Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Hair inspiration.

Here it is, the hair I want. Not just the hair; the dress, the body, the make up - the lot! No but seriously I love Nicola's hair, thick, layered and healthy. I got fed up of my short hair a while ago and have been trying to grow it out, which hasn't been going so well.

It's now stuck at an awkward stage whereby the style has grown out into a mish-mash and the over dying has dried my hair out, which means I have to try and use as little heat as possible. All this equates to a total nightmare of dry, unmanageable hair.

I'm not doing a face shot because I have no make up on and no-one wants to see my ugly mug without bucket loads of slap :-)

This was taken after my bath this eveningand a quick blow dry. As you can see the ends are very split and I as I have naturally wavy/frizzy hair I can't style it very well with my dryer. And no leaving it to dry naturally does not work - it turns wild.

So the plan of action to sort out this mess is as follows: hair masks, healthy eating and as little heat as possible! I have so far tried 2 hair masks on consecutive nights, the first being an egg and olive oil and the second being honey and olive oil. Tonight I use used the bog standard shampoo and conditioner (boots botanicals range) and I noticed that my hair didn't feel as soft as usual so I think I will stick to the daily masks until the condition improves. As for the lenght I think that is just something that is going to take patience. I am hoping by the end of summer I will have gained a couple of extra inches, enough to make a decent style possible anyway. I did try Lee Stafford's hair growth treatment a while ago, which I really liked but now can't find ANYWHERE. Gutted. Also I plan to keep a bottle of aussie leave in conditoner on hand to spritz during the day as I'm finding the air conditioning at work is really drying.

So what's your hair inspiration? And what are your hair secrets - send them all my way as am dying (that pun just doesn't work does it?) to know! Do you have any hair mask recipes, or brands you reccomend?

P.S Thank you to all my followers - I have now hit the 100 mark! Wow. Seriously, you guys rock :-)



Victoria said...

I love S Factor products, especially the serum which works wonders for my hair.

Also try Lee Stafford's 'For Hair That Won't Grow Past A Certain Length'. It is a mask to use after shampooing and it has made my hair much thicker and healthier. xx

catsobsessions said...

use dove heat defence therapy
its incredible
my HG of shampoo and conditioner and i have heavily bleached hair x

Jen said...

I also love The S Factor Serum, makes hair soft and silky.

Lee Stafford's overnight treatment sleepover is fab for repairing dry, damaged hair, not sticky at all!!

Also try The Body Shop brazzil nut moisture mask, leaves hair like silk!! x x

♥lipgloss86 said...

go for nicolas colour and i bet styling will be a whole load easier x

Crissy said...

that's definitely my hair inspiration now..

i put a bowl of mixed conditioner/olive oil into the microwave for 20 seconds.. my hair was so soft. i loved it haha

if you aren't doing this already... vitamins. biotin or prenatal. it's my boost. my hair is dry too and split ends used to take over my length. :| i took these pills mostly every night and grew 2 inches... (in less than 2 months) that were surprisingly not split ends! :]

Cat said...

Thank you for your comments! I have tried Lee Stafford's hair growth treatment but can't find it in any boots I go to!!

I will be looking out for S factor, have not heard of this brand, going to do some internet research when I get home :-)

@ Crissy - I did think about trying biotin but I heard that if you are prone to spots then it can make you break out like mad - did this happen to you? I have a skin ahir and mails supplement and I'm going to keep trying that for now I think.


Crissy said...

I never heard that before. Biotin is good for the skin haha

jagratti said...

Hey, ive just come across your blog because of your entry on mizz worthy stuff's blog, congrats on winning btw!
My hair was pretty much the same length and condition as your a month ago and i have been using vatika hair oil as a pre shampoo (you can buy it at tescos if your lucky or at some asian store, check out rusholme ;) and it has done wonders! I heat it up for 10 secs in the microwave and apply mainly to roots and a bit at the lengths and ends. i have less fall out and i swear my hairs grown more than it usually would! I also love tigi's oatmeal and honey shampoo and conditioner.
btw are you at uni of manc? i'll be there in sept :)

Cat said...

@ Jagaratti. Thank you! Yeah I am at Manchester - just finished my second year of philosophy. What you studying? Ooo you are going to love it!

I am now so going to find that hair oil in Rusholme tomorrow - sounds amazing! xx

jagratti said...

I'll be studying Actuarial Science and Mathematics, yep i plan to overdose on pro plus and redbull at exam time! I was actually at manc last year but left in jan because i got sick n plus i hated whitworth park, it was soooo dead! I'm sooo planning on getting something in fallowfield this time round! Hows manc in the summer, must be quieter right?
btw theres a place called world food centre, i think its opposite blockbuster on wilmslow road that has loads of different asian hair oil that might be worth checking out. HTH :)

hamst3rf1sh said...

I think Whitworth Park is just lovely, I am biased though.

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