Sunday, 2 November 2014

My Guide to Shiny Hair: Part Two

Hey Guys,

Today I have some more tips for those of you looking that are looking to get shiny, sleek hair. If you haven't already seen the first part to this post, click here to read it.

So without further ado, here are my tips continued.

4) Shampoo onto dry hair.

Ok, this tip is a bit of weird one as normally you would rinse your hair with water before you start shampooing. Just as you should. But once a week or just if your hair is really dirty, I would recommend shampooing straight onto your dry hair and waiting two minutes before washing it out and then washing your hair normally.

Why? By doing this, you're actually helping to get more of the dirt out of your hair and to help the shampoo, on the second wash, really get into all the roots of your hair properly.

5) Condition only the lower part of your hair.

If you don't already do this, then you clearly don't read the directions on the shampoo bottles when you're bored.

Basically, the hair nearest the top of your head is still quite new and just growing in. Whereas, where your hair stops growing near the bottom of your head, those hairs are really old and chances are you've actually had them for years as they've been growing down.

So it's actually more beneficial for your hair if you condition this all round area instead of the top of your head.

Plus, if you do condition the top of your head, you'll find that your hair can become a lot more greasier, more persistently and no one wants that.

6) Hair Masks

Ok, this is less of a tip and more of a recipe.

Hair masks are initially designed to help repair damaged hair. And being the amazing person I am, I managed to find you guys a  recipe that also naturally glosses your hair as well. Naturally, you can buy one, but I prefer to make mine at home, simply because it's more cost efficient for me.


- 5ml/1 teaspoon of Runny Honey
- A dash/ A few drops of Vinegar
- 50ml/ 3 tablespoons of Evaporated Milk

Step One: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Step Two: Cover your hair from root to tip with the mixture.

Step Three: Wrap your hair in a warm towel for 20 minutes. This gives all the ingredients time to complete their jobs. As the milk helps to cleanse your hair, the honey helps to nourish your hair and the vinegar helps to add that glossy tone to your hair.

Step Four: Rinse your hair, making sure to remove all of the mixture.

Step Five: Brush your hair and then either leave it to dry naturally or use a hairdryer.

Okay, so that's all my tips for now. If you guys would like to see some more tips like this or have any questions, be sure to tweet me @bookgeekm

Good Luck,

Molly x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

My Guide to Shiny Hair: Part 1

Hi guys,

So, today I thought I would talk about some of the tips and tricks I use to help get shiny hair. However, I have quite a few so I'm splitting this up into a series for all you beautygeeks!

1) Water! Water! Water!

I know it's cliché, but drinking lots of water really does help you to get shiny hair. Not only is water good to wash out all the toxins in your body, but it helps to moisturise your hair as well!

I know it's hard to put down fizzy drinks (trust me, I struggle too) so just try to switch out 5-8 of your drinks in a day for a glass of water.

2) Don't wash your hair every single day!

And I know what you're going to say..."But my hair gets greasy if I don't wash it every day."

Ok, maybe it does. But, how long have you been washing it every day? A few months? A year? Maybe more?

If that's so, there's a good chance you have been stripping your hair of it's natural oils that prevents it from getting greasy. Also, washing your hair every day can makes the end of your hair very damaged and brittle.

My advice: Instead of washing it every day, wash it every other day. By doing this, you can train your hair to only need washing 3-4 times a week. Much better for your hair's health.

And before you start complaining that that doesn't get rid of the grease, use dry shampoo only if you really need it. Otherwise, put your hair up in a ponytail/bun until you next wash it.

3) Brush your hair at least twice a day.

I know this tip is just natural instinct for most of us, but believe me. There are people out there that only brush their hair once in the morning. Sometimes not even that.

So trust me when I say: BRUSH YOUR HAIR!

It is so important to do this. Especially before you have a bath or a shower as it helps to spread shampoo more easily/ evenly. I recommend the John Frieda straightening paddle brush for a sleek, shiny finish.

But try not to over-brush! As over-brushing can lead to damaging your hair, which is exactly what we're trying not to do!

With this in mind, your on the start of your journey to shiny, healthy, happy hair!

Good luck,

Molly x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Welcome to Once Upon A Beauty Geek

Hi Everyone!

If you are reading this then:


I am so excited to introduce to you all to my corner of the internet, where I will be talking with you all about beauty, make up, fashion, books and life in general. I have spent a long time preparing blog ideas and posts for my blog here and now I can welcome you all to the beginning of an adventure for  you and for me (if you wish to partake in it).

As of today, you can expect a new post every weekend either Saturday or Sunday, which I hope you will find enjoyable.

I also want to give you a bit of an insight as to who I am as a person, as I feel that any person who enjoys my blog and listening to me write about life and other stuff is a friend. So without further ado, here's an introduction to me.


I'm Molly. Otherwise known as the creator of Once Upon A Beauty Geek.
I've started this blog as I feel it is a creative outlet and also an avid way I can explore other interests I may have, a.k.a. Beauty!

I am currently in Year 11, finishing my last year of GCSE's and I am really, REALLY trying to figure out what I want to be and what I want to do in my life, with barely a clue where to start. But, I am going to try my best to guide you, person reading this, through life by giving you tips and tricks as to what might help and what to avoid. I will also be posting beauty/make up/ book reviews as these are some of the things I really love.

I hope you all really like my blog. Feel free to visit anytime to read my upcoming wacky/weird but wonderful posts on stuff.

Molly x