- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:59 PM EST | Comments
Damaged hair tends to split and break, leaving you with dull, frizzy-looking hair. There are lots of reasons why hair becomes damaged, including haircolor and chemical straightening services, heat styling, over-washing, and environmental factors. Usually when hair starts snapping off, it's because the elasticity is off. Hair elasticity refers to your hair's ability to stretch and return to its original length without breaking. When your hair is wet, it should be able to stretch up to 50% of its length and return to normal. Test elasticity by taking a single wet hair from 4 different areas of your head and simply pulling on either end. If it stretches easily and bounces back, your porosity is normal. If it stretches and does not return to normal or if it snaps easily, you have low porosity and your hair is more prone to break. If you have trouble determining what your hair needs, check with your stylist. But if it seems clear after a strand test, check the slideshow below for hair treatments with strengthening protein and deeply moisturizing treatments to soften brittle hair. Click through for 7 hair treatments for preventing breakage! -By Sonya Lee Benham
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- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 1:00 PM EST | CommentsIf the dress code for your holiday party this year is casual, might I recommend you go just slightly above casual? It's always better to be overdressed than underdressed, and casual certainly doesn't mean that you should wear sweats. If it's a holiday party, take the opportunity to wear your more casual pieces that are still festive and fun! Click through for a few ideas to put together your casual party holiday outfits this year! - By Merrick White
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 1:00 PM EST | CommentsNo one said being Santa was easy. It's one pretty tough job. Before the big day, he has to hit the stores and endure the long lines, crazy kids, and frenzied parents. On the big night, Santa has to find just the right gift for each and every child in the world (kind of makes your shopping list seem suddenly easier, doesn't it?) And that's not even counting the worldwide trip performed in just 24 hours. However, there are some rewards, like the pampering from Mrs. Claus and the additional help from all the elves, and then of course, there are the cookies, oh, the cookies! But, if human Santa ever gets tired, he can surely rely on our canine friends to jump in and take over. In fact, these cute pups are ready to commit. Find out the reasons why these adorable dogs might do a better job than St. Nick himself - they might just leave you shouting "Santa, Puppy!" - By Danielle Sullivan
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:17 PM EST | CommentsFrom luxury to practical, for babies and toddlers, even a little something for mom and dad who work so hard to make their little ones happy, these are 12 gifts over $100. -By Vanessa Bell
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:15 PM EST | CommentsThrowing a gender reveal party is an exciting way to share the big news of your baby's sex with friends and family. So, the big question is: Boy or girl? Here are some party ideas that will keep your guests guessing until you're ready to reveal all! -By Jacqueline Tourville
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 11:36 AM EST | CommentsBy Kristin Tice Studeman, Refinery29
The halls are nearly decked. Visions of sugar plums sweaters and pumps are dancing in our heads. And, the sugar cookies are frosted (and, um, eaten). Yep, the season's in full swing, so it's time to make your list and check it twice. We're talking about the giving and receiving lists, of course.
In case you're still looking for gift ideas (and, who isn't), we've checked in with a few of our favorite designers, DJs, and artists to get the lowdown on what they want for the holidays. From the night cream Chelsea Leyland swears by to the luxe chess board Simon Doonan can't live without - these presents look mighty fine to us. Here's hoping you weren't naughty this year.
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 11:34 AM EST | CommentsBy Angela Tafoya & Jessica Velez, Refinery29
We have to admit, it's kind of hard not to get pretty jazzed about the latest techie doodads. We find ourselves scouring the web regularly, checking out the latest innovative items to hit the scene. And, lucky for you, if you're looking to add rad devices to your holiday list - our lengthy browsing habits will come in handy.
We've rounded up 8 of the hottest tech toys that you'll definitely want to find under the tree. You can thank us later.
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 11:21 AM EST | CommentsBy Faith Xue, Refinery29
We're firm believers that the best things in life get better with age: wine, cheese, George Clooney, a perfectly worn-in leather jacket… The list goes on. We'd also like to believe that when all is said and done, we as human beings get better with age as well. Life is a journey, after all, and we'd choose laugh lines over missed memory-making any day.
But, we're not going to deny the secret little thrill of getting carded when you were actually born during, say, the Ford Administration. So, in the interest of creating more of these, "Oh stop it, you're just being flattering!" moments, we've uncovered the scoop on how to reverse time without injections, surgery, or lasers. Let the age reversal commence.
- Fri, Dec 6, 2013 11:04 AM EST | CommentsBy Connie Wang, Refinery29
You prefer an old-fashioned over prosecco, soul-searching over small talk, and you can't remember the last time you "Wooo!"-ed in response to someone suggesting shots. You'd never consider yourself a "party girl," and yet, you love going to fetes. Good friends, free-flowing libations, and lots of fascinating strangers whose brains you can pick (and who you can groove to Disclosure with afterward).
For your very specific partier ways, a standard LBD and stilettos won't do. But, you want to be a little festive - it's the holidays, after all! So, we've compiled an 8-part guide to doing going-out wear that's fun, functional, and won't make you feel like a reality show star at a red-carpet event.
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