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