Those who didn't get regular haircuts before (guilty) are likely not getting them now — or at all. While nothing will have the exact same effect as a professional haircut (emphasis on "professional"), these split end-smoothing products will help give life to straggly strands.
Who's ready for a good hair day? For the 2020 TotalBeauty Awards, we picked out everything you need to bring your hair game to the next level. So, whether you're looking for the perfect, affordable dry texture spray, or a wild color-depositing conditioner, read on!
Here at TotalBeauty, we appreciate a good hydrating toner — and this new formulation from cult favorite Korean beauty brand Cosrx fits that bill nicely. It's made with 72.6 percent propolis extract and 10 percent honey extract, and also includes moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Hair clips, barrettes, hair slides, hair ties — you want them all. The only thing is... they can get kind of expensive. Which is why we're rounding up some of our favorite options that don't cost a fortune (though of course we still appreciate a really expensive velvet headband when the situation calls for it).
It feels like every article starts with an anecdote about what a dumpster fire of stress this year has been. Which, to be fair, it has. Sadly, all that stress adds up — which can in turn lead to health concerns. You've probably heard that stress can cause things like sleep disorders, TMJ and acne. It can also, unfortunately, cause hair loss.
We're sure that everyone reading this has already been sucked into the trap that is Target. You know how it goes: You go in to pick up paper towels and a carton of eggs... and then somehow you end up with a whole new skin care routine. Which, to be fair, is kind of why we're obsessed in the first place: the Target beauty aisle is the ultimate mashup of well-loved drugstore brands, cool indie companies and even a few luxury options.
When a season — and all the environmental aggressors that come with it — changes, so too must our approach to hair care. "I always suggest my clients evolve their hair through the four seasons and through personal changes," says Joel Warren, owner of The Salon Project. It's not just the structure of hair that needs attention, however. "Clients must protect their color investments. The products my clients use depend on what color hair they have and what season they have that color in. If you live in a place with four distinct seasons, each season we're doing very different things with hair."
Kaia Gerber knows it. So does Taylor Swift: There may never be a lower-stakes time to DIY pink, peach, or blue hair color than now. With work-from-home mandates still largely in play, trying temporary, wash-away hair color is an easy way to breathe new life into your look (and break up the monotony of pandemic life, too).
With over 2 million Instagram followers and a long career in fashion that includes walking runways for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dior and just about every other major brand you can think of, it would be safe to assume Brazillian supermodel Lais Ribeiro is a pretty face. But she's also so much more.
Summer's over, and your hair may be looking a little worse for wear. Not only have you likely not been able to visit the salon quite as frequently for trims and color touch-ups, but all that time in the sun probably did a serious number on your hair. Think: Color that's faded and ends that feel super dry.
Has your favorite celebrity undergone a hair transformation lately? It honestly seems like there must be something in the air right now — because a surprising amount of stars are making major chops — and you can find them all right here. Now, in some cases, that means wearing a chin-length bob for the first time. And in others? Let's just say that more than one celeb has gone full-on G.I. Jane crew cut (somewhere out there, Demi Moore is feeling proud). Lots of new colors are making the rounds too — perhaps most notably, peroxide blonde (seriously, it's everywhere).
It doesn't matter what the price point is — figuring out which hair products are actually worth your cash is a tricky endeavor. Not only have we rounded up tried-and-true hair products that get the hairstylist stamp of approval, but they're all drugstore options that won't break the bank. From curl-defining cream to a cult-favorite hair spray, we've got your hair covered from root to end.
A gluten-free diet is a must for anyone like myself who has celiac disease. But it's not as simple as quitting bread and pasta: As a big fan of gummy vitamins, I quickly realized post-diagnosis earlier this year that I could no longer just pop a hair health-promoting biotin supplement because some actually contain gluten. Instead, I'd have to carefully pay attention to the label.
Right now, a good number of us are in a tiny hair struggle: to grow or not to grow? The decision to invest the time and attention it takes to add natural length might seem light and breezy in the beginning, but it can get frustrating. Honestly, it just feels like it takes forever? Sometimes it breaks mid-shaft? Ends split? A desire for fantasy-fun length can be a struggle, y'all.
Browsing through the beauty aisles is fun and all, sometimes it's not the most efficient way to get what you need when you need it most. Beauty subscription boxes, on the other hand, arrive right at your door with a mix of skin care, hair care, and makeup staples — no questions asked.
Fact: Not all shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are created equally. In fact, some of our absolute faves are ones that were created by top hairstylists. After all, who understands the needs of different hair types better than the pros who make their living working on hair day after day?
I have really thick hair — both in terms of individual hair width and the total amount of hairs growing on my head. I love it, but sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to keep up with. I go through giant bottles of shampoo and conditioner lightning fast, I break ponytail holders on the regular, the battle against frizz is forever ongoing, and the whole drying and styling process is a long-term commitment that I literally need to factor into my schedule.
If you've spent any time at all on your Instagram Explore page, you've probably noticed that the 90s are back in a big way. From dad sneakers paired with high socks, to bandanas and butterfly clips, we've been seeing more and more 90s trends coming to the forefront (and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere anytime soon).