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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.

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    October 7, 2013 • Hair • Views: 8289

  • Fall 2013 Beauty Trends 101

    Even though it still feels like we’re in the dead of summer here in Atlanta, the fact that fall (my favorite season) is only a few days away makes me both excited and anxious. With the changing of the seasons comes a need to change ones wardrobe, home decor and most importantly beauty routine. From skincare to hair care and even makeup, the fall season brings cooler temperatures, shorter days with natural sunlight and a tendency to go darker and deeper when it comes to hair color and makeup shades.

    In order to help you (my loyal readers) navigate the fall 2013 beauty trends, I figured I would make it easy and simple with a few key trends to watch for and incorporate into your routine:

    Oxblood lips are THE must have lip color this Fall. In the past, the deep reds, crimsons and wine colors have all been staples for autumn but this year, the color goes deeper, darker and much more dramatic. The best way to wear this dangerous color is matte or semi-matte. Glossy dark lips can look too vampy. Pair this bold lip with a very neutral eye and barely there cheek.

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    September 18, 2013 • Beauty News, Makeup, Uncategorized • Views: 6061

  • Haute New Hairstyle: Naya Rivera

    Naya Rivera stepped out in full effect last night at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards in Hollywood. She kept the paparazzi in a frenzy in her leather bra-top and matching leather pants. Her gorgeous waves caught everyone’s eyes as they were glamorous without being too stiff or overdone. Her celebrity stylist Clyde Haygood used her Alice + Olivia leather outfit as inspiration for her loose wavy style. To recreate her look, step by step, read below:

    Step 1 – Prep

    • Clyde applied Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($9.99 at drugstores) to Naya’s wet hair before blow-drying. “We wanted sleek, defined waves. We knew this serum would help give us the sleek, controlled style we were aiming to achieve and keep her hair frizz-free all night long.”

     

    Step 2 – Style

    • Next, Clyde used a curling iron with a 1 ½ inch barrel. After wrapping each section around the iron, he pinned each curl with a duckbill clip and sprayed Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray (5.99 at drugstores) to set.

     

    Step 3 – Perfect

    • Once the curls cooled, Clyde carefully brushed hair out and spritzed Frizz-Ease 100% Shine ($5.99 at drugstores) throughout for definition and added shine. “To replicate the look and feel of the leather outfit, we saturated Naya’s hair with as much of the shine spray as possible for that silky and smooth finish.”

     

    For all of these amazing products – please visit FrizzEase.com

     

    August 12, 2013 • Hair, Haute New Hairstyle • Views: 3031

  • Product Review: Dark and Lovely Au Naturale 10-in-1 Styles Gelee

    As the humidity begins to make its evil attack on the city of Atlanta, I can already feel my curls beginning to plump and frizz. As I continue to grow out my naturally curly/wavy hair, I am always on the hunt for frizz-fighting products that will help showcase my curl pattern while limiting the fuzzies. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curls Rocks event here in Atlanta. Hosted by CurlyNikki and Keisha Knight Pulliam. There were hundreds of curly girls in attendance who got the chance to sample the products while sipping on mango-tinis and learning all about Dark and Lovely’s amazing new product line Au Naturale.

    Being that sampling is one of the best aspects of attending hair care events, I got the chance to try out the 10-in-1 Styles Gelee. The lightweight creamy consistency works great with my texture. With Mango Oil and Bamboo Milk, this crunchless gel will keep your curls in place while maximizing the shine and definition. Another great reason to love this product is that it has an Anti-Shrinkage formula which will help you get the most out of your curls and coils. I love this product especially for the spring and summer when we tend to spend more time outdoors.

    I highly recommend this product for all my curly girls!

    Dark and Lovely Au Naturale 10-in-1 Styles Gelee, $11.99, ShopSoftSheenCarson.com

    May 16, 2013 • Hair, Product Review • Views: 1753

  • My Newest Gig! Mixed Chicks Rocks!

    One of the many reasons why I haven’t been posting as frequently as in the past is due to my serious influx of freelance work ever since the new year began. From writing for Juicy Magazine, Sister 2 Sister and JET Magazine to working full-time as a digital copywriter for a marketing/advertising firm to editing and creating content for Compendium Publishing, the group that handles CVS Reinventing Beauty, I am booked solid these days! Well, I am so happy to announce my newest venture which I started in February of this year. I handle all social media for the amazing hair care company Mixed Chicks! If you haven’t heard of Mixed Chicks, you need to check them out! Mixed Chicks is the brainchild of friends, mixed chicks and curly girls Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge. They created the hair care line after so many years of frustration in search of products that would work well with their multi-textured tresses. It is truly an honor to be working with these two incredible ladies and their staff! To check out my blog posts - click here.

    Also please follow Mixed Chicks on the following social media platforms:

    Twitter: @mixedchicks

    Instagram: @mixedchickshair

    Pinterest: @mixedchickshair

    You can also visit Mixed Chicks on Facebook!

    May 13, 2013 • Hair • Views: 693