Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Hair Routine

For a good few years now I have been obsessed with big, sexy, voluptuous hair.  I decided that my naturally wavy but perma-straightened hair was doing nothing for me and that a big, glamorous 'do' instantly made me feel happier.
Below is a picture of me around this time last year - having just had my hair attacked by a hairdresser.

Admittedly, my hair does look healthy but I just didn't feel nice.  For me, the more hair, the better.

(Excuse my attire - standard University geek night out)

It was only a few weeks after this that I realised how easily attainable the (old) Cheryl Cole look was with the use of extensions.  I always thought extensions were only for the women willing to pay thousands to have millions of pieces of hair glued in.  Cue my introduction to the beauty community and the realisation that a girl can get herself a set of clip in extensions around the £50 mark. 
Result??  Happy George with a full head of long, luscious locks!

Since then, I have hardly gone without extensions - constanstly increasing their quality from synthetic to standard human to remi.  I am also on a mission though to grow my own hair so that one day I will only need my own hair on my head.

Thus, here is my hair care routine which I carry out every other day.... Enjoy!
  • I wash my hair usually with a volumising shampoo followed by a heavy duty conditioner - I have quite a lot of hair naturally so I am quite lucky as it does not get weighed down by heavy conditioners
  • Towel dry and comb through then apply 2-3 pumps of Redken Anti Snap to the ends
  • Spray liberally with Aussie Luscious Long Leave In Condtioner which doubles up as heat protector when blow drying                                            

  • Blow dry as straight as possible, which leaves hair looking something like this i.e. an awful hybrid mess of straight and wavy

  • Spritz hair all over with a heat protectant spray - at the moment a cheapo choice from Boots
  • Curl random sections with a large barrrel curling tong until whole head is done

  • Add pre-curled extensions - 1 large weft at ear level; 2 smaller wefts at eye level - lighter in colour to give illusion of highlights

  • Spray with a generous amount of hair spray and voila!

I actually really enjoyed doing this as the photos have proved to me how much my hair has actually grown and how my 16 inch extensions don't really make that much difference anymore?!  Time for 18 inch wefts?!  I think so!

Any questions?? Let me know in the comments! xxx


  1. Ahhh your hair is so gorgeous! I am jealous! :)

    Just found you blog, and I am so glad I did!

  2. I really want your hair :P
    where are your extensions from by the way?

  3. your locks look absolutely gorgeous hunnie! :)
    Tres jealous!

  4. @R May A - The dark extensions are Sleek and the lighter ones are just cheap remi wefts I bought off ebay! xxx

    & Thank you to everyone else - I just wish it looked like that naturally! xxx

  5. you look beautiful=]
    and i love the china glaze nailpolish<3

  6. woow it's amazing, very gorgeous!! you have a very beautiful hair :)
    drey jewelry.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous hair! What tongs do you use? I've been looking for a good large barrelled one and can't seem to find any recommendations. xxx