Use a hair mask (or two) weekly. Deep conditioning treatments will give your hair a bit of a boost, add a little extra moisture and protect from frizz.
"My hair was broken, extremely short and I developed patches of psoriasis on my scalp that never went away."
As I near the end of my twenties, it's only natural to look back and reflect on what I've learned in this decade of my life. Some amazing women have taught me essential, game-changing beauty tricks that I will take with me into my thirties and beyond.
Recently, I sat down with my hairdresser and brother-in-law for a chat and listened and learned as he spoke about how to get the best haircut possible, his pet peeves, flat-irons and curling irons and blow-dryers, and more.
Many of you already know teas (specifically black and green teas) are high in antioxidants. But did you realize that tea can also be beneficial to your hair growth and used as a natural highlighter/colorant?
Hair relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby's, it's best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy.
We can take this same determination to obtain many of our personal goals, including having a winning head of hair. This is a much smaller quest in comparison to that of an Olympian, but if we grasp some of the strategy, everything else has to benefit.
Throughout my hair journey, I wore braids, twists, locs, weaves, relaxed agin, cut it off and relaxed and cut it off again -- all the while loving the freedom of expressing who I was at that point in time in my life.
My hair is my thing. It's blonde and long. Like, really long. Though I'm not the type of gal to have a beauty "thing," it just took a summer in Kosovo...
Finally, a waterproof liquid eyeliner that's actually waterproof. Smudge-proof, swim-proof, even tear-proof! And it comes in 15 shades. I'm so happy I could cry.
Gel eyeliners offer deeper, richer color than a pencil, but for those of us who haven't mastered the brush application, things get messy fast. Mercifully, Tarte has combined the best of both worlds.
by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor at Rodale.com It's only halfway through the month, and already Rodale.com's Plastic-Free February challeng...
No matter how organic your shampoo is, if it comes in a plastic container, it's still a liability to the environment. Better to seek out eco-friendly alternatives that won't take up space in a landfill.
Even my male roommate, a utilitarian heterosexual who can hardly be bothered to shower at all, expressed uncharacteristic delight at a new adorable shampoo and conditioner set.
With all of the fun to be had during the summer's muggy months, one assumes, or wishes, that our hair is the least of our worries. But that is not the case.