Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

76 FREE FROM FRIZZ What is the most effective way to reduce frizz? The first thing to remember is flyaways are different to frizz! Everyone will naturally have a few because of regrowth. Flyaways are mainly caused by hair breakage and to help prevent this, use a good brush to release any knots before you wash it. Once washed, use a comb to style your hair before using a hair dryer. Avoid using a hairbrush on wet hair as it’s so much weaker and also ensure your hair is dry before sleeping. If you wear your hair in a bun or a ponytail, use a hair scrunchie instead of a band to put less pressure on your hair. Frizz often means you have a natural curl pattern; try looking into the curly girl method to enhance your curls or waves. Use a co-wash conditioner and a Denman D3 brush to define those wet curls, then add curl cream and a mousse before using a low-energy setting on your diffuser to gently dry your hair. Hair that’s very dry or damaged can also cause frizz. Use a hair mask weekly if this sounds like you – I love the Living Proof Triple Bond Complex. Argan oil and black seed oil are the best options for adding shine and nourishment to hair. Apply through the lengths of your hair and leave for more than two hours before washing. It’s even better to wait overnight; remember to pop a shower cap on to protect your bedding! Another forever staple in my kit is the Moroccanoil Treatment, a small amount smoothed through your ends after styling works a treat. Another contributor to damaged hair is the excessive use of hair tools. So set the tools to 180 degrees so it’s not too hot and keep your hair dryer setting to a medium heat – ensure you’re always using a heat protectant spray or serum. If you see frizz through your ends, trust your hairdresser to trim away as much as needed so your hair looks healthier and thicker. Hollie Danby | Hollie Danby Hair & Makeup ALL ABOUT THAT BASE How do I get my skin looking its best in the run-up to my big day, and what products do you recommend for a flawless base? Begin preparing the skin at least two weeks before your make-up trial. Start cleansing your face with a gentle creamy cleanser such as BYBI’s Milk Melt or Garnier’s Micellar Water Facial Cleanser in the mornings and evenings. Always aim to exfoliate twice a week. Often dead skin builds and is usually mistaken as dry skin and can cause make-up to appear patchy – I recommend the Lotus Scrub by AlumierMD. Aim to incorporate a serum, such as The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother or the Zo Skin Health Growth Factor Serum. This should be dotted onto the skin lightly with your fingertips. Once a serum is regularly included in a skincare routine, your moisturiser will absorb much quicker. I recommend using AlumierMD Sheer Hydration SPF 40 all year round followed by a primer such as Trinny London Miracle Blur. Always use a separate eye cream. The AlumierMD AluminEye is perfect for reducing dark areas and works well under make-up. Use a daily lip balm such as Albus & Flora’s Mountain Rose for a soft pink tint to the lips. Professional facials or even massages shouldn’t be booked in the two weeks leading up to the wedding or make-up trial to avoid drawing out too many toxins. Finally, never underestimate the benefits of drinking plenty of water as it makes such a difference to the skin, as does cutting down on your salt intake. It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your skin. Jess Robinson | Model Makeovers |