8 February 2010

How To Get Sleek Hair Like Beyonce Knowles in 3 Simple Steps!

There is no denying it, Beyonce, former member of Destiny's Child and current global superstar is a role model for women all over the world. Not only does she possess an amazing voice but she consistently maintains an air of grace a she always looks beautiful. Now, we know that Beyonce probably has a dedicated team of beauty and hair experts following her wherever she goes, but we think we could pass on some tips to help to achieve the 'Beyonce look'.

Inspired by a small artice on how to get the straight hair look we wanted to add some more to it!

Straight Sleek Hair Like Beyonce

  • First of all, you need to brush your hair straight whilst you dry it. We would suggest you use a good hair brush that will work with your style while you do this. Macadamia hair brushes are ideal for this, designed for salon styling they are perfect for the job.

  • Next you need to straighten your hair, but here comes a top hair care tip...never straighten your hair without protecting it first. It is ultra important that you don't damage your hair. The single most common cause of frizzy and unkempt hair is damaged ends, caused 9 times out of 10 by heat styling without protecting your hair. We suggest you protect your hair by using a good quality thermal hair treatment. We would advise using Milkshake No Frizz Glistening Milk. Not only is it designed to tackle the cause of frizz and protect your hair, but it is also made using natural ingredients, so it is completely friendly to your hair.

  • To finish off your sleek Beyonce hair, you need to add some beautiful shine. Shine will make your hair look and feel healthy, as well as dazzling everyone with how sleek your new look is. In our eyes, there really is only one product for the job: No inhibition 12 Wonders. If you are a regular reader, you will know how much we love No inhibition 12 Wonders, it offers so much from just one product AND it is also the ultimate finishing spray for a sleek hair look.

So there you have it. Follow these three simple steps and you can have sleek, smooth hair that looks like Beyonce's. Hope you enjoy and send in pics of your hair to show how successful you have been!

picture by bannanawacky on Flickr - used under creative commons licence

1 February 2010

Top 10 Industry Secrets for Fighting Frizz

We hate unwanted frizz, the main ingredient of a bad hair day...so without further ado, here are our top 10 tips to avoid unwanted frizzy hair!

1. Use a good moisturising conditioner. This is the best thing you can do after shampooing because it adds moisture to your hair as well as having ingredients that promote smoothness. It is always a good investment to have a good conditioner. Our top tip is , it is a good investment for healthy hair and no frizz!

2. Get your hair cut regularly! Cutting your hair on a regualr basis need not be a painful or expensive task. As long as you stay on top of it, having a regular hair cut will get rid of split ends and remove damged hairs.

3. Don't wash your hair every day. I know this sounds silly, and surely clean hair is better, but it is a known little fact that washing your hair too much can strip your hair's natural vitality and make it become more greasy and unhealthy. Give your hair a good wash, using a high quality shampoo, every few days. We suggest Macadamia Moisturising Repair shampoo for an affordable, high quality shampoo.

4. Straightening irons will give you frizzy hair! Ok, maybe not straight away, but after a while of using heat styling irons, your hair will become badly damaged and will need repairing. That is not to say never use irons, just if you do, make sure you protect your hair with a thermal hair treatment before you use the irons.

5. Pretty much the same as the above...avoid blow drying your hair. Blow drying damages hair as well and will make your hair frizz. Just be careful how you treat your hair, it doesn't hurt to let it dry naturally every now and then!

6. Don't use too much hairspray when finishing your hair style. Too much is bad, just use a light mist and this will help you avoid unwanted frizz.

7. Use Milkshake No Frizz Glistening Serum. Ok, ok, this is a complete plug! But it is a great product designed specifically to target frizz and get rid of it!

8. Here is a more 'out there' method, but worth a go. Sleep on a satin pillow case, or wrap your hair in a silk bonnet when you sleep. Apparantly it will help your hair feel really nice and smooth!

9. Mousse products don't help! Using too much mousse can cause havoc for hair prone to frizz. Really if you have frizzy hair, mousse isn't the product for you, try using a spray because chances ae you have enough volume anyway.

10. Ok, this one is another obvious one, but get to know a stylist who knows your hair inside out. There is really no substitute for someone who spends a lot of time learning about your hair and then treating it how it wants to be treated. My hair stylist is my best freind!

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