As much as we love to spend time our hair, time is not always on our side. Here are 3 easy hacks to nurture and protect your hair in half the time.
STAY ON, SLEEP ON:
The SLAP created by Grace Eleyae not only offers the same benefits as your Stay-on sleep cap but also offers fashion practicality for all textures and lengths. You can throw it on and leave the house keeping your hair protected as you get on with your day. Also available are their Satin scrunchies to style your hair in a pony or bun. Job done!
WRAP IT UP:
Whether you want to lay down those edges, keep your twists fresh, or make a bold fashion statement. Head wraps are a great way of preserving your hairstyle long term. There are numerous ways to wear your wrap however not all of us know how to. Panic over. Thank god for Youtube! One of our favourite tutorials is by Kilahmazing who shows you 4 quick & easy head wrap styles. Happy practicing!
Not all heat is bad heat. Hot Head microwavable deep conditioning heat cap is a great addition to your hair care regime. The heat from the cap allows your treatment to deeply penetrate your hair below the surface. The best part? No codes no batteries! Ready for yours? Order at Esty or my Luxe Beauty, a new independent hair & beauty retailer based in the UK specialising in natural and organic products. Hot Head caps retail at around £22.00.
Buns and plaits can be styled high or low, messy or neat and come in many shapes and sizes. Today we're enjoying the convenience and effortlessly chic results of a low bun and braid.
The great thing about keeping it low is the minimal stress to your hair and it's an easy way to protect your ends. The key is not to hold or secure the bun too tightly (your edges will thank you for it). Whether you're styling twists into a side sweep or creating an alluring slicked-down-blow-out, we adore this look. Check out our top Pinterest pics that inspired this post.
1. SUPER, SEXY, SLEEK
As seen on Yaya Dacosta
With not one strand of hair out of place, this style is a perfect example of how a simple side parting can make you the centre of attention. Wear this on those days when you want a paired back style to make your makeup pop.
2. BRAID IN THE DETAIL
Buns needn't be boring and this image proves just that! A chunky goddess side twist leading into a low tuck and pin bun shows just how creative two styles can be when merged into one.
3. TWISTED SOPHISTICATION
This style is pure sophistication. We love this twisted wrapped bun for a paired back style that lets texture to play. Out of the three buns, this has to be one we cant wait to try.
Channel your inner Fitzgerald (Ella that is) with a sophisticated pin up. All you need is a healthy hand of bobby pins and a little creativity.
Not only are these styles artistic, they double up as added protection. With a little practice, these will only take minutes to achieve. Take inspiration from our prettiest Pinterest pins.
Hair is one of the most highly sought-after accessories, wouldn't you agree? For many years, the appearance of a women's hair (particularly the length) has depicted how society deems her level of beauty and femininity.
Our Hair crushes are two fierce ladies who both rock minimalist hairstyles - keeping it short and shaved. Both in the music industry, Laura Mvlua and Julie Adenuga are examples of how 'barely there' hair can make a high impact!
1. LAURA MVLUA
This British singer-songwriter has consistently delivered sharp edged haircuts. Her interview in 2013 with the Guardian's Anita Bhagwandas walks us through her hair journey and why she decided to shave her head. They say short hair brings out your features? Well Laura, look at those eyes!
2. JULIE ADENUGA
For us, a female with shaved hair shouts, edgy, artiste and confidence - three words we would use to describe our second hair crush. DJ Julie Adenuga of Rinse FM' and Beats 1 (Apple's brand new 24 hour radio streaming service) arrived on the scene sporting distinctively short hair, a that many women in the spotlight would only dream of doing. Julie, FRO admires your boldness.