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If the Geordie Shore girls are known for anything, it’s their tan-tastic love of full-on glamour.

But have you ever wondered what the controversial crew looks like au naturel?

While most often seen with a lengthily mane and solid dose of contour, Charlotte Crosby has shocked fans by sharing a picture of herself with short hair and pared back makeup.

 

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In the post – which appeared on her Instagram account yesterday – the reality star compares the before and after effects of her new hair extension range, by adding short and long Easilocks to her hair.

We were more than surprised to see Char with such a short 'do, but have to admit that the long bob really does suit her.

 

LFW  Makeup – @lyndseyharr1son

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Hands up if your dry shampoo is bae? Especially for everyone that has long and knotty hair, washing it a million times a week can be a total effort.

But, fear not ladies, because there is a new hair tool in town that promises to cut your washing time in half. Hurray!

PonyDry is a new product that allows you to cup all of your hair up into a ponytail, and then wraps a tight band around your pony so no water can get in. 

Then, all you have to do is just wash the top of your hair and around the scalp, and presto! You're hair is washed.

While this invention sounds absolutely incredible, hair stylist, Kat Zemtsova told Cosmo that it's not suitable for all hair types. *Sobs*.

"Kat advises only those with straight hair to use the PonyDry. If you usually blow out your naturally curly hair, it's going to be tough to re-style it after your roots get curly again."

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Long hair is pretty and all, but sometimes we wish we could just chop it all off for convenience.

The styling, the constant shedding, the smacks in the face from your own hair… it's all part of a day's work for us Rapunzels.

And is there anything more tragic than losing the ONE hair bobble that can hold your ponytail perfectly in place?

Here are just a few things all long hair girls have to cope with on the regular…

1. Losing the ability to see when driving with the windows down
Cousin It, is that you?

 

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2. Jumping like a lunatic anytime a strand of hair brushes off our arm
SPIDER!!

 

3. Or when a spider-shaped hair ball comes out of the washing machine
We fall for it every time. Every. Time.

 

4. Constantly getting fluff, threads and crumbs stuck in our 'do
Anything can get lost in there, really.

 

5. Only being able to take photos outdoors on a totally calm day
Otherwise it's carnage.

 

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6. Our other half always ending up with strands of hair in their mouth
Charming.

 

#LongHairProblems #sengdipity #dipnastravels

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7. These chairs causing us endless pain in school
*tries to stand up* *screams*

 

8. Never being able to find a hair tie that holds a ponytail in place just right.
Why is the whole world against us?

 

9. Never being able to find a bobby pin, despite owning roughly half a million of them.
They're constantly on an escape mission.

 

10. Wanting to cuddle, but also wanting to avoid a serious neck injury
"YOUR ARM! MOVE YOUR ARM!"

 

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We all want to grow our hair out at some point in our lives. Whether you donned a pixie cut when it was popular or whether you've always had short hair and think it's time for change, it can be a long process to grow your hair to a specific length.

But with these easy styling tricks and products to ward off any damage, your hair will be long and beautiful in no time:

Use a hydrating mask weekly

Using a conditioner adds moisture to your hair but may not be enough to protect it from constant styling and heat damage.

Applying a hydrating hair treatment will help maintain as well as restore your hair's internal structure and prevent any breakage, allowing your hair to grow. 

 

Be gentle when brushing

Roughly brushing your hair when it's wet or dry can lead to tiny tears in your hair. 

We suggest using a paddle brush to gently comb through your hair, working from the end to minimise any breakage. Remember to be extra careful around the hair that frames your face as these can be extra fragile. 

 

Seal split ends

To grow your hair out really long and create the illusion of length, then healthy ends are key. When strands split at the bottom, your hair will appear shorter and flatter.

Use a daily treatment that can help smooth hair and reinforce the prepare for any damaged split ends. 

 

Nourish from the inside out

Proteins are the building blocks of hair, so along with a balanced diet , eat protein-rich foods such as chicken, eggs, nuts and seeds. 

 

Shield from damage

Along with the daily abuse that your hair goes through (tearing through tangles, tight ponytails, getting caught in your jacket, etc), heat-styling can wreak havoc on your hair, causing the outer cuticle layer to disappear. 

It's crucial to maintain your hair's natural protective barrier when you style to minimise damage. 

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Iron-rich spinach and zinc-filled shellfish are some of the many foods that we eat to keep our hair healthy.

But did you know that there are specific foods that you should totally AVOID when trying to growm your hair?

We didn't know either.

Everything from your sweet tooth to your love for sushi could be undoing all of your best hair-growing efforts. 

Fatty Fish

Wait, what?! Aren’t fatty fish like salmon and tuna rich in omega-3s and at the top every must-eat list? Only to a point.

Some fish contain high levels of mercury, and high levels of mercury can lead to hair loss. Mercury stops protein development and affects your absorption of zinc which is needed in the growing process.

 

Processed Sugar

It’s bad for your skin, and it’s bad for your hair. There's really no surprise there. 

Sugary foods like your favourite candies or cupcakes cause your insulin levels to rise, which also causes an increase in androgen (a male hormone) in your body.

Androgen is known to irritate and shrink hair follicles. And shrunken, irritated follicles do not produce long, strong hair.

 

Juice Cleanses

When you’re on a juice cleanse, you’re on an all-sugar, no-protein diet.

So, you’re spiking your insulin and androgen levels (like our last point), and all that sugar is creating a great deal of inflammation in your body—which isn’t good for anything, hair included.

 

Low Protein Foods

Starches like white bread, pasta, and a lot of cereals, which can be low in protein, will leave your hair limp and unhealthy.

That bounce and shine you want is not possible without a healthy dose of protein, so opt fod foods such as chicken, reed meat or spinach.

 

Vitamin A

While generally a good nutritional addition, vitamin A in high doses is toxic to hair follicles.

A vitamin A overload will shrink your oil glands to the point that they’re no longer producing the amount of oil necessary to nourish your strands, leading to hair loss.

 

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It can be easy to get stuck in a hair rut, but there are plenty of easy and stunning hairstyles you can do before you rush out the door in the morning – we’ve just forgotten about them!

Up your hair game with these cute and simple hairstyles.

1. The ballerina bun
This is so much easier than it seems. Simply turn your head upside down (stay with us here!), gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair bobbin. Then, twist the ponytail around itself until it resembles Lauren's bun and simply secure with bobby pins. See, we told you it was easy!

2. The cutesy pigtails
No, not just for five-year-olds – you can totally rock these pigtails too, missy! These are pretty self-explanatory, divide your hair evenly and secure with bobbins. You could also experiment with plaits or even fish tail if you have time!

 

3. The high ponytail
Make like Ariana Grande and gain a couple of inches with the high ponytail. If you don't have long luscious locks like Ariana, we have a hack so you can fake it. Get your hair into a half ponytail, leaving the bottom half of your hair free. When it is secure, go to the bottom half and tie that into a ponytail directly underneath the top one. Then pull the top one over and no one will know the difference! 

4. The side plait
While the fishtail braid may be all the rage at the moment, it takes time you just may not have. Never underestimate the simplicity of the regular plait, and bringing it to the side adds an element of glamour too. 

5. The half bun
This is the perfect lazy Sunday brunch hair. Still down, but out of your face – our kind of hair! Simply create a half ponytail and then twist it into a bun and secure with bobby pins. 

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