I love velvet. It is one of my favourite fabrics. It always feels so luxurious. Often we think of velvet as too dressy to wear during the day. So I thought that I would demonstrate how to adapt a velvet jacket for the daytime. Last week I popped into our village to have my hair cut. It was a lovely sunny day and I didn’t need a coat. I wore a turtleneck neck thermal sweater from Uniqlo (US link) to keep the early morning chill at bay and wrapped a large scarf/shawl around my neck.
I could not resist standing outside the pet shop for the photo which was taken by my friend Dee. Spot the grumpy cat in the window. My velvet jacket was from Hush. I bought it in 2018. If you click here you can see the different ways I have styled it over the years.
My new haircut. Not sure that the cat approves!
How I look after my grey hair
Above I have listed the products that I keep in my haircare bag.
L’Oreal silver shampoo – I have been using this shampoo for years and could not be without it.
Christophe Robin Shade variation mask – Recommended to me by my hairdresser in France. I use it every two to three weeks. It really lifts the back of my hair to a more silver tone.
Philip Kingsley silver brightening conditioner I use it after my shampoo on a regular basis.
KMS Therma shape quick blow-dry Makes blow-drying quicker if you are in a hurry.
Wow Raise the root Dream coat supernatural spray. Gives a lovely shine and silkiness to the hair.
Living proof Instant defrizzer.A great product to help control frizzy hair.
White Hot Hair Shushing creme Adds texture and definition to dry hair.
Living proof Dry volume blast. Adds volume and lift in-between shampoos.
Techni Art Fix anti Frizz. Good hairspray to tame frizzy hair.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray Adds volume and thickness
Wella rugged texture matte Paste Good for tidying up loose ends after blow-drying.