Choosing the Perfect Bangs for Your Face Shape

Bangs can be a fun way to freshen your style and change your look. With so many different styles of bangs, you are open to a variety of styling options. You can chop them a little shorter if you feel like having your eyebrows on display. You can move it to the side if you don’t feel like having a full, straight fringe. Or you can pin them all the way back if you don’t feel like having bangs today.

If you are considering getting bangs, then this blog post is for you. Here, we’ll give you some helpful tips on how to choose the right bangs that will flatter your face shape.

pexels-photo-240082Round face

This face shape is identified by full, wide cheeks. Bangs can make a full face look wider. As such, youneed to be very careful when choosing the right type of bangs for your face shape.

If you have small or round face, side-swept bangs will look flattering on you. This will help create some angles and make your face appear longer. Avoid blunt bangs as they will accentuate your face’s fullness.

Heart face

Individuals with heart-shaped face usually have a wider forehead, small chin, and pointed jaw.are ideal for this face shape as it draws attention to your eyes and the middle of your face. Wispy fringe is another great option for heart-shaped faces. This will soften the shape of the face. Avoid blunt bangs as they will accentuate your wide forehead.

Oval face

If you have oval face, then you are one lucky girl. Why? It’s because you can rock pretty much any type of fringe you want. Although you have the option to choose whatever style you want, blunt bangs are ideal for those with oval face shape. This type of fringe will take off some length from your face.

Square face

Square faces are identifiable by a well defined jaw. They also have an equal height and width. For this face shape, opt for long side-swept bangs that hit just below the eyebrows. This type of bangs will help soften your hard angles and will make your face look a bit longer.

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Flattering Hairstyles for Women with Round Faces

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right hairstyle. Face shape is one of them. The key to finding the perfect hairstyle is to find the one that will accentuate your best features and will work with your face shape. If you have a round face, the goal is to make the face look longer and edgier.

If you’re having trouble finding the perfect hairstyle that will work well with your face shape, this blog post is for you. Here are some hairstyle suggestions that can slim down round faces.

pexels-photo-598745Lob

A lob is a long bob. What’s great about this hairstyle is that it works well with anyone. This type of haircut can go anywhere from above the shoulders to around the collarbone. If you opt for a lob, be sure to keep the length below the chin. Otherwise, it will draw the attention to the widest part of your face. With straight, face-framing strands that hit below the chin, it creates an elongated silhouette that will make your face appear longer and slimmer.

Layers

Adding layers to your hair is one of the most flattering hairstyles for your face shape. This will bring the focus to your lips, cheeks and eyes. It can also break up a round face shape; hence, elongating the face. This can easily be obtained with longer lengths.

Side-swept bangs

If you want fringe, we recommend swoopy side-swept bangs. With your bangs cascading down diagonally, it adds dimension and creates the illusion of height. It elongates your face instead widening it. It counters the softness of a round shape.

When cutting bangs, you want to make sure that it ends just below the cheekbones. Fringe that hit right at the cheeks create more width.

Pixie cut

Most people think that short hair only flatters women with long, somewhat angular faces. But if you want to go short, go short all the way. The pixie cut, for instance, draws the attention horizontally. It can emphasize your eyes and detract from facial roundness.

If you are considering getting a pixie cut, try pixie with long, asymmetrical bangs. We also recommend backcombing on the crown to create volume on top. The added volume at the roots will visually elongate your face, making it look narrower.

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Common Causes of Hair Breakage and Split Ends

Split ends can give your hair an awful look. It can wreak havoc on the look and health of your hair. It is also difficult to get rid of. As such, it is important to prevent it in the first place.

The good news is that keeping split ends at bay is possible. But we believe it would be easier to prevent this problem if you’re familiar about the things that contribute to it.

Here are some of the most common causes of hair breakage and split ends.

sunglasses-woman-girl-facelessAggressive combing or brushing

After getting out of the shower, most people would rub their hair vigorously with a towel to get rid of excess moisture. Then, they’d proceed with brushing or combing their hair. This is one of the most common reasons for hair breakage and split ends.

Our hair is at its weakest when it is wet. It is also usually tangled after shower. Combing or brushing your while wet can put a lot of physical stress on your hair fibers. This is especially true if you’re using a fine toothed comb. Be gentle on your hair to avoid stress and breakage. Untangle your hair, starting from the ends and then work your way up.

Use of harsh shampoos

Most people don’t pay much attention to the ingredients in their shampoo. Often, they would choose one that smells great.

Sulfate is one of the most common ingredients found in shampoos. It does a great job of getting rid of grime and dead skin cells from your scalp and hair; thus, leaving your locks squeaky clean. The downside is that it strips your of its natural oils, leading to breakage and eventually split ends.

When shopping for shampoo, opt for a gentle one. Sulfate free shampoos will clean your hair and scalp without drying out your strands.

Frequent use of heat styling tools

You are probably aware that the frequent use of heat styling tools can damage your hair. It will dry out your hair and weaken it, which may lead to breakage and split ends. Avoid using these tools frequently. Allow your hair to dry naturally a few times a week.

If you really need to use them, make sure that you apply a heat protectant first. Not only will it protect your hair from heat damage, it will also add moisture to your locks.

Chemical treatments

Chemicals can wreak havoc on the chemical composition of your hair. Curling, perming and straightening can suck the moisture out of your hair follicles, leaving your hair dry and brittle. While it’s fine to dye your hair, frequent coloring can lead to dry, brittle hair, which causes split ends.

Low protein diet

We all know that our hair is mainly composed of protein. Protein is needed for healthy and gorgeous hair. Those who lack protein in their diet are likely to suffer from weak, thin hair, which is more prone to breakage. Be sure to incorporate protein into your daily diet. Beans, fish, meat, eggs, and nuts are excellent sources of protein.

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5-Minute Hairstyles for Busy Professionals

As a working mom, there are a lot of things you need to worry about. Fussing with your hair shouldn’t be one of them.

Here are some easy hairstyles that you can do within 5 minutes or less. These hairstyles are so chic, no one at the office will even know that you didn’t have enough time to fix your hair this morning.

pexels-photo-440582Messy bun

The messy bun is a simple up-do hairstyle that you can easily do on your own. It may look simple, but it will look great on any women regardless of age or hair length. Plus, it goes perfectly with any casual attire. You can even wear it in formal events or occasions.

To achieve this look, simply pull your hair up into a loose ponytail. If you have fine, thin hair, you may want to tease a few sections of your hair. This will give you a voluminous-looking bun. Then, twist your ponytail and wrap it around the rubber band. Lastly, spritz your hair with hairspray to make sure everything stays in place.

Twisted ponytail

Ponytails are the go-to hairstyles of women who are always on-the-go. Not only is it an easy way to style your hair, it can also get your hair off of your face. However, traditional ponytails can be boring. If you’re tired of the usual ponytail, you may want to try the twisted ponytail.

To create this chic hairstyle, start by taking a small section of your hair on either sides of your face. Twist the two sections and secure with elastic. Continue this process until you reach the back of the head. Pull the rest of your hair up into a pony tail. With just a few simple twists, your ponytail just got an upgrade.

Fancy half-up

Half-ups work great on all hair types and length. It is a great way to keep your hair looking fancy without being over-the-top. It is ideal for casual or more formal occasions.

Start by taking a small chunk of your hair above your ear. Pull your hair to the back and secure with a bobby pin. Do the same on the opposite side of your hair. Continue pulling small front sections of your hair back in a crisscrossing pattern.

 

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Tips for a Tantrum-Free Haircut for Your Toddler

A lot of children experience a complete meltdown upon mentioning cutting their hair or when they see a pair of scissors. They would shriek hysterically at the sight of haircutting scissors and would shrink in fear when held still for a snip.

If your child is sensitive to having their hair cut, then this blog post is for you. Here, we listed down some tips for a tantrum-free haircut for your toddler. Hopefully, these tips will help ease your child’s fear and stay still during the haircut.

baby-boy-hat-covered-101537Create a distraction

You need to create a distraction in order to get the child’s attention to the cutting process. This helps alleviate fear and will help your child hold still for a haircut.

Some salons that cater to children plays cartoons or let the kids borrow some toys. Or better yet, you can bring your child’s favorite toy with you and let him/her hold the toy while getting a haircut. Some kids get distracted that they hardly notice that they’re getting a haircut.

Explain what will happen

For most kids, getting a haircut can be scary. A few days prior to the appointment, try to explain to your child what’s going to happen. It may help to describe the process in a fun and exciting way. Make it really interesting by telling your child that it will be fun and that the person who will be cutting their hair has a special comb and scissors.

Avoid using the word cut

Most kids associate the word cut with pain. They are afraid that cutting their hair would be painful. So instead of telling your kid that they are getting a haircut, tell them that they are going to the salon for a trim.

Let your child sleep before the appointment

Most kids throw a fit when they are tired or sleepy. Make sure that the child is rested before his/her appointment. It is best to book an appointment in the morning, when they are full and well rested.

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Keratin Treatment

Keratin treatments have generated a lot of buzz over the last few years. This treatment is designed to eliminate frizz, eradicate curly hair, and give your hair its original shine. Despite these benefits, a lot of people are still hesitant to undergo this procedure because of the circulating news that it is made with formaldehyde.

pexels-photo-432605Here are 4 things you need to know before getting a keratin treatment. It is always a good idea to know all of the facts before strapping on in and getting your hair done.

Always do your research

It is important to do your research before opting for a keratin treatment. Different salons use different products. If you are planning to get a keratin treatment, we recommend that you book a consultation with your stylist first. Determine the product they’ll be using on your hair.  While you’re at it, you may also want to read up on the pros and cons of keratin treatment. This way, it will be easier for you to decide whether or not to push through with the procedure.

Different formulas for different goals

Ask yourself, why do you want to get a keratin treatment? The answer to this question will help you and your stylist determine what type of formula should be used on your hair. If you want to maintain more curl and body on your hair, you can get a formaldehyde-free keratin treatment. If you are someone with wavy locks and you want to have polished, straight strands, a formaldehyde-free version may not do the trick. You need a powerful chemical to change your hair’s texture.

The results of formaldehyde-free treatments may only last for a shorter period of time. Those that promise long-lasting result will no doubt have formaldehyde.

Who are the best candidates for a keratin treatment?

Whether you have stick-straight or curly hair, you are welcome to give this treatment a try. There are no limitations when it comes to hair textures. In fact, you can have excellent results even if you have curly, frizzy, or wavy hair. The key to enjoying all the benefits of a keratin treatment is to use the services of a skilled and experienced stylist.

Pregnant women, as well as individuals with chemically damaged hair should avoid getting a keratin treatment.

Caring for your hair after the treatment

Let’s face it. Keratin treatments can be expensive. Depending on the salon and the length of your hair, it can set you back between $250 and $450. As such, you want to give the effects of your treatment longevity.

You aren’t advised to wash your hair for at least 48 hours after the treatment. You also need to steer clear of bumps and crimps in your hair as it is likely to stay there.

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The Art of Cutting Curly Hair

Most people with curly hair have experienced a haircut disaster at some point. You visited the salon with high hopes that you’ll have a great haircut that will give you a boost in confidence. Instead, your trip to the salon ended up in pain and unhappiness.

To prevent a haircut disaster, we’d like to share with you some golden rules for cutting curly hair. Yes, there is a right way to cut curly hair.

pexels-photo-289923Work with dry hair

When you get a haircut, the process usually starts with washing your hair. But curly hair should not be cut the same way as straight hair. It is best to cut curly hair while it is dry. Why? It’s because the length changes between dry and wet. Curly hair becomes longer when it is wet. So if they shampoo your hair prior to cutting, then may be a recipe for a haircut disaster. You may end up with extremely short hair. Or worse, you may end up looking like a poodle. Don’t get me wrong. Poodles are cute, but you don’t want one living on your head.

Work in layers

You want to make sure that your cut doesn’t flatten your crown. Most types of curls should be cut at an angle. Long layers are ideal for curly hair as they can pump up the volume of your hair and add structure and definition to your curls.

For a more effective cut, it is best to work in layers. It is important to cut smaller, shorter layers to vary the length of the curls. Plus, it will help even out volume and density.

Never use razors

The use of razors is a no-no for curly hairs. Using a razor can weaken the strength of the ends of the curl. The curl tends to lose its shape and may appear frizzy, frayed and sparse.

Schedule regular trims

To keep damage at bay, we highly recommend that you schedule a trim every 6 to 8 weeks. This is important to prevent strand from splitting and knotting. You know it’s time for trim when your curls begin to knot easily.

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Easy Ways to Moisturize Dry Hair

Your hair is your best accessory. To give it a sleek and lustrous look, you must take good care of it and moisturize your tresses a few times a week. Otherwise, it may end up dry, dull and damaged.

pexels-photo-542257If you noticed that your hair became dry and frizzy, you need to add moisture into your locks. Luckily, dry hair isn’t permanent. A little care and patience is all you need to turn your hair from dry to dazzling.

Here are 4 easy ways to moisturize dry hair. Try to incorporate these tips into your hair care routine and you’ll be rewarded with softer, healthier, and more manageable tresses.

Step up your conditioning routine

The cold weather is wrecking your perfect hair game. The dry air saps moisture right out of your hair. As a result, it tends to become dry, brittle, and even feel like a straw. That said, it is a great idea to switch to a rich conditioner and treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment once a month. This will help replenish the moisture, which tends to get depleted in the cold, winter air.

Hot oil treatment

If you have dry hair, it is always best to add oil into your hair care regimen. Natural oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil and olive oil can go a long way to giving your dry hair the moisture that it desperately needs.

Heat oil in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then apply it to your hair. Make sure, though, that the oil is not too hot so as to avoid potential burning disaster. For best results, massage the oil to your scalp. This will not only help moisturize dry tresses, it will also improve the circulation in your scalp; thus, promoting hair growth.

Limit the use of heat styling tools

Heat damage is one of the major causes of dry and brittle hair. Limit the use of heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat iron, and curling iron as it can dry out and damage your strands. If you are going to use any of these tools, we recommend that you apply a heat protectant, preferably containing silicon, to protect your hair from heat damage.

Drink lots of water

Water is an essential element to remain healthy. It helps flush out toxins from your body and also does wonders to your skin. Plus, it helps keep our skin and hair hydrated. Not only will your body feel better, you’ll also have smoother, healthier hair. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Your hair, skin, and body will thank you for it.

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Why You Need to Add Deep Conditioner to Your Weekly Routine

We have all seen those TV commercials that feature models shaking their shiny, luxurious hair. A few minutes after the commercial ended, you just sat there, thinking if it’s possible to have that kind of hair. Yes, it’s possible. In fact, you can achieve that healthy, gorgeous hair with the help of a deep conditioner.

Deep conditioning treatments feature several benefits. Here are 4 reasons why you need to add deep conditioner to your weekly routine.

Add shine and luster

If you’re often hard on your hair with coloring or styling, you probably have dry and dull and hair. Dull, dry and unmanageable hair is one of the most frustrating things a woman can deal with. Weekly deep conditioning treatments can make your hair look and feel better.  It can help gain back the natural shine in your hair and make it easier to style and manage.

Promotes elasticity

Dry and brittle hair can snap and break easily. Deep conditioners help improve the elasticity of your hair, so it is less likely to break.

Most of these products are made with keratin, the protein that protects epithelial cells from stress or damage. They are designed to improve hair appearance, equalize porosity, improve elasticity, and strengthen the hair. By incorporating it to your weekly routine, you’ll be rewarded with hair that is smoother, silkier and stronger too.

Imparts moisture

With all the manipulation you do to your hair, there’s a good chance your hair has lost its shine and luster. You need to put moisture back into your strands to achieve a healthy, gorgeous looking hair. Deep conditioners can do just that. They can penetrate deep into your stands to impart moisture to your hair.

Due to the prolonged amount of time that you leave the product in your hair, it nourishes your hair longer than a typical conditioner. Plus, it provides dry and damaged hair with much needed moisture.

Prevents damage

You can benefit from a weekly deep conditioning treatment even if your hair isn’t damaged. It serves as a preventive measure for your hair, so that there is less damage even if you put your hair through so much washing and styling. It contributes to less split ends and breakage and will help you maintain healthy hair.

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5 Ways to Deal with Static Hair

Static hair happens when our hair becomes charged with electricity. This is common when the air becomes dry. In fact, most people’s hair turns into a static mess as soon as the cold weather hits. If your hair is plagued with static, then this blog post is for you.

haircut-2664088__340Use an ionic blow dryer

If you usually dry your hair using a blow dryer, your hair may have static when you brush it. As such, we recommend that you use an ionic blow dryer. It emits negatively-charged ions that break down water molecules without stripping your hair off its moisture.

Avoid using plastic combs

When it comes to preventing static problems, combs are better than brushes. However, plastic combs create more friction; thus, causing static hair. To prevent this problem, use metal combs instead. They cause the electrical charges in your hair to discharge; thus, reducing the amount of static.

Use moisturizing conditioner

Dry, damaged hair can result in static electricity, which causes flyaway hair. Use conditioner every time you shampoo to moisturize and hydrate your hair. If you have greasy hair, apply conditioner on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. This will help hydrate the driest parts of your locks and prevent it from inviting excess static.

Conditioners that contain silicone are the best for preventing static since they are supposed to neutralize electrical charges in your hair.

Apply leave-in conditioner

Leave-in conditioner is recommended for those who use hot styling tools regularly. This will not only limit the damage caused by constant styling, it will also help boost the moisture in your hair. To prevent static hair, douse an even coat of leave-in conditioner on your hair after towel drying.

Put it up

This may not be the ideal way to deal with static hair, but it is by far the easiest. If you’re about to walk into an appointment and your hair is sticking straight up, just pull your hair into a bun. Problems solved.

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