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Dyeing My Hair With Henna

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|Henna Hair Dye– Lush|

Having been an avid user of home hair dyes for almost as long as I can remember (I was 13 when I last saw my natural hair colour FYI) my hair has started to react badly to the dyeing process. I mean I’ve had a mane every colour under the sun at some point- yes including bright blue.  So after a lot of fretting and some serious consideration. I decided to try something more natural than your average at home box dye.

My friend Rachel has been using Henna for a while and I really think that her hair looks a lot thicker. A few weeks ago I popped into Lush and got my hands on some. Henna has been used to dye hair for thousands of years.  Apparently its supposed to be conditioning and also promote hair growth as oppose to chemical dyes which can be damaging. Believe me I know! Lush currently stock four different shades. I went for Brun or Hot Chocolate as it gives you the shade closest to my natural colour. As with all hair dye it can create different effects depending what colour your own hair is. For example if you have very light hair naturally some shades could go a vibrant red. So just bare that in mind.

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Now I’m going to be totally honest in this post. Henna is a huge faff on to apply in comparison to your average box dye. Firstly it needs to be cooked, then cooled to a comfortable temperature and once it is ready to apply  it’s just so so so messy. Newspaper over entire surfaces is a must. It takes around three hours to develop. And I had to apply it twice within a week to get the vibrancy I required. Above is a little bonus photo of me with the Henna on- not very attractive right? For me, there was still as much breakage as there would be with your average dye although perhaps my hair is just that damaged…

But ultimately since using the Henna my hair’s condition is the best it’s been in such a long time. Super soft and super silky. Possibly making all the faff worth it. Swings and Roundabouts I guess!

Have you ever tried Henna? I’d love to know your thoughts.

Love Eleanor x

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Princess Hair

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Disclaimer: Trying this product out made me really miss my long hair and sob into my laptop a little as I edited these photos!

Hello Hello… And welcome back to another blog post! Today I have a little review based on hair extensions I was kindly asked to try out by Irresistible Me.  I’ve always been a big hair extension wearer and love nothing more than having long swishy princess hair so am a little biased anyway. I totally get that hair extensions aren’t everyone’s cup of tea though!

The hair extensions are all 100% human hair and come in a variety of colours/ weight / lengths.  This particular set believe it or not are actually the shortest at 14 inches long. As my hair is pretty short these days so I went for a length I could blend into it as it grew. There is a Pin to help you get an idea for the right length for you. With regards to weight of course I went for the thickest set at 200g which comes with 1 x 4 clips, 2 x 3 clips, 5 x 2 clips and 2 x 1 clip. The set also came with a few extra clips to attach in case you lose them (always happens!).  The colour I’m wearing is medium brown, although I was undecided between medium and chocolate brown. There’s this handy Video to help you choose your colour.

For me the quality of these extensions was great and they can offer you some seriously big hair. Especially using the 4 clip piece which is a mega hair extension, although I reckon it could get a bit heavy after a full night of wearing it. The only problem I have which goes for all clip in extensions is that I find it really difficult to get a good colour match for my natural hair. As I have quite a red toned brunette I can never seem to get a warm enough shade. I will of course be wearing these again!

Thoughts?

Love Eleanor x

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