Sunshine, sea salt and chlorine wreak havoc in the summer, while central heating and cold winds create chaos in the winter. Year-round blow-drying and colour treatments added on top and no wonder our thirsty locks need a drink. We tested lightweight creams for fine hair, heavy rich ones for thicker hair, masks you leave in overnight and ones you rinse out, to find the best for delivering strong, shiny tresses. ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud: £34 for 180ml or 200ml, espaskincare.com This mud mask is a cult classic in the beauty world and feels like a spa treatment. Choose from a 180ml glass pot (best for the bath) or the easy, squeezy shower-friendly plastic tube (200ml). Mineral-rich red clays, vitamin C-packed watercress and apricot oil soothe and nourish the scalp and hair, stimulate the circulation and improve overall condition and manageability. This one is designed to help chemically treated hair, but isn’t a quick fix – you need to leave on for at least 20 minutes … [Read more...] about Can any of these masks rescue dry hair?
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As Halloween approaches, we take a look at some of the best ways to add some fright to your face on October 31 – from large lashes to striking face jewels we've rounded up some of the best Halloween beauty products you can still wear after fright night. Whether you’re taking a cue from an ethereal mermaid or a vampy vixen, these long-lasting formulas will help perfect your look. We've also taken your all-year beauty regime into consideration for the other 364 days of the year before and after Halloween. While any combination of these beauty-bests will had a splendidly spooky element to your costume of choice, you can wear each one of these products for a whole range of alternative events - face jewels for festivals and bold and beautiful lip and eye colours for any devilish night of the week. If you're in the market for classic Halloween specific makeup check out these speciality kits on offer or read on for more Halloween beauty inspiration. Too Faced … [Read more...] about 17 beauty products for Halloween you can still wear after October
If there's a man who knows all about hair, it's A-list hairdresser Luke Hersheson. This uber-stylist has worked his magic on everyone from Victoria Beckham and Keira Knightley to Sienna Miller and Emma Watson, and now he's sharing his know-how in a new book. In Great Hair Days & How To Have Them, Luke reveals some VERY surprising tricks of the trade, cutting through the hype and revealing what we actually need to spend our time and money on. You don't need a brush to blowdry your hair You should ONLY use your hands until your hair is 95% dry, as a brush is very damaging to wet hair. This also stops you wasting your time, because hair needs to be almost dry before you can shape it. You can then use a round brush for volume (pointing the hairdryer nozzle down the hair, so it's parallel to the brush), but I hardly ever use a brush. I think it's better to rough dry your hair with your hands until it's totally dry, and use a tong or iron to get the style you want. How to use your hands … [Read more...] about One hair product we all use but don’t actually need revealed
WITH the summer holidays coming to an end, it's time to get in control of your skin care, hair products and make-up. Here, we reveal what you should switch and ditch come September. SKIN SAVERS Keep: The onset of autumn doesn’t necessarily mean you need to completely overhaul your skincare. Been using a vitamin-C-based product to give you a gorgeous glow all summer? Keep it. The powerful vit is not just for brightening dull complexions – thanks to its exfoliating and repairing powers, it also works its magic on discolouration caused by sun damage. New InKey List Vitamin C Serum, £6.99, will help combat those annoying pigmentation spots. But be aware that acids (the nutrient’s scientific name is ascorbic acid) will make your skin more sensitive, so keep an SPF, such as Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Light Daily UV Defense, £38, on hand to protect it and prevent further sun damage. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Light Daily UV Defense, £38 - buy now … [Read more...] about Here’s what beauty products you should keep, chuck and change by September
If you weren't living under a rock, you'll have heard of coconut oil. You can't open a cookbook, enjoy a beauty treatment or read-up about your health without stumbling upon something about the benefits of the stuff. Whiter teeth, youthful skin, a trim figure, it promises all this and more. But one thing it definitely works wonders on is your hair. And the best bit if all? It doesn't cost hundreds of pounds, is completely natural and there are tons of easy to get hold of products that include the 'wonder ingredient in the shops. Supermodel Miranda Kerr claims she can't live without it and actress-turned-Goop lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it. Blake Lively , another celebrity fan who's famous for her golden tresses, says her mum was the one who told her to put coconut oil on the ends of her hair when it got dry. The wonder product does wonders for split ends and leaves hair full and lustrous. Lucy Buckingham, the face of Lucy Bee Raw Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil told us, … [Read more...] about The natural wonder product for hair that celebs can’t get enough of