Washing your hair can seem like a real chore. The shampooing, conditioning, brushing, drying and styling can seem like a lengthy task but it’s something that we all have to do. Being born into a family of hairdressers, and previously training as a hairdresser myself, I understand the importance of a good wash. Therefore, I’ve shared my tips to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your routine.

  1. Choose the right products – I can not stress the importance of choosing the right shampoo and conditioning products for your hair. Always spend a bit of time when choosing your products and think about what your hair truly needs. For example, if you have coloured hair then you don’t want to use cleansing shampoo. It’ll slowly but surely wash the colour out and leave you with a faded colour.
  2. Shampoo, and shampoo again – Did you know that to ensure that you have super clean hair you should shampoo twice? During the first round, the shampoo is lifting the dirt and it isn’t until the second round that the dirt, oils and grease are actually being washed away and leaving your locks gloriously clean.
  3. Condition the ends – The scalp does not need conditioning so focus your conditioning time on the ends, the part that often needs the most love. Once you’ve applied the conditioner, comb it through with a wide comb to stop your hair from breaking and to ensure the conditioner is covering everywhere.
  4. Massage your scalp – Whilst washing your hair, massage your scalp. This includes both fast and slow movements to stimulate the scalp and help to keep it in tip top condition.
  5. Finish with a cold rinse – Whilst washing your hair, warm water is key to open up the cuticles and ensure that the products are getting right in. However, to end your routine, rinse with cold water to close these cuticles. It’s not a particularly pleasant part of the process but no pain, no gain and all that!

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Before I start writing this post, I want to make one thing clear; I love makeup and getting dressed up for a night out with a full face is one of my favourite activities (as is trying new products and looks). Now that that is out of the way, on to the real purpose of this post. Is a fresh face the way forward?

I’ve always loved makeup however, I’ve also never been someone to wear it everyday. Even as a teenager when most of my friends wouldn’t leave the house without it on, I never followed this and I still don’t now. Unless I am going out for dinner or drinks with friends or it’s a special occasion, I won’t wear makeup. In fact, I can often go a couple of weeks without putting any on.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that more and more people are also opting to go for a fresh-faced look for their everyday activity. It was not until I recently started thinking about this that I realised that I see so many people in the fresh-faced gang too and I don’t even bat an eyelid at it. In fact, I’ve seen people on a night out that were either wearing minimal makeup or no makeup and didn’t think anything of it.

For me, there are so many reasons that I decide against wearing makeup most days. To be honest, one of the main reasons is because I like my sleep and would rather have the extra time in bed instead of applying makeup. Other reasons include feeling like I look different for special occasions, having clearer skin and I do believe that not wearing makeup has helped me to be confident in my own skin rather than self-conscious.

Makeup is an amazing thing and this post is just my opinion. I understand how for some, makeup can help to grow confidence, make people feel amazing and help people in so many ways.

Do you wear makeup everyday or like me, do you opt for a fresh face?

Fresh face vs Makeup

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