Hair problems solved

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Hair’s a funny thing – if it’s at its best and looking great, you feel on top of the world. But if it’s looking a bit scraggly, feeling a little limp, and not really how you want it to be, it can make you feel pretty sorry for yourself.

And because we’d hate for you to feel anything less than fabulous, we’ve come up with the solutions for all your hair woes.

If your hair is…weaker than you’d like

It may be time to try and fix your hair from the inside. Sure, a good hair treatment can help, but if the damage is too much, you’ll want to try repairing your hair and adding nourishment with some vitamins. Hair Nutrition for Women is a nutrient-rich formula that has been specially formulated to take hair from thin, weak, and brittle and to thick, shiny, and super strong.

If your hair is…dry and damaged

Heat styling tools, the sun and other environmental factors can wreak havoc on your hair. Dry and damaged hair not only looks a little less than fabulous, but it’s also susceptible to breakage and split ends too. Silk Oil of Morocco Pure Argan Oil contains 98 per cent certified organic argan oil (the other two per cent is nourishing vitamin E oil) to deeply nourish your hair and restore vitality. Plus, it can be used to treat your skin too!

If your hair is…thinning

The Donald Trump comb-over is never going to be in vogue, so don’t become complacent with thinning hair. Get your hands on the Head of Hair Intensive Kit: it contains a Regulating Scalp Shampoo, which cleanses hair as it unclogs follicles, a Herbal Mint Conditioner to leave your hair soft and shiny, a Follicle Boosting Serum, which protects and repairs the hair follicle, and a High Nutrient Scalp Spray, which works to increase circulation in the scalp while delivering nutrients. The Scalp Spray also works to strengthen the hair root and help anchor new growth for a longer amount of time.

If your hair is…suffering from a bad haircut

Sometimes hairdressers can chop off a few more centimeters than you’d like. If you’re looking to get the length back, but don’t want to wait for your hair to grow back in its own time, you might want to try some hair extensions. Headlines Extended Hairpieces are clip-in extensions that can give hair extra length and volume, so no one will be any the wiser about your bad haircut.

These supplements may be just what you need for healthy hair…

Sensitive scalp? Avoid these ingredients…

 

What’s your biggest hair concern?

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Posted by: Sarah92 (Australia)

I think many of us may have issues with dry and damaged hair from all that heat styling! Oil seems to do wonders for it, especially over time. Couldn't live without my Argan oil!

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 5:08pm)

Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

I have an oil production issue! My hair looks good for around 12 hours after washing and then slowly gets ooky at the roots from too much oil. If I don't wash on the 24 hour mark, I need to seriously grab my can of dry shampoo or, shampoo again in the shower.

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 5:15pm)

Top 6: student-friendly budget beauty buys

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Being a student can be tough sometimes. I mean, you’ve always got loads of textbooks to read, crazy-hard tests to study for, and you’re always broke. Like, really broke.

But this doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in a little wander down the beauty aisle. Not at all! In fact, we at bh HQ have deemed doing so the perfect study break activity, especially when you can pick up nifty, super-cheap beauty buys like these…

BUDGET BEAUTY #1: Australis Paparazzi Perfect Tinted Moisturiser
Caked-on, super-heavy foundation isn’t exactly welcomed in the classroom, so opting for a sheer, complexion correcting tinted moisturiser like this one will give you an A+ in the beauty department.

BUDGET BEAUTY #2: essence 2 in 1 Volume Mascara
Team your luminous face base with a volumising mascara like this one for flirty, fluttery lashes. Added bonus: it’ll make your eyes look bright and wide-awake no matter how much late night study cramming you’ve been doing. Love it.

BUDGET BEAUTY #3: Ulta3 Nail Polish
Lacquered, shiny nails make you look instantly chic and, erm, polished, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on them. Ulta3’s HUGE range of nail polishes has every colour under the sun (think nudes to neons) and each one is just two shmackers. Brilliant!

BUDGET BEAUTY #4: Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Seal-to-Clear Gel
Zits can strike no matter how many candles were on your last birthday cake, but this perfect do-it-all product not only helps to heal your pimples and fight bacteria, its super-spiffy sealing formula also blocks outside bacteria from making your blemishes worse. Yep, no matter how many times you touch your face, those nasty germs won’t be getting affecting or infecting your zits.

BUDGET BEAUTY #5: TRESemmé Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner
Can’t afford regular trims at the local hair salon? No worries. This brainy duo helps to bind frayed, split ends with regular use, meaning you’ll be able to push that date with the scissors back just a wee bit further.

BUDGET BEAUTY #6: Impulse Very Pink
If splashing out on a fragrance just isn’t on the cards with you student budget, a body spray is the perfect alternative. You’ll feel fresh, smell sensational and most certainly attract the attention of that boy your crushing on…

Cherie Herrmann

 

 

 

 


Are you on a bit of budget when it comes to beauty purchases? Do you have any brilliant budget beauty buys you wish to share? Go on… sharing is caring, after all.

 

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Posted by: modjo72 (Australia)

Good budget buys BH! Wish there was this kind of choice when I was younger. I used the old English Yardley oatmeal soap and skincare and as for makeup (when I could sneak it in) there wasn't much in the budget range around.

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 12:05pm)

Posted by: Christy01 (Australia)

Great budget friendly options! Note: also great for Uni students ;)

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 12:13pm)

Introducing: our winning video blogger

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Looking for fabulous new lip trends and tutorials? Then keep your eyes peeled for videos from our BlogStar vlog winner, Xyling, beauty blogger at lipstalker.com
Her first video blog is a fun introduction to the product she loves and the type of tutorials she does. More to come soon, but for now – enjoy!

What sort of video tutorials would you love to see from our BlogStar winner?

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Posted by: Platinum Ms (Australia)

Xyling was a fun and flirty Vblog with a good sense of humour which was a good change, I love them to be mix of informative fun flirtatious.

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 6:08am)

Posted by: Princess75 (Member since 2007, Australia)

Well isn't she the cutest little lady. How fun, I love that she roped her man into it, what a good sport.

Posted on: August 01, 2012 (Aug 1, 2012 7:10am)

How to achieve the perfect brows

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It’s pretty amazing how eyebrows can change your face. Done right, they can take your look to an entirely new level (just take one look at the queen of eyebrows, Camilla Belle).

So, to make sure you’re getting your eyebrows right, we got Australia's celebrity eyebrow expert Sharon-Lee Clarke to answer a few questions on how to keep your brows in tip-top shape.

What should you NEVER do when it comes to your brows?  
Hands down – over-tweeze. The most common issue new clients arrive with is having over-tweezed (either themselves or therapist) and the re-growth not returning. Never think that your brows will always grow back as the hair just doesn’t sometimes.

What are your top tips for rectifying over-plucked brows?  
Grow them out and invest in a quality brow filler to fill the gaps during this often-frustrating stage. I have developed a brow gel that is a favourite with my clients and is available in four yellow-based shades. The gels are a water resistant cream-to-powder formulation and double as both a brow filler and eyeline smudger. Talika is also a great product for aiding re-growth, although it is important to be used on scrupulously clean skin.

Is there a specific brow shape that generally suits different face shapes?  
No, brows are incredibly personalised. So much is factored in to what shape suits you, like the colouring of your skin, setting of your eyes, strength of your features, age, sex, eyesight, how well you can maintain at home, make-up, and of course, how much hair you have to work with.

Are there any particular brow trends at the moment?
Thicker, bolder and polished brows are in at the moment.

Visit Sharon-Lee Clarke's website...

Find out just how to fill in your brows…

Make eyebrow plucking a little bit more fun…

 

What’s your number one tip for eyebrow maintenance? Have you ever had a brow disaster?

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Posted by: Anita87 (Australia)

i generally get mine professionally done and avoid using any moisturiser on that area for atleast that day

Posted on: July 31, 2012 (Jul 31, 2012 5:10pm)

Posted by: Zenna.X (Australia)

I firstly had it done professionally and till then i do it myself, and silly me i always seem to over=pluck.... and your right, some hairs tend to never grow again!

Posted on: July 31, 2012 (Jul 31, 2012 5:13pm)

The acne files: best acne-scarring saviours

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The prospect of skin scarring seems to be a growing concern, as a fair few people I know may have been pinned as pimple pickers in their time. You know, the ones who couldn't (and perhaps still can't) help but play with their spots, in turn making them worse, and leaving one heck of a spotty souvenir on their complexion.

Yep, I'm getting more and more queries about the best ways to tackle acne marks from those close to me, so I thought it was time to put myself to work and pick out some of the best acne-scarring saviours and share them with you all - with a little help from our  beautyheaven members...

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Fight & Fade Spot Gel

"I get the occasional blemish now and again and putting this on in the morning after cleansing and at night before bed meant I saw a huge difference in my skin. My blemish had pretty much dried right up! Daily use of it definitely helps to aid in vanishing post blemish marks too. Amazing stuff! :)" - Cherry_Sweet_Blossoms

Top tip: applying this to an open wound or broken skin can cause a tingling sensation, so it's best to use it on new spots that aren't angry and sore. Ensure you always start with a small amount and remember to reapply as the day goes on.

Protec Scar Cream

"Don't give up on this product! It does take a few months to work, but the results are excellent. I had terrible scars on my face from acne and I used this twice a day for about two months and I cannot even see where they were nowadays. Also worked on windburn and burns. I use this product all the time and it definitely heals up the scars." - Taloyahjade

Top tip: for the best results apply scar creams like you would a massage oil. The pressure from the small circular motions made with your fingers works in conjunction with the ingredients in the products to help to improve the appearance of scarring.

Nude by Nature Oil

"I've had great results with this oil. I tend to use it instead of a moisturiser at night. I have found any scars from previous pimples have faded, pigmentation has faded and my skin looks a lot healthier. I have also found that it has cleared any existing spots a lot quicker too. Would definitely buy this product again." - kariony

Top tip: to ensure your oil can work its magic, only apply it to clean, dry skin and allow around 5-10 minutes for it to absorb before applying other products on top.

What are your top tips for unleashing your inner radiance? 

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Posted by: Coconal (Australia)

Helpful tips...I always wanted to know though which spot treatments are good for use under make up during the day!

Posted on: July 31, 2012 (Jul 31, 2012 12:29pm)

Posted by: BecLeeSteere (Australia)

I'm just starting on the Zenmed Skin Eraser kit - we'll see how well it goes.

Posted on: July 31, 2012 (Jul 31, 2012 12:34pm)