Hair care

  • 21 Hair care for brown hair
    From glorious dark chestnut to a lighter shade of mouse, there are a host of tones and colours that come under the umbrella-term 'brown', which probably makes it the most...

  • 22 Brilliant hair basics
    A long mane of healthy, shiny hair: it's most women's dream. And it shouldn't be hard to achieve if you follow our four simple guidelines: Wash frequently If you leave...

  • 23 Take a fresh look at lacquer
    Most hairdressers have no qualms about 'finishing off' a coif with a quick spray of lacquer, but it's hard not to associate the product with the stiff and formal looks...

  • 24 Curly hair: challenges and choices
    There's no doubt that naturally curly hair has a character of its own, and those of us with straight hair spend a fortune each year trying to emulate the vivacity...

  • 25 The answer's a lemon
    We all know the lemon is high in vitamin C, and that taken with honey it's a traditional home remedy to soothe sore throats. It's also an essential ingredient in...

  • 26 Caring for blonde barnets
    However much hairstyles change over the years and 'dos follow seasonal trends, it seems as if blonde hair will never go out of fashion. So much so, that lots of...

  • 27 Straight talk about hair irons
    Hair irons have been around for over a century but in recent years there have been many technological advances and improvements. In the past, lack of temperature control and the...

  • 28 Hair conditioner myths and half-truths
    Hair conditioner is a surprisingly recent addition to the standard beauty product range, but its quality and effects have improved radically since it was introduced, and it's now an essential...

  • 29 Beauty question: Is my hair loss normal?
    It's autumn and the leaves are beginning to fall; strangely, many people will also be noticing increased hair loss at this time of year. Let's take a look at some...

  • 30 The time is right... to dye your hair
    There's a best time and a best procedure for just about everything, even for dyeing your hair. It's tempting to think it's a good idea to wash your hair just...

  • 31

    First aid for summer-damaged hair

    Summer sunshine may be good for the spirit, but it isn't always so good for the body. In particular, unless you usually have greasy hair, the chances are that your...

  • 32

    It's summer: your hair is under attack!

    When summer comes, it brings with it the chance give your hair a break. Hair dryer and curling irons are put to one side and it's easy to opt for...

  • 33

    The power to end static hair

    There's no doubt that static electricity has the power to ruin a good hairstyle. Sadly, there's no miracle cure for the problem, but there are a few tricks that can...

  • 34

    Summer hair care

    In recent years, we've become hyper-sensitive about using sun lotion, creams and moisturisers and generally taking good care of our skin, but we don't tend to lavish so much attention...

  • 35

    Colour me healthy

    Did you realise that hair that's been coloured has different needs from untreated hair? More and more of us are opting to add a little light (or dark) to our...

  • 36

    Is this the most celeb-friendly haircare ever?

    It's not often celebrities proclaim their favourite beauty essentials cost less than a fiver and come straight from the supermarket. But they're raving about Tara Smith's new haircare range by...

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    Celebs lend support to their favourite stylist

    Tara Smith must be a mighty fine stylist, because the stars came out in force to help her celebrate the launch of her eponymous, organic haircare launch. Natalie Imbruglia, Yasmin...