7.29.2013

TEA TREE OIL BLACKHEAD CLEANSER FOR COMBINATION SKIN: HERE ARE MY RESULTS!

London, UK
before
with TEA FACE TREE SCRUB on
before TEA TREE BLACKHEAD CLEANSER
after


How's Monday for you??
Lately my combination skin has been acting up a bit. I looked in shops near me for some products to try to make my skin clear and smooth. I found this two products from Wilkinson that I paid just 1.50£ both: BARGAIN!

I first used the SKINOLOGY TEA TREE FACE SCRUB (150 ml) and, after that, I used SKINOLOGY TEA TREE BLACKHEAD CLEANSER (200 ml).
I definitely gonna keep using these two products. The peppermint smell is definitely a plus! Now my skin is clearer and oh-so-smooth.

Have you ever tried these products? If not, what are some products that you love?

7.28.2013

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT UNDERTONE FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR? HERE'S 4 EASY WAYS TO FIND OUT

London, UK

Always wondered what your undertone is? Knowing your undertone helps you  find out in which colours you look your best orwhat makeup to choose!

Are you intrigued? Keep reading!


Generally there are 4 methods to find out your personal undertone: fabrics test, veins test, ear test and jewellery test.

1) FABRICS TEST
In this case you`ll need a gold and a silver piece of fabric. All you have to do is put the fabrics next to your face. If the gold fabric makes you more radiant, probably you are warm and your undertone is yellow; if it`s not, you are cool and your undertone is pink!

2) VEINS TEST

Here you`ll need to be outside with daylight and look at the inside of your forearms. If your veins appear more green,  you`re warm and with yellow undertone; if your veins are blue you are cool and with a pinkish undertone!

3) EAR TEST
Basicly is  the same as the one above, but for this method you will need a friend to help you or, if you can`t find anyone around, use a camera. All you have to do is tell your friend to check  the veins behind you ear: if green, you`re warm and with yellow undertone; if  blue, you`re cool and with pink undertone.

4) JEWELLERY TEST
This last method is really quick and simple. Which jewellery makes you glow? The gold one or the silver one? If it`s the first one you`re warm and with yellow under tone; if the answer is the second one you`re cool with pink undertone.

After discovered if you`re warm or cool, now you can choose make up, clothes and jewellery that gonna make you gorgeous! If you are warm (like me) try use colours such as yellow,gold, peach, orange, olive green, cream, ivory, bronze and brown. Instead, if you`re cool try  colours like white, platinum or silver, pink or rose, black and blue-purples. If you look great in gold AND silver, means that you`re neutral and you can rock with everything. Lucky you!

After reading this easy tests, what is your undertone?


7.25.2013

TOP 5 TIPS TO GROW YOUR NATURAL AFRO HAIR

London, UK

For the longest time, we naturals thought that curly afro hair could reach a maximum length. 
If you are reading this post, you are probably trying to figure out ways to get longer natural afro hair.

Today we want to share some great tips to grow your natural curly hair. 

1) DRINK WATER AND EAT FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
I know that this first point seems obvious but is not. I personally started drinking bottles and bottles of water every day and eat properly: your skin gonna be glowing, your hair more moisturised and you just gonna see the difference, trust me!

2) TAKE VITAMINS DAILY
The deficiency of vitamins (especially B but also A, C, E and BIOTIN) in our diet lead to hair loss. You don`t have to spend a lot of  money for the vitamins. Generic drugs are going to be just fine! Vitamins help your hair growth and your nails to be more healthy and strong.
   
3) COMB YOUR HAIR WHEN WET
I think this is the king tip of all! When your natural hair is dry, it is more fragile, sensitive and weak; the opposite situation happens when your hair is wet. 
I also suggest to starting to comb from the ends up to the scalp, when your hair is wet and with a lot of conditioner on.

4. REDUCE (IF NOT ABOLISH) HEAT

I have to be honest: a long time ago, when I was still having permed hair, I never cared about putting to much heat when doing hairstyles and I think it was a huge mistake. 
With natural hair you can also use an hair straightener and have straight hair, but if you don`t pay attention you are going to have heat damages at the end ( i.e. when your hair return curly, the texture is not going to be the same as before).  

5) MOISTURIZE AND WRAP YOUR HAIR BEFORE BEDTIME
If you moisturize, massage your scalp, braid and wrap you hair in/with a satin cap or an head cloth before going to bed, it`s more difficult to wake up with dry and frizzy hair.

What do you  think about it? Try them and tell me if they helped you or if I forgot something. In that case I`ll do another post! 
Have a nice day guys!

7.24.2013

HEAD ENOUGH IS BORN! ALL ABOUT AFRO NATURAL HAIR, BEAUTY AND FASHION

London, UK

Hello there! 
My name is Annie Dago and this is my blog: HEAD ENOUGH. I was born and bred in Italy and never thought of having natural afro hair. It was a taboo and highly difficult to find the right products in my home country. Then I decided to move here in the UK and everything changed. One morning I woke up, I looked my hair in the mirror and I asked myself "why I have still perm my hair? Do I really like straight hair? What are my other OPTIONS?".  

At that point I discovered a new world: the NATURAL HAIR WORLD and my natural hair journey officially began.

I immediately stopped straightening my hair and started transitioning (period from straightened to natural hair).Six months later (12th July 2013) I did the Big Chop i.e. I cut all my permed ends, leaving  just my natural and curly hair. At that point I decided to share my personal experience, hoping to help all the other girls who are struggling with their hair. What better way than opening a blog??

I am not going to share just hair tips but also personal experiences, skin care hints and some fashion thoughts from my point of view.Thanks for reading my first post guys! Have a nice day!


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