How To Keep Silver Hair Bright & Healthy

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I am a natural blonde but have been having my hair bleached and toned to an ashy/silver shade for a few years now. Silver and grey hair is becoming more and more popular but there are a few things to consider if you are thinking of having your hair this colour. I would say the main 2 negatives are that 1. Bleach isn't very good for your hair and can make it look dry and unhealthy and 2. The upkeep of making sure your hair doesn't dull and remains that gorgeous silvery platinum.

I get quite a few comments on my hair when I am at work or out and about so I have got 3 tips for anyone considering going this colour of how to keep your silver hair remaining bright and healthy...


1. Don't DIY. I always go to my favourite salon to get my hair coloured and have never personally attempted to go silver with a packet dye. I would always recommend going to a professional as I have seen too many times where a girl has patchy bleached hair where some parts are brassy yellow and other parts are white! My hairdresser bleaches my hair in foils before using a toner to get it that extra bright blonde.

2. Purple Shampoo Is Your Best Friend. Silver and Platinum hair dulls fast, it doesn't necessarily fade. Using a purple shampoo once or twice a week will keep it bright and will remove any brassy tones that may still remain. Be careful what ones you use though, as I have found some that just turn your hair purple! My favourites are always from the brand Matrix. The one I am using now can be found online here* and is pictured below.



Matrix 'So Silver' Shampoo*




3. Look After Your Hair. To go this shade your hair will need to be bleached. We all know bleaching is not good for our hair so we need to make sure we are looking after it. Regular trims to remove any split ends and using a good moisturising shampoo & conditioner, or one suitable for coloured hair will help to keep it from drying out too much. You also want to remember your heat protection products to prevent it from drying out even more, my current favourite is the Paul Mitchell Heat Seal* available online here and is pictured below.



Matrix So Silver and Paul Mitchell Heat Seal



I hope these have helped anyone wanting to try out this hair colour! If anyone has any of their own tips on healthy bleached hair then please leave a comment!





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Trying Out 'Primalash' False Lashes & How I Apply Them

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Whenever I go 'out out', false lashes are an absolute must and always have been since I started getting really interested in makeup. I am not one for a natural eye look when I go out so without false lashes I really feel like I am missing something.

I have been playing around with falsies for years now so I know exactly what I like and what suits my eyes, meaning I tend to reach for the same style by the same brand every time. However, I was recently approached by the brand Primalash, who kindly sent me a few pairs of amazing lashes from their range to try out.

What I was so happy to find out about these lashes is that they are cruelty free. I am really trying to narrow down my makeup products to only cruelty free brands (no matter how much I love MAC *cry*) so this was an added bonus. Out of the 3 pairs I received, one was made from faux-mink fibers (£10.99), the second was made from 100% Mink hair (£8.49) and the third was 100% human hair (£5.99). I really noticed what brilliant quality they were, and after a full day of use they still looked almost brand new when I removed them meaning you could easily reuse these lashes multiple times before they start looking a bit worse for wear!


Velvet Faux Mink Lashes available from Primalash for £10.99 


How I Apply Lashes

I know that applying lashes is something that many girls struggle with, I definitely did until I found a really easy method on how to apply them. There is nothing worse than doing a flawless eye makeup look for it then to be ruined by attempting to apply false lashes and the glue going everywhere! So if you are someone that stresses out over strip lashes before a night out, here is what I do..


1. Cut the lashes to your eye size - Some brands have really long strips that need to be cut to size. Luckily I didn't have to do this with my Primalash ones.

2. Apply a really good eyelash glue a long the top and slightly going over the sides of the strip. Unfortunately, Primalash lashes do not come with glue, my favourite glue to use is the Duo Lash Adhesive.

3. Wait for approximately 1 minute for the glue to go tacky - I do not wait for it to go clear like some people do.

4. Tweezers are your best friend when applying lashes - Use them to pick them up from the eyelash end.

5. Look down into a mirror and apply with the tweezers as close to the natural lash line as possible. Press down the centre first and then both ends with your tweezers.

6. Once secure I think gently pinch my natural lashes and false lashes together to make sure they look neat and are properly secured.

7. Lastly, go over the lash line with a black eyeliner to cover any glue.



Do you wear false lashes? I'd love to know if you have tried Primalash and what you think, I personally got on really well with them and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for comfortable, affordable and beautiful (not to mention Cruelty Free!) false lashes!



You can purchase all of the lashes featured online at www.primalash.co.uk

                                             xox





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