So after months of deliberation, you finally decided to take a risk in the hairstylist’s chair. “Let’s go for the chop,” you said. “Let’s try something different,” you said. You may have been very descriptive about what you wanted and even shown your stylist the inspirational Pinterest board you’ve been working on, but sometimes bad haircuts just happen.
I love a bit of backcombing. The bigger the hair the better as far as I’m concerned. Of course this stems from the fact that I have fairly sad-looking, fine hair most of the time, so any added oomph is always welcome. But backcombing is a tricky business; get it right and you’ll look like a sixties glamour puss, get it wrong and you risk permanently damaging your locks.
We’ve all heard people dish out daily advice on hair; “don’t wash it every day, don’t use hair products, cutting it will make it grow thicker!” These hair “rules” have become so entrenched in our beauty psyches, that many of us have never stopped to question the logic behind them.
First there was dip-dyed, then there was ombré and pastel ends. It seems that everyone has been adopting mermaid hues for their hair recently. Kylie Jenner went blue, Kelly Osbourne has long been a fan of purple, Katy Perry opted for a highly questionable shade of slime green and now it seems the vibrant rainbow trend for hair colour has evolved once more.
Everyone looks better in the summer. Sun-kissed faces, golden tans, sparkling makeup, citrus-bright manicures, literally everything is improved by the warmer weather- except hair. Whether it’s flat and lifeless or weather-worn and frizzy, more often than not, hair just refuses to behave as it should in summer.
With all that we put our hair through- colouring, heat styling, chemical treatments and the like, it’s a wonder that many of us have much hair left at all. Having been cursed with lack-lustre, thoroughly uncooperative hair, I try to make the most of what I have and keep it in the best condition possible so I’m always on the look out for good hydrating products.