Hair envy is a condition as old as time, women through the centuries have been envying their neighbour’s glorious texture.

But who could fault straight-haired ladies for wanting a divine halo of silky curls?  In fact, according to a survey by L’Oreal Paris, 80% of women crave waves.

Expert tips to a bouncy, soft and touchable head of gorgeous waves:

1.  Mousse

You need a styling product that encourages the curl and holds the set.  Mousse thickens the cuticle and alters the texture slightly, so hair responds better to heat. Use a palm-sized amount for you whole head, more if you hair is long.

2.  Application

The best time to use a curl product is when your hair is towel dried and at least 70% wet.  The water helps distribute it evenly from the roots to tips, so curls dry uniformly.

3.  Don’t miss a spot

Curling sections underneath will bolster the ones on top.  If you have fine hair, you have to curl the whole head with a small iron to get it to wave.  Allow the bottom layers to cool before you do the top.

4.  Heat

Adequate heat makes all the difference between soft, shapely curls and sad, droopy ones.  Remember thick hair requires higher temperatures (180 degrees Celsius), while thin hair responds to a lower heat setting (less than 150 degrees Celsius).  To avoid excessive damage to your hair, always use a heat protectant first.

5.  The weather

If it’s humid and raining, don’t even bother curling your hair, save the curls for a night out instead!

Richelle Frith offers cosmetic injectables at Twisted Desire every month.  We have received such a great interest and take-up from our Twisted Sisters out there (have you not noticed these gorgeous woman out there, looking a bit younger ☺)

Richelle and her business partner, Dr Kate Howson, have 18 years combined experience in the cosmetic injectables industry.

They are trained in all the latest advancements and technology available, therefore can offer you the latest treatments and highest level of service.

Here’s how it works

Restylane dermal fillers are injected under the skin’s surface to fill out lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries.

As we age skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, this causes lines and wrinkles.  Our bones, muscles and fat pads also change, affecting our facial shape and volume.

Restylane dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and combined with a unique stabilisation process called NASHA* technology and are designed to resemble your body’s own natural hyaluronic acid and add volume to enhance facial contours, restoring your natural and youthful appearance

Got a couple of questions that need answering?

Thought so….that’s why we have brought them to you.  Check out the most googled beauty questions from a couple of countries.

France –When does makeup expire?

Play it extra safe with anything that goes on or around the eye,  toss mascara, liquid eyeliners, and concealers after three months.  Anything liquid, from skin creams to makeup, should be trashed after a year (or as soon as it separates), while powder and shadow can stay fresh for up to two years and sanitize brushes and tools weekly.

Brazil – How often to shampoo hair?

Women with a lot of sebum production benefit from daily cleansing. Drier hair types can do with as little as once a week.

Australia – Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?

Water causes strands to swell; over time, this could weaken hair from the inside out.  The healthiest option, if not the speediest, is to dry on the lowest heat setting, with the dryer held at least six inches away from the head.

IndiaWhich vitamins are good for hair & skin?

Load up on vitamin C, which supports collagen production, as well as on omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, improve elasticity, and help the skin maintain hydration. Antioxidant-rich foods—think berries and veggies such as beans, artichokes, and russet potatoes—reduce free-radical stress in the body as well as the skin. Both Zinc and B complex vitamins, are excellent hair helpers that up shine, reduce breakage, and increase moisture retention and vitamin E gives an extra boost to strands too.

United Arab Emirates What are makeup basics every girl should have?

Products that do double duty are heroes, go-to minimal essentials are a cheek/lip tint, an ultra blendable concealer that can double as a foundation, a smudgy  pencil that can create a fine line or a smoky eye, plus a mascara. Then add your personal preferences, such as a highlighter for more glow or a brow pencil for arch definition.