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Percy & Reed Frizz Fixer

Percy & Reed Frizz Fixer

[productsample/affiliatelink] If ever a frizz fixer has been needed, it’s now. The humidity (such a Monica moment going on) is high, as is the heat, so I’ve been able to properly put this handy tamer to the test.

Percy & Reed Frizz Fixer

I think how well this works for you is entirely dependent upon your hair type. Mine is wavy (I straighten) and I think, fine, rather than thick, although there is plenty of it, and that’s probably the ideal situation for this spray. Post dog walk, even at 8am, I’d nicely (for testing purposes) sweated so my hair had gone puffy and looked a mess. A trick that a stylist taught me for anything like this spray (including dry shampoos) is not to be skimpy and to get in under the layers, so you should section your hair before applying.

Frizz Fixer definitely took the puffiness out which in turn made my hair look much sleeker and almost back to post blow dry, but not quite. The puffiness was more prominent than the frizz but it did address both really well. Better still, it doesn’t really feel as though you have anything in your hair despite there being several oils on the ingredient listing. You will need to spray the lengths as well – my natural instinct was to spray the top and sides of my hair – which means you will go through a small can very quickly. The upshot is that I think it’s a good emergency product for puffs, fly-aways and light frizz but probably won’t tackle coarse or very curly frizz as easily as the lesser challenge of my mid-length, easy to manage hair. It’s £15 HERE for a large can of spray. Non Affiliate HERE.

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Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

[affiliatelink] Having decided to leave my hair lighter over the summer, as soon as I saw the Josh Wood Shade Shot Glosses on Instagram, my resolve completely disappeared and I bought the shade Chestnut Brunette.

Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

It’s one of the easiest colouring products I’ve ever used and I can see multiple uses. It’s not a full-on colour – it’s a colour refresh and that brief is easily filled. It comes in the tube you see above – for my mid-length hair I needed about a quarter it for one use. You leave it on for twenty minutes, rinse, and style as usual. Hey presto, my hair colour was definitely deeper and brighter just in time for my quick holiday.

Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss

This is the colour on the second day before I’d washed my hair. I’m absolutely delighted with it – with the one caveat that Chestnut Brown has given me very slight pinkish tones in my hair (it does warn this on the box that it can occur – “may leave a subtle hint of pink depending upon the condition” which irritatingly makes it my fault, of course, rather than a formula failing!). I think I should have probably gone for Smoky Brunette which I will do next time. It made my hair ridiculously shiny as well as enriching the colour.

So, it’s not a full on dye – it only nominally covers grey initially and not at all after washing – but this is a brilliant pre-party, pre-wedding, pre-special occasion product or just when you need a me-time booster. Oh, something else to note – if you are rinsing the Josh Wood Shade Shot Gloss in the shower, it will make the shower tray slippy so either rinse over the bath or be very careful! Boots has a 3 for 2 offer at the moment I note, but only 4 shades (I’m not sure how many colours there are as I don’t have any press materials here). At £15 a tube HERE, it’s worth it because you essentially buy two, get one free. I reckon my current tube will do two more treatments very easily.

NB: I did a patch test behind my ear the day before. Non aff HERE.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

Christophe Robin Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Christophe Robin Aloe Vera Hair Mask

[productsample/affiliate] Some products just make the easiest of posts and this is one of them.

Christophe Robin Aloe Vera Hair Mask

The new mask from Christophe didn’t even need to join the testing queue – it went straight to the front because it was exactly what my hair needed at the moment it arrived. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I love this brand and enormously like the founder, Christophe Robin. The brand has just sold to The Hut Group which, in my experience, often means you never hear about them or from them ever again (I’ll cite Mio as an example) but I’m hoping that’s not the case here.

Christophe Robin Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Its launch is bang on for the summer months where the thought of a hefty mask sitting in your hair is just too much when you’re already hot and bothered. As you’d hope from a £27 hair conditioner, it’s packed with enzymes and vitamins as well as flaxseed oil that helps to give suppleness. The aloe vera gives the fragrance a lightly green scent – botanical without being herby – and I get a very decent shine on my hair whenever I use it in combination with the aloe vera shampoo. So, if your hair is very dry or textured, it’s probably not weighty enough but if you hover about between normal to dry or dry ends, it very much is. I always get good results from this brand, to be fair (I’m addicted to the rose shampoo), apart from the solid shampoo bar (in the same aloe vera family) which was dreadful.

If you don’t mind being a bit spendy on shampoo and conditioner then this treat of a mask is a huge recommend for any age hair. It’s HERE, non aff HERE.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care

L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care

[productsample/affiliate] It’s not too long before the latest hair care range launches from L’Occitane – the Purifying range. I don’t know about you, but I just never think of L’Occitane for a shampoo or conditioner purchase and the brand has far more than I ever realised.

L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care

This collection is aimed at those with normal to oily hair that like to wash it every day (although I am convinced that bullies your scalp into making more oil so perhaps try every other day) and like the feel of a detox shampoo without the associated harshness. I’m so impressed with this – it’s an absolute delight to use! As I washed (there’s plenty of foam) the peppermint fragrance just got more and more and it’s a really sharp, fiery mint that wakes your brain right up. In fact, the brand uses a blend of mint, thyme, grapefruit, lavender and cedar so if you’re not awake after that lot, you might as well go straight back to bed!

L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care

It’s quite a ‘French’ thing to use vinegars in skin and hair care – this collection uses a herbal vinegar as a scalp freshener which I must admit didn’t particularly work for me but perhaps I didn’t pay enough attention to directing it to the scalp. Speaking of scalps, there is also a Cleansing Scrub and a Scalp Essence which are both more appropriate for over production of oil so if you don’t have that, you probably don’t ‘need’ them as such. Really, the best thing about this collection is the olfactory experience – it turns a hair wash into an aromatherapy treat and left my hair smelling so clean for at least two days afterwards. The shampoo is £19, as is the conditioner, while the vinegar spray is £23.

The collection hasn’t quite launched yet (it might already be in stores) but it’s a summer treat for hair well worth having if you spot it. If you hair is dry but you still want the minty blast, you could use the shampoo and then a different, more hydrating conditioner.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.

6 warning signs your hair loss is something more serious

6 warning signs your hair loss is something more serious

Hair loss could be a symptom of a larger medical issue.

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Hair loss could be a symptom of a larger medical issue.
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  • 80 million people in the United States deal with hair loss related to aging or genetics, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • But hair loss can also be a symptom of a larger medical issue a person may have, like hypothyroidism or lupus.
  • Here’s how you can tell if your hair loss is a sign of something more serious.
  • Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more.

Hair loss is often inevitable. In most cases, it occurs due to aging and depends largely on genetics.

This type of hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia and affects an estimated 80 million people in the United States, both men and women, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Other times, however, hair loss is a symptom of a larger medical issue. Medication or a systemic illness can sometimes be the cause of hair loss, dermatologist Dr. Jerry Shapiro told INSIDER.

In these cases, the hair loss is accompanied by other symptoms, like rashes, lack of energy, or muscles aches that just won’t go away.

Here are the signs that suggest your hair loss could be more serious than aging or a genetic predisposition.


You’re losing eyelash or eyebrow hair.

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Hair loss in multiple areas could signal an autoimmune problem.
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“If you notice hair loss on other parts of the body [besides the scalp], something more is going on,” Dr. Shapiro said.

If you lose hair from your eyebrows or eyelashes, it could mean you have a serious form of the autoimmune condition alopecia. Unlike androgenetic alopecia, other types of the condition like alopecia areata or alopecia universalis can cause hair loss in greater quantities and in areas of the body besides the scalp, according to Healthline.

That’s because the body mistakes the hair follicles as dangerous and attacks them, causing the hair to fall out of the follicles on various parts of the body.

Other autoimmune conditions that could cause non-scalp hair loss include thyroid disease and lupus. Doctors can use blood work to determine the exact cause of hair loss.


You feel sluggish all of the time.

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You might not be eating properly.
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Hair loss accompanied by a lack of energy could mean you’re malnourished or not getting enough of the essential nutrients your body needs.

If a person doesn’t get enough zinc, for example, they may experience diarrhea, severe weight loss, and hair loss as side effects, in addition to feeling sluggish. Being generally malnourished can also lead to hair loss.

The best way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need is to eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh produce, healthy fats like nuts, protein, and water, according to Healthline.

If you think you’re malnourished, speak to your healthcare provider about potential solutions like working with a dietitian.

Read more: The only things that actually cure baldness, according to science


Your muscles ache.

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At first, a person hypothyroidism could show no symptoms.
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When thinning hair and muscle aches occur simultaneously, it’s possible you have hypothyroidism, a type of hormonal autoimmune hormone imbalance.

At first, a person with hypothyroidism could show no symptoms, but as their body deals with the hormone imbalance, they may notice fatigue, weight gain, muscle aches, and hair loss, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Hypothyroidism is treatable. If you are diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, a doctor can prescribe medications that replace the hormones your body cannot make on its own.


Your nails feel brittle.

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Your body could be lacking iron.
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Iron deficiency, which is considered a type of anemia, happens when the body can’t produce enough healthy red blood cells. If a person lacks them, they may experience side effects like brittle nails and hair loss, Dr. Shapiro said.

Iron deficiency can also make a person feel constantly tired and weak. Other symptoms include chest pain and cold hands and feet, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Iron supplements can help treat the condition, but a doctor might also ask what medications you’re taking since some antibiotics can interfere with iron absorption.


You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and you’re taking medication for it.

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These medications can cause hair loss.
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Medications for lowering cholesterol like simvastatin and atorvastatin often come with hair loss as a side effect, according to Dr. Shapiro. The chances of this are rare, with just 1% of people who take statin-based medications reporting hair loss, according to Harvard Medical School.

Blood pressure medications that are also beta blockers have been known to cause hair loss, although doctors are still unsure about the exact mechanism at play.

It’s up to you and your healthcare provider to weigh the options before stopping or starting a medication that could be potentially related to hair loss.

“People have to see their doctors to determine if [the hair loss] is medicine-related, then they may want to stop, but other times they may not,” Dr. Shapiro said.


You have a rash on your face or body.

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An autoimmune disease could be the culprit.
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Lupus, like hypothyroidism or an iron deficiency, is an autoimmune disease with hair loss as a common symptom. Additionally, lupus can cause full-body rashes as a response to organs becoming inflamed, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Oftentimes, these rashes will come and go and are referred to as “flares.” Other lupus symptoms include dry eyes and joint pain, so if you notice any of these effects, you should see your doctor.

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