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Play Time

The idea of sea salt sprays is a good one… want that beachy hair look all summer? Just spritz this concoction on your wet hair, wait till it’s dry et viola. Mussed up tresses straight from warm shandy sores.

All very good in theory, but my flat and fine hair has never been much of a fan. No, my lifeless locks takes one look at salt sprays and immediately goes rock solid and dry yet still managing to lie limply on my scalp.

I’ve finally found one which works for me though; KMS Hair Play Sea Salt Spray.

It gives that beach bum hair without weighing it down, used in moderation it doesn’t make my hair crunchy – just mildly matte (but not so much that it looks horribly unhealthy), and it tousles and twists my hair into a bit of volume.

I also adore it’s tropical fruity smell and the fact that it can be used on dry hair to zing up your style. Fabulouso!

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Hair Hero

OK, so if you are a regular reader you probably know that despite my addiction to make-up and skincare, haircare is never at the top of my list of grooming essentials. However, I am making an effort to change this and I’ve had a little help from Sebastian Professional Products, which are DIVINE!

I’ve been dutifully trying two products, the Thickefy Foam (love that name!) and the Trilliant Spray.

Sound great don’t they? Well they are!! First up the Thickefy Foam – this is a wonderful mousse which quite simply makes my flat hair bouncy, thick and weightless. There’s nothing more I can say about it… it just works.

The Trillaint spray is a thermal protector; something which always seemed a bit boring to me, albeit it necessary. Well, this really jazzes up the mundane as it has tiny particles of shimmer in the liquid which make the hair so fantastically shiny and sparkling – though not in the slightest bit glittery; which is great seeing as I’m no longer 16 years old.

I also had Whipped Creme to try which works to create bouncy waves and curls. Seeing as my hair is straight as a board I handed this to my mum. Well, she is a fan of Sebastian Professional Products too now and was delighted with the results it gave her. Not only did her thick blonde waves look light and healthy, they felt incredibly soft – hardly like there was product on them at all.

There are loads of products in the range to try, so if you pick any up then do share your results with us all.

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Something Kinda Ooooh

Hands up if you like Cheryl Cole? Hands up if her shiny, swingy mane makes you want to have big hair too? Hands up if you’re embarrassed about putting your hands up in response to the previous two questions? Ahem. Me too, but it’s true. I’ve taught myself how to backcomb without creating a bird’s nest on my head. I sometimes use volumising shampoo. But the crucial ingredient you need to get Cheryl’s big bonce is the right styling lotion.

I’ve recently been experimenting with a couple of gorgeous Frederic Fekkai products. Being too young in the 80’s to sport a perm, I’ve never really bothered much with hair mousse. It always seemed kind of naff and obsolete. MORE All-Day Density Styling Whip is nothing like old fashioned stiff-hair mousses though. Its fluffy formula is designed to thicken each strand of hair, while vitamin-rich ingredients act to support follicle health. Apparently. I’m not sure about the ‘science bit,’ as Jennifer Aniston would say, but I do know my hair became big and bouncy after using it. It makes hair less slippery so it’s easier to style and it smells gorgeous too – mildly coconut, but fresh not sickly. Just finger it through the roots of damp hair and blow dry.

Next up on the Cheryl Cole hair quest: COIFF Bouffant Lifting and Texturising Spray Gel. With the words ‘Coiff’ and ‘Bouffant’ in the name I was already smiling when I took off the lid. This star product can be sprayed onto damp hair at the roots for volume or throughout for texture. It also works wonders to freshen up day-old hair or on dry hair for extra volume and texture. I love that I can go for more volume even once my hair is styled: perfect if I’m backcombing the roots or clipping the front sections back at the crown.

For serious volume try winding sections of your hair up into Velcro rollers: there’s a reason why Coleen et al are pictured wearing theirs around town! My hair still isn’t as big or Barbie-like as Mrs Cole’s but at around £20 for some volumiser, versus hundreds for her hair extensions, at least I can walk tall with some change in my pocket and a bit more bounce to my tresses.

Laura

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Stop Presses!

These hot pink GHD IV stylers will really brighten up hair styling! Right now you can get this cute set of straighteners, which comes with three yummy pink lip glosses by the way, from Feel Unique for just £124.50 AND delivery is free.

That’s not the best part though – £10 from every pack sold goes straight to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. 

Time for a little early Christmas present for yourself perhaps?

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