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My Haircare Routine

Hello!

It’s Lau. And let’s talk about my hair, particularly my haircare routine. How I care for it, styling, washing..ect.

So, if you’re interested in learning more about it then keep on reading.

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My Haircare Routine

First of all I want to explain that recently, I changed up my hair drastically and it is quite short and takes a lot less time.

The reason for cutting it is I just got bored of having hay for hair so I just got rid of the hay.

As you can see, it’s a mess. It’s better then before honestly.

So anyways, my haircare routine. I start off by washing it with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo

And weekly I use a hair mask in those little packets of the Garnier Ultimate Blends hair mask. It smells great and leaves the hair feeling silky smooth.

After that, I use a micro- fibre towel and I lightly towel dry it, scrunching my hair up to the root. After that I go in lightly with a hair dryer, on cool and dry it until it’s all dry.

As for styling, I don’t really do anything. I don’t curl it and if I want to straighten it, I’d just wash it and blow dry it straight.

I try not to put any heat on it because as I said in the beginning, I used to have hay for hair. It was very hard to comb. I once tried to and gave up because I just couldn’t get through it.

But now, I am very happy with it.

Thank you all so much for reading, I hope you enjoyer this post.

And I will see you all soon.

Lau x

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Trial Makeup/Hair/Outfit For an Event

Hello!

It’s Lau. And in around 2 weeks I have an event that I’m a little excited for. My teacher nominated me for an award for excellence in my area of study, at first I thought it was a mistake but I saw my teacher yesterday and she confirmed to me that it isn’t.

So, today I want to just play with outfit choices, makeup, hair..ect. So I’m not panicking when the day comes.

I hope you enjoy this post and whatever choices I have chosen.

I wanted to do quite a dramatic eye look and this is what I came up with.

I think it looks good, its not as dramatic as I was looking for but still quite good.

And the hair. I wanted to go for something sleek and this is what I came up with.

It doesn’t look bad, I could definitely improve but it’s not a bad first attempt.

Here is the outfit. It’s a low v-neck top without sleeves, I want to to also pair it with black skinny jeans. The dress is smart but not formal so I thought it fitted perfectly.

And that’s it for this post. Thank you very much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post.

I will see you all tomorrow!

Lau x

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3 Fun And Easy Hairstyles

Hello!

It’s Lau. And today I will be talking more about hair, they are very easy and looks like you put a lot of effort into it.

Here are 3 Fun And Easy Hairstyles

1. Space Buns – This is quite a cute look and very simple, it’s just two buns on top of your head.

2. Loose French Braids – This so easy and really cool. Loose french braids are effective.

3. Slick Back High Ponytail – This can look really good, and it makes it look really cool when some hair is wrapped around the hair band.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Maybe you’d do one of these hairstyles.

I’ll see you all soon.

Lau x

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Colouring/Bleaching Your Hair at Home

Hello! It’s Lau and today I want to talk about colouring and bleaching your hair at home. I’ve done both of these before, it’s a little more challenging to do it yourself BUT it is so much fun. You can either let someone else do it and have it come put good or do it yourself and challenge your skills.

I have both bleached and coloured someone else’s hair before so I’m not new to it at all. Colouring your hair is a lot easier then bleaching, bleaching is a little more complicated as you need to keep a close eye on it.

I will be talking you through bleaching and or colouring your hair.

Bleaching

Let’s start with the exciting one, bleaching. It’s a little scary because there’s a chance all your hair could break off if you over process it. I’ve done that to a block head, I thought it wasn’t bad until I really had a look.

If you’re confident and keep an eye on the time then you could really nail it.

Let’s start off by preparing the area.

  • Don’t be in a small room, the fumes can really get to you.
  • Lay down some paper towels
  • Have an empty work space
  • Be by a big mirror (And just in case get a handheld)
  • Set your equipment out neatly on your workplace.
  • Put some sort of pritective sheet over you (apron and towel)

Once you’ve done this you can start.

1. The first step is to section off your hair, we call it the hot cross bun which looks like this;

This isn’t my photo, I think it is off another blog but it’s a good example.

2. Once you’ve done this, apply coconut oil or vaseline around your hairline and down your next. Bleaching can give you a chemical burn and that prevents it a little.

3. Okay, now you can start mixing the bleach. With the bleach you need to make sure that the bleach powder and developer is by the same brand (they pair together) so that it lifts as it’s supposed to. The developer is really important, depending on the condition of your hair you need to choose what percentage (also volume) of developer that won’t make it break off (if you have dry and brittle hair) but also will lift it enough. 30% is a good inbetween but if you have hair that hasn’t been bleached before and it is fairly dark then you can go to 40% but if it is dry and brittled (You probably bleach your hair) then use 20%.

4. Mix up your bleach until its a smooth consistency. If it’s too runny, the bleach could travel onto parts of the hair you don’t want it to, and if it’s too thick you have no hope in trying to work with it.

5. If you have roots that needs to be touched up and you want to bleach the rest of your hair, do the mid- shaft first and after you’ve done that run it through the ends and put the roots on last. Because your head makes head, it will develop faster.

6. Go section by section, using this technique. Once you’re done, leave it on for the recommend amount of time (Don’t go over!! It will make your hair fall out).

7. Wash it out, and apply conditioner because after bleaching your hair gets a lot drier.

8. If you don’t want to put any head on it, then let it air dry but if not use a blow drier.

And you’re DONE! You have beautiful blonde hair.

Colouring

And now to colouring, this could be a weird coincidence if you’re doing both. So colouring is a lot simpler and you can kind of go a little less careful with this, if you’re using peroxide in your colour then ignore what I said.

The preparing is the same as before, just be prepared for any mess that could occur.

1. Put your colour in your bowl (add conditioner or fader to dilute the colour if you want it to be more pastel)

2. Do the hot cross bun sections again, working section by section but the colour in. Making sure to get it all, use a mirror to make sure you did.

3.Leave it on for the recommended amount of time.

4.Wash it out, depending on what coloir you went the colour the water is, will be your showers for a while. fun right?

5. Condition your hair and then dry it.

And you have majestic unicorn hair, or whatever colour you went.

Colouring and or bleaching your hair can be a lot of fun but when you’re using chemical please be careful.

That’s it for today’s post, thank you all so much for watching and I’ll see you soon.

Lau x

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How To Keep Your Hair Healthy and Vibrant + My Hair Timeline.

Hello! It’s Lau. Today I want to talk about hair, for many many years I have been colouring and bleaching my hair but mainly bleaching.

I had long ombre hair which is this;

This isn’t my hair because I don’t have a picture of my old hair but that is genuinely what it looked like. I was using blonde hair dye instead of bleach which didn’t lighten hardly at all but back in 2015, I discovered bleach. First time using it, it turned orange. Bright Orange.

But I was advised by my mother to buy a toner and it would gradly turn by hair blonde. And.. it did!

I used the Pro-Voke Touch Of Silver Toner Shampoo;

I really recommend this product. It is a purple shampoo which neutralises brassy tones in your hair as it’s on the opposite side of the colour wheel to orange. I used this twice a week and my hair was blonde.

I had long ombre hair until the start of 2017 but just before, in 2016. I cut my hair, it was a huge step for me as I had grown out my hair for 4 years but my hair was brittle, dry and on the verge of snapping.

Bleaching the same part of your hair, over and over again without any sort of protection like Olaplex or coconut oil, it’s going to fry your hair.

Coconut oil acts as a barrier from the bleach, bleach penetrats the hair follicle. I’ve used this method and do recommend it.

After I cut my hair to a length it looked healthy, I started experimenting which colour. I was purple, blue, pink, teal, green.. I wanted to have fun with my hair.

Over the years, I’ve done hair masks which leaves your hair feeling incredibly soft but doesn’t necessarily help in the long run.

Right now, I’m back to ombre hair however my hair is shorter. Right now, I am using John Freida Brightening Shampoo which brightens and takes care of the hair.

It adds shine to your hair. But, as this is for blondes it’s not suitable for everyone.

I’d recommend the following products;

These products help repair damaged hair, if your hair was anything like mine used to be the best solution is to cut it off however if you don’t want to do that then try hair masks and maybe apply coconut oil once a week to the ends of your hair.

I hoped this helped you in some way, I’ve learnt all this throughout the years of damaging my hair.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading.

Lau x