BEAUTY. FASHION. LIFESTYLE

26 August 2011

Better Hair....

On my quest for perfect locks, im hitting up every angle possible. Here are a couple things that I have been using to aid me in keeping my locks in tip top condition...
Silk Kiss Pillows
Obviously I have seen people wrap their hair at night to lock in moisture and keep the hair in place whilst sleeping, ie no knots, tangles or frizz! but I was never able to do it because my hair was way too long. So plan B..... Silk pillow cases. Basically does the same thing for your hair that wrapping it does, minus the wrapping.

Since I have been sleeping on my silk case, I no longer wake up looking like an extra from Annie. My hairs tangle free and there's alot less frizz. Which means when I brush my hair a lot less comes out! 

I have had my case for a while now, and even though im rambling on about hair, there's also other benefits to sleeping on Silk...
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Prevents knotted hair and split ends
Stimulates hydration, giving shinier hair
Reduces sebum production, no greasy hair
Prevents acne and unclear skin
Allows for more efficient use of night creams, providing better skin hydration
Prevents creased morning skin and bed-head
Our silk pillow cases stimulate skin cell renewal thus slowing the ageing of your skin
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If im honest I wasn't aware a silk pillow case had half of these benefits until I slept on one for a few months myself. I cant comment on the skin benefits as I have never really had trouble there, but it really is helping the condition of my hair.

 My one is from Silk Kiss and they kindly gave me a 15% discount code for my readers (no! im not getting paid) the code is  BaTBslk01. 

 If you have the spare wonger I would definitely check them out, especially if your on a hair quest like me.





Last but not least is Amla Oil. I never knew about this stuff until my friend told me I had to try it. At first I was reluctant because she told me it wreaked *sigh* but then I saw the rate her hair was growing...... there was no question about what my next hair product purchase was going to be.

I know you can pick this up in hair shops and if you type it in Google a load of places will probably sell it online too.I picked mine up randomly in a newsagents for £3.75.

How I use it 
Firstly this stuff does stink! there's is no way you could pop this on your hair and head outdoors, believe me when I say you will stop traffic, but for the wrong reasons. You don't need to use a lot of this product, as it is an oil a little goes a long way.

If I use this as a standard treatment I use a tablespoon on my root area and massage it into my scalp, followed by a tablespoon on my mid lengths and ends. I then wrap my hair in cling film and a warm towel and leave it on for as long as possible. For me this usually ranges between 45 min and 2hrs. I then wash my hair thoroughly to get rid of the smell.

If I use this a as a deep treatment, I do the same except I will sleep with it in my hair all night then wash it out the next day.

For a daily fix I dip one finger into the oil, swipe it over the rest of my fingers and then I massage it into my scalp. This way you don't get the overpowering smell but you still get your fix.

I have been using my oil for about 3months now and I can confirm every girl needs this in their life. My hair is thicker, longer and shinier. What more does a girl want...?

I don't really think I need to say much else......


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24 comments

  1. I've been using Amla oil for the past 3/4 years, and my hair has grown so much; I went from hair length at my ears, to now having hair to my bra fastening :).

    Alma Oil FTW :)

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  2. The oil sounds good but wouldn't you be better finding a pure version of it as the oil you are using barely contains Amla Oil.....its like the 4th ingredient :/ I would recommend Jamaican black castor oil as it has done wonders for my nasty thin hair! xo

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  3. I think this ones more suited to me over the pure one as it keeps longer. Either way it still works. Thanks for the rec.x

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  4. OMG I use to use this a couple years back. My hair was deffinately thicker and shinier than it is now! But I can't find this anywhere!

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  5. OMG I am on a mission for longer, thicker hairs so thank you soooooo much for this hun! I think I actually saw this in Tesco's next to the coconut oil, so I will defo be making a mad dash for that aisle soon! :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  6. You have really wanted to make me buy the hair oil now! Sounds like pretty good stuff! x

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  7. oh i need to try the alma oil. im having hair bother right now..!x

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  8. I hate the smell but boy does it work! have you tried castor oil my hair is so much thicker.

    www.lookwhatigot.co.uk

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  9. no I havent, bit thanks for letting me know.x

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  10. Ive just ordered the oil after reading this post, cant wait to try it, my hair is in desp need x x

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  11. I'm going to have to try this, sounds great!! :) xx

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  12. Very tempted to buy this as I'm desperate for my hair to hurry up and grow! Did some research and heard it can also make hair very dark, does anyone know if this is true? Sooo tempted after this review!

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  13. I think it can slightly darken blonde hair. It doesnt make dark hair darker

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  14. I knda like the smell of Amla oil, LOL. I massaged my sisters head with the stuff when she had a migrane, she actually VOM'd 'cause of the smell, haha. xo

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  15. I currently use a silk pillow I have the 'silkskin' one I love it, i have noticed a difference in my hair. It never gets greasy at all and I know that its down to the pillow becasue when I sleep at my boyfriends house i sleep on a cotton pillow and the day after my hair is greasy! So its worth getting one I'd say :D
    http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/

    Joselin
    xxx

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  16. Great post! After reading this I rushed to eBay to buy some of the Alma products! I've gone for the powder :)

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  17. Thank you for recommending. Got myself a bottle already! x

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  18. I think i am now going to have to purchase this after reading your blog :)

    dancerocknfashion.blogspot.com

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  19. Really interesting blog post thank u xx

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  20. Hi first time reader, found your blog through the cosmo awards thingy and you captured me with the Amla post! If you hate the smell, I'd recommend Dabur Vatika Olive Enriched Hair Oil. Same company, and the oil doesn't wreak as much. I started using it after watching Superprincessjo on youtube recommended it as an alternative to coconut hair oil for the winters. It smells amazing! I might start dipping a finger in every day now to get my fix.

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  21. Totally need that oil, getting straight on it in the morning :) thanks xx

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  22. OMG I need that Alma oil in my life!!!! Where can I buy it???

    thanks for the review xx.
    www.miss-rvh.blogspot.com

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  23. I agree with 'Forever the Ugly Duckling' Jamaican Black Castor Oil works wonders. Most versions do smell but Fountain Jamaican Black castor Oil Hair Food is Awesome and I also love the smell of their Pimento Oil. Jamaican Black Castor Oil grows hair fast!
    Leilu
    www.afrodeity.co.uk

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  24. castor oil and coconut oil is the best.olive oil is good aswell

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