Cute Hairstyle Ideas for Summer

The sweltering summer heat proves to be an obstacle in achieving great-looking hair during this time of the year. Most women choose to pull their hair up into a pony tail or bun just to get their hair off of their face. Other than the boring ponytails, there are a lot of things you can do to your hair.

Here are some cute hairstyle ideas for summer.

pexels-photo-58592Headband braid

On days when you want to wear your down but want to keep your locks from falling on your face, consider a headband braid. This hairstyle is very popular, especially during the summer months. Plus, it’s a great way to hide those side-swept bangs. Braid your hair and wrap it around the edge of your hairline. Don’t forget to secure your hair with a bobby pin at the back of your neck.

Side pony

If you’re in a hurry and you only have a few minutes to fix your hair, opt for a side pony. Sure, it’s still a pony tail, but it’s sure to give you the classy, sultry look. It’s casual enough that you can wear it to the beach or a bbq party. It’s also chic-looking that you can even wear it on a date night or a formal event. Celebrities like Ashley Tisdale and Taylor Swift even wore it to the red carpet.

If you have thin hair, you may want to curl the ends of your hair. This will not only give off a sexier look, it will also add volume to your hair.

Beach waves

Nothing says summer like flowing beachy waves. Most women like the idea of having an effortless hairstyle that looks like they’ve been hanging by the beach all day. The natural look is youthful and sexy.

When curling your hair, start by sectioning your hair. For the first few sections, curl away from your face and then start alternating the curl. Finish off with a salt or texturizing spray.

If you are planning to wear beach waves throughout the summer, we highly recommend that you get a haircut. Ask your stylist to add layers to your hair to make it easier to curl and to add lightness to your locks.

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Worst Mistakes You Can Do for Your Hair

How you treat your hair can seriously affect the appearance and health of your hair. If you want gorgeous, shiny and healthy hair, then you need to pay close attention to your locks.

Here are 4 of the worst mistakes you can do for your hair.

pexels-photo-112782Poor diet

The foods you put into your body reflects on your hair. If you eat processed foods, sweets and junk foods regularly, odds are you have dull, dry and brittle hair.

Your hair is a reflection of your overall health. If you hair is in bad shape, this is an indication of vitamin or nutrient deficiency. Eat healthy and nutritious foods to keep your hair strong, healthy and shiny. Be mindful of your eating habits.

Intense towel drying

Many of you are probably guilty of this. You grab your towel after getting out of the shower. You vigorously rub your hair with a towel to get rid of excess moisture. Sure, this can help speed up the drying process, but it can really damage your locks. It can also leave you with frizzy hair.

To prevent damage, we recommend drying your hair with an old shirt or a microfiber towel. Squeeze your hair gently to get rid of excess moisture and allow it to dry naturally.

Being a clean freak

People with oily hair tend to wash their hair every single day. They are worried that they may end up with oily hair and scalp in the middle of the day. However, frequent washing can strip your scalp off of its natural oils. Because of this, it compensates for the lack of oil, so your hair ends even more oily.

If you have oily hair and it ends up greasy the next day, consider using dry shampoo. It will soak up the excess oil and will leave your hair looking and smelling fresh.

Tight ponytails

Ponytails are one of the go-to hairstyles of women. It’s one of the easiest ways to deal with bad hair day. It’s easy to do and can get your hair off of your face. While there is nothing wrong with pulling your hair up into a ponytail or a top bun, excessively tight ponytails are a bad idea.

If you tie your hair up too tightly, you’re putting added pressure onto your scalp. Eventually, this may cause traction alopecia. Your hair may fall out as a result.

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Ultimate Guide to Caring for Fine Hair

If you have fine, thin hair, you know the struggle is real. More often than not, you deal with limp, flat hair. While most people would resort to using a flat iron to keep their hair frizz-free and manageable, women with fine hair would end up looking like the girl who crawls out of the well in The Ring. Worse, fine hair is more prone to breakage, so it needs to be treated with care.

Here are some tips for caring for fine hair.

Go for volumizing shampoo

No one wants to have limp, droopy hair halfway through the day. Adding natural-looking volume to your hair starts in the shower. Volumizing shampoo is ideal for individuals with fine hair because it has a lightweight formula that won’t weigh your hair down. Plus, it coats each shaft of thin hair, making it look thicker.

Go light on conditioner

Just because your hair tends to go flat, that doesn’t mean that you should skip the conditioner entirely. Conditioners are designed to keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. Skipping conditioner will leave your hair dry.

To keep your hair from falling flat, we recommend that you apply the conditioner from mid-lengths to end. Avoid conditioning your scalp as it will weigh your hair down and make your roots look greasy.

Get the right cut

Getting the right haircut is the key to adding volume to your hair. This is especially beneficial for those with thin, fine hair. For maximum volume and movement, we recommend lightly layering the hair. Long, one-length hair will make your hair look flatter and thinner. Mid-length or short cuts and layers will make your hair bouncier and voluminous.

Avoid towel drying

Most people tend to reach for the towel after getting out of the shower to get rid of excess moisture. But if you have thin, fine hair, we advise that you skip the vigorous rub-a-dub. Use a microfiber towel and gently blot your hair with it. This is a gentler solution. Plus, it will help diminish frizz and make blowouts easier.

 

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Cute and Easy Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair

Now that summer is upon us, many of you are probably considering cutting off your hair. Some women are hesitant to chop off their hair, thinking it would be difficult to style it. But guess what, medium length hair is short enough to be low maintenance, yet long enough to style. It is the perfect balance between short and long hair.

Here are some cute and easy hairstyles for medium-length hair. You are certain to make a statement with any of these hairstyles.

demonstration-425278_960_720Sleek and polished

When elegance is a must, consider the sleek and polished look. This may be a simple look, but that smooth and silky straight hair is enough to instantly upgrade your hair to start status. It’s a perfect day-to-night hairstyle. It is chic, looks totally neat, and easy to style.

Start by blow drying your hair and make sure it’s completely dry. Then, apply a heat protectant and straighten your hair with a straightening iron.

Loose waves

Adding some waves into your hair is a great way to perk up your style. Whether you have long or medium length hair, soft waves look great on just about anyone. This look is the perfect combination of messy and sophisticated. It can be chic enough for date nights or evening outs, and relaxed enough for casual settings.

Virtually every celeb has graced the red carpet with perfectly tousled wavy hair. To achieve this look, simply curl your hair using a one-inch curling iron. Use your fingers to gently loosen your curls. Finish off by spritzing your hair with hair spray.

Braids

Braids are a great way to style your hair, especially this summer. Just because you have mid-length, hair, doesn’t mean that you can’t rock some braids.

Fishtail braids and French braids are the go-to look of most women during the summer. They are easy to create and they’re a great way to spruce up your hair. But if you are looking to get your braids up a notch, opt for a ponytail style. Braid your hair on the side, and then pull it up into a pony tail.

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Super Effective Ways to Get Silky, Smooth Hair

Having long, gorgeous and silky smooth hair remains to be at the top of every woman’s beauty wish list. In fact, a lot of women are willing to spend a lot of money in order to achieve this goal. They would buy the most expensive hair products there is in the hopes of having healthy and shiny hair.

Dry, dull and frizzy hair can be frustrating. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing with your some secrets to achieving silky, smooth hair. Here are some of them.

smoothhairCondition, condition, condition

Regular styling, along with the changes in weather and humidity levels, can leave our hair dry, dull and damaged. Conditioners are essential for healthy hair. This will help replenish the lost moisture and keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. Plus, your hair will be softer and more manageable.

It is also a good idea to do deep conditioning treatments once a week. With regular use, you’ll have soft, shiny and silky smooth hair you’ve always dreamed of.

Get regular trims

Most women choose not to cut their hair, especially when they’re trying to grow it out. However, haircuts aren’t only meant to keep your hair short. Rather, it is essential for getting rid of split ends and preventing them from coming back. This ensures that your hair is healthy and beautiful.

Choose the right products

When shopping for hair products, choose items that don’t contain alcohol because it can dry out your locks. Also, choose the right product based on your hair type. If you have dry hair, opt for those that are specifically made for dry hair. A mild shampoo is recommended for individuals with dry, dull hair because it contains fewer drying ingredients.

Eat a healthy diet

Our hair is in need of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep it healthy. Feeding your body with junk foods, sweets and empty calories will not only have a negative impact on your health, but also on your body. Remember, your hair is a reflection of your overall health.

Make it a habit to eat healthy and nutritious foods. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meat and whole grains. Also, don’t forget to drink lots of water.

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Relaxed Hair

Relaxing is the process of using chemicals to smooth out kinks in natural hair. Some people think that it’s impossible to achieve gorgeous, shiny hair on relaxed hair, but there’s no truth to that. It’s all about knowing how to properly take care of your hair. Due to their processed nature, relaxed hair requires special attention.

Here are some tips for maintaining healthy, relaxed hair.

healthyrelaxedhairUse sulfate-free shampoo

Wash your hair using sulfate-free shampoo. Unlike traditional shampoos, they are made from mild detergents that don’t completely wash away your hair’s moisture.

You have already put enough chemicals on your hair. So when washing your hair, we suggest that you leave the sulfates out of the equation. Also, limit washing your hair to once or twice a week. Frequent washing will only dry out your hair. Plus, you’ll be tempted to use heat styling tools more frequently, which will damage your hair.

Deep conditioning treatment

Relaxed hair is dry. You need to introduce moisturizing products into your hair care routine to have a smooth, shiny and silky texture.

Condition your hair every time you wash it. It is also best to do deep conditioning treatment once a week to retain moisture in your hair and strengthen it as well. Applying conditioner and deep conditioners regularly will keep your hair rich, full, and will not break easily.

Use as little heat as possible

We all know that frequent use of heat styling tools can cause heat damage. Remember that your hair is dry and fragile after relaxing treatment, so you might want to stay away from such tools. If you really need to use a straightening iron, be sure to use a heat protectant beforehand. Then, follow up with an application of argan oil serum.

Scalp massage

Scalp massage is beneficial for everyone. It helps alleviate stress and promotes relaxation. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn, leads to hair growth.

Castor oil is recommended for this purpose. This type of oil strengthens your hair and promotes new hair growth. It also nourishes the hair shaft and strengthens the roots. Plus, it lubricates the scalp and helps prevent dry, flaky scalp.

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Tips to Grow Out Fringe Stylishly

Bangs are a great way to change up your look. They are seemingly always on trend and can instantly upgrade your hairstyle. But if you’ve ever had bangs, you know how awkward it looks after a month or so. Sure, it looks amazing during the first couple of weeks. But as your bangs start to grow out, you regret ever getting bangs. You may even find yourself Googling the words “how to make hair grow faster” in frustration.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to grow out your fringe stylishly. Here are tips to style and manage your bangs until it hits the perfect length.

hairfringeSweep them sideways

A side part is a great way to conceal fringe regrowth. This prevents your bangs from going straight down into your eyes. Plus, it makes it easier for you to blend them with the rest of your hair. To start, switch to a side part. Then, sweep your bangs sideways. It may take a while to train them into their new direction, so it may help to dampen them and then blow them out with a round brush.

Embrace accessories

Hair accessories are now officially your best friends. Bobby pins, headbands and clips are the perfect accessories for those who growing out their fringe.

Reposition your part to one side. Push your bangs over to one side and secure with clips or bobby pins. If you choose to wear a headband, consider using a styling pomade to smooth your bangs back. This is especially important when your bangs are a bit shorter. If you don’t, they’ll just stick up behind the headband.

Braid it

If you are looking for a stylish way to keep your bangs off of your eyes, try braiding it. If your bangs hit past your eye, then it will be long enough to braid. Part your on the side and then start braiding your hair down all the way down. This style is simple, yet chic. We bet you’ll keep doing it even after your bangs have grown out.

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4 Ways to Restore Shine and Smoothness to Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair is something many of us struggle with. Instead of smooth and defined, our hair appears dry and frizzy. This is especially true during the summer months, when humidity levels are higher.

If your hair decides to go Diana Ross on you on most days, you need to keep on reading. Here, we’ll share you some tips on how to restore shine and smoothness to frizzy hair. Use these tips to keep frizzy hair at bay.

salon-qualityGo alcohol-free

Most drugstore products contain alcohol. Alcohol swells the cuticles and makes your hair coarser, which add to frizz. Avoid products with alcohol and switch to salon-quality products instead. Also, avoid products with sulfates as it can dry out your hair.

Apply oil to wet hair

Put moisture back into your mane by applying moisture-locking oil to your tresses while it is still wet. This will keep your hair hydrated and help block out humidity. Once your hair is 90% dry, brush your hair with a mixed bristle brush to distribute oil onto the rest of your hair.

You may also use a flat iron once your hair is completely dry. This will seal the cuticles for a smooth finish and keep straight hair from getting frizzy.

Condition your hair regularly

Frizz is often caused by a lack of moisture in your hair. To keep your hair hydrated and moisturized, make sure that you condition your hair regularly. Some people decide to skip the conditioner because they are worried about weighing their hair down. If so, then keep the conditioner away from your roots. Rather, apply it from mid-shaft down to your ends. If you skip the conditioner, your cuticles will open up to let moisture in; thus, leaving your hair looking like you put a finger on a socket.

Avoid hot tools

Blow drying will help make your hair more manageable. However, constant exposure to heat will leave your hair dry and damaged. Drying your hair naturally in the air will prevent heat damage. When done right, it can also help fight frizzy hair. If you really need to blow dry your hair, we suggest that you use the coolest setting in your blow dryer.

 

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Why Getting Regular Haircuts is Good for Your Hair

Regular haircuts are an important facet of hair care. Many people underestimate how important regular haircut is. In fact, some women would go more than a year without haircuts. But getting a cut do more than just chopping off your hair.

Here are 4 reasons why getting regular haircuts is good for your hair.

Why Getting Regular Haircuts is Good for Your HairMaintain hairstyle and shape

A good haircut improves your appearance and gives you a boost in appearance. Since our hair grows naturally, your hair may lose its shape in a month or so. To maintain your hairstyle and make sure it looks just as good, we recommend visiting the salon for a trim every 6 to 8 weeks. Plus, it will be easier for you to style and manage your hair.

Thicker hair

Long hair looks sexy and beautiful. However, excessive length weighs down your hair, making it look thin, tired and flat. This is especially true if you have stick straight hair. By getting regular haircuts, you’ll get rid of those wispy ends; thus, adding volume to your locks.

Get rid of split ends

Daily styling, along with other elements like the sun, weather and humidity can take a toll on our hair. Over time, it becomes dry, brittle and damaged. The ends of your hair are the most fragile parts of your hair, so they are prone to breakage and split ends.

Split ends may travel up your hair, causing more damage. A haircut is the only solution for getting rid of split ends.  Getting your hair trimmed every 6 to 10 weeks will prevent it from coming back.

Healthier hair

This may sound counterintuitive, but we suggest getting regular haircuts if you are planning to grow your hair out. Sure, your hair will be shorter after a haircut, but this will improve the health and appearance of your hair. As mentioned above, regular haircuts helps get rid of split ends and prevents it from coming back. Plus, it keeps your hair in shape and makes it look thicker. All these combined, and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous, healthy looking hair.

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4 Ways to Treat Heat Damaged Hair

Heat styling tools like straightening irons, curling irons and blow dryers can make the job of styling your hair a lot of easier. Unfortunately, regular use of such tools can take a toll on your tresses, leaving you with hair that has a straw-like texture.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to nurse your damaged tresses back to life. Here are 4 ways to treat heat damaged hair.

damagedhairtipsGet a haircut

Unmanageable hair, split ends and excessive breakage – these are all signs of heat damaged hair. The first thing you should do before you start treatment is to chop off the heat damaged ends. We understand that some of you might be hesitant to cut your hair, but if you don’t, your hair will continue to break off, which will only make the problem worse.

Getting a haircut will help you get rid of the damage and split ends as well. Plus, it will encourage healthy hair growth. Go ahead and book an appointment with your hairstylist. After all, summer is coming. We’re sure you’ll look fabulous in short hair.

Ditch the hot tools

Since heat is the root of the problem, you may want to avoid using these tools for a while. There is no point in chopping your hair off if you have no plans of taking care of it. Instead of using the hair dryer, we suggest that you air dry your hair. If you want to curl it, consider braiding your hair before going to bed and then untangle it in the morning. Finish off with sea salt spray for perfectly effortless beachy waves.

Use clarifying shampoo

You’ve probably been using a number of hair care products – leave in conditioner, thermal protectant, mousse, sea salt spray etc. These products build up over time. This makes your hair look dull and lifeless. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product build up. Since we’re trying to restore your hair back to life, you want to start with a clean slate.

Use protein treatments

Protein treatments are beneficial for heat damaged hair. They are great for filling in gaps in the cuticles; thus, helping repair damage. With regular use, it will help bring your hair back to its original state.

 

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