Beat the frizz!

Does anybody else get crazy frizzy, fluffy hair this time of year? Not quite Summer, but still not quite Autumn – my hair goes absolutely crayyyy. My hair is naturally wavy, and can sometimes look half-decent without even having to do anything to it, so this time of year means I actually have to make an effort with my hair and do something with it.

I have tried so many different shampoos, conditioners and hair products and nothing has seemed to help me beat the frizz. That was until the lovely people over at John Frieda sent me some of their Frizz-Ease range. At first, I did think that it’d be the same as other products I have tried in the past so I didn’t have massively high expectations, but I was so, so pleasantly surprised!

john frieda

There was a pre-wash treatment that I put on my hair before I shampooed and conditioned. I apply the 10 Day Tamer to dry hair, brush it through with my oh-so-trusty Tangle Teezer, and leave it on for about 10 minutes, before jumping in the shower to use the shampoo and conditioner.

john frieda 10 day tamer

The shampoo lathers really nicely and makes my hair feel super clean and thoroughly cleansed of any products it had in it previously, which is something I really look for in shampoos. The conditioner is really nourishing, leaves my hair silky soft but without it looking or feeling at all greasy! I love the combination of these together.

john frieda shampoo and conditioner

Once I have gotten out of the shower, and towel-dried my hair, I use one pump of the L’Oreal Mythic Oil oil and run it through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair and leave my hair to air-dry. I use this oil religiously, and is amazing at adding a bit of shine to your hair but also really helps with the overall condition of my hair, particularly the ends.

mythic oil oil and tangle teezer

The combination of all these products really help to tame my hair of any frizz, and has also helped keep it from looking too oily and greasy. I try not to wash my hair too much, but I do have naturally oily hair, and with the help of these products, I manage to get it down to every 2-3 days! I would definitely recommend these products if you are somebody that is prone to a bit of frizz!

That is my transitional hair-care routine, and how I beat the frizz!

Let me know if any of you have tried anything from this range yet!


Products marked with a ‘*’ are PR samples, however all opinions are my own.

Shop the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Range here.

Products mentioned;

John Frieda Frizz-Ease 10 day Tamer*

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo*

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Forever Smooth Conditioner*

Tangle Teezer

L’Oreal Mythic Oil, Oil



How To: Messy, Beachy Waves!

Hello everybody!

Recently, I have had my hair chopped. It isn’t massively short, but compared to what it was, and what I’m used to, it was a huge deal for me. I have never really had short hair, but I’ve always wanted longer hair, and as soon as it actually started growing and got to a certain length, I decided it wasn’t really for me. So, I got the chop. And honestly, I do not regret it in the slightest and I even want to go just a teeeeny bit shorter! Whilst I was having my hair cut, I did have the initial thought of, “sh*t, what am I doing?!”. But I could not have been happier with going through with it, and I now wish I had done it sooner! My hair feels much thicker, and in a much better condition. I find my hair much easier to style, and it looks a heck of a lot better too!

me hair wavy

My go-to style for this length hair is loose, beachy, textured waves. When my hair was longer, I achieved this look with my GHD Platinum Copper Luxe straighteners. However, since cutting my hair, I found it more difficult trying to wave my hair with straighteners. I also think that messy, beachy waves look a lot better on shorter hair. I found that when it was longer it still looked very neat, which wasn’t really what I was going for. So, I decided to get a curling wand to make it a bit easier and to get the look that I really wanted to achieve. It took me a while and I did try about 3 different stylers before I bought the GHD Curve Creative Wand. I have only ever used GHD’s, so I don’t know why I didn’t buy these straight away. These curlers are perfect for all hair types and lengths, but I find it to suit the length of my hair perfectly. Once I’ve created this look, it lasts me around 2 or 3 days with the odd touch-up.

Step 1:

The first thing I do when I want to create this look is wash my hair. Recently, I have been using the L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil shampoo and conditioner. This makes hair feel incredibly soft, and makes it look super healthy and shiny. I love these products and they have made such a difference to the quality of my hair and I can’t wait to try out more from the range!

beauty hair feat

Step 2:

Next, I towel-dry my hair and spray it with the Lee Stafford Coco Loco Heat Protection spray. I have used Lee Stafford for years and they do some amazing products and I can really tell the difference when I don’t use this! I then partly dry my hair with my Lee Stafford hair dryer. Although, I have had this FOREVER and I am about due for a new one! While my hair is still a bit damp, I spray on some sea salt spray. My favourite is the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray which is incredible, and doesn’t leave any residue or leave my hair feeling all crunchy and stiff, like some others do. This helps give my hair that beachy, fresh out of the sea kinda vibe, which I am totally digging right now. It also makes it a lot easier to curl and helps it to stay in for longer. I find curls never seem to stay in when my hair is freshly washed as it is too soft and silky and the curls just seem to drop out, so this is a life saver!


Step 3:

Now that my hair is dry, I clip up the top section of my hair. Focusing on the bottom half, I take large sections of hair and wrap it around the curling wand, holding it for 5-8 seconds, leaving out a little bit at the ends to give it a messy, tousled look. Each time I take a section of hair, I wrap it around the wand in different directions. This avoids the hair gathering together in one big curl. When I get to the top section of my hair, I do the same and for the pieces at the front, I curl these away from the face as I feel it gives a bit more structure and frames the face a lot more.


Step 4:

The last thing I do is run my fingers roughly through my hair. This helps to loosen the curls. I then apply a small amount of the OUAI Wave Spray through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair and this just gives my hair a bit more hold and volume and gives more of a messy, edgy feel to it, which I LOVE. I bought the travel-size bottle of this spray and it has become an absolute staple to my hair routine, so I will definitely be picking up the full-sized bottle!

messy hairwave sprayswaveeeesfinished hair

And that is how I create loose, beachy waves for shorter hair!

I hope you enjoyed this post. It is my first ‘How To’ post, so let me know what you think and if you would like to see more! I may also do a YouTube video to accompany this post, so again, let me know if this is something you would like to see!

ALSO, thanks to Jake for taking the photos for this blog post even thought it is his least favourite thing to do!

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Links below;

L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Shampoo £11.34

L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Conditioning Masque £15.15

GHD Curve Creative Wand £120

Lee Stafford Coco Loco Heat Protection Spray £5.99

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray £23

OUAI Wave Spray £22


Haircare Haul & First Impressions!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second part of my haul/first impressions series where I will be talking all about haircare! It isn’t very often that I talk about haircare, however I have collated enough products to dedicate a whole blog post to it!


The first thing that I am completely and utterly head over heels in love with, are my GHD Platinum Copper Luxe straighteners. I put these on my Christmas Wish list that I gave to my boyfriend and he very generously bought them for me. SERIOUSLY, how goddam gorgeous are they?! GHD’s are by far the best hair straighteners and the only ones I will use – any others just don’t do the job even half as well. I wasn’t actually in need of a new pair of straighteners, but when I saw that GHD had released the Copper Luxe range that would be limited edition, I knew that I needed them! Not only are GHD’s incredible straighteners, they also curl hair amazingly too! They are pricey, but I see them as more of an investment as they last for such a long time!


For months, I have been searching for the perfect curling wand to create beachy waves. The problem I found with curling wands, was that some barrels were too big, or too small, but I finally found the right one! Don’t get me wrong, I love the affect my GHD’s give when I curl my hair with them, but sometimes I fancy something a bit different. The Mark Hill Pick & Mix Curling Wand is amazing… you buy the handle, and then buy the barrels you want separately, so you don’t have to buy a whole new curling wand every time you fancy a change! I picked up the medium sized barrel which is perfect for my hair, and in my opinion, would be ideal for all hair lengths. These are super affordable too, and such good quality! I can’t believe I have never tried Mark Hill products before, and I can’t wait to try out some of the other barrels too! I would most definitely recommend! I may also do a blog post/YouTube video, showing how I do my hair with these!


The most important thing to remember when using heat, is to use a heat defence spray. The one I have been using lately is the Lee Stafford Heat Protection Shine Mist. I absolutely love Lee Stafford products, and this one is no different! This gives hair a really lovely shine, as well as protects against heat damage. It doesn’t leave hair feeling sticky, or crunchy, or greasy like some other heat defence sprays I have tried. And like all Lee Stafford products, it smells in-cred-ible!


For Christmas, my Auntie bought me the L’Oréal Professional Mythic Oil Shampoo for normal to fine hair, Mythic Oil Masque for fine hair, and the Mythic Oil, Oil. I was stuck in a bit of a hair rut; the ends of my hair were dry and my hair just looked dull and lifeless and nothing seemed to be helping – until I tried these. My hair has never looked so smooth and shiny and has completely restored the condition of my hair. The shampoo isn’t at all drying and the masque is super nourishing (a little really does go a long way!). I apply the oil once I have towel-dried my hair, before I blow dry and it leaves it feeling super soft and silky and not at all greasy! I will 100000% repurchase these products when I have run out, and now I want to try out more from the L’Oréal Professional ranges. I cannot praise these products enough!


The final thing, is possibly slightly boring, but is something I couldn’t live without nonetheless. For those of you that have never tried a Tangle Teezer, you are seriously missing out! They are expensive when you think it is just a hairbrush, but I have never known a brush to get through knots and tangles so easily and pain-free! If you have naturally straight hair, or hair that doesn’t get that tangled, you may not see the full benefits of one of these. But, as someone with naturally wavy, and slightly frizzy hair, a Tangle Teezer works absolute wonders! I also have the larger one, but the smaller, handbag sized one is brand new and perfect for when I’m on the go. I would not be without them!


That is all for my Haircare Haul and First Impressions and I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like and follow for more!

Next up: Make Up!


Meg x