Using the Right Hair Care Products

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Are you tired of stocking so many styling gels, curling irons, mousse and supplementary hair care products? Are you spending too much money on finding the right products that work for you? Well, if you are like most other frustrated women who are going through this too, we have some basic tools and products that all women should always have.

Brush: every woman should have the right brush; one that is of the highest quality. A good brush equates healthier hair. Look for one that has a rubber base and boar head bristles. Why? It does less damage to the hair. Look to spend about $11.

Shampoo: the correct shampoo is essential since women have a variety of hair type. Read the ingredients on the bottle. If you have long hair, you may have to shampoo your hair twice. All you are doing is trying to remove the dirt and oil from your hair, but also adding moisture. So choose a shampoo that does both; even if you are going to use a moisturizer separately.

Conditioner: conditioning your hair is very important to having healthy hair. You can opt for a leave-in conditioner or one that you have to rinse out.  Conditioners help to repair the hair from damaging chemicals and heat. Choose one that has moisturizing ingredients that leave the hair free of tangles. Work from the end of the hair to the roots. Comb through to make sure that there are no tangles.

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Wide-toothed comb: Always avoid using a brush to comb through your wet shampooed hair. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb. You can buy one that ranges from a dollar to ten bucks.

Serum to improve sheen: Don’t count out shine serums because they do work. If your hair texture is fine, you should use only a small portion and a little spritz. However, if you have thick hair, use the serum to smooth out your hair and add sheen to it. You can end up spending as low as five bucks and as high as thirty dollars for a good shine serum.

Dry Shampoo: When you are in between shampoos, a dry shampoo can help to absorb the oil in your hair. If you are low on cash, talcum powder is a good alternative, but don’t use too much because you don’t want to have powder in your hair while going to work.

Blow dryer: this is a must-have product. Get one that is strong and powerful; to get the job done quickly; especially if you have thick or long hair. Get one that you can also put in your travel bag. For thicker hair, go for one that has approximately 1,875 watts. For finer hair, buy one that has 1,500 watts.

Curling iron: for women with straight hair, a curling iron is a best friend to keep handy. I wouldn’t recommend over using it since too much heat can damage the hair. Use only when it is really necessary.

Mousse: this is excellent for people who have fine hair. It adds volume to the hair. If your hair is coarse, however, you should opt for a straightening balm to eliminate frizzing.

Conclusion

Using the right hair care products is essential to maintaining beautiful hair that will turn heads. You also want to have healthy hair that will make you more confident so be wise in the products that you choose to put in your hair.

Beauty tips for Bedtime

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Ladies – you should always follow the proper beauty routine at bedtime. Why? It helps to maintain your beauty and youthful appearance for years to come. It makes you feel good, look good and gives you the confidence you need. Your life as a woman can be hectic and sometimes, you may be too busy to even think about pampering yourselves, but believe me, it is necessary; not only for beauty’s sake, but for your overall health, hygiene and self-esteem. You will feel more attractive and innately feminine.

The benefits

The benefits outweigh the time you have to devote to this little ritual each day and night. The best products will get the best results. Remember, that exposure to the sun, sweat and other air pollutants during the day time can damage your skin. At night, your skin will be able to absorb the application of excellent skin products without interference from the outdoor influences. The pores in your skin need the essential beauty crèmes and moisturizers to be rejuvenated and repaired.

In addition, those products that will make your skin look oily and sticky during the day time can be applied on your skin at night. There are more benefits than disadvantages in enhancing and improving your skin before bedtime as long as you use hypoallergenic and natural products. It is recommended that you use FDA approved products.

Here are some really good tips to follow:

  • Never, never, never go to bed with makeup on
  • To get that youthful and fresh appearance, use skin moisturize before you retire for the night
  • Use a sweet-scented lotion to soothe you mentally before bedtime
  • Use a wide toothed comb on your hair to increase blood circulation on your scalp

The wisdom in taking off your makeup

Makeup might not take long to apply during the mornings, but after you have had a long day at the office and come home tired, it might seem like quite a task to get that lipstick, cream, powder, foundation, eyeliner and eye shadow off before crawling into bed exhausted. Forget the excuses. It will be worth it!

The reasons:

  • Leaving makeup on overnight will result in skin breakouts, blemishes or acne
  • Dirt and bacteria from the environment will clog your pores and damage your skin
  • Your skin won’t be able to breathe well with makeup left on. It creates a barrier between the air and your epidermis
  • Your skin will age faster as a result of not removing makeup with a facial cleanser and then applying a moisturizer or anti-aging crème
  • You will have supple, youthful and soft skin if you carry out your bedtime beauty habit

Other tips

It is preferred that you sleep on satin sheets and pillow cases. Why? This helps you to avoid any extreme friction between the sheets, your hair and skin. It reduces the chances of hair breakage and skin creases that may result in future wrinkles. Apply a lip balm at night as well. This protects your lips, keeps it soft and prevents it from stripping.

Your skin, hair and face are not to be taken for granted. You only have several years to take care of it right before the aging process begins. Why do you think some people age gracefully? It is because they did a good job while they were younger. The time is now and it is never too late at all!

Get a New Hairstyle for 2013

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Two times each year, as the new season of fashion begins, all women have the ideal excuse to revive their individual taste and sense of style. However, even though we spend time focusing on finding, considering and selecting various fashion fads and accessories, our hair doesn’t get that much attention at times, but it is our hairstyles that could make a fashion statement every day.

For women who want to change or update their hairdos with colors or cuts, we are going to walk through the actual 2013 trendy hairstyles that you can emulate, which will compliment your new 2013 wardrobe. Center parts are rocking the runway and will help you to make that bold statement. This is an easy and simple style for day or night wear. It can be done formally or casually.  But let’s talk about color first.

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Platinum blond hair color is in for the 2013 summer. However, if you are not good with maintaining your hair, this might not be the right choice for you. If you opt to do so, however, this is the best statement that you can make with your hair. From the time that Ruby Jean Wilson changed to a blonde and the fashion industry cooperatively embraced it again, platinum blonde hair made its way into the 2013 Spring/Summer hair color movement.

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If you are not comfortable with color, then make a fashion statement with side parts. This is an element that has been brought into this season; carried over from the fall 2012 season. The messed up hairdo has been a signature look for many celebrities. This is an indication that it could be worthwhile for you as well. It gives you a different look and the hairstyle requires less effort and can be glamorous too.

Bangs! Bangs! Bangs! These are never out of fashion. A nice fringe bang will inspire you this summer and spring. Fringe bangs give you many styling options. However, while this is an enticing choice, many people may think that a fringe bang requires a longer time commitment, which they don’t want to make. Faux bangs will give you instant edginess. So you can give this a try!

The lustrous side part is another must-have hairdo! You can wear your side part so many ways, but it is more suited to people who wear their hair long. It can be quite elegant and youthful, if done right. You can create a side part that is neatly textured from the hair roots.

If you opt for a twisted headband 60s retro look, it will work for any event or occasion; whether day or night. With the half tuck hairdo, you can lead spring hair trends with lots of ethereal selections. Using a headpiece adds flair to your hairstyle and can create both a formal and casual look.

Chignon and tendrils is an ideal choice for a quick hairdo that is easy and stylish. It can be purposely messy with tendrils falling around the face. It can also be soft enough to complement any fashion collection.

Side ponytails have already dominated 2013. It draws attention and provides beauty, femininity and youthfulness. Experiment with this ponytail by twisting it or dressing it up with hair accessories.

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Half braid your hair to give it variation. This is a modern and bold look of 2013; even though braids have been around for numerous past seasons. Not all women would be up to carrying off the haunted hairstyle, which is wet, ethereal and arcs across the eyebrows in somewhat of a wild and matted way. Sweep it back to where it suits you and you can rock this hairstyle anytime. Another example of a wet look is the half tuck hairstyle, which is also the best summer hairdo and is adaptable to both long and short hair.

Conclusion

No matter how you wear your hair for the 2013 spring and summer months, you must be comfortable about your choice. However, be encouraged that you do have many options and that puts you in a better position to make a bolder statement.

Pin-Up Posse

This look is taking the world by storm once again and I absolutely love it. From the makeup to the clothing, the pinup girl look is so classic and will always be around for years to come. From Ann Margaret to Farrah Fawcett to Dita Von Teese, we have seen through the years that pinup will live forever.

If you want to try this style I suggest looking at some pictures of the hairstyles and for the makeup it is a simple cat eye with big lashes and bright red lips.

The look is simple to achieve but what really made these ladies special was the attitude that went with it. Confidence is key with this look so don’t forget to wear it well and strut your stuff. I have added some websites to show you how to achieve this pinup look and make it your own.

http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/p_dita_von_teese

http://www.refinery29.com/retro-fit-your-hair-with-40s-updo

How To Have Perfect Beach Hair

I have women every day ask me how to get this Floridian style, sexy beach hair and it seems simple enough but when you attempt it, it can be a lot harder.

I have added a couple of suggestions you ladies should try to achieve this perfect hair.

Step 1: Leave in conditioner- wash and condition your hair and then put in a leave in conditioner.

Tip: use baby shampoo when you wash your hair to control humidity-induced frizz.

Step 2: Don’t forget the Anti-frizz spray- take this spray with you in your bag and use it every few hours or when you start to notice frizz.

Step 3: Wear a beach-y hairstyle- try a loose braid or slicked back style that will be beach friendly and easier to maintain.

Step 4: Bring a hat- you can pick your style for this one. Try a wide brimmed hat or even a baseball cap.

Step 5: Rinse your hair when you get out of the water- use freshwater to rinse when you get out of the water to protect the hair and keep from damaging color.

Step 6: Apply balm- use straightening balm when your hair starts to frizz.

Use these steps together or separately to get amazing beach hair. Pair it with the perfect bathing suit and you are set & sexy!

Hot Hats for Summer!

Warmer weather’s here ladies – that means it’s time to bring out the hats, protect your skin, and look absolutely FABULOUS!  Check out my latest video as I show you some of this summer’s hottest head-toppers 🙂

Try These 5 new Hair Styles in April!

These styles are effortless and flawless and will really bring the attention towards your face in a sexy yet sophisticated way.

1. FOR SHORT HAIR: USE A SCARF AS A HEADBAND

2. FOR ALL HAIR: DO A CASUAL BUN

3. FOR MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR: ROCK A SKY HIGH PONY WITH A BUN (AUDREY HEPBURN STYLE)

4. FOR ALL HAIR: GO NATURAL

5. FOR SHORT HAIR: MANIPULATE WITH PASTE FOR AN ALLOVER SEXY BEDHEAD LOOK

All of the hair styles will amp up sex appeal and they are all simple to achieve. Minimalism is the new fashion frontier so don’t be afraid to keep it simple this spring. I always say too much is too tacky.