Turbans are a girl’s best friend

Turbans are a girl’s best friend

Think Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford.   It was the glamour of Hollywood and seeing how beautiful these fabulous women looked in their turbans that inspired us to launch our new range.

Joan Collins turban glamour

We love a bit of Hollywood glamour, particularly a bit of "black and white" Hollywood glamour!  When glamour meant looking glamorous rather than having all your bits out on show and the kindness of photoshop!  And no, we’re not a pair of prudish fuddy duddies, we are just in awe of the seemingly effortless chic of some of these women.

Elizabeth Taylor turban

 

Oscars

As we swish and glide towards this weekend’s 89th Academy Awards, we thought we could tell you why a Dilly Daydream turban should be your best friend.  We love the ease of popping them over wet hair, post shower, rather than twisting (and damaging) damp hair up into a heavy towel and then balancing it on top of your head.  They are towelling lined and incredibly lightweight but cleverly still manage to stop those annoying drips from running down your neck.

Joan Crawford turban

Hair styling

A towelling hair turban gently and effectively dries your hair. They can be worn for long periods before you need to style your hair, and it would seem the longer you wear them, the softer your hair actually feels when styling.  Plus your locks seem to behave much better under the brush.  Not only that, but towelling turbans pretty much halve the styling time which saves you time and avoids exposing your hair to any more heat from the dryer than necessary. Which means less hair damage and therefore happier hair.  Dame Joan Collins herself is well known for not using a hair dryer.

Add some treatment, a serum or the latest discovery Argan oil and you can almost hear your hair thanking you when you give it half an hour under your turban.  Remove your turban, 5 minutes of styling time and hey presto, beautifully soft tresses doing exactly as they're told.

Imagine yourself in one of these turbans on Oscar night, putting on your flawless make up and wafting round the house in something elegant!

What’s not to love about lavender?

Used to treat a range of ailments such as insomnia, migraines and joint pains, the aroma of lavender has a relaxing effect on the body as well as the mind and soul. It has a multitude of culinary uses and to top it all, lavender plants are an excellent way of attracting butterflies and bees in to the garden.

The simple aroma of lavender can aid relaxation.  Breathing in the scent of lavender lowers the heart rate helping you to drift off.  This is the reason we have chosen Cotswold lavender to put in our eye masks and soothing wheat wraps and why both have become part of our relaxation routine at the end of the day.

Wild-Thing-wheat-wrap

 

Did you also know that combining lavender and a shower cap can help combat dandruff!?  Simply combine 15 drops of lavender oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, warm it in the microwave and massage it in to your scalp.  Pop on a shower cap and leave for an hour before shampooing out.  After a few treatments, you should start to see the results.

Lavender is not just for the medicine cabinet though.  Why not try incorporating the leaves and flowers of lavender in to salads, vinegars, jellies, ice creams, soft drinks and cocktails? 

Most importantly of all though…..bees LOVE lavender and as we all know, bees as pollinators, are vital to our food chain.  What’s not to love?

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Pucker up!  It’s International Kissing Day

Pucker up! It’s International Kissing Day

Kiss Me Shower CapAnd we have just the thing for those of you who are looking for an unusual but glamorous beauty gift for a loved one, who enjoys a bit of pampering "me time".  It's the very lovely Kiss Me luxury shower cap; finished off a charming cerise satin bow.

We are assuming you can’t afford to buy the original works of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt or Rodin, but think this pretty pink luxury shower cap, would make a suitable alternative, for those of you who are looking to shower someone with kisses!

All our caps are lined with a very soft, lightweight pvc fabric, to make them completely waterproof.  They are made to a generous size so that they don’t leave unsightly elastic marks on your forehead, whilst keeping your hair bone dry.  The signature Dilly Daydream frill also protects your face from the drying effects of water from the shower.

Our caps also make elegant swimming hats.  For those of you who want to keep your hair dry, without squashing your “do”, a Dilly Daydream bathing cap can make doing your lengths a very glamorous activity.  Whilst we are not suggesting you dive in off the 10m board, if you want to keep your head above water and prevent your hair from being splashed and coloured by chlorine, this is the perfect accessory to wear in the pool and the shower afterwards.  

http://dillydaydream.com/our-product-collections/shower-bathing-caps/kiss-me-shower-cap

The Beauty of a Towelling Hair Turban

Spangle-Gold-turban-Vintage-Rose-Turban

We added towelling hair turbans to our range because we really liked the ease of popping them over wet hair, post shower, rather than twisting (and therefore damaging) damp hair into a heavy damp towel, balanced on top of our heads. They are incredibly lightweight but cleverly still manage to stop those annoying drips from running down the neck.

However, in a very short space of time they have come to mean so much more to us than just a drying device. So much so that on the days when we do wash our hair, we just don't want to take our turbans off!

You see towelling hair turbans really do gently and effectively dry your hair. They can be worn for long periods before you need to style your hair, and it would seem the longer you wear them, the softer your hair actually feels when styling.  Plus your locks seem to behave much better under the brush.  Not only that, but towelling turbans pretty much halve the styling time which saves you time and avoids exposing your hair to any more heat from the dryer than necessary. Which means less hair damage and therefore happier hair.

Add some treatment, a serum or the latest discovery Argan oil and you can almost hear your hair thanking you when you give it half an hour under your turban.  Remove your turban, 5 minutes of styling time and hey presto, beautifully soft tresses doing exactly as they're told.

So it's not surprising that we sold out of our original batch of turbans in as little as six weeks. And not surprising that we've had some fantastic feedback from our customers. You've worn them whilst enjoying a trip on the coast to stop the wind and sea salt whipping your hair up into a matted tangle.  You've found them really useful to keep your hair off your face when putting on your make up. Or you've just used them to keep your hair frizz free and out of the way in the hot tub. But our favourite story is the lady who has grown so attached to hers that she's quite content to wear it whilst putting the bins out.  It'll only be a matter of time before we'll all be sashaying down the aisles at Sainsbury's looking like Grace Kelly.

See our turbans here