For soft, manageable, beautiful strands, it's important to choose the best leave-in conditioner for your hair type. A good leave-in conditioner can help detangle strands, reduce fly-aways, tame frizz and keep curls soft and smooth; a leave-in conditioner that's too heavy can weigh it down or leave it looking greasy.
Balayage highlights have some major beauty staying power thanks to their timeless and elegant appearance, but if you're looking to break out of the conventional beauty mold this summer, you may want to give metallic highlights a try. Metallic highlights are a fun, iridescent spin on the traditional multidimensional color looks using tones of rose gold, silver and even steel gray.
When it comes to finding the best hairsprays, you want the ones that keep your 'do in place without making it look like a helmet, right? Luckily, the light, flexible formulas of today's best hairsprays bear little resemblance to the hair-stiffening hairsprays of yesteryear.
No matter what your hair type, it seems like the search for strand-perfecting products is never over. From weather-related frizz to limp strands that need revival, bad hair days can really ruin your mood and cramp your style. When styling your hair becomes a headache or isn't working the way you'd imagine, solid styling products are key.
Summer might be your favorite time of year, but your hair might not be loving it quite as much as you are. When the sun's beating down, the air's full of humidity and you're spending all your waking moments in a pool, your hair takes quite the beating, leaving you having to do damage control against everything from frizz to greasy roots. Here, top hairstylists explain how to combat the biggest summer hair issues so that you can keep your mane in tip-top condition this season.
Blowouts and fancy intricate braids are nice but sometimes they just don't suffice when it comes to spicing up your hair. When you're in a rut or feeling bold enough to try something new, hair color is most often the first thing that comes to mind. While coloring your strands is fun and exciting, most women don't realize the commitment it takes to care for colored hair. It's more than rocking a vibrant hue, it takes commitment, maintenance and upkeep to keep your color fresh and your locks healthy.
There really is nothing truly better than a fresh and voluminous blowout. Unfortunately, summer isn't too kind to our sleek salon look, with all the heat, humidity, sweat and UV rays conspiring to ruin our once-gorgeous blowout. To ensure better hair days ahead, we spoke to a handful of experts to get their insider tips (plus product picks) on how to make your summer blowout last for days. Trust us, with hacks these good, you may rethink how you shower and style altogether.
Gorgeous hair is forever the goal, right? We think so. And with all the time and money spent perfecting our hair color, it only makes sense to want to make the most of it. While we could go to the salon every four weeks for a touch-up, we prefer to focus on making our hair color last as long as possible and one of our favorite tricks is using a color-depositing product.
You know the drill: you get a blowout, fall in love with the salon-made volume, wish to the hair gods that it would look equally as magical on a daily basis, then wash it all out just one or two days later thanks to greasy roots. Sigh.
Forever on the quest for a good hair day, we've tried our fair share of hair care and styling products. As much as we love our favorite texture sprays and hairsprays, there's something special to be said about spray waxes. Designed to deliver strands with light hold and serious texture, these sprays are perfect for summer — especially when you're trying to travel light and don't want to have to pack a million hair styling products into your carry-on. You can spray them into damp hair and scrunch it for laidback waves, comb it into wet hair for a slicked-back look, on ends for a quick restyle between washes, or from a distance for a lightweight hold that will keep frizz at bay. In other words, what're you waiting for? You need to stock up on a spray wax stat.
Let's be real: Who wants to ruin a good blowout? In an effort to make our blowouts last, we resort to dry shampoos, dry conditioners and whatever else it takes to keep hair looking (and smelling) fresh. But a girl's gotta shower and all that heat and humidity can make a silky blowout look frizzy in no time flat. Which is why having a good shower cap is a must. Yes, your grandma's favorite shower accessory is back. And with brands like Kitsch and Drybar joining the movement, shower caps are not only functional but pretty darned cute too. (So cute, in fact, many double as a beach turban or protection from the rain.) Most importantly, they deliver on their promise to maintain our beautifully blown-out hair.
I've never been one to shy away from a potential beauty hack, especially when doing so entails digging around in the garden or my kitchen for a hero ingredient. I've extracted the gorgeous red dye from home-grown beets to make a gently staining lip scrub, have swapped avocado toast for a gooey green hair mask, and have smothered my face in thick honey in the name of glowing skin.
Whether you're taking a break from damaging heat styling, tired of fighting your natural hair texture or are just too busy taking over the world for a 20-minute blowout, knowing how to air dry hair is an essential beauty skill. And with summer's humid weather nearly upon us, there's even more reason to ditch the blow-dryer.
If you're a self-proclaimed mermaid lover like me, you'll do just about anything to rock a healthy head of hair. But did you know that the secret to your most nourished mane may actually be in the same place as your favorite mythical creature? That's right, when it comes to achieving a mermaid-worthy mane, it's all about embracing the antioxidant-rich properties of everyone's favorite under-the-sea green: seaweed.
Why have a good hair day, when you can have a great hair day? That was our philosophy when testing these hair products for the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards. When it comes to your hair, you should never have to settle. From hair products that simplify your life to devices that make it look like you just walked out of the salon, these are the hair innovations you need to make room for in your bathroom.
If you have fine, thin hair and volume is what you're looking for, it may be time to lighten up the products in your hair repertoire. Do you pile on the volumizing products or use cleansers and conditioners that are less-than-gentle to get the squeaky-clean strands needed for big, beautiful hair?
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 13 best dandruff shampoos.
There seems to be no time that passes slower than when you're trying to grow your hair out (well, other than at the DMV). Whether it's a bad haircut, you're going natural after years of processing or you're envious of the girls with longer tresses on social media, it feels like hair growth takes an eternity.
When it comes to maintaining a freshly dyed 'do, it's incredibly important to upgrade your hair care routine to suit your new mane's needs. After all, without the proper TLC, your color could wash right down the drain. One of the best things you can do to care for your color is stock your shower with color-safe shampoo and conditioner and a quality hair mask to revive your tresses once or twice a week. Outside the shower, keep heat tool styling to a minimum and sleep on silky pillowcases that won't disrupt your hair's cuticle.