How to help thinning hair look fuller: Nioxin Twitter Chat

How to help thinning hair look fuller with Nioxin

In over 15 years working as a beauty writer, I’ve always found it fascinating to interview those in the know – the top trichologists and experts in hair and scalp care – about the sort of hair challenges which can occur, sometimes seemingly out of the blue (as with skin concerns) and affect our self-confidence. And, more importantly, what can be done to help.

Thinning hair is one such, incredibly common challenge and can occur for a range of reasons. These can include a natural build up of sebum and dead skin cells to the interruption of hair growth cycles or structural damage to the hair due to chemical treatments. Other factors which can result in a lack of fullness are stress, a period of illness, nutritional issues and the natural loss of volume which occurs with age (along with the greys! :) ).

Nioxin treatments to help thinning hair look fuller

According to Nioxin - creators of the professional salon treatment and home haircare system that targets hair thinning and helps to promote thicker, fulling-looking hair – 50 % of people are affected by hair thinning.

Already a big success story in America, where it’s very popular with hair stylists, Nioxin’s 3-step approach includes specialist cleansing of the hair and scalp, conditioning and protecting the hair to help prevent breakage and, hence, further hair loss and the thickening of each strand to create a thicker, fuller look.

How to help thinning hair look fuller

While they stress that it’s not a cure for hair thinning, nor do the treatments ‘re-grow’ hair, Nioxin focuses on enhancing the hair for a fuller look, as well as restoring a healthy hair and scalp condition with a cocktail of active ingredients – all chosen depending on the stage and type of thinning – including botanicals such as white tea extract and peppermint oil, and antioxidants. Kukui nut oil and silk amino acids provide intensive conditioning and strengthening, to help restore natural shine and an improved appearance of thickness.

There are three Nioxin salon services to choose from: DERMA – Scalp Renew Therapy, DENSITY – Protect Therapy or DIAMETER – Boost Therapy, and your stylist will be able to recommend which one is right for you (prices start at £15, depending on location, click here to find your nearest NIOXIN salon).

Products can then be recommended for home use, to further improve the appearance of fullness.

How to help thinning hair look fuller

Excitingly, Nioxin is working with three “Confidence Coaches” to take part in a confidence-boosting, information-packed Twitter Chat on 23 October, from 12 – 1 pm, using the hashtag #NioxinTherapy.

The Nioxin expert ‘Confidence Coaches’ taking part in the #NioxinTherapy Twitter Chat

Taking part in the Twitter Chat will be a truly motivational trio: Marilyn Sherlock, Chairman of the Institute of Trichology, is hugely experienced and asked to lecture all around the world on hair and scalp health and care; Tim Weeks, Nioxin UK & Ireland’s Health and Fitness Coach, the hotly sought after health and fitness authority and former Olympic Coach and Madeleine Shaw, Nioxin UK & Ireland’s Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach and creative chef, blogger, presenter and nutritional coach.

Nonstopmama will be taking part, too, and we’d LOVE you to join us!

This is a great opportunity to put your hair and scalp care questions to Marilyn and to scoop some amazing, motivational tips on health, fitness and wellbeing from Tim and Madeleine, too!

We can’t wait, and hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a really inspiring Twitter Chat!

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Best autumn boots 2014

Best autumn boots 2014

Since it’s definitely that time of year again, what are best autumn boots 2014 and the big boot trends for the new season?

What boots work best for nonstopmamas as a great, everyday option - one they can dash in (if they’re literally running late, like me most times!) jumping puddles and getting the odd kerbside carwash from passing cars along the way?

The best autumn boots 2014 for the school run

‘The short boot is definitely in – we love the shorter UGGs this season,’ says the lovely Kia Smith, founder of the nothing-short-of-gorgeous Kiki’s online boutique (check out their beautiful new-look website!). ‘The advantage is that you can wear them under trousers, as well as with dresses, mini skirts and more’.

I love the trend for short boots, and they’re perfect for throwing on at the last minute, with just about anything – so that’s what we’re focusing on here.

But we’ll be coming back to longer options, too, as the weather gets colder!

1.  The short sheepskin boot.

best autumn boots 2014

A classic. Like wearing slippers out in public but not as part of a dream but in a fashionably acceptable way.

At the top of the range, the shorter UGG (£150) is already proving very popular this season, and endless highstreet alternatives are available. Watch this space for some exciting UGG news, too!

2.  The Chelsea boot.

best autumn boots 2014

Another classic. In fact, all three options here are classics. Works well with pretty much anything but I especially love them with skirts, dresses and slouchy jumpers and sweatshirts for autumn ‘transition’ wear. Check out the new season’s Chelseas at New Look, ZARA and and I have my eye on the above pair by Rocket Dog (£64) – an outfit post coming on them soon!

3.  The platform boot.

best autumn boots 2014

Great for adding a bit of height and style. This is the most wearable, runable-in high(er) heel option for everyday (unless you are Gloria from Modern Family and can rock skyscraper heels on a school trip. In which case, hats off to you!).

I bought a pair from M&S last year and wore them constantly. This year’s Mock Suede Platform (£39.50, above) are super-similar.

What are your favourites from our best autumn 2014 boots picks and your own school run standbys?

We’re just getting started – more soon!

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Weekend Links

ZARA skirt

Another crazy week’s whizzed by – I hope yours has been good!

A fast and fabulous shout-out for this Friday’s Weekend Links goes to:

*  Sworkit. I came across this fantastic (free!) App via the wonderfully inspiring Kat Lee of the aptly named Inspired To Action (!) and How They Blog podcasts. Kat recommended it as a great way of squeezing in some much-needed fitness time into a busy mama’s morning (more on this in a later post!).

Sworkit App

I’ve been doing it all week – iPad propped up in front of workout mat, for 10-20 minutes max before getting to my desk – and LOVE it!

It’s a really simple, clever idea and you quickly get used to the moves (plus, you get a cue a few seconds before it’s time to change). The key thing is that you can customise the workout according to activity - cardio, stretching and relaxing, strength and so on – and the time slot you have available (anything from 5 – 45 minutes!).

I’ve been doing the Light Warm-Up (!), Stretching and Pilates series, for which I’d say (because this is all I’ve tried, so far) that it’s important to have an awareness of doing the exercises and using proper form – how to position your body, breathe and so on – before doing the App routine.

I think it’s understood that you would, and with my health and fitness magazine writer hat on (!), I know it’s important to always stress the importance of taking care and getting pro advice whenever trying something new, exercise-wise. Especially so if you have any medical or health concerns.

This clear, take-it-anywhere idea works if even the idea of putting a workout DVD on is too much! I’m so grateful to Kat for the hot tip! :)

*  A quick shout out to the Pinterest competition I helped judge for Merci Maman, in celebration of this seventh birthday this week.

The response was wonderful, and the boards so hard to choose from – so I’m SO relieved that founder Béatrice decided they would have to draw for the winner among a group of our favourites (boy, even that was hard! Just couldn’t pick one, which is why we’ve always liked doing random draws for our giveaways at nonstopmama – and will continue to! :) ). A BIG thank you to Merci Maman for inviting nonstopmama to be part of the celebrations and fun!

ZARA Skirt

*  A fashion link: high-waisted fabulousness, courtesy of ZARA. LOVE this skirt (top of post, too!) for it’s cosiness, high waist (lovely, smoothing and WARM!) and fun, seasonal red colour.

See you on Monday, everyone, wishing you a SUPER weekend!!

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Top Shop Foundation and Concealer review: a teen make-up dream!

Top Shop Concealer and Foundation review

Among this week’s beauty newbies we’ve been playing with at nonstopmama is the hotly awaited new Top Shop Foundation (£16) and Concealer (£10).

And we’re super-impressed. Or, rather, these latest additions to the store’s much-loved range knocked the socks off our teenage tester.

‘These are AMAZING. I’m not even kidding!’ about says it all.

In particular, she loved that the foundation felt super-light but still gave enough coverage to create a more even but still natural-looking base. And it left her skin feeling silky, and not ‘all heavy and made-up’.

Top Shop ConcealerWe can vouch that the result was lovely: fresh, with a hint of dewiness, and completely natural (we’re thinking of giving it a whirl ourselves!).

Result, Top Shop!

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Popband review: seriously loving!

Popbands Autumn Winter 2014

Oh I LOVE these!

The Popband is nothing short of a busy mama hair styling revelation.

Be gone clunky plastic claws, feeble slides that break in next to no time (in my crazy curls, anyway!) and ponytail bands which are either too loose or too tight and pull half your hair out when you take them out.

Ouch.

These beauties – and they are, check out the lovely autumn/winter prints and colours! – are designed to provide a grown-up, ‘no dent’ hair up/back/whatever-just-out-of-my-face styling solution.

I don’t know how they do it, but they REALLY work – super-stretchy, soft and secure – and I’ve got possibly the most challenging hair to out them to the test.

And SO pretty too – hence the whole idea that you wear them on your wrist when not in use.

‘Genius!’ it says on the packet.

I’d agree.

Grab a new-for-autumn/winter 5 pack (£8) here!

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