Posts tagged curly hair

Wedding Hair from THX

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram might know that I went back to Cardiff last weekend for the wedding of one of my best friends.  It was a really lovely day and the bride looked so beautiful!  We were so lucky with the weather as well – it was sunny all day and warm enough to wear our dresses outside for all of the photos.  It felt more like June than October!

Anyway, the reason for the post, other than showing you some wedding photos, is to tell you about how I did my hair. As you probably already know I have really curly hair naturally but it tends to be much curlier at the front and annoyingly flat at the back.  For a while now I’ve been looking for some tongs to get the back of my hair to match up with the front and I finally got around to getting some just in time for the wedding.  I went with the THX Hold Tight 19mm Curling Tongs which you can get from Tesco for the bargain price of £21.94.  The tongs heat up really quickly and you can start off with them not too hot and keep increasing the heat until you find the one that works for your hair which is great if, like me, you are paranoid about burning your hair!  The barrel is the exact right size to match my curls at the front which makes the back look much more natural.  You can see from this photo how curly the front is (sorry about the colour – it gets dark early up here in Aberdeen so there is no daylight left when I get home from work!). The other photo shows the back of my hair after I’ve used the tongs on the top layer. It makes the back less flat and the curls more defined.I’m so pleased with these tongs at would definitely recommend them!

Has anyone else tried anything from the THX range?


Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm

I had the Umberto Giannini Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm for Christmas last year and have realised that I never got around to reviewing it!

I try and remember to use it at least once a week and I’m just about to run out after using it for nearly a year. You need to apply it evenly to dry hair. That means I have to brush my hair which makes it extremely frizzy (you probably won’t have this problem if you haven’t got curly hair!)…..

….. but after I’ve been in the shower the next morning my hair feels much softer and is easier to control. I think it’s also helped with split ends as well.

I think this product is perfect for hair like mine that needs extra moisture but according to the bottle, it is suitable for all hair types. Has anyone else used the Overnight Beauty Balm?

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