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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 ...

Hooray For Holiday Minis!

We'd like to shake the hand of whoever came up with the idea of holiday minis. When it comes to this time of year, there's a great deal of pleasure to be had in stocking up on minis for holidays or short breaks. They don't cost too much, and they're really very cute. One of the best ranges for hot weather trips is Mark Hill Holiday Hair. This tube of Sunshine Shampoo is just £1.99 (Boots) and there's a matching conditioner. The 50ml tube is enough to last a week away and takes up next to no ...

Change Your Hair Colour – For Under A Fiver

Hair Colour Chalks (£4.99 per pack) A If you've always fancied a flash of rebellious colour in your hair, but don't want to risk a permanent dye, there are some brilliant temporary hair colours around. One of the best ranges is Paint by Pixie Lott, which is really reasonable and works instantly, with the colour staying vibrant for hours. There are various different ways of applying the colour. Hair Chalks, £4.99 a pack, come in six different colours and are just applied straight ...

£1 Shampoo Is A True Bargain

If you gather all your hair products together and add up the cost, you'd be shocked - shampoos, conditioners and styling products can run into hundreds of pounds. So if you can make any savings, it's well worth it. Creightons has always been a favourite of ours - it's great quality, comes in big tubes that last for ages and the prices are amazing. The brand has just relaunched its collections, and there are now five different ranges - with all shampoos and conditioners £1 each (Tesco and ...

Cut-Price Hair Stylers

THX Total Hair Experts is a brand that makes pretty pastel-coloured hair styling products. You may not have heard of the brand, but it's available in Tesco, and it's good value. Even better value at the moment ... the miniature range is on offer from today until October 4, with products such as the hairdryer, pictured, and pale pink straighteners, reduced from £18 to £12. It may be a little late for travelling, but miniature hair products are always handy to have for nights away or even ...

The Sweetest Treats …

How do Pear Drops Shampoo, Raspberry Bubble Gum Shower Gel and Vanilla Fudge Face Mask sound? Simply delicious, we think ... and even better, they're all under £1. Superdrug's Sweet Shop range, which includes all the above goodies, as well as Sherbet Lemon Invisible Dry Shampoo, Strawberry BonBon Scented Tissues and Jelly Bean Scented Body Spray, is on offer. All are all priced between 79p and 99p as an introductory offer, until August 25. After that, they'll be 99p and £1.99, which is ...

Give Hair a Big Drink

The best present you can give your hair is plenty of moisture and hydration. Colouring, heat styling and products can dry hair out, and it becomes brittle, prone to breaking and splitting, and it looks dull and lifeless. That's why you need a shampoo that puts back the moisture lost in day-to-day grooming of hair. Organic Surge Moisture Boost Shampoo and Conditioner, £6.95 each (organicsurge.com) are created for frizzy, dry or colour-treated hair, to give hair back its oomph. It ...

The Oil That Does It All …

Oils are brilliant for summer, as they really hydrate skin and hair, leaving everything looking brighter and more radiant. Look out for an oil that multi-tasks – La Maison de Senteurs Huile D’Olive Miracle Oil, £9.50 (marksandspencer.com) can be used on the body and hair, and also as a bath oil, so skin gets a double dose of hydration. It smells divine and feels so rich and luxurious that it’s like bringing a spa into your bathroom - and it's on buy one, get one half-price at the ...

Change Your Hair Colour In An Instant

If you've ever fancied a streak of pink through your fringe or a lilac dip dye effect on your long hair but aren't quite brave enough, a colour wash-out spray is a great way of feeling temporarily brave. These new sprays from Fudge, £5.99 (Superdrug) - launching mid-June - are fantastic. The colours are intense and give a true shade rather than a dreary washed-out look some sprays can give. They come in four shades - Violet Haze, Coral Crush, Turquoise and Pink, and they're really easy to ...

Tropical Summer Treat

Since coconut water has become the drink of choice for the fashionable, there's been a resurgence of coconut-based beauty. Hurrah, we say ... it's the scent of summer, and exotic destinations, and it's also an effective beauty ingredient. The new Coconut Water hair collection from Superdrug is great value, and gives hair loads of healthy bounce. All three products are a bargain £3.99, and they're big enough to see you through the summer. There's Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner, ...

Wave Goodbye To Frizz

With colouring, heat styling and the endless products we subject our hair to, it's no wonder dry hair is more common than it's ever been. The issue with products that add moisturise is that they can sometimes also add weight to hair, making it harder to style. The answer is to look out for lightweight products that work intensely to lock moisture into hair - so basically the less you have to use, the less it will add heaviness. The new Pantene Expert Collection Hydra-Intensity range works ...

The Multi-Tasking Shampoo

You may associate Head & Shoulders with helping with dandruff. But have you seen the funky new shampoo bottles? This is a shampoo that works at every level to keep hair healthy. It comes in Colour Care and Smooth & Silky, both from £2.99, (Tesco), which are both new for April. They work on the health of the scalp, to stop it becoming irritated or sensitive, which can cause dandruff. The Colour Care version also helps to stop colour fading, keeps hair conditioned and hydrated and ...

New Oil Hair Range Works Wonders

Dove is a brand most often associated with bodycare products, but their new haircare range is one of the beauty surprises of this year so far. The Pure Hair Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, £5.99 each, are brilliant. They don't weigh hair down or make it healthy but lifeless - somehow the oils make hair more bouncy and manageable, with lots of lift and movement. And the Pure Care Oil Treatment Mask, £6.99, is a fantastic conditioning mask that seems to bring hair to life. There's ...