10 Best Hair Dryers

Hair dryers are like bottles of wine -- some cost $15, some cost $500, and it's often unclear whether or not you're truly getting what you pay for. From the 2-buck Chucks of hair dryers, like bargain models by Conair, to the Dom Perignons, made by the likes of T3 and Chi, the range in price points can be overwhelming. But which ones really offer the best results? Our TotalBeauty.com readers tested the full spectrum of blow dryers, rated their ten favorites and told us why they ranked so high. Check out this list of the top hair dryers, according to their reviews. It might just be your time for an upgrade.   See blow dryers


September 23, 2013  |  10:09 AM  |  36 COMMENTS
Summer Casual to Autumn Chic at 27 Weeks


Summer Casual to Autumn Chic at 27 Weeks

After a full summer schedule of go-go-go travel, fall is all about turning over a new leaf and making the transition into the cooler months as easy as possible. Leah, 29, was 100 percent on board to make her summer-to-fall transition fun, fresh, and easy -- particularly because her life is about to get a bit more hectic.   read more


September 23, 2013  |   4:09 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Does Your Shampoo Have the New 'It' Ingredients?

Antioxidants, copper peptides, stem cells … you're familiar with them, right? Wrinkle creams and serums are packed with these active ingredients to plump fine lines, erase dark spots, and keep your skin looking forever young (that's the hope, at least).   read more


September 18, 2013  |   9:09 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
8 Best Leave-In Conditioners

If you want to rock beautiful hair, it's important to moisturize it just as you do your skin. And while using shampoo and conditioner may be as automatic as brushing your teeth, if your hair is still tangle-y post-shower, frizzy and a little dry overall or if regular conditioner is too heavy for your fine, thin hair, you might want to consider trying some additional or different hair care products, namely a leave-in conditioner.   see products


September 16, 2013  |   9:09 AM  |  50 COMMENTS
Want Your Hair to Grow?

As I've gotten older, my hair has gotten thinner. "Why is your braid so skinny?" my sister asked at a family party a few years back. That's when I knew something had changed. The super-thick French braid I had as a kid was gone -- it's now anemic and scraggly at the ends.   See vitamins


September 13, 2013  |  10:09 AM  |  7 COMMENTS
Giveaway: The Cordless Flat Iron Our Beauty Editor Loves

It's not often Dawn, our NYC beauty editor, gushes over a styling tool (she's quite ... "selective," shall we say?), but when celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa launched the Jetsetter, a cordless flat iron, she went a little nuts for it. In fact, it inspired her to write 8 Beauty Inventions That Changed Our Lives.   read more


August 30, 2013  |   7:08 AM  |  100 COMMENTS
We Tried it: A Frizz-Fighting Conditioning Hair Mask

I've tried my fair share of deep conditioners and leave-in creams, but I've never fallen in love with any product so much that I used it religiously. I have chronically frizzy, too-thick hair, and no "frizz-free" or smoothing products have ever worked for me. I've tried Macadamia Natural Oil's Deep Repair Mask (which didn't leave my hair smooth for long) and Brazilian Blowout's Acai Deep Conditioning Mask (which lost its smoothing quality as soon as I rinsed).   read more


August 29, 2013  |  10:08 AM  |  5 COMMENTS
'Ladies leave yo weave at home' and Other Hilarious Celebrity Hair Tweets

Congratulations on your 100th follower and those five re-tweets of the 112-character shade you threw about Lady Gaga's hand bra. You're a great tweeter, really. But not as great as @BeyonceCutHair   read more


August 23, 2013  |  10:08 AM  |  COMMENT
We Tried It: A Teensy Tiny Flat Iron

I never bother with hairdryers, styling wands, or curling irons -- the only thing I'll ever plug in for hairstyling is my ceramic flat iron. I use it to straighten my curly hair, curl my straight hair, and to get those artfully disheveled beachy waves that are somewhere in between. I wouldn't say I'm completely dependent on it, but let's just say it plays a big role in making sure I don't have a bad hair day. That's basically why I decided to try Cricket's Friction Free Mini Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron, $29 -- because I happily welcome any potential understudies for my full-sized flat iron (I dread the day it decides to give out). But after I plugged in the adorable palm-sized iron, I quickly realized I would be using this mini-me version just as often as it's big sister for three reasons.   read more


August 23, 2013  |   7:08 AM  |  COMMENT
7 New Treatments That Reverse Summer-Fried Hair

Reality check: Labor Day is around the corner and that inevitable back-to-school anxiety will hit soon. Of course you have a million things to do to get ready, so let's ignore the things you don't want to do (like putting your summer stuff in storage and breaking out those scarves) and let's talk about your hair. Your poor, poor hair.   read more


August 22, 2013  |   7:08 AM  |  COMMENT

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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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