Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4 Tips to Maintain Bright Coloured Hair and Fashion Colours

Here's the deal, everyone was a newbie with fashion colours at some point, and this is a how to guide on basically how to deal with it.

Now, just to warn you, I am not, by any means a professional, I am just a veteran in dying my own hair and I've damaged it beyond belief in the past and I've also managed to get it back up to its sort of normal form.

Just as a fair warning, I've added some pictures of my hair throughout the ages, however, I cannot seem to be able to find all of them. I have gone through quite an array of colours over the last year!

Also, the tips I recommend may not be applicable to all hair types, this what worked for me for quite a while.

I have fairly dry, frizzy and thick hair.


1. Forget about washing your hair. 

There's a reason everyone mentions this, because this is the reality of the matter. If you wash your hair daily that beautiful blue shade you dyed your hair will inevitably turn green before the turn of the week.

I personally wash my hair once every week, and if I can stretch it, basically if it's not summer, I will push it to once every 2 weeks.

How do I do this?

Easy, my scalp really doesn't get all that greasy anymore.

If my scalp gets way too greasy then I just do the following
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Talc Powder - I normally put this on my scalp, let the excess oil get absorbed and then rinse with lukewarm water. 
As fair as dry Shampoos go, Batiste is my friend 


2. Once you do get around to washing your hair, the type of shampoo is key. 

It really is important to make sure that you do not, and I repeat DO NOT bother using any shampoos that contain Sulfates or paraben, 

Why? 

Well, Sulfates are what makes that lovely foamy texture when shampooing, you really do not need that in your life as it is also what overly strips your hair from its natural oils and makes hair dye fade that much faster.

The only thing is that this does take some getting use to and finessing with the product to get it all evenly on your scalp.

I am currently using the Body Shop's Rainforest Radiance Shampoo. 

3. Conditioner/Hair Mask/ the thing that bleached hair really needs. 



Realistically, you're not going to wash your hair often, so I would say go to a hair dresser and invest in a good moisturising keratin infused conditioner. 


Prevent them split ends, and the ends of your hair will not fade too quickly. 

Also, if you use conditioner based dyes like Manic Panic or Directions, just mix whatever you have left in your conditioner, and this will keep that hair all nice and vibrant.


4. Heat/UV protecting hair serum. 

Heat and UV tend to damage your hair and break the colour down. 

You need something to protect it. 

You'll thank me for that later. 

Currently I'm using CHI




TL;DR
Greasy hair = healthy hair, stop washing that darn hair. 
No nasty shampoo
Get that sweet conditioner
Prevent that damage with some serum. 

To help these colours last and last well, it is important to repair your hair whenever damaged. If you can get your hands on an Olaplex treatment, perhaps if you do your hair at a salon, then the extra 10-20 one would spend for that is well worth it.







Monday, May 22, 2017

Makeup Academy MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer Review



Makeup Academy is a British drugstore brand, and it is incredibly affordable. In this post I'll be talking about the Velvet Lip Lacquer

I had purchased this set a while ago. However, I have only now decided to write about it.

I forgot the initial price of this entire set, however, I do remember that these liquid lipsticks are £3 a piece (3.47 Euro). Not like they're going to break bank anytime soon. 

From left to rightPotent, KookySymphonic, MoxieVivacity, RecklessZest, Tranquility


The colour payoff is amazing - aside from Potent, I found it is a little patchy!

Staying Power? 
Eh, So and so, not too good, not too bad either. Lasted a couple of hours. 

Plenty of dryness though, but I do think that is the general curse of liquid lipsticks, they also flake off after some time, normally at the 3 hour mark depending on whether or not you've eaten or drunk anything. 

It's definitely worth the money, especially due to the colour range and also the fact that you can just test out new colours that you perhaps wouldn't have previously tried without having to splurge an obscene amount of cash. 

That alone makes it worth the pennies, and also the fact that they are decent quality lipsticks with amazing pigmentation, a good colour range and also decent wear time. 






4 Tips to Maintain Bright Coloured Hair and Fashion Colours

Here's the deal, everyone was a newbie with fashion colours at some point, and this is a how to guide on basically how to deal with it. ...