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Hair Features on Get The Gloss

Read the latest in-depth features about hair on Get The Gloss, with expert tips and advice, the latest hair trends and styles and celebrity hair inspiration

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The dos and don’ts of using purple shampoo

March 30th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Purple shampoo is a godsend when it comes to banishing brasiness from blonde hair, but do you know all the rules for using it? Three hair experts tell us how to get the best from our purple shampoos >>>

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The expert edit: Wellness essentials author and skincare brand founder Niomi Smart buys on repeat

March 24th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From a chic water bottle, an ultra-light yoga mat and a high-end scent, here's what you'll find in Niomi Smart's shopping basket >>>

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Why women are losing more hair than ever

March 22nd 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Nine out of ten requests for hair loss treatment now come from women. We spoke to trichologist Anabel Kingsley about why we're losing more hair than ever and what we can do about it >>>

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Why you’ll be seeing the shag haircut everywhere this summer

March 11th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

It's the new cool-girl hairstyle that's perfect for embracing your natural hair texture - from short to long, curly to straight we round up shag haircuts to suit everyone >>>

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Toning drops for hair to boost your shine and banish brassiness

February 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Supercharge your shampoo and give your hair a new lease of life while the salons are shut with these easy to use colour-extenders >>>

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Quick and easy ways to hide your roots when you can't get to the salon

February 11th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

In desperate need of a root touch-up? We feel you. Try one of these root cover-up hair dye alternatives for a dose of temporary hair colour until you can see your stylist again >>>

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The Expert Edit: 20 wellness, makeup and skincare heroes a beauty director buys on repeat

February 11th 2021

Rosie Green worked as a beauty director for two decades and these are the winning items she relies on every day, including a budget eyeliner and a super-luxe serum >>>

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'I tried hair waters and now I’ve got the swishiest, glossiest hair of my life'

February 3rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Forget traditional creamy conditioners, lightweight hair waters are the new way to nourish your locks with zero heaviness or build up >>>

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Does rice water make your hair grow? A hair doctor explains

January 22nd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

The rice water hair rinse is all over TikTok, with claims it makes your locks longer and stronger and grow faster. It's an ancient Chinese tradition, but does it work? >>>

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Hair towels: the essential item you’re probably missing from your haircare regime

January 15th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Kylie Jenner just proclaimed her love for the humble hair towel but are they actually that much better for your hair than a traditional towel? With promises to speed up drying time and reduce damage, we investigate if you *really* need one >>>

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The Expert Edit: the beauty essentials fitness CEO and new mum Lucy Mecklenburgh buys on repeat

December 21st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From luxury body cream and scented candles to budget-friendly hair masks and moisturiser, here's everything you'll find in Lucy Meck's shopping basket >>>

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Why Instagram could be wrecking your hair

December 1st 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your favourite celeb might be giving you #hairgoals, but they could also be serving up some unrealistic expectations too. Here’s why the following stylists and colourists want us all to look beyond the filter >>>

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Why half-up half-down hair isn't just for popstars

October 31st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Loved by Ariana Grande and Beyonce, half-up half-down hair conceals roots and glams up third-day hair – perfect for now, if you ask us >>>

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Charlotte Mensah: The best oils for afro hair

October 29th 2020 / Charlotte Mensah

The queen of black hairdressing gives her expert verdict on the different oils to use on afro hair, from almond to jojoba, coconut to avocdo >>>

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Can castor oil really make your hair grow?

October 23rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Castor oil: it’s the all-natural remedy that’s received glowing testimonials across the web for its hair growth potential - but is it really the secret to a fuller lash and hair line? We found out >>>

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5 steps to dewy and glowing skin

October 22nd 2020

Dreamt up by global explorers Crabtree and Evelyn’s revamped collections are here to revive summer-ravaged skin and hair >>>

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Should you be taking a hair supplement?

October 16th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They can help with everything from hair fall to dandruff and brittleness, but how to know one’s right for you? We asked the experts which vitamins and minerals to look for, for thicker, fuller hair >>>

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6 reasons you're losing more hair

October 12th 2020 / Sophie Shotter

If you've noticed more hair fall than usual, you're not alone. In times of stress and illness it's common to lose more hair. Dr Sophie Shotter explains the myriad reasons your hair could be falling out, from stress, change in the season and Covid >>>

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Hair masks for damaged hair that really make a difference

October 7th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Hair looking straggly rather than swishy? Treat your locks to these hair masks to breathe new life into dull, brittle or bleached hair >>>

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We’re calling it, hot brushes are the future of styling for sleek, bouncy hair

September 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Salon-worthy blow-dries without the price-tag and lengthy appointments? A hot brush or hot air styler is all you need >>>

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What it's like to lose your hair as a young woman of 24

August 27th 2020 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole in her mid-twenties and was devastated. She eventually found solutions - but looking at Instagram wasn't one of them!. Here's what worked for her >>>

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How to work bold face-framing highlights at any age

August 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

A middle parting and a chunk of contrasting colour around the face - it's a look that's back from the Nineties and this time it's flattering for everyone >>>

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The best hair oils to smooth and revive dehydrated locks

August 13th 2020

No matter what hair type you have, these are the oils to reach for to add shine and movement to your hair and protect it from damage >>>

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Hot weather hair: styles that work when things get steamy

July 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

No one wants floppy, frizzy or greasy hair but summer has other ideas. the right hair cut can make all the difference. These are the styles that, according to experts, work hot weather best >>>

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Dr Sam Bunting's holiday skincare regime will make you rethink your packing

July 17th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

There's a reason why top dermatologists don't do minimal when it comes to holiday packing. They don't take risks with inflight aircon or hotel toiletries and certainly don't break from a trusted skincare regime. These are the beauty products that this derm won't swerve >>>

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