When you're trying to achieve your hair color dreams, it's not just about the perfect shade: It's also about nailing the right tone and intensity. Now "intensity" might not be something you've thought about before... unless you were striving for cotton candy pink hair and ended up with an electric flamingo pink mane (fun times). Or, maybe you were going for a natural redhead look and got Flamin' Hot Cheeto red instead. It can happen to anyone, whether you're dyeing your hair at home or you left your hair to the hands of a professional colorist.
If you color your hair, you know that there's always the chance that your locks might get over-processed. Which in turn can lead to damage — and that's never fun. So it's always important to first find a stylist who knows their stuff.
We all have our own little beauty tricks we do as part of our tried and tested routine... and some of the stranger ones, we probably wouldn't necessarily want to admit. But these celebrities revealed their weirdest hair secrets for the entire world to know and use — and we can't wait to try them ourselves.
There's no shame in being afraid of commitment, especially when it comes to hair colors. With so many beautiful options, it can be tough to devout yourself to only one shade — or even three. Luckily for us all, there's been a new wave of temporary dyes that are changing the game: Seriously, there are so many amazing temporary hair colors that allow us to play around to our heart's content... without any damage or messes.
It's easy to start worrying when you notice hair tangled everywhere: In your shower drain, on the carpet, on your pillows, your outfit, your scrunchies, your brushes, etc. Most of the time, it's nothing to worry about: Some level of hair fallout is normal, especially for women.
Going platinum blonde can be expensive. Salon prices are enough to make you back out from making those pastel-haired dreams come true... but not if you're a DIY maven who spends a lot of time online. You'll find tons of hair bleaching and dyeing tutorials that might having you thinking, "Hey, I can do this myself!" Sure, just buy the bleach, mix stuff, and apply it to your hair directly — what could possibly go wrong?
Protective styles are amazing for natural hair: They can help rehydrate and moisturize the hair and also give it a break (seriously, the effort and maintenance it takes to do certain styles when you have natural hair is a whole nother story).
Tired of having to layer tons of products in your hair to achieve the texture and protection you're aiming for? Well, good news: With a multitasking heat protectant, you won't have to. Instead, you'll be able to spritz your strands with a single product to shield against damaging hot tools, combat dryness, enhance shine, and even repair past breaks and split ends. The trick is just knowing which products actually fit the bill: So, to save you from scouring the shelves, we rounded up eight of our favorite heat protectants that do more than just shield against styling damage. Check them out in the slides ahead!
Whether you've got a major summer getaway planned, a handful of weekend excursions, road trips, or day-long beach or pool trips, having some miniature skin care and beauty products on hand is a serious game changer. Not only are they built to be TSA-friendly, but they're super lightweight and barely take up any room in your bag. And really, who can stand to be without skin and hair staples while out of the house? Check out these new travel minis that are perfect for all your upcoming travel.
A friend of mine who has fine, straight hair always jokes that she only has "five hairs" and that if she used any hair oil she would look like she had gone swimming in it. As someone with thick, curly hair, I couldn't relate — even though I figured she was probably right.
You probably put a decent chunk of energy into washing, conditioning, and styling your hair, but going the extra mile to spritz or slather on a finishing product can make a noticeable difference and even give you more control over the end result. Consider such products the icing on your coiffure cake. From glossy serums to texturizing putties to non-salty beach sprays (gasp!) to even a hairline contour (yup, that's a thing), we had three celebrity hairstylists share all their favorite products.
Curly hair can be something of a challenge to keep up with. And yes, there's a whole host of hair products out there to help you, but how do you know which ones are best? And if you're just starting out on your natural hair journey, then how do you know which tools to use?
Is there any time like spring to make a big hair change? With the weather warming up, it's the perfect opportunity to try out that pixie cut you were dreaming of all winter, or for taking those curtain bangs you've been coveting out for a spin. Besides, 2019 has ushered in so many cute hairstyles (and we're dying to try them all.)
While air drying your hair is technically something you can do no matter the time of year, it tends to be more the norm in the summer months. That's partly because bitter cold temperatures can literally leave you with a mess of frozen icicle hair if you don't blow dry before stepping outside, but it's also because we spend more time in the pool or at the beach (aka when toting a blow dryer around just isn't going to work). Also, sometimes it's just easier to let your hair slowly dry after showering without enlisting your army of heat styling tools.
If you're on the prowl for a shiny new shampoo and conditioner duo then now is the perfect time to shop, since seasonal changes usually mean new launches from brands. Whether you've got thick and curly tendrils, are trying to preserve your color (that was hella expensive), are dealing with an oily scalp, or want to boost volume, there's something for everyone to use in this roundup.
As temperatures heat up, we can look forward to hours of fun in the sun. But if your spring and summer plans involve music festivals, trips to the pool or sunny beach vacations, you may be overexposing your strands to the sun's potent rays.
April marks the start of spring... and with it comes rain, rain, rain. That means one thing for your hair: frizz. Your mane doesn't have to suffer this rainy season, though. There are plenty of great hair products out there — from serums to oils to leave-in conditioners — that help control frizz so you can show off smooth, shiny hair all spring long. Here are our favorite hair products to protect your mane from spring showers.
Most of us fall into one of two camps: "When is this hair bow trend going to die already?" and "AHHH! Bows!" (We happen to fall into the latter category, in case that wasn't already clear). And you know what? We're not the only ones. If recent red carpets are any indication, hair ribbons are here to stay.
Okay girls, here's what we want: That flawelssly flawed hair, with lived-in volume, texture and perfect waves. The kind that makes you look like a carefree Parisian woman who didn't even try (or, you know, like Serena van der Woodsen). Also, it has to be touchably soft. And shiny. And oh-so chic.
We're officially about a quarter of the way into 2019... and there have already been so many great new hair trends cropping up, from all of the blunt bobs we've been seeing on the red carpet, to the recent popularization of curly bangs.