Hair Care

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[...]

Vibe Blush Lights at Charles Worthington (London Only)

Yesterday my blog turned six years old, which is crazy! I can't believe I've been writing this for six years! In that time I've been lucky enough to have some great experiences, having been invited to some amazing events and to try some great treatments.  I'm fortunate to get regularly invited to try out salons and clinics for all manners of treatment reviews, but none get me quite as excited as an invite back to Charles Worthington on Percy Stre[...]

Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut – Superfood For Your Hair

This is a quick overview of the new Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut range which looks and sounds absolutely awesome.  There are three ranges in the collection and I was sent the Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter (how incredible does that sound?) range which is for very dry and frizzy hair, so I haven't given it a go as I think it'll be far too rich for my fine hair. The Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter contains four products - the Sleek Restorer Shampoo a[...]

Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Range

I think I have to start by acknowledging the beauty that is the pink and sparkly packaging on the Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry collection, isn't it pretty? The range consists of four products, Diamond Oil Glow Dry Shampoo, Conditioner, Scrub and Diamond Oil Glow Dry which is an oil that seriously looks like a bottle of perfume - it's stunning.  I've been trying out the scrub, shampoo and conditioner. The Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry range[...]

Revlon Pro One Step Dryer and Styler

The Revlon Pro One Step Dryer and Styler is a handy all-in-one tool that is marketed as a product that'll allow you to dry and style in one go, thus saving time and effort.  I'm horrendously lazy when it comes to hair styling (thankfully since going short this works to my advantage, as it seems the less effort I make, the better my hair looks) and I dread drying my hair as I find it a real chore, so I was looking forward to trying this tool.[...]

Philip Kingsley Summer Solutions

Philip Kingsley products were my first, luxury hair love - they do these fabulous little travel kits that are fantastic value, and I used to buy the volume one every month or two.  Earlier this year, they launched a collection of products aimed at maintaining, treating and styling summer hair. Sun Shield is literally sun protection for your hair, which is such a great idea as I think we can easily forget that whilst our skin needs all the[...]

L’Oreal Professionnel Smartbond – Worth the Hype?

At my last visit to Charles Worthington (god I love it there) I was treated to a L'Oreal Professionnel Smartbond treatment, which is a deeply conditioning and repairing treatment that is used alongside your colour.  My hair is in pretty good condition and doesn't tend to break or frazzle very easily, so I wasn't expecting much from this - following the theory that you can't fix what isn't broken - especially as I had the Olaplex treatment a while[...]

New Aveda Launches – Spring 2017

The bods at Aveda HQ have clearly been on the coffee as they seem to launch something new and lovely every couple of weeks at the mo, so with that in mind, I thought we could take a little look at some of the most recent launches from the brand - although I'll note that since taking these pictures I've already received another couple of Aveda products, which pretty much proves my caffeine consumption theory... I'll start with Shampure Dry C[...]

L’Oreal Professional #ColorfulHair

Colourful hair seems to be everywhere at the moment, and I love, love, loooove seeing people who have really committed to it, sporting bright and brilliant hues of pink and aquamarine, it's just so enticing to stare at! My approach to pretty much everything is 'keep it casual', so when I was invited along to try out the new L'Oreal Professional #ColorfulHair, I was keen to find a way to try out the colours whilst fitting it into my casual style.[...]

L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Inforcer Vitamin B6+ Biotin Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque

A couple of weeks ago I attended an appointment at Charles Worthington (more on that soon) and beforehand I was given some new L'Oreal goodies, which included the L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Inforcer Vitamin B6+ Biotin range, a trio of products designed to strengthen hair, repair damage and most importantly, prevent any further damage.  Generally speaking, ranges like this are incredibly rich, hydrating and likely to weigh hair down - basi[...]