Any hair care expert will tell you that in order to prevent hair from becoming damaged and broken, it is crucial to apply some sort of heat protectant, like a heat protection spray, serum or cream. You've missed a step if you subject your strands to high temperatures from irons and dryers without one.
When we think back on braid hairstyles of the past, the French braid pigtails reigned supreme on the playground. But the trending braids we've been spying all over the runway are proof that braids are still the coolest hairstyle around, only now with a grown-up twist.
Straightening brushes sound too good to be true. Coaxing your curls into smooth, straight hair couldn't possibly be as easy as just running a brush through them, right? Take it from someone whose curls are a life-long, well-kept secret: Straightening hair brushes can give you sleek, silky hair -- if you find the right one and know how to use it.
Way back when (as in, only a couple of years ago), "bronde" took the beauty world by storm. A breakthrough term to define the ambiguous light brown hair color that wasn't quite blonde, but not yet brown, this high-profile hybrid has arguably become one of the most covetable hair trends (dare we say ever), and has yet to lose steam.
Long hair with bangs: It's a decision every lady with down-to-there hair has pondered. Are you on the fence about getting bangs for long hair? Trust us, we understand the Hamlet-level back and forth that goes on in your brain when you're trying to decide whether or not to make the chop. Here's our stance: Bangs with long hair are actually pretty awesome. They're a great way to switch things up, whether it's by adding a sophisticated and mysterious swoop, a dash of '70s style in the form of some shaggy long hair bangs, or going really short à la "Amélie."
It's that time of year when the days get shorter, the temperatures get cooler, and our wardrobe gets darker. And although the status quo preaches that we should trade in our blonde highlights for more maintainable hues of chestnut, chocolate and caramel, blonde hair colors like gold, honey and ice are having a moment.
Not sure how to Dutch braid? Buckle up, my friends. You're about to learn.
Dutch braids, a cousin of the French braid, have been around forever. They are the perfect hairstyle when you want your hair out of your face, while looking timeless and a bit edgy. Double Dutch braids, also known as boxer braids, have been making a major impact lately, thanks the Kardashian clan. Khloe, Kim and Kylie are often spotted rocking the dual-braided 'do. A Dutch Braid is basically an inverted French Braid; the three strands of hair are woven under each other instead of over -- resulting in the braid sitting on top of the hair instead of being woven into it. These versatile braids look ultra-chic in the gym, at brunch, or on the red carpet.
Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curly hair is never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)
Edgy, sexy and pretty much the hottest thing since avocado toast, Ruby Rose is everyone's #WCW (straight or not). And while this female badass slays in all areas of beauty, we're particularly captivated by Ruby Rose's hair -- which has made some dramatic transformations over the years.
With everyone talking about how much fun blondes have, brunette hair can feel comparatively boring. But don't let your brunette hair color get you down. There are plenty of ways to rock darker styles while having a blast and staying true to your brunette roots (literally and figuratively).