It wouldn't be true to say that I've always loved my natural hair. For years, I did everything I could to never see my real hair. I concealed my curls underneath extensions for years at a time. My strands were severely damaged from overusing hot tools in my high school years. I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, and all I wanted was for my hair to look like everyone else's: straight and silky.
Anyone who's ever had bangs can agree that the grow-out period, quite frankly, sucks. The awkward period where they're too long to be true bangs but too short to be tucked the ear are the stuff nightmares are made of, which is why we fully commend Selena Gomez for showing us that it can be done. The trick?
When I first heard Senior Beauty Editor for Cosmopolitan for LatinasВ Milly Almodovar proclaim her love for Dominican salons on The Wendy Williams Show , I immediately needed to know more. First of all, the studio audience erupted in cheers as soon as she mentioned the salons, which immediately gave them merit in my opinion.
Medium-length hair is defined a little differently based on who you ask. Some people say it's when your hair reaches past your collarbone but falls just short of your armpit. Others define it in a more general sense, expanding the category to include anything between a shoulder-length cut and Rapunzel-length locks.
When you hear the word "perm," it's easy to think ofВ theВ crinkly, crimped perm of the 80s. Thankfully for all of us, technology has far surpassed that. Today, perms can be fine-tuned to give you exactly the kind of wave you want-whatever that may be. You can simply add body to fine, limp hair; you can get loose, sexy waves; or you can go for the corkscrew curls that many straight-haired girls covet.
When we're not asking trend forecastersВ to share the beauty looks destined to hit peak coolness in 2017, we're searching social media for clues.В (It's a tough job, etc., etc.) This week, Pinterest went and released a summary of trending topicsВ based on search and save user activity over the past 12 months, effectively doing our job for us.
Imaxtree After getting a trim, you usually experience a beautiful (but all too brief) period of bouncy, split end-free hair. But like all good things, this period eventually comes to an end. No matter how well you condition your locks, split ends are inevitable thanks to damaging heat tools, brushing, coloring, and other elements.
I've never really considered myself a hair person. Even though I probably enjoy makeup and skincare more than the average person, fancy hair products and styling have always been my last concern. As someone with fine, barely-wavy hair, I've always had trouble getting my hair to hold a curl, and ponytails either made me look completely bald or like Mel Gibson in The Patriot (neither look is ever my goal).
Broadimage / REX / Shutterstock BareMinerals can now officially say of its cult classic original foundation that it's "makeup so pure you can sleep in it." The brand has even gone so far as to trademark that line. To celebrate the fact that we can now all be incredibly lazy and sleep with our makeup on without fear of skin breakouts, BareMinerals enlisted the help of Olivia Culpo to host a sleepover in NYC's Times Square last week (perhaps not the easiest place to get some shut-eye).
As someone with super fine hair, fancy products always seemed to be a recipe for disaster. Hair masks would leave my locks weighted down. Sprays would make it greasy. Mousses or foams would leave it feeling crunchy. But without products? My extra long, extra fine hair would get easily tangled, making it difficult for any almost any brush to work through it comfortably.
It can be awe-inspiring to see people with a head full of thick, healthy вЂ‹locs trailing down their back. You're anxious for the day your hair looks the same, but how long does it really take to grow locs? What factors influence how quickly or slowly locs develop?В What are locs? Locs are a hairstyle where the hair that one would normally comb or shed locks into itself, creating ropelike strands.
Beauty sleep applies to more than just your skin. While we spend plenty of time and effort investing in a nightly skincare regimen, prepping our locks for sleep is a step that's often overlooked. How you spend your shut-eye can greatly affect the state of your hair, so before you hit the hay, take care of your tresses by making sure your beauty routine prioritizes healthy hair.
Don't go running for the hills just yetвЂ¦perms are back. Long-haired curly perms and body waves are springin' up all over the place! I'm sure you're thinking that yeah, it would be great to have beautiful body and curls, but we all remember the frizzy perms of the 1980s. How do you know if a perm will work for your hair?
Whether you've had relaxed hair for decades or you recently received a chemical straightening treatment, the time might come when you want to switch back to natural. Is it actually possible to take a perm out of your hair without a big chop? Below, we separate the myths from the facts and share advice for your smoothest transition back to natural hair.
No doubt you've noticed that, sometimes, your hair feelsвЂ¦weird. Maybe it's weighed down, extra-greasy, or defiant. Maybe you've noticed it's tough to comb through. If you're a swimmer, you might have suddenly seen a slight tinge of green.В Chances are good that you need to use a clarifying shampoo. Stuff builds up on your hair-all kinds of stuff: hairsprays, mousses, and gels; minerals in hard water; chlorine and chemicals from swimming pools.
If you're a soon-to-be bride who hasn't turned to Pinterest to plan your wedding, with all due respect, you're missing out. Our friends at the major inspo-serving website tell us there are overВ four billion (yes, with a B) differentВ piecesВ of wedding content for you to sift through, soВ it might be worth checking out.
Now that you've figured out your face shape, it's time to put that knowledge to good use. We spoke with celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler (she's responsible for Olivia Munn's perfectly chopped locks) and celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean about their advice for finding the most flattering part for the shape of your face.
New Year's Eve is a big night. Whether you are hosting friends at home or dominating the dance floor, it's generally a marathon eveningВ for which you want to ensure that you look your best way beyond the stroke of midnight. So for those of you who are frantically trying to find the most inspiring New Year's Eve hairstyles for the big night, you've come to the right place.
If you have curly hairВ that needs tons of extra moisture and tends to get stripped by normal shampoos, you might want to consider washing your hair with conditioner instead. What is co-washing? Co-washing, or conditioner washing, is a good cleansing alternative to harsh shampoos because it cleans hair while maintaining all those important natural oils to keep hair hydrated.
Hairstylists are so much more than just вЂњthat person who cuts my hair.вЂќ Case in point: that time you used your appointment as your personal therapy session and vented about your roommate issues for the entire duration of your cut (no judgment). In the end, we want to make our hairstylists happy, because they, in turn, make us very, very happy.
It's a holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer. This means two things: 1. You probably have three days filled with outdoor adventures, barbecues, and possibly some pool time ahead of you, and 2. you definitely don't want to spend those precious hours heat-styling your hair-especially as temps continue to climb.