Monday, 7 September 2015

Reverse Hair Washing

Hello! So this hasn't been a huge thing around, but its been noticeable and if you know me I hate washing my hair so I will do anything to avoid it, so I thought I would give 'Reverse Hair Washing' a go.

The obvious part: you condition first then shampoo.

To be truthfully honest with you, I'm not a fan. Thinking about it, this isn't a surprise due to my hair type. My scalp isn't naturally oily and I have dry. frizzy, thick hair (nice). The principle behind it essentially is to make sure the conditioner is thoroughly washed out of your hair, which it does do. However with the nature of my hair its kind of nice to have a tiny bit of conditioner left in (despite being thorough with washing it out) because my hair just needs some richness.

However if you wash your hair pretty much everyday, this could be perfect for you, providing you want to wash your hair less.

In conclusion, if your hair can be left a long time without washing, this isn't for you. If you do wash hair on a regular basis, try this next time, it just might be what you're looking for!

Previous Hair Care Posts:
How Often Should I Wash My Hair?
Festival Hair Inspiration

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Spiced Apple Tray Bake (Mary Berry) | Recipe

Hello! we've crept into September and... its my birthday month, the start of Autumn, my favourite season. Roundabout now Apples are in season, so this is the best time to make anything with apples in. Here is a recipe for a delicious Apple Tray Bake, from 'Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect'.

225g butter (soft)
550g cooking apples (fairly thinly sliced)
juice of 1 lemon
225g muscovado sugar
300g self raising flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp Ground Cinnamon (you can use however much you like to taste)
4 large eggs
1tbsp milk
Icing Sugar to dust

Preheat Oven to fan1960/360F/Gas 4.
Line and grease a 30x23cm fairly deep tin.
Cover sliced apples in lemon juice to preserve them and add more flavour.
Whisk together the 'cakey' ingredients for about 2 minutes.
Pour half the mixture into the prepared tin. Place half the apples on top. Repeat.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Turn out cake onto a cooling rack.
Once cool dust with icing sugar and cut into pieces.

You can see some footage of my baking them in the vlog, here.

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