Hair Treatments: Cold vs. Mild Day

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leopard print coat

leopard print coat

Coat: Screaming Mimis (try this or this both on sale).  Shoes: Converse. Bag: Alexander Wang (flip it with the leo version and a plain coat).  Shades: Ray Ban foldables

Dress: Thrifted from Texas (inner school girl similar: here).  Jumper: F21.  Bag: Valentino (this & this work).  Shoes: George Cox (similars here).  Jacket: F21 mens (found a huge choice here). 
This post is sponsored by Style Coalition


So I’m trying out Vidal Sasson Pro Series products to see if they can fix two hair issues: flat head and dry hair. The Vidal Sassoon name’s been around forever. I remember growing up hearing about VS as the line to use for salon-like products.  Never tried them but did for the first time after seeing their new affordable line that’s supposed to still be good.  Plus each is under $5 or $10. 
Experiment 1: On a bloody cold day with flat head hair
I get flat hair when it’s straight especially after day 3 so I wanted to make it look fuller and make the blow out last longer.  I tried the Boost & Lift spray on the roots of dry hair.   I am not a hair spray person but hate limp flat hair so am up for trying whatever might work.  Before leaving the house, I tipped my head upside down and sprayed it into the roots.  In pic 2 is the best post sprayed look. No more flat head and the effect lasted for the day. Still getting used to using a hair spray but it’s good finding something light weight with an instant volumizing effect without looking like hair candy floss.
Outfit wise: No hiding day 3 hair under a hat so skipped it and wore a vintage coat, loads of layers, oversized Ray Bans + lipstick.

Experiment 2:  On a mild day with dry hair/need a good conditioner
Having chemically relaxed/colored hair, it dries out easily so I wanted to find a good moisturizing conditioner.  I tried the Vidal Sassoon One Minute Mask on wet hair (kept it on for 3/4 ish mins) and then the Heat Protect & Shine Spray before drying. The hair came out softer and not dry Tip: I don’t leave any conditioner on for over 4 minutes.
Outfit wise:  School girl dress + groomed hair which so reminds me of going to school in London!  Only difference is I go with creepers now plus the hair style is less ‘wtf was I thinking’ than when growing up (I have school pics that’d shock you).

Let me know if you try anything and check out their facebook page for more on the line. 




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12911845471324742172 Eleanor

    love that lip colour on you!! gorgeous! :) these products sound good – i suffer from flat hair too!! :( might try them out – thanks for the review!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing of Singature Style

    Oh my goodness, bringing back major memories, the blue dress reminds me of my school uniform. That animal print coat is fantastic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA

    Love the second look!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04104456121360255425 DISOWNED

    LOVE that leopard coat! You look amazing :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥
  • Melissa

    I just want to say that I love that lip colour.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10973638044630038643 Naomi

    I really like the brushed forward look of your fringe!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Sinead

    So how do these products compare to the Paul Mitchell products you tried a few months ago? I haven’t been able to find those yet, but if you’re still searching, I’m assuming that you didn’t care for the Mitchell line. Sigh…

    I watched the Vidal Sassoon documentary on Showtime the other night. Sounds as if he was truly a wonderful person. It’s quite something when even a man’s ex-wife speaks well of him! I still remember their TV commercials from when I was a kid: “if you don’t look good, we don’t look good.”

    I know that he sold his company many years before his death, but I didn’t realize that they made products for ethnic hair.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14314875198034387973 ZxM Style-Squared

    What a cool look!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02823300931345236055 Trendy Mondays

    Love your pink lip and converse with that coat!!! Great look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01035209489090198665 Rhymes With Fashion

    The hair aside (I have a pixie cut, so hair doesn’t really interest me…), I love your school girl look! The varsity jacket is a nice touch!

  • http://stylemoca.wordpress.com/ stylemoca

    Quite lovely!


  • http://www.fashionsite.pl/ FashionSite.pl

    Very nice :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Hi Sinead – how are you? The Paul Mitchell was about using it on curly hair to makes waves and curls etc I am using the VS ones on straight hair :-)

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    Vidal makes cheap products.. You still look gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02615187084566986169 Shannon Willardson

    Love that coat! It’s so cute!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00215916649156393857 InstyleDeals

    Love your lip color! My hair use to be so thick but then i started cutting it with lots of angles and layers..now when I blow dry it its flat as an can be which is great but it doesn’t show the body and the texture it is once its all done up with hair spray and whatever else you can use. ( I model full time so I like to do less when Im not working.) Thanks so much for these tips! it helped a lot

    looking forward to your next blog,


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16472083874334861654 Asia

    I noticed your tip about the length of time to leave a conditioner in. Do you mind explaining your reasoning behind this I was just curious?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Asia – I’ve noticed that I get better results leaving a conditioner on my hair wet for about 2 to 3 minutes. I used to think leaving it on longer was better but my hair ended up dryer if I left it on for about 15/20 minutes. Don’t know why – maybe it just dries out the hair or something? I was always confused until a friend gave me that advice to leave it on for just 2 minutes and it works better. Odd but true.

    Instyledeals – I know what you mean!! I HATE flat hair with no body. It’s the WORST. NP.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07184101884242591287 GirlsAreDolls

    I remember my school uniform that was just like that in the 3rd grade. So cute!

  • Sinead

    Hi Karen.
    I’m well. Thanks for asking!
    And thanks for the clarification. Looks like I’ll have to try both products now. Your hair looks great. Is there a particular flat iron that you like, or do you leave that to the professionals?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08843052014119217107 Lucy Mason

    Thanks for the tips! I get seriousy flat/dry hair so this defintely helps!


  • http://janetdolce.com/ janetdolce.com

    when in doubt wear leapord print. looks amazing!


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