If my years of applying hair extensions has taught me anything, it's that women use hair extensions for a variety of different reasons. For some it's simply a special treat. Maybe for a wedding or a significant birthday. Another common reason is to grow out an unwanted hairstyle; for those that have fallen victim to a hideous fashion trend.
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...
Self-confessed beauty hoarders will no doubt have shelves which are chock-a-block full with shea, argan and coconut oil-filled
I recently had a deeply unpleasant experience with a Lush shampoo bar... What it left me with was hair that smelled like a stable and was so broken, dry and brittle that it tangled itself up, as if it was trying to get away from me, into a giant candyfloss-style dred.
I used to dread going to the hairdresser, chiefly because the stylist always touched my hair as if it was an envelope marked 'anthrax', rolled their eyes when I asked for 'more blonde' and could barely conceal their laughter when I produced pictures torn from magazines of Kate Bosworth (fair enough).
After three years in government, I am finally seeing the signs that when it comes to some things, he suffers just like the rest of us. I am referring to his growing bald spot on his crown, which is currently hiding under a once voluminous head of hair after some careful brushing.
In the modern world, our hair has to cope with much more than it ever has before. When we're not dying it some delicious new colour, we're using curling tongs and hair straighteners to achieve whatever the desired effect.
I love switching it up with my beauty routine, trying new products based on claims, smell, curiosity or even just eye catching packaging. But I find that there's a hardcore of elite picks I always return to and here they are, on this weekend's Hero Product shopping lists for hair followed below by skincare.
When it comes to ad campaigns for haircare brands, watching models swish their glossy locks from side to side is usually
With Valentine's Day looming it's time to spring clean the product drawers and make sure I have everything I need ready to get me looking as hot, or at least as human, as possible in time for date night.