Sunday, 5 July 2015

Treatment to lighten hair

Many people want to achieve a slightly lighter look in their hair for summer, and over the past few years I have found some things that work very well at lightening your colour at home without expensive dyes or going to the salon. Also, as this is mainly using natural ingredients, it should do little to no damage on your hair.

Lemon Juice
This method works well at lightening your hair by a few shades so that it looks natural. This is also a good method at getting highlights.
You will need:
3 to 4 Lemons
1/4 to 1/2 a cup of water
A spray bottle
A hairbrush

As you can see, most of these items are usually found in peoples houses, and so it is very cheap.

Mix the lemon juice and the water in a bowl then transfer the mixture onto your hair with a spray bottle for complete coverage. Brush through your hair and sit outside in the sunlight as the UV rays and the heat will speed up the process. 
Wait for your hair to dry then wash it out with a good conditioner as lemon juice can be drying to hair.


By adding honey and olive oil into your hair you can make your hair lighter. This is because honey has natural lightening qualities, and so if you sit out in the sun it can lighten your hair.
You will need:
1/2 a cup of honey
1/2 a cup of olive oil
A spray bottle 
A hairbrush

Mix the honey and olive oil together until the mixture is smooth, then coat your hair with it. Wait in the sun for a few hours - or until dry, then wash it out. 

A Mixture of Many

This is perhaps my favourite of the methods as it works the fastest, but can leave your hair feeling slightly hard if it dries into your hair and you don't wash it out.

You will need:
3 to 4 lemoms
2 to 3 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A generous dash of cinnamon ( if you desire a red tone)
1 to 2 tablespoons of egg (optional)
1 tablespoon of conditioner
A spray bottle
A hairbrush

Mix the ingredients together well, until there are no lumps. Leave it to set for about an hour, after which you need to mix it together again. Place the mixture into a spray bottle and shake well, if the honey is not already mixed in well - if it has set at the bottom - place in microwave for about 30 seconds, and shake well. 
Apply the mixture to all of your hair through the use of the spray bottle and brush though hair. Leave your hair to dry in the sun and then wash the mixture out. Follow with a good conditioner. 

Be sure not to use any of these methods on a daily basis as they can damage your hair.
These methods will take multiple applications to see any results so hang in there.
These will not bring about major change in hair colour, they are only progressive, and they will start with a shade or two lighter than your natural colour

Expect a change like this: (maybe more, maybe less)
  • Dark brown to a lighter brown
  • Light brown to a dark blonde
  • Dark blonde to a lighter blonde
  • Dark red to a reddish brown/blonde
  • Light red to a light brown or blonde
  • Black to dark brown, or highlights.
Love you
   -Little one x

Friday, 20 February 2015


People often talk of imperfection as a bad thing, as something to try to avoid, to be something different, but we are all imperfect. We all have our flaws.
Everybody loves Marylin Monroe and she once said "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring"

John Green said "I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving"
We all have our flaws, but they shouldn't be what define us. We shouldn't only be what our 'imperfections' are, we are more than that. In reality there is no such thing as an imperfection, because who actually decides what 'perfect' is. 
Don't ever let yourself get down because of other people pointing out the things about yourself that you are not comfortable with. 

Those things you hate about yourself….:

You loved them in your favorite characters.
Your crazy hair:
Your stand out scar:
Your unique laugh:
Your freckles:
Your shyness:
The way you get excited about the little things:
Maybe you’re a little crazy:
Maybe you wish you could change yourself:
But if you did change… There would never be any good stories. 
Let your unique traits shine through. 
Because every thing you call a “flaw”, I call an important character trait. 

Don't ever feel upset that you have 'flaws' because they are what make you who you are.

Love you 
                         -Little One x 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Loreal Paris Elvive Full Restore 5 Review

I have recently been using the Loreal Paris Elvive Full Restore 5 conditioning treatment, and I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of my hair. After dying my hair, it started to get quite dry at the end and so I went hunting for a new conditioner as my old one wasn't quite working. 
The conditioner works better the longer you leave it. If you leave it on for 10 minutes then your hair will feel soft, but I have found that if you wash your hair then put some of the conditioner on the ends of your hair, leave it for a couple of days, and the day you want to go out, or the day before, you wash it out and your hair is silky smooth.

You can buy them at boots from £3.39 to £5.09 

Love you
  -Little one
For this post I am going to review on the Loreal Paris Casting Sunkiss Jelly.

I used this product on my hair during the summer, and I found it to work amazingly well. I have naturally quite dark hair, and yet the jelly lightened my hair by many shades. However, it did not take it past a natural looking colour. 
The dye has a pleasant smell about it, and so your hair does not smell all day, also it doesn't make your hair fell dry or brittle, on account of the conditioning oils in it. It works well, though does take multiple applications and lots of heat to start to see the colour changing.

I found that you have to stop using the dye before you reach your desired shade as your hair naturally lightens in the sunlight, and the dye can leave your hair looking brassy, if your hair was dark to begin with. The dye can also damage your hair slightly as it does have hydrogen peroxide in it, and so you should follow up with an intensive repair conditioner.

Take note that this is a permanent dye, and so if it does not work well on your hair you could end up in the salon paying to get it re dyed. 

This dye works best on natural "virgin" hair, and also on light hair. If you have darker hair I would recommend giving this a go as a lightening treatment as it works well and wont take you too far away from your natural colour.

All in all I found it to be a good product which I have used multiple times, and feel that if you want to lighten your hair  progressively then this is a good way to go. It is also good for first timers as it is not as damaging on your hair as most other dyes. 

Love you
    -Little One