Wednesday, 4 March 2015

White Hot Hair

I recently had an opportunity to try White Hot Hair, a UK brand of hair care products that are designed specifically for those of us who have decided to embrace our grey hair. Ever since I ditched the dye a few years ago, I have been on a hair product roller coaster; I'm constantly trying to find products that achieve the perfect balance for my salt and pepper locks. The pepper tends to mind its manners, while the salt likes to move to the beat of a totally different drummer, going off in all sorts of tangental directions, creating a layer of silver chaos everywhere it goes.

The amount of advice you get on this subject is seemingly endless. Everything from sulphate free to coconut oil and everything in-between. If it is out there, I've tried it.

However, one I hadn't tried was White Hot Hair. Well, that's not entirely true, I had one of their deep conditioners once (and it was lovely), but I had never tried the day to day stuff. For me, the day to day stuff is probably when it counts the most. I don't take a lot of time on my hair in my daily routine, so I need a product to do the heavy lifting for me. And this one did.

I got a really good result from this product. In these photos (taken about three days apart), I styled my hair using the exact same techniques: wash, condition, apply product while damp, blow dry.  In the orange sweater, I had used a "natural" shampoo with no sulphates, dyes, etc. Supposedly it was extra-moisturising, but my hair felt like straw after using it. In the turquoise, I used White Hot Hair; my hair was so much softer and  smoother.

Impression? Yes please. I'll be having some of that.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hot Fuzz

I suppose I owe those of you who clicked on this link expecting to see Simon Pegg and Nick Frost an apology. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, rent the movie Hot Fuzz the next time you feel like a laugh. These guys are my heroes. Actually, while you're at it, you should probably see Shawn of the Dead too. That's actually my favourite of their films (because zombies), although The World's End wasn't bad either. Plus added bonus Bill Nighy points. Indeed. Right. What were we talking about?

Oh, clothes. Today I decided to jump on the bandwagon and channel the 70s with my faux fur vest (which is both fuzzy and hot) and a pair of wide legged jeans. Despite the official start of March, we are still enduring horizontal sleet and blasts of frigid gale force wind, so the hot fuzz is still very much in rotation. In fact, I had to dash outside in-between some squalls of seriously biblical proportion just to get these photos taken. No foolin'. I'm lucky to be alive right now.

Despite this vest being sort of silly and over-the-top (which is exactly why I like it), this look is actually incredibly easy to pull off, and perfect for a day out where you are in and out of shops and don't want to haul a heavy coat along with you. Plus, it adds an extra layer of protection around your vital organs, which not only keeps you warm, but will come in handy when the zombie apocalypse comes.

Rachel Zoe faux fur vest, very similar / Neiman Marcus cashmere turtleneck (old), similar / thrifted Seven For All Mankind jeans, very similar / thrifted bangle, similar / stretch beaded ring (old), similar / Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II sunglasses / ?earrings (old), similar

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