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#BeautyCrush: Great hair day… every day!

Ladies, thanks for following my little Ramadan Fashion & Beauty chronicle on Arabia.com, over the past few weeks! I said it before and I will say it again, I LOVE beauty stuff AND I love to share my favourite products and tips & tricks to make sure you all look fabulous.

We’ve touched upon skin care, nail care, make-up, style… it’s only natural that we should now talk Hair Care!

This weather really can wreak havoc on our hair! They get dry, they get frizzy, they get greasy… A nightmare.

But fear not, I’m here to help!  Here is my ‘5-step Hair Care Routine‘ which will have you transform your frizzy, damaged tresses into luscious, lovable locks.

1. Invest in a good shampoo, that’s right for your hair type!

A brand I have used and trusted for many years is Kerastase. You really cannot go wrong with their products.

I have coloured treated hair AND regularly treat my locks to a little Keratin & botox here & there so gotta use a soft, sulfate-free shampoo to make sure my colour stays vibrant and my tresses smooth & shiny.

I have used & loved  the Kerastase Bain Chroma Captive.


A good drugstore alternative is the SYOSS Color Protect range which is of excellent quality AND smells absolutely delicious!


And finally, you know how much I love natural & organic beauty products! Well, my favourite brand Herbline Essentials also does hair! Yay! Their Henna Liquorice Shampoo and Conditioner (AED95 & AED79) is a little secret for falling (a common issue here in the UAE!) and thinning hair types, whilst keeping your current colour alive and invigorated. The henna is used to promote growth and gives extra special conditioning, resulting in silky, tangle-free hair.

Henna & Liquorice Shampoo & Conditioner_Herbline Essentials

If yours is a little more ‘rebellious’, then try their Walnut and Henna Shampoo and Conditioner which will protects & make your locks shine remarkably!

Walnut & Henna Shampoo and Conditioner_Herbline Essentials


 2. Use a conditioner EVERYTIME you wash your hair

Once you’ve washed your hair, you should always apply a conditioner which will smooth out your hair’s follicle, nourish them and detangle. I normally buy whichever one goes along the shampoo I’m using.

3. Treat

Twice a week, apply a rich nourishing mask. Leave it on for 10-15 mins OR if you have a little more time, wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for an hour or 2!

I personally use the SYOSS Color Protect mask which just leave my hair soft, shiny and tangle-free.

Another really great product I recently discovered in one my GlamBoxes (link to: http://www.glambox.me) is the Uniq One All-in-One Hair Treatment.


The Uniq One’s All-in-One Hair Treatment is a wonder product that works by giving not one, not two, not three… but TEN essential hair care treatments in one to benefit your tresses.

The Uniq One All-in-One Treatment is the first ever leave-on hair mask that provides a total of 10 benefits for your hair. This comprehensive and versatile treatment is suitable for all hair types and can be used on wet or dry hair. It is especially perfect for the harsh desert environment conditions of the Middle East. So, what are these 10 wonder benefits?

Simply spray on and UniqOne’s All-in-One Hair Treatment will:

1.     Repair dry and damaged hair

2.     Add shine while acting as frizz control

3.     Give heat protection

4.     Keep hair silkier and smoother than before

5.     Protect hair colour with UVA and UVB filters

6.     Make brushing and ironing hair super easy

7.     Incredibly detangle

8.     Give a long lasting hairstyle

9.     Prevent split ends appearing

10.   Add body

Amazing right?! You can find it in quite a few salons across the UAE. For more details check out www.uniq-one.com.

4. Prepare & Protect

Celebrity hair stylist, Kelly Van Gogh (she styles Madonna and Cameron Diaz!) has recently launched her own range of hair care products. Her new &  incredible Wonderlust Hair Colour Protecting & Illuminating Tonic (AED 130 in Bloomingdales Dubai Mall) works its magic in a variety of ways and has recently been nominated for a prestigious Viva Beauty Award.

KVG_Wonderlust (1mb)

Guaranteeing lasting gorgeous hair colour, Wonderlust gives off an aroma of jasmine and rose. It works by sealing the cuticle layer and protecting hair colour by lowering the pH level of the hair below that of water. This prevents your hair from looking faded and dull. Wonderlust is a jam packed cocktail of vitamins, collagen, amino acids and keratin proteins. These combine to tame your mane, strengthen weak strands and make it super easy to manage! What’s more, Wonderlust will cut your blow dry time in half AND make your hair as smooth as silk. What better gift is there for a girl getting ready than the precious gift of time?!


5. Sun shield

Same as you protect your skin form harmful UV rays with an SPF, you should extend the same courtesy to your hair!! A favourite product of mine (and a lot of beauty bloggers out there) is the Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil which forms an invisible anti-dehydration screen to protect hair from the harmful effects of the sun, sea and swimming pool.


Et voila! 5 steps to healthy, shiny, gorgeous locks!

I’ve recently tried out the famous Hair Botox and will be sure to blog a full review of the treatment in the next few days so stay tuned!

CC Stamp


Celebrity GlamBoxes 2013

#BeautyCrush: Superstar glamour with Celebrity GlamBox Edition

The celebrity lifestyle is a heady mix of beauty and glamour.  One minute stepping out in style for a premiere, the next posing for a photo shoot… and always managing to look flawless. It does leave us wondering how on Earth DO they do it?

Well, the secrets are out for you Glamistas!

 GlamBox has proudly collaborated with five of Dubai’s most influential beauty and fashion celebrities to curate a special edition for summer 2013.

These exciting and inspiring fashionistas are now revealing their favourite beauty products especially for you!

So, who are these famous fashionistas?


Huda Kattan is an award-winning blogger and Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist. Inside Huda’s Glambox you will find:

  •  Huda Beauty Lashes – A beauty creation from Huda herself, these lashes go to great lengths and unbelievable volume
  • Lush Lip Scrub – enriched with a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and jojoba oil, leaving your lips super soft
  • Vaseline Cocoa Body Lotion – smoothes away rough skin and the appearance of dark spots, igniting skin’s natural glow
  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – especially effective in healing dry skin and minor cuts and reducing the appearance of fine lines
  • Ciaté Nail Polish – famous for its caviar nail collection, this is the trendiest nail polish in town
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – a jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look


Award-winning TV and radio presenter, Simone Heng, is delighted to be bringing you her GlamBox, featuring:

  •  Ponds Gold Radiance Serum – diminishes early signs of ageing and boosts your skin’s youthful radiance
  • Ponds Gold Radiance Day Cream – infused with the goodness of real gold and clinically proven to lift away skin dullness
  • Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions – targeted root action for superior hair fall protection and stronger hair
  • Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Skin Tonic – a beautiful and natural skin toner from the popular organic range
  • Lipstick Queen founded by Poppy King – the result of a lifetime devoted to finding the perfect lipstick


Actress Tamara Al Gabbani is also a TV presenter and a talented fashion designer. Her beauty must-haves for you to try are:

  •  Syoss Professional Shine Boost Mask – an intensive, 1-minute mask that provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair like never before
  • Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face and removes even water-resistant make-up
  • Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara – coats every single lash without weighting them down, for a wide-eyed look
  • La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream – luxurious treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles and much more
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Balm – provides a hint of luscious kissable color, full 8 hours of continuous hydration and smoothes lips instantly


Former Miss Lebanon, media doyenne and digital stylista of Gheir.com, Zoya Sakr lets you in a few of her beauty secrets with her GlamBox:

  •  Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray – nourishes, repairs and softens face, body and hair in a single step without a greasy residue
  • Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – award-winning professional hair mask spray that offers 10 real benefits
  • Middle Eastern Rosewater blend – 100% natural toner, with mineralising, pore minimising astringent and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Butter – richly hydrating and soothing natural butter that regenerates the epidermis and combats dry skin
  • The Cure Gift Voucher – Dubai Media City’s spa sanctuary to get away from it all and be preened, pampered and polished to perfection


Tala Samman is a celebrity blogger, stylist, editor and consultant who knows the beauty world inside out. Her GlamBox is filled with:

  •  Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – an exfoliating cream that smoothes, brightens and clarifies the complexion
  • Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face, and removes even water-resistant make-up
  • MAC Lipstick – the lipstick that made MAC famous: colour plus texture for the lips
  • Bio Oil – multi-award-winning specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone

How do you get your hands on these GlamBoxes full of celebrity beauty secrets?

Simply spend AED 500 on www.GlamBox.me to either purchase a subscription or a product from the GlamShop in July or August to receive a Celebrity GlamBox of your choice.

And keep following the GlamBox Facebook page for further chances to win them, too.

Remember, these GlamBoxes are limited edition and the offer will only be available while stocks last…

A selection of the full size celebrity beauty picks will also be available to purchase on the GlamShop throughout July and August too.

Hurry now to avoid disappointment and ensure that you shine like the stars this summer!

 For more details, come on over to www.glambox.me and discover the latest beauty treats and trends before anyone else.

CC Stamp