At last

Hair conditioner, Hair results, Home made, Mornings, Three Blends

Y A A A S

  
Are you ever just like f*cking yes?! Because your hair is finally on bloody point? And it hasn’t taken days for it to look like this? No, it’s only taken one night, an evening, and the next day your hair is Bob Bob Ricard fancy? 

  
This morning I took my hair out and I was like damn, how, after one night – actually from 1.30pm the previous day, to this morning – of it being *washed and thoroughly conditioned, does it look like this? 

I was thinking how? How?! The answer: Three Blends. I changed the ingredients, mixed up the quantities and re-blended. Oh how I love the results. And I mean LOVE. My hair felt heavier with product this am, hence why it’s probably hanging around my shoulders tonight (massive f*cking yes to this).

  
It looks quite short and bouncy in the photos, but funnily enough it’s long and heavier tonight, which is another first. And it’s incredibly soft. I’m really impressed. 

  
YES. 

Oh, and, camera is on the way, promise.

And this dress was a present from my big sister, fits a God-damn dream. 

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Happy Thursday

Hair conditioner, Hair results, morning, Mornings, Three Blends

Morning kids. Selfie in work. Unpolished. Casual. Hair is up, Three Blends working its absolute magic for tonight.     I’ve got the original blend in my hair and it smells bloody lovely. 
I added a little Jasmine and lavender for softness and scent, and when I put my hair up this morning it felt like silk! 

Note I did a tiny wash last night, put it up, slept on it and put it up again post-shower this am.

 
I’ll post the results, but absolutely loving this morning already. 

Love x

Flowery

Home made, Reality, Three Blends

So the other day a friend said that flowers are a bit of a “cliché, really” and why on earth would I make the associations between my new hair care products and flowers. Darlin. Oh my funny, ignorant friend. My face (below).


Firstly, I welcome the question and applaud the statement. But let me explain.

Three Blends is inspired by my sisters, the two flowers that light up my life. Scorn if you want, but I’d rather you kept on reading.

Knowing the properties of plants and typically the flowering kinds, I see roses, tulips, germanium and cammomile as powerful elements of nature.

They bloom thanks to water and photosynthesis, but it amazes me that these tiny little buds turn into stunning, things of beauty that enthrall with their scent and inspire the world over with their density, potency and dream-like colours.

The properties of plants inspire medicine, the colours inspire designers, but it is the strength of just- bloomed roses, the potency of crushed petals and heady scents of flowers steeped in oil to intensify and draw out those otherwise unattainable scents that made me choose the magical flower as the mascot if you will, for Three Blends. 

Oh and crushed frangipani, coconut and lime is my favourite. Goods coming soon. Promise ya. 

Mind blown

Hair results, Holidays, Three Blends, Travel

I love me some education and learning about emulsions is an eye opener. I thought I knew all about emulsifying  waxes. Nah.

  
Yno when you look on the back of products and see cetearyl alcohol and think eugh that sounds dodge, but no. It’s just an emulsifier. 

  
I keep throwing this word around. For those that don’t know emulsifiers are the ingredients which combine water and oil. If you’re making your own products they’re your bread and butter. 

  
Each emulsifier is different however. I’ve experimented with olive oil-based emulsifier before thinking Ooh-natural. But it just comes off greasy and in the non-absorbent way. 

  
So instead I’m plumping for the natural sister emulsifier. Emu-lotion and Neals Yard natural emulsifier. I’ll post the results of the products before I send new samples out prior to the final product being dispatched.

 
Oh and my hair today. I took it out. I really really like it like this. Big, natural, Remedy leave-in conditioner has been absorbed, and it’s perfectly dry. I know that sounds silly, but wet hair, though gorgeous, doesn’t stay like that for long. It dries out, and the result is usually less-pretty than what it was at its damp stage.   

 

  
But I love this. 

I don’t usually post stuff about my family, but in the spirit of variety, I thought I’d show you how different our hair is, and share a little of our day. 

  
We went shopping. And had really good lunch at Selfridges. 

Happy holidays

Now watch me 

The Motion, Three Blends

MERRY CHRISTMAS KIDS!    
 

 Washed my hair this morning, put Three Blends Remedy leave-in conditioner in and left it. Barely patted my hair dry post-shower because I was in such a rush to get to work (ha!) I worked it through my hair and allowed it, flat and everything, to just dry naturally. 

After 4 hours it had puffed up a tiny bit and my curls look awfully defined. Didn’t think I’d like it like this, but I do. 
    
 

After the above shot I thought I’d put it up because I want my long, stretched-out familiar curls for a family get together on the 27th. 

  
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!!

Abu Dhabi pt.2

Hair results, The Motion, Three Blends, Travel

Winter has well and truly set in. In the UK anyway, so I’m throwing this back to three weeks ago, where my hair was soaking up the rays of the Arabian desert this side of the UAE and my whole soul was drinking up the warmth that is Abu Dhabi.  
In this part of the world you need suglasses 24/7. Yes. Promise to talk about my hair now.

 
What are your thoughts on it? The above and below photos are my hair results after being coated in Three Blends Dreamy hair conditioner. 

In the overhead photos my hair was drying out, three days after being in Abu Dhabi. I like it. Think the sun helps.

   
You already know about the above hair results because of my video in my last post. 

But my hair below was the results of it being ‘out’ of the process I practice in order to yield pretty hair that doesn’t scare the kids. It was also the last day of my holiday, oh and that’s when we went to the Grand Prix. 

 
Holla. 

Or yalla (c’mere, hurry, come on!)

Back

Reality, Three Blends, Work hair

So I’m back. Hello England. 

That’s how I went to work on Monday. Slightly more rested thanks to a totally chilled Sunday (I landed on Saturday evening), but this is how I looked on Sunday morning, after rising at 6am and realising I was grateful to be alive.

I was pissed on Saturday night about being home and away from my darling sisters, but the following morning, I was, in fact, the most relaxed, happy and satisfied I’d been in a long time.

Oh and why the bun? I needed to wash my hair. I actually washed it too, with this shampoo: Sukin protein shampoo. It has a natural, herbal, creamy scent, which I love.

I then decided to keep my hair up the rest of the week. It feels like I’ve been back for ages when I look at these pictures. It’s only been four days at work (!) but I am so ready for the weekend. I took my hair out yesterday, after it has been up for two days.

But after changing during lunch time, for a fancy soirée, I thought I’d put it back up:

  
The photo isn’t the best, but my ends seemed dry, I didn’t need that. What do you guys think? Hair up for a work ‘do, I thought was suitably appropriate and really helped my hair; today my hair has felt so soft and nourished; I think it needed that extra day of moisture soaking in.

So my hair has been up all week. Unexpected, unplanned, but I like it. I guess after a week of sunshine my hair needed the hair-mask approach I’ve unintentionally been practising all week.

Do you guys ever do this? Unintentionally nourish your hair?

Today it’s gorgeous, big and gorgeous, I’ll show you later.

Big

Hair results, Mornings, Three Blends

Big news: I’m launching the Three Blends haircare range! 

  
Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying out a few variations of the hair conditioners I’ve always wanted and I’ve fallen for the results. 

  
Unlike the stuff I’ve made in the past, thanks to a lot of trial and error, I can proudly announce that Three Blends products are flawless: a 100% organic, vegan, thick, luxurious cream that smells wonderful and does just as good thanks to the properties of the oils I have used.

  
They’re made for hair like mine and I can’t wait to share it all with everyone! 

  
The results speak for themselves.

Happiness and light found in the face of danger. Continuing to pray re this weekend’s tragedy – Paris.

Supporting others : Three Blends

Three Blends

I’ve decided to forgo making my own hair conditioners in favour of supporting a friend, and shouting about their brand instead: Three Blends.

Call me crazy, and no I’m not getting paid for this,  but said friend needs help, and I’d only hope my circle of friends would offer me their hand if I ask. And said friend is asking.

I won’t lie, Three Blends is the best I’ve used for my hair and having met the owner, I know how much research the worker bees do, speaking with and creating hair conditioners for women with curly/afro/thirsty hair.

I’m happy to be supporting. As soon as Three Blends becomes a reality, I’ll let you know, until then, keeping you all informed re the results on my hair (too right I’m sampling the goods).