- Bellasugar | Hair Guide | Wed, Jan 30, 2013 7:53 PM EST | CommentsSource: Finally Get the Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type
Shampoo can be your hair's best friend . . . or arch nemesis. If you don't pick the right formula, then this shower staple can create frizz, dried-out hair and kill color. Never fear. There are a few things you can look for whether you have the coarsest curls or the finest of strands. Find out how to decode the shampoo jargon when you keep reading.
For Color-Treated Hair: There is nothing worse than watching your professionally done hair color wash down the drain. For blondes and redheads alike, it's important to maintain the luminosity of every strand. So, reach for a shampoo that is made for your specific shade (even gray), like Giovanni Colorflage Shampoo ($9), to protect against fading from the sun and dulling from hard water. In a hurry? Dry shampoo even comes in color-specific formulas.
For Curly and/or Coarse Hair: Frizz can happen when hair is craving moisture. To combat fly-aways and static, use a cream shampoo or con...Read More »
- Allure Daily Beauty Reporter | Hair Guide | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 1:51 PM EST | CommentsAllure magazine
This week, news spread like wildfire that Mad Men star January Jones was going bald due to multiple dye jobs. "I have been every colour and now my hair is falling out in clumps," Jones told fashion magazine Grazia. Naturally, the news freaked out quite a few people (especially the ones reading their Twitter feeds mid-double process). So, we called trusted colorist Kyle White to set the record straight.
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Turns out, hair dye probably isn't the problem. "Hair color can dry hair, make it brittle, and even break the hair in extreme cases, but it doesn't make hair fall out," White says. "The only way to make hair fall out is to damage the root of the hair under the scalp." Because hair color doesn't go into the scalp, Jones is either referring to her hair breaking off mid-strand or there's something else at work. "Hair loss is a medical issue, not a hair-color issue," White says. "It can be caused be a variety...Read More »
Q: I'm thinking about getting bangs. Is there a way to figure out if they'll look good? -Laura
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A: Dear Laura,
Yes-in fact there are so many that you may never actually get the bangs, so fun is the researching part. On dailymakeover.com, you upload a photo of yourself (or use a picture of a model who shares your face shape) and try on different hairstyles. They have several bang options (though no glamorous Jane Birkin, above, who is the ultimate bangs-wearer of all time), and you can paste them right onto the image of your face. It also has a free mobile try-on app in the iTunes store (as do marykay.com and taaz.com) where you can change your hair and makeup on photos you've uploaded.
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Similarly, dailyglow.com allows you to click on images of different celebrities to see how your face looks with their hair (they have a vast famous-person selection, from Jes...Read More »
- Stephanie Sisco Aol | Hair Guide | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:30 PM EST | CommentsWith literally thousands of chemicals and fragrances added to everything from moisturizer to nail polish, how do you know if your beauty product is safe?
Woman reading information on a bottle of lotion.
We live in a chemical-infused world. Although there are some benefits-clean drinking water, for example-when it comes to beauty products, chemicals are thought by many to cause adverse health effects. That's because chemicals from beauty products don't pass through your digestive system where they might be filtered; instead, they head right into your bloodstream.
It's important for consumers to understand that the cosmetic industry is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Companies are required to list all the ingredients in order of use, but they're not required (by federal law) to test products for safety. The FDA can only act if they have strong scientific knowledge that a product is dangerous. That doesn't mean that companies don't have safety...Read More »
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Subtle braids like January Jones's, Kristin Cavallari's, and Ahna O'Reilly's add a feminine touch to updos and down 'dos alike. "This style works best on hair the day after a shampoo,"said Cavallari's hairstylist Marcus Francis. "The extra texture will help when braiding and pinning up hair." Try tiny plaits on each side of your head like Cavallari, a French braided bun like Jones, or a chic hairline braid like O'Reilly. Click through the gallery for more hair trends we love!MORE:
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