A Lazy Girl's Guide to Keeping Hair Color on Point

Here's the sad truth about coloring your hair: It's a high maintenance beauty practice. Even cool, faded out highlights start to look messy after a while. And when the roots come in, you know it's time to head to the salon (cough: time; cough: money), right?   read more

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12 Best Summer Hair Care Products -- and the 2 Worst

Summer is an invitation for a more lackadaisical approach to hair. (Hallelujah!) It means letting bangs grow out, letting hair air-dry, getting beachy waves from actually going to the beach and covering up unwashed summer hair with floppy hats. But with the season also comes certain summer hair hazards, like chlorine, UV rays, salt water and humidity -- all of which can lead to pool-hair, fried scalps and frizzy, dried-out, damaged strands.   See products

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10 Best Dry Shampoos -- and the 2 Worst

If you're as busy as we are, you typically don't wash and dry your hair every morning -- after all, it can be a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating and styling. Which is why we don't know what we ever did before the invention of dry shampoo. Talk about an absolute game changer.   See dry shampoos

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14 Best Shampoos for Fine Hair

Show me a girl who says she doesn't want the full-bodied hair of a Victoria's Secret model, and I'll show you a liar. This is where volumizing shampoo comes in. There's something about a voluminous blowout that really boosts your confidence (and your formerly flat strands). Readers say these 14 volumizing shampoos for fine hair add weightless volume and thickness instantly. Try these and you'll be one step closer to the Gisele Büdchen hair of your dreams.   read more

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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

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12 Best Color Protecting Conditioners

Here'a a scenario you might be familiar with: You just walked out of the salon with freshly dyed hair. It's vibrant, it's shiny, it's beautiful and you love it. But then, day after day, your pricey, gorgeous hair color starts swirling down the drain. Not pretty. So what's a girl to do? One word: condition. Okay, let's make it three words: color-protecting conditioner.   See products

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These Are the Most Flattering Highlights for Your Hair Color

Did you ever go through a gothic phase in high school, when you couldn't stand even a slight fade to your jet black hair color? Those days, you probably thought highlights were meant only for the carefree blondes or the sun-kissed brunettes of the world -- tortured soul, much?   Lighten up

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Love Long Hair? This High-Tech Beauty Product Can Help You Get There

What woman doesn't wish for silky, long, Rapunzel-like hair? Problem is, with all we do in pursuit of a full, just-from-a-blowout mane (fun fact: 60 percent of women blow-dry their hair two to three times a week), we could be doing more harm than good. As we style our hair with heat, we're also gradually damaging it. This means it's going to look dry and frayed faster, forcing us to book a haircut before we can achieve the cascading locks of our dreams.   read more

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TotalBeauty Awards 2016: Best Hair

If you're anything like us, your hair product collection is a little out of control. Take a look in our shower and you'll see an abundance of shampoos, conditioners and deep conditioners -- and you don't even want us to get started what's in our bathroom closet. To simplify your life, we tested hundreds of hair products to find the latest and greatest must-haves. It's time for some spring cleaning ladies, so clear out your bathroom and click ahead to see our 2016 TotalBeauty Awards hair product winners.   read more

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12 Best Leave-in Conditioners

For soft, manageable, beautiful strands, it's important to choose the best leave-in conditioner for your hair type. A good leave-in conditioner can help detangle strands, reduce fly-aways, tame frizz and keep curls soft and smooth; a leave-in conditioner that's too heavy can weigh it down or leave it looking greasy.   see 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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