Going More Natural in 2016 with Stone Bridge

In 2016 I am planning on being much more natural and kinder to my poor hair. For years I have dyed it, straightened it without any protection and generally tortured it.

I realised recently, just how over dyed my hair has become, when it goes almost black no matter what colour I dye it and the last time ended up with me having orange roots, that luckily have now mostly faded.

My hair breaks easily and I swear its falling out a lot more than it should – we may soon need to buy one of those special pet Hoovers, despite the distinct lack of any furry animals in our house. Apparently Simon would quite like to stop finding them in his work sandwiches too, but I think that’s just him being fussy!

I’ve contemplated using a colour stripper on my hair, such as Colour B4 which I used years ago to go lighter, but I think my hair has had enough abuse for now. So I have decided that for at least the next few months I am giving my hair a holiday – don’t worry I don;t intend to do anything extreme like shaving my head ha!

I am merely going to stop straightening my hair as much, I will be letting it dry naturally, not dyeing it and embracing my natural wavy curliness!

Without the hair dye though, I know my roots will be looking awful until my hair has grown out a lot, but luckily this is where Stone Bridge hair accessories come in. They contacted me recently to offer me some hair accessories… I pointed out that I have two looks tortured straight hair or crawled through a hedge backwards wavy.

They said that their clips were easy to use and convinced me to give it a go. I’m glad they did, as with growing my roots out I have discovered my hair looks a lot better up or partly up, and I don’t want to keep damaging my hair with a too tight pony tail. Here’s what they sent me.

Stone Bridge

When it comes to hair for me, it needs to be quick, easy to do and likely to last the day as I’m not one to spend hours in front of the mirror at all. Considering I’m not very skilled at all in many areas of preening, I found the Reseau medium claw and the Moana French beak clips easy to use!

My favourite clip though by far, has to be the long skinny barrette one, which is specially made for long thin hair, which is what mine definitely is. For once I have a clip that my hair doesn’t escape from, it was so easy to use and I could clip it one-handed as well. My favourite style with this one, was to wear my hair partly up and partly down.

My Favourite

All of the hair clips from Stone Bridge are strong, gorgeous and so well made. I have to admit though, that if I hadn’t tried them and saw the price tag on my clips I wouldn’t have ordered them. As I said I’m not someone who spends a lot of time looking in the mirror and doing my hair, so I would have thought the prices too high at over £40 for each clip.

However after testing them out, I would most definitely have bought the long skinny barrette one and hankered after the other two. I know however, that a lot of women do spend a lot more than I do on aesthetic items and the prices will seem low to many. I am a great believer though in getting what you pay for, and the quality is definitely there. They are also a lovely company to deal with, great at giving hair advice, and made the perfect choices for my hair.

They actually provided hair clips for the television series Mr Selfridge, and if you pop to the Stone Bridge Hair blog you can play along with them every time Mr Selfridge is on and try to win a Stone Bridge clip of your own. Good Luck!

Thank you Stone Bridge, for helping me to look a bit more presentable whilst I’m trying the more natural look and for helping me to embrace my natural wavy curls!

Stevie x

*I was sent three hair clips for the purpose of writing this post, but all thoughts and opinions as ever are my own*



  1. 11 January 2016 / 3:22 pm

    These clips are really pretty – I’m also a sufferer of long, thin hair so I feel your pain about things just sliding off your head. I love your hair wavy, my hair is a bit crap, it’s not straight nor wavy, just a bit of a mess. I need to start putting some kind of heat protect stuff on before drying it though, I’m sure that is really not great for my hair – although I have it on the lower heat setting now :) I won’t comment on the dying, I can’t live without the dye job! haha

    • 12 January 2016 / 10:48 am

      Thanks lovely, it’s always best when it’s just washed, the next day it stops being nice wavy and juts goes frizzy wavy ha! I’m being good and avoiding the dye still so far… eek!

      Stevie x

  2. Robyn
    13 January 2016 / 8:07 am

    Lots of LOL moments in this post – plus a little grimace about your hair in your Simon’s sandwich. I can’t say my hair has never ended up on a plate before either. The barrette is beautiful and I frequently wear my hair in a similar style, it looks lovely on you :)

    • 13 January 2016 / 9:27 am

      Ha, I know the poor man. I do try to be more careful these days ;) and thank you

      Stevie x

  3. 15 January 2016 / 9:45 am

    These are some beautiful hair accessories. I’m a natural redhead with straight hair and it’s so thick! everytime I hoover I’m sure pick up enough for a wig! As to unblocking the shower drain it’s a regular occurance! xx

  4. Jodie Allen at Makeup to Motherhood
    15 January 2016 / 10:53 am

    aww I think your hair loves lovely wavy – I have to say though, I am not convinced I could part with £40 for a hair clip! #PicknMix

  5. Sarah Admissions of a Working Mother
    15 January 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I really like your wavy hair, like beach hair. I like the clips too #PicknMix

  6. 15 January 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I stopped straightening my hair a couple of years a go as I was just wrecking it. It is much healthier now since I embraced my natural waves. I love these clips and the half up/half down style really suits you. Good luck growing your roots out xx #picknmix

  7. 15 January 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Those clips are so pretty! My hair is (almost!) its natural colour now but I used to bleach it a lot. Then it started going like elastic when wet and falling out… In the end I had it shaved into a little mohawk and started all over – not sure I’d be brave enough now to do that! :) #picknmix

  8. 17 January 2016 / 4:54 pm

    £40?!I have to say I could never part with that much money for a hair clip…especially when I have possibly the most destructive children known to man! They do look lovely though, and your hair sounds like mine! Drives me crazy! And yes, Simon is definitely being fussy! xx

  9. 19 January 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I’m having a nightmare with my hair since having Ava it’s in such bad condition. The dodgy dye job did not help. I love the clip in the picture it really suits you xx

    • 19 January 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks hon, and my hair was awful after having the boys!

      Stevie xx

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