Pro Tips for Curly Hair Care

Curly hair comes with a set of rules. If you have naturally curly hair, you have probably learned that certain tricks can help tame your tresses; while some can completely ruin your look.

pexels-photo-918475Caring for your curls takes knowledge and understanding of the dos and don’ts of how to keep your hair beautiful and healthy. This week, we’ll teach you how to take care of your curly hair and keep your mane tamed.

Shampoo less

Frequent washing strips your scalp off the natural oils it needs to be healthy. We’re not saying you shouldn’t wash your hair, but shampooing less often is the key to bouncy curls.

For those with thick strands, you can go 3 or more days without wash. But if you have fine hair, it is best to shampoo your hair every other hair.

The best way to wash hair is with a 100% sulfate-free shampoo. Traditional shampoos contain harsh detergents called sulfates, which can be too harsh for most curls. This will keep your hair nourished and hydrated.

Daily conditioning is the key

Curly hair needs moisture – lots of moisture. It is drier as compared to straight locks because it takes more time for natural oils to reach the ends.

Conditioner, leave-in cream and deep conditioner should all be lined up in your shower. Experts also recommend deep conditioning treatment at least once a week.

Dry your hair with a shirt

A t-shirt may not be as absorbent as towel fibres, but it greatly reduces frizz, hair breakage and set the fundamental base for working your curls. So instead of grabbing the towel, you might want to get a shirt instead and dry your hair with it.

Keep your hands off

Do not touch your hair, especially when it is dry. The more you touch your hair, the more you rough up the cuticle layer; thus, causing more frizz.

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How to Take Care of Your Hair in Summer

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We all love the allure of summertime! Summer is a time for frolicking on the beach, enjoying the yard and attending outdoor events. But the downside of the summer sun is that it can wreak havoc on your hair. The hot rays of the sun can be just as strong as a hot blow dryer.

Listed below are the 5 summer hair care tips to get you through those sunny days.

Shampoo Less, Condition More

Use a good moisturizing conditioner in the hot summer months. Try skipping several days in between shampoos because it is drying to your hair and robs it of its natural moisture. In between days, try using baby powder as a dry shampoo to keep hair looking good. Also, when you shampoo or rinse your hair, use lukewarm or cold water because the “hot shower” is damaging to your hair. Once a week, give yourself a good deep conditioning treatment.

A good hair mask or oil treatment is a must or you can also try some home conditioning treatments that work well. If the ends of your hair are damaged, you can soak them in jojoba oil and wrap in plastic for overnight. When styling your hair, make sure to always use a leave in conditioner.

Minimal Styling Tool Usage

Try to cut back on your use of blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons and any other “heat” producing hair appliances. A good way to start is to let your hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer. If you must use a blow dryer, make sure you have used a leave in conditioner and a heat protecting spray on your hair first. Try to opt for more natural styles, which require less use of a styling iron that can burn your hair. Cut back on hair products (mousses, gels, glossers) that contain alcohol that are very drying to your hair. Try to find hair products that are all-natural or contain no alcohol.

Sun Protection is a must

When going out into the glaring sun, wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from sun damage. If you don’t cover your head, spray a little sunscreen in your hair. Try using hair products that also offer sunscreen protection.

Keep it Trimmed

During the summer months, make sure you keep the ends trimmed to prevent further breakage. You can try opting for a shorter style in the summer months. If you must keep it long, condition well, protect it from the sun and keep the damaged ends trimmed.

Watch Out for Chlorine

Chlorine is extremely damaging on your hair. If you love to swim, make sure you wet your hair first before getting into the pool to help keep your hair from absorbing the chlorine. After swimming, make sure you shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to remove the chlorine residue in your hair.

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How to Keep Your Hair Sweat-Proof During Workout

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Hitting the gym is one of the best things you can do for your body, but sometimes, it can also be the worst habit for your hair.

A vigorous workout can leave you and your hair drenched with sweat. While it’s easy to come up with an excuse to skip the gym, the thought of your perfectly styled hair getting ruined shouldn’t be one of them.

Here are a few tips to make sure that your hair looks fabulous while you get your fitness on track.

Put it up

If you have long hair, pull your hair up to keep it from sticking to your sweaty skin and keep it off your face during and after a workout. A pony tail is usually the most common option, but it can leave behind an elastic band mark.

Instead of the usual pony tail, opt for a bun or a loose top knot. Use bobby pins to secure your hair. This will not only keep the strands loose, it also won’t leave any hair kinks that would ruin your hairstyle.

Use styling products

Styling products like gel and hairspray should be used to finish off your hairdo. These products can help keep stray hairs secure and protect your hair from exercise-induced sweat.

Be sure not to go overboard and only use the right amount. If used in excess, it will leave your hair limp and attract more dirt once it gets sweaty.

Avoid over washing

After a workout, the first thing you do is to take a shower. Keep in mind, though, that too much shampoo can dry out your hair. To mop up grease and sweat out of your hair without stripping your hair’s natural oil, a dry shampoo would be a great alternative.

Finish off with a blast

If your hair looks a bit sweatier than you wish after workout, carefully mop up sweat around your hairline with the use of a towel. To fight off further sweat, get a blow dryer and blast cool air at your roots for a few seconds. This will help make your hair look presentable again.

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4 Men’s Hair Trend You Should Try in 2018

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Just like fashion, men’s hairstyles have evolved through the years. If you’ve been wearing your hair the same way for the past 10 years, now would be the best time to update your hairstyle.

Here are 4 men’s hair trend you should try in 2018.

The Sweep back

The swept back hairstyle was a big hit in the ‘90s. But due to its clean, professional, and classic look, we’re still seeing a lot of men wearing this hairstyle. It seems like it’s not going anywhere. Although looking a bit formal, the slicked back hairstyle isn’t only reserved for the office setting or formal events. You can also adapt it for weekend adventures by playing with different products to suit the environment.

Tapered hairstyle

If you are looking for a hairstyle that is low maintenance, not too boring, and never goes out of style, the classic taper cut is for you.

The tapered haircut is nothing new. In fact, it is a classic hairstyle that has been around for decades. But the renewed interest in this hairstyle stems from its stylish versatility. It is one of those hairstyles that can’t go wrong. It is a high performance style that is easy to achieve and modify to suit your personal style. You can keep it long and professional for formal business meetings, slick it back for a trendier style or wear it in a tousled, textured hairstyle for a relaxed look.

Textured crop

If you’re stuck on what hairdo to go for, the textured crop is something you might want to consider. This is one of the most popular hair trends right now. In fact, people from all over the world are following this trend.

The textured crop is recommended for men who are concerned about their receding. With this hairstyle, you can choose what length you want on your sides and back. The top will have to be kept longer, so you can sweep it forward, which is help cover your hairline. This hairstyle is one of the most effortless styles. A comb and pomade is all you need to keep your hair in check. You may also want to invest in a salt spray if you have curly or wavy hair to enhance the texture.

The ear tuck

There is something so cool and modern about men with long hair. Today, more and more men are growing their hair out. Just like women, many of them choose to wear their hair down; hence, the ear tuck trend.

If you have long hair, the barber may not be the best place to visit. Rather, visit a salon and look for a stylist who is comfortable working with men with long hair. Also, use a moisturizing shampoo to keep it sleek and manageable. Regular conditioning is also a must to maintain your hair’s health.

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How to Get Flawless Beachy Waves This Summer

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Considered an effortless style, beach waves is one of the most popular hairstyles in summer. Most women want to look like they’ve been hanging by the beach all day, when in fact, they were just sitting on their desk the while afternoon.

If you want to learn the secrets of create this season’s hottest hairstyle, this blog post is for you. Follow these steps to create the perfect beachy waves this summer.

Second day hair is good

If you plan on wearing beachy waves, it is best to skip the shower. Beachy waves look great on day old hair. The style will give your second-day hair a great textured look. But if you plan to wash your hair, skip the conditioner. Not only will it cause your hair to fall flat, waves won’t stay in place on soft and silky hair.

Get the right haircut

Beach waves are a must-try this season. This hairstyle isn’t just reserved casual occasions. In fact, stars like Blake Lively and Lorraine Schwarts were recently spotted wearing summer’s hottest hairdo on the red carpet. If you intend to wear beach waves every day, we recommend that you visit the salon.

To make styling easier, you need to have the right haircut. Ask your stylist to add lots layers to your hair. With long and defined layers, it will be easier to achieve the perfect waves. Just give it a crunch or two, and you’re good to go.

Invest on the right products

True beach hair is notoriously crispy. Unlike the signature bombshell waves, they’re messier, fuzzier, and a little less defined. To achieve the perfect beach waves, spritz your hair with salt spray.

Mist is generously to dry or wet hair to get gritty texture and waves. You can leave things here if you want a more natural look. But for the ultimate tousled locks, hot styling tools are a must.

Invest on high quality tools

Creating perfectly imperfect waves isn’t as easy as it looks. You need to make an effort if you want to look like you spent the day with your toes in the sand.

You need to get your hands on a good quality tools. You’re going to want to invest on a blow dryer and a curling iron. You shouldn’t use a curling iron on wet or damp hair, so a blow dryer is a must. Take note of the size when shopping for a curling iron. The bigger the barrel, the looser the wave.

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4 Reasons to Love Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is not entirely new. In fact, it has been around since the 1940s. The demand for it increased over the years as more and more people are found out about the amazing benefits of dry shampoo.

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious to know how to make dry shampoo your hair’s BFF. It’s an amazing product that would make a great addition to your hair care essentials. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of dry shampoo.

It saves time

Washing your hair every morning can be a drag. You’ll need to dry your hair, apply some hair care products, and then style it. Before you know it, you have already spent an hour fixing your hair.

If you want to cut your getting ready time in half, dry shampoo may be just what you need. It is beneficial, especially on days when you pushed the snooze button one too many times. Simply spray dry shampoo on your roots, flip your head over, and run your fingers through your hair. You can get to your early morning meeting on time, with your hair looking fresh and well-styled.

Goodbye grease

Regular washing can dry out your hair. This is why it is recommended to limit shampooing to 2-3 times a week. For some people, however, second day hair means flat, greasy and matted locks. If this sounds like you, then you may want to give dry shampoo a try.

Dry shampoo soaks up excess oil and sweat. It gives your hair a fresh look and leaves it smelling nice. This product is also recommended for those who tend to make post-gym plans. It revives your hair and scalp. No one will notice you just got out from the gym.

You can create loose, tousled waves

Want to achieve a glam look with minimal effort? Dry shampoo is the key. This product will add volume to your hair and add staying power to your hairstyle. Spray dry shampoo on your roots and hair before curling it. This will create a rougher texture, making your hair easier to style.

It’s a humidity shield

The weather is something we don’t have control of. If you have fine, thin hair, you probably notice that your hair blows up or falls flat in humid weather. You can use dry shampoo to tame your hair or deal with limp locks, especially when it’s humid out there.

To protect your hair from humidity, simply apply dry shampoo to your roots and style your hair as usual. A mousse-based dry shampoo is better for those with wavy or curly hair.

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Stunning Wedding Updos That are Beautiful from Every Angle

Every bride wants the best for her wedding. They want the perfect gown, an epic wedding venue, and a towering cake. Since all eyes are on you on this special day, you also want a dazzling wedding updo that would look beautiful from every angle.pexels-photo-265945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your wedding day is coming up, but you still have no clue about what to do to your hair, we urge you to keep reading. Here are 3 stunning updos that will every bride tressed to impress.

Rolled Inside Chignon

A vintage wedding calls for a classic hairstyle. But that doesn’t mean that you should wear a simple and dated look. You want a hairstyle that is sleek and sophisticated, yet gives off a modern vibe. In this case, the rolled inside chignon would be the perfect hairstyle for you.

This updo is the modern twist to the classic chignon. This hairstyle would be perfect when paired with a strapless gown. It is easy to do on your own and will only take a few minutes of your time. To get the most out of your look, you may also add a sparkling headband. With such a creative and stunning hairstyle, guests won’t be able to stop staring at you.

Twisted Bouffant

If you love big hair, then you might want to give this hairstyle a try. After all, your wedding is the perfect occasion to wear an intricate updo without looking overdone.

The twisted bouffant exudes ease and effortlessness. Think of this hairstyle as the French twist, but dressed down. It is a bit more casual as compared to other updos, but it still formal enough for wedding. It will look great when paired with a sheath dress and heels. The updo is also slightly raised for effect.

Loose waves updo

If low-key and plenty of texture is something you like, this hairstyle may be just what you’re looking for. It is loose, lovely, and provides just the right amount of flowy. It looks relaxed and understated, yet chic and put together. Think of it as a formal, messy bun. For a more romantic look, you might want to add a small clip or a brooch.

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Gorgeous and Grown-Up Ways to Wear Hair Accessories

Summer is just around the corner. Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, many of you are probably looking for chic ways to style your hair. It’s time to bring out those accessories to create simple yet stylish hairstyles.

Here are some gorgeous and grown-up ways to wear hair accessories.

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Headband

When we talk of headbands, most people will conjure an image of a child wearing a bright-colored headband. Although, often associated with kids, this classic accessory can help elevate your look.

Headbands can help get your hair off of your face. This is why it is the go-to accessory of active women. If you want to add more of a dainty feel to your look, choose a headband with a delicate lace design.

Some women would tie their hair into a pony tail and then add the headband to keep their hair in place. But if you want a more girly look, start with a side pony tail. Braid your hair and then add the headband. This hairstyle will elevate a simple pony tail from ordinary to chic.

Barrette

Just like the headband, most people tend to associate the barrettes to their elementary days. Some of you may have abandoned your barrettes, along with your character lunch bags and math homework. Well, it’s time to bring them out of storage. You can rock these accessories as adults.

Barrettes are the perfect blend of stylish and functional. Some people use small barrettes and clip them on the side of their head. That’s the classic way to wear them. But if you have the big ones, try using them as a hair clip instead. Pull your hair into pony tail and secure it with a barrette. If you have the sparkly version, better. This is going to add pizzazz to your look.

Embellished claw

Claw clips are a great accessory. They are ideal for busy women who don’t have time to do their hair. They are cheap, versatile, and available in a wide variety of shape and sizes.

Claw clips are perfect for creating a messy bun. Simply pull your hair up into a bun and clip your hair with a claw. This will make you look pulled together, minus the fuss. If you have medium length hair, the small claws are perfect for you. Simply grab a small section of your hair on each side, twist them towards the back of your head, and secure with a claw. This will be the grown-up version of your elementary ‘do.

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Essential Hair Care Products Every Woman Should Own

Most women own lots of makeups. After all, having different types of makeups will help you achieve exactly the look you want. But the same can’t be said with hair care products. When it comes to hair care products, less is more. After all, most products provide several benefits. Plus, using a variety of different products can lead to product build-up, dandruff, and greasy hair.

Here are some essential hair care products every woman should own.

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Dry shampoo

Regular washing can dry out your hair. This is why it is recommended to limit washing to 2-3 times a week. The problem is that the natural oils in your scalp come to the surface when you haven’t washed your hair for days. As a result, your hair becomes greasy and matted.

Use dry shampoo on days when you don’t wash your hair. It soaks up excess oil and sweat; thus, leaving you with clean and fresh. It cleanses your hair without drying out your locks.

Shampoo

We all know that shampoo is a must to keep your hair clean and fresh. Considering the number of shampoos on the market, choosing the right one for your hair can be challenging. Although you want your hair to smell fresh, you can’t just buy a shampoo because it smells nice.

When choosing a shampoo, you need to consider your hair type. If you have oily hair, then choose a shampoo that is specially designed for oily hair. If you have dry hair, choose shampoo that is formulated for dry hair. The key is to get the right shampoo for your hair type.

Conditioner

There are lots of things that can dry your hair out. Regular washing, blow drying, too much sun exposure, and poor diet are just some of the factors that can damage and dry out your hair.

Regular conditioning is a must to reduce the dryness of your hair. It locks in the moisture into your strands; thus, leaving it soft, silky, and manageable. If you have oily or greasy hair, you may think skipping conditioner is a smart move. It’s not. Simply apply conditioner from mid-shaft to ends if conditioners leave your hair flat and limp.

Leave in conditioner

Most people don’t use leave-in conditioners because they think they’re unnecessary. This product acts as a primer and is best to be applied before your styling products.

Leave-in conditioners will make your hair softer. You will find that it is easier to detangle your locks. Plus it will leave your hair smoother and shinier. Leave-in conditioners can also help tame frizz and act as heat protectant. If you think it is an unnecessary extra step, think again.

 

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Essential Tips to Care for Your Hair in the Summer

After spending months cooped inside the house, most people spend more time outdoorspexels-photo-219569 during the summer. This is why most people associate the summer months with vacations, beach, and barbecue.

With the temperatures rising up to 3 digits in some parts of the country, you need to take precautions to protect your skin and your hair from the sun’s harmful rays.

Here are some essential tips to care for your hair in the summer.

Protect your hair from the sun

Most people are aware how damaging the sun is to their skin. But did you know that it can also be damaging to your hair and scalp?

The summer heat can wreak havoc on your hair, leaving you with dry hair and scalp. If you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time, we suggest that you apply hair products that have a good amount of SPF in them. Or better yet, wear a cap or a scarf to protect your hair and scalp from the scorching sun.

Condition, condition, condition

Your may be in great shape, but you may notice that it becomes dull and lifeless in the summer. This is probably due to spending too much time in the pool or overexposure to the sun’s rays. Because of this, it is important to keep your hair hydrated through the hot months.

Regular condition is a must to keep your hydrated. This will help restore moisture into your locks, leaving you with soft, silky, and manageable hair.

Fight the frizz

As much as we love summer, it tends to aggravate frizz. Because of this, most women would pull their hair up into a pony tail. Not only will it conceal a bad hair day, it also helps keep their hair off of their face.

If you find yourself battling with frizzy hair most of the time, try applying a silicone-infused cream after washing your hair. This will create a barrier that will keep moisture from the air out and lock in your hair’s natural moisture. Remember, frizzy hair needs moisture – lots of it.

Avoid the heat

When the temperatures soar, the last thing you want is to blast your hair with a dryer. Sun damaged hair is extra fragile. By using heat styling tools, you are only causing further damage. Try to do away with heat styling tools and allow your hair to dry naturally.

Some people are having a hard time styling their hair without the heat tools. Now is the perfect time to put your hair products to work. Apply a leave-in conditioner or cream through the lengths of your hair. This will help nourish your hair while still keeping it in place. Look for hair care products with SPF.

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