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- Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:18
Controlling frizz can be easy ladies! Here’s how:
One thing on every girl’s mind is this: frizz. We all cringe at the idea of being seen by anyone with frizzy hair. We can all agree that winter is by far our hair’s favorite time of the year but what about summer? Summer means fun in the sun, sexy bikinis and awesome tans. The only down fall: unmanageable hair. Why should we even worry about that? Obviously, we always want to look our best. Luckily, by doing these few simple steps, you will find that your hair will look as vibrant and silky smooth as ever during this time of the year.
I am almost positive that every stylist does not stress this enough: Do not brush dry hair. I can almost guarantee that when you brush dry hair, frizz magically appears. Well, it’s not black magic. The reason lies within all the complex cells that take part into making up a strand of hair. These strands of hair are layered with cuticles. When these cuticles get disrupted with brushing through dry hair, breakage occurs which primarily causes frizz so towel dry and mask the hair with some leave in conditioner or your favorite anti-frizz product.
If you absolutely must calm down that crazy hair, easily wet your hands and run them through your hair. Your fingers are the most natural and organic of combs. Some spray detangler or watered down conditioner works even better than water for those more untamable locks. Natural oils also give shine and hydrates. Your hair is famished at this point so give it a little hydration.
Protein in your conditioner is key and alcohol free products will be your hair’s best friends! Protein enriched conditioners controls frizz and gives shine! Alcoholic products will certainly dry hair out. Protein powder your boyfriend drinks after the gym isn’t the same thing so please don’t put it in your conditioner. You’d be surprised what some people may do when they’re desperate for anti-frizzy hair!
Try your best not to chemically treat your hair. Chemicals strip your hair of proteins, which are vital to healthy hair. Try ammonia free and PPD hair dyes for a less traumatic experience on your hair. Keratin treatments are one of the best ways to control frizz for it enriches the hair with protein.
Keep hair iron use to a minimum. If you smell and hear your hair cooking, that is definitely a problem! Natural hair is happy hair! The more you leave it alone, the better. If you must style, use a round brush and a blow dryer. Try not to concentrate so much on a particular part of your hair for too long, cuticles will rise. Overdrying your ends is one of the biggest mistakes you can make, try to steer clear once dried.
Another tip: Biotin vitamins. You’d be surprised how fast your hair grows. They do wonders! Not only to your hair, but to your complexion and nails too! Also, don’t forget that cutting your hair regularly will also help (at least with those dead ends).
When in doubt, always do your research or ask your stylist. Your stylist is the expert and will know what’s best for your hair. Remember, they’re your stylists for a reason! They are there to be resourceful when it comes to your hair because they were trained to do so! These simple guidelines will help you for the rest of your life and your hair will thank you for it. Don’t let summer ruin your hair, tackle that frizz every chance you get and you will see the difference.
- Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:25
When it comes to your makeup…
Trials are going to be your best friend. You want to test out the makeup for the big day beforehand. You wouldn’t want to have some kind of allergic reaction to your bronzer, and not realize it until 5 minutes before you’re supposed to walk down the aisle. It’s also important for the makeup artist (whether professional or not) to know what they’re working with. This is why you should wear a white t-shirt for the day that you plan to test it all out. This way, you can compare your makeup to the pale white, and see if it actually looks good.
The most important thing when it comes to makeup is look like yourself, only ten times better. With this in mind, you should let the artist know what kind of makeup you’re going for. It’s a great idea to print out pictures of example you’ve seen. This way, the artist has something to work with. The rule of thumb is also to either emphasize your eyes or your lip. If you try to do both, you’ll inevitably be wearing too much. With this in mind, you do need to have a decent amount of color, because you have to stand out against the backdrop of your dress.
You should allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for makeup application on the big day, and about ten minutes before pictures so that they can touch up.
When it Comes to Waxing...
Remember how you’re not supposed to wax right before you go to the beach? The same applies for your wedding day. You may be able to hide red, irritated skin for a while, but it will eventually show through. It will also sting a little, and that is not something you want to be focusing on during your big day. It’s key to allow at least 48 hours before the wedding for all waxing needs. This way, your body is used to the wax by the time you’re walking down the aisle.
It’s also really important that, if this is your first bikini wax, to get it down in plenty of time before the wedding. The first time is often painful and results in swelling and redness. That is not something you want to greet your soon-to-be parter with. It might also be a good idea to schedule a trial run for a wax before the wedding. You want to know how your skin is going to react before it’s too late.
When it comes to hair styles…
Whether you’re doing an updo, half up half down, or flowing locks, you’re going to want to figure out what the exact style is. Keep in mind that you’ll want to dance with your guests during the reception, and you don’t want your hair to get messed up overmuch. This is why it’s important to avoid styles that could lead to this. It’s always okay to accessorize with different bows, headbands, or jewels/pearls in your hair. It can add a feminine element that will make you glow.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and this also applies to haircuts right before weddings. Don’t jinx it. Even if it’s just a trim, they might cut off more than you bargained for. It’s much safer to wait until after the honeymoon is done. The day of, try to avoid putting anything in your hair that will make it hard to work with. You’re going to want dry, clean hair. It is still important, however, to maintain whatever given look you have. You don’t want your groom to not recognize you as you walk towards him.
- Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:55
Before permanent hair straightening came along, women and men alike faced a losing battle with their hair straighteners and blow dryers. Even with powerful conditioners, the style might hold for a day, but it didn’t last much longer than that. However, with the renaissance of former practices, permanent straightening is the new frontier when it comes to women who are tired of curls.In the world of permanent straightening, you usually have a couple options. These options depend on whether the product is breaking the bonds that give the hair shape, or whether they’re merely molding them for a given period of time.