I recently submitted a tip for 20 Essential and Effective Argan Oil Benefits & Tips From the UK’s Leading Beauty Bloggers, so wanted to first of all share that with you, but also write a review on a bottle of argan oil from The Body Source.

My tip was: Argan oil is amazing for your hair. You can put it on damp hair after you wash it or put it on your hair once it’s dry, it really does improve your hair and leaves it silky smooth. My tip is to take it in the bathroom with you and after you shampoo, before you condition put a bit of oil on the tips of your hair. Once you have done this you can condition as normal. This seals it into your hair and leaves it feeling and smelling great! You can always use more after your hair has dried if needed.

 

I have been using this specific oil for a couple of weeks now and I have seen a massive improvement in my hair. It is easy to use, you only need a small amount and it leaves your hair super soft and feeling nourished.

I have really enjoyed this oil and my split ends seem to be looking better and my overall hair condition is a lot better. I am hoping by helping my hair it may grow a bit longer, rather than breaking off as it is so damaged 🙁

Sarah x

Having such knotty and damaged hair I have to be so careful with whatever I use to brush my hair. When wet I had been using my wet hair shower brush but as I leave that in the bathroom I wanted a new hairbrush to use after I have washed my hair.

Tangle angel

I love the design with the angel wings on and I love how similar it is to other tangle brushes but it has a handle to make it easier to hold! You can use it on dry or wet hair and you don’t need to worry about it tugging or hurting, it is so lovely to use and really helps to de-tangle my hair.

Tangle angel

The brush is also so easy to clean. I always used to forget to clean my old one regularly but its so so important!

The Tangle Angel comes in so many colours they would be great for anyone of any age 🙂

Sarah x


       

I change my hair so often that unfortunately I have lost a lot of length due to it being damaged and having to cut off all of the split ends! The only answer was to get my hands on some hair extensions!

I have tried a wig from Hot Hair before, you can read my post here, but that was when I had a normal colour in my hair!

The problem with having un-naturally dyed hair is I would never be able to find the right colour match, but I decided to give it a go by dying them myself!

The ones I ordered were the 8 piece 19 inch human hair clip ins, I went for the shade 101 pearl platinum as my own hair was bleached white/blonde before I dyed it. I also picked up a Tange Teezer wet hair shower brush to help brush them after I had washed the dye out.

As you can see, you get loads of hair in the pack! I actually ended up only using 6 of the 8 pieces once dying them all. 

To dye them, I mixed up my dyes (the same as I would to dye my own hair), I used 3 different colours, a more navy for the roots, going into a blue turquoise and then green for the tips. As you can see I laid a towel on the bathroom floor as this can get messy!

I dyed each piece one at a time, making sure it was fully saturated with dye.

Once they were all done, I left them for 30 mins and then washed out the dye carefully, I then hung them up to dry after roughly blow drying them.

As you can see they turned out so well! As the clips are light because the original hair was blonde, you can take a sharpie or similar permanent marker and draw over them to change the colour if you feel the need to.

Here are some pics of before and after, excuse the fact I have no make up on (I did this the evening they arrived as I was impatient and couldn’t wait!)

You can see the length of my natural hair and how there isn’t any green on the ends (not yet anyway!)

Look at the difference they make! The colour match turned out so well and they blend in great. I am so impressed by how soft they feel too!

I think it is great being able to dye them as well so you can get the perfect colour match or use them to add another colour into your hair.

You can see from the back how long they are! I have so many different shades of blue in my hair as you can see, but they match really well.

Overall, I am so happy with these extensions. I plan on trimming them slightly and layering them into my hair for a more natural look as they are very long compared to my natural hair.

For a more permanent look you can buy tape online which you can attach to the hair to create tape in extensions rather than clip in. This is something I may look into because as easy as clip ins are, I would love to wear them all the time and it will also help the extensions fade colour at the same rate as my natural hair if they were washed as often. 

Hoping to stay blue/green for a while and embrace my inner mermaid 🙂

Sarah x

       

With Father’s Day coming up on the 18th June, I have put together a few gift ideas:

Structure hair

Haircare products from Structure

Shaper : light creamy paste £13.80

Adapt : texture paste £3.60

Animate : bodifying styling creme £13.35

It’s not just women that fuss about their hair, men do to! Structure offer a wide variety of hair products no matter what look you wish to achieve. Some people prefer a paste whilst others prefer a creme or gel so depending on your dad and his hair (if he still has any!) there is plenty to choose from.

Shaper is great if you are happy with your hair and you want to hold it in place throughout the day, but if you want more body then animate is for you. Animate gives your hair that extra oomph, or you could always go for adapt if you want more texture for that beachy look.

The Personal Barber


The Personal Barber
£24.95

This set is a really impressive idea for anyone that likes to shave regularly and enjoys that close shave look. The idea behind this box is that it can either be purchased as a one off or as a subscription service. If your dad likes it enough, give him the details if he wants to carry on with a box monthly! More information about what you can expect in the box can be found here. It is a great starter pack for anyone that wants to try shaving with this type of razor and blades.

Percy and Nobleman


Percy Nobleman

Beard Grooming Kit

£26.99

Percy’s Beard Grooming Kit Includes: 

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Conditioning Oil 30ml RRP: £11.99

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Wash 30ml RRP: £11.99

1 x Percy Nobleman Moustache Wax RRP: £10

1 x Miniature Beard & Moustache Comb RRP: £3.99

On the other hand, if your dad isn’t one to clean shave and is fond of his beard, why not treat him to a beard set?! It contains everything you would need to keep that beard looking good! When paired together, the wash and oil really do improve the appearance and feel of your beard.

Percy and Nobleman

Percy Nobleman

Beard Starter Kit

£14.99

This kit contains:

Signature Scented Beard Oil (10ml)

Beard Wash (30ml)

This kit is also a good idea for any beard lovers, a little less expensive and something more simple to buy for your dad. This range is great as the oil is naturally formulated and wont leave your face oily or greasy.

Percy and Nobleman

Percy Nobleman
Face & Stubble Moisturiser
£16.99

Face & Stubble Wash
£12.99

Both of these are excellent products as they appeal to men with or without beards, whether you are clean shaven, have a bit of stubble or if you have a beard these can both be used together to ensure your face is clean and hydrated.

The Soap Kitchen

The Soap Kitchen
After shave moisturising cream
£6.25
Sandal wood mens body wash
£7.08
Orange and cedarwood shaving soap
£4.15

I have been a fan of The Soap Kitchen for a while, I didn’t even realise they had specific products for men so I had to include them! They offer a great range of shaving products, from after shave moisturiser to shaving soaps. They also have a beautiful smelling mens body wash.

Sukin Charcoal

Sukin : Pore refining facial scrub
£9.95

Sukin : Mattifying facial moisturiser
£9.95
Can be purchased in Boots or Holland & Barrett

Sukin are a brilliant natural brand that produce great skincare and hair care products. I have been really impressed with their skincare range and I think the charcoal range would be a great gift. This range isn’t gender specific but I think due to the packaging it can appeal to men and I know a lot of men use just as many skincare products as women! Charcoal products are great to give you an extra deep clean and leave your skin so refreshed.

Ren Atlantic kelp

Ren
Atlantic kelp and magnesium anti fatigue body wash
£20

Another astounding release from Ren, I love their body washes, I always find they’re very luxurious and you don’t need to use much so they last ages. It leaves your skin feeling soft and revived and would make a nice treat for any man (or women!). The Atlantic kelp range is full of anti oxidants and restorative properties.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

Beech’s Fine Chocolates

£6.99

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? How about a nice box of chocolates? Beech’s do really yummy boxes of champagne truffles or sea salted caramel truffles. They are so good he probably won’t want to share them with you so maybe get yourself a box too 😉

Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp

Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp

£3.99

Another option for the chocolate lover. I personally don’t like dark chocolate mints so it is great you can get milk chocolate ones too! You can try and get him to share these with you as you get quite a lot in the box 🙂

 Blossoming Gifts Bag of delights

Blossoming Gifts
Bag of delights

£31.99

This contains:

Breckland Orchard Plum & Cherry Posh Pop 275ml

Lily O’Brien’s Creamy Caramels 110g

Campbells Petticoat Tail Shortbread 125g

Radfords Chocolate & Caramel Fudge Bag 113g

Mrs Bridges Strawberry Preserve 114g

Ahmed Strawberry Tea 10’s

The Dorman Dry Roasted Peanut 50g

Cocoabean Toffee Bonbons 100g

Sally Williams Almond Nougat 50g

I think this is a great treat if you are not too sure on what to get but you know he enjoys food. It pretty much has a bit of everything in and comes packed in a cute little reusable bag. You can see from the list above that you get loads of things in here 🙂

Up-cycled Corona glasses

Up-cycled Corona glasses
Set of 2
£15

I think these are pretty amazing. If your dad is a corona fan this would make a perfect gift. I have never seen anything like this before, it is so unique. They have a great range of other gifts on www.littlemillhouse.co.uk.

Avina wine bottle stoppers

Avina wine bottle stoppers
Set of 3
£9.97

If your dad is a wine connoisseur then why not treat him to these handy bottle stoppers. You get three in a pack which I think is great value, so if you were thinking about buying him a bottle of wine then why not get these too?!

Lemongrass

Lemongrass
Car freshener
£20

My dad is obsessed with keeping his car clean and smelling good. This fantastic set from Lemongrass contains the car fresh spray, a cloth, anti moth sachet and a tin of mats to place on your dashboard or cup holder to absorb unwanted odours. This is a great set for any car mad dads out there and the scent is really nice and natural, not too overpowering as car products can often be.

Space pen

Personalised Pen

£20.95 for the basic pen

£6.95 to be engraved

I think this is a wonderful gift idea for anyone. Most people use pens in day to day life so a personalised one is a really thoughtful gift. You can pick from a wide variety of pens to be engraved and have whatever you want on there, you can have either “dad” or your dad’s name.

Star wars heat holders

Heat Holders socks
£9.99

A new range of Star Wars heat holder socks has been released so if your dad is a fan of a galaxy far, far away then why not treat him to a pair of their slipper socks. I know that I much prefer slipper socks to big chunky slippers, maybe your dad does too?!

Sarah x


       

I have recently been taking supplements to make my hair grow and I have previously tried a few hair growth shampoos and root sprays, so I decided to switch my whole hair care routine up and use the beautifully packaged Lee Stafford hair growth range to really try and grow my hair.

Lee Stafford: Hair Growth Range

The problem I have with my hair is that, it just doesn’t grow as it is so damaged by all the bleach and dye I use, as soon as it starts growing, it breaks off as it is so damaged. By taking supplements and using hair products specific for hair growth, I wanted to see how much of a difference it made to the condition and length of my hair.

The shampoo and conditioner are pretty self explanatory on how to use them. Just replace your normal shampoo and conditioner with them! 🙂

The newest product in the range is a scalp scrub, I mean, who new you needed to scrub your scalp?! It’s aim is to exfoliate your scalp and it helps unclog and pores or hair follicles, meaning it is then easier for the hear to grow.  We take care of our bodies, by exfoliating, so why not treat your head the same. You use this product on wet hair before your shampoo.

Another product I have been using is the hair treatment. It is used between your shampoo and conditioner, to really help nourish your hair. Conditioning treatments are great to give your hair a treat and improve the condition, therefore promoting healthy hair growth.

I have also tried the scalp serum. I was a bit nervous using this as I worried it would make my hair greasy, but it didn’t at all 🙂 It helps to moisturise your scalp and strengthen the hair follicles.

We are all so bust using all f these hair products, that we neglect our scalp. Often hair products can dry out your scalp but you really need to look after it if you want to promote healthy hair.

I have been using these all for a few weeks now and my hair looks much healthier. My hair is growing at a good rate (with bright hair, I can tell by how long my roots are!). I am going to continue using this range and taking hair supplements and I really hope to have long healthy hair by summer.

Sarah x