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Getting A Kate Middleton Blow Dry

Getting a Kate Middleton blow dry looks like a hard task. Her hair is so beautifully coifed it seems that other than spending 40 minutes at the hands of a celebrity hairdresser this look would be impossible to do at home.

We all saw Kate Middleton and Andy Murray’s girlfriend at Wimbledon parading there fabulous blow dries. Kate had gone for a more ‘done’ look whereas the tennis stars girlfriend had opted for a more relaxed blow dry.

Creating this look at home:

Step 1:
After washing your hair thoroughly in the shower and washing out all of your conditioner thoroughly apply a thickening cream or spray to the roots or if you have thick hair a smoothing cream.

Step 2:
Rough dry your hair till it is half dry using your fingers and your hair dryer.

Step 3:
Section your hair into small sections (the size that would fit around a medium or large roller) then using a hair dryer with a nozzle and a round brush pull the hair downwards in the brush slowly, smoothing the hair shaft downwards.

Step 4:
After each section is dried put a large Velcro roller in straight away and clip. Your hair should wrap around your roller and be rolled under for best results. This will make sure your hair stays in and is what gives it that celebrity blow dry look.

Step 5:
Once you have finished the whole head in rollers wait for them to cool completely before removing.

Voila! A Kate Middleton blow dry.


Natural Hair Care

So recently I have been thinking about starting back on making weekly masks for my hair as it seems to have stopped its growth spurt and I am desperate to grow out my fringe and my hair a bit longer so I can cut in some layers.

Here are my favourite natural hair masks that I believe work in conditioning your hair.

1: First of all is oiling your hair. I know I have mentioned it before but it is the most important thing you can do for your hair to make it thick and long and strong. You can use any oils such as Macademia oil, olive oil or almond. Any oils will work wonders if yu rub them into the scalp and the ends of your hair and leave on for a few hours or overnight.

2: Egg masks are also great for your hair if a little more messy. All you need is one large egg and simply beat it together the yolk and the white and apply to your hair, they say for around 30 minutes but I usually just leave the mixture on until it starts to dry.

3: Try an avocado hair mask to add some fullness to you hair. Now this one is really messy and to be honest I think its more of a special occasion mask as it can get everywhere! All you need to do is beat the flesh of an avocado with a tablespoon of honey and some olive oil. Leave in for 20 minutes to half an hour and then wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Try any of these natural hair treatments and you should start to feel fantastic! I recommend doing them once a week every week for 6 weeks before you see a dramatic improvement but you should see results straight away. Make sure you keep having regular trims also. Every 6 weeks for hair that grows quickly and 12 weeks if you hair grows slowly.

Curly Hair With No Heat

If you have naturally curly hair then you know what I am talking about when you hear me say that I have hated my curly hair for years and years. There is something to do with growing up that makes you immediately hate your curls and want to burn that curl out with any possible heat treatment you can find.

My problem was always that my curly hair looked great but I didn’t like how it made it look shorter, as I have such a thing about thinking I look better with long hair. Hey, we all have our body hang ups and I wont bore you with mine!

So recently I read a story in a newspaper about Thandie Newton saying that she is embracing her naturally Afro Caribbean hair and how she is proud of her curls. I started thinking, why don’t I wear my hair curly? After all it takes 5 minutes to do and it means I don’t have to wash my hair every day as it looks greasy much less quickly.

Okay so here is how I style my curly hair:

First of all I wash my hair with a curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner. I have two current favourites one being the more expensive Bedhead by TIGI Hi Def Curls shampoo and matching conditioner, which I think works great at enhancing those curls. For a cheaper option I love Herbal Essenses Tousle Me Softly shampoo and conditioner which really works at smoothing the hair shaft and making those curls look healthy, I don’t think it creates curls as well but it makes my hair feel really soft afterwards.

Next I style my hair. Sticking with the theme of Bedhead by TIGI I use the Foxy Curls Mousse to create my curls or if I am on a budget then i use the John Frieda Ease Curl Reviver Corrective Styling Mousse.

I style my hair the same way with either mousse, basically I section my hair usually into 3 sections, so I get some at the bottom, make a middle parting (or whatever parting I am having and do either side. Starting with the bottom I run the mousse through the hair and use my fingers to twist strands of hair into curls.

Please note this will only work if you have naturally curly hair. Now all you have to do is let your hair dry naturally and watch those curls form. Spray some hairspray if needed but really you shouldnt have to as the mousse should do all the work for you.

How To Trim Your Own Split Ends/ Cut Your Own Hair

This is just a quick guide about cutting your own hair at home. We all know that each time you go to the hairdressers you spend a minimum (in England) of £100.00 for your colour and cut. How on earth do us girls manage to afford this every two months? Especially if you are trying to grow your hair long and need regular trims.

Well I have a trick that my sister who is a hairdresser taught me. All you have to do is grab small sections of hair around a quarter of an inch. Twist those sections tightly until the frayed and split hairs try to make a bid for freedom. This gives you a good view of your split ends. Then all you need to do is lightly trim those frayed hairs keeping your hair twisted. When it come to the end of  that twisted piece give the very end (I am talking less than a cm) a trim just to make sure it all looks lovely and then release that piece of hair. You should notice it makes a huge difference without looking like a blunt cut. I do this to my hair all over, especially my fringe 6 weeks after a cut and it means I can go 12 weeks without a full cut. This is especially useful if you are trying to grow your hair long as usually when you go to the hairdressers they just start chopping masses of hair off and you don’t feel like you can say ‘My beautiful hair!! STOP!’.

I hope you found this useful. Here it is in easy steps:

1: Take a piece of hair around a quarter of an inch thick

2: Twist that piece of hair till you can see the split ends sticking out

3: Trim those pieces of hair that are sticking out

4: Trim a very small amount from the ends

Remember don’t go crazy. You don’t want a bob if your hair was shoulder length. Always cut off less than you think you need so you don’t regret it. But once you have done it once it’s so easy you may keep on doing it to save yourself some money!

Amanda Seyfried Make-Up Look

Get That Amanda Seyfried Look. After watching Amanda Seyfired last night on the Jonathon Ross show it struck me what a natural beauty she is. She wears very little make up and is always so relaxed looking, I thought this would be a great idea for day make up.

Get the look:

Face: To get Amanda’s healthy look but with a little more coverage use a foundation like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum with a buffing or stippling brush to apply little product. Next conceal any red blotchy areas or blemishes with a concealer such as Mac Studio Finish concealer.

Cheeks: Use a pinky/peach such as Mac Something Special for a healthy glow. A cream blush creates the appearance of really healthy skin.

Eyes: First fill in your eyebrows lightly with your usual shade. Next use a lilac eyeshadow around the eyes with a slight shimmer, something like Mac Digit. Apply mascara such as Dior Show or if you are on a budget something like Maxfactor Masterpiece mascara. For this look the eyelashes should be the main focal point so make sure each lash is coated well without any clumps.

Lips: A lip balm is enough to finish the look, make sure its tinted pink to create a moisturised healthy look. For this a great lip balm is Burt’s Bees Pink Blossom Tinted Lip Balm.

To finish the look we must talk hair. If your hair is mid length to long this will be easier for you. If your hair is short just style your hair as usual but give it a bit more body at the root.

Firstly center part your hair. Make sure your hair is dry and choose sections around an inch and a half thick. Straighten these sections to get them warm and apply large velcro rollers rolling your hair away from your face and securing about mid way up the hair. Keep doing this till you get to the middle parting at the back of your head and then repeat on the other side.

Wait until your rollers are completely cool then remove them. Your hair should have a gorgeous silky wave that rolls backwards that will look more natural than if you do it with a curling iron.

Give it a try and let me know how you get on!

5 Easy Steps To Long Luscious Hair!

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How to get amazingly long and thick hair in just 5 easy steps.

1: Trim you hair- It isn’t necessary to trim your hair every 6 weeks but around every 2 months or when you notice split ends is very important. Regular trims encourage growth as the scalp doesn’t have to nourish broken ends and can concentrate on growth.

2: Wash you hair less frequently- This doesn’t mean go around with greasy hair, but try to leave your hair an extra day before washing as the natural oils help to nourish your hair.

3: Straighten you hair less- Try to avoid straightening your hair every day and only do this around 3 times a week if you can help it, this prevents breakage and means your hair can concentrate on growth rather than repair.

4: Oil your hair- This part of the process is the most important. My hair never grew past the awkward mid stage until I started to oil my hair 2-3 times a week. This can be with coconut, almond or Morrocan Oil, whichever you use just make sure you massage it into the scalp and rub through to the ends and sleep with it in overnight.

5: Have a proper hair routine- That means washing you hair with a good shampoo that doesn’t strip oils from your hair and a great conditioner.

To ensure your hair grows thick and long just follow these easy steps and it will grow much quicker than it was before, not only that you will have healthy looking hair!

Megan Fox Hair

I am as always changing my hair quite frequently and have recently experimented with dip dye at the ends. I am bored of this now however and keep seeing people with the glossiest locks and getting jealous. My hair is now nothing short of frazzled due to the damage the dip dye and constant straightening has done to me!

I decided to google Megan Fox’s hair after seeing a Pixiwoo tutorial and thought I would have a look at her hair throughout the years and decide on a look for me. Which look do you prefer?

Megan Fox With Fringe

Megan Fox With Fringe

The fringe looks innocent and cute and is an old favourite of mine, the only problem is it covers those gorgeous eyes!

Megan Fox With Wavy Hair

Megan Fox With Wavy Hair

I love this beachy boho look with the loose waves achieving it at home however I always find a struggle!

Megan Fox With Straight Hair

Megan Fox With Straight Hair

This look to me is just classic Megan Fox. The straight hair with the rebellious, edgy, textured feel to it is just synonymous with her. She looks fantastic here.

Megan Fox With Hollywood Glamour Hair

Megan Fox With Hollywood Glamour Hair

My favourite looks for Megan fox are always her older looks. I like her fresh-faced with shiny straight hair but I love this new Hollywood glamour look since she appeared in the Armani adverts.