Archive for the ‘Hair Care Products’ Category

How to fight summer frizz

       
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

How to fight summer frizz

Between heat, humidity and unpredictable weather conditions, it can seem impossible to keep hair smooth during summer. Fortunately, there are plenty of products that can seal the hair, combating frizz and making sure it stays sleek whether you're on the beach or in the office, and regardless of the climate.

The first step to any frizz-fighting regiment is the right shampoo and conditioner. The Fekkai Luscious Curls Shampoo and conditioner is optimal for kinky or wavy hair, while the protein complex in the same brand's Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo and conditioner is just what brittle, damaged strands need for manageability. After washing and conditioning, rinse with cool water to close the cuticle and pat hair dry, as rubbing can promote unwanted frizz.

Next, a serum is crucial for blocking out humidity. Leonor Greyl's Serum de Soie Sublimateur not only detangles and enhances shine, but also provides a UV filter to protect the hair's color and texture.

Having the right styling tools in your arsenal is key. Using an iconic dryer is less damaging, meaning hair will retain more moisture and be less prone to breakage. Putting a finger extension, like T3's Soft Touch, on the dryer can help to distribute heat more evenly, which defines curls and eliminates frizz for a more polished finished style.

With the right products and practices, your hair will look healthier and calmer, even in the dog days of summer.

Kate Middleton tops the list of best celebrity hair

       
Monday, July 15th, 2013

Kate Middleton tops the list of best celebrity hair

Women all over the world admire Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, for her elegant style, skincare routine and composed demeanor, but her most sought-after quality just may be her hair. According to a recent survey, more than one quarter of women polled said that the British royal has the best hair of any celebrity, Female First reports. 

The duchess may have the resources of an entire monarchy at her fingertips, but it's relatively easy for women to mimic her hairstyle. Getting picture-perfect hair starts with choosing the right shampoo and hair conditioners. Top products will work to restore hair that's been damaged while also infusing locks with nutrients needed to maintain volume and shine. Some styling finishers, like Fekkai's Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream, can add glossiness to any type of hair. 

Once the hair has the right texture, consider styling it in a half-up, half-down manner, as Kate Middleton frequently does. To add some spark, incorporate subtle waves with a 1-inch curling iron to add bounce to the look, Hollywood Life reports. You'll want to set it with styling products like hair spray, but don't go too heavy, as stiffness in your locks can ruin the natural effect. 

Turn to braids for the perfect beach hairstyle

       
Monday, July 15th, 2013

Turn to braids for the perfect beach hairstyle

Everyone dreams of the perfect beach waves. No, not in the water – in your hair. Flowing, carefree curls are a glamorous look for anyone who spends her days at the beach, but sometimes, people just want to pull their hair back as they frolic on the shore – and when this urge strikes, braids can be a great option. 

Fishtail braids are a great way to wear a braid while adding some sophistication to the look. Other options include waterfall braids, which can help you show off the beach hair while keeping it out of your face, as well as classic plaits. 

However, even girls who don't get to enjoy all day in the sand and sun can still get the laid-back look of a braided, beachy coif. Hair styling products are ideal for this, as they can help you achieve the volume and shine, as well as hold, that you need to rock the perfect braid.

No matter what style you choose, you will want to make sure your hair conditioner is capable revitalizing hair that has been damaged by the sun or sea. Bonus: A good conditioner that detangles will not only make it easier to weave your locks into perfect braids, but can also help you undo your 'do at the end of the day. 

Healthy hair requires a healthy scalp

       
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Healthy hair requires a healthy scalp

Many common hair problems can be traced back to the scalp. Even if you think your hair has been damaged by the sun or is the victim of damage from outside chemicals, the source of the issue may actually lie at the roots.

Hair and scalp treatment products can help fight hair loss or replenish locks that have been damaged by coloring, heat and other procedures. A common ingredient in these serums is collagen, which promotes the regeneration of hair while soothing the scalp. Although these products may not be a miracle cure, they can help you enhance the appearance of the hair you have while also encouraging the growth of more healthy strands.

If scalp dryness and flaking are your main problems, consider trying hair masques for a soothing treatment. These creams can lock moisture into your scalp, relieving annoying itching while also benefiting your tresses. Use a mild shampoo that hydrates the scalp and follow up with a leave-in conditioner to maximize effectiveness.

On the flip side, those with oily scalps will want to use conditioners sparingly, turning instead to a deep cleansing shampoo. After washing your hair, you should bypass a lot of heavy brushing, as overworking your hair can lead to more oil production.

New hairstyles already debuting for fall 2013

       
Monday, June 17th, 2013

New hairstyles already looming for fall 2013

Now that you have your True makeup and skincare products all set for summer, it's never too soon to start thinking about the fall! There are already hair trends to be taken into consideration for the upcoming season – whether you're ready for them or not. 

One style that will be popular this fall and winter is two-toned hair, according to Vogue France. Although it seems a little bold to go with two completely different shades on your head, doing so can give you an edgy look just in time for the cold weather.

Another trend that seems to be growing in popularity is the low ponytail, according to Harper's Bazaar magazine. Whether you're the kind of woman who enjoys keeping your hair tied back or this look would be new for you, keep it in mind this fall. A sleek ponytail can ensure that your locks are out of the way and stylish.

Regardless of which trends you try, don't forget to use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner as cold weather rolls in. This can help your hair stay strong and frizz-free in the fall and winter.

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

Are you ready to welcome summer? If you haven't revamped your collection of hair products just yet, you might have some work to do before the warm weather moves in. However, you still have a bit of time to get in shape and give your locks a seasonal appearance. Here are some of the hottest hairstyles and cuts being seen around Hollywood.

1. The short cut
Marie Claire magazine stated that more women are opting for short, cropped cuts to embrace summer. If you want to be daring, consider asking for this style from your hairdresser. Just remember to choose a length and texture that suits your facial features.

2. Loose curls
Allure magazine claimed that loose curls can give you a sexy, flirty look just in time for summer. Keep in mind that it's important to use a hydrating conditioner to ensure that frizz stays away! Nothing can put a damper on your 'do quicker than fly-aways.

3. Braids
Braids are being seen everywhere, and why not? They're easy to do, and even a loose braid can help you keep your hair out of the way on a hot day – meaning instant comfort.

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

       
Friday, June 7th, 2013

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

Once you have your eyeliner and lipstick on, the last thing to do is your hair. If you're going for a sleek look, you may think about flat ironing your luscious locks. However, applying extreme heat directly to your hair can do more harm than good. Even if you regularly use strengthening shampoo and conditioner, your hair can be in for lasting damage.

That being said, it can be disappointing to avoid rocking this look altogether! If you still want to go straight but you don't want to sacrifice the health of your hair, The Huffington Post recommends using a protectant beforehand. There are numerous heat protectant sprays on the market these days that can lock in moisture before you apply heat to your locks.

Next, Daily Makeover encourages you to avoid flat ironing your hair until it's completely dry. Applying an iron to damp or wet hair can increase the damage by causing temperatures to soar – this is a big no-no!

Finally, try to limit the amount of times you flat iron your hair throughout the week. Give your hair a break once in a while – it deserves it!

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

There's nothing quite like the arrival of summer heat. Everything from your makeup routine to your hair products will need to change to cater to the weather. That being said, you may be more inclined to wear your hair in a ponytail in the coming months.

If you have long, luscious locks, there's a good chance that you find yourself a little warm when you choose to wear your hair down during the summer. For this reason, you might be more intent on wearing your hair in a ponytail, but do you know how to create one that looks more elegant than sporty?

Woman's Day magazine states that it's easy to do so by simply doing a loose knot and sweeping your hair off to the side. This can give you a casual, yet flirty look just in time for summer. If you're interested in reigning in your frizzy hair, Marie Claire magazine encourages you to use a paddle brush and a bungee elastic. These tools can help you create a beautiful ponytail that won't cause stress on the roots of your locks or your hairline.

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

       
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

Summer is time for fun under the sun, but it can be damaging on your hair. If you didn’t take your luscious locks into consideration before you decided to hit the beach, you might already be experiencing sun damage. However, it’s never too late to reverse the effects of ultraviolet rays and keep them from occurring again in the future.

The first thing you should do once you notice sun damage is get out of direct sunlight! Then, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends deep-conditioning your hair to replenish the moisture it lost. To make it silky smooth, apply a leave-in conditioner – preferably one that contains SPF – to get it back to normal.

If you’re fearful of sun damage happening to your hair again, SheKnows encourages you to look at the shampoo and conditioner you’re buying for your hair. Many manufacturers will tell you on the label if they include beneficial SPF. Another option is to cover up your head before you go outside – there are plenty of cute sun hats to be bought and worn! Take these tips into account for maximum protection this summer.

3 wedding hairstyles to try this summer

       
Monday, June 3rd, 2013

3 wedding hair styles to try this summer

At the Cannes Film Festival, many celebrities made headlines for their makeup, luxurious outfits and beautiful updos. Now, brides-to-be are taking notes on what they saw to look just as fabulous on their big days, according to The Huffington Post. Here are some of the hottest hairstyle trends spotted in France.

1. Elegant buns
With a ponytail, twist of the hair and a spritz of a holding hairspray, you can easily achieve an elegant bun for your wedding day.

2. High ponytail
High ponytails gave many women a chic, playful look in Cannes.

3. Faux bobs
Nicole Kidman took advantage of this “Gatsby”-inspired look for the film festival, and you can too.

Glamour magazine claims that other styles you can try include a twisted bun, beehive or low ponytail to make a memorable impression on your guests. To ensure that your hair is easy to work with on the big day, use shampoo and conditioner that detangles and hydrates your luscious locks. Then, consider using a serum to smooth away frizz, regardless of humidity or other weather conditions. In the end, you’ll be happier with your hair, no matter how you wear it!