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Big, blonde and beautiful hair

17 Mar

blondeahirOne of the hottest trends for 2017 will have you setting new hair goals with plenty of blonde ambition. Blonde is the key hair colour to work with this year, and with a range of light shades at Dream Girl you’ll be able to achieve every look from sun-kissed beach babe to glamourous bombshell quickly and effortlessly.

Using Dream Girl products, you can gain an immediate all over golden glow, voluminous Barbarella champagne strands or sophisticated, subtle highlights, by incorporating natural looking hair extensions and hair pieces into your style. Explore our tips for finding the perfect way to capture this essential 2017 look:

Find the right shade of blonde for you. From arresting platinum locks to the ashen gold of a 1950s starlet, blonde hair has a timeless appeal, but selecting the perfect tone for your look can accentuate everything from your skin colouring to your eyes. Opt for warm, buttery colours to avoid a washed-out appearance if your natural skin tone is pale, and if you’re looking for an edgy look, near-white platinum hair can have a striking effect if you have darker toned skin.

For brunettes, the switch to blonde can sometimes be challenge, but it’s not impossible. Look to Khloe Kardashian, as the queen of the tonal transition for inspiration. Starting with her trademark brunette look, by gradually introducing subtle caramel and golden ombre highlights, she has transformed into a stunning, natural looking blonde.  If you’re looking for an instant blonde statement without expensive trips to a professional salon, consider a Dream Girl wig. All the glamour without the long-term commitment.

If you’re not ready to go full on flaxen just yet, a beautiful balayage may be just the compromise you’re looking for. Balayage combines an ombre-like approach with gentle highlights, giving you sun-kissed strands, without the stress of managing unruly root growth.  Suitable for all hair colours and skin tones, a blonde balayage that complements your colouring, will have you looking flawless, whilst achieving one of the must have looks of 2017.

If you choose to make the move towards lighter hair, looking after your natural hair becomes even more important. Lightening your hair can cause damage through the bleaching effect, and although many modern colourists use kinder hair dyes, hair care still remains a priority for fairer follicles.  Pamper your hair with an intensive treatment, use moisturising and nourishing conditioners specially designed for treated blonde hair to prevent breakage. Use styling products with added UV protection, wearing your hair in a cute up-do or covering your hair with an on-trend fedora will also help to protect blonde locks from the damaging effects of the sun.

This year boost your blonde or break up your brunette to achieve a sensational 2017 catwalk style. Lighten and brighten your look, because, as you know blondes do have more fun (oh no, I can’t believe it, I made it all the way to the end without using that cliché. I regret that last sentence #sorrynotsorry)

The best looks for Spring

3 Mar

There’s nothing like a new season for revamping your style. When it comes to hair, inspired by the fashion shows or the red carpets of award ceremonies, we can see new trends in their full glory.

At Dream Girl we love to look on trend, and we know the products you need to get the look you want. Here’s our rundown of the best styles to be hot to trot for Spring 2017.

Super long hair

Get your Remi Silky hair extensions at the ready because you’ll need them to achieve this style.  Spotted everywhere from Kim Kardashian to Ariana Grande, this long, shiny locks scream luxury. 100% human hair extensions will not only look natural, they’ll have that lustre of quality and shine you need. Choose from over 80 shades and find the exact right colour for your natural locks.

Plenty of texture

If there’s a phrase to sum up one of the key styles for this season it’s “Be true to yourself”. Embracing your natural texture is a key trend this Spring. Whether it’s straight, wavy or curly if you need help with either volume or length, hair extensions can help. Dream Girl’s Waves and Curls range lets you choose the exact right texture to match your hair. Keep curls soft and well defined with a shampoo and conditioner that moisturises.

The Lob

It’s back this Spring. The long bob rests on the shoulders and will help those with shorter locks stand out. If you don’t want to cut your hair, remember our Chic Collection offers a range of wigs in a variety of lengths, so you can experiment with new styles without ever reaching for the scissors.

An eye grazing fringe

Fringes are always the perfect way to update your style, and each season has its own different take. This Spring, fringes are longer, almost in the eyes, and they’re barely there. It’s an effortless way to update your look, and easy to sweep to the side or brush back when you need to hide it.

 

Time to treat your hair

17 Feb

tigerhair2With Spring around the corner, it’s time to cast off that cute bobble hat and give your hair some much needed tender loving care. Throughout the winter months your hair endures stresses and strains leaving it vulnerable to damage and sadly looking less than fabulous as the seasons roll around. Whilst your hair extensions have been working hard to maintain the glamour stakes this February, you don’t want to ruin your overall look with fly away natural hair creating a halo of frizz up top.

From wet, windy weather and freezing temperatures to hairdryers and central heating, your hair has been subjected to some pretty harsh conditions this Winter, losing moisture and leaving you prone to breakage. Follow Dream Girl’s top treatment tips for maximum hair hydration, to leave you with shiny, smooth strands this Spring:

Washing your hair too frequently can weaken it, stripping your locks of natural oils and leaving it looking a bit dull and lifeless (Over washing also isn’t great news if your extensions are applied with glue). But you can make the most of each wash by using a shampoo specifically designed to restore and repair your hair. Look for a shampoo formulated to gently cleanse, resurface and strengthen your tresses, to kick-start your journey to hair heaven.

Get great hair gains with a nutrient loaded conditioner. We all know that protein is good for our bodies, and your hair isn’t any different. Select a conditioner packed with proteins derived from grains like quinoa and barley, to help nourish your hair as well as adding much needed moisture. Conditioners containing essential oils like lavender, known for its healing properties, will add shine as well as smelling fantastic.

When the weather outside is wet and wild, and a boxset binge in your PJs is too tempting, treat yourself to some pampering with an intensive conditioning hair treatment. Stick on your favourite TV programme and leave the treatment to work its magic, moisturising your hair more deeply and leaving it you with enviable shine and a silky finish. Now, how’s that for multi-tasking?

After a soothing wash and a thorough conditioning, add another layer of protection to your locks with a high-quality serum or styling cream. Even more moisture for your thirsty hair, your hair can’t get enough.  Creams and serums will gently coat each strand, smoothing them and helping to build tolerance for styling, limiting the harsh effects from heat and brushing.

When it comes to styling, prep your hair with a quick, final spritz of heat protection spray and use your styling tools on a low heat setting. Avoid using tight fitting elastic hair-ties to minimise breakage if you’re wearing your hair up, and you’re good to go.

Banish the winter frizz, treat your hair to some luxury ‘me time’ and give yourself a head start on great hair for the Spring 2017 season. When the sun finally comes out, you’ll be the one doing all the shining.   

 

De-bunking hair myths

20 Jan

Beautiful brunette with long hair flyingWho hasn’t dreamed of thick, wavy, lustrous locks cascading down their back from time to time? Lotions, potions, and the odd old wives’ tale, all promise to nourish your follicles, leaving you with a beautiful and bountiful bonce.

Throughout the decades, generations have all had their own creative ideas behind making hair thicker, shinier, straighter, curlier (you get the idea) From raw eggs to beer baths, chances are at some point in your life you’ll have tried a unique method for getting the hair of your dreams, and chances are you ended up with dry and frazzled hair from applying neat lemon juice to your roots over the summer holidays.

At Dream Girl we’re not too sure about the hair myths. And a new study has backed us up! Here’s some of the myths that have been busted. 

Quicker, thicker hair –  We’re sorry to announce that shampoos promising thick hair do little more than coat each strand with product to add bulk, and over time, continuous use can lead to chemicals building up, leaving your hair dull and limp. But fear not, there are other things you can do to give your barnet a boost. Back-combing is a quick and cost-free way to give extra lift, but be mindful that your hair can be damaged through constant teasing. Hair extensions and pieces are another fantastic way to give the appearance of fuller hair, available in a vast array of colours and styles.

50 shades of grey – You may have heard that plucking a grey hair means that more will grow in its place, please be reassured that this just isn’t true. However, for most people, developing grey hair is inevitable, with blonde haired individuals prone to greying sooner than their brunette counterparts. Embrace and celebrate your grey strands, with shades of silver becoming ever popular in salons, and with tonal treatments available to add shine, you can really make a statement with your grey hair.

It’s Splitsville – Many shampoos and hair products boast amazing properties designed to repair your hair, but in truth, once it has split the only solution is to go for the chop. Taking good care of your hair with a quality conditioner, can help to prevent split-ends, but having a regular trim is the best way to banish fly-aways and guarantee smooth, shiny looking hair.

Your hair looks hot –  Leaving a salon with bouncy curls and extra height from a blow-dry is pretty much guaranteed to leave a big grin on any girl’s face. However, to avoid wiping that smile away, care must be taken when using heated styling tools. By avoiding intensive blasts of high heat and taking good care of your hair there’s no real reason to abandon your curly blow any time soon. Although while this is right for natural hair, we’d advise not to use heat on your hair extensions

By investing in quality products and avoiding damaging behaviours, you can make the most of your natural hair colour and texture, and if you want stunning hair in future, step away from the clothes iron and leave your hair in the hands of the professionals.

 

A brighter January for your hair

13 Jan

winter-wonder1January is a dull month. Cold evenings, wintry weather; it’s as bad for your hair and skin as it is for your mood.

Cold, wintry weather makes skin red and dry, while making hair frizzy and more prone to snapping. You couldn’t feel further from a warm and festive glow if you tried.

But if you want to brighten up January, here’s a good place to start. You might not be able to afford a trip to a spa or to the beauty salon, but you can give your hair and skin a tonic in your own home.

Have a facial

You don’t need to visit a salon to get a facial. A rich moisturizing mask will do it for you. And while you can give one to your skin to replenish some much needed hydration, you can do the same to your hair. Simply use a hair masque or a rich conditioner and comb it through damp locks. Leave it on for ten minutes to help replace the oils the cold weather has stripped out.

Use a natural lotion

Skin often gets reddish and raw in the winter. It’s a combination of being dry and chapped. And if the same thing is happening to your skin, it’s happening to your hair as well. Natural ingredients will help replenish the oils that have been lost. Think coconut oil or hemp oil to help treat the hair and skin and bring it back to it’s glowing best.

Get a trim

Even if you wear hair extensions, split ends will make your hair look dank and dull. A regular trim every six weeks or so will help keep hair looking healthy and shiny. If the festive season has left your hair looking tired then a trim will help restore it to health.

Remember you get out what you put in

It can be tempting in the winter months to have treats to cheer ourselves up. However if you opt for plenty of water, fruit and vegetables, it will show in your skin and hair, helping restore colour and glow. Plenty of vitamins and minerals will restore you to strength and ensure you’ve got the energy you need for the colder months. It will also help you battle the post-festive bloat. Your hair is shiner and healthier when you eat well and reduce the toxins you’re putting in your body. Cut down on alcohol and refined sugar to give the body a chance to re-hydrate. This will bring much needed moisture back to your hair and skin.

 

 

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