In the short term, this leaves the scalp and hair dirty and dull, feeling suffocated and odorous while long term exposure can result in accelerated appearance of grey hairs and even premature hair loss.
The key ingredient in the range, Aquatic Mint, is cultivated at the brand’s organic farm in the South West of France and is specially extracted to obtain a pure juice from the fresh plant.
This particular species of mint contains the highest concentration of antioxidant and has been proven with frequent use, to detoxify and protect hair and scalp from ozone pollution, heavy metals and cigarette smoke.
When it comes to getting ready in the morning, every woman is different.
Some women focus on the hair aspect of their appearance, others dedicate themselves to the perfect face of make-up and some women ditch grooming habits altogether. Each to their own.
We're curious, however, about how long the average woman takes to get ready every morning. Luckily, Peter Mark decided to do all the work and carry out a survey on the topic, so now we've got all the answers…
According to Ireland's leading hairdressers, nearly HALF of Irish women would prefer to style their hair in the morning than spend time putting on make-up, and three-quarters of women spend up to half an hour daily getting ready.
16 percent of survey participants spend more than 45 minutes on their getting ready routine, 84 percent take up to 30 mins blow drying their hair and 54 percent of women struggle to do their hair in the morning.
Peter Mark assert that 19 percent of Irish ladies carry a styling tool in their handbag (genius) while 16 percent keep a hair-styling tool at work. Sly brush in the office drawer, anyone?
A further 33 percent of women do their hair and make-up on their commute to work. That takes serious skill on a packed out Dart or disastrous Dublin bus route.
17 percent of participants have styled their hair at their desks, 35 percent have whipped out the brush in the car, 10 percent at the airport and nine percent on the train, according to Peter Mark.
The survey of 1,252 Irish ladies into their grooming habits gave us some interesting results, which category do you fall into?
Ireland's leading hairdressing group have now launched a new tool to help the Irish nation get ready on time every morning: DAFNI Allure. The revolutionary product is the world's first cordless straightening brush, and it's the next big beauty life-saver.
According to one-in-four women, they have to go over their hair with a styling tool after blow-drying to get a more sleek, polished, look. One-third of women admit to needing a straightener just to tame the frizz after blow-drying, but DAFNI is here to save the day.
The award-winning straightening brush was created in 2015 by physicist, electrical engineer and girl boss Sharon Rabi. DAFNI has since taken the beauty world by storm, and Forbes plucked out Sharon to represent one of their 30 under 30 entrepreneurs to watch.
The DAFNI Allure is the perfect product for women who want to style their hair on the go, and can save you some much-needed time and energy.
If you're looking for a solution for your hair struggles, the product will save you a lot of hassle in your daily life. Peter Mark's research shows that a shocking 83 percent of women admit to being embarrassed when running into somebody they know or getting summoned to a last-minute work event without their hair done.
First of all, you look gorgeous 24 hours a day, but if you need a confidence boost and don't want to be stressed about your beauty routine, this tool may just be your new best friend. Resourceful, compact and easy to use, we'd pay a hell of a lot more than €159 for DAFNI Allure.
The DAFNI Allure retails at €159 and is available now from Peter Mark salons nationwide or online here.
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:
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Having 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.
First of all, Zac Efron is a human being and can dye his hair absolutely any colour we wants, defying public opinion.
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.
zac efron might have blonde hair and I might be unstable
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.
*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.
Suddenly, my teen years are back and I never thought I'd hear a new Westlife single ever again
'Cause you could have someone without a belly or a temper
Perfect teeth, hair growing where's meant to… <-These lyrics: straight to the That's LOVE!https://t.co/DtaXGH3cBG
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.
Twitter had some more…interesting… reactions, mainly from fans who choose to ignore the eccentric lyrics out of sheer dedication to the band.
Westlife fans knowing the new single's lyric would have some hair and teeth contained but still believe that it will be great pic.twitter.com/ZEXb3xrjgE
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?
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.