When we see natural hair, it is still often seen as more of a statement and draws out a national debate. It is perhaps even seen as being rebellious or political and goes against the straight hair standard we are so conditioned to seeing.
Living in an "insta-world" we portray our lives on social media platforms through carefully curated filtered images. In doing so, we move away from understanding how to represent ourselves face to face in the real world.
Textured hair does include different types, so it is important that people can find the products and information most relevant to them, quickly and simply. By definition, all hair has some kind of texture. As a category, my definition of 'textured hair' is all types that have a curl pattern, which includes wavy, curly, coily and kinky.
As a nation we've done a great job of tackling recycling in recent years. But there is more we can do, and the bathroom is a great place to start. For example, it is estimated that 60% of glass is currently collected for recycling - which is great - but it would be even better if it was 100%!
Fortunately because I've spent so much time caring for my hair I now feel empowered to experiment, add flare and have fun with styling. So I went on a hunt for style inspiration
A woman making a decision for herself about how she wants to look shouldn't be revolutionary, but the reaction on Twitter proves we still have a long way to go before women are allowed the same freedoms as men when it comes to their appearance.
But with celebrities and beauty bloggers posting seemingly everything they eat, drink and wear - could this new insight into their lives actually be compromising the safety of consumers?
When we consider the uses of charcoal, most of us tend to have one thing on our mind... barbecues! However, we should be giving charcoal more credit, as alongside fuelling our summer, it has many other useful qualities, including improving our skin.
Enter beauty bloggers. Young women everywhere started writing and vlogging about their beauty purchases, and consumers turned to them for unbiased and truthful reviews of products. Bloggers and vloggers have become huge influences in consumers' purchase decisions worldwide.
With the men's grooming market now hitting multi-billion dollar status and estimated to be worth a whopping £14.8bn in 2016 alone, a rise of approximately 5.8% compared to the previous 12-months, we've seen a huge rise in the number of brands trying to get in on the act.
As a Safety in Beauty campaigner, and former paediatric nurse, it is my professional responsibility to help clients select the right treatment for them in a safe environment. So here are some of my top tips to protect yourself if you decide you'd like a procedure:
"Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realises that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously". Randeep Hooda
Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...
I hate Summer. Or hot weather whatever time of year it arrives. It's just so exhausting for a winter person like me. I find myself absolutely convinced from Tuesday each week that it's actually already Thursday and, by the time I get home, most evenings I want nothing more than to Netflix and chill - literally, in front of a very big fan...
Arriving by a glamorous 20-minute seaplane ride from Pula, I was enamoured by the lush pine forests, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the island below. For a moment it felt as though I was flying over a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, alas this was in fact Croatia - my first visit, yet to land, I was already sold.
Plain old moisturiser won't cut it. You see, although moisturiser is a barrier cream which prevents moisture loss, it doesn't actually create moisture. In order to really hydrate you need to lock something more concentrated underneath said barrier first.