Monday, 28 May 2012

Black & Gold

Homemade Hair Masks


I thought it might be a good idea to give you some home-made recipe hair masks i found in a beauty book of mine. Using ingredients from the kitchen cupboards and they look simple enough to make.

Its really important to take care of your hair, especially with all this weather change and if you are planning a trip abroad, because climate change
 doesn't help your locks.

With so many products on the shelves now days, its easy to spend
a bomb on them and still not find the right one.
 Remember when buying to buy for hair type.

I haven't got round to trying them yet, but i thought i'd post them. I will try them and i will update you on how i get on. In the meantime i'll be intrested to hear how you get on with them, just leave a comment.
Ive got some face mask recipes i'll post aswell, you'll probably find them on the beauty page.

Everyone is always going on about natural is good, so i dont think you can get more natural than this and fresh too. I suppose they would probably make nice gifts too, but its best to check the sell by dates on the products first.

Processed/Colour Treated Hair
A rich mask that will restore essential nutrients to processed hair you should use a treatment based on dairy products.
mix the following ingredients:
1 egg
1oz Cream Cheese
1oz Cream
1oz Butter
1oz Water
1/4 Grapefruit
Apply the mixture to your hair and leave for at least 5 minutes.
Rinse off in tepid water.

Curly Hair
A rich, moisturising mask that will add a gloss and a sheen to curly hair.
Combine the following ingredients:
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
10 drops of Lavender essential oil
Place the olive oil in a small saucepan and warm it gently (the oil should not be hot, only heated). Remove from the heat and add the lavender oil. Once you have double checked the temperature, apply the mixture to your hair. Wrap it in a towel to maximise oil penetration and relax for 20 mins. Wash out the oil with a gentle shampoo (you may need to repeat 2 or 3 times) and condition well.

Wavey Hair
That slight kink in wavey hair can be enough to reduce the gloss on your hair. Intense moisturising will help. For a shine boosting that will help your hair recover its natural sheen, use this fruit based mask.
Mash together the following ingredients in a large bowl:
1/2 ripe Banana
1/2 Avacado
1 heaped tsp plain yoghurt
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Apply the mixture to the hair, focusing on the ends and up to where the waves begin (which is where you want the shine) but won't weigh down the roots. Wrap your hair in a towel and relax for 20mins before rinsing.

Straight Hair
Help cut oil production in your hair with this oil reducing astringent hair rinse.
Use the following ingredients:
1 Large Jug of Peppermint Tea (use 2 bags)
Tea tree oil
Make up the peppermint tea and leave to cool.
Add 10 drops of tea tree oil.
Pour over the head as a final rinse.

Sunday, 20 May 2012


                                                                 Dip by chloejay1988 on
This colourful hairstyle has become increasingly popular over the last few months.
Celebrities like Jessie J and Katy Perry have been sporting the dip dyed hair this year and its a look you can easily acheive at home. If you want dip dyed hair, it couldn't be easier... Here is some info i have put together that you may find helpful if you are thinking of trying this big hair trend.

If like me you are a big fan of this style but dont feel that your hair can tolerate the bleach, there are easy ways to fake it.

Clip in hair extensions are a great way of getting this look, if you find it difficult getting the coloured extensions you want, buy blonde extensions and dye them the shade you desire.

Spray in colour, these colours wash out with shampoo. The best way of applying these is to make sure your upper body is completely covered by using a OLD towel or a black bag and away from any walls. Brush your hair to get rid of any tangles. Start by sectioning your hair in half as though you are putting your hair in pig tails and bring around to the front of you, so you can see what your doing. Make sure your hair is smooth and laying flat against your shoulder and spray your chosen colour to the ends of your hair.

To Acheive The Real Thing...
To create this look from scratch your hair needs to be pre-lightened/bleached at the tips of your hair. If you don't have access to a salon shop, you can buy a box of Jerome Russell bleach from a Boots Pharmacy, it comes with 4 sachets. Remeber to always read the manufacturers instructions.

If your hair is already a light blonde you will not need to go through this bleaching process, you can skip straight to applying the colour.

I like to use Renbow Crazy Colour, Pinkissimo is my favourite. I add a white conditioner to the colour to make it paler shade for a change. There is a wide variety of colours to choose from. This colour lasts approximately 6-8 washes, it varies on your hair type tho.

Renbow Crazy Colour Semi Permanent Hair Dye 100ml - No 42 PINKISSIMO

You will need
* Plastic Gloves
* Bowl
* Tint Brush
* Sectioning clips
* Foil or Cling film
* Bleach
* Your Chosen Colour
* Comb

Brush out any knots from the hair, wrap a old towel or black bag around your shoulders, get your foil or cling film ready. I rather use foil on the hair, i find its easier to fold and wrap the hair. This will keep the bleached hair away from the rest of your hair and keeps warmth in which helps oxidize the bleach.
Cut the foil in strips. Section your hair in half and bring the hair around to the front so its easier for you to get to. Mix the bleach into your bowl, following the manufacturers instructions.

Now with one of your sections of your hair, take a smaller section from the halved section and apply the bleach using a tint brush, comb it through and wrap it. Repeat this for the rest of the hair, its best to start with the hair thats underneath first. Leave the bleach for the time stated, don't leave it any longer. When the time is up the hair should look a yellowy/gold-orange colour. Wash out the bleach and shampoo. Do not condition yet.

Now to apply the dye : While the hair is still wet, drain excess water. With gloves on, just apply the colour to the bleached tips with your hands and then comb it through to make sure its evenly coated.

Leave the dye on the hair for the time stated.
And finally rinse with warm water, rinse until the water is almost clear.

* Apply vaseline to the skin before you start, this will help prevent your skin from staining.
* Don't use your best towels.
* Wear latex gloves.
* Don't sleep on a white pillow.

Good Luck!!

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Silver Trainers
Im really loving these metallic trainers (below), been seeing a few metallic peices on the highstreet that im liking, especially the silver. But for me, personally would either go for the metallic shoes or bag, rather than the whole outfit, even tho i dont have nothing against them, i do really like this trend.
I think these trainers are really cool. <333

Silver Trainers