Saturday, 15 June 2013

Graduation Ball Prep: Hair Care


Me and my hair have a bit of a frenemie relationship. I have battled with my hair since the day I was born. First there was the ginger thing- now, hear me out. I now love my ginger hair, red is c’est chic now, but let’s be honest, there were downsides of being a ‘carrot top’ when you were a 12 year old shy, nerdy kid. But hey, water under the bridge!

But then, my hair took a second blow to me, it is naturally very curly, very frizzy, and very dry. So to cut a long story short, it’s been a long uphill battle since day dot.

Needless to say, when milestone events come along, such as my impending graduation, I keep my fingers crossed it’s going to behave for me. So to help it along I’ve been pampering it and giving it extra love lately, with a little help from a couple of products from Neal & Wolf and Label.m.

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For actually washing and conditioning, I cannot part from Tresemme, however for that extra TLC, I’ve started using an Intensive Care Treatment.

For any type of damaged or over processed hair, you should always use a intensive conditioner to help give it an extra moisture boot to help it repair. After I’ve shampoo’d and conditioned normally, I’ll step out of the shower, slather this all on, and pile my hair high on my head. Ideally, the longer you leave you hair the better, but I know time isn’t always unlimited, so I leave it on while I do an intensive exfoliation so up to around 10 minutes.

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Now for Graduation Ball, I want lots of volume in my hair, a la Cheryl Cole. Normally I don’t use any extra products, as I find I always seem to end up with cake-y clogged up product in my hair. However I thought I’d try again. I’ve been experimenting with 2 products for the last few weeks, to perfect my technique, and I am very happy with the results. 

First I’ve been using Neal & Wolfs Volumising lotion, which you apply to towel dry hair and blow dry. If your hair is naturally curly like mine, and you don’t straighten it unlike me, apply this and tip your head upside down, and using a diffuser nozzle, blow dry and scrunch your hair. I promise your hair will be massive!

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However, I’ve also been using label.m resurrectionstyle dust for the final touch. It is a very fine powder, a little more creamy than talc, which can be used to create a variety of styles. I’ve used it to back comb small sections of my roots, and its worked wonders as it holds together the hair and creates extra lift, giving my hair roots extra height.

I haven’t personally, but my housemate tried it to create some texture in her fine hair, and stopped her style from dropping out as quick, which fine hair often does. 

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You might remember last week I went out for dinner and drinks with my friends. Well I had used all three of these products that night, and I personally think my hair was pretty fabulous (if I do say so myself). 

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 Only 1 week now till Graduation Ball, I'm really excited. There is going to be a circus, and bands, and lots of gorgeous dresses to lust after.
If you still haven't found your perfect dress yet, I've put together a collection of Graduation Ball dress ideas that may help you.

 Also if you have any beauty tips for me too, I’d love to hear them. 


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  1. Cool pics! I really like them!
    Have a nice Weekend!
    Kisses...Petra

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  2. LOVE that dress, you look gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so kind of you xx

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  3. Your hair looks great! And I love that dress on you <3

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  5. I am definitely going to have to invest in some of that style dust it sounds amazing. And if it makes my hair look even half as good as yours does in that last picture I will be sold for life :D

    Loved this post.

    Hannah xxx

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