Detangling Brush Comparison: Tangle Teezer vs Lady Jayne

Lady Jayne Tangle Teezer comparison

I’ve been really enjoying the Tangle Teezer, a brush with soft bristles designed to minimise breakage. I’ve been using it to quickly but gently detangle my fragile bleached hair, with much less breakage than the wide-toothed comb I was using before. I did need a second portable hairbrush though, and since the Lady Jayne Tanglepro Detangling Brush (RRP $13.99 AUD) …

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My Lazy Hair Routine

My Lazy Haircare Routine - Luxcurly Hair Curler

My poor neglected hair. I’ve really tried to look after it, but unfortunately I have no willpower so I’ve been pretty slack. Luckily, I’ve found a few lazy ways to try to keep my hair OK with a minimum of effort!

Luxcurly Rotating Curling Iron

My Lazy Haircare Routine - Luxcurly Hair Curler

I’m still in love with the Luxcurly line of rotating curling irons for when I want curly hair but I also don’t want to burn my fingers or get DOMS from manipulating a wand around my head for an hour. The barrel spins with a touch of a button, so you can just clip your hair in, spin and it does the hard work for you! (You will still need to comb your hair and clip it and all that unfortunately – it’s not quite as good as a human hairdresser, but it’s pretty close!). Amazingly, it manages to make my stubbornly straight Asian hair hold a curl for hours, with the help of a ton of hairspray.

Nape Undercut

I’ve been using this Remington Barber’s Best Hair Clippers to give the boyfriend haircuts that are both cheap and don’t look weird. I think he got sick of me demanding a backrub for each haircut, so he convinced me to let him give me a nape undercut…just in time for winter. Oops! It’s a bit cold when I put my hair up, but it’s made my hair dry faster and feel lighter, plus it looks the same when I have my hair down or in a low ponytail.

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Lady Jayne Style Guards Review

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lady-jayne-style-guards

I’ve been wearing ponytails for years, so I have an almost permanent “ponytail bump” when I take my hair out. Lady Jayne’s Style Guards are nifty ponytail holders made of a phone cord-like plastic spiral (“Flexi-Coil technology”), that promises to eliminate the ponytail bump. It didn’t quite get rid of the bump in my hair, but it’s definitely better!

The Style Guards have a bunch of other advantages too:

  • They hold your hair in place really, really well, if you loop it around your hair a few times. Especially the clear ones – I can do a dance class and re-tie my hair maybe twice, compared to every few minutes with my usual cotton-covered bands. I found that the clear ones hold my hair in place much better than the black ones.
  • They stay on quite well even if loosely tied. After I wash my hair, I like to have something to pull my hair back, without putting my fragile wet hair through the trauma of a proper ponytail. These stay on reasonably well without any loops!
  • Style Guards don’t tug on your hair as much as a rubbery hair tie. There’s still a little bit of tugging at first, which is inevitable with a grippy hair tie, but if you wiggle it a bit, it shifts a little and releases your hair.
  • They’re completely waterproof and won’t go mouldy.

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Travel Beauty Essentials

As some of you may know, I’m in Europe again for a couple of months. Luckily before I left, I went to a beauty event where I managed to stock up on a bunch of handy travel-friendly products from McPherson’s, who own many of the brands you’ll find in Aussie chemists as well as your local Priceline. Here are my …

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