& tips from your side of the counter........
If the smell
of the night before is lingering in your locks and you do not
have time for a quick wash, check out one of the new hair mists
- they neutralise unpleasant odours leaving the hair smelling
gorgeous. Try Hugo Boss 'Hugo Woman' £16, or Thierry Muglers Angel
Celestial £17, both available from Boots. If you need something
more affordable, a top hair magazine recently tested the following:-
BODY SHOP FRESHEN UP HAIR FRESHNER - £4.00
a quick squirt gives a powerful blast imparting a sweet, fruity
scent that overcomes odours such as cigarette smoke etc. Not
a subtle smell but very effective.
3 out of 5
COLLINGE HEAVEN SCENT
floral blend in a pretty bottle. Makes hair in need of a wash
smell like its just had one.
4 out of 5
WORTHINGTON DREAM HAIR HEAD-IN-THE CLOUDS - £6.95
very long name for a very small bottle! But only needs to be
used sparingly. A floral, yet spicy, sexy scent will cover all
but the strongest odours.
4 out of 5
INNE AROMATIQUE MIST
little bit floral, a little bit fruity. Beats all the competition.
Performed well after a night out in a smokey pub followed by
5 out of 5
million people in the UK alone suffer with dandruff. Serious dandruff
is thought to be caused by a fungal yeast, Pityrosporum ovale
and should be treated with a specialist shampoo. Something like
Vosene Anti-Dandruff contains Climbazole to combat bacteria and
fungi on the scalp, or Nizoral with ketoconazole, another anti-fungal
believe that dandruff can also be caused by eating a diet high
in fatty, sugary goods with a lack of vitamins and minerals. Try
to eat a more healthy diet and take the recommended dose of zinc
supplement which can help.
A dry scalp
is often mistaken for dandruff but is usually caused by product
build-up especially hairspray. Always rinse hair thoroughly in
lukewarm water and try a build-up remover occasionally, such as
Vosene's Build-Up Remover, around £1.99.
TIP - To
control short, curly hair try Fructis Clean Control
Taming Waters, containing fruit-based lightweight
waxes. Readers of a top hair magazine recently gave
this the thumbs up!
YOU KNOW - That
its important to protect colour treated hair from
even the mildest sunshine. Spritz your hair with Pantene
Pro-V Colour Pre-Wash spray £2.99 to lock your colour
in place. If you have spent time in the sun try Superdrug
Hair Rescue Aftersun Treatment, 99p per sachet.
DYING TO TRY - New
mini hair-styling packs from John Frieda. At around
£2.95 there are four to choose from each with several
individual sachets of product such as Funky Chunky
for texture and lift and others from his range. Not
economical for regular use I know, but great for a
weekend away or trips to the gym!
BOOST BODY - Try Trevor Sorbie Shampoo for Body, Volume and
Lift, plus matching conditioner. Around £3.99.
BOOST CURLS - Trevor Sorbie's Energising Spray £3.99
THICKEN FINE HAIR - Wella Vivalitys new Volumising Spray works
wonders at around £3.00
BIG HAIR - Check out Charles Worthingtons Big Hair range of
Shampoos, Conditioners and volumiising products from around £4.00.
STAY IN PLACE - With Silvikrins Flexible Firm Hold Hairspray
at £2.29, or Charles Worthingtons Everlasting Flexi-Fix Superfine
SHINE AND SHEEN For a mirror like finish have a go with Fructis
Style Polishing Wax £3.99.
seems that everywhere you look this summer the humble
ponytail has definitely made its comeback - on TV,
the catwalks and along the high street and it
seems the hottest look is to accessorise it with flowers!
From sizzling oranges to softer pinks these ultra-feminine
accessories will beautifully compliment your holiday
wardrobe. Our Johnny Loves Rosie products are a lot
more reasonably priced than you will find them in the
TIP - If
may be a cliché to take a picture of a style
you like to your stylist but its definitely worth
doing. She will get an exact idea of what you are
after and be able to advise you whether your particular
hair will hold that style.