7 Things I’ve Learned From a Year in the Hair Industry

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Now this might shock you considering I put out about, ooh, one whole post a month these days, but blogging is not my full-time job (or anything remotely close). Instead, I earn my wine tokens money by working in the marketing team of a large hairdressing company, which means that although I usually look like a hot mess, I’ve learned a thing or two about hair. And as sharing is caring, I thought I’d share some of these handy tips with you.

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Curly Half-Up Ponytail with ghd Purple

ghd Purple IV Styler
If you’ve read my blog for a while (*cough* and if not then why not, hey?) then you might have heard me rave about ghd before - in fact, more than once. I’ve been a long time advocate of the brand and, while I know other electrical brands have upped their game over the last couple of years, for me ghd are still the ONE. Clearly plenty of other people agree, as this ghd are celebrating 16 years of giving all of us those good hair days – and to mark their birthday, they’ve released one of their bestselling stylers, the IV, in a limited edition Purple finish.  View Full Post

A Weekend of New Hair | Bad Apple & Blow LTD

BA FeatSince making the switch from silver/grey hair to a darker blonde earlier this year, I’ve really been enjoying having warmer tones and a more natural look (something I never thought I’d say but guess I’m growing up, sob). It’s also SO much more low-maintenance thanks to having a root drag, i.e. a darker colour applied at my roots. However, nothing good lasts forever and last week it was finally time for me to have my roots done. My nephew was also christened the same week so I was in need of some styling help on the day too – and in stepped two amazing hair brands to help a sistah out.  View Full Post

Looking After Your Hair Extensions | Effin Hair Products Review

Effin Hair Extensions Products Review

Now, I hate to ruin the illusion for those of who thought my mane was natural, but if you’ve read this blog for a while then you’ll know I’ve had a weave for around five years (soz). I always thought this made me pretty experienced when it came to the hair extension game, but one thing I now know that I was totally lacking in knowledge of was how to take care of my hair extensions properly. I recently changed my usual hairdresser and paid a visit to Effin Hair for one of her Instagram-famous weaves, and – as well as a BEAUTIFUL head of hair – I left with a handful of products and a wealth of knowledge about how to look after my new extensions. So if you’ve ever experienced the emotional agony of watching your beautiful, silky extensions turn to dry rat-tails before your very eyes, this post is for you. View Full Post

How to Get Chopstick Curls

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it comes to my hair, I pretty much have 2 styles: straight, or mostly straight with some loose waves towards the bottom. Adventurous. So when I saw that my Sapphire curling wand from Irresistable Me* had a really thin attachment for chopstick curls, I was intrigued. I’ve seen these tiny curls on plenty of bloggers and celebs, and liked the idea of sashaying round with an 80s style faux perm. I didn’t really know how to actually do chopstick curls, so I just followed the below steps and – by gum – I think it worked (kind of).

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Irresistable Me Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand | Review

Irresistable Me Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand | ReviewIn my humble (but always correct) opinion, the three best inventions of mankind are fake tan, tinned cocktails and curling wands. Don’t try to argue with me; the wheel has nothing on these three absolute life essentials. Try as I might, I can never quite master flawless waves with my ghds, which is why a curling wand has been an absolutely essential of mine for a good few years now. To avoid my hair always looking too samey, I’ve tried a few different wands over the years of varying shapes and thicknesses (I refuse to say girth in a blog post)(apart from then). But the days of buying multiple wands is now firmly behind me, as I now own THIS. The Sapphire 8-in-1 Curling Wand* from Irresistable Me is, as the name would suggest, basically 8 wands in one. How exciting?! View Full Post