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How to Get Big Hair When You Have Naturally Fine Tresses

Some of us are just born with fine, flat hair. But this decade has been pretty kind to us, all things considered. We haven’t had to use hot irons to flatten out our tresses when everyone else was desperately trying to get the straight, sleek look.

Even so, we always want what we can’t have, and a little more body would do our flat hairstyle wonders. Let’s take a look at how to get flippingly fabulous locks:

Be Gentle To Your Hair

You probably know what we’re about to say: lay off washing your hair so frequently! Twice a week is ideal, but if you’re a daily rinser, try to limit yourself to once every other day. Showering strips all the natural oils out of your hair, leaving it unhealthy and parched. If you’re prone to oily locks, dry shampoo is your new best friend.

Chill Out On The Heat

Allow your hair to air dry. The only time we’ll allow you to indulge in a little hot treatment is when it’s freezing outside and your hair is still wet from the shower (you’re late for work etc). Only pick up your hairdryer sporadically. That goes for all hot tools too.

Fine hair is so much more vulnerable to thermal damage, so you’re doing yourself no favours by grabbing those curlers. If you want to create more body by ringletting your tresses, pin curl or use rollers, like Gran used to do in the old days.

Go Natural

The best thing you can do for your hair is let it stay natural. Dyes, bleaches, and chemical treatments all trash your tresses. All your hair needs is a regular trim and a little TLC.

Eat Well

Pump your diet full of omega-3s and lean protein. That means lots of avocados and walnuts, plus a morning routine of multivitamins. Generally, eat healthily and exercise and you’ll be well on your way to sleeker, fuller locks.

Find Your Inner Zen

Stress immediately takes a hella lot of oomph out of your hair. Try to gently remove the stress out of your life through regular meditation, exercise, yoga, massages (particularly head massages that stimulate hair growth), and a lot of sleep. When you feel stress mounting, try to breathe through the emotion and regain control of the situation.

Protect It From The Environment

The outside world can be unforgiving on your hair. In summer, wear a sunhat to protect your tresses from the bright rays that damage it just as much as it damages your skin. In the winter, fall in love with a beautiful, knitted hat that will keep your hair from suffering from scandalously low temperatures.

Although swimming is a great way to keep fit, be aware of how detrimental the chlorine is on your tresses. Always wear a swimming cap, and try to master breast stroke, to keep the majority of your locks out of the water. Be sure to wash the chlorine out of your hair, as soon as you leave the pool.

Salons Direct offer invaluable hair supplies to salons across the UK. But at their core, they love sharing helpful advice on hair styling tips for costumers. Visit their blog or Facebook page for more on this.

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Beauty News: Rihanna Launches New MAC Collection

The wait is finally over! Rihanna just launched her Fall 2013 MAC Collection! From gorgeous lipsticks to amazing eye palettes, this collection is all you’ll need for fall and winter. I cannot get enough of the deep berry lips she rocks in her promo photos and will be stationed at my local MAC counter come October 3rd to get my hands and lips on that gorgeous shade!

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Style File: Fall’s Must-Have Boots

One of the reasons I love the fall is buying new boots. I live for boots! They keep your legs and feet warm on brisk fall days, work well with jeans, skirts and dresses and add some height to your look which is always a plus. As the first day of fall quickly approaches (Sunday, September 22nd at 4:44pm to be exact) I have begun my quest to find the perfect fall boots to rock all season long. Here are a few of my favorite styles:

 

VS Collection Side Strap Bootie – $168, VictoriasSecret.com

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Hello Kitty Takes Flight!

There is a God! And she loves Hello Kitty just as much as I do. I recently learned about the launch of a new Hello Kitty airliner for Eva Air – a Tawain-based airlines. Passengers can fly the friendly skies with Hello Kitty on the Boeing 777-300ER airliner between Los Angeles and Taipei. Everything about this airliner is Hello Kitty – from the seating to the pillows, blankets, cups and napkins and even the flight attendants decked out in Hello Kitty aprons. Flying this airline is every Hello Kitty fanatics dream come true! Taipei here I come!