Posts Tagged‘Haircare’

Introducing COLAB Dry Shampoo

COLAB Dry Shampoo | All Dolled Up

Dry shampoo is one of those products that, once discovered, completely transformed my beauty routine. As someone who suffers (and I mean SUFFERS) with very thin, fine hair that I usually have to clean every single day, finding a product that would save me the time and hassle of washing and drying it on a daily basis was nothing short of miraculous. I thought the brands I had tried in SA were good, but then I tried COLAB on a visit to London and was hooked. I’m thrilled to announce that the brand is now available at Clicks and I…

Guest Review: Pantene Pro-V Normal-Thick Hair Range

Pantene Pro-V Normal-Thick Hair Range

I was kindly sent this range to try but I found it a bit heavy for my very fine, thin hair (to be fair it’s made for thicker hair types) so I passed in on to my friend Dee to trial. She has the kind of long, gorgeous locks that make me weak in the knees, so she seemed the perfect candidate for this range, which aims to repair and provide your hair with protection, smoothness and fullness. Here’s what she had to say:

Review: The Body Shop Shampoo & Conditioner

The Body Shop Rainforest Shampoo and Conditioner

I recently decided to try a few more products from The Body Shop, a brand that I feel dwells in the limbo of being established and well respected, but maybe a little bit forgotten as new, more exciting eco-friendly brands become the norm. The Body Shop is the original, natural and ethical beauty brand, and really were light years ahead of their time when they launched in 1976. Since then they’ve become synonymous with fair trade, environmental friendliness and cruelty-free beauty. Even though most new brands claim to have these values (since it’s so very fashionable these days!), few truly…

Curling Your Hair with a Flat Iron

How to curl your hair with a flat iron

We’ve had quite a few requests for this post over the past few months, but the truth is that not only are Camilla and I not very good at it, we also prefer to curl our hair using hot tongs or barrel curlers. Help is at hand, however! There are literally thousands of video tutorials online that teach you how to curl your hair with a straightening iron so I’ve scoured YouTube to find the best. They vary slightly in approach but the general principle is the same. Seeing it in action is also definitely much easier than trying to…

Living Proof Prime Style Extender

Living Proof Prime Style Extender

Hair primer? Whatever next? When I first read about hair primers I promptly dismissed them as a load of rubbish. That was, however, until I started reading rave reviews on all of my favourite beauty blogs – it was then that my ears pricked up and I decided to investigate. I asked Julia to bring back some Living Proof Prime Style Extender from London so that I could see if hair primers are all they’re cracked up to be. What is it? It’s a style extending hair primer. It promises to extend hair styles for twice as long, thereby enabling…

Gadget Lust: BaByliss Pro Perfect Curl

Beauty guru Sali Hughes says that this product has changed her life – a glowing endorsement if ever there was one! As a result, this nifty gadget has taken the top spot on my must-have list. It works by sucking the hair into a ceramic curl chamber where it is softly held and heated from all directions. The hair is not put under any tension and it takes just seconds to form a perfect curl. It has an audio beep indicator to remind you exactly when to release the hair so you won’t be left with frazzled locks. Now all…

Camilla’s Haircare Favourites: Shampoos and Conditioners


Have you ever worked out how much time you’ve spent blow-drying your hair? No? Oh, I did, and guess what? It’s approximately 70 days…so far. 70 full days of my life spent sweating under a blazing hair dryer. Isn’t that staggering? You might be inclined to say “What a waste of time”, but if you saw the state of my natural hair you’d quickly change your tune – I assure you, it has been time well spent! Greasy roots, dry, split ends, poodle curls underneath and a gentle wave on top…why me?! I have spent countless hours and untold amounts…

Favourite Five: Lush hair products

Seanik solid shampoo

By now you’ve probably all heard that Lush have opened a store in the V&A Waterfront, much to the delight of the brand’s South African fans. I used to avoid Lush when I lived in London as I always found the smell of the store really overwhelming, and I’ve heard this from a lot of other people too. The strong scents and bright colours of the products also give the impression that everything is full of nasty chemicals and synthetic ingredients. The truth is that not only are Lush’s products ALL NATURAL (and organic where possible) but they’re handmade with…

Beauty Spotlight: Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer in Blue Jeans

You read lots of hair styling articles that recommend fancy paddle brushes, ceramic barrels, boar bristles and designer wide-toothed combs for the “best blowout”. That’s all well and good, but what about the more low maintenance among us who can’t be bothered with all that malarkey? It’s very rare that I read anything online or in magazines that provides useful information about how to treat fine, pin-straight hair. In particular, I’ve never read anything that offers practical suggestions for brushing out this type of hair without the associated strand snapping and scalp yanking. So, here is my top tip for…