Monday, 1 May 2017

How To Have Shiny, Healthy Hair In 3 Steps


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Hello Everyone!

Today I'm here to talk to you a little again about hair, now I know that lately I've written a fair few hair posts but I've recently entered into a little love affair with all things hair.

It started last year, as many of you know, I had waist length hair that I chopped short and donated to The Little Princess Trust (and if you have long hair and are considering a haircut, please please PLEASE consider donating your locks to these children) and since that point, I've been experimenting with my new shorter, healthier hair.
There was the post about the straightening brush, then I discovered my new favourite straighteners which replaced my GHDs (shock!), I also tried the hair tong with the smile inducing name (The CoCo LoCo Long Tong) to experiment with curling my shorter hair and finally, last week, I tried some clip in ombre hair extensions which were really fun! However, through all of this I've often had comments and emails asking me how my hair is so shiny, well I'm here to let you know my top secrets my friends, get ready, we're going in.





I have always been careful with my hair, I remember hearing a song when I was a kid called 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)' by Baz Luhrmann and one line of the song really embedded into my brain:

Don't Mess Too Much With Your Hair or By The Time You're 40, It'll Look 85

And my tiny little child mind took that as gospel. I'll admit, I mess with my hair WAAAAAY more now than I did a few years back, I honestly think short hair requires more upkeep than my long hair ever did, but I'm still really careful about how much abuse I subject my hair to.

I currently have a routine where I wash my hair only once a week, most weeks this works well and I either air dry my hair if I have a lazy day ahead, or, if I'm going to have to leave the house that day, I like to use my hair dryer: Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Blow & Go Nuts* and yes, it's another CoCo LoCo beauty with a name that makes me smile to say.



As with the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Long Tong, the colour is everything to me, I love anything with a pink or gold theme and this hair dryer has both, I'm very influenced by colour and I really feel like bringing this little beauty out to dry my hair adds little happiness points to my mood (if you play sims, this would be the item in the sims catalogue with one of the highest +mood points, if you don't play sims, ignore my geekery)
In continuation with the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo theme, this hairdryer is infused with coconut oil, this time in the grille which is said to nourish your hair and keep it soft and shiny after drying, as I've said earlier, I'm all about keeping my hair shiny so this is definitely going to remain my hair dryer of choice. A lot of people asked how the coconut oil element worked in the CoCo LoCo Tong, well the same applies here, I'm not sure! You can't smell coconut during use, there's no residue on my hair and there's no refilling or recoating involved so it feels a bit like magic but my hair is shiny so I'm not going to argue!
The hair dryer is lightweight too, no aching arms while you dry your hair, this may be a common feature in hair driers but prior to this beauty, I'd only ever used the hair driers that you find in the dressing rooms at the swimming pool (for 20p a go you can hold a brick and burn your scalp!) so the nice shaped handle and light design of the CoCo LoCo hairdryer is fantastic... Did I mention it's pink?
Finally, the pink lady is fitted with a professional grade 2400W motor that helps you dry your hair in half the time, school run just got less stressful!


My next tip is to use a hair oil, I use this Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi purpose dry oil for hair and hands. The smell can only be described as 'well groomed' if I was talking to someone and they smelled like this, I'd instantly think they took care of themselves when it actually takes seconds to smell this sensational and nourish your locks (or anywhere else you use this oil) at the same time.

I use this after any sort of styling, normally after my weekly hair wash and dry (hello monday) and then, a day or two later, I'll often straighten my hair - this isn't every week but I'd say every other week I will use straighteners on my hair then immediately oil myself up!

Using an oil in your hair can be scary, oil and hair is something we are brought up to run from but I promise, used correctly, a hair oil really helps keep your hair in great condition and protected from any heat styling you may be doing. I find that for my shoulder-length hair, three drops is enough to give me shine and healthy looking hair, four drops and I look like I tried to ombre with a chip pan, the balance is delicate my friends! To find out what works for you, work on the idea of 'less is more' try a drop at at time, rub it into your palms then run you hands through the bottom half of your hair, avoiding the scalp if possible, I've made that mistake myself and it wasn't pretty! You can always add more but you can't take oil away once it's in there but eventually, you learn what works and, like magic, shiny hair!

So to recap:

Healthy, Shiny Hair In Three Steps:

  1. Wash your hair is little as you can.
  2. Use heat sparingly, once or twice a week is the most I allow.
  3. Hair oil - nuff said.
Hope you've enjoyed this post and have maybe learned a things or two? Feel free to share your own hair tips in the comments, I'd love to know your methods.

Rosy xx


Disclaimer: I've seen people get quite upset with things that mention washing your hair once a week, if that isn't do-able for you, then you do you girl, this is what works for me and so I'm sharing my own methods.

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  1. Love these tips Rosy. I think I need to look into that hairdryer. My hair is the longest it's ever been, way past my shoulders now, and I love it. However, I am always so lazy with it and noticed recently it's so dry. I've cut back on washing it and have actually started to use hair masks and things now, but I think I will have to try out some of that oil. :)

    Lucy xx

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    1. You definitely need the oil in your life, it's amazing :)

      Rosy xx

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  2. Using oil on my hair has made such a difference. It's been helping it grow and the texture feels different. I definitely want to upgrade my hair dryer.
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    1. I'd recommend this one :)

      Rosy xx

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  3. I loveee the colour of that hair dryer, I don't even dry my hair and want it because of the colour ha, L'oreal hair oil is good but I do wash my hair way more than I need to x

    S x
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    1. I've never tried the L'oreal hair oil :)

      Rosy xx

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  4. Thanks for the tips, and I love using hair oil also! It helps so much, especially for the ends since that's where you need extra moisture :)

    Erica
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    1. Exactly! Mine really need it.

      Rosy xx

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  5. I love a good hair oil - I just use coconut oil at the moment but this looks so good!

    Aicha | the fashion heist

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    1. I love me a bit of coconut Oil :)

      Rosy xx

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  6. My dreadlocks are a hassle to wash, and I’m never happy with the products I use. I want to try this Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse dry oil!!! My hair always seems dry, but of course everyone else thinks it looks great lol.

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    1. You should definitely try this oil, I absolutely love it :)

      Rosy xx

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  7. That's very sweet of y donate your hair these children. That's a totally selfless act. I realised that when we attach too much importance to things they hardly make us happy but by taking that which is important to us and making someone else happy is a beautiful thing. Thumbs up on the nuxe hair oil. Great product

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  8. Thanks for sharing your tips for healthy hair, that hairdryer looks great and it's such a pretty color too!
    I am a big fan of the Nuxe oil - it smells amazing!!! If I remember I use it on my legs too!
    Julia x
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    1. I love the colour, I'm really into anything pink :)

      Rosy xx

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  9. Thanks for sharing your tips! I love using oil on may hair as masks. I think I need to look into that hair dryer since it's pink and so pretty! Thanks for sharing! xx

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    1. I know, the colour was a huge part of my love if I'm honest haha.

      Rosy xx

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  10. Oh I have this oil is my stash and have not gotten to it yet.. and the smell of well groomed is totally appealing.

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    1. You need to break it out immediately!

      Rosy xx

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  11. So sweet of you to donate hair! I'm always trying to take good care of my hair. Trying to make a mask whenever I got time. Wishing you a fantastic day! xx

    Andreea,
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    1. I really need to get into masks more!

      Rosy xx

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  12. Great blog!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

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  13. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  14. Great tips doll, thank you so much for sharing them.

    Kisses,
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  15. I never thought of using hair oil before! My hair gets greasy quite easily, so I guess I always thought that extra oil wouldn't be good for it, but I like your tip! :) <3 Thanks for sharing, lovely! xoxo

    Kay
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    1. Mine get's greasy too, best to stick to only using oil in the ends :)

      Rosy xx

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  16. OMG! I'm obsessed with that oil, too! I swear by it for my hair!

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  17. Great post. It’s so simple to have shiny hair but I think a lot of people can’t stop applying heat too to theirs! & I didn’t realise you could donate hair until after I chopped it all off! :( It’s great that you did though!

    TFM - Life & Style

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    1. Ah that's such a shame, next time though :)

      Rosy xx

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  18. Thanks for these hair tips! I probably use heat products too much. I use hair oil to protect it which helps. I've heard a lot about Nuxe.

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    1. Since I cut my hair I've been using heat a lot more!

      Rosy xx

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  19. I love hair oil as well, although my favourite is Moroccan Oil :)

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    1. I've heard great things about moroccan oil :)

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  20. Wow wonderful post, love it! ♥
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  21. Thanks for the tips. I love using hair oil too!
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    Sylwia,
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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post :)

      Rosy xx

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  22. These are great tips. Wish I could cut hot tools sigh but its so hard sometimes when you can't air sry your hair! Any tips?

    x, Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. I try and leave the hot tools to one use a week minimum.

      Rosy xx

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    2. I mean maximum not minimum haha

      Rosy xx

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  24. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. perfect post! x

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  26. This colour is gorgeous, I am in love with this product! :)

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    1. It's so pretty isn't it :)

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  27. I pretty much follow the same steps you've mentioned, I try not to wash my hair too often. Since becoming pregnant, I've noticed my hormones playing a huge role in my hair. It would otherwise be super greasy and I'd have to wash it every 3 days or so, it's much more dry now and requires more moisture, but allows for me to go longer in between washes. Also, how cute is your blow dryer?! Haha! Love the pink! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Pregnancy changes everything! I've heard some people with straight hair end up with curly hair after pregnancy too!

      Rosy xx

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  28. I've always avoided oil on my hair but recently have been having it bleached and I've noticed that it's started to feel a bit drier so have been looking for something to soften it. I'm pretty sure I have some of this Nuxe oil but it has found it's way to the bottom of my drawer as I was too afraid to use it, may have to dig it out :) xx

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    1. Ooh give it a go, it's a serious game changer :)

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  29. Yes yes yes! I've been doing these steps for the past 2 months (I think) and I've noticed such improvement!
    I have to blow-dry my hair as I have some scalp condition, but it's just ok. I also wash my hair once a week and I don't even have to use dry shampoos anymore. As far as the oil goes, it's really tricky. Sometimes I apply too much and it's a mess, but when applied correctly, it makes such a huge difference!
    great post

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    1. I'm the same with oils, it took me quite a while to figure out the correct amount to add.

      Rosy xx

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  30. Thanks for this Rosy!! I just chopped off my hair and I was wondering if I'm going to be able to go as long between washings....
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It can be really tough to get used to.

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