My first grey hair

Growing old is something that is inevitable for all of us. There’s no avoiding it. No magic clock to turn back time. There is however, an abundance of anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes available! The day before I ran the London Marathon I was standing in the bathroom of my Premier Inn hotel room staring into the mirror when something caught my eye. At first I thought it was just the lighting, but upon closer inspection I discovered my first grey hair! A long silvery strand of hair that resembled thread you’d find me using on my sewing machine! There… [Read More]

Can Hair Loss Be Reversed?

Many individuals consider their hair as a source of beauty, this makes hair loss a very dreaded, yet common condition. Asides considered a source of beauty, hairs are often seen as a sign of youth and good health. Hair loss may be due to some physical, social and psychological processes. Common Causes of Hair Loss In reality, men lose hair more than women, however, both sexes do lose hair, and for different reasons too. This list contains, but is not limited to the common reasons for loss of hair. Male pattern baldness  Pattern hair loss is one of the most… [Read More]

Hair Care Tips for Busy Mums *

As a mum it can be hard to juggle all of the things that life throws at you. In between working, looking after your kids, keeping your home tidy and clean, as well as keeping up with the washing, packed lunches and food shopping, you have to try and find the time to look after yourself. I like to look as good as possible. That’s not to say that I spend hours in the bathroom preening myself to within an inch of my life. I mean seriously, who has time for that? I know I don’t! My go-to look is… [Read More]

Boys can’t have long hair mummy!

Isn’t it funny how children perceive the world. I often wonder where they get their ideas from. How their thought process works. Last week I was watching the live stage show version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with our twin girls. It’s one of our favourite films of all time.  Towards the end when the Beast is transformed back into the prince, he appears with his long brown hair in a long slung ponytail.  R, turned and asked me if the Prince was a girl. I said no, he’s a boy and I asked her why she thought that…. [Read More]

Vosene Kids Review

Looking after my children’s hair can be tricky at times. Our twin girls have very different hair types. M’s hair is quite fine, very straight and very easy to look after. It hardly ever gets knotted. R’s hair on the other hand is the complete opposite. She has curls, it’s quite thick and it gets very tangled and knotty. Brushing it can be a nightmare, even washing it actually as she’s not keen on that either! When the lovely people over at Vosene offered to send me some products to try out I was keen to give them a try. … [Read More]

Yes, I’m that twin mum!

Yup, that’s me! Sitting on the floor with my children whilst you sit on the edge watching your children from afar. I can see you, casting your disapproving glances in my direction. My hair’s wet, because rather than spend the time drying and styling it, I sat with my children and read to them, watched TV with them and talked with them. I’m sorry if my wet hair, dirty jeans and tattooed appearance offends you, but your attitude offends me. Whilst you sit and natter drinking your skinny latte and gossiping, I’m spending time playing with my children. Making sure… [Read More]

Mummy, why do you have no hair there?

Neither of my children have actually come out and asked me this question because they’ve not long turned two, but for all intense and purpose this is a very sensible, important and albeit amusing question that my children may one day ask me! I make no efforts to hide myself away from my children when I’m in the shower and neither does my husband. I don’t feel the need to and like many parents I imagine, I always have an audience when sat on the toilet! I read an article in Glamour magazine a few months ago written by Dawn… [Read More]

90s Nostalgia

imagemajestic/ The Spice Girls, Gameboys and Adidas shell suits. Although these diverse yet legendary things are seemingly unrelated, they do in fact have one thing in common; they were all established in the 90s. Let’s have a look at some of the other gems to have come out of one of the most fun-filled decades to date… Hair mascara A cheap and effective alternative to permanent highlights, this handy hair product was an absolute must-have for the annual school disco. Sunny Delight Despite being rumoured to contain washing powder and various other products unsuitable for human consumption, this orange-flavoured drink was… [Read More]

Popband Hairbands and Headbands Review

I was recently sent some hairbands and headbands to review from popband. The Popband website says: Popbands soft, stretchy and ‘no dent’ hairbands hold hair up tight and still leave it fresh and kink-free when you take it down! I agree that they are soft and stretchy and although they did leave a slight kink in my hair after overnight use, the kink was certainly less than that of a normal hairband. Available to buy as individuals or as a twin set of hair and head bands, I was sent the pink panther style and a mint coloured set. The… [Read More]