Chasing the Perpetual 'Good Hair Day'...
It's time to get back to beauty, both in blogging and daily life. I've been very lazy in the hair department, letting a good hair cut do all the work, blowing it out and however it looks, it looks. However, I'm not really apologising for that, I've never aspired to be that girl who gets up at 6am to start a two-hour primping ritual! But I do need some inspiration before things get scary.
My product use had been non-existent due to disappointment, and then I tried two shine products that I surprisingly loved, and I left it at that - until London Fashion Week last autumn. I was sent some products from Toni & Guy, sponsor of LFW and creators of many of the hairstyles seen on the catwalk. (I've always wondered why they don't give samples in the LFW bags?) I like to use products for a while before I give an official opinion as hair is so fickle, and I can say I've never been so impressed, and dependent on a product, until now. That's a grand statement, isn't it? When you have very long hair that is fine, you're always seeking body and texture so it looks good and you can justify having so much of it.
The standout product is the Sea Salt Texturising Spray from Toni & Guy's Casual line of products. It's for texture and body, and unlike mousses and root sprays - the performance of which seem to be at the mercy of how your hair responded to a shampoo that day - it works every time. It gives instantly noticeable texture that also keeps hair light, like hair that dried in the sun at the beach. For me, it works best if I use it just at the roots and leave the length alone. My hair is fine but I have a lot of it, and the texture of the spray is so noticeable that I could easily end up with a rats' nest. Which could be great for some crazy hairstyles if you're more daring than I am!
Next and most crucially, I am desperate for a really good hairdryer. One that doesn't promise 'max power' and then blow so weakly that it could be outdone by an open window. I've been considering investing in a professional model and since I constantly see them winning awards for their styling tools and they seem to be an industry and 'real woman' favourite, I'm looking at a ghd hairdryer (did you know ghd stands for "good hair day"?), particularly the ghd air which is "Professional strength 2,100 Watt AC motor at 240v" - that will blow out the kinks! - and advanced ionic technology. That's a bonus, I'm just happy for the power. If you have this hairdryer please let me know how you like it?
Just a tip when buying brands such as ghd online: be sure to buy your products directly from the company - the real one! - and approved distributors. You don't want to hand over your card details to counterfeiters and receive inferior products, especially when they are electrical.
Here's a video demonstrating Toni & Guy's Sea Salt Texturising Spray along with a couple of other products. But really, the spray is all you need to get this look: