Curling Iron vs Flat Iron: Which One Do You Need?

curling iron vs flat iron

I used to find styling hair to be a massive pain in the neck. Work or errands? I’d throw my hair into a bun or ponytail. At home, I’d braid my hair to get it out of the way. Going out for the evening? Believe it or not, I’d just stick to a slightly nicer bun. Heat styling tools were just too much of an effort. Until I splurged on a blowout before an event. Turns out, styling tools can turn you from a frazzled girl next door to a bombshell with the tiniest bit of extra work at home. If you haven’t really dabbled in these scary heated styling …

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Why Does My Hair Feel Waxy? Causes, Solutions, and Prevention!

Why Does My Hair Feel Waxy

Hair can be a temperamental thing. It’ll behave perfectly some days, especially when you just plan on lounging around at home. But when you’ve got a great night out planned? Cue the shenanigans. If your locks feel gummy and sticky even after you’ve just washed them, you may have asked yourself in confusion: ‘Why does my hair feel waxy?’ Sit back and relax. Chances are, the solution to waxy buildup on hair is in your pantry or just a brief grocery store trip away from you. This article will go through some of the different causes, treatments, and useful tips to tackle and avoid waxy, gummy hair. If your hair …

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Can I Leave Conditioner in My Hair Overnight? The Answer May Shock You!

can i leave conditioner in my hair overnight

As a frizzy-haired gal, conditioner is my lifesaver. I spend a good chunk of cash on buying conditioners and deep conditioners that will smoothen and hydrate my hair without making it greasy. And I’ve often asked myself: can I leave conditioner in my hair overnight? It sounds great right? I’m pretty impatient, so I get annoyed during the 3-5 minute wait time while my conditioner does its thing. Also, I’ve noticed if I keep the conditioner on for an extra few minutes, my hair is much softer and easier to detangle. Then the idea hit me. Leaving conditioner in my hair overnight would give me one solution for both my …

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Why is My Hair Turning Red Naturally? Why You Feel Like You’re Becoming a Redhead

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Have you been noticing a change in your hair? Is there a difference in color or tone, even though you haven’t been dying it? Perhaps you’ve been asking yourself: “Why is my hair turning red naturally?” No, you’re not going crazy. Hair color can and will change over time without doing anything to it consciously. Why does hair color change? There are a couple of reasons, and I’ll go into the reasons in this article. But why stop there? Besides discussing the causes of hair turning red, this article will talk about the things you can do to prevent and even reverse this strange phenomenon.  You may also like: T3 …

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Can a White Person Use Black Hair Products? Will They Suit White Hair?

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The curly hair movement is here to stay and I for one, couldn’t be happier. I spend my teenage years freaking out over frizzy, unmanageable hair. No matter what kind of shampoo or conditioner I used, I looked like Howard Stern on a really bad day. As a young adult, shame propelled me to get my hair straightened with keratin and rebonding treatments. But the shiny, straight hair of my dreams was temporary and new growth was frizzier than ever. Finally, I gave up and resigned myself to fluffy, shapeless hair. Until I stumbled upon the Curly Girl Method. Turns out, my hair wasn’t frizzy. It was just thirsty and …

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How to Brush Wavy Hair: Your Guide to Rocking Waves All Year Round

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As someone with misbehaving hair, I always thought I had to fight it into submission. So I used all sorts of combs and brushes to attack my frizzy mane, to get it to look like something from a shampoo commercial. Spoiler alert: it just made things worse. I never considered how to brush wavy hair, or that I needed to treat my hair differently, more delicately. But after learning more about the Curly Girl Method, I realized the fluff and frizz was just wavy, curly hair begging for hydration and moisture. I ditched harsh SLS shampoos and silicone-laden conditioners. And I learned techniques on how to style and care for …

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Hot Tools Curling Iron Review: How to Get Fab Ringlets at Home!

Hot Tools Curling Iron

Curls are back in fashion. And it’s about time, too. After decades of pin-straight hair on magazine covers, the fashion world is finally catching up and realizing that natural hair is nothing short of gorgeous. Besides that, this also meant that a variety of curly and wavy hairstyles are back in right now. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably screaming joy because your hair is poofy and unruly and you can either look like you got an 80s perm, or straighten your hair religiously with a flat iron. Curls and waves can make you look like a whole new person; they add dimension to your hair, frame your face …

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Vichy Mineral 89 Review: Is It A Boon For Parched Skin?

Vichy Mineral 89

Has your skin been behaving…oddly? Your skin feels dry and tight but it doesn’t seem to want to absorb moisture. Creams and lotions sit on top of the skin surface but aren’t able to sink in. What’s even stranger is that your skin feels dry and greasy at the same time! You might think you have dry skin, but in reality, your skin is actually dehydrated. And this article will talk about a product that can deal with your skin issue in no time at all. Whether your skin is dry, dehydrated, or rough and patchy, the hyaluronic acid in this Vichy Mineral 89 Serum is the miracle product that can fix …

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How Does Dry Shampoo Work? You Might Be Amazed!

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We’ve all been in a massive pinch before–with sweaty or greasy hair that looked like a disaster and you needed a quick fix. And for folks like me, hair-washing is nearly a whole day affair. So, what’s a person to do? The answer is easy: grab a bottle of dry shampoo and spritz it over your roots. Wait a few seconds, and then fluff up your roots. Voila! Your hair will be reasonably clean, and totally presentable. Anyone who’s always on the run usually has a can of dry shampoo stashed away in their purse or car. But how does dry shampoo work to miraculously degrease your hair? I got …

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Blue Light Therapy at Home: Beauty Must-Have or Bust?

Blue Light Therapy at Home

Blue light therapy. Sounds kinds of like something out of a science fiction book, doesn’t it? But blue light therapy is being used in skincare by thousands of people at this very minute. Why? To put it simply, blue light is considered to treat several skin issues (most notably acne) and its use has been normalized. Spas, skin clinics, and even individuals at home use blue light therapy for their skin. If you’ve been wanting to give this new skin fad a whirl, but don’t want to go through the trouble of booking and showing up to appointments every week, perhaps you’ve thought about trying blue light therapy at home. …

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