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
We all have bad hair days, but instead of cursing the mighty hair gods and calling in sick, you might want to consider packing your bags. There are a number of factors contributing to frustrating frizz and dried out strands, but as it turns out it, they could all be due to the city you call home. From looking at national averages of humidity/wind/rain/sun, water-hardness, pollution levels and even the number of salons in the area, Totalbeauty.com has located the worst cities for your 'do. Did your city make the list? See the list
Celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Isla Fisher and Debra Messing are making us dream of becoming redheads (and I'm sure we're not alone). So before you head to the beauty salon, check out these tips (courtesy of celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham and makeup artist Beau Nelson) and photos to help inspire your red shade, and prepare you to maintain your new color. See redheads
Our makeover dream team -- celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, owner of Ted Gibson Salon in New York City, and celebrity makeup artist and Beauty.com spokesperson Tina Turnbow -- will give Christine a shorter haircut and makeup worthy of a night out. See makeover
We depend on good volumizing products to transform flat, fine hair into a voluptuous mane of full, soft strands. But sadly, not every product does the job right (or leaves enough wiggle room for human error). Find out which duds left these flat-haired gals feeling deflated. See volumizers
Hair products are like fraternal twins -- similar in ingredients, but very different on the surface. We asked Lesley Bride, senior scientist at Procter & Gamble Beauty, and Fritz Clay, owner of Hair Play Salon in San Francisco, to compare similar products and say which are so close, you might as well save -- and which are worth the splurge. The results will surprise you. View the Products
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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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