storm! Since being released early this year the new innovation is fast becoming a stand up competitor against the conventional round curling tongs. Why could this be you ask ? Well, one the main features to this wand is the curl it gives you. If you have ever wanted Hollywood glam Kim kardashians waves this is the tool for you! This classic look has been at the heart of every major event with countless celebs rocking these natural elegant waves. Frequently requested in all salons up and down the country the oval curler is allowing us to get this high glam look at home.
The Babyliss wand Inparticular heats up to 200°C, and the barrel is ceramic coated so no pulling on the hair. It has Advanced Ceramics technology for ultra fast heat up and heat recovery. There are five different heat settings from 140°C, meaning if you have finer hair you don't have to use a damaging high heat, but if you have thick hair, you can use a higher temperature to get a greater effect. The wand also has a plastic cool tip, which prevents burnt fingers, and the bottom of the wand has a heat rest to protect your work surface. It also has an auto shut off, so it automatically turns off after 72 minutes. All helpful handy features.
The wand has a few diffrent looks you can create from soft brushed out waves, to more defined set looking curls. It all depends on the look you want to achieve. Brushing out the curles will give you a softer wave and can even look nicer the next day as the hair sofens into it's style. Taking smaller sections and applying a hair spray will give a more defined curl rather than a wave. The looks are very easy to achieve anyone can do this at home! Not only is it simple and quick but the waves really do last for a good 3-4 days using dry shampoo.
Being a salon stylist myself I was egar to give this new styling innovation a go see below how I got on with it and just how easy it is to achieve this look at home.
Castor oil for hair growth
We all have troubles with our hair from time to time. Be it breakage, split ends, no growth or thinning. But now you can bid farewell to all these problems with the help of castor oil! Yes, castor oil can do wonders for your hair! As a hairdresser myself i am amazed by this product so here's more information and my experiences with castor oil.
Although, using castor oil can be messy and its hard to remove, this is one fantastic product to use for pretty much anything hair wise if you stick with it. And trust me the extra effort is worth it especially if you have problems with growth or thinning. Castor oil is filled with some excellent vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are required for healthy hair. When the hair is it in alegen growing state it needs alot of these vital vitamins and nutrients castor oil is packed with all the goodies the hair needs. It also has antibacterial and anti fungal properties too.
Combats hair loss
Hair loss is a very common problem today. There are various factors and reasons for this such as illness, heated hairstyling, infection, dandruff , immune disorders ect. But, with the use of castor oil this loss can and will be stopped. Just take some castor oil, and massage it to your scalp and roots. Leave it on for any thing for a couple of hours to a couple of days if you have time. Then wash off that can take 3 washes and you will need a strong anit greese shampoo but i promise you it will be worth it. Ricinoleic acid that is present in castor oil helps to protect your hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to your scalp.
Stimulates hair growth
If you want to see hair growth fast within a few weeks to a few months, then no other oil can be as good as castor oil. The oils feeds the hair follicles adding omega-6 essential fatty acids that is needed to grow healthy hair. With regularly use on your scalp, it boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to hair growth. It is important to let the product penetrate the hair shaft so leaving it on over night is important when using this product for growth !
General hair health
Castor oil is amazing for split ends and breakages ! It smooths down the hair and mends the hairs structures. Since castor oil is filled with essential nutrients as mentioned before, it can help you to put a stop to split ends and breakage. Spread the oil evenly on your hair you can always mix it with lighter oils like red oil olive oil or jojoba for easier application. Then leave the treatment on for 15 min 20mins or longer is possible. You could even use a small amount to dry hair to put the hair up in a sleek pony and wear for a few days for a intensive treatment.
My own experience
My own experience with castor oil has been really positive i am a hairdresser myself so i can be very skeptical with trying products for hair growth. But i must confess after not expecting great things doing a 3 month trail the results were hard to ignore. As many ladies do i couldn't grow my hair much past my shoulders. But after using the treatment every week for three months it managed to get past the difficult growth stage and grow a good 2-3 inches in that 3 month period. It was tough to stick with it and i will give you no illusion that its a easy product to use but its worth it. If you stick to it the chances are you will see similar results. From my own friends and family that have tried it they have all seen growth and thickness restored and these results in my opinion cant be ignored so if your thinking about it go for it ! See my video on it for more information :