Big Hair Don’t Care. Styling My Hair with Style Freedom..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa..

Now that all the awful snow has gone from my part of the UK, and the sun is shining although it’s still very cold, I’m getting into Spring mode, and you will start to see that on my blog. Today I thought that I’d begin with sharing with you some hair styling products. I’ve just been washing my hair and then leaving it to dry naturally during the winter. But now with Springtime almost upon us I feel like I want to make more of an effort with my hair.

I’m a fan of big hair, and I really don’t care! I’ve always hated the sleek and straight hairstyle on myself, I have always preferred lots of root lift and scrunching and drying my hair upside down, and thanks to these products by Knight & Wilson I can get my big hair with not much effort.

These three awesome products are from the Knight & Wilson Style Freedom range of products, available at Superdrug. There is also the Colour Freedom range and also the PurePlex range, and I shall be bringing you a product from each of those ranges too, so keep a lookout for them coming soon. Firstly let me share with you the absolutely fabulous Style Freedom Super Root Volumiser. This is a mousse, and I’ve not used mousse in my hair for ages because I found it made my hair feel sticky and dull looking. This mousse however is gorgeous! After washing and towel drying my hair and a comb through to de-tangle I lifted sections of my hair where I need most root lift and sprayed directly from the can onto my hair. It has a thin nozzle and is so easy to direct the product where you need too. I want more volume on my crown and so that’s where I applied most of the product. I combed my hair through again to distribute the mousse, which actually smells gorgeous by the way, then “activated” the root volumiser by using my hairdryer, lifting my hair as it dried with my brush, and I dried my hair upside down too. This Super Root Volumiser is SUPER! It’s giving super volume that I love and where my hair on the crown of my head was so flat, it’s now more voluminous and lifted.

This next hair styling product is Sexy Hair Potion by Style Freedom. It’s a “big volume creation spray” and I have been using it as a blow drying spray, drying my hair thoroughly and then using my tongs or my Yogi styling brush to put in some curls and waves. Sexy Hair Potion can also be used as a setting spray for rollers and then left to dry. I’ve used styling sprays similar to this one before but they have left my hair so dry and crispy, and after a couple of days my roots are quite oily. When I first sprayed this onto my hair I noticed the gorgeous citrus fragrance of it, just lovely! As I’m drying my hair I notice the fragrance too. I also notice that my hair seemed to be drying quicker? It’s a great help for when I use my tongs or my heated brush to add curl to my hair. It’s helped my hair curl better and because my hair is so thick and heavy, Sexy Hair Potion helped me keep my style for longer without it dropping out, even after it got snowed on! And no oily roots either…

Lastly to keep all the hair in place for longer I used the Style Capture from Style Freedom. This style setting spray is fab u lous! It’s an extreme hold hair spray that’s fast drying. Once you style your hair simply hold the can at arm’s length and spray over the hair. I can usually go a bit cray cray with hair spray, but you really do not need a lot of this one. If you do find you want more hold, just spray your hair again. My hair didn’t feel like I was wearing a helmet when using this hair spray, but it still kept my hair looking good and kept all the fly-away under control. At the end of the day it brushed out so easily too. One of the ways I like to use a hairspray, especially first thing in the morning is to spritz my hairbrush with the hairspray and then brush through my hair, it helps to tame any fly aways and neatens everything.

The fabulous Style Freedom hair products by Knight and Wilson are going to be regular additions to my Superdrug shopping basket, have a look for yourself HERE.

I have a hair colour to use from Knight and Wilson it’s from the Colour Freedom range. I’ve got the shade Metallic Glory, Rose Gold. I won’t lie I’m rather nervous at doing it, but I believe we should all do something that’s out of our comfort zone, eh? I hope you will come back to see the results.

Lots of love, Teresa

XXX

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Yogi Smart Styler

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a hair styling gadget from Yogi, a brand I had heard of from seeing them presenting their hair styling wand on the shopping channel QVC. I was asked which product I would like to try, and because I knew that I would be getting my hair cut I decided to go for the Yogi  TouchX Smart Styler.

I am so glad I chose the TouchX Smart Styler too, it’s a 10 in 1 styling tool that’s so fantastic to use, it’s easy and it’s so lightweight which I was pleased about as I do suffer from a bad neck and shoulders sometimes which makes it difficult to reach the back of my hair. Well until now that is, now it’s a piece of cake and I can get my hair looking as good from the back as I can the front!

The Smart Styler  has Tourmaline and Ionic technology  which helps to smooth the hair also reduces static and locks in moisture. It has a fast ceramic heater, which heats from 120 degrees centigrade to 200 degrees centigrade with easy to control temperature settings. It’s suitable for all hair types from fine/delicate hair, to thick strong and curly, and also thick, course and wavy hair like mine!  This is such a versatile styler it will  add volume to the hair, adds beautiful waves and flicks it will twist and curl and it will also smooth and straighten and more besides! It’s 10 in 1 after all..

To switch on the styler you press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, then to select your appropriate heat setting you  press the on/off button until your temperature choice is illuminated. Once you have selected your required temperature the red light will flash, then stop and remain lit when the temperature has been reached, easy peasy!  To switch off the styler you simply press and hold the power button until the red light goes off, it’s then safe to unplug the styler.

I recently had my hair chopped off into a layered style (which I now regret doing, my hairdresser was rather scissor happy) I like my hair big, always have always will, it suits me better than a sleek straight style. To get plenty of volume and bounce in my hair I shampooed and conditioned as usual and applied a heat protecting spray too. I then dried my hair thoroughly, you can’t use the Smart Styler on wet hair. I started at the back of my head, and with the extra long 360 degrees swivel cord it’s easy to get to the back. To add volume you just place the styler into the roots of the hair and lift up as you are drawing the styler out, right to the tip of your hair, WOW, the volume it gives my hair is brilliant, AND it leaves my hair shiny too. That’s what makes this styler so smart, apart from the fantastic curl and volume, it’s  the lovely shine it gives and with much less damage too, which is perfect as an older woman (late 50’s now)  with mature hair, a fantastic hair styling tool for me! You can check out the Yogi Smart TouchX Styler HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

 

 

 

V05 PLUMP IT UP DRY BACK-COMB SPRAY

Welcome back lovelies, I hope all is good for you.

It is for me now that I’ve found this gem of a hair product.  The fantastic VO5 Dry Backcoming spray, oh I just love it! It’s everything I’ve wanted to keep my hair looking fab. I have a short layered hairstyle and I like it to have a lot of volume that I want to last all day, so between using Plump It Up Blow Drying Spray and this, I have at last got my hair how I want it. I wash my hair as usual and towel dry. Then I comb through the blow dry spray and dry with the hairdryer using my fingers to lift and dry it  at the roots. When my hair is dried thoroughly I give it a quick blast with the cold shot setting of the hairdryer, this not only cools down the hair it helps it to set too. I then take my Dry backcombing spray, tip my head over and spray into the roots and work it in with my finger tips. I then “comb” my hair through with my fingers to style it into place. DONE!

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This is a gorgeous fragranced dry feeling spray in an aerosol can, that you spray onto the roots of your hair to give it more volume. Once applied you just zjujj it about with your hands, great for textured layered styles, it will also help with styling your up-do too. You really can get glamorous looking hair each time you use it. It is also perfect to use if  you just want to give your “do” a pick me up too. This is definitely going to be a regular re-purchase for me now. I got mine when we did our supermarket shopping, but you can buy it in Boots HERE and also Superdrug  HERE all price points are about £3.79p. I for one think it’s so worth it. PRODUCT NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Thank you for dropping by today, take care lovelies.

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