Hair Care

Quick Pick Tuesday: Manta Hair Brush

It's impossible to avoid the comparison between the Manta Hair Brush and the Tangle Teezer, but I would say that the Manta Hair Brush is kind of like a more sophisticated, grown-up version that's a little more elegant with a lovely backstory too.  Tim Binnington, the creator of the The Manta, designed it to help his wife protect and carefully care for her new hair regrowth after receiving chemotherapy that resulted in hair loss.  As anyone in he[...]

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Cremes

I'm very accustomed to the struggle that is trying to keep ashy hair ashy, especially since my hair seems to inexplicably desire warmth; from the moment I get my ashy colour put in, you can almost see the brassiness developing in real time - it's very annoying! With that in mind, I was very keen to try some of the newest shades of the Revlon Professional Nutri Color Cremes, especially as they're all the types of cool tones than lend themselves br[...]

Lanaiblo Hairdryer

Who would've thought that I would get so excited about a hairdryer? Yet the Lanaiblo Hairdryer has made my life so much easier and I'm kicking myself for not using it as soon as it arrived, as it's absolutely brilliant! Not only is is aesthetically pleasing thanks to the personalising options - it's available in three colours and you can have it engraved with your name - it's also extremely well made and very powerful, I actually look forward to u[...]

New Launches from Dove (along with some older favourites)

Whenever I write something about Dove, I start it in pretty much the same way, by declaring the fact that I have a real soft spot for the brand - it's just one of those brands that I've grown up loving and I can still remember adverts that were played when I was a kid, plus the products are always the sort of thing that speaks to me and gets me intrigued...and let's not forget that it's a budget brand too, so it ticks a lot of boxes! I recently at[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Invisibobble Multiband

Usually, the first thing I do when I get home, is put my hair into a ponytail (with an Invisibobble) then use a headband to take care of any stray strands.  I don't know why, but having my hair down when I'm home really annoys me, and I much prefer to get as much out of my face as possible and keep it that way for as long as I can.  I'm clearly not alone in my needs, as the Invisibobble Multiband is a combination product designed to cater to bot[...]

A Tail of Two Products: David Mallett No.2 Spray Le Volume and Volume Powder

It's been a while since I featured any hair products, and I think that's because I'm mostly pretty happy with what I'm using, so I'm not tending to reach for anything new.  Having said that, one of these David Mallett products has featured heavily in my recent hair care routine, so I thought I'd share my experience of both products. Starting with the bad, the David Mallett Volume Powder, which is one of those putty-style powders that gives[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Colab Unicorn Dry Shampoo

I'm a real fusspot when it comes to dry shampoos and I certainly don't seem to get on with the popular ones that everybody loves and raves about.  I also get through a lot of bottles of dry shampoo as I have to get my hair care just right; if I wash my hair too often then it becomes a fluffy, flyaway mess, but if I don't do it often enough, it quickly turns into an oily, greasy mop that looks terrible.  Therefore, I use dry shampoo on that trick[...]

Dry Styling at Charles Worthington (Perfect Party Hair)

If you follow me on social media then you'll probably know how much I love the Charles Worthington Salon in Percy Street, London.  I just find they get everything exactly right; the atmosphere is bright and modern but still comfortable and inviting, the service is second to none and the prices (for a Central London salon) are pretty reasonable.  I also love the fact that they place a lot of importance on their refreshments menu (which costs £2.[...]

12 Gifts of Christmas: Revlon Salon One Step Dryer & Volumiser

I'm nearing the end of my 12 Gifts of Christmas series, so I thought this post should feature on the fabulous new hair styler for anyone who needs a bit of bounce in their blow dry, the Revlon Salon One Step Dryer & Volumiser, which, as the name suggests, is basically a volumising hairdryer that takes all the hard work out of creating bounce and volume. The Revlon Salon One Step Dryer & Volumiser has a massive brush head - serious[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Aveda Texture Tonic

I absolutely love Aveda skincare, but I have a slightly more unpredictable relationship with Aveda haircare, so I kept an open mind for the recently launched Aveda Texture Tonic, a styling product that promises to add a soft and hydrated hit of tousled texture.  As someone who always, always, always reaches for the product that promises texture above everything else, I was looking forward to putting this through its paces. I really hate textur[...]

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew White Grapefruit and Mosa Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal Essences can pretty much do no wrong, and they are honestly one of the very best high street hair care brands, in my humble opinion; I've never used anything from them that I haven't really loved.  The new Bio:Renew range consists of seven collections that each feature the key ingredient Histidine, which is apparently a natural purifier found in our bodies, although I don't quite understand how this translates into hair care, but I thought[...]