Maintaining Healthy Hair

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Maintaining Healthy Hair

Lots of people want thick or long hair or both and the best way to achieving this is by looking after your hair and ensuring that it is healthy and in its’ best condition. I have been researching ways of achieving this and have finally found products that work!

 I have added three new products to my hair care routine to help achieve thick, long hair.  These products were recommended by @naomibouncyblows. Naomi is a hairdresser at a salon myself and my sister get our nails done at, she has recently started to do live videos on her instagram page where she does step by step videos on how she does curly blows and also gives hair care tips.

Like every girl I go through stages of wanting shorter hair when my hair is long and longer hair after I’ve cut it all off. Currently I’m back wanting to grow my hair back out so when I saw Naomi recommend two of these products to help hair growth and also to maintain healthy hair I decided to purchase them.

It is hard to find the perfect products for my hair as some products can make my hair go greasy quickly as I have fine hair. However, I have loved these and they have worked well on my hair.

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Wet Brush

The Wet Brush’s IntelliFlex® bristles are super thin, strong and flexible. These bristles will glide through any hair type combing out tangles effortlessly. The bristles’ flexibility enables protective and pain-free detangling while the SofTips™ on the very top of the bristles massage the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle. They are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. Our IntelliFlex® bristles bounce back to their original form after each stroke eliminating all the hair breakage and pain that used to be associated with brushing your hair. The Wet Brush can be used on wet or dry hair and works on extensions and wigs.

Review

I used to use Tangle Teezers because my hair is very knotty, especially after washing it. I then read a blog post where someone had the Wet Brush and they said it was so much better on finer hair so I bought one from Boots. I absolutely love this brush! I find that it glides easily through my hair and gets rid of all the knots and is pain-free.

Recently the ends of the brush have started to fall off and I was in need of a new brush. I thought the price was too expensive for a hair brush but then I went into Homesense with my mum last week and found this Wet Brush for only £3.99!! It is normally £11.99 in Boots and other stores! So if you like this brush as much as I do, you can find them in Homesense for a bargain!  I do not get a lot of hair falling out when using this brush and it also helps get knots out quickly and pain free!

I picked mine up from Homesense for £3.99, I can’t post the online link as they do not have one so I will post a link for Boots here.

OGX | Biotin and Collagen Shampoo

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Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

An exclusive formula with Vitamin B7 biotin, collagen, and hydrolyzed wheat protein, helps to infuse nutrients into every strand and creates the appearance of thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair.
Why You Want It… Discover thicker, fuller and more abundant looking strands! Helps to thicken and texturize any hair type! Immerse your skinny strands in this super volumizing formula to help create fuller looking, shiny hair.

 

Sulfate free surfactants
Hair care system
Beauty pure and simple

Review

 

I have never used this hair care brand before but @naomibouncyblows  recommended it. I picked it up from my local Tesco and thought I would try it out. I only picked up the shampoo as I don’t use condition. Because I have fine hair so I find conditioners tend to make my hair feels finer and also I can’t do anything with my hair because it goes too soft.

I have used this for 2 weeks now and I really like it!
It smells nice, it isn’t too strong or a perfume smell but it does leave your hair smelling lovely! It also lathers up so you feel like your hair is getting a good wash. I feel like it also really cleans my hair as sometimes you can get build up from products that you use on your hair, so I feel this really cleans them all out. It leaves my hair feeling so clean and isn’t heavy on my hair.

These do cost £7 which is a little pricy but I highly recommend it!

You can find them instores or online here.

Biotin 

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I also bought Biotin tablets because they was recommended  by Naomi, you can buy these from Amazon and get a year worth of tablets which you take daily. As the dosage is high you only need to take 1 a day, which is fab if you don’t like to take tablets. They are also really small and easy to take. I take these once a day with a meal, which is recommended, and I’ve been taking them for a couple months now. I’ve actually noticed a big difference, not just with my hair but with my nails, they grow back so much faster then normal and they are not as brittle. My hair feels so much healthier and thicker too.

I do recommend these if your trying to grow your hair as it does help with the grown and health of your hair, but also helps your nails grow too! I will do another review on these when I’ve been taking them for half a year to show you the progress.

You can find these on Amazon and they are £16.97 and find it here.

Floral Scrunchie 

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I picked up a floral scruchie because I have to tie my hair up for work and with some bobbles they can snap your hair. So I swapped bobbles for a scrunchie to avoid any unnecessary damage. Also If you follow Naomi you know that she wears these nightly to hold in her curly blows.

I picked mine up from Matalan and it was £4.00, you can find it instore on online here.

Have you tried out any of these products?
What are your favourite hair care products?

Also follow the lovely Naomi for hair care tips and hair videos!
You can find her instagram page here.

 

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Simple | Water Boost Hydrogel Masks

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Our skin goes through a lot every day, which means sometimes we need to press the skincare equivalent of a ‘reset button’. That’s easier than ever before with this next-generation Simple® mask made in Korea, where the sheet mask skincare ritual originates. The intense hydrating mask offers 40 days’ worth of moisturiser* in just five minutes, so you can have healthy and moisturised skin, free from nasties and full of joy. Using premium hydrogel technology, this Simple® Water Boost™ hydrating face mask is enriched with plant collagen and PENTAVITIN™. The 100% hydrogel mask comes in two pieces, making application easier than ever before, for a relaxing Simple® skincare face mask experience. From the sensitive skin experts at Simple®, this mask contains no chemicals that can upset your skin, no alcohol, no added paraben, no mineral oils and only non-animal derived ingredients. *glycerin concentration versus Simple® Replenishing Rich Moisturiser

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5 Minute Reset Hydrogel Face Mask 

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes
Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

 

Review

These masks come in two pieces, one for the top half of your face and the other for the bottom half. Using these for the first time was confusing as these type of masks normally come whole. But after applying them to my skin I found them easy to apply as they are easier to place on your face because they come in two sections. 

They are very hydrating on the skin so they are perfect for a Friday night pamper. After 5 minutes they leave your face feeling fresh and hydrated. I always find these face masks perfect for helping with dry skin, since we had colder weather my skin has gone more dry so these are perfect to help with that. They are easy to use, you just have to be careful when getting them out the packet. I recommend using these once a week.

The only dislike I have on these face masks are that they are rubber like because they are thicker than normal and I am used to using the sheet mask but other then that I have no dislikes to these face masks.

These are normally £3.00 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

 

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Reviving Under-eye Hydrogel Mask

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How to use:

1. Remove the mask from the sachet and gently peel off the backing film.
2. Place the mask evenly over your previously cleansed under-eye area. Repeat on the other side.
3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and gently peel off masks. Gently dab to absorb the excess product into your skin. No need to rinse! Use once or twice a week for naturally healthy looking skin.
4. Throw the used mask in the bin; do not flush. The environment will be thankful for it.

100% hydrating hydrogel under-eye brightening mask

It claims too;

Instantly brightens for radiant skin
Reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
Under-eye gel mask contours for perfect fit
Simple® face mask with naturally derived fruit enzymes

Review

 

I really like these, they are quite thick but because they are eye masks they sit on your under eyes without slipping and hydrate the skin. They are also perfect to use on a pamper night at the end of a busy week. They are so hydrating on the under eyes and make you feel more refreshed. 

I really like using under eye masks because after a week of using a computer my eyes can get tired and puffy and these really help to soothe them and also hydrate them. Unlike the face mask I feel like you can use these a couple times a week. 

 

The price is a little expensive but you can find them when they go on sale, as I pick these up for my local Tesco when they are half price.

 

These are normally £3.50 but in Tesco they are currently £1.75
You can find them in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug or online here.

Have you tried these Simple Water Boost face masks?
What are your favourite face masks?

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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