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Ice blonde is huge this summer, with celebrities going for an almost bleached-out look with hair. But, as we know, fellow beauty-lovers, there's nothing worse than blonde that looks more brassy than classy.
Shampooing, styling and general exposure to the elements can alter the shade of coloured hair, which can mean more visits to the salon, or more frequent home-dyeing.
To help keep blonde hair tones truer for longer, a violet shampoo is a cheaper, effective alternative. The new Charles ...
Great shampoo shouldn't be measured by its price. There are many superb quality shampoos at bargain prices, it's just a case of finding them. We've done the hard work for you and discovered Syoss Salonplex Shampoo range, a salon-standard collection that uses Plex technology to repair the structure of the hair so it's more manageable and healthier looking.
The range includes shampoo, conditioner and serum, all priced £3 from Tesco. Look out for offers as well, as often the prices are slashed ...
Gentle Shampoo For Daily Washing
There's an ongoing debate about whether washing hair daily is damaging, and the conclusion seems to be that, if your lifestyle and your hair type demands it, washing hair every day isn't so bad.
The secret is to use a gentle shampoo that doesn't leave deposits in the hair, which builds and weighs hair down. Charles Worthington has recognised the problem and come up with Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo, Everyday Weightless Conditioner, and Everyday Gentle Protective Detangling Mist, £5.99 ...
Fab Chunky Crackers
Beauty Christmas crackers are definitely the best part of decorating the tree. And we were very impressed when we came across these big, product-filled crackers from L'Oréal Professionnel.
For just £6.99 (lorealprofessionnel.co.uk) there is a choice of four crackers for different hair needs. There is Colour, Strengthen, Style and Nourish, and each cracker contains two decent-sized products.
Most crackers of this size are at least double the price, so these are a big bargain - and a ...
Celebrate 50 Years of Home Colouring
Amazingly, the nation's favourite home colouring brand celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Nice 'n' Easy, which starts at £4.99 (Boots) revolutionised the hair colouring market half a century ago when it gave women the chance to choose their shade and chop and change hair colouring whenever they fancied.
It's still a huge seller, with up-to-date products such as Root Touch-Up, £4.99, and we're big fans. Happy Birthday!
The Powers of Mousse
With all the serums, oils, sprays and thickening potions around, we often forget about the styling joys of the humble hair mousse.
We've realised, after using one particular hair mousse for months on end, that mousse is a brilliant buy. A tiny amount goes a long way, does a great job, and the can just lasts and lasts.
The secret to avoid 'crispy' mousse hair is to apply mousse only when hair is damp - when applied to dry hair it makes it hard - use only a small, golf-ball sized amount and ...
Bargain Hair Oil Is A Winter Must-Have
If you're someone who's not keen on putting oil on their hair - and really we can't blame you, it seems somehow wrong, but oh-so-right - the new Dove Regenerate Serum-In-Oil, £6.99 (Boots) is a good place to start.
It nourishes, protects and hydrates hair, so it's more silky, less frizzy and much more swishy. But importantly, it doesn't weigh hair down or leave it looking lank and greasy. The secret is in the formula, which is serum-based, but with all the good stuff that's in an oil, so ...
All The Best Stuff In One Big Tub!
This year it's been all about coconut oil. Last year we went coco for argan oil, now Superdrug has come up with a way to have the best of both worlds.
Both oils are brilliant for skin and hair, nourishing, hydrating and therefore anti-ageing, as they keep skin and hair all plumped and smooth. In one big pot, Superdrug captures all the benefits, in what is definitely our bargain of the week.
Coconut Oil With Argan is just £2.49 and it'll last for weeks. Use it all over the body after a ...
Channel Your Inner Rebel …
If you've ever had one of those days - or weeks - when you fancy trying something different but don't quite have the courage, we have the answer.
A change of hair colour can be a drastic way of making a statement, but with a wash-out colour, you can quickly reverse any mistakes.
Pixie Lott Wash Out Hair Colour, £5.99 (Superdrug) is a brilliant collection of funky colours that washes out easily without leaving any traces of rebellion or damaging hair. It's been around for a while, but ...
Free Travel Kit
We're embracing the current craze for anything coconut water-based. The Coconut Shampoo range from Superdrug is brilliant - really hydrating and conditioning for hair without leaving it lank.
From August 27 to September 23, when you buy three full-sized products, £3.99 each (superdrug.com) you get a travel set, with a shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo is always difficult when travelling - it's heavy and it can easily spill, so two cute bottles packaged together are really handy.
We don't often think about how shampoo smells - it's more about how it volumises, thickens or conditions. However, now we've thought about it, shampoo that smells amazing seems like a jolly good idea.
Charles Worthington has paid great attention to scent in the new hair collections. Each range contains FragranceLock Technology, which basically binds the scent to each hair strand, so the scent lasts all day.
It's not overpowering, so it won't clash with perfume, it just smells clean and ...
Really, you read it correctly - get yourself a free haircut just by buying a couple of bottles of shampoo.
Herbal Essences are offering a free cut at participating salons when you buy two 400ml bottles of shampoo at £3.99 each in the one transaction.
All you have to do is upload the receipt to the link given within 14 days and you get a cracking freebie. The offer lasts until October 31, so don't miss it.
Holiday Hair Essentials
There are loads of mini hairdryers and stylers around, many with cheap price tags. But there's no point in lugging a hairdryer or straightener all the way on your hols and discovering it takes an hour and a half to blow-dry or style hair.
EGO are a brilliant brand of styling products, top-notch quality that really do the job and can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your hair. Now the brand has been clever and launched smaller, travel-sized versions of their best-selling ...
Glam It Up With Glitter
We're not big on copying celebs - some celeb beauty trends just don't translate to everyday life for us mere mortals. However, it's worth keeping an eye on what's trending on the catwalks and the red carpets of the world, and sometimes it's a gem of an idea that can brighten up our lives!
One of the latest trends is glitter hair partings - that is, simply, glitter down the parting of your hair so there's a striking flash of bling where you least expect it. It's easy enough to do - mix some ...
Cheaper Than … A Hat
It's that time of year ... weddings, christenings and all sorts of fancy get-togethers when you may need a hat, a fascinator or just something to jazz up your hair.
If you've never thought of hair jewellery, you should give it a go. It's a great alternative to a hat that you can't take off all day because it's left you with hat hair.
These hair chains from Kitsch, £12.32 (mykitsch.com) are easy to use - just pin up a messy bun or plait and slip the hair combs on each end to the back of ...