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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 30 Dec 2014

    Whether your hair is naturally straight or curly, keeping it healthy is related to a few good habits that will make it look gorgeous every day. From shampooing the right way to brushing it when it counts, these good habits will ensure that your hair stays beautiful.

    Start forming these healthy hair habits and your tresses will get plenty of compliments. Sticking to your hair care routine is very important, and with the help of these good habits, you’ll be able to maximize your hair potential.

    1. Shampoo the Right Way

    Even if you want to shampoo every day, it’s important to do it correctly. Many women use too much shampoo and end up stripping all the oils that make your hair shine and look health. Even if you don’t want to wash every other day and use dry shampoo on the off days, reduce the amount of shampoo you use and split it in two. The first one removed the product and extra oils, the second shampooing works up the lather and makes you hair look great.

    2. Rinsing with Cool Water

    Whether you shampoo every day or a few times a week, one of the healthy hair habits to form is to prevent your hair drying out by rinsing at the right temperature. Washing your hair with hot water is never a good idea, but rinsing with the coolest water you can handle can help preserve moisture for longer.

    3. Air-Dry Your Hair



    Tags: good hair care habits, healthy hair care routine, bad hair care habits

    Read more: 10 Healthy Hair Habits

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 03 Mar 2015

    Plenty of hair myths can lead you to do more harm than good to your tresses, so it’s important to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to your care routine. If you want the best for your hair check out a few hair myths, debunked by science more than once.

    From silly ideas, like the fact that conditioner is always bad for oily hair, to dangerous myths, like brushing your hair 100 times a day, here are a few erroneous notions that can often lead to hair care mistakes.

    Regular Trimming Makes Your Hair Will Grow Faster

    While trimming your hair regularly can do a lot of good in keeping your style perfect and getting rid of split ends, it won’t make your hair grow faster. Expect around a quarter of an inch of growth every month, whether you have it trimmed or not. Forget about this myth and focus on a healthy diet.

    Your Hair Gets “Used to” a Shampoo

    When you find a shampoo that works for you, stick to it. Whatever is wrong with your hair, it’s not the fact that you’ve been using the same shampoo for “too long”. It’s one of the silliest hair myths, debunked again and again, and yet it still has traction. If you feel like you need a change, you can try a new shampoo, but don’t blame the old one for new hair problems.



    Tags: hair myths busted, hair myths exposed, hair care myths

    Read more: Silly Hair Myths Debunked by Science

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Celebrity Hairstyles
    Published On 04 Mar 2015

    While Justin Bieber definitely looks better after he dropped the longer hair that turned him into a teen idol, many other celebrities just look better without a short crop. Whether they can rock the perfect ombre or use long hair to add to their masculine vibe, some celebrities really pull it off.

    Check out some of the biggest male celebrities who look better with long hair. Whether they grow it for a part of they prefer their hair longer in general, these celebs know how to make long hair and even man buns work.

    Jared Leto

    The Academy Award winner rocked the perfect ombre tresses for a quite a long time, before deciding to cut them off to play Batman’s nemesis The Joker in “Suicide Squad”. 

    Jared Leto Long Hair And Short



    Tags: celebrity guys with long hair, celebrity mens long hair, long hairstyles for men

    Read more: Male Celebrities Who Look Better With Long Hair

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 09 Mar 2015

    Whether you care about changes in beauty standards or not, there are plenty of reasons to go with natural hair instead of keeping it chemically processed all the time or hidden away under weaves. Getting your hair relaxed isn’t just damaging to it in the long run, but it also means a lot of money and effort.

    Discover the best reasons to go natural, even though that means you’ll have to rock a TWA for a while. From celebrating your roots to saving money and from a healthier scalp to being able to having more versatility with your hairstyles, here are the biggest benefits of going natural.

    1. More Celebrities Are Embracing It

    If you dislike natural hair because you never had any roles models for strong black women who embrace their roots, look around and notice how more and more celebrities are embracing it without fear. From singers like Solange and Janelle Monáe to Academy Award winner Viola Davis, there are plenty of black women who prefer their hair natural.

    2. It’s Easier to Manage

    After having relaxed hair that needs a lot of time and effort to look good, trying the natural look might feel like a breeze. The fact that it’s easy to manage is one of the best reasons to go natural. You won’t have a lot of work to do while you grow out your TWA, but you will have to make sure that your hair is properly moisturized until there are more ways to wear it.

    3. You Can Celebrate Your Cultural Heritage



    Tags: natural hair care, black hair care, reasons to go natural

    Read more: 10 Good Reasons to Go With Natural Hair

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 16 Mar 2015

    Fighting frizz can be difficult if you don’t adjust your hair care routine to prevent all the possible causes that contribute to it. With the help of a few life hacks, you’ll be able to keep frizz under control and make sure that your hair always looks your best.

    Try some of the best frizzy hair hacks in order to keep your hair in check. From simple ways of taming frizz on the run to an app that gives you all the info you need about the impact the weather will have on your hair, here are the frizzy hair life hacks you need.

    1. Use a Toothbrush to Apply Hairspray

    While hairspray can be the perfect way to control frizz, you can easily go too far and end up with a stiff hairstyle. The right way to fight flyaways is to focus on the problem areas. Apply a little hairspray on an old toothbrush and use it to subdue frizz right where you need it. That way you’ll get rid of flyaways without losing movement in your tresses.

    Washing Frizzy Hair

    2. Limit Blow-Drying



    Tags: frizzy hair hacks, frizzy hair life hacks, frizzy hair tips

    Read more: 10 Brilliant Hacks for Frizzy Hair

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Newest Hairstyle Trends
    Published On 18 Mar 2015

    From New York to Milan, the biggest fashion brands in the world showcased plenty of cool new trends at Fashion Week. If you already know what you’ll be wearing this fall, check out the big Fall 2015 hair trends and discover which ones fit your style best.

    Make sure your hair is just as trendy as your outfits by choosing one of the big hair trends that ruled the runways. From cool updos to more natural looks, and from bangs to pink streaks, here are the major hair trends to try this fall.

    Side Ponytails

    After making a big splash in the ‘80s in various incarnations, the side ponytail is making a comeback in a more sleek and natural way. 

    Side Ponytail Fall 2015 PradaSide Ponytails Fall 2015 Dior



    Tags: hair trends fall 2015, fashion week hair trends, hair accessories fall 2015, hairstyles 2015, hairstyle trends 2015

    Read more: 10 Hairstyle Trends from the Fall 2015 Runways

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Celebrity Hairstyles
    Published On 19 Mar 2015

    While many black women still believe that relaxers, weaves and wigs are the best way to go, more and more celebrities are embracing the natural texture of their hair, showing up on the red carpet proud about their gorgeous natural look.

    Find out which celebrities with natural hair are leaving behind wigs and showing off their natural tresses. From actresses like Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba to singer like Solange and Esperanza Spalding, here are the women who are proud of their natural hair.

    Viola Davis

    While she’s mostly stuck in a wig on “How to Get Away with Murder”, Viola Davis made headlines when she showed off her natural hair on the show. The actress has been showing off her afro on the red carpet for a long time now, and even wears it on magazine covers. 

    Viola Davis Natural Hair



    Tags: black celebrities natural hair, celebrity natural hairstyles, black natural hair care

    Read more: Celebrities with Beautiful, Natural Hair

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Celebrity Hairstyles
    Published On 21 Mar 2015

    While pixie cuts used to be daring style statements, they’ve become one of the trendiest looks in Hollywood, along with the bob. If you’re looking for the perfect one, check out some of the best celebrity pixie cuts.

    Growing out a pixie isn’t always easy, but these A-listers too the leap with very short crops, which they turned into a really hot red carpet look. See the best pixie cuts, and decide if taking the big leap is right for your style.

    Tyra Banks

    Introducing her new hairstyle on Twitter with the caption “Snip #NotTooShort”, Tyra joined the growing club of powerful women who love the pixie cut. 

    Tyra Banks Pixie Cut



    Tags: best pixie cuts, celebrity pixie cuts, tyra banks pixie cut, lena dunham pixie cut

    Read more: All Time Best Celebrity Pixie Cuts

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Celebrity Hairstyles
    Published On 23 Mar 2015

    Getting ready for a red carpet event sometimes involves a whole team of hairstylists, but some celebrities prefer the DIY approach. Some A-listers style their own hair, others cut it, and some even color it on their own.

    Find out more about the biggest celebrities who do their own hair, from their reasons to some useful tips and tricks. From Queen Bey and Blake Lively to Janelle Monáe and even Kate Moss, here are the stars who aren’t afraid to experiment with their hair at home.

    Beyoncé

    Even though she can get an appointment right away with the most sought after hairstylists in the world, Beyoncé loves doing her own makeup for different events, and she’s also open to experimenting with her hair, from different cuts to coloring techniques. 

    Beyonce Does Her Own Hair



    Tags: diy celebrity hair, celebrity hair tricks, celebrity hair tips

    Read more: Celebrities Who Do Their Own Hair

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 08 Apr 2015

    Trying to grow out your hair can be a frustrating experience, particularly if you’re giving up weaves and wigs after using them for a long time. Many people have trouble growing out their hair past a certain length, but that is less related to your hair’s growth cycle and has more to do with how you treat it.

    Check out some of the most common reasons your hair isn’t growing, and find out how to fix them. Keep in mind that your hair doesn’t actually ever stop growing, but a stable length usually has to do with breakage.

    You’re Ignoring Split Ends

    If you want longer hair, you’ll have to get the ends trimmed regularly to avoid split ends. If you don’t let any scissors come near your hair, you might notice that it stops growing, when actually it’s just dealing with a lot of breakage. Normal hair growth is about half an inch per month, so if you’re leaving in split ends, you’re risking breakage at the same rate.

    You’re Subjecting It to Heat Damage

    While split ends are often responsible for the apparent stunted growth, damage caused by thermal tools is also one of the reasons your hair isn’t growing. Use products that protect your tresses from the heat or just give them a break for a while, and you might notice an improvement.

    Your Hair Is Too Dry



    Tags: reasons hair grows slowly, reasons hair doesn't grow, slow hair growth causes

    Read more: Surprising Reasons Your Hair Isn't Growing

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 23 Apr 2015

    From using the right tools to knowing how to get the most out of them, blow drying can be tricky, especially if you want the perfect results really fast. However, in order to make your hairstyle look great for longer, you’ll need to avoid a few common errors that get in the way.

    Learn more about how to avoid the big blow drying mistakes, and you’ll be able to use a few pro tips to make your hair look gorgeous once you’re done with it. Here are the mistakes that might be stopping you from achieving your blowout potential.

    Starting with Really Wet Hair

    You can’t be in a hurry if you want to make the most out of blow drying your hair with a brush. Whether you decide to air dry for a while, or just blow dry using just your fingers until you get your hair to about 70% dry, that’s the right moment to introduce the brush into the mix in order to help your tresses keep their bouncy appearance when you’re done.

    Skipping the Heat Protection

    Even if you’re not going to use a flat iron or curling iron, not using heat protection is one of the biggest blow drying mistakes. You should apply a product like TRESemmé Heat Tamer Spray or Carol’s Daughter heat protection serum on your damp hair before you reach for the hair dryer.

    Starting on the Wrong Foot



    Tags: blow drying hair tips, blowout hair products, blow dry hair tricks

    Read more: Why Is a Salon Blow-Dry Better Than Yours

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 29 Apr 2015

    Whether you want to give your hair a break from daily washing and heat styling or want to extend the life of your color treatment, dry shampoo can help, but it’s not a perfect solution, since it also has a few downsides.

    Learn more about the dry shampoos pros and cons, and decide for yourself if you should give it a try or how often you should use it without experiencing its more unpleasant side effects.

    Dry Shampoo Pros

    Reducing the oil in your hair without using water makes dry shampoo a great hair products, and it has plenty of benefits, from saving you time to helping protect your tresses and scalp from washing, which can strip away too many of the natural oils that make your hair shiny. Here are the big dry shampoo pros.

    Refreshing Your Hair Quickly

    Getting rid of greasy hair without having to wash it and blow dry it from scratch is one of the big advantages of this product. Usually available in an aerosol can, dry shampoo absorbs oil and dirt, which you can then easily brush away, and that’s one of the top dry shampoos pros.

    Treating Just the Problem Spots



    Tags: dry shampoo pros, dry shampoo cons, using dry shampoo

    Read more: Is Dry Shampoo Bad for Your Hair?

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 02 Jul 2015

    You can easily achieve the perfect curls at home, as long as you’re patient and you know how to treat your hair for the best results. By avoiding the common curling mistakes, you’ll increase your chances of getting the perfect look.

    Find out more about the hair curling mistakes that might be keeping you from achieving the hairstyle that you love. Make sure you don’t make any of these errors, and your hair will look and feel better for it.

    Forgetting Protection

    If you plan on using a curling iron, then you absolutely have to use a heat protectant on your hair before you start. Even if you only use it as a low heat setting, your hair can still get damaged. You should also make sure your hair is fully dry before you start. 

    Blow-Drying the Wrong Way

    One of the biggest hair curling mistakes can ruin your chances for perfect curls even before you reach for the curling iron. When you’re blow drying your hair, avoid keeping it in tension with a round brush. By keeping it taut while drying, you’re already pushing your hair too far, and it won’t be able to hold curls or waves as well.



    Tags: common hair curling mistakes, hair curling problems, hair curling tips, curling iron tips

    Read more: Hair Curling: You've Been Doing It Wrong!

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 16 Jul 2015

    Dealing with split ends means regular trims, but some women who don’t want to lose any length are praising velaterapia, a new hair trend hailing from Brazil. Using the open flame of a candle, split ends are singed off in a controversial procedure also known as candle cutting.

    Find out more about the potential benefits and drawbacks of candle hair burning, and learn which celebrities are already on board with the trend. From the basic principle to the cost of this hair treatment, here’s everything you need to know about candle cutting.

    What Is Velaterapia?

    After splitting your hair into small sections, the hair stylists twists them around before running a flaming candle along it, without getting too close to the scalp. Candle hair burning has been promoted as an alternative to trimming away split ends and keeping them away for up to 3 months, but it also promises to deliver other benefits.

    Candle Hair Cutting



    Tags: candle hair burning, velaterapia candle cutting, candle hair treatment, candle cutting

    Read more: Should You Try Velaterapia or Candle Hair Burning?

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 21 Jul 2015

    Maintaining the longevity of your color is very important, whether you dye your hair a solid color or prefer highlights. Using the right products is just the first step. Developing the right habits is just as important in order to protect your color for longer.

    Find out how to maintain hair color in order to keep your preferred shade vibrant and gorgeous. From protecting your hair against UV radiation to a simple conditioner trick, here’s what you need to know in order to prevent fading for as long as possible.

    Avoid Sun Damage

    Keeping your hair protected when you’re spending time outdoors is very important since the free radicals produced by UV radiation play a big part in fading. If you don’t want to wear a hat, then you absolutely have to use a protecting spray or a leave-in treatment. The ingredients that help protect the color on your tresses the most include cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, polyquaternium-59, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, along with benzophenone-3 and benzophenone-4.

    Rethink Your Shampoo and Conditioner

    Most shampoos and conditioners don’t affect color negatively, but when you’re wondering how to maintain hair color, using specially formulated products is a must. Both your shampoo and your conditioner should be protective for your color. Sulfates can actually strip color, and so does clarifying shampoo, so these should be avoided.

    Stay Cool



    Tags: protect hair color, prevent fading hair color, keep dyed hair shiny

    Read more: How to Maintain Hair Color

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 22 Jul 2015

    Bangs are great, but when you’re tired of them, growing them out can be quite a challenge. You’ll have to step up your hair care regimen and try some new things if you expect them to look great every day until they finally grow enough to stop being bangs.

    Check out some of the most useful growing out your bangs tips and tricks, and find the right solutions for your hair. From the right way to part your hair to dealing with the middle phase, when your bangs are both long and short, here are the best ways to handle your growing bangs.

    Trim Every Six Weeks

    You’re in a hurry, but you simply can’t skip the regular trims. When you’re dealing with split ends, you won’t be happy with the way your hair looks when it’s finally grown to your desired length. Ask your hair stylist to trim it accordingly when you’re done with the bangs. Thinning out the outer edges and the bottom will give you more styling options.

    Style with Clay

    Even if you prefer mousse or gel, the best styling products for your bangs have a bit of weight. Pomade is good, but hair clay is even better. This is one of the best growing out your bangs tips, since it will help you get a smoother look, and it will also reduce any flyaways by weighting down your hair a bit.

    Angled Part To Hide Bangs

    Deep Condition Regularly



    Tags: growing out bangs hairstyles, growing out bangs tricks, best hairstyles with bangs

    Read more: Growing Out Your Bangs? You Need to Read This

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 22 Jul 2015

    Whether you’re noticing your first lines or just want to make sure that your hairstyle isn’t adding years on your look, there are more things to consider than just the cut. The length and color are the most obvious elements that can age you or make you look younger, but you also need to know about the other factors that contribute to your look.

    Try some of the best hair tricks that make you look younger, and don’t allow your hair to let you down. Check out these simple tips and you’ll be on your way to more a more youthful hair and look.

    Choose the Length Carefully

    While the general consensus is that longer hair makes you look younger, that’s not always the case. It’s how your hair looks and feels, from shine to bounce, that really matter. If fine lines on your face are horizontal, you can benefit from longer hair at any age. However, if they go downward, you’re better off with a shorter length to look your best.

    Layered Hairstyle To Look Younger

    Try Face-Framing Layers



    Tags: younger looking hair color, youthful hairstyles tips, younger looking hairstyles

    Read more: Hairstyles to Make You Look Younger, Without Trying Too Hard...

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Newest Hairstyle Trends
    Published On 07 Aug 2015

    They’re taking over the easiest way to keep longer hair out of your eyes and score some cool points instantly. Man buns are flattering for most face shapes, and whether you prefer them high or low, they’re equally trendy.

    Learn how to get the perfect man bun, from growing out your hair to the options you have when it’s already quite long. From celebrities who rock different man buns styles to the ways you can make it your own, here’s everything you need to know about the man bun.

    Find Inspiration with the Best Celebrity Man Buns

    While the mainstream appeal of the trend is quite new, some celebrities have been rocking the man bun for years. David Beckham first made it cool on the field, but it’s celebrities like Jared Leto and Harry Styles who introduced it to a new audience. 

    Jared Leto Man Bun



    Tags: man bun tips, man bun styles, man bun trend

    Read more: Man Buns: How to Grow, Style and Wear a Man Bun

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 27 Aug 2015

    Even if you think you’ve got your hair care and styling routine down to a science, you might still benefit from a few pro tips about the best ways to get the best results with your preferred hair products, from dry shampoo and hairspray to hair cream and sea salt spray.

    Discover a few pro tips on how to use hair products, and take your styling potential to the next level, whether you have processed hair or stick to your natural texture and color.

    Dry Shampoo

    It’s the perfect solution for giving your hair a break between shampooing, but this product can’t work wonders if you use it every day. The secret to making the most out of dry shampoo is to focus on the roots. You should also massage your scalp after application, as you would when shampooing. Once you’ve worked it in, brush it out patiently to avoid leaving any residue behind.

    Hairspray

    One of the best pro tips when it comes to using hair products is knowing how far away you should be holding the can of hairspray. Most users keep it too close, then get unpleasant buildup. The can shouldn’t be closer than 12 inches when you apply it. Even if you use a product with extra hold, you should make sure you can still brush your hair afterwards.



    Tags: how much hair product, using hair products every day, hair product pro tips, hair product guide, hair product mistakes

    Read more: Pro Tips: How to Use Hair Products Right

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    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 31 Aug 2015

    When you’re tired of short or medium hairstyles, you’ll have to put a little more effort into your hair to help it grow. From avoiding products and styling techniques that damage your hair and hurt your scalp to using natural hair growth solutions, there are many ways to do it.

    Discover the most important secrets to growing long hair, and you’ll be able to change your look and give up weaves and extensions for good. Here’s what you need to know about growing long, beautiful and healthy hair.

    Avoid Dangerous Ingredients in Hair Products

    You should definitely consider going natural and organic when it comes to your shampoo and other hair products, but even without that, you should still avoid harmful chemicals. Your hair products should never contain: alcohols, especially isopropyl alcohol, SLS or sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, PEG or polyethylene glycol, aminomethyl propanol, coal tar, mineral oil, along with synthetic colors and fragrances.

    Banish Split Ends

    Some say one of the secrets to growing long hair is getting a regular trim. However, that can extend the process, and sometimes it’s simply not necessary. Check your hair for split ends, and decide if you need it. Dry and frizzy ends are a sign that you need a trim, and you should stick to less than a half inch every other month if you can’t manage the split ends with regular treatments and masks.

    Condition Correctly



    Tags: growing longer thicker hair, growing your hair out, growing your hair long

    Read more: The Secrets to Growing Long Hair

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