Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

I’m a fan of regularly changing my hair, and I like going the DIY hair route. We all lead busy lives, so colouring your hair at home makes sense, both for your budget and for your schedule sometimes. Even my hairdresser agrees, as he often gives me a home kit to touch up my colour if I can’t find the time to make it back to the salon. When I worked as a personal trainer, I was known as “the girl who changed her hair every month”. It’s a title I like to live up to, and I change my hair as often as I want. It’s great to try a new trend or mix it up with an outrageous colour. Whatever you do, you need to make it your own. If you’re confidently rocking it, everyone else will see that confidence radiating through and love it too. My hair colour is currently my natural dark brown but with pink and pastel pink streaks. It started off as a gorgeous magenta, but as it has faded out I haven’t touched it up again because now I’m obsessed with all things pastel. But that’s why DIY hair is fantastic, because it caters for those of us who are keen on sticking to basic colours like Renew’s Natural Brown and the more adventurous among us who want to make a statement, with a colour like Renew’s Mulberry dye. The beauty of the DIY hair colour is that you can choose to do it at any time. You buy it, you do it, and you dry it. Done! My 5 must have...
The Best of Summer Blonde: 7 Ways To Make Your Hair Pop!

The Best of Summer Blonde: 7 Ways To Make Your Hair Pop!

Blonde hair colour is a firm favourite when you think of summer being just around the corner. Where do we even start? There’s just so much we love about it. It gives us that “just been to the beach” look that leaves us feeling all sun kissed even though it’s only October and we’ve still got weeks to go until that year end summer holiday… Believe it or not, blonde hair colour is a “hit or miss” kind of thing. You’ve got to know what you’re doing, what shade suits you and how to play it to your advantage during summer. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in. Here are our tips to make your blonde the best yet! 1. Select your shade. The rule of thumb is as follows: paler skin tones tend to suit a cooler shade of blonde whilst darker or olive skins look good with a warmer blonde. 2. Regrowth regret… Ladies, dark roots are not a summer staple, so make sure that you get yours touched up before you go on holiday. Alternatively, if you are going to be away for several weeks, select a style and colour that is forgiving on the regrowth side of things… 3. Beware of chlorine. We get it, who doesn’t want to live the dream sipping on fruity cocktails, poolside? Just make sure that you rinse your hair after swims or you could turn out looking a little green. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! (Ps. Rumour has it that using tomato sauce helps to neutralise the green. We’re not even kidding!) 4. Make conditioner your BFF....
Renew’s Summer Guide to Hairspiration

Renew’s Summer Guide to Hairspiration

Our favourite season is almost here and we’re looking forward to sunshine, pretty dresses and of course sizzling hair colour. But when it comes to what shade we want for our luscious locks, there’s sometimes a little too much choice and often, we’re left a bit confused. Looking for a fresh way to update your tresses with a great new hair colour ideas? Here are a few of our favourites… Say hello to hot hair colour. We love this beach-blonde look, perfect for summer and for those with olive skin. Remember, the lighter the hair, the more tanned you look! We still love subtle ombre on short bobs! Already got your hair in a bob or lob (long bob)? Well, then you’re already halfway there… Monochrome brunette. Yup, you heard right, not every summer hair shade needs a bit of blonde thrown in. This season, we love the rich browns seen on some of the most popular celebs… Honey-spun blonde. Blonde gets an update with honey highlights all round. All we can say is, we love! Light golden browns. Red not your thing? Take your hair game up a notch with a classy shade of light golden brown! Awesome Almond. We’re a big fan of the almond blondes we’ve seen coming down the runway. Any length hair can pull this off; all you need is a little attitude! Whether you’re all for blonde, hot for brunette or looking to try a little something new, always do your research before you pick and execute a colour. Your skin tone and eye colour plays a huge role in whether or not...
Brunette is Beautiful: 10 Top Trends To Try

Brunette is Beautiful: 10 Top Trends To Try

Say what you want about blondes having more fun, but brunettes turn heads in a major way! Brown hair colour is fast becoming a staple in the hair world with its easy maintenance and rich tones that really bring out features. With so many browns to choose from, how do you make sure you pick the best one for you? Renew breaks down the top ten trends in brown hair colour. Come to the dark side. Rich tones bring out light eyes and that’s a fact. Mocha’s and auburns are best if you’re looking to maximise your assets. Show me the honey! Pair a warm shade of brown with honey highlights for a bit of oomph! Long live layers! Create texture and a bit of romance with long gorgeous layers. Mix it up with highlights to give more depth to your colour. Bring out the bangs! Fringes are hot right now and look great on brunettes! Accessorise. Gold hair accessories bring out the lush warmth of brown hair. Try a fish plait and pair it with a metallic hairband. Smile and wave. Natural waves and a side-parting make for a flirty look, especially when you throw a pair of red lips into the mix. In the red… A slight reddish undertone is great for paler skins, especially when paired with a port or dark red lipstick. Ombre-obsessed! We just can’t get over the ombre. When it’s done well it’s out of this world, but when it’s bad… It’s horrific. Go for golden ends that are two or three shades lighter than your base colour. (Not 50 shades. We’ll leave...
Black Hair Colour Is The Favourite This Season

Black Hair Colour Is The Favourite This Season

Katy Perry and the Kardashian’s are making a statement and rocking their sultry, sexy black hair this season! With Renew’s Natural Black Hair Colour, you too can get the look. Black hair has a special appeal and it is most definitely an attention grabber. It’s magical and mysterious and constructs an image of power and strength. Black hair colour can be especially striking on a paler skin, but this by no means excludes darker complexions. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to remember when dying your hair black. If you have a fair complexion you should always carry a deep-red lipstick and rouge to enhance your gorgeous black locks. If your hair is on the thin side, be cautious when dying it black. Your scalp may become visible underneath and this could contrast too much, detracting from your appearance. Once your hair is dyed, it is important that your black locks are always shiny and in excellent condition. To maintain this sleek look, invest in some Macadamia oil to give your hair that deep lustre. A particularly useful tip when colouring your hair at home is to apply a rich skin cream to your forehead, temples and ears. This will prevent the dye from staining your face, should any spots make it onto your skin. Don’t be shy to follow Katy Perry and the Kardashian’s black hair colour this season! It’s an exciting change and it may just be the head turning, sexy look you’ve been searching for!   Grab your box of Renew Natural Black and begin your...
How To Colour Hair At Home

How To Colour Hair At Home

Ivanka Trump once said that having gorgeous hair is the best revenge. And boy was she right about that! On a good hair day, we feel invincible, like we can take on the world! When a bad hair day strikes, we tend to want to hide and not let anyone see our face (and hair!). I’m sharing a few simple How-Tos which will hopefully give you more good hair days this winter than bad! How To Hide A BHD We all dread the monster that is BHD (Bad Hair Day). It comes seemingly out of nowhere. Everything seemed fine last night. Not a hair out of place! And then next thing you know, you wake up, and your hair is a huge mess. When I’m having a BHD I like to use this simple hairstyle, that takes 5 minutes to do, and looks great at any occasion! The Bubble Pony Tail is an amazing way to hide a bad hair day! You could also try this Dutch Side Plait, which looks great on a night out. How To Keep Your Locks Shiny For Less Winter has a few of us pinching our pennies (because all of our money goes towards hot soups and socks obviously), and I love using this quick hair mask that I make myself using ingredients from my fridge! Do It Yourself Hair Mask It’s so easy, and leaves your hair feeling shiny and rejuvenated. Mix; one egg, two tablespoons of olive oil, a glass of milk and half a squeezed lemon. Then apply to your hair after shampooing. The protein from the egg and the...