Urban legends abound in the beauty world. These are specific hair care myths and stories that get passed from woman to woman, generation to generation. They run the gamut, but consist of fanatical ideas women believe to be true like "split ends are reversible" and "pluck one grey hair and two will come to its funeral." One of our personal favorite hair care fairytales is some women just wake up with naturally smooth and perfectly straight hair. Bull winkle. Sorry ladies, but we all have to work for the frizz-free sleek stylings we envy on models and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston. See tips
Hair care secrets from real women with seriously perfect hair -- see what they do to maintain their shiny, strong, luxurious strands See habits
Follow these 9 expert hair care tips so you can achieve perfect curls every time you style See tips
Let's face it, we look to the stars (not the celestial objects) to find out what the "it" haircut is, what hairstyles are in vogue and what hair colors we must try. And though we may not have the funds or the resources celebs do, we can (and do) use them as our well of hair inspiration. See hair colors
If you read women's magazines or beauty sites with any regularity, you've no doubt heard of keratin hair treatments (aka Brazilian Blowouts, Brazilian Keratin Treatments, etc., etc.) -- the hair smoothing procedure that's all the rage these days with celebrities and mortals alike. See makeover
Aside from the obvious, superficial allure of shiny, healthy hair, there is a deeper, more anthropological explanation of why it appeals to men. Interestingly enough, one accurate indicator of health is hair. Healthy women have lustrous, shiny healthy hair, whereas the hair of sickly people loses its luster. So there you have it -- men prefer to procreate with healthy women (with shiny, sexy hair to boot). See secrets
Disappointing, flaky and downright awful smelling are deal breakers for us. And no, we're not talking boyfriends ladies, we're talking hair care products See products
Oily skin is easy to deal with -- blot with some oil-blotting paper thingies, tap on some powder and voila! A shine-free face. (If controlling oil on your face still isn't that easy for you, check out these top products for keeping oily skin under control.) But what about oily hair? That's not nearly as easy to fix, right? See products
In a down economy (no, it doesn't seem to be over -- yet) it is surprising to learn the lengths women will go to in order to maintain their beauty. It shows just how powerful appearance truly is. When we look great, we feel great, right? Well, this is the main reason why many women have opted to do things like ... take on a second job, create payment plans with doctors' offices for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures and even ... strip, so that they can still get regular facials, Botox, hair straightening treatments -- you name it! Read stories
With summer fun unfortunately comes post-summer hair damage. After spending time in the wind, sun, chlorine, salt water and air conditioning your hair may be dull, brassy, frizzy, dry or brittle. Follow these expert tips from stylists Rodney Cutler, owner of the Cutler salons in New York City and Barry Reitman of the Kevin Josephson Salon in Beverly Hills, Calif. to make your hair look healthy and gorgeous again. See tips
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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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