Tuesday 28 April 2015

sara steele youtube

This video is about me. If you want to get to know me better you should watch it. I'm answering different questions about myself trying to make myself not sound too crazy but growing up in Sweden going to Santa school it might be a hard task.


Click here to watch my last vlog:



Vital Stats: 
Place of Birth
Star Sign

Hair colour
Hair length
Eye colour
Best feature
Righty of Lefty

Best friend
Real Holiday
TV Show

Single or Taken
Listening to
Thinking about

Want children
Want to be married
Careers in mind
Where do I want to live

Do you believe in?
Love at First Sight
Soul mates
Kissing on first date

Thank you so much for watching! ❤

Music from the YouTube Library

How To... Apply Virgin Coconut Oil To Your Hair

Friday 24 April 2015

How To... Apply Virgin Coconut Oil To Your Hair

Coconut oil is good for so many things and one of those things are as a hair treatment. In this video I show you how to apply coconut oil to your hair.

Enjoy! ❤

Click here to watch my last vlog:

Steps by Step

I prefer to apply the coconut oil on dry hair. It gets messy so make sure you wear a top you don't care too much about.

1. Scoop out the amount of coconut oil you need in to a bowl and put it in to the microwave for 30-40 seconds until it's melted in to a liquid.

2. Part your hair in to sections to make it easier. Now start applying to your hair starting from the scalp and working yourself through the hair.

3. Comb through the hair to make sure the coconut oil is applied evenly all over.

4. Clip it up, you can wrap your hair in a towel or put a shower cap on and leave the treatment on for 1-2hrs or as long as you want.

Finally when washing it out shampoo twice to make sure you get all the coconut out of your hair. Condition and style your hair as usual.

Enjoy your soft healthy hair.

Thank you so much for watching! ❤

Music from the YouTube Library

What's In My Travel Bag | Stockholm Edition

Tuesday 21 April 2015


Every three months I go to Sweden to do hair for my clients in Stockholm. This video shows my hair and beauty essentials for my trip. If you want to know what's in my bag keep watching.

Enjoy! ❤

Click here to watch my last vlog:

What In My Travel Bag

1.Tangle teezer
2. Green people toothpaste
3. Radius floss sachet
4. Pacifica cleansing wipes
5. O'right curl enhancing cream
6. Royal & Langnickel make-up brushes
7. Suti honour face-cream
8. John Masters organic shampoo & conditioner
9. Dr Bronner's Magic soap
10. Salt of the earth deodorant
11. Lavera highlighter, blusher
12. Ilia lipstick
13. Sally's Bobby pins
14. Kevin Murphy Hairspray

Portable Salon

1. Lotus  Surface Mat
2. Lotus foil
3. Natural colour works seaweed lightener, soya colour, developer & 4. H2o watercolour
5. Lotus colour bowls & brushes
6. Parlux blow dryer and brushes
7. Gown
8. Wahl shaver
9. Osaka scissors
10. Denman combs
11. Cloud 9 clips

How To... Do A Messy Bun | Sara Steele

Sunday 19 April 2015

Messy Bun

This video is one of my 5 hairstyles for running or the gym. It's the messy bun, a quick and easy style to get your hair up and ready for your workout, but of course it works as an every day look as well.

Enjoy! ❤

Click here to watch my last vlog:

Review | Green People Toothpaste and Radius Floss sachets

Friday 17 April 2015

I'm trying to be good and look after my teeth, but of course still using natural and organic products. Is this possible you ask? Yes, it is.

I put a picture of my toothpaste on Instagram and Twitter and had a few people asking about it so I thought I'll write a review.

Green People Toothpaste - minty cool

Why do I choose organic toothpaste?

It's free from nasties like SLS (sodium Lauryl Sulphate), Fluoride, artificial flavours, colouring, sweeteners and preservatives. It's cruelty-free, vegan and fair trade. So the question is why shouldn't I choose organic toothpaste?

If you're not used to natural toothpaste it might feel strange as it doesn't foam as much as the average toothpaste, but don't worry it still cleanse your teeth just as well.

I find a natural toothpaste much more gentle in my mouth. My teeth feel and look clean and leaves a comfortable freshness of mint as an aftertaste.


Radius Floss Sachets - mint

I love this floss. Firstly there's no plastic anywhere as both the packaging and the floss is biodegradable. How great is that?

The floss is great. My teeth are quite close together so I can find flossing a bit difficult sometimes but it easily moves between my teeth and give it that extra clean so I won't get told off by my dentist.

Have you ever tried a natural tooth care product? I would love to hear your verdict.

My Skincare Routine

Tuesday 14 April 2015

 Today's video is about my morning and evening skincare routine. It's the products I'm using at the moment and hopefully you might consider using as well.

Click here to watch my last vlog:

My Skincare Routine

1. YesTo grapefruit body wash
2. Suti honor face cream
3. Suti peppermint water facial spritz
4. Pacifica  purify cleansing wipes
5. Lush let the good times roll face cleanser
6. Neal's yard remedies Vitamin E & avocado night cream
7. Lush ultrabalm
8. Salt of the earth natural deodorant lavender & vanilla
9. Jåsön sun sport sunscreen

Thank you so much for watching! ❤

How does my diet effect the condition of my hair and skin? | #healthysara

Sunday 12 April 2015


I often mention how important a good diet is for your hair. What we eat has a huge impact on our hair and skin's health, so I decided to go into more detail on some of the food that is good for your hair and skin and why. And also what food to avoid. Hope you find it helpful. As we all know Beauty starts from within.

Even though, you can find beauty supplements in most stores, try to get the nutrients you need from foods whenever possible.

Foods that are good for you

1. Water
Plenty of water. Our body needs to be hydrated and it goes for our hair and skin as well to stop it from looking dull. Water helps to flush out toxins in our bodies and makes us look healthy. Our bodies need 2-3 litres every day.

2. Green Tea
Green Tea contains antioxidants that prevent UV- induced oxidative damage to your skin.

3. Avocado
My favourite, I can easily live on avocado. The monounsaturated fats in avocado help to improve your skin tone. They're also vital to maintaining good moisture levels in the epidermal layer of your skin making it look and feel smoother, healthier and maintains your skin's elasticity and firmness. Containing omega-9 fats can help to reduce skin redness and irritation  and helps to repair damaged skin cells.
Avocado protects your skin from wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing   with its antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin E, which prevents ageing from sun exposure.
Avocado also has benefits for your hair, encourages hair growth and keeping it moist and healthy.

4. Salmon
Salmon has loads of omega-3 fatty acids, a high-quality protein source which also is full of vitamin B-12 and iron. Omega-3 is needed to support scalp health. Deficiency can result in dry skin and scalp and dull looking hair.

If you don't eat fish like me make sure you include flaxseed in your diet for plant-based omega-3 fats. I sprinkle some on my cereal or in salads.

green vegetables

5. Dark green vegetables
Broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard and Kale are some of the dark green vegetables that are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum, your body's natural hair conditioner.
Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

6. Beans
Beans and pulses like kidney beans or lentils are great for your skin and hair and should be part of your diet. They provide plenty of protein that promotes hair growth, but also provides iron, zinc, potassium and biotin.
Biotin helps to strengthen hair and prevent from breakage, whilst zinc helps with hair growth and repairing damaged hair. Potassium keeps your scalp healthy and helps prevent hair loss. It is also Anti ageing for your skin.

7. Nuts
Brazil nuts are one of the nature's best sources of selenium. It's a great anti ageing for your skin and it helps to get rid of acne. Selenium also boosts hair growth and prevents dandruff.
Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps to condition your hair. They are also a great source of zinc, as are almonds, cashews and pecans. Deficiency of zinc leads to hair-loss so make sure you eat those nuts.

Whole Grains

8. Whole Grains
Whole grain foods like bread and whole grain cereals provide with zinc, iron and B vitamins. Iron keeps your hair follicles healthy  and hair oils circulating.

10. Blueberries
The antioxidants in blueberries prevent from premature ageing. They also prevent hair loss.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision. A healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair.

12. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene, which protects your skin from sun damage and sunburn.

13. Fruit
Our body needs Vitamin C to make collagen - a protein that helps support ligaments, blood vessels and keeps the skin and other organs together.
Vitamin C keeps your hair strong and rich in colour. It also helps strengthen your immune system. The best source of vitamin C is from fruit and vegetables.

14. Eggs
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein. A deficiency of protein can lead to brittle hair and colour loss.

Dark Chocolate

15. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate, I mean at least 70% cacao, helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage.

Foods to avoid:
Sugary/Starchy Foods
When it comes to foods that have a negative effect on your skin, foods high in sugar and starch are at the top of the list. These foods are associated with acne breakouts and an increase in blood sugar can ultimately lead to fly glycation of collagen - this is when sugar molecules attach to collagen, leading to collagen stiffening, loss of elasticity and skin wrinkles.

Poor quality, packaged and processed foods
These foods should be avoided as during processing living enzymes and nutrients are broken down and lost and can give you nutritional deficiencies, which will show up on your skin. In general the better the quality of your food the better your health and skin. Processed fruits and vegetables have lower water content so won't hydrate your skin as much as the fresh stuff. Try and buy organic as much as possible as there will be fewer toxins and pesticides in your food.

I hope this has been helpful to you. There's plenty of foods I haven't been able to mention so please leave a comment if you have any questions and I'll try to help.
So what food will you add to your hair and skin care?

My 5 Favourite Bloggers | Sara Steele

Friday 10 April 2015

Favourite Blogs

I've decided to list some of my favourite bloggers at the moment. I love to look at other blogs for inspiration. There are so many great bloggers out there but here are my five favourites right now that I hope you'll enjoy as well. 

Fashion Blog

She's Thunderstorm
Alice (She's Thunderstorm) is aspiring Art Director who loves fashion and tea. The blog has amazing photography and I want the all the clothes on the blog. I can easily look at the same blog post over and over again without getting bored.

My Blomquist
One of my favourite Swedish bloggers. Gorgeous photography and amazing outfits mixed with a variety of other things.

Beauty Blog

Organic Beauty Blogger
On Inga "About Us" page says she is a day dreamer with a passion for natural and non toxic beauty. I can say its a great blog to get lots of tips and ideas for new organic products to try. 

The Green Product Junkie
Katie is a native New Yorker and is always putting me to shame on more ways how to save our planet. A great inspiration on my (twitter) timeline and again great place to find out about more organic beauty products. 

Running Blog

Over at Fitcetera, Georgina has a great blog for learning more about running. Dealing with the ins and outs and a great inspiration as I am a budding running myself.

So thats it, I might do another list  in the future. But what blog's are you enjoying at the moment leave a comment with a link to the blog below. I would love to check them out.

How To: Dutch Plait | Sara Steele

Tuesday 7 April 2015

How To: Dutch Plait | Sara Steele

My latest video is  How To..  Dutch Plait. This is one of my favourite hairstyles I wear when I exercise, but works great for any occasion.

Click here to watch my last vlog:



How To: Look after your hair for the gym or running

Round up of March | Youtube Channel, Reviews, Trends and More

Sunday 5 April 2015

It's been an exciting month. We looked at some spring trends as it finally starting to feel like spring. Isn't it amazing how light it is since we changed the clocks forward? Love it.

I think the most exciting thing for me this month was the launch of my YouTube channel. So far, I have two videos out My 10 Hair Essentials' and My 5 Hair Hacks please have a look if you haven't already.

My Top 5 Hair Hacks

My Top 10 Hair Essentials

I reviewed some great products:
I wrote a post on the Latest Hair Colour Trends for Spring/Summer 2015 and another post on how to protect your hair colour from fading.

Also wrote a post on Why We Should Use Organic Beauty Products, such an interesting and important topic.

That was me for March, please let me know what you have enjoyed?

In April I have a few more videos for you, teaching you How To Do a Dutch Plait and I'll be showing you My Skin Care Routine. I will also update you on my trip Stockholm.
I'll hope you'll stay on for the ride.

10 Ways to Grow Your Hair Faster

Friday 3 April 2015

One of my clients most frequently asked questions is "How do I grow my hair?". Many complaining that it doesn't grow or grow fast enough. I've decided to write a blog about it and I hope it can help to make your precious locks grow nice and long.

First of all. All hairs are different. Some people actually can't grow past a certain length and we all have different growth speed. But on the average hair grows half inch or just over a cm a month. But there're some things you can do to help your hair grow faster and stay healthy.

1. Regular trims
I know you won't like hearing this. But to grow nice and healthy hair a regular trim is necessary. The longer you leave it the more needs to come off. You probably can leave it longer than every 6 weeks but definitely every 2-3 months.

2. Exercise
Exercise improves blood circulation which gives the follicles a boost of oxygen and distributes natural sebum evenly across the scalp, leading to good hair growth.

3. Washing
Don't wash the hair too often as you need your natural oils to keep your hair healthy.
  • 2-3 times a week max
  • Use shampoo only on the scalp
  • Use an organic or natural shampoo without  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) as it strips your scalp from your natural oils and damages your hair (See my post on WHY SHOULD I USE ORGANIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS?)
  • Don't apply conditioner to your scalp only on the length of your hair.

4. Treatments
To look after your long locks, it's important to treat it often. Using coconut oil and protein treatments regularly is a must.

5. Diet
Healthy hair starts from within. What you eat and drink. Drink lots of water and eat protein, iron, biotin and vitamins. Zinc is very important for healthy hair growth. Make sure you eat green vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. For those who eat fish, salmon is great for your hair. Other foods are avocado, almonds, walnuts, peppers, sweet potatoes etc.


6. Take time-out
Stress is the worst thing you can do to your hair. It slows down hair growth and can lead to breakage and hair loss. Make sure you get time for yourself to unwind and do what you enjoy. If it's go for a run or sit down with a cup of tea and a good book make sure you do it for not only your own good but for the health of your hair.

7. Massage
Having head massage stimulates your scalp which promotes hair growth by bringing nutrients to the hair follicle. You can massage your head yourself using your fingertips, rub the whole scalp from the back of the neck (nape) forward towards your forehead. Use a circular motion and repeat this for few minutes every day.

8. No to heat
Let your hair dry naturally. Using heat damages your hair. Only bring out the straighteners and curling tongs on special occasions.

9. Avoid over-processing
Bleaching and colour your hair on a regular basis will dry out your hair and damage it. Avoid cheap box colour and invest on salon visits. Go for a colour closer to your natural colour. You're not going to be able to grow your hair if you trying to be blonde when your natural hair is black. Use more natural colours with fewer chemicals in them as it will be more gentle on your hair. (See my review on h2o colour)

10. Good quality products
Don't just use any rubbish on your hair that will cause more damage. Invest time to do some research and get good products. I choose natural and organic products that will help my hair stay healthy instead of using harsh synthetic ingredients. I use a coffee shampoo (O'right recoffee) made from old coffee grounds that are known for good hair growth.

I hope this was helpful and you now can start growing long beautiful hair. 
What have you found helpful and not helpful in the past?

CopyRight © | Theme Designed By Hello Manhattan