Sunday, 14 August 2016

GHD Platinum.

I think this may be a new record for me... Second week in a row with a new post!! Yay for effort! Lol, I'm lame I know.

Them Sunday blues are starting to kick in already, the dreaded thoughts of having to get up early to an alarm the next day ready for work, luckily I break up for a week on Friday; we have no plans whatsoever but everyone needs a break, right? I certainly do anyway, it has been far too long since my last one!

Anywaaaaay, back to the whole point of this post; GHD Platinum Hair Straighteners. I've always been very very loyal to the brand Babyliss, every hair electronic that I have owned, has always been one of theirs, until recently after years of using their straighteners I realised that my hair just isn't staying straight throughout the day and it takes far longer than it should to straighten it on a morning.

My first thoughts were "noooo please don't tell me my beloved straighteners are on there way out" *sob* but enough was enough, I refuse to spend longer than needed straightening my hair for work especially when it wasn't even lasting throughout the day.

So my lovely partner Joe treated me to a pair of GHD Platinum Hair Straighteners, growing up I was always made to believe that these frazzle and damage your hair so I was a little naïve to have all that money spent on something that ruins my hair.

Oh boy was I wrong; they are genuinely the best straighteners I have ever used... and I've probably used more than your average person. They glide through your hair with no tugging and leave your hair as straight as a ruler. They're a little chunkier than previous straighteners that I have owned but I'm quickly getting used to that and adjusting to the change.

I also had a quick little go at curling a few pieces of hair with them to see if they measure up to the standards previously set by other straighteners... Once again they do not disappoint.

They have a little built in light around the on/off switch which lights up once you turn them on, it even sings a little song for you when you turn them on/off.

Normally I'd go for a black finish, but for some reason something has been drawing me away from black recently, from clothes to bags to well, straighteners. They had the option of either black, white or pink, so I chose white. (Plus is matches my bedroom lol, told you I was lame) They also come with a little heatproof guard they you place over the plates for travelling and storage purposes.

I also ordered the GHD Heat Protectant to work alongside these to help protect my hair, because truth is, it doesn't matter too much about the brand or electronic, it's how you protect your hair against the heat that they give, and these lovelies and going to be in my every day routine for a long while now and I'm so glad I finally gave up my 6-7 year old Babyliss straighteners.

See you soon!

Jess xx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

All Things Osmo Hair Care.

I would say my hair is about short-medium in length after I recently had it cut shorter, but I would like it just that bit longer (or shorter... Still can't decide!). So I do love trying out new products in the quest for healthy strong locks, as my hair is very fragile and prone to breakages. 

Osmo are a company I haven't really heard that much about, until I was in the hairdressers having my hair blow dried when I got a whiff of a lovely light fragrance; once I asked my hairdresser what it was she revealed it was the 'Osmo Wonder 10 Leave-In Treatment' she swears by it and uses it on an every day occurrence for both herself and her clients. 

What Osmo say about their Leave-In Treatment; "It's Wonderful... Wonder 10 is a unique all-in-one spray in Keratin based treatment with 10 wondrous effects. Designed to leave hair feeling softer, silkier, and more manageable with a radiant shine. 

10 Effects:
-Helps repair dry and damaged hair
-Nourishes and protects or radiant shine
-Thermal protection from styling tools
-Delivers soft, silky, more manageable results
-Contains colour protection complex
-Creates body and movement 
-Incredible detangler
-Aids in the prevention of static
-Conditions both natural and synthetic hair 
-Smooths split ends and controls frizz"

I love the packaging it comes in, the black on the purple is very professional looking and stands out against other hair products. 

The next product from their range that I've been loving recently is the Berber Oil Hair Treatment. What they say? "A luxurious, intensely nourishing Argan Oil infused hair treatment designed to breathe new life into tired, dull, lack lustre locks. 

-Helps strengthen and repair the hair for noticeable, more manageable results
-The unique blend of oils includes the renowned Argan Oil, a powerful antioxidant providing intense nourishment and hydration
-The Vitamin E enriched formula reduces drying time and offers increased control
-Contains UV filters for protection against sun damage."

The oil is a pretty baby pink colour and the smell is hard to describe, but it is a pleasant, divine smell. 

Last but not least is the Intensive Deep Repair Mask, this hair mask makes my hair so so soft! It gives that, fresh out the salon feel; the smell isn't something that I'd pick out but it's certainly not unpleasant. 
What they say "Deep nourishing treatment helps restore moisture and elasticity leaving hair feeling silky, smooth and manageable 

-Intensive hydrating hair treatment mask to restore moisture balance 
-Extract of Jojoba adds shine, manageability and smoothies the cuticles 
-Patchouli Oil helps to tame frizz and improve the health of the scalp
-Ylang Ylang soothes the hair while controlling excess sebum production
-Moisturises without weighing hair down"

Overall, I am very happy with each of my purchases and they have certainly helped with the strength, shine and growth of my hair, I'm still her to try them individually (other than the oil) but I'm sure I'll still love them just as much!

Jess xx