Maybe it was years of envying the flaxen strands of Carrie Underwood and Blake Lively. Maybe it was all that talk about blondes having more fun. Whatever it was, you've finally decided to go blonde -- your natural jet-black or chestnut mane be damned. read more
When it comes to styling your hair, it can take years of practice to find out what really works for you. And one thing is for certain: getting the hairstyle you want starts with choosing the right brush. read more
Dandruff. It's one of those beauty ailments that no one really talks about, but it's one that almost all of us will experience at some point in our lives. And since we're no strangers to dishing on the ugly side of beauty (we've tackled ingrown toenails and gross ingredients in skin cream), we're going to get into the nitty-gritty (flaky-scaly?) of what causes dandruff, and how TotalBeauty.com users address theirs with the eight best dandruff shampoos. See shampoos
A quality deep conditioner can make all the difference for ladies with natural hair. Hitting your strands with a rich dose of moisture once a week or so can help nourish, strengthen and moisturize, repairing any damage from heat styling or the elements. The best deep conditioners for natural hair can also help enhance curls, increase shine and protect hair from future damage, keeping it healthier (and prettier) for longer. read more
We love hair gel because it's such a versatile product. Use it on straight hair to add dimension and shine. Apply some to your natural curls to boost volume and keep frizz in check. But if you choose the wrong hair gel, you'll be stuck with a crunchy, greasy mess that smells like alcohol or bad perfume to boot. We're here to eliminate the trial-and-error process for you. Click through for 11 of our readers' top-rated hair gels. Read reviews
Hairstylists love to layer. Head over to Drybar for a blowout, and you'll get a spritz of volumizer, a dab of heat protector, a dollop of leave-in conditioner, maybe some shine spray -- the list goes on. And even though we're obsessed with products -- and there's nothing better than a professional blowout -- when you're doing it yourself, sometimes you want simplicity. You want a BB cream for your hair. read more
Static hair is actually the worst. Even on your most hopeful hair days, the lack of moisture in the air presents a perfect opportunity for dry strands to turn into flyaway hair. Anyone who's ever worn a hat in wintertime is all too familiar with "I look like I stuck my finger in a socket" static hair. Though the problem is magnified for ladies with fine hair, just about every hair type has to deal with mind-of-its-own, electrically charged hair at some point. And just because we all suffer from a bit of static hair in the winter doesn't make it any less annoying. read more
When it comes to dandruff, it's hard to say what's worse: The unsightly white flakes in your hair, the miserably itchy scalp or not knowing whether this pesky condition comes from having skin that's too oily or too dry. Needless to say, we totally get why you'd want to learn how to get rid of dandruff pronto. read more
We owe all our good hair days (and thus, most of our joy in life) to the best hair styling products (think: shine sprays, texturizers, volumizers, heat protectants and hairsprays). Without them, our bathroom counters would be empty -- and so would our souls. read more
To say that dry shampoo is the best thing to enter my life may sound like I'm being hyperbolic, but I'm really not. This heaven-sent elixir has saved me many times: When I'd rather spend an extra half-hour sleeping, not primping; after a sweaty workout and I have to be at work ASAP; when my hair is looking lackluster and needs a boost of texture and volume. But underneath its magical exterior lies a dark side. A really dark, really icky side that involves scalp acne, dandruff and irritation. read more
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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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