Sunday, 4 November 2012

Hair Routine

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I never got around to divulging here my recent 'hair nightmare'. A couple of months ago I started to massively regret my big hair chop of a year or so ago. Despite feeling ready to to cut off several inches of hair and quite liking long bob hairstyles for most of the duration, all of a sudden all I could see were so many long hairstyles around me and the big regret set in. Impatiently, I decided to make a trip to my hairdresser to request some layers for movement and texture. As my last hairdresser had left the salon, I was presented with someone new. Someone who unfortunately gave me the style he wanted to cut and not the style I had in mind. I had never thought of myself as one of those girls where hair really matters. Fairly low maintenance I have always been of the opinion, it's only hair it will grow. But for the past two months I have hated looking in the mirror everyday, willing my hair to grow. A couple of months on from the hair cut, it is looking a little better than it did when I first got it cut but I still have a long way to go to feeling comfortable with the style again.

Which leads me to this post - the ghd Styler. I was kindly gifted the new Limited Edition Metallic Styler, a very glamourous gold shade with matching heat resistant travel case. Without this amazing piece of machinery I would have struggled massively in coping with the styling of my own hair. With short, uneven, choppy layers I have been able to create a smoother style, hiding as much as possible the mistake of my last haircut. I'm sure I don't need to teach anyone how to use hair straighteners but here is my daily routine and how I have managed with the help of ghd to overcome my mini hair trauma. 


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After washing my hair with current favourite shampoo, L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal shampoo, I use a spray-in conditioner afterwards - I find this easier to use than a normal post-shampoo conditioner. I've been using for many years Boots Coconut & Almond Leave-in Conditioner - it smells amazing and is very cheap. I comb through the hair using a wide-toothed comb. I then smooth through a small pump of Moroccan Hair Oil, particularly on the hair ends.

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Once dried with a hairdryer and Mason Pearson hairbrush, this is what my hair looks like.
Far too choppy and blunt for my liking...

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I straighten my fringe first of all...

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Making sure to use a Heat Protect spray - the one I am currently trying out is VO5...

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I section the hair using clips and a tail comb and straighten using the super smooth ghd styler. The hair glides through the straightener leaving it immediately smooth and sleek...

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I straighten the hair by tilting the straighteners on an angle which helps to combat the hair sticking out...

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And finally the finished hair style. Finished off with a little Moroccan Hair Oil to smooth and a quick spritz of hair spray (currently VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray). Simple and sleek - my everyday hairstyle that takes very little time and effort thanks to ghd.

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Wearing: Plümo Kimono-style Dressing Gown (old)

17 comments:

kinuki said...

Yo no salgo de casa sin haberme pasado las GHD.Bsos.

Joyce Lau said...

Your hair is beautiful! I love the colour of your GHD's!!

Joyce
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Becky | lifestyleflash.com said...

I think your hair is gorgeous, I've always loved it! It's a shame your new hairdresser (using that term loosely as it doesn't sound like you'll be returning!) didn't listen - there's nothing worse.

These straighteners look gorgeous, a worthy dressing table addition. And oh-em-gee Moroccan Oil, how did we live without it?!

Lily Cardoso said...

You look adorable, I love the contrast of your hair color with your skin.

Love,
Lily
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Vicki said...

you look fabulous honey!! I love this slick look on you :)xo.

olivia grace said...

You are so so gorgeous, your hair is simply stunning! xx

teawiththemoon said...

Such fun pictures :) I loooove your dressing gown <3

Anonymous Girl said...

I have always enjoyed your blog, but I do find it a shame when you do sponsored posts. I'd much rather hear your independent voice and what you really like.

PinkBow said...

Anon Girl - thank you, and I do know what you mean, I feel exactly the same when I read other blogs. I'd rather sponsored posts didn't exist. But they are sometimes difficult to turn down, especially when the product in question is something I use anyway. This is my 3rd pair of GHD straighteners and I honestly cannot rate them enough. I try only to accept reviews of things that I would buy myself anyway.

lolalovesto said...

I LOVE GHD they are one of the most useful inventions ever and I could not live without them!!! these are too cute x

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Dizzy Tea said...

A great post as always. Sad to say, I'm a lazy person when it comes to beauty and I like getting away with quick and effective routines that benefit me the most. I understand you so well about regretting haircuts, it brings the mood down like nothing else. But I'm glad you're coping with it nicely even though I think your hair looks great even without the whole process!

(Do I even need to say I am utterly in love with your robe?)

Thanks for taking time to make this post, it must have taken a lot! xx

PinkBow said...

Ipek - thank you! It did take a lot of work to make this post, thanks for appreciating that!

Maria Fallon said...

Your hair is so shiny and now I know your secret!

Maria xxx

Sara Ivy said...

I think your hair looks fantastic. I had the same issue you had. I let my friend cut my hair because she got her cosmetology license and was working at a new salon. So I let her cut my hair. She thinned my hair perfectly but went nutso on my bangs. At first they looked ok but after awhile it was just awful.
Then I went elsewhere and it's just... my hair won't do anything. I'm contemplating chopping it all off and wearing a wig until it grows perfectly again.

PinkBow said...

Sarah Ivy - I'm so sorry you're facing this problem too! Isn't it upsetting! And when you're waiting for hair to grow it seems to take even longer!

Golden Girl Olive said...

I love your robe, it's adorable!

xo Olive

www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

little henry lee said...

i used to straighten my hair every day a few years ago and it's amazing the difference it makes, even to hair that is relatively straight to begin with! that's such a shame that your last hairdresser didn't cut it the way you wanted it! :( but i still think you look beautiful, and hopefully it'll grow to a length you're happy with soon!