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Posted by 05.03.17

According to Clairol, 75 percent of American women color their hair. Whether concealing grays enhancing natural color with highlights or making a radical change at home or in the salon, it takes a bit of maintenance to keep color looking bright and vibrant. If you want to help your color last longer, take a gander at the products below, and don’t miss a few must-know color-extending tips…

The basics: Joico Color Infuse Shampoo and Conditioner ($15.99-$17.99)
These color-depositing duos keep brown, copper and red color bold and bright between salon appointments thanks to a unique technology that helps dyes stick to your strands through multiple washes. They also feature antio

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Posted by 12.31.12

The presents have been opened and the mistletoe stashed, but the holiday season isn’t over yet—and New Year’s Eve is here. Chances are your sparkly outfit is ready but what about your hair? Check out these tips for transitioning from 2012 to 2013 with belle of the ball style.

If you have longer hair, you are in luck; you can take the no-fuss approach to luxurious waves. Wear your hair in a braided bun during the day and when the clock approaches party time, take it out. Loosen up the braids with your hands and spritz with Sebastian Professional Trilliant ($19.95) to keep your hair shiny and your waves intact. Formulated with rock crystal extract, the product gently

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Posted by 07.02.12

Monthly beauty box subscriptions seem to be all the rage these days. In fact, there are so many on the market that you may be hard pressed to choose – and not all were created equal. One of the most well known subscriptions,  Birchbox, has stirred up quite a buying fever among consumers with its smart offerings, lean price and deluxe brands, but the landscape now is becoming much  more competitive.

So, how do you find the best beauty box subscription for you? Here is an overview and our reviews on the best of the best.

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K-PAK Reconstrx Vapor Iron

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Posted by 02.16.11

PRODUCT: K-PAK Reconstrx Vapor Iron

My hair can handle a lot of abuse. Or so I thought. After recently getting my hair colored, my boyfriend commented that the color looked great, but my hair looked very dry. And he was right – regular color and heat styling have taken a toll, leaving my ends brittle, dry and split. I can’t live without my flat iron – admittedly the source of much of the damage – so I jumped at the opportunity to try the K-PAK Reconstrx Vapor Iron ($159.95) from Joico, dubbed the first iron that reconstructs hair as it styles.

Claimed to decrease hair breakage by more than 40% and reduce color loss due to shampooing and thermal styling by 33.5%, the Vapor Iron is designed to reconstruct hair from the cuticle to the cortex. And I have to admit, the Vapor Iron visibly enhanced the condition of my hair. After a week’s use, it left my locks less dry and damaged.

Basically a steam iron, the Vapor Iron’s secret weapon is Vapor Fuel, the special solution used as the liquid in the steam. Vapor Fuel contains a blend of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, botanical moisturizers and featherweight silicones, which protect hair against free radicals, restore shine, hydrate and lock in moisture and seal the cuticle to eliminate frizz. With a healthier cuticle, color molecules reportedly stay in the hair longer.

The iron is compact and the controls almost hidden – but easily accessible after a few minutes of study. I never used a steam iron on my hair before and it took me a few minutes to adjust to the process. It is quite easy. The iron is sold with a small bottle of Vapor Fuel, which can be replenished for about $18. That is the Vapor Iron’s one caveat – it must be used with Vapor Fuel – which will have to be purchased regularly. But ultimately it is worth it. I’m a convert and will be tossing my other irons.


Would you buy it again? YES

Would you recommend it to a friend? YES


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