When fall hits, our skin and hair need a little extra TLC. The dry and cold temperatures often cause frazzled and dehydrated locks, so it's important to add nourishing and hydrating ingredients to help keep hair soft, smooth and free of unwanted breakage. To make sure your hair is on point this season, we asked experts — we're talking master colorists and stylists — to share their top fall hair care tips. Read on for 12 dos and don'ts to keep in mind the next time you reach for your hairbrush.
'Tis the season for good (actually, make that great) hair, thanks to the onslaught of amazing new hair products hitting shelves this fall. In fact, there might just be too many to choose from: So to help you sift through all the heavenly hair goodies, we asked five top hairstylists to share the one product they can't live without this season. Their picks are so good — from luxurious hair oils to innovative flat irons, check out these stylist-approved hair products.
When you go to a hair appointment, you know the questions you're going to be asked: What are we doing today? How much do you want taken off the ends? How would you like your hair parted? Would you like tea or coffee? Would you like your locks blow-dried? And if you and your hairstylist have some history, he/she might ask about the current state of your love life. One new question you might be asked is whether you'd like an Olaplex treatment.
Whether you were born that way or you arrived at your shade via a bottle, brunette hair color is the most popular in the world. Because it is defined by a vast array of shades — from auburn to chestnut or ash — brown hair is found all over the world.
We all have bad habits that work against our beauty: not drinking enough water, blowing off good sleep, maybe indulging in too many drinks now and then can really wreck our skin. The good news is, all of these are easily fixed with a couple of days of rest and some H20. But when it comes to our hair, we rarely think about how our habits can really work against us with sometimes disastrous results. After all, bad hair habits can work against any desire for length, strength and the lustrous locks of our dreams.
Let's face it, scent is one of the major motivators when it comes to purchasing beauty products. If something is aesthetically pleasing or smells good, we're more likely to want to buy it. Lately, we've been seeing scent trends in beauty from watermelon and coconut to classics like lavender. Rose-scented beauty products have been around forever and are also having a moment right now. What was once thought of as a cloying, grandma-esque scent is no longer. By pairing the timeless floral fragrance with other scents, it creates new and exciting varieties that are younger and more fun. Rose itself is chock-full of antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it's great for acne- and redness-prone skin. If you love the floral fragrance, read ahead for some of our favorite rose-scented beauty products.
When you hear the word “pollution,” all sorts of thoughts come to mind: smog, dirty cities, the fact that it’s nearly impossible to wear white in an urban city with mass transit (seriously – the struggle is all too real). While the annoyance of dirty clothes is one thing, we rarely stop to think about what all this pollution is doing to our bodies. And if we’re being a little vain about it, it’s kind of wrecking our hair.
We get it, washing your hair daily or every other day is a hassle. Not only that, overwashing can wreak havoc on your strands and your color. If you'd like to go a little longer between washings (without people knowing, of course) there are bunch of new hair volumizers that can help. These volumizing hair products come in the form of sprays, powders and dry shampoos that when applied to limp second- or third-day hair can eliminate grease, plump up the volume and neutralize any odors, some even imparting a nice fragrance. Here, we introduce you to some of our favorite new body-builders. So say buh-bye to sad, deflated locks — with volume like that, everyone will think it's freshly washed.
Fall will always have that back-to-school allure for most of us: new clothes, new beauty and a chance to refresh our style. Even though most of us are too old to buy school supplies, we never give up that excitement of showing up in fall as a cooler, newer, better version of ourselves — and one surefire way to do that is with a fresh new hair color.
Every year seems to usher in a whole new fleet of hair color trends. The latest technique we're coveting isn't quite as flashy as caramel rosé or opal — but it's taking Instagram by storm. Strandlights is a new hair color technique that offers natural-looking highlights, similar to babylights and balayage, that can be easily maintained.
Have you heard of the "no poo" method? It's garnered something of a cult following in recent years. If you haven't, it's pretty simple: You eschew shampoo entirely, usually replacing it with a good ol' scrub with some conditioner (aka "co-washing").
If you're as busy as we are, you typically don't wash and dry your hair every morning — after all, it can be a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating and styling. Which is why we don't know what we ever did before the invention of dry shampoo. Talk about an absolute game changer.
Hot tools are undoubtedly one of the best things to happen to the beauty world — they allow us to can create gorgeous, runway- and red carpet-worthy looks in a matter of minutes, all in the comfort of our own homes. But while they might be easy to use, they still come with their own set of intricate rules that should be followed to a T — because nobody likes heat damage.
Show me a girl who says she doesn't want the full-bodied hair of a Victoria's Secret model, and I'll show you a liar. This is where volumizing shampoo comes in. There's something about a voluminous blowout that really boosts your confidence (and your formerly flat strands). Readers say these 14 volumizing shampoos for fine hair add weightless volume and thickness instantly. Try these and you'll be one step closer to the Gisele Büdchen hair of your dreams.
Let's be honest, ladies — every single time we flip it mid-conversation, shyly tuck it behind our ears or peek through it when it falls before our faces like a curtain, we know exactly what we're doing: making the stone cold heart of every onlooker melt like butter on the sidewalk in the middle of July. Whether you're rocking a face-framing pixie or waist-length layers, gorgeous, healthy hair is a gal's greatest accessory. But ironically, we often damage it in the process of getting it to that gorgeous state.
You may love changing your hair color every once in a while, but how does your hair feel about the process? Traditional hair dyes have been notorious for causing damage to your hair and scalp — in drastic cases, some people even have to quit coloring their hair altogether. Fortunately, a new type of hair dye is now in the market that won't wreak havoc to your crowning glory. Organic hair dyes are a much better alternative since they are made from natural ingredients and have fewer chemicals than traditional hair dyes. Here are some of the best organic hair dyes that deliver vibrant color and nourishment to your hair.
Do you love Lush products as much as we do? Not only are they handmade by actual people, but all Lush products are natural, vegetarian, deliciously scented and delightfully whimsical. The ingredients are also ethically sourced, not tested on animals and the brand supports a variety of charitable organizations, which keep its throngs of loyal fans coming back for more. Even better, Lush is constantly adding new products to its roster, so there's always something new and exciting to try.
Fine hair can pose some unique challenges. We want to keep strands soft and shiny, but we don't want any added weight. Also, tamping frizz and flyaways can mean kissing our volume goodbye. If this sounds like you, it may be time to try a lightweight hair oil. There are many wonderful oils to choose from that will nourish your hair and give it shine without the heavy, greasy feeling that can make your struggling-to-exist-strands deflate before your very eyes. Check out some of our favorite lightweight hair oils for fine hair and treat yourself to a little weightless TLC.
Curls are magical things when they're acting the way they're supposed to act. Curly girls know that sweet spot of happiness when our coils and kinks are supple, hydrated and behaving. But throw in summer heat and humidity and they can turn into an absolute nightmare: frizzy, crunchy and resistant to all styling and taming. It's true: fear of frizz can ruin our summer fun.