Picking a Trampoline on a Budget

Most people think that trampolines are very expensive but you really don’t have to spend a fortune to get one. Their price mostly depends on the type of trampoline and it is natural that the biggest models – models for the backyard are the most expensive ones. Here are a few tips for you if you want to buy a trampoline, but you are on the budget.

Decide The Type and Size of Trampoline

If you are on the budget, the first thing you have to do is decide which type of trampoline you need. You have small trampolines for kids, small trampolines for exercising – rebounders, and big trampolines for the backyard. Small trampolines for kids and rebounders aren’t a problem because their overall price isn’t
expensive so if you really are on the budget, you can choose one of those two types and save some money from the start. Kids trampolines are also safer and offer lower bouncing features than big trampolines so you can be sure that your kids are safe, but they will still have fun.

What about accessories?

Another way to buy a good-quality trampoline with an affordable price is to choose a basic model. For example, the most common jumping system for a trampoline is a spring system. If you choose a trampoline without springs, chances are that they will cost much more than a basic spring trampoline you can find.
The same story is with additional accessories. Accessories are mandatory for backyard trampolines – like a cover, you have to put on during winter, but they aren’t mandatory for small trampolines you can put inside and keep it away from the rain, cold and wind. Every additional accessory raises the price so if you don’t need a cover, replacement parts or jumping net, you don’t have to order them.

Look for Smaller Brands

Just like everywhere on the market, a well-known brand has expensive products because, besides a product, you are buying their name too. If you want to avoid those unnecessary steps, you can always look for a younger and smaller brand. But, there is a catch with those brands. You can’t be sure that their products are made with high-quality materials to make sure that they are, you should do your homework about the brand before you decide to go with it. A good starting point is their website and after that, you can continue with reviews made by different people so you can see what are their opinion about durability, stability and overall quality.
When you are buying something on a budget it is a good idea to invest your time in well-done research before you go and buy the cheapest model you can find. That way you can avoid buying low-quality products because you wanted to save money.


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How to Make Your Hair Shiny

Avoid having dull hair with expert comment from Anabel Kingsley. Anabel says

‘There’s no magic to achieving shiny hair. All you need to do is hydrate, condition and cleanse with the right products for your hair texture.’

Here are Anabel’s expert tips on how to make your hair shiny:


Hydrate your hair:

Hydrate your hair with an intensive pre-shampoo moisturizing treatment once a week. Moisturized hair has an intact, smooth and shiny cuticle while dry hair usually has a damaged, rough and dull cuticle. I’d recommend using Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer (£32 for 150ml)

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Hydrated hair is elastic and does not break as easily. Lots of broken hairs can give you the appearance of dull and frizzy hair, and hair that’s all different lengths tends to stick out in odd places.

Use Conditioner:

Condition your hair after every shampoo. Shiny hair is hair that reflects light. You may have noticed that smooth surfaces are shinier and reflect light better than uneven surfaces. Well, this is true of hair surfaces too. It is why you use a hair conditioner. Conditioners immediately smooth your hair cuticle (the outermost layer) and allow light to easily bounce off of it.
Conditioner gets rid of tangles, so you are less likely to pull, damage and break your hair. Conditioner helps to close (or smooth) your hair cuticle so that the inner cortex is better protected and less likely to lose excess moisture.

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Cleanse your hair daily:

Shampoo your hair daily. Clean hair reflects light better than dirty hair as dirty hair is covered in dust particles. Look at how much grease and oil can be wiped off of your face when you cleanse at night. The same applies to your hair.
Contrary to popular belief, shampoo does not dry your hair – it moisturizes it. The correct shampoo draws water into your hair and cleanses at the same time. I’d recommend using Philip Kingsley’s Re-Moisturizing Shampoo (£19 for 250ml)