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
Product Road Test: Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir

When you start to consider crow's feet, laugh lines, furrowed brows, and those oh-so-fun wrinkles, it's easy to forget that your face isn't the only thing that needs anti-aging attention. When was the last time you picked up a youth renewal product for your hair? It may technically be dead once it leaves your scalp, but hair still shows signs of aging over time. So how do you get your hair to look more youthful?   read more


August 15, 2013  |   5:08 PM  |  7 COMMENTS
We Tried It: The Shampoo and Conditioner Combo KPak Addicts Will Love

Sometimes (or more like each and every single time) my hair washing routine is like a full-blown marathon. There's washing, treating, masking and conditioning, plus the minutes in between to allow each product to set. Then, because it's naturally crazy, kinky-curly, I have to apply leave-in, moisturizing treatments, allow it to air-dry, and straighten it (that is, if I can bear another hour of styling). I also wear clip-in extensions on a regular basis, so take that whole routine I just described and double it.   read more


August 15, 2013  |   9:08 AM  |  COMMENT
5 Curly Hair Products You Need ASAP

Being curly has advantages. You can hop out of the shower, throw in a great styling product and a hair tie, and be on your way. Bonus: No heat styling or texturizing products required ... ever! The trendy effortless-but-chic look was pretty much made for you. True fact: about 40 percent of women wish they had the curls, waves and texture you've got.   read more


August 14, 2013  |   9:08 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Repeat After Us: Grey Hair Can Be Gorgeous

All you need to do to realize that grey hair doesn't necessarily scream "old lady" is to get a gander at 82 year-old model Carmen Dell'Orefice.   read more


August 13, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  COMMENT
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Want a $10,000 to blow on makeup and skincare? Yeah ... we do too. Unfortunately, we work here, so we're not eligible, but you are! Register to win's $10,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes!   read more


August 2, 2013  |   5:08 PM  |  2 COMMENTS

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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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