Cheryl Cole reveals her beauty and hair secrets

Cheryl Cole has revealed her beauty and fitness secrets.

The former Girls Aloud and X Factor star told what kept her hair glossy and her figure toned.

She said: "I'm really good at using weekly hair masks to keep [my hair] in good condition. I went away for my birthday and didn't use a mask as often as I normally would and I really noticed the difference. It's just something you've got to do."

On food, Cheryl, 30, said: "I don't follow any strict diets, I just eat sensibly. I'm not eating McDonald's or pizza every day, but I do allow myself one cheat day a week, normally on a Sunday.

"I have a really sweet tooth and love cupcakes, doughnuts and basically anything that's really bad for you."

Cheryl admitted she was more strict when it came to exercise: "I'm still doing the Tracy Anderson Method, I swear by it. I see a trainer and they change the programme after every 10 sessions, you have to keep your body guessing. I also use the DVD at home."


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.