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Top 10 Beauty Hacks

Beauty and style emergencies always seem to happen at the very worst time. No matter how much you seem to prepare or primp, something is bound to go wrong at some point. Here are some tips on preparing yourself for those emergencies that are bound to pop up. Use Advil Liquid Gels to get rid of pimples fast. If you find yourself without acne medication and want to zap a zit quick, use a liquid filled Advil. Simply pop a hole in the Advil and dab the contents on your blemish. If you run out of shaving cream or gel, use conditioner. It will moisturize your legs and give you a really close, smooth shave. Get rid of static in your hair with hairspray. Spray some hairspray on your hair and on your brush to tame fly-aways and crazy, static hair. If you run out of your eyebrow pencil, use eye shadow. Use a brown eye shadow that matches your brows to fill them in. Use a business or credit card to get the perfect cat eye. Place the card angled against the side of your eye and draw upwards using a liquid liner. Even if you have a shaky


8 Remedies for Split Ends

Hair breakage is caused when your hair breaks or has split ends. It can plague almost anyone at any stage of life. Here are some easy and effective home remedies to help reverse the damage of hair breakage. Olive oil. Hair often breaks because it is dry and brittle. When you use warm olive oil as a deep conditioner, it will help heal the breakage and make your hair smooth, soft and silky. Simply warm a half a cup of olive oil in the microwave and gently apply on your scalp. Work it through your hair and wrap in a warm towel for an hour or longer. Rinse and shampoo to get out all of the olive oil. It seems odd, but beer is great for your hair! Massage it into your hair and let it soak for 15 minutes. Rinse out really well to get rid of the smell. You do not need to shampoo. Egg Yolk. Whisk an egg yolk and blend with two tablespoons of olive oil. Wet your hair and put the mixture on your head and use it on your hair, not your scalp. Leave it on for as long as you can tolerate the


5 Myths About Your Hair Debunked

You’ve probably been told many things about your hair over the years. It could be advice from your mom, your best friend or even your hair stylist. So what is a myth and what is a fact? Here are some common myths about your hair debunked: You’ve probably been told regular trims help your hair grow faster, but that isn’t necessarily true. While trimming off dead ends helps your hair stay healthy and grow, it is more essential that you care for your hair and eat healthy. Getting a cut every few weeks won’t speed up the growing process. If you’re growing your hair, add Biotin to your vitamin regimen and make sure to eat foods high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. You may have also heard that plucking a gray hair will only grow more gray hairs. This isn’t true; however, plucking hairs from your head can result in bald spots because it can damage your hair follicle and prevent hair from growing in the spots where you pluck. Have you ever used a favorite hair product for a long time only to feel like it stops working properly or like it did when you first bought it?


How to Make Your Hair Less Greasy

Some people are just born with hair that is oily and tends to get greasier easily. If you’re one of these people, here are some tips on keeping greasy hair at bay: Wash your hair less. This seems silly when you feel like you need to wash your hair daily or multiple times a day to keep it from appearing oily. But if the scalp is constantly being stripped of oils by shampooing, it will keep producing oils to compensate. Try washing your hair less and use dry shampoo if necessary. Every once in a while, use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any buildup that can lead to greasy locks. Only condition the ends. Applying conditioner at your roots can just lead to overproduction of oil. Use dry shampoo as often as you need to. It will help combat greasiness and allow you to skip days between shampoos, which we’ve already determined will help combat oiliness. If you don’t really like dry shampoo, try baby powder. If you have dark hair, mix the baby powder with cocoa powder to avoid any white residue in your hair. Sprinkle some in your roots and rub in for instant help with

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How to Tease Your Hair

If your hair is routinely flat, you might be interested in teasing it for a new look. Yet, if you tease it the wrong way or tease it too much, you can look like a fashion victim from the 80s. But, if you tease it like a professional, you can give your hair that beautiful boost of volume if it tends to lay flat. Here are some professional tips on how to tease your hair and look fabulous: Use the right products. Use a Boar bristle teasing brush for the best teasing abilities. Ask your hairstylist if you aren’t sure which brush would be best for your hair type and your budget. If you are going to tease your hair, don’t use conditioner or any silicone based products that day. Better yet, tease your hair when it is dirty to help create the texture you crave. If you’ve just showered, spray salt spray on damp hair at the roots. You can use salt spray on dry hair, but you will need to blow dry it in for best results. Next, use mousse or styling cream to create hold. If you want to straighten your hair, don’t straighten the roots or

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Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Most women would love to have long hair, but hair doesn’t always grow as fast as you’d like it to. The average person grows hair half an inch per month if your hair is healthy. There are a few things you can do to keep your hair healthy and help it grow faster: Be gentle with your hair care. Limit the amount of chemical treatments and hot tools you use. If you are doing things to damage your hair, it will not grow fast and will continue to break. Don’t wear your hair in a ponytail or bun too frequently or make the ponytail too tight as this will cause breakage. Don’t wash it daily. Washing your hair too much will decrease the natural oils that help your hair grow. Don’t wash your hair in hot water either because it will dry out your hair and make it brittle and weak. Get a regular trim. If your hair is damaged, it simply will not grow at the same rate that it would if it were healthy. When you get a trim, it will help hair grow faster because there is less repair work to do. Massage your scalp (or better


Hair Styles for Fine, Thin Hair

I inherited a lot of pretty great qualities from my father, like his blue eyes, sharp sense of humor, and habit of being ten minutes early everywhere I go. But I also got some bum DNA from dear old dad – that gene for baby fine, super limp hair. Now, it’s definitely not the worst fate in the world, but it has meant a lot of seriously bad hair days over the course of my life. And while there are treatment and styling products that can help make your locks look a bit thicker, I’ve learned that the right hairstyle is the best way to beef up the appearance of fine or thin hair. So whether you’re like me and were born with fine tresses or your hair has started to thin with age, here are some ‘dos that are sure to pump up the volume big time. Classic Bob When it comes to finding the right haircut for fine hair, it’s difficult to top the bob. That’s because the shorter that you hair is, the thicker it’ll look. A classic chin- or jaw-length bob is the best option for added fullness, but even a lob that hits somewhere between

What To Do For Dry Scalp

Unless you’re hitting the slopes, cold winter weather usually isn’t much fun. When it’s causing dry, itchy skin, though, it becomes a serious pain. Because let’s face it – whether you’re dealing with a parched face, scaly legs, or rough elbows, dry skin can be really uncomfortable. But when you find yourself with dry skin on your scalp, it’s not just about discomfort – it can be embarrassing too. I mean, no one wants unsightly white flakes on the shoulders of their coat, sweater or shirt, right? So if you’re battling a dry scalp this winter and want to get rid of it as quickly as possible, here are some key tips for maintaining a healthy scalp no matter how cold it might be outside. 1. Find the Cause When your scalp starts to get dry, itchy, and produce those hard-to-miss flakes, you probably suspect dandruff. But dry scalp and dandruff aren’t the same thing – and dry scalp is usually more common. It occurs when the skin lacks moisture, while dandruff is a fungal condition. Both can cause itching and dry flakes, but the flakes associated with dandruff tend to be larger, yellowish in color, and greasy. With dry

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Styling Tips for Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, you know the frustration of trying to style your hair. Curls never stay curly for long and your hair can turn limp, lifeless and greasy in an instant. Here are some tricks on getting the hair you want more easily: 1. Cleanse your scalp properly. Shampoo your hair only at the roots and the scalp. If you shampoo the rest of your hair thoroughly, it will only dry out your hair. Flip your hair over in the shower and scrub your scalp. 2. You may not even need conditioner if your hair gets very oily, but if you like a little conditioning, use only a little and avoid the scalp. Too much conditioner at your roots can weigh your hair down. 3. Use a volumizing mousse. Look for one with no synthetic fragrances but one that is hydrating with essential oils. This will hydrate and protect your hair and give you the volume you crave. Also experiment with light hairspray and teasing to give your hair a boost. 4. Use your products wisely. Use a volumizing mousse on damp hair a few inches away from the scalp, work through the ends and then use a

Tricks To Make Your Highlights Last

Getting highlights can definitely step up your look. Yet, they do require a level of commitment and most stylists recommend getting a touchup every 8 to 10 weeks. However, if your hair grows fast or you don’t have enough cash to head to the salon that often, it can be a tough style to maintain. Here are some tips on maintaining your highlights for a longer period of time. 1. Ask for balayage instead of foil highlights. If you get foils, you will have to get a touch up much more often because you will see the roots sooner. Balayage is a painting technique that looks more natural and grows out in a less noticeable way than foil highlights. If your stylist will only do foil highlights, ask them to soften the color at the roots so it won’t look as harsh as your hair grows. 2. Try ombre. If you want low maintenance highlights, ombre is great because it keeps the lightness at the bottom of your strands and will be less noticeable as it grows out. You won’t get the dreaded roots. Ask for a subtle ombre if you’re afraid of a harsh look. Also, stick to a