I was blessed with super-manageable hair for the first 19 years of my life -- so manageable that, while other girls on the dance team complained about how they were going to get the teasing out of their hair after a performance, I was worried my hair wouldn't hold the tease for the time it took to get to the basketball court and perform. read more
If you're still searching for a shampoo that won't make your hair feel dry, brittle and unhealthy, rest assured there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Check out this list of users' favorites, from higher-end brands like Pureology and Aveda to more affordable brands like Dove and Paul Mitchell. We bet you'll find a formula that works so well you'll never want to stop using it. Best of
We love hair gel, because it's such a versatile product. Use it on straight hair, and you can add dimension and shine. Apply some to your natural curls, and you can boost volume and keep frizz in check. But choose the wrong hair gel, and you're stuck with a crunchy, greasy mess that smells like alcohol or bad perfume to boot. We're here to take out that trial and error process for you. Click through for 13 of our readers' top-rated hair gels. Read reviews
While there are a thousand articles out there on how to get the perfect at-home blowout (I'm a firm believer it's an urban myth), there's something about the smooth finish and bouncy style you get at the salon that makes us want to spend $40 on a simple blow-dry. That being said, we like to get our money's worth by making our blowouts last as long as humanly possible -- without looking like a grease bucket, of course. After debating just how many days we could make a blowout last, we tasked one staffer with the ultimate blowout challenge. Our photo editor, Paulina, agreed to forgo washing her hair for as many days as she could stand to find out exactly how to get the most mileage out of a salon blowout. The results: coveted wisdom we're sharing with (lucky) you. The first stop on Paulina's hair journey: celebrity stylist, Mika Fowler, at Kim Vo Salon in Beverly Hills. read more
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What's a girl to do with long, naturally thick and wavy hair and zero experience in styling it? She wears it in the same ponytail. For years. read more
Have you decided that your less-than-glowing hair is likely the shiniest it will ever get? Have you given up on trying anything new to up your shine factor? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. A quality shine serum or spray should be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. But above all, they create serious shine. See list
Let's be honest, ladies -- every single time we flip it mid-conversation, shyly tuck it behind our ears, peek through it when it falls before our faces like a curtain, we know exactly what we're doing: making the stone cold heart of every onlooker melt like butter on the sidewalk in the middle of July. Whether you're rocking a face-framing pixie or waist-length layers, gorgeous healthy hair is a gal's greatest accessory. But ironically, we often damage it in the process of getting it to that gorgeous state. Get products
When you're on the front lines of battle, there's plenty to worry about. You have to be on constant alert for snipers, sneak attacks and hidden explosives. What you're not so concerned about is a bad hair day or a broken nail. Still, that doesn't mean beauty products and rituals have no place in female soldiers' daily lives. read more
Sofia Vergara fans are about to get a glimpse of her on set with relatives other than the pretend ones that comprise her "Modern Family" TV familia. The Colombian beauty and eight of her real family members have been named new spokespeople for Head & Shoulders. read more
You know the feeling; you pull a sweater over your head and your hair instantly goes from being un-animated and flat to taking on a life of its own. read more
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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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