Argan Oil Review. 

I have a bit of an obsession with dewy, flowing faces, smooth and soft skin, and glossy, silky hair…. Basically all things ‘hydration’!! With this in mind, I always jump at anything that claims to offer a good shot of hydration. 

I think it’s safe to say that most of us associate quality with price… High price – high quality. Low price – low quality. Right? Wrong. 

My aunty was recently telling my mum all about these new hair products she had tried and loved! They’re basically a range of Argan Oil hair products which sounds all very normal and well with the world going Argan Oil mad at the moment.. But there’s a catch. 

These products are from POUND LAND! Yep, pound land. A pound each. 100 pence. They can’t be any good, surely? Wrong again. I’ve started using this range out of curiousity and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. When it comes to my hair, I usually splash out a little and use Bed Head or Wella products because I assume they’re better for my bleached hair. 

Here’s a few products that I’ve purchased (note that there is a few more that I’m yet to try in this range!) 

   Shampoo, conditioner, treatment mask and heat defence leave in spray.

   

  

The shampoo and conditioner do feel a little runny but it’s not a problem once the product actually hits your hair. The shampoo still lathers up and the conditioner still coats the hair nicely. 

  
The mask is creamy and oily in a nice way. After soaking my hair in this for a while whilst I was in the bath, my hair was left luscious and silky and with a healthy gloss. 

   

This leave in spray is the perfect finish before blow drying and styling your hair. It’s always a good idea to defend your hair from the every day styling heat and a little extra moisture to get you through the day is only a good thing. 

All in all, I’d give these products an 7/10. They have brilliant hydrating properties and have left my bleached hair feeling lovely. They’re also amazing considering the rediculously low price! They also small fantastic.  The only down side is the runnyness which takes away a certain hint of luxury and means you have to use more product than normal. I would definitely recommend getting down to your local pound shop/pound land/ b&m etc and picking some of this up! 

Hels x 

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Water: Why We Should ALL Be Drinking More.

We all know the importance of keeping hydrated with plenty of water, so why is it that at least one in five women in the UK consumes less than the recommended daily intake?

Government guidelines suggest 2 litres for men, and 1.6 litres for women as a daily minimum but many doctors and researchers suggest up to 3 litres per day. Personally, 1.6 litres wouldn’t be nearly enough for me. I probably drink around 2 litres of water plus 4 cups of green tea per day and I very much notice when I’ve not had enough! My skin starts to feel tight and I feel lethargic and fatigued.

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There are many health benefits linked to drinking plenty of water. The adult human body is made up of up to 60% water and every system and function of our body depends on H2o. It flushes toxins from the vital organs, carries nutrients to cells, provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues and eliminates waste from the body. When you starve yourself of the sufficient amount of water, all of these functions become impaired.

Water acts as a lubricant within the body, even encouraging better flexibility in the joints which is beneficial for everyone of all ages. It has natural stress receiving properties, even just the sound of waves or running water triggers a soothing response in the body and lowers stress.

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Aside from the medical benefits, drinking plenty of water comes with many beauty benefits. It keeps skin youthful and less likely to dry out, therefore plumping the appearance of wrinkles and giving a dewy look. It creates a glossy hydrated look on the hair and keeps the cuticles hydrated.

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It helps to burn fat and contains no calories. It also helps build healthy muscle as it carries oxygen to the cells that build and strengthen the muscle tissue. An imbalance if electrolytes leads to discomfort, such a muscle fatigue – drinking water helps maintain this proper balance needed to strengthen muscles. And we all know the importance of hydrating throughout a workout, particularly cardiovascular where you’re loosing fluids through sweat.

Water has healing properties and can help the body heal faster when sick or undergoing treatments. It helps to protect the bodies organs and tissues and helps lessen the burden on your kidneys and liver to flush out toxins and other waste products.

These are just some of the main benefits – there is an endless amount of benefits from drinking water. It is such a basic thing that we all take for granted yet it is so important to make your body function well. I challenge all of my readers to drink 3 litres of water per day for the next month, and see if you feel any differences. Let me know in the comments below.

Tips For Drinking More Water
• Infuse for a few hours with different flavours – citrus fruits, strawberries, ginger, cucumber, mint leaves… These all contribute their own health benefits whilst making your water a bit more interesting.

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• Work out how much you should be drinking each hour and mark it off on a large bottle, that way you’ll know you’re on track and won’t feel the need to down a tone of water in the evening!

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