My grandfather was the first to point out my baldness. Unlike most women, who begin to notice their hair loss in the form of a concerning number of hairs on their pillow when they wake up or a shower drain clogged with hair that's falling out faster than it's being replaced, I didn't realize I was going bald until a handstand game gave it away. At the back of my head underneath most of my hair was a bald spot. My grandfather recognized it as the beginning signs of alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes anywhere from a few patches of hair loss on the head to an entire loss of hair (everything -- including eyelashes and eyebrows) all over the body. read more
Have you decided that your lackluster hair is a lost cause? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. A good-quality shine serum or spray should be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. Above all, they create serious shine. See list
If you wear hair extensions, chances are you're pretty picky about what type of hair you wear. You know if you prefer Remy or non-Remy hair, Indian or Brazilian, synthetic or human. You may also believe you can simply look at hair extension packaging to find out its origins. But the truth is, it's pretty difficult to tell where your hair extensions come from, and there are plenty of manufacturers who are deliberately misleading about where they source their hair from. read more
"It's been two years since my first BC, and although my TWA is packed with gorgeous 3AB curls, I can't help but think my transition to long hair will take little more than a protective hairstyle and pineappling." read more
How many times have you heard that you should only put conditioner on the bottom half of your hair? It's a tip that hairstylists often give to those of us with finer hair, and it's one that I used to follow religiously. A few years ago, however, I noticed that my hair was getting thinner and finer. Every time I talked to a hairstylist, I asked him or her what could be causing my hair problems -- and I heard answers that ranged from hormones to pollution. See habits
As a woman, you've probably debated the following at some point in your life: Is all that hair clogging my shower drain a sign that I need a cleaning lady or a sign that I'm going bald? read more
There's nothing better than just-home-from-the-salon new-color euphoria. But unless you're the Martha Stewart of color care, three weeks later, blonde highlights are brassy, rich chocolate browns become muddy, and that sassy, vibrant red is practically nonexistent. (If you've ever gone red, you know what I mean.) read more
Just in time for its 60th anniversary, Dessange Paris is teaming up with Target stores to bring the salon's legendary French glamour right to your shower and for a super affordable price. read more
Let's be real: Many of us don't have the time or money (or both) to keep up with hair trims every six to eight weeks. At the same time, no one wants to sport fried, limp hair that's overrun with split ends -- an inevitable side effect of skipping salon visits for too long. read more
Unless you have an army of stylists like Kate Middleton or Beyoncé, chances are you use the same hairbrush for all of your styling needs. Maybe you have the travel-sized version of your paddle brush or a round brush buried in your bathroom drawer. But do you really consider buying different brushes for styling your hair? No? Well, you should. 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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