Thursday, December 30, 2010
Did you know that the foods that you eat can promote healthy hair? We've got your list of the ten foods that will keep your hair strong and healthy:
1) Salmon: Salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids, B12 and iron, all of which support scalp health.
2) Dark Green Veggies: Green veggies, again are a great source of iron. Remember, the greener the veggie the more nutrients it contains. So, go ahead and eat your vegetables!
3) Beans: Beans are an amazing source of protein, which keeps hair strong. They also contain iron, zinc, and biotin.
4) Nuts: Nuts are the best source of selenium, a nutrient which keeps your scalp healthy. Many nuts also have zinc, which helps to keep your hair from shedding.
5) Poultry: Again, you're getting a great source of protein which is essential to maintain healthy hair. Protein deficiencies can lead to loss of hair color so it's very important to make sure you're getting enough on a daily basis.
6) Eggs: Did we already tell you that protein is super important in maintaining healthy hair? Well, just in case, try some eggs. In addition to having lots of protein, eggs also contain biotin and B12.
7) Whole Grains: Not only do whole grains contain zinc and B12, but they're also a great mid day pick me up. The nutrients in whole grains not only keep hair healthy but also provide a boost of energy to get you through the day.
8) Oysters: Oysters contain lots of zinc, which is great for your hair. If you're not much for oysters, don't worry. You can also get your fill of zinc from beef and lamb.
9) Low Fat Dairy Products: Calcium not only builds strong bones, but also promotes hair growth!
10) Carrots: You know how your mother always told you to eat carrots for good vision? Well, it's true! Carrots contain vitamin A which in addition to promoting good vision, are a great source of nutrients to promote scalp health.
Most important to remember, is that if you keep a healthy, well balanced diet, you'll be healthier all around, which includes your hair. So, take some time to go to your local grocery store, and pick up some healthy, vitamin rich snacks, and have gorgeous hair in no time!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We all know color treated hair is harder to keep healthy. If you want to make a change and opt for some color, it's important to take extra care of your hair to keep it vibrant and healthy. How do you do that you ask? Lucky for you, we've got some great tips to keep your color treated hair beautiful.
1) Before you color your hair, deep condition it. Do this a few days before treatment. Conditioning your hair prior, will ensure that it's in healthier condition which will prevent excess breakage of hair during the actual coloring treatment.
2) Once your hair is colored, be sure to throw out your old shampoo and conditioner and buy products that are specifically for treating and moisturizing colored hair. This is very important, as chemically treated hair is more fragile. Regular shampoos and conditioners may be too harsh for hair, buying new products is a must. Ask your stylist for recommendations.
3) To make your color vibrant for longer, shampoo in cold water. Hot water makes hair color fade.
4) Try to put less heat on your hair. After washing try letting your hair air dry from time to time. Also, try not to curl/flat iron hair as much. Adding heat to color treated hair makes it more susceptible to breakage.
5) Avoid sun damage. UV rays can be detrimental to color treated hair. If you plan to stay in the sun for long periods of time wear a wide brimmed hat or apply a leave in hair spritz that contains sunscreen.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Take a smart bath
Extra-hot showers and baths rob your skin of the natural moisturizers it needs to stay soft. In winter use lukewarm water, shorten your bathing time to 10 minutes maximum, and take no more than one shower each day. Enrich your bath with products that contain colloidal oatmeal (oatmeal milled to a fine powder); it binds to the skin, prevents moisture loss, and soothes itchiness. Switch to a soap that contains high levels of natural jojoba, olive, or soybean oils but no added scents. Avoid using exfoliants and scrubbing your skin with scratchy pads or mitts. When you emerge from the bath or shower, remember to moisturize immediately with a vitamin E-rich body lotion.
Moisturize the natural way
Frequent application of moisturizer will help replace the water your skin has lost to harsh winter winds. If you have extra-dry skin, look for moisturizers with super-rich oils such as avocado oil, olive oil, or shea butter. If you have a tendency toward oily skin, try a moisturizer with lighter oils such as hazelnut or rose hip oil. Always choose moisturizers without added scents and dyes.
Everyone of us has had a bad haircut a time or two. How do you avoid this mishap? Most people don't think to choose their cut based on their face shape. If this has never occurred to you, we've got your guide to finding the best hairstyle for your face.
Round Face: The trick to round facial shapes is to make your face appear longer and leaner. To do this, you'll want to have less volume around the face. Try: cuts just below the chin. Layering is also good. If you want to try bangs, keep them longer and side swept.
Oval Face: If you have strong bone structure and an oval shaped face, a blunt bob works great. If you like your eyes, try a bang to bring the focus to them.
Long Face: Longer bangs are great for a longer face. Try them with a chin length bob, to give the illusion of width. Curls are also great for adding width to the face.
Square Face: Curls and choppier ends are great to make your face shape a bit softer. Also, try sleek layered styles.Heart Face: If you have a heart shaped face, you'll want to draw attention to your cheek bones and eyes. Side swept bangs work well as do soft layers.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Gossip Girl's resident bad girl, Taylor Momsen is the new face of John Galliano's Parlez-Moi d'Amour fragrance. What do you guys think? Does the ad make you want to go out and buy the scent?
The newest trend in beauty is the perm. But not for your hair, for your lashes? How can this be, you ask? We've all seen those eyelash curlers. Instead of curling your lashes every day, you can now go to the salon and get a perm for your lashes, leaving them curly for up to three months. How neat is that??
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thinking about going short but worried your look won't be stylish? We've got some great celebrity inspiration for you. These ladies definitely know how to make the super short look super chic! Take a photo of your favorite cut to your stylists and prepare to look fab!
Looking for a fun alternative to red this holiday season? Try metallic nails. They're just as festive and totally in style, plus they're a great way to glam up your New Year's Eve ensemble! Our favorites are Bling Dynasty by O.P.I., Silver Dollar by Revlon, and NY 57th by Dior.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Looking for a new look but don't want to make a permanent change? Try bold eyebrows. This trend is great if you just want to experiment with a new look. Not to mention it's super easy to do. Start by brushing brows upward. Then take an eyebrow pencil (you can also use eyeliner or shadow) and carefully fill in small strokes resembling hair. That's it! Quick, easy, and washes off at night. Perfect!
Still doing your holiday shopping and looking for a perfect little gift? Try Victor & Rolf's Flowerbomb roll on stick. Retailing for only $20, it's a great, cost friendly alternative to a full bottle of the scent and being so small, travels as easily as it rolls on. Not to mention it smells amazing! This cute little beauty accessory will definitely be a hit for anyone on your holiday gift list!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Dread doing your own manicure because you can't stay inside the lines? We've found a genius tip for cleaning up your nails that'll make them look like you just came from a salon! Use an old eyeliner brush. Dip it in polish remover and carefully rub over any areas of skin that you accidentally applied polish to. It works like a charm, trust us!
We've all dealt with split ends before. If you're trying to grow your hair, or just maintain healthy hair it's important to try to prevent split ends. So what are the best ways to do this? We've got some great tips on prevention and repair!
To prevent split ends:
1) Try to put heat on hair only when necessary. After washing your hair, air dry it, and try not to pull out the curling irons and flat irons more than needed.
2) Don't brush your hair too much! Brushing is great but excess brushing can lead to split ends.
3) Splurge on good quality hair styling products. There's generally a reason they're more expensive. The money you spend on products will be saved in less trips to the salon for trims.
4) Have hair trimmed when needed. Don't wait! And be sure to trim hair with good quality scissors.
If you already have split ends and want to improve the appearance of hair:
1) Shampoo hair and deep condition with good quality conditioner. Be sure to leave conditioner on hair for at least 20 minutes.
2) A moisturizing or smoothing serum may help. Apply a dime sized amount to hair and work throughout.
3) When drying hair, make sure hair is completely dried so it doesn't frizz. This makes split ends more noticeable.
4) Be sure to visit your hair stylist as soon as possible for a trim! We know trims can be scary, but they're necessary to maintain healthy hair.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A great way to recover your weak and dry hair is by doing a mask mask with lemon juice. Seems like it won't, but it actually leaves hair soft and shiny!
You will need: 2 tbsp. castor oil /almond oil, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice and 1 tbsp. honey.
Add honey and oil to the lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mixture generously first to the roots and then to the entire length of the hair.
Wrap your hair with a towel. Leave the mask on for approximately one and a half hours.
Use your everyday shampoo and wash your renewed hair. Do the mask twice to attain best results, and stick to the routine once a month!
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Friday, December 10, 2010
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
- For daytime use, make sure to wear a mascara that compliments your hair color and skin tone. Many of us are tempted to wear black mascara but it can come of looking harsh on people with fairer colored hair. If you're not brunette, save this color for nights out and instead go for a shade of brown.
- Your mascara brush is just as important as your mascara. Different brushes create different looks. Do you have long lashes that you want plumped up or do you have shorter lashes and want to add length? Most mascaras will describe on their packaging what the brush is intended to do. Make sure to take note of this and purchase a mascara with a brush that works for you.
- Another trick: if you have a certain mascara that you like and a certain brush that you like, combine the two! There are no rules in beauty. This trick can work great if you're having trouble finding a mascara and brush from one brand that you prefer.
- Flat iron your bangs: In order to wear this look, it's essential that your bangs are evenly and bluntly cut or it will look strange. Flat iron bangs, apply a dry shampoo to dull the shine infused in your hair from the flat iron and then apply a small amount of matte paste to hair to keep it in place.
- Get a fringed natural look: Run a pomade through the ends of towel dried hair. Blow-dry hair with a round barrel brush giving bangs a slight curl under.
- Modern, edgy bang: Wash hair. Apply large roller to bangs and sit under a dryer. When hair is almost dry, remove roller and blow dry hair at a low heat setting.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Bare Mineral Makeup started the mineral makeup revolution several years ago. Since that time, hundreds of makeup manufacturers have tried to cash in on the popularity of Bare Minerals. As a result, the philosophy behind these cosmetics has become somewhat distorted. People often think that all mineral makeup is the same. However, there are many different definitions for the term “mineral makeup.” Many highly discrepant versions are legally acceptable when describing cosmetics.
• Bare Minerals is truly hypoallergenic
Not only does it not contain fragrances or oils, but it also does not contain talc. Talc is highly irritating to many people. This is particularly notable, however, because many “mineral makeups” rely on talc to back up their claims of being mineral based.
• Bare Minerals are good for your skin
This brand of makeup actually can help relieve adult acne and rosacea with continued use over time. This may be largely because of the brand’s hypoallergenic nature since it will not aggravate already-sensitive skin like other foundations and cosmetics will.
Monday, November 29, 2010
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