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Being blonde has it's perks, but staying blonde is another story altogether.

From maintenance to conditioning to frizz, bleaching your hair blonde brings annoyances alongside the shimmering golden fierceness.

Watching those dark roots emerge while checking your bank balance and realising that you can't afford to get them bleached professionally is a special kind of heartbreak.

Seeing those unwanted brassy yellow tones seeping through sends shivers down my spine, as a gal who has white/silver hair. Banishing yellow has been super easy for me since I began using the brand Fanola:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Otherwise known as the purple shampoo GODS, I was stunned at how amazing the results are. It does dry out the hair, but it's worth it if you pair it with a good conditioner, or use Olaplex

Olaplex has saved my bleached barnet by using specialist chemicals to legit bind the hair together and protect it from the damage of bleach.

The salon Cowboys & Angels on South William Street in Dublin SWEAR by it, and for good reason; It really does work.

I've tried using 'big brand' or high street purple shampoos, and normally they're an absolute train-wreck. Their bleach and toners are a pure mess, NEVER use them.

Always go to the profesh gals for bleaching your hair; the cheap ones in Boots will just damage your gorgeous locks and you'll have to pay to fix it anyway.

As someone who had to purge my hair three times to have green hues removed, it's always an imperative idea to go to the salon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Frieda, I'm looking at you. Bleach London, y'all need to do some WORK. So I was extremely sceptical when I tried L'Oreal Paris Elvive' new purple shampoo.

Only the professional salon brands like Fanola normally work, but I was hugely impressed by L'Oreal Paris Elvive's efforts. Their new campaign is fronted by none other than Helen Mirren, and they have vowed to banish yellow hues.

Their purple shampoo and conditioner promises to "act as a colour corrector by counteracting and neutralising undesired yellow and orange tones" to leave your hair bright and cool. That's quite the promise…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Purple formulas, often called silver shampoos, are used on white, silver and dyed blonde hair to keep them looking fresh and light coloured. Purple is the opposite to yellow on the colour wheel, and works to cancel out the sunny tones.

I should mention, my hair was bleached blonder than it's natural dark blonde tone, then a silver/lilac toner was used.

My toner unfortunately allows pink shades to seep through, but after using L'Oreal Paris Elvive's purple shampoo, the hair was noticeably less pink. I wanted lilac realness and I got it, so it's a job well done in my eyes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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My hair also didn't feel as dried out, after pairing it with the matching L'Oreal Paris Elvive Purple conditioner.

It's only necessary to use purple shampoo once a week, and leave it in the hair for one to three minutes for excellent results. While still no match for Fanola, my hair has returned to a more lilac tone rather than unwanted yellow and pink.

I would 100 percent recommend the shampoo for bleached blondes, or even highlighted brunettes, as it's far cheaper than Fanola.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cowboys & Angels sell Fanola's purple shampoo relatively cheap compared to it's marketed price, but you'd struggle to find their no yellow shampoo online for under €20.

At €8.95 each for the shampoo and conditioner, L'Oreal Paris Elvive allows you to get blonder on a budget. 

If Helen Mirren is on board, then by GOD so are we; She can do no wrong.

Overall, L'Oreal Paris Elvive Go Purple gets four stars out of five stars from us. Great value without any damage to the hair, and decent blonde results. 

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Codilia Gapare, a breast cancer survivor, has revolutionised the beauty industry by creating the first ever false lashes range for chemotherapy patients.

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with cancer in the UK in 2014 on the same day that she underwent an interview with the Manchester Metropolitan University.

While she was offered her dream place, she eventually had to drop out to focus on her chemotherapy treatment after struggling to balance her studies. She chose to use her spare time to create something truly special.

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She initially had tried to ignore the diagnosis, but later had to face the illness head on after losing all of her hair.

"The mental battle caused me to become drained. I had two kids, I was a single mum, working two jobs. And that was my reality. I was so upset with myself for being sick. I was supposed to be realising my dream but instead, I felt like a failure," she explained.

Through this intensely difficult time in her life, she realised that there were no fake eyelash options for cancer patients.

She transformed her idea into an actual product, 'C Lashes', and partnered with beauty brand Eylure. The company have since released the range in Boots stores, making the cosmetic industry more accessible for women with cancer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In an interview with metro.co.uk, she describes how the lashes are designed with a larger, more flexible adhesive band and a bigger surface area to help them stick to the eyelid, and this makes the whole process far easier for women with little-to-no eyelashes.

Colidia wanted to make something that would help cancer patients feel like themselves again, and recalled how hard it was for her to lose her hair;

"Being black, we always play with our hair. Losing my hair was a big deal. No one talks about how much hair you lose though. I lost my eyelashes, eyebrows, pubes, underarm hair."

Colidia came from Zimbabwe to the UK when she was 26-years-old to pursue her ultimate dream of becoming a lawyer, so a full-time business model wasn't exactly planned. Especially after spending years working and studying to apply for university.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 41-year-old Cheshire resident chose to drive three hours away to her law degree interview after being given her cancer diagnosis, and she NAILED it. What a woman.

She found a lump in her breast in July 2014, and confirmed the illness just a month later. "Mostly, I was in denial," she told Metro.co.uk.

"I really convinced myself I wasn’t ill, I was totally unprepared. I didn’t even tell anyone I was going to my interview but I didn’t even think about cancelling it. ‘For me going ahead with the interview was going ahead with my life."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued; "But I wasn’t prepared to lose my lashes."

"When my lashes started to thin out, I bought fake ones, but I struggled because it took off all the remaining hair. I didn’t do it for attention, I just wanted to feel like myself. I just wanted to be me again."

Codilia's life has gone up and up since then; she was offered a scholarship through support network Women in Business to study a masters in Business Admin at the same university.

H​​​aving received the all-clear from the disease at her latest check-up, Codilia is now in the final year of her studies in Manchester. What an UNREAL gal.

The lashes come in three different styles including 'Naturals', 'Lengthening', and 'Volume', and can be bought on boots.ie for just €7.49 now.

Feature image: Instagram/@c.lashbycody

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What are your V-Day plans, gals? 

For many of us, it's pretty much the usual shebang of perusing ice-cream flavours in Tesco, and wallowing on the couch while feeling guilty as a feminist for wallowing on Valentine's Day. 

Ariana Grande is turning the single life into a trend, at least that's one comforting thing. Plus our pets give us more love than we even deserve.

Meanwhile, in Billionaire Boujee-land, Kylie Jenner is prepping for a new Kylie Cosmetics launch:

She appears to have gotten a red lady makeover, and we have to admit she's looking pure Poison Ivy-level glamour; serving Jessica Rabbit realness 24/7 just became her new niche.

We're assuming that this isn't Kylie's natural hair, seeing as the Kardashians can afford wigs, extensions, photoshop, stylists, fashion designers, celebrity hairdressers, etc.

Kylie's emanating Kim's Valentine's Day vibe form 2017, because the photographer responsible for this Kylie Cosmetics shoot also shot Kim's viral candy hearts campaign in 2018.

Image: Instagram/@kimkardashian

While Kim's hairdo is a lighter shade of pastel-coloured pink, Kylie has gone all-out pillarbox red.

Which do you prefer? We're feelin' Kylie's wavy, short hair because it's Moulin Rouge vibes to the max.

She'll be releasing the new collection on February 1, stay tuned.

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First of all, Zac Efron is a human being and can dye his hair absolutely any colour we wants, defying public opinion.

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That said, the internet is completely torn over the actor's new 'do, mainly because it's PLATINUM BLONDE. Yes, you heard that right. Like Draco Malfoy-style blonde.

He was everyone's childhood boyfriend after his stint in High School Musical, but it appears fans have become too used to his sweeping brown locks. They've lost their minds at this latest news, literally.

"I might be unstable," says one fan, just so you know that we weren't exaggerating when we said fans had certifiably forgotten their sanity. 

Acquaint yourself with the new Zac Efron, while you can. Get your glasses out, and examine it for yourself gals.

Here's the white-haired evidence in all its glory;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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See? We never lie to you.

Squint and you can spot him in this Tweet, a 'lil blonde Zac/Draco innocently ignoring all of the fan fever over a hair colour;

The actor is officially a member of the Bleach Blonde Boys Club, and we HAVE to show you fan reactions because they are absolutely hilarious and disturbing at the same time;

The lewk has been sported by Zayn Malik, Ansel Elgort and, em, Pete Davidson, so it's a trend now.

One Twitter user wrote; "Zac Efron dying his hair platinum blonde is something I didn't know that I needed" and we have to agree with her there. Especially with that beard growth.

Another social media member had to use Oprah's face as a reaction, understandably.

"Don't talk to me unless you have more photos of Zac Efron with his blonde hair," another wrote. Amen.

One woman wants the internet to forget about Trump's wall drama in order to focus on what's important; Zac's hairstyle. Logic level 9000;

Some just went straight in with a proposal, which we're not sure we endorse;

Ice blonde really does get a reaction, especially for Zac Efron fans, we have to say.

What do you think of his new Baywatch-style look, Yay-watch or Nay-watch? (We're the only ones laughing at that joke but we don't care)

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Westlife have just released a brand new single called Hello My Love, and naturally fans have damn near lost their sanity over it.

The boyband are set to release their first album since 2010's Gravity, and The Twenty Tour is already the group's fastest selling tour of all time.

Mark, Shane, Nicky and Kian will play massive Croke Park dates in July, which has fans ecstatic in expectation.

An INSANE 400,000 tickets were sold in just 48 hours, so you can bet on their new single being played on the radio pretty much 24 hours a day from now on.

Their new tune, Hello My Love, was written by renowned pop hitmakers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, so it's bound to be a successful chart-topper.

However, one perceptive Twitter user named Aifric noticed the peculiar lyrics about hair which are featured in the song, and now we're confused.

In case you've been living under a sizeable rock and have missed the furore, the semi-romantic lyrics are;

"'Cause you could have someone without a belly or a temper, perfect teeth, hair growing where's meant to…"

Hair growing where it's meant to? 

Aifric commented; "the lyrics to the new Westlife song are…grim," pointing out the strangeness of body hair being featured in a supposed love song.

What exactly is the definition of 'hair growing where it's meant to'? We're fairly sure that all hair grows where it's meant to, it's called EVOLUTION lads. Look it up.

We genuinely hadn't noticed the lyrics, we were too busy blasting the tune and wrangling randomers online to try and get a Croke Park ticket, but now we're investigating the song for science purposes only.

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*Strokes beard thoughfully*

Seeing as we're an extremely balanced source, we decided to search for other Westlife fans (or foes) who have expressed opinions on the lyrics.

One Twitter user @ghoulenaloops, wrote that the lyrics go straight to the heart, proclaiming; "That's LOVE'. Alright then, if you say so.

Some fans don't have any issue with the lyrcs, it seems. Maybe the boys meant it in a 'this girl is far too good for me' way?

After all, the chorus suggests that the writer of the song emphasises that his lady is so perfect, that he's punching far above his weight.

"Hello, my love, I've been searching for someone like you for most of my life, happiness ain't a thing I'm used to. You could have fallen hard for anyone, plenty of fish in the sea…
For all of time, now I know, It's just my angel and me."

The boyband essentially specialise in ballads and pop songs revolving around a (female) love interest, but this tune kind of implies that the lad is insecure AF.

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Twitter had some more…interesting… reactions, mainly from fans who choose to ignore the eccentric lyrics out of sheer dedication to the band.

Others hilariously commented on the fact that any decent assumptions which were made about the physique of the Westlife lads were being steadily shattered;

@Wendybird1 wrote that the lyric is, heaven forbid, ruining illusions about Shane Filan's 'perfect body'. The poor woman must be devastated.

Another fan with a 'wee soft spot' for the musical foursome commented that the lads are…*gasp* 'SCRAPING THE BARREL with these lyrics. Ouch, that one hurt.

Typically, society tells men that hair growing in the 'wrong' place translates to back hair, nostril hair and even hair sprouting out of ears.

If we fight back against the patriarchy controlling women's body hair (anyone who has experienced a Hollywood wax knows the PAIN), shouldn't we encourage men to embrace their bodies in their natural state?

im so real i didnt even wax tichina arnold GIF by VH1s Daytime Divas

Society shouldn't have any say in an individual's body and its preference of hair, but perhaps Westlife like a bit of male grooming?

Manscaping has become a major trend for men in recent years, which is essentially the equivalent of a bikini wax.

However, some ladies love a hairier man. Everyone has their own styles and preferences, who are we to define them?

hairy jim carrey GIF by Dumb and Dumber To

What are your thoughts on the lyrics, innocent male insecurity or just plain body-shaming?

Give us your receipts, our scientific investigation on the mane matter rages on…

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Our luscious locks need the best hair care, so we've assembled some of our fave products.

If your loved-one is hair obsessed or you're looking for a little extra to go with a big pressie, these are ideal.

Give someone the gift of beautiful hair this Christmas.

 Herbal Essences bio: renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Collection from €7.49

Tangle Teezer £11.00

Pantene Superfood from €5.29

Brown Thomas: Piubelle Diamantine Housewife Pillowcase €39.95 

InStyler® MAX – Black 32mm 2-way Rotating Iron €99.99

Silke Hair Wrap The Eva €51.95

Macadamia Conditioner Masque £17.99

Champagne silk hair scrunchies €7.49

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Treatment 250ml €5.99

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Huile Cheveux Colorés €37.10

L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Straight Hairspray 170ml €8.99

Pantene Superfood: 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner 200ml from €4.99

Roots Scalp Treatment £12.95/225g

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo 350ml €11.55

Revlon Equave Blonde Detangling Kit €17.99

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer €399.95

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We have come accustomed to seeing the Kardashian clan changing up their looks.

Notably, Kim and Kylie love to experiment with hair colour and wigs.

But move over gals because Khloe is coming through with a new hair transformation and it's gorgeous.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Taking to Instagram to flaunt her new locks, the 34-year-old showed off her pink hair.

The Kardashian kept her flawless blonde hair but jazzed it up with touches of baby pink highlights.

Khloe opted to keep her hair a longer length and we just think it's divine. 

We aren't alone in our thoughts as her fans couldn't get enough of it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her followers were quick to express just how much they adored her new hair.

"Love this look on you so much," one fan commented.

"Your hair is everything," said another. 

We have to agree, Khloe is just glowing these days and we love that she is taking more risks with her style.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Recently, she went for an iconic platinum blonde look.

Sister Kylie is also rocking this colour and it's just stunning.

However, we probably won't be hopping aboard this trend any time soon, as we don't have the hairdressers these gals do.

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Shopping for someone who legit has EVERYTHING, whether it's a best friend, lover or relative, it's tedious as hell.

Especially when you're on a tight budget, you can't afford to get her a new unicorn, expensive brands or luxurious cosmetics.

We've collected a group of weird and wonderful gifts for that gal who has it all, but realistically some of these items are now on our personal 'treat yourself' list of 2019…

We have no shame.

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Enjoy our gift guide, we've discovered some of the internet's most lavish notions about gift-buying so we're off to pop a bottle of vino for no actual reason other than wishing that we, too, had it all.

1. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Dyson, of hoover fame, have released a new Supersonic hairdryer which apparently dries hair RIDICULOUSLY fast, so you won't be late for work in the morning or running around with damp hair.

It's a steep price, but is guaranteed to survive for years as your barnet's new BFF.

Buy: Dyson
Price: €399

2. Ethical silk pillowcases from White & Green

For the woman who has everything, treat her to the highest quality grade A charmeuse silk pillowcases, for the softest sleeping experience imaginable.

White & Green use 100% Ethical Peace Silk, so no silk worms are harmed or boiled in the process of creation.

Buy: White & Green
Price: €65

3. Belkin keychain USB charger

Belkin has released a range of coloured keychains which double up as a charger, and can be attached to any handbag you like.

The charger works for iPads, iPhones and iMacs, and the utter notions tech vibe is frankly gas. We want it.

Buy: Amazon
Price: €15.79 ($17.99)

4. & Other Stories metallic socks gift set

These gorgeous glittery socks come in a pack of three, and are made of organic cotton.

Why have one pair of sparkly socks when you can have THREE? Simply stunning.

Buy: & Other Stories
Price: €25

5. Estee Lauder fragrance treasures

For a limited time only, Brown Thomas are offering a reduced price on this perfume set of Estee Lauder products. What are you waiting for?

All the favourite eau de parfum purse spray scents are included in the one gift box;  Beautiful, Pleasures, ModernMuse and Modern Muse Le Rouge.

Buy: Brown Thomas
Price: €42.30

6. Hymne Desinvolte scented candle

& Other Stories have such a great collection of luxury scented candles; this one is the fleur d'abricot, the soothing aroma of apricots.

For that gal that has it all, posh French candles seem like the perfect plan.

Buy: & Other Stories
Price: €25

7. Wireless earphones

Untangling your earphones can be one of the most tedious tasks known to man, so why not gift a loved one who has everything with some high tech wireless earbuds?

These lightweight, portable earbuds use the highest-quality Bluetooth technology to set you free from cables.

Buy: www.eatechdirect.com
Price: €65

8. Lulu Guinness heart face travel set in black/pink

This luxury travel set from Lulu Guinness will give your gal-pal the ultimate travel glamour.

The iconic set includes a passport holder and a luggage tag, beautifully packaged in a Lulu Guinness print.

Buy: www.johnlewis.com
Price: €87

9. Personalised wine glass

She's got it all, but has she got her name on a swanky wine glass? Chances are, probably not.

This is definitely a boujee gift for a gal with it all, leave a gas message on it while you're at it.

Buy: www.personalisedgiftshop.co.uk
Price: €11.20 (converted from £9.99)

10. Charlotte Tilbury mini Hollywood liquid lipstick charms

These jaw-dropping lipstick charms, Too Bad I'm Bad and Show Girl are the ideal gift for that gal who just seems to have everything known to man.

A nourishing rosy pink shade and dark berry tone are included as a portable set of the Charlotte Tilbury bestsellers.

Buy: Charlotte Tilbury
Price: €21

11. Nothing….

The ultimate minimalist statement is the gift of… no gift.

For the gal who has it all, once she opens this she'll really want the gift of something.

Buy: Amazon
Price: €8.28

12. Spice Girls, SPICE: vintage record vinyl

Has to be done. They might have it all, but they most likely haven't had a chance to go out and buy the Spice Girls classic vinyl SPICE.

She'll be delighted with this present, any gal would be. You're spicing up her Christmas.

Buy: ASOS
Price: €29.03

13. Seletti banana lamp

One thing we can confirm without needing a single source is that your gal pal DOES NOT own this random AF banana lamp that costs a silly amount of money.

If you have the cash and confidence to match this stupendously ridiculous lamp, why not buy it?

Buy: ASOS
Price: €269.59

14. Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask (Red Wine)

Red wine therapy sleeping mask is from Korean brand Holika Holika, and it uses red wine extract with its jelly-like texture to melt effortlessly onto your skin and absords it to deliver anti-ageing benefits… all while you sleep.

Wait, so red wine has the power to do this? You betcha. Give it to your best gal, or keep it for yourself.

Buy: www.lookfantastic.com
Buy: €20.95

15. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter

This gorgeous light body cream has 24-hour dehydration, smells magnificent and absorbs quickly to deliver deep moisture.

What better gift to bequeath a friend who has it all? She might have everything but moisturised skin is always a great present.

Buy: Kiehls
Price: €43

And that's a (gift) wrap, ladies.

Have fun shopping for the woman who has everything, it's a tricky challenge but not impossible.

You just need to think outside of the box, and explore the weird and wonderful corners of the internet.

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We all have had a bad experience with heating tools and haircare: whether it's burning your scalp or just creating supremely dodgy curls for a night out, it's happened to us all.

Some gals even resort to teaching their boyfriends how to use hair tools to stop themselves from constantly getting burnt, and other gals just give up altogether.

Taming the mane can be tedious, frustrating and just downright PAINFUL. This Christmas, we're hoping to get a gift from Santa which will ultimately stop the problem of tangled brushes and applying aloe vera to our burns.

We have scoured the lands trying to find a tool that allows us to move our heads and hands around without the heat danger, and creates the perfect looks for day and night.

HALLELUIJAH: a new and improved version of the Instyler has just been released, and it just might save your life.

You might remember the original Instyler; in case you've been living under a haircare rock, it's become a huge name by transforming hair into big bouncy waves and straight, sleek locks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Instyler Max now comes in three glam colours: purple, black and pink, and we can't decide which one we want more.

Praise the Lord, no more burns. The Instyler Max has a rotating barrel addition which straightens, curls, and adds twice the amount of body to our hair. It works super fast so you won't be spending hours with aches in your neck staring at the mirror. 

Trying to get picture-perfect hair can be tricky at best, re-creating glamorous curls or straight sleek looks from our favourite catwalk shows seems unfairly difficult considering we don't have a personal hairstylist on hand. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We are hoping (nay, praying) that this tool will be the answer to our hair prayers. Think of it like a mini-hairstylist that you can carry around in your bag.

Treat yourself, we are definitely nabbing this in time for our Christmas party.

Grab your new guardian angel of hair at www.instyler.ie for just €99.99, not bad considering it essentially gives you red carpet glamour.

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Protecting your hair from the harsh winter elements can be tricky at best, but we’ve got you covered. Think of us like cuddly pals who are strangely obsessed with keeping your hair flawless in winter. 

From static frizz to brittle split ends, there are all kinds of reasons why Christmas season wreaks havoc on hair. 

Hat-head aftermath and cashmere-caused static are two major culprits, but applying heat to your locks from blow-drying wet hair also leads to trouble in hair paradise.

"How do I go from Coldilocks to Snow Queen this Christmas?", we hear you ask. 

Introducing our cheat sheet for your winter hair:

1. DON’T leave your house with wet hair, this is a one way trip to Flu Land. Wet hair can also break easily if it’s frozen from the drop in temperature, just don’t do it gals.

2. Try to keep a balanced temperature in your home so you don’t have massive shocks when you leave the house or come in from work: this can irritate both your skin and scalp.

3. Turn the hot water in your shower down just a tad, your hair will thank you later.

In the winter, we all crave scalding hot showers to allow our bodies to regulate its temperature after spending all day in the cold, but hot water isn’t good for your hair, it actually dehydrates it.

By keeping it just above lukewarm, you’ll prevent having dry skin and scalp. Keep the moisture in your mane, huns.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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To prevent those precious oils from escaping, we recommend Argan oil products. Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil has ingredients like buckthorn oil and pumpkin seed oil, which are both rich in fatty acids for retaining moisture.

4. Coconut oil is also renowned for treating dry and brittle hair in winter. Use 100% organic coconut oil from your local health foods shop and spot the difference in time for Santa to make it down the chimney.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7-Day Treatment targets deflated hair fibres—plumping them up for days, some say it even lasts a week. John Frieda, you Christmas angel.

6. Use heat protection before blow drying your hair, try Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day System Heat Activated Treatment. It’s heat-activated, which means the substance is offering a semi-permanent solution to that crown of stray hairs. MAGICAL.

7. OUR TOP TIP: We are absolutely WORSHIPPING Santa’s little hairdryer right now: LanaiBLO.

Keep your hair dry and bouncy with volume by using the Limited Edition Rose Gold LanaiBLO.

Let it snow then let it blow, we say. They promise to keep your hair shimmering and shiny with an ultra sleek finish, it’s also an ideal gift for your loved ones if you’re stuck for a present.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, this hairdryer is so gorge that you’ll most likely want to keep it all to yourself… we know we do.

It’s lightweight, has an ultra long cord so you can dry your hair without having to linger near the plug socket and comes in three colours; pretty-in-pink, snow white and midnight black.

It’s technology works to seal in moisture and counteract frizz, leaving those locks more stylish than ever for all those Christmas parties and celebrations.

Those of us who still have a 90's heavyweight hairdryer will know the struggle of trying to dry your hair with the equivalent of a minor breeze. *sigh*

Holly Willoughby, Dani Dyer, Made in Chelsea’s Binky and Rosie, Frankie Gaff, Una Healy, models Rosanna Davidson and Lottie Moss are among LanaiBlo's famous clients, and for a good reason.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Join the micellar water trend, ASAP. It's not just for skincare, the substance is now being used to revitalise limp hair.

Herbal Essences have just released their renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain special antioxidants for removing dirt and oil from the hair's surface.

Free from silicones, gluten, colourants and parabens, it purely works to refresh hair with gently cleansing micelles for bringing your hair back to life. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There you are ladies, use this cheat sheet to defy the elements this winter and you'll have the best hair in the North Pole. Guaranteed. 

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So, you may have noticed that the ladies here at SHEmazing HQ have a sliiight obsession with all things Harry Potter.

From Potter-themed hotels to Sorting Hat candles, we're running out of ways to prove our love for the magical series – well, almost. 

Introducing Harry Potter hair! 

Inspired by the colours of the house of Gryffindor, the magical look is was first created by hairstylist Crystal Casey created using a balayage technique with hues of orange, yellow, red and purple. 

Speaking to Allure about how she created the spellbinding hairstyle, she explained: "The colour itself was inspired by Gryffindor from the Harry Potter movies, with my own twist, of course."

And the best part is that the HP hairdo suits all skin tones, as Crystal explains: "Since a lot of the natural brown base is left untouched, just about any skin tone can wear it."

And for those of you who were sorted into a different house (hey, hey fellow Slytherins), a whole host of Howarts-themed hair colours have been popping up online recently. 

Just check out these whimsical styles created by Krystina Sporck. 

Sorry, but being in Ravenclaw has never looked more appealing. 

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In recent years, we have seen so many bizarre hair trends, from rainbow hair to unicorn hair, and we loved all of them. 

 

50 shades of… Ah, you know. @mizzchoi, mega babe & magician #greyhair #greyombre #summerhair #hair

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HOWEVER, while these mad trends were very cool and Insta-worthy, we wouldn't be brave enough to try them.

 

 #greyhair #greyombre @studyo_kuafor

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That is why this latest hair trend has us all excited… because it looks gorgeous on literally EVERYONE. 

 

Stone Fox  Monochromatic Ombre

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Ash balayage is doing the rounds on Instagram at the moment, and starts as any normal balayage hair colour would—with dark-toned roots.

 

Beautiful Ash Balayage  #hairbyestelatrigg #goldglambar #dfwbeautyguide #dfwhairstylist #ashbalayage #latinahair

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The hair colour shifts towards a lighter, ashy blonde colour, until gradually fading out into a greyish/silver shade. 

This is DEFINITELY our favourite hair trend of 2018 so far! 

It is ash-aloutley fabulous. 

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