The Truth About Sleeping with Wet Hair

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After a long, stressful day at work, all you want to do is to have a hot shower, change into your pyjamas and then go to bed. At the back of your head, you hear your mom saying, “don’t go to bed with wet hair”. So, you drag your feet out of bed to blow dry your hair.

Is going to bed with wet hair bad for you? Yes, it’s bad, but not for the reasons you think.

When you were younger, your mom would tell you time and time again not to go to bed with wet hair, fearing you’d catch a cold. There is no truth to that. In fact, common colds is caused by viruses, not by hopping to bed with soaking wet hair. This habit does have other consequences, though – hair damage and breakage being one of the major issues.

You see, our hair is at its weakest when it is wet. Your hair becomes more susceptible to breakage as you toss and turn in bed as you sleep. Your strands can get tangled in the process, and those knots can be difficult to untangle without causing breakage.

More damage may occur if you put your hair up into a bun before going to bed. Sure, you may wake up with gorgeous, romantic waves, but it causes your hair to break easily. Sleeping with wet hair doesn’t immediately lead to hair breakage, but if you do this regularly, it will eventually lead to damage and breakage. If you want to keep your hair strong and healthy, make it a habit to dry your hair before going to bed.

Lying in bed with wet hair also encourages fungal and bacterial growth. Your pillowcase gets wet and it soaks deeper into the pillow. This creates the perfect environment for fungi and different forms of bacteria to grow. Considering that most people would stay in bed for about 5 to 8 hours a day, this increases your risk of developing skin infections.

If you really need to get up early the next morning that you don’t have time to dry your hair before bed, consider switching your pillowcase to a silk one. Silk pillow case has a much smoother surface, so it is less likely to damage your hair. Or better yet, damp dry your hair once you get out of the shower. Take as much dampness out of your strands before hitting the sheets.

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4 Key Benefits of Clip-In Hair Extensions

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I wish my hair was longer or thicker”? If so, clip-in

pexels-photo-709790extensions may be the perfect hair accessory for you. They can transform your hair temporarily without any hassle.

The benefits of clip-in hair extensions are endless. Here are some of them.

Quick and easy change of hairstyle

Bangs can enhance your facial features, provided that you wear them the right way. Getting bangs is a big commitment. Once you cut your hair, there is no turning back. You’ll have to deal with it until it grows back, but that would take some time.

If you are considering making getting bangs, but you’re not sure if it will look good on you, try a clip-in hair extension. It allows you to experiment with your hairstyle without making the cut. What’s more, you can have different looks for different occasions.

Low maintenance

Unlike tape-in hair extensions, the clip-in ones are low maintenance. To keep your hair extensions clean and in tip-top condition, we recommend washing them every 4 to 6 weeks. It is also best to treat them to a deep conditioning mask once a month to keep them soft and glossy. You don’t need to use a blow dryer after washing. Just leave them to dry on a clean towel. Once completely dry, store your hair extensions in a clean, dry place.

Easy to apply

Other types of hair extensions require the services of professional. Sure, you can put them on on your own, but it is a time consuming process. Plus, you may not have the skills and experience to achieve the results you want. Clip-in hair extensions are easy to apply. In fact, you can attach them yourself in less than a minute.

Less chance of damage to your hair

If you have fine, thin hair and you want to add volume to your locks, clip-in hair extensions may be the solution you are looking for. They are not glued or sewn in to your hair permanently. You can wear them when you feel like it and take them off at any given time. As such, they are less likely to pull down the hair and cause damage and breakage.

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Rose Quartz is the Next Must-Have Hair Color This Spring

Last year, the unicorn hair color trend has taken the fashion world by storm. Even celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Alicia Keys, Mel B, and Lady Gaga were seen rocking prismatic and pastel hair hues. If you’re still obsessed with the unicorn hair trend, we have good news for you. It looks like the trend isn’t anywhere. In fact, we are expecting to see more and more women rocking the rose quartz hair color this spring.

The trend started out when fashion designer, Alexander Wang, brought on a model donning rose quartz hair color for his spring 2018 runway show. Model, Stella Lucia, have gone through an extreme hair makeover just for the said event. In fact, she went from blonde to rose quartz. Lucia’s pinkish-purple ‘do stood out and has left a major impression in a sea of models sporting their natural hair color.

Colorist Josh Wood was the man behind this amazing transformation. According to him, the process took about 8 hours. To achieve the fully expressed hue, Wood began with a gray base and then layered on a slew of saccharine semi-permanent dyes. This resulted in a multi-tonal crystallized effect. Well, we can definitely say that is was worth it since Stella stole the show at the New York Fashion Week. The focus was all on her. After all, her hair color is designed to standout.

This wasn’t the first time that Wang attempted to pull off an extreme hair makeover for his models. In fact, he had models’ hair bleached and given drastic bowl cuts in the past.

The look was inspired by the iconic fuchsia dye job Kate Moss sported in the ‘90s. But instead of achieving the exact same color, Wood tried to make it feel more modern. Although we’ve seen a lot of pastel colored hues in the past, the rose quartz is something we haven’t seen before.  Lucia’s rose quartz hair color has more depth than the Pantone, less punk than Gwen Stefani’s pink, more dimensional than Glossier pink, and lighter than the cover of Sweetbitter.

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cut Your Own Hair

It seems like everyone has been posting videos of them cutting their own hair. They would snip their hair a few times and end up with perfect layers. Now, some of you are probably tempted to grab your kitchen scissors and trim your hair. Please resist the urge to do so. This can end badly.

Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t cut your own hair.

You don’t have the right tools

The goal of getting regular trims is to get rid and prevent split ends. In the hopes of saving money, some people would just cut their own hair.

A pair of scissors, a fine-toothed comb, and a mirror is all you need to cut your hair. However, you can’t just use any type of scissors. Notice that professional hairstylists use hair cutting shears on their clients? This is because these tools are especially designed for cutting hair. Most people who attempt to cut their hair would reach for a regular pair of scissors or kitchen scissors. These tools have dull blades. When used for cutting hair, you may end up getting split ends.

You won’t get the haircut you want

Most people would walk into a salon with a good idea about the type of hairstyle they want to achieve. Considering that you have the same hair texture, you are likely to achieve the results you want. Plus, you’ll walk away feeling more beautiful and confident.

Cutting hair isn’t an easy task. It requires skills and experience. If you haven’t done this before, don’t expect that you’ll get an amazing result. Worse, you may end up hating your hair.

It can lead to a hair disaster

Unless you have the natural knack for it, you are likely to cut way too much off or cut too much off one side than the other. Chances are good that you’ll end up with a horrible hairstyle. You have no choice but to drop by the salon and ask your stylist to fix your hair.

With a horrendous looking hairstyle, your stylist may have to chop off your hair a little more to ensure that both sides are of the same length. Not only will you have to pay the stylist, you may also walk out of the salon with a pixie cut. Well, hopefully not.

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4 Ways to Hide Your Bangs

Bangs can enhance your facial features, especially when you wear them the right way. But sometimes, they can be a pain in the butt.

Here are 4 ways to hide your bangs. Use these tips to make it look like you don’t even have bangs.

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The side braid offers are romantic and gorgeous twist on a standard braid. It may seem complicated, but it’s actually very easy to recreate.

After braiding your hair, there will be absolutely no pesky strands flying around your face. Not only is it easy to do, it also amps up your look. Plus, it looks good no matter what you wear. Whether you’re going out wearing casual clothes or wearing something fancy, you’ll look absolutely stunning.

Side swept style

If you are in a hurry and you don’t have much time to fix your hair, this will be the perfect hairstyle for you. Not only will it help hide your bangs, it will also add volume to your hair. This is especially beneficial for women thin, fine hair.

To achieve this look, simply flip your hair to the side and then spritz some hairspray to keep your hair in place. If you want a sleek look, we suggest that you apply some gel at the roots before creating a deep side part.

Accessorize

If you want to liven up your hairstyle a little bit, try using some accessories. Aside from keeping your bangs off of your face, accessories can spice up your looks. It is one of the best ways to disguise the awkward phase of fringe regrowth. Barettes, bobby pins, hair clips, and bobby pins are great accessories to keep your bangs in check.

Slick them back

One of the easiest ways to hide your growing bangs is by slicking your hair back. Use some gel or wax to keep your bangs in place. This is also the perfect hairstyle for styling unwashed hair. With a hairstyle as chic and elegant as this, no one can tell that you haven’t washed your hair. Some celebrities have even rocked the wet hair look on the red carpet.

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What to Do When Your Child Hates Getting a Haircut

When the word haircut comes to mind, many of us envision a trip to the salon and then walking out feeling beautiful and confident. For a child, however, a trip to the salon or barber shop isn’t the most thrilling experience. In fact, many of them hate getting a haircut.

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Toddlerhood is the most difficult age for a haircut. They get hysterical and won’t sit still on the chair. Some would even throw tantrums.

Here’s what to do when your child hates getting a trim. Follow the tips below for a tantrum-free haircut.

Explain what will happen

Most kids feel anxious because they don’t understand what will happen during a haircut. Before setting an appointment, make sure that you talk to your child and explain to him/her what a hairstylist do. If possible, try to do a role play with your child. Let them sit on a chair and pretend that you’re cutting their hair. This way, the child will feel more at ease once you visit the salon.

Find a distraction

Most salons for children have portable a DVD player that is used to keep kids distracted while getting a haircut. If they don’t have a DVD player, you can let the child use an iPad or a smartphone. Let the child play or watch a movie so they can focus their attention on the screen while a professional cuts his/her hair. Or better yet, bring their favorite toy.

Let the child sleep

Most kids throw a tantrum because they are tired or sleepy. To avoid this from happening, we suggest that you let your little one sleep before you appointment. Or better yet, book an appointment early in the morning, so as to ensure that the kid is in a good mood. Late afternoon is also a good time. Let them take a sleep after lunch and take them for a salon in the afternoon.

Bring extra clothes

A cape is usually used during haircut to prevent hair from getting into the cusotmer’s clothes. However, kids hate wearing them. If your child refuses to wear one, make sure that you bring extra clothes.

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Men’s Guide to Gorgeous, Healthy-Looking Hair

Good grooming goes beyond just looking your best and taking care of your skin. You also need to take steps to ensure that your hair is healthy and gorgeous-looking.

Here are some tips to keep your hair in the best shape and condition possible.

Use a clarifying shampoo

If you are like most men, you probably use hair products such as gel, pomade or wax on daily basis. These products can build up over time, leaving your hair looking dull and lifeless. It can also weigh your hair down.

A clarifying shampoo will remove any product build-up, excess oil and grease, and hard water minerals. Using a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week will give your hair a refresh without over-drying it.

Use less hair products

Hair products such as hair wax and gel will help keep your hair in place throughout the day. However, too much of these products can make your hair look unnatural and heavy.

If you have fine hair and you use gel for styling your hair, use a nickel-size amount and apply it to each quadrant. For men with thick or coarse hair, warm about a silver dollar size between your hands apply it to each quadrant. A dime size of wax or pomade is perfect for shorter hair and curly textures.

Get regular haircut

Getting regular haircuts will not only keep you looking sharp and well-groomed; it also helps prevent split ends. No split ends mean healthier hair. Healthier hair is easier to manage. That means, you won’t have to spend a lot of time styling and managing your hair.

Avoid rubbing your hair after washing

Our hair is weaker and more vulnerable to damage when it is wet. Rubbing your hair with a towel will not only cause damage to your hair, it will also cause frizz. Pat dry your hair gently to avoid breakage and damage.

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Androgynous Hairstyles for Badass Women

Today, the idea of women wearing super short hair is no longer a rarity. In fact, short, androgynous hairstyles exploded into modern fashion. Women are bold enough to chop off their hair and try different hairstyles. After all, life is too short to have boring hair.

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Whether you’re a fashion-forward trendsetter or you just prefer a low maintenance hairstyle, this blog is for you. Here are 3 androgynous hairstyles you may want to try this year.

Tousled taper cut

Daring, short haircuts are a great option for individuals with pointy chin and high-set cheekbones. Rather than hiding them behind a cascade of long hair, show off your fab bone structure. This hairstyle will open up your face and show off your features.

With this hairstyle, the back and sides of the head are extremely short, while the hair is longer at the top of the head. This hairstyle is sleek and edgy. Long sections on top give you the ability to style your hair to your liking.

Undercut

Undercuts have been cropping up more and more on the denizens of Instagram, models, and actresses. There are many variations to the infamous undercut, spanning the range from feminine to drastically edgy. Some would even go bold by turning their undercut into a work of art. What’s great about this hairstyle is that you can hide it when you wear your hair down. You can also show it off with a strategic bun. Either way, the undercut is a great way to express your bold and daring nature. Consider the undercut if you’re looking to change up your hairstyle in a bold way.

Pixie cut

The Pixie is one of the most popular androgynous hairstyles for women all over the world. Such hairstyle has been spotted in celebrities and on different catwalks. Last year, long-haired celebrities like Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, and Cara Delevingne rocked the Pixie cut.

This hairstyle is perfect for those who want to be right on trend, without trying too hard. The Pixie has been a popular choice for women who want something edgy, mainly because of its radical length and bravery required to it. After all, it takes some attitude to pull off this look.

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Hot Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

According to studies, roughly 50% of men suffer from hair loss. Many of them are looking for ways to achieve a fuller, thicker look. So if you have thick hair, consider yourself lucky.

A thick head of hair can be a blessing. However, most men are having a hard time styling and managing their hair. If you are one of them, then this blog post is for you. Here, we’ll give you some hairstyles suggestions that will work well with thick hair. When done right, you’ll have a flattering hairstyle that looks stylish.

Here are some hot hairstyles for men with thick hair.

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The side-part

The side part works best with thicker hair. To achieve this look, top and sides are cut to achieve a short, neat style. To get a defined parting, you need to use products such as clay or wax. Because of its classic look, this hairstyle is ideal for business or office setting, as well as in formal events.

The side-part hairstyle is a versatile hairstyle that was first introduced in the 1920s. After a century, the side-part remains to be a popular hairstyle. You can still see it in thousands and thousands of heads today. In fact, it is considered as one of the easiest, most stylish hairstyle a man can rock.

Pompadour

The pompadour is a classic hairstyle that features short hair on the back and sides with long hair on top. The word pompadour often conjures images of men’s hairstyle with lots of height and shine. This hairstyle was popularized by Elvis Presley. Today, however, it no longer resembles the retro greaser style. Modern men have reinvented the classic pomp with fades, side parts, textures, and even more variations. They have the option to wear the retro styles, modern versions or anything in between.

Textured cut

If you want a carefree hairstyle, opt for a messy, textured haircut. This hairstyle is getting more and more popular nowadays, and for good reasons. It provides a great way to remove bulk from thick hair. Plus, it adds a modern twist to classic hairstyles.

To achieve this look, you should have a bit of length at the top and front to work with. Ask your stylist or barber to use a combination of razor and point cutting work. You also have the option to go shorter at the back and sides to contrast with the thickness.

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Bad Hair Habits You Need to Stop Doing in 2018

sea-woman-legs-waterMost women dream of having smooth, silky locks that float as they walk. As such, many of them would go the extra mile to achieve their goal. They would buy some expensive hair care products, book an appointment with their stylist etc. The problem is that most people develop some habits that can ruin their locks.

Here are 4 bad hair habits you need to stop doing right now.

Frequent use of hot tools

Hot tools such as blow dryer and flat iron can make your hair smoother and more manageable. However, frequent use of such tools can lead to heat damage. It is fine to use heat styling tools, but you shouldn’t use it on a daily basis. On days when you really need to straighten your hair, we recommend using a heat protectant first.

Rubbing your hair with a towel

Most people do this after coming out of the shower. It helps speed get rid of excess moisture and speeds up the drying process. However, you need to remember that our hair is at its weakest when it is wet. Rubbing your hair with a towel can damage your hair. In addition, it may also lead to frizz.

Instead of using a traditional towel, use an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel instead. These things can help get rid of excess moisture without being too rough on your strands.

Brushing hair from roots to ends

Most people brush their hair like this. But since our hair tends to form knots, brushing your hair from roots to ends may damage your hair. In fact, it can weaken and strip away the cuticle, causing breakage. To prevent this from happening, we recommend untangling knots before brushing your hair. Or better yet, start from the roots and then work your way up.

Sporting tight hairdos can lead to traction alopecia. One study even suggests that tight ponytails can trigger a headache. It is fine to pull an Arianna Grande, but don’t wear it every single day. Wear your hair down on some days.

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