We've all been told to keep heat styling to a minimum to avoid damaging our hair. "The heat from hot tools compromises the protective layer of the hair follicle, which can damage strands making them weak and prone to breakage," says celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger. "Hot tools also tend to strip hair of natural oils, which is why overly processed hair can appear dry and fried."
As someone with thick, coarse, curly locks, I've always found it difficult to manage my hair at home. But I'm obsessed with how shiny and bouncy my hair looks after a professional blowout. That's why I would hit up my local blowdry bar almost weekly. Until the pandemic that is.
Imagine a world where you don't have to untangle that ridiculously long cord attached to your curling iron or flatiron. A world where hot tools live peacefully in your carryon or even in your purse. A world where you can touch up your look on the go. Or even, dare we say, while camping.
Hopping into the shower and washing your hair feels like second nature at this point. But it's totally possible you've picked up a few bad habits along the way that are working against your good hair days. Like overdoing it with keratin products or going ham with sudsing.
The dog days of summer are here. All that heat and all the humidity in the air can lead to a major case of frizz. Never fear. We're here to ensure your hair is as smooth and silky as you want it to be this season. Regardless of how hot and steamy it gets outside, these anti-frizz serums are best in class when it comes to taming frizz and adding shine. Even at the height of summer.
With everything going on in the world right now there's a very real possibility you've experienced some hair loss. Fortunately, stress-related hair loss, referred to as telogen effluvium, is temporary and reversible. There are even over-the-counter products available that can help expedite the regrowth process.
It would be an understatement to say we're obsessed with K-beauty. At least on the skin care front. From ultra hydrating sheet masks to souped-up sunscreens to glass skin serums, some of the most innovative and effective products on the market hail from South Korea.
Air-drying might just be the new blowdry this summer. Whether you just took a dip in the pool, are trying to keep cool or just can't be bothered with a blowdryer after your shower, you can still rock glorious locks. We reached out to three hairstylists for their best tips on air-drying like a pro.
If you have curly hair, you know that the styling products you use can make or break your mane. Curl cream is one of the best options for defining curls and giving them their signature bounce. But what works for someone with loose waves may not be the right match for someone with tight coils. So before you buy curl cream you need to consider your curl type and pattern.
The right branding and packaging can normalize any product. No longer are vaginal bacteria-killing products and eczema creams banished to the back of your medicine cabinet. Even acne is being embraced thanks to brands like Starface , which turned brightly colored blemish patches into must-have accessories. Brands like Starface aren't all about style over substance, however. The industry-shifting products featured in the following slideshow work just as great as they look and effectively treat everything from boob sweat to thigh chafing.
There is no shortage of stellar new beauty brands competing for our attention. While testing through them can be part of the journey, sometimes we don't have the energy, time or funds to waste on lackluster lines. So, we've asked beauty experts for their picks of the under-the-radar hair, wellness and skin care brands that are totally worth a spot on your shelf.
Some things become trends because they're totally new and captivating. Other things become trends based on sheer hype. Yet, it's not often something becomes a trend because it's practical. But in these unprecedented times, sensibleness and limited resources (no regular hair appointments) are just the things to make grown-out bangs a trend. Holly Dear, founder of Dear Clark and House of Dear (coming late February 2021), says that grown-out bangs are the natural progression of quarantine and people going months without a haircut. With salons closing in 2020, people were left with the option of cutting their own hair or letting layers grow. A few wonky fringes were enough for many people to embrace longer, grown-out bangs and make them a proper trend that is continuing into this year.
A few drops of a good hyaluronic acid facial serum are enough for us to be very familiar with its skin-plumping and moisturizing benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a hero hydrating ingredient — and this characteristic extends beyond skin. It is also an incredible hair care ingredient, but for whatever reason, it doesn't have quite the legendary rep in the hair product world. We're hoping to change that.
We want to be seen. And we want our hair color to be, too. After what seems like forever of trying to find the best colorist for imperceptible babylights and balayage, we have done a 180 and are now after bolder and bigger looks. If we're going to shell out our hard-earned money, we want it to look like something has been done to our hair, right? And we definitely want a makeover to read on Zoom.
Looking for a little gifting inspiration? We've got you covered. As beauty aficionados, we're highlighting some of our favorite products for head-to-toe beauty, whether that means a luxe body scrub, a frizz-soothing hair set, or even a beauty supplement or two! Keep reading to shop our picks.
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).