By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
6 Genius New Uses For Hairspray Hairspray - a product so good they made a musical about it. Turns out, though, that hairspray can do a lot more than make your style last for hours. Read on to find out all the little ways you can repurpose your favorite mist.
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Hairspray = Stocking Saver
If your pantyhose get a run, spray some hairspray onto the tear to keep it from spreading. This method is less messy than using clear nail polish.
Hairspray = Makeup Setter
Not that we recommend it, but walking through a mist of hairspray can help set your makeup. Want a less toxic option? Try Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($29, sephora.com).
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Hairspray = Lint Remover
Covered in cat hair or lint? Spray hairspray onto a cloth, then rub the cloth over clothes and furniture to get the offending lint off.
Hairspray = Eraser
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What will post-partum hair loss mean for Kate Middleton's lush blowout?
Now that we know both Kate Middleton and the Royal Baby, George Alexander Louis are healthy and happy, we can finally consider the important question: How will giving birth affect the Duchess' famous mane?
It's likely that Kate will lose at least some of her hair, as about half of all new mothers do. Post-partum hair loss is "very common," says Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist (trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp) at the Philip Kingsley Clinic in New York. Women will notice shedding "anywhere from eight to twelve weeks after delivery," Phillips says. "You can notice an increase in shedding in the shower - it can be quite dramatic." So does this mean that the Royal Blowout will fall flat as Kate adjusts to motherhood?
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It might, and here's why. Each of the 100,000 or so hairs on the human head is in one of three phases at any given time: the anagen or
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By Wendy Rodewald, Daily MakeoverRead More »from How Often Should You Shampoo? We Asked the Experts
How often should you shampoo your hair?
In our Q&A series, beauty experts address your most bewildering issues. Have a beauty-related quandary of your own? Submit your question in the comments below or via Twitter.
Q: How often should I shampoo my hair? I've heard that washing every day is bad, but my hair falls flat by day two.
A: "You really want to cleanse the scalp about three times per week," says stylist Patrick Melville of Patrick Melville Salon. "Obviously this depends on the individual. If you tend to have a more oily scalp, you may need to cleanse once a day."
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While certain hair types need to be vigilant about keeping strands moisturized, it's not necessarily bad to shampoo daily if you like the way it makes your hair look. Trichologist Philip Kingsley, who founded the Philip Kingsley clinics in London and New York to treat hair health issues, is a proponent of daily washing - he even explains his philosophy in this video.
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As much as we love a good nail polish, the prettiest color isn't going to hide thin, brittle nails. Just like your hair and skin, your nails need a little extra attention to look their best. Here's a simple guide to follow for the ultimate nail makeover.
Foods That Make Nails Stronger
Because they contain a large amount of biotin - a B vitamin essential in maintaining strong nails - strawberries are a must-have in any diet. Plus, they're packed with antioxidants, which promotes good health overall.
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Eggs are a good source of biotin, as well as protein. Nails are made out of keratin, the same protein that makes up hair follicles. And just like it does with hair, consuming lots of protein strengthens the nail bed, too. Adding a healthy amount of meat like chicken will also help.
Foods that contain cysteine - an amino acid that creates keratin - should be on your grocery list as well.
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Because this look doesn't really fly off the runway. We've officially entered summer's dog days, which can only mean one thing for hair: frizz. But humid weather doesn't mean you have to throw in the towel and sport a ponytail every day until October. With a little extra effort, your locks can look as sleek as they do on your best hair days, every day. Try these tips to stop frizzy hair before it starts.
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1. Load up on conditioner. The dryer hair is, the more likely it is to attract moisture in the atmosphere. This moisture swells the hair's cuticle (the outer layer that looks like shingles on a roof) and makes hair look poufy and frizzy. Conditioner helps hydrate dry hair and coats the hair shaft to lock out moisture.
2. Try a hair mask. If conditioner alone isn't enough to rescue your hair - particularly if it's been damaged by heat styling or color treatments - apply an extra moisturizing hair mask once or twice a week in the shower. Healthy hair is smooth
By Megan Segura, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Steal These Beauty Secrets from French Women
French model Constance Jablonski. There's something about French women that makes them the absolute envy of everyone else. Their hair is perfectly undone, their skin has a natural glow, and they make it seem like they don't even try - like they literally rolled out of bed looking amazing. We spoke to some of our favorite French women in the beauty industry to discover their secrets.
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1. Give yourself daily facial massages. Isabelle Bellis, a French celebrity epidermatologist and owner of the Isabelle Bellis spa in New York, says, "French woman are obsessed with face massage to maintain a healthy glow, skin tissue health and relieve facial stress (which leads to problems of stress and elasticity)." Try giving your face a gentle rub as you apply your moisturizer; this will bring blood to the surface of your skin and give you a glow.
2. Lay off the heavy makeup. "French women don't wear a lot of foundation or base make-up," says Bellis. "They prefer
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Workout DVDs Studios tailored to one type of fitness class are booming. But for those of us who don't know which workout we want to dive into - whether it's calming yoga or heart-pumping kickboxing - it's smart to test the waters before committing to a class. And what better way to get a taste of different fitness styles than in the privacy of your living room? Check out our favorite DVDs for beginners so you can fight the right fit for you.
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Chrissy Carter is an amazing instructor, and her Beginning Yoga with Chrissy Carter ($14.99, chrissycarter.com) is on par with her NYC classes. Unlike other beginner DVDs that just provide instruction on breathing and common poses, Carter also includes insight into the lifestyle of yoga and how each pose is intregal to the practice.
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DD Creams We knew the day would come when DD creams entered the picture. DD - standing for Daily Defense or Dynamic Do All Cream, depending on the brand - takes the multi-tasking product trend one step further by providing more coverage and skincare benefits than the previous BB and CC creams. Now that there are two on the market, I decided to put them to the test.
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Julep DD Crème ($36, julep.com)
After getting its start as a nail polish brand, Julep has recently entered the color cosmetics world with mascaras and lipsticks. Their SPF 25 DD Crème that launched this past May was their first foray into skincare.
The good: I'm impressed with the formula's full, dewy coverage. Other benefits include hibiscus and olive extracts that hydrate the skin, antioxidants that protect against free radicals and Granpowder Lumiere Powder, which scatters the light to help conceal wrinkles. Available in four shades, it
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Foundation With so many types of foundations on the market - liquid, cream, powder - it can take some trial and error to find the best fit for your complexion. We asked Dolce & Gabbana National Makeup Artist Christian McCulloch to help set us on the right track to perfect, barely-there makeup.
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Powder or liquid foundation?
Powder Foundation "Powder foundation is taking two steps and turning it into one - building coverage and creating a matte finish," McCulloch says. "The more powder foundation you apply, the more coverage you build. But be careful not to overdo it, as it can easily become thick and cake-y." Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($27, bareescentuals.com) is a classic because it provides full coverage, but the creamy minerals ensure skin doesn't dry out.
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Although cream and liquid
- Daily Makeover | Beauty – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 1:31 PM EDT
By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
You won't believe the horrible beauty advice Gwyneth Paltrow recently gave, and she's not the only one. See what other bad advice our favorite celebs have doled out.
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