Category: Haircare

17th August 2016

Aquis Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel Review

My hair. It drives me nuts.  You know this, I’ve written about it endlessly over the years, and after recently buying it a hat to keep it quiet during the night, I thought it was time to treat it to a new towel too, so I got in touch with the lovely people at Aquis and begged them to let me trial their new, and […]

4th August 2016

Rahua Shampoo, Conditioner and Omega 9 Mask

I’ve got backups, don’t worry!  I love this range.  And luckily for me, my hair loves it too.  My hair is coloured, porous and prone to frizziness, and Rahua hair products deal with it admirably.  Rahua nut oil is well-known for its hair care properties owing the small size of the molecules which help it penetrate the hair shaft, and the basic Rahua range (as […]

28th July 2016

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Multi-Benefit Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque

This review is so overdue that it’s a little embarrassing! However, since the Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Multi-Benefit range arrived, it’s definitely become a staple, and I’ve got through backups of everything pictured here.  It’s a great range. Long cult products in the US, I think there were lots of us UK beauty bloggers who were super-excited to see  Shea Moisture finally make it […]

26th July 2016

Silke London – Isla Silk Hair Wrap

 My hair has a mind of its own.  It’s fine – but there is a hell of a lot of it – and it is by turns frizzy, wavy, flat in parts and curly in others, occasionally all of them at once, but the thing it most likes to be is ENORMOUS. I am always looking for ways to keep it under control.  Since it […]

19th October 2015

How to deal with annoyingly frizzy and wavy hair

 My hair is one of the banes of my existence. It’s wavy, it’s frizzy, and it’s a bit curly.  This was it a few years ago when I attempted a quick blow dry, something I’ve not bothered even trying to do since.  It’s big, my hair, and not in a good way, it simply wants to fill the room with itself, and choke anyone who […]

3rd August 2015

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask and Cleansing Scrub

 Whenever I travel to Paris (which is not nearly often enough), I spend a lot of time in the pharmacies around the city, picking things up, attempting to make sense of the labels, and putting things back down again in mild befuddlement.  Admittedly, this is because I don’t really speak any French outside of restaurant menus (I’m better on German, Spanish and Portuguese), and so […]

17th June 2015

Phytoplage Sun Protectant Hair Oil and Recovery Mask

Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed there’s a bit of a theme this week … holidays!  This is because I’m preparing to head off into the sunshine for a while, and, in typical “me” fashion, I’m concentrating on the products I’ll be packing instead of the clothes … (I hate summer clothes generally, it’s always a problem when you basically dress in black all year round!). […]

8th May 2015

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum – Get Lippie Hall of Fame

Apparently, just writing “I LOVE THIS STUFF” doesn’t make for a proper review, but I’ve always been a bit woolly on what constitutes a real, “proper” review, so that will have to do.  I’ve tried other hair serums, of course, but only the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny seems to weigh my hair down enough to keep it from frizzing up at even the tiniest opportunity, […]

6th May 2015

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo and Conditioner

 Kalahari melon.  Apparently, they’re a melon that grows in the desert, and an extract from their seeds has made it possible for Liz Earle to re-release their haircare range.  Initially rather underwhelmed when the Liz Earle haircare offering was just the shampoo alone, I’ve found using it in conjunction with the new conditioners is actually really good for my slightly coarse, definitely frizzy and (slightly) […]

22nd August 2014

Everyday Essentials: Dove Advanced Hair Series – Pure Care Dry Oil

By Get Lippie I just can’t get that excited about expensive hair care, I’m afraid. Give me a £36 lipstick, or a £250 perfume, and I can justify that to myself (not so much my bank manager, admittedly), but a £30 shampoo?  Something that just goes down the drain?  Man, I have a hard time thinking about that.  Ironically, a £20 shower gel (something else […]

3rd February 2014

BaByliss Pro Perfect Curl

   Somewhere, down deep inside Lippie Mansions is a graveyard.  A dark and forbidding place, it is where hair gadgets go to die.  There are straighteners, wands, tongs, dryers, brushes, brushes that spin, brushes that don’t spin but do heat up, special combs of all kinds, heated curlers, rollers what you are supposed to sleep in, bits of string you’re meant to tie your curls […]

22nd August 2013

Aesop Shine Oil

I’ve been styling my hair curly recently, and I’ve found that it always tends to lead to dryness at the ends.  Luckily, this turned up recently, and I’m a little bit in love with it. It’s an extremely lightweight oil, that spreads easily in the hair – you just need two or three drops which you spread over your palms, then smooth lightly through the […]