Hair: making it happen

I got lucky… with my hair. For the most part, straight hair is accepted as “in style,” and I was “blessed” with pin straight hair. I say “blessed” in quotations because I hate it. My hair refuses to hold a curl. You can have the most expensive hair spray in the world and my curls will be gone within the hour. I have to sleep on curls to get them to last through the next morning. Needless to say, I also hate styling my hair! I rarely have to (since I got lucky with naturally straight hair), so I haven’t had much practice eon myself. I realized this and decided to do some research:

Sea Salt Spray: creates beautiful, natural looking waves. You can go buy fancy, enriched spray, or you can make your own. Now you might want a pad of paper to write this down: it’s water and sea salt. That”s it. The ratio will depend on your hair and how much you want to be able to feel product in your hair. More sea salt means more of a sticky hold. I prefer the David Babaii, but use both.

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Degreaser: aka dry shampoo. Styles often hold better when your hair is a little greasier because it can hold it’s shape and usually has less flyaways. But, we don’t want grease ridden hair when we’re going to the effort of style. Dry shampoo will nix the grease at the roots, without getting rid of the positive styling qualities that go along with second day hair.

 

Do’s and Don’t’s of Hair Care

Hair is a strong indicator of personal health and hygiene. It can be one of the first things people notice about you, and even unknowingly pass judgement on about you. Put your best hair forward by following the do’s and don’t’s provided below:

DON’T use heat excessively. In fact, avoid it like the plague. Dry heat on dry hair is ONLY harmful to your hair, stealing all the helpful oils your scalp produces to keep your hair healthy. As much as you can, let hair air dry, and avoid heat while styling. If you MUST use heat, use it sparingly, and never apply it to a section of hair for very long, especially on the ends, which are often already deprived of moisture.

DO trim your hair. Trimming does technically make your hair shorter. But it also eliminates split ends, which can travel all the way up the shaft, thereby minimizing shine. Healthy ends come from trimming!1147550330_2010_003_H_0011v6_4dd_xlarge

DON’T wash every day. Washing removes oil from our hair, so when oil becomes excessive, visible, etc., that’s a good time to wash! But no sooner, because those oils are also helpful to hair as stated above. Most people can go more than one day without shampooing, so try an “every other day” routine instead.

DO take your vitamins! Vitamins such as B12, C, and E are all vital to the health of hair. Taking these supplements, or “catch all” supplements such as Biotin or Hair, Skin, Nails can make up for any deficiencies that your hair may be facing.

More Style Ideas for Long Hair

 

 

Choose Bold Accessories

Decorate long locks with an eye-catching headband. The multiband gold version Nicole Richie is wearing here is from her House of Harlow 1960 collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bump Up the Back

Always a trendsetter, Sienna Miller works a creative half-updo. Part your hair down the middle and leave the front section loose and wavy. Tease the hair at your crown, then make a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add Major Shine

For hair that gleams like Emily Blunt’s, apply a light shine serum before and after blow-drying. Use a spray version if you have fine hair and be sure to keep the stuff away from your roots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake a Faux Bob

Selena Gomez’s style is easier than it looks: Simply pull sections of your strands up into itself and pin it with bobby pins underneath your hair. This creates that I-may-or-may-not-have-cut-my-hair effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go for a Ponytail

You can’t go wrong with a sleek ponytail, like Malin Akerman’s. To make it casual-looking, part your hair and then tightly pull it back, using a boar bristle brush to knock out any bumps for a smooth finish. Spray it with hairspray once you’re done polishing up your ‘do to keep flyaways at bay.

 

Style Tips for Long Hair

 

Go for an Easy Updo

Updos look sexiest when they’re not too “done.” Case in point: Hilary Duff’s falling-down style. To get it, leave your face-framing pieces down, then gather the rest of your hair into a low, super-loose chignon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhance Your Natural Texture

Blake Lively has some seriously sexy waves. Dampen hair from roots to ends with a texturizing spray before blow-drying, then wrap random sections around a 1-inch curling iron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep It Down with a Twist

Want Lauren Conrad’s boho look? Grab two thin sections a few inches back from your hairline, twist, and secure with pins at the back of your head. For her glossy waves, use a jumbo curling iron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep It Loose

Jessica Biel’s half-up style looks so sexy because it’s tousled and not too perfect. Rub body-building mousse through damp strands, blow-dry, then pull them back at ear level and secure with bobby pins.

 

Christina Aguilera’s Curly Long Hairstyle

Suitable for:
Face shapes: oval, oblong, square, diamond
Hair texture: thin, medium
Hair density: medium, dense

Styling:
Maintenance: high
Time: 30+ mins
Techniques: blow dry, curling iron
Products: mousse, wax, smoothing shine, lacquer

To style:

  • Apply wax
  • Part one side of your hair to the left
  • Use a large radial brush
  • Blow dry the hair
  • Use a medium curling iron
  • Curl the back, top, and sides of the hair
  • Piece the ends using wax
  • Lift  your roots using wax
  • Apply smoothing shine
  • Apply lacquer

 

 

Gwen Stefani’s Straight Long Hairstyle

Gwen is never shy about trying out daring new styles, and this look from the 2006 Billboard Music Awards is just amazing! This hairstyle is perfect for those after a look with edge. A professional stylist is recommended, as this could be quite tricky. Wanna try it? Here’s how:

Suitable for:
Face shapes: oval, oblong, square, heart, diamond
Hair texture: thin, medium, thick
Hair density: sparse, medium, dense

Styling:
Maintenance: high
Time: 30+ mins
Techniques: blow dry
Products: mousse, wax, sculpture lotion, hair spray

To style:

  • Have the sides of your hair smoothly pulled back
  • The hot roller should be set at one and a half our first
  • Curl and swirl the top section of your hair
  • Once it is curled, pin it in front

This style will hold well in all weather conditions.

Jessica Simpson’s Different Hairstyles

Wavy Long Hairstyle

This was a soft, sexy look for Jessica Simpson as she launched her new fragrance, Fancy. Her golden locks are:

Suitable for:
Face shapes: oval, round, heart, triangular
Hair texture: thin, medium
Hair density: medium, dense

Styling:
Maintenance: high
Time: 30+ mins
Techniques: blow dry, hot rollers
Products: mousse, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray

 

 

 

To style:

  • Apply mousse
  • Part the middle
  • Use a large radial brush
  • Use a blow dryer to kick out the back
  • Use a blow dryer to kick out the sides
  • Blow dry your bangs forward to the left
  • Blow dry the crown
  • Use large hot rollers
  • Apply rollers through the back
  • Apply rollers through the side
  • Apply rollers through the top
  • Piece the ends using wax
  • Lift your roots using wax
  • Apply smoothing shine
  • Apply lacquer

 

Jennifer Morrison’s Ponytail with Braid

 

Jennifer Morrison’s braid takes her ponytail to a whole new level. It’s sassy, chic, and can be worn at any occasion. Whether you’re heading to a casual or formal affair, this hairstyle will be perfect.

How to do it?

Part hair directly above one eye and working off it, make a braid taking sections from each side as you move back. Secure the braid with a clear nylon elastic band and wrap it around the base of the pony.

 

 

Get Charlize Theron’s Look!

 

The Australian actress is the face of Dior J’adore perfume. No doubt she is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Besides her spectacular physique, her style is one of the most sought after. Want to get her look? Here’s how:

Radiant Skin

To achieve perfect and dazzling skin, it is essential to use a foundation and a concealer the same color as the skin. Finally, apply illuminating powder using a natural hair brush.

Metallic Look

The key in metallic tones is to get a magnetic look. Use shadows in shades of bronze, silver, and gold. For the finishing touch, put  eyeliner and lashes. To achieve this, use a good mascara and curling iron.

Toasted Cheeks

To highlight the cheekbones, apply blush tone nicely toasted, blurring towards the temples.

Sexy and Juicy Lips

Apply a pink gloss on lips to get a spectacular mouth.

You should avoid

The bright colors and ornate style. The actress is known for her makeup and elegant understated style.

Professional Tips

To enhance the look and to add a touch of mystery, do not forget to outline the eyes with black pencil on the inside and out with finite trace. 

Complete the look

With a chic and glamorous hairstyle, for example. A semi-ponytail with gentle waves. 

 

 

Healthy Hair, Gorgeous Looks!

 

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Our hair is considered to be our crowning glory. Therefore, good pampering and maintenance is essential. Shiny hair exudes health and beauty. It will make any type of hairstyle appear more elegant and gorgeous. Healthy hair can reflect the light that reaches the hair strands compared to damaged hair.

To ensure your hair appear lustrous you need to make sure you are caring for you hair. We’ll give you some helpful tips.

 

 

  • Make sure you are using the right hair care products for you. Condition your hair as often as possible because your hair needs moisture to remain shiny. Use heat protection products if you are going out, or if using styling utensils.
  • Blow dry your hair on the cold settings to ensure that the hair doesn’t suffer any heat damage.
  • Do not apply any alcohol based products on your hair. Use water based products instead. This is because alcohol will only remove the natural oils from your hair.
  • Make sure you don’t clean your hair excessively. This will cause your hair do dry, even leading to dandruff.
  • Protect your hair from the external factors like cold, wind, and sun. Again, this may lead to irritation to scalp and dandruff.