Haircare Secrets of the Stars

I got this amazing book – How to be adorned; A girl’s guide to Hollywood glamour by Caroline Cox. The amazing book is about all things beauty and I was reading a chapter about haircare secrets of the stars the other day. I found the chapter really interesting. It was fun to dig into all the beauty tips of the stars like a fly on the wall. Here are some of my favourite hair care tips from the book  –

Constance Bennett

Constance Bennett was an American stage, film, radio, and television actress. This beauty washed her hair every 2 weeks (like I do) with soap and eggs! After washing her hair with soap, she would rub in whites of 2 eggs into her hair and rinse it all off with hot water, then warm water and finally cold water.

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne was an American actress and singer. Her haircare secret was rubbing in hot oil into her hair 3 three hours before washing, followed by a vinegar rinse. She washed her hair once every 3 weeks.

Eva Longoria

The beautiful Eva Longoria touches her roots with hairspray and eyeshadow the same shade as her hair dye to blend in. I think this tip is one to remember. I love her hair.

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Madonna

Madonna loves showing off her roots. She intentionally lets them show to create an edgy look undone look and it works great for her.

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall washes her hair once a week and doesn’t use a blow-dry. She allows her hair air dry and uses French mink oil on the ends of her hair.

Jennifer Lopez

The beautiful Jennifer Lopez aka JLO rinses her hair with mineral water to flatten the cuticles and help the hair stay shiny. No wonder her hair is always looking so good.

Do you have a tried and tested hair care tip to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Epiwand Magical Hair Removal

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I usually go into the salon to get my waxing and threading done professionally every six weeks. The salons have been shut here in the UK since March, so I had to improvise from the comfort of my home. I have various hair removal tools and gadgets but I wanted something really effective. After searching and reading many reviews, I decided to try this Epiwand Magical Hair Removal. This amazing product is a threading tool for women. It removes facial hair on the chin, cheeks, neck, and upper lips. I ordered it on Amazon and it came the very next day which was impressive.

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Product Description

Epiwand Magical Hair Removal is a professional spring facial epilator created to remove hairs on chins, upper lips, neck, and face for women. It threads the hair off which gives you a smooth finish lasting possibly up to six weeks.

How to use

Bend, Press, Twist, Roll Technique. Step 1 – Bend Using both hands, bend your Epiwand into a U shape with the spring at the top. Step 2 – Press Press the spring firmly against your face, so that the spring flattens against the skin. Step 3 – Twist and Roll Using your index fingers and thumbs twist the handles so that the spring rolls across your face. Step 4 – Top Tip Make sure that the spring rolls 2-4 inches, and apply enough pressure so that the spring remains flat as it rolls.

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PROS
  1. It is very affordable at just £9.99 with next day delivery on Amazon.
  2. I love how easy it is to use.
  3. This tool takes off the hair leaving my face smooth and hair-free.
  4. It effectively removes the hair from the roots which leaves the face hair-free for longer.
  5. It is portable enough to carry in your handbag.
  6. My skin is quite sensitive but it worked well on my skin. No redness or bumps at all.
CONS
  1. It can be tricky to use at first but I quickly got on with it after watching some YouTube videos.
  2. If you are used to threading, you will find this easy to use and not too uncomfortable. If you are not used to threading, you may find using this a bit painful.

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What do you think of this Epiwand Magical Hair Removal? Have you tried it before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. You can also grab this product on Amazon via the link below. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

There is a Huge Gap in the Hair Care Industry for Women of Colour

I have noticed a trend with haircare brands. Some of them start off with catering to natural hair for women of colour, but along the way, they start popping up on the high street and catering to every hair type. I know it all boils down to making as much profit as possible and this is easily done when you are on the high street and caring for all hair types. But the reality of the matter is, we all have different hair types. Women of colour tend to have dry, coarse, brittle hair, and there are even still different hair types among women of colour. So using haircare products created for “everyone” doesn’t really work for our type of hair. Which is why it is super frustrating that our hair type is pretty much overlooked in the hair industry. You just need to read interviews like this one on Forbes to get the full picture.

 

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Creating a Haircare Range for Women of Colour

There is a huge gap in the market for haircare products for women of colour. The kind of hair oils and creams I need to keep my hair soft, shiny and healthy are not what I can easily pick up on the high street. Certain ingredients won’t work on my kind of hair and some may even damage it altogether. I have been thinking of creating some haircare products specially for natural afro hair. Over the years, I have used all sorts of haircare products and many of them were not great for my hair type (I am a 4C). Which is why I decided to start creating my own hair oils and creams. I am still working on the potions and testing them out. So it is still all a work in progress. I love the fact that I am able to create and I am looking forward to what the future brings.

Now to the main question behind this post; What is your main hair concern? Is it growth, dryness, texture? What do you think about the huge gap in the haircare industry for women of colour? Do tell.

 

 

 

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