Hi, My Name Is Kristen Bell, and I'm a Dry Shampoo Addict

My hair was naturally stick-straight until I had a baby, and now I have some texture -- mainly in the back, which is kind of weird, but whatever -- and I love it. Once I get my wavy hair to look cute instead of wonky, I want the waves to last as long as possible. That's where dry shampoo comes in.   read more

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18 Best Hair Treatments for Healthy Hair

Every once in awhile it's necessary to indulge in a li'l treat, whether it's the chocolate-encrusted doughnut you cut out of your diet months ago or a luxurious day at the spa. Yet when we indulge, we often forget about our poor hair, which we subject to heat styling, chemical-laden products and dyeing more often than not. There are a million different ways we can damage our hair, whether it's from a weekly swim or just being out in the sun unprotected. So what's hair's version of a chocolate-encrusted doughnut topped with sprinkles? A regular dose of one of these intensive treatments that are guaranteed to leave you with healthy hair.   See products

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How to Blow Dry Your Hair Like a Pro

Getting a professional blow dry is like getting a shot of beauty adrenaline. The feeling you experience when you leave the salon is pure exhilaration. Nothing much has changed; your face is the same, and your weight is the same, but somehow you feel ten times more beautiful and infinitely more confident.   See tips

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3 Best Dry Shampoos -- and the 2 Worst

I'll admit it -- I'm a busy lady, which means I typically don't wash and dry my hair every morning. And when I do, it's always a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating, and styling. Which is why I don't know what I ever did before the invention of dry shampoos. Talk about an absolute game changer.   See products

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How Much Product Do You Really Need?

If a little bit is good, then a lot must be better, right? Not when it comes to your beauty products. According to experts, the products we use on a daily basis adhere to the Goldilocks principle. Too small of a dollop may mean your anti-aging serum may not work at all, but too big of a blob of deep conditioner could mean greasy hair and split ends (not to mention a depleted bank account).   read more

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13 Best Color Protecting Conditioners

So -- you just walked out of the salon with your freshly dyed hair. It's vibrant, it's shiny, it's beautiful and you love it. But then, day after day in the shower 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. Using quality hair care products is honestly all it takes -- well that and staying out of the sun (which you should be doing anyway). Since coloring hair too often can damage your tresses (not to mention put a fat dent in your wallet), you need to make your color last as long as possible. The way to do this is by using hair care products that will lock in color and prevent fading.   See products

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Why Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Hair loss is no stranger to women. The International Society of Hair Restoration reports that nearly 30 million women in the U.S. are losing their hair (yikes!), and it's an epidemic among African American women in particular. Dermatologists report that they are seeing more and more black women -- of all ages -- complaining of hair loss.   read more

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Salon & Spa Tipping: You're Probably Doing It All Wrong

It seems simple enough: A standard tip is about 15 to 20 percent of the bill, which isn't too hard to calculate. But over the years, the rules of salon and spa tipping have become complicated. What do you do, for example, when one person washes your hair and someone else cuts it (God forbid a third person does your blowout)? What about facials at medical spas -- since when do you tip a physician? And does the old rule of not tipping the salon owner still stand?   read more

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14 Best Color Protecting Shampoos

Want your money to wash down the drain right along with your freshly done, beautiful hair color? We thought not. It makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must. Typically, your hairstylist will suggest that you use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner after you get all-over color or highlights to maintain the hue and prevent fading color. However, they might also try to sucker you into buying hair care products that are too pricey -- and ones you're not sure you'll even like.   See products

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10 Best Deep Conditioners

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

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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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