Can Supplements Help With Hair Growth: My Take on the Tati Halo Beauty Drama

 

 

 

My take on the Tati and Halo Beaty drama over whether hair supplements really can make your hair grow faster. 

Hair has a very simple composition – it’s 97% protein and 3% water. Each hair has about a 3 to 7 year life span depending on age and genetics and it grows through three distinct phases: Anagen (where the hair is actually growing), Catagen (where the hair follicle prepares for the transition to the resting phase, this takes about 7-14 days) and finally Telogen (where the follicle rests for between 3 and 4 months, at the end of this phase older hairs are shed to be replaced by new ones).

Once the hair pushes free of the follicle, it is actually dead – there is nothing more that can be done with diet that will improve the health of the hair, that would need to be done manually with treatments and avoiding products that negatively impact that 97:3 blend of protein to water within the hair (for example anything with silicone or dimethicone).

The rate at which our hair grows through those three phases is purely down to our genetics, some people will have a longer growing phase or have hair that grows marginally faster than others, but changing the rate you are naturally able to maintain by taking supplements is just not a reality. 

It’s not all doom and gloom though, because what you can do with supplements and good diet is improve the health of the follicle, giving the hair the best health possible while it is still inside the follicle gives it the best chance of not breaking prematurely.

Look for products high in vitamins B, A and Biotin. My favourites are:

One other thing to watch out for is the impact of stress on your hair. When the body is stressed, it effectively shuts down non-essential systems, meaning the blood flow to your outer skin is reduced, diminishing the nutrients available to the hair follicles. This is why hair can actually fall out because of stress.

In today’s stressful world, it’s all the more important to keep up our nutrition levels to ensure the body has sufficient available to keep our skin and hair looking lustrous. Try introducing things to your diet like Avocado and Salmon which are high in essential fatty acids.

So there you have it – my thoughts on what you can really do with hair supplements. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to get more content like this.

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My 4 favourite smells this Christmas season

 

Christmas is all about entertaining and having fun, the last thing you want is to worry about the smell of your home so having a nice candle or diffuser can help you relax.

Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your candle or diffuser. Have a look at my you tube video, where I’ll show you my favourites.

 

The 4 scents I will talking about are Jo Molone lime Basil and Mandarine, True Grace Portobellow OudAspinal of London Fig and Olive, Dr Vranjes Green Flowers   

All of the above have either been bought by me or been given as a gift from friends, family or clients.

How to avoid getting older.

 

Great looking skin and hair are so important when it comes to looking
good. Keeping them both in top  condition is a must.

I have been using Natura Bisse eye cream for some time now and I must
say i LOVE it… it’s just delicious on the skin!

See below how i got along with the 3 step skin peel, lift and firm. if
you want fabulous, glowing skin this is a must watch.

 

WEDDING DÉCOR INSPO: GOLD WEDDING DETAILS

A long table filled with masses of florals, gold flourishes and elegant glassware is the ultimate way to add a tasteful hint of glam to your wedding reception.

For a tasteful décor touch, gold is a super chic way to ramp up the luxe for your reception décor styling. Small touches can add a lavish feel and the metallic hue works brilliantly with many colour palettes. We love combining simple creams and pretty pastel shades with delicate splashes of shimmering gold from cutlery and flash rimmed glassware to edible gold leaf biscuits and tall stem vases.

Pastel shades with delicate pops of powder blue compliment gold touches perfectly – think blousy hydrangeas combined with delicate ivory and peach roses in all shapes and sizes. Keep foliage to a minimum to ensure the overall look is contemporary, fresh and clean. To give floral arrangements the extra WOW factor, combine differing arrangements in varying heights and vases.

Gold glassware, charger plates and cutlery are the top choice to carry the theme through every inch of your décor styling. Modern glass candelabras and urns are the perfect contemporary style nod to update a trad colour theme. We love ghost chairs and metallic linen to give ultimate standout to all golden dashes.

When it comes to adding gilded finishes to your reception scheme, a desert table brimming top-to-toe with all sorts of scrummy treats is a great way to create a cool décor feature. From biscuits to cute cupcakes and the main wedding cake itself, the addition of gold trimmings with hand-worked sugar flowers is the perfect way to carry the theme right through to the edible elements of your big day.

FLORAL FANTASY

Add drama to your wedding hairstyle with a fresh floral headpiece – the perfect switch up from a traditional veil or hair clip.

Pretty floral crowns are a super cute way to add a little boho cool to your big day. From blousy peony filled blooms to delicate twists of wax flower, there’s so many different styles to choose from. And not just for bohemian brides, there’s heaps of designs whatever your big day theme. Our tip for picking the perfect headpiece? Choose something seasonal that not only compliments your style and dress but mirrors your floral theme: If you’re an ethereal, Temperley type bride getting hitched in the Spring, opt for a statement crown jam-packed with sweet pastel-hued flowers in all sorts of sizes and textures: The palest pink roses and peach ranunculi intertwined with cream florals and greenery is the perfect dramatic addition to a trad headpiece. Alternatively, if you’re an Oscar de La Renta type city-chic bride getting wed in the winter months, a floral crown can still look seriously stylish: opt for a wreath of earthy evergreen and tiny white spray roses intertwined with pearls – pair with a red lip and fur wrap for the perfect contemporary nod to floral styling.

Check out our gallery for more gorgeous floral crown ideas.

 

Jenny Packham 2018 Bridal collection

Fresh off the press: Jenny Packham’s new bridal collection – Circus.

The collection, inspired by Colin Thubron’s novel ‘Falling’, tells the story of a man’s fatal attraction to a circus acrobat, Clara the Swallow. Clara’s exotic beauty, courage and love of freedom inspired Jenny to create this collection of gowns, featuring all of Jenny’s signature luxury embellishments and sequins.

I am in love with this collection, especially the diversity of the dresses. Scarlet reds, sequinned crop jackets and sculptured corsetry alongside big ballerina skirts.

The collection has something for every one. I hope you all love it as much as I do.

 

 

 

Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

This question always pops up during consultations….. to have or not to have extensions.

We have decided to give you the low down on the various types of extensions and have spoken to some top stylists .

Extensions were  invented to create volume and can also be used to add length. They can transform fine hair into something magnificent and enable people to create magical hair styles that could look full bodied and last all day. You can also add colour and texture with extensions without chemical damage to your own hair.

I always recommend you get 100% real hair as this curls and last much better. 

Extension varieties are………

1.Clip in

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Every girl should have these somewhere in a drawer.

As teenagers we are always keen to try new looks and clip in extensions are perfect for that, they cause zero damage to the hair and they are very easy to use. 

 For brides they can be added to create a look, add length or volume and can give you that extra boost for your big day.

 If taken care of they can last a very long time.

 The only negative I can find with the clip in extension is that when doing an up style, the clips are solid and about an inch wide these need to be well hidden.

The cost of clip in extensions range from  £140 – £600 depending on quality 

 2.Individual extensions –  keratin tips or metal bonds

 These beautiful extensions last up to 3 months in the hair. They are individual bonds that you can place strategically where you need them. 

 Metal bonds use a metal clip to attach the extension to the hair.

Keratin bond is a more natural form – the bond is made from keratin like the hair and can be made very smooth in order for your brush not to catch it.

 The cost of individual extensions will vary on the amount and length of the extensions   

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3.Weaves

 These are my favourite as they cause no damage to your hair. They last about 6 weeks and are very easy to style. A section of the hair is plaited and the weave is attached to it. You can reuse the pieces if you take care of them.

 cost are £160 – £500

 

4.Strip extensions

 

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BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

 

These are amazing for a wedding or just an event. They can last up to 4 weeks as long as they are kept free of any oil.  They are easy and fast to attach and cause no damage to the hair. 

 Hair is there to have fun with. There are so many options there is no need to let a lack of hair be the dark cloud on your big day. 

James Simmons Portrait and Wedding Photography

James Simmons Portrait and Wedding Photography