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Don't get us wrong -- we love our curls. Learning to embrace your hair's natural texture is a valuable thing, and we encourage you to let your kinky-curly flag fly. But sometimes, a girl's just got to go sleek. After all, a streamlined hairstyle equals a streamlined life, doesn't it?   read more


Your Ultimate Guide to a Flake-Free Scalp

When it comes to dandruff, it's hard to say what's worse: The unsightly white flakes in your hair, the miserably itchy scalp or not knowing whether this pesky condition comes from having skin that's too oily or too dry. Needless to say, we totally get why you'd want to learn how to get rid of dandruff pronto.   read more


The Scoop on Sebastian Professional's New Multitasking Hybrid Hairspray

We owe all our good hair days (and thus, most of our joy in life) to the best hair styling products (think: shine sprays, texturizers, volumizers, heat protectants and hairsprays). Without them, our bathroom counters would be empty -- and so would our souls.   read more


The Really Gross Reason You Need to Exfoliate Your Scalp ASAP

To say that dry shampoo is the best thing to enter my life may sound like I'm being hyperbolic, but I'm really not. This heaven-sent elixir has saved me many times: When I'd rather spend an extra half-hour sleeping, not primping; after a sweaty workout and I have to be at work ASAP; when my hair is looking lackluster and needs a boost of texture and volume. But underneath its magical exterior lies a dark side. A really dark, really icky side that involves scalp acne, dandruff and irritation.   read more


9 Next-Level Detanglers that Get Rid of Knots and Protect Hair

If your wet hair tends to be a knotted, impossible-to-comb ball of frustration, then you're probably familiar with Johnson's No More Tangles Detangler Spray. The same way it's a necessity for any parent with a wild-haired child, it's a go-to for women with tangle-prone hair.   read more


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If you want soft, shiny, manageable hair, it all starts with finding the best conditioner for your hair type. Our readers have tried the top hair conditioners on the market for dry hair, frizzy hair, curly hair and more -- and they're here to tell us which ones they deem the best conditioners.   See products


7 Best Travel Blow Dryers for Flawless Vacation Hair

Choosing which hair tools to take on an out-of-town excursion is like choosing between your own children. It's impossible. Which is why it's important to economize space for your curling irons and straighteners by investing in the perfect travel hair dryer. (Heaven knows we're not using that sad excuse for a hair dryer that comes attached to the hotel wall).   read more


6 Tricks to Make Your Blowout Last at the Gym

"Is it really bad to wash your hair every day?" As a beauty editor, I get this question all the time. And while the technical answer is no (as long as you don't also heat-style daily), why would you want to shampoo every day? I'd be thrilled if I never had to wash my hair again.   See tips


TotalBeauty.com Awards 2015: Best Hair Products

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Hair Care Information and Advice

If you're like most women, then you're concerned about the appearance of your hair, and will do what it takes to take care of it. Starting now, it's time to banish dull and dry hair from your life, and take better care of your hair to get lustrous locks that will turn heads. To help you, Total Beauty offers you expert tips on hair care for shiny, glossy hair.

If your hair is in good condition and is healthy, then your hair care regime will only need a few tweaks to keep your tresses looking great. One way to have healthy hair is to maintain a healthy lifestyle; your mane will be in better condition, naturally. Your daily diet should include plenty of water, as well as lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Opt for grilled or baked dishes rather than fried food, and limit your intake of cola or coffee, which have excess caffeine.

Perming, bleaching, or coloring frequently cause damage to your hair as they strip the shaft of its natural oils. Experts say that hair should have at least eight percent moisture for it to look silky and shiny. Using products meant for chemically treated hair can protect your tresses and make them look smooth and glossy.

Look through Total Beauty's hair care section to discover great secrets for gorgeous locks. Total Beauty offers some of the best hair care advice on the web, so you can have great hair all the time.

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