My hair has been through some terrible times recently. I am forever changing it and trying to bleach it or fade it out ready for the next colour change, meaning my hair gets in an awful condition. I am always trying to grow my hair and hate cutting it, I am pretty sure it just breaks of by itself half the time.

I use so many products to try and improve the condition but often they can be too harsh for my hair. The last few weeks I have been using some more natural products as I am taking a break from bleaching/dying so I can concentrate on having healthier hair and trying to grow it.

The two products I am using at the moment are from Pure Potions and are great for anyone with a sensitive scalp or anyone wanting to use more natural products and not harsh chemicals on their head/hair. They literally don;t contain any parabens or perfume or anything that can be bad!

After using them my hair feels clean and soft, it doesn’t feel weighed down like it can with some conditioners. I wouldn’t say it has made my hair fade from blue particularly and I am used to it fading slightly with every wash anyway even if I use colour protecting products. I am pretty impressed with both products and you only need a small amount too which helps make the tubes last longer.

Pure potions also do a great range of skincare so if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis they may be worth checking out!

Sarah x

I love writing gift guides, so here is a small collection of gift ideas this Christmas for family or friends, men or women.

Some of these were kindly gifted to me and others I have bought myself for my family or for myself.

I hope some of these inspire you!

Please check out my other gift guide categories this week!

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HAIRCARE

Sweet Hearts – Detangler

£5.75

This is a great hair detangler and it leaves your hair feeling really soft and it helps for those who have unruly or damaged hair like myself. You can use it on wet or dry hair and it is a must have hair product.

Lee Stafford – Chopstick Styler

£19.99

This is great to curl your hair. You can create really small tight curls or if you wrap a larger section of hair around you can have them a bit more loose. For this price it it such a great idea, especially if you want more defined curls or if you are no good trying to curl with straighteners like me!

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I really hope you enjoyed reading and that I have given you some great ideas this Christmas!

Sarah xxx

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