05 February 2009

Beauty 118: Your questions answered...

We've scoured the beauty cupboard and done some rigorous testing for this week's Beauty 118 answers. Hope they help! And don't forget if you want us to answer any other of your burning beauty questions just email graziadaily@graziamagazine.co.uk or post them below. Then you'll get tips from other Grazia beauty devotees too.

Q. I have dirty fair hair and have never dyed it. I like the colour of my hair but really would love some sun kissed high lights to revive it. Is there any way of doing this without bleaching or permanent dyes? What is my best option?

A. We all need to give our looks a lift from time to time so we suggest two options. Baliage is a technique that involves hand-painting lightening products onto the hair for a look that is more natural, lower maintenance, quicker to achieve and less damaging to your hair than traditional highlights. It's the perfect way to get that sun-kissed look we all dream of! If you prefer to steer clear of dye all together, snap up John Frieda's new Sheer Blonde Lightening Go Blonder shampoo and conditioners that contain citrus and chamomile to brighten up your colour naturally. (John Frieda shampoo, £5.37, and conditioner, £5.49; http://www.boots.com)

Q. Can you please advise me the best way to treat and prevent ingrown hairs? I wax regularly but I always get them.

A. We feel your pain! Our hot tip is to bag some of the Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads (£26; http://www.blisslondon.co.uk) that you just swipe over your legs. They contain hydroxy acids to prevent follicle blockages. And really work.


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