Your go-to easy summer hairstyle doesn’t have to be a pulled back pony. Tousled beachy waves are a summer style staple for a reason–it looks great on almost any hair length and it is easier than ever to get right.
There are different ways to this look. You might want your waves to be big, voluminous and vavava-voom waves or you might prefer something a bit closer to the head and somewhat tamed. Maybe the look you want is something in between. Depending on your hair type, your personal style preferences and your mood that day, you’ll need to experiment a bit to make sure you achieve the beachy-waves look of your dreams.
It can be as effortless as spraying your
This week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY is a four-pronged hair collection. From Fat Hair, we have Shampoo, Conditioner, Amplifying Blow Dry Spray, and Leave-In Conditioner & Styler (total value $28.96).
Fat Hair “O” Calories is all about products that transform fine, limp, lifeless hair into gorgeous thick, full locks instantly without wax or unwanted buildup.
This beauty giveaway includes:
Fat Hair “0” Calories Thickening Shampoo: sulfate-free formula that blends natural extracts and proteins in a lightweight shampoo. This is the first step toward thicker, stronger, fuller hair
Fat Hair “0” Calories Thickening Conditioner: an ultra-lightweight formula that transforms fin
Ah August. It’s vacation time—that wonderful time of year when we can get away with not turning on the blowdryer, sporting beachy waves, wearing sleek ponytails and pulling hair up in cute top knots. But, for many of us summer, even late summer, can be a drag on our hair with uncontrollable frizz, fried strands and washed out color.
“For your hair, summer isn’t as much fun as it is for you. It especially suffers from sun exposure, so the less additional heat you apply, the better,” says Dr. Gary L. Marder, founder of Marder Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Here, we break down the season’s most popular hair problems and ways to keep them in top form
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS DRY HAIR NOURISHMENT & DEFRIZZER – I admit it – I am not all that fussed about certified organic products, but I appreciate that they have a place and I may be in the minority on this. It is not that I don’t like them – I am just not inclined to see them out over any other product or brand. I was on a whirlwhind trip to Stockholm for literally one day to do two presentations to about 200 plastic surgeons and arrived at Arlanda Airport early for my return flight. This is always dangerous for me because it is notoriously easy to get lured into buying stuff you don’t want or need out of sheer boredom. Now Arlanda looks a little like an IKEA nightmare – modern, sleek, lots of steel and light woods, oddly sterile as in “you can eat off the floor” kind of clean, and everyone speaks perfect English. I found this little brown dropper bottle from John Masters in the hair care section of the Duty Free shop, and since it was TSA friendly, I decided to try it. The combination of oils – rosemary, jojoba, lavendar, cedarwood and helio carotene smells nice enough and it is a leave in treatment. But unless I missed something, this is merely a mixture of oils with nothing more that smacks of hair care to me. Unless you have a fro like Beyonce is Austin Powers, I am not sure how you can really use this as a leave in treatment without having an oily residue on your hair. It can also be used as a booster for other conditioners but I would not be inclined to bother.
FINAL VERDICT – SYC (SAVE YOUR CASH) – Too expensive for what it is and not sure what it does, and all it did for me was to make my hair flat. If you are going to use it, use very SPARINGLY (the directions say 3 drops in your hands and rub together before applying to hair) and only on the ends to avoid greasy, stringy hair.
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