I’m never going to be a beauty blogger, or even moonlight as such – I can only imagine I’d look like a daft, paint-by numbers picture should I attempt contouring, I’m yet to understand the purpose of a serum and I’ve never owned a foundation. But thanks to my beauty queen roots and loathing of my own flat, straight hair, I seem to have mastered big, bouncy hair. I don’t mind admitting to being somewhat of a whizz with a curly brush – although, apparently it’s not a listable talent when competing in aforementioned beauty pageants!
I get a lot of questions asking how to get my voluminous, messy barnet – so, why not share with you my tips and tricks to getting a lank, Cheerio encrusted, mum-do somewhere towards Cindy Crawford circa 1992, in less than 10 minutes.
I’ve always had my mum’s best friend, who happens to be a hairdresser, chop my tresses – no fancy, schmancy London salon pour moi. Once you find a good chopper, stick with them! I usually ask for a messy, long bob with a long side fringe; longer at the front than the back, but not so short at the back that the razor comes out – but no shaving at the back!
Like most hairdressers, she works best to a picture – to see all the inspiration pics I use, head to my dedicated HAIR Pinterest page HERE!
While you might see on said Pinterest board that I occasionally dream of long, tousled tresses – I’ve come to learn that they’re just not meant for me. My hair is annoyingly straight, silky and holds a curl worse than a ruler! While my hair is fine, there’s quite a bit of it – so all those elements combined with my naturally dark colouring (ok, with a silver hint shining through these days) can leave me looking a little Mortitia Adams for my liking!
Shampoo & Conditioner:
L’Oreal Botanicals Coriander Fragile Hair Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner.
Vo5 amplifying body blow dry spray
Pro-Blo CurlMe Brushes Starter Kit
These are £35, which might seem like a lot dosh for some ol’ hair brushes – but these will make and break a bouncy-do! I’ve now had mine for 3 years and they’re still going strong. Plus they quite often offer 10% off for newsletter sign ups.
Treseme 2200W Smooth Power Dryer
On fly away bits:
To keep all that awesomeness in place
Elnett – I opt for any one that mentions hold, volume and glam waves!
Hope you enjoyed the video – if you did, maybe you could give it a thumbs up?!?
Absolutely loved this video!!! I’ve been debating getting my mop chopped off and I think this has given me the push to do it!!
I know it’s not your norm doing this but you do it well!!! And I imagine you have a lot of requests for this as well!
Would love a blog or vlog on your skincare products and make up as you always look lovely!!!xxx
Loved this post and the links to all the products m, thanks for sharing your beauty hacks and in such a great way. Agree with the other comment that you should do beauty more as you always look tip top!
Just got my messy bob and love it. Your tutorial is great. Too bad I can’t get all the hair products in the US. However, I do use your techniques. Wonderful. Thank you.
I loved this! I am blessed with less than lustrous, fine, poker straight, silky hair and have always sported a Bob. I must have tried almost every volumatic product going and I have found your tutorial most helpful. Thankyou for your practical tips and product advice. I love your style and it’s great to hear from someone who suffers with the same affliction, fine hair! Most helpful xxx