Curly-haired women know: hydration is the key to achieving defined ringlets and waves. Let Moroccanoil's intensely conditioning and frizz-reducing Curl Defining Cream ($32) be your hair's secret weapon. While you can apply this product on wet hair with a diffuser, another way to use this argan oil-rich product is to refresh second-day strands. For thicker hair, try twirling it into individual curls after spritzing with water. And for waves, scrunch the cream in with your fingers, resetting your style with a diffuser. A little bit goes a long way with this cream, but if you use too much, spray hair with water to avoid a weighed-down finish. If you have a sensitive nose, this floral-scented cream might not be for you. But fragrance lovers will find that thanks to its high-sillage effects, this scented cream might even replace their perfume.
All the women in Melissa Macedo's family have long hair — including her identical twin sister! So when this young musician decided she was ready for a big change, an edgy new 'do seemed to be the way to go.
Since cancer runs in her family, Melissa opted to donate her hair to create a wig through Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program. Though nervous about her life-altering look, she's thrilled to have the chance to empower a woman who is fighting cancer. Watch this video to see Melissa "cut" a brave new niche for herself — and see her lookalike sister Michelle's reaction!
Don't forget to visit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Facebook page to learn more and explore the many ways you can get involved. Plus, meet other women like Melissa who are taking the Beautiful Lengths Pledge!
Elizabeth Banks pulled a perfect 10 at the premiere for Pitch Perfect last night. Sporting a perfectly tousled faux bob, Elizabeth proved that playing around with your hair length is a fun and stylish way to experiment with your look. Pair this coquettish style with a smoldering smoky eye for a bit of sweet-meets-sexy, and get the complete hair how-to when you read more.
We are thrilled to share the first answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Since we're in back-to-school mode, this week we're focusing on education and women's health. Here's the first lady in her own words:
"Fall is officially here, and like a lot of parents around the country, Barack and I are feeling a little sentimental about our girls getting another year older and starting a new grade at school. I can tell many of you are feeling the same way, because I got a lot of questions this week about issues affecting our kids, from education to health care. So, this week, I'll answer some of those — and maybe a couple others as well."
Read on for Michelle's answer to PopSugar reader Ashley Goodman's question. Ashley asks, "What does the president plan on doing in order to help ease some of the financial debt for students?"
We are still taking questions! There are three ways to participate:
We're so excited to hear what's on your mind and to speak to First Lady Michelle Obama together.
Prada, Gucci, Armani, Missoni, and more: Milan is where some of fashion's most stunning looks hit the runway. That goes for beauty, too, and Spring 2013 had plenty to entice. Severe parts, fluorescent lips, and metallic eye shadows were everywhere, making for an extremely versatile beauty season in Italy. Click through to see some of the top hair and makeup looks from Milan Fashion Week.
It's your last day to join the POPSUGAR Must Have box subscription for September! What better way to celebrate the beginning of Fall, Fashion Week fun, and back-to-school excitement than by treating yourself to the POPSUGAR Must Have box? It was so much fun to reveal our awesome August box after all the shipments went out, and we're ready to do it all over again!
Every month, Lisa Sugar and the POPSUGAR staff will curate an exciting box full of fun, must-have products from fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness, and more. Our customized box will include tried-and-true classics, celebrity favorites, and brands you've yet to discover — all delivered right to your door. We're thrilled to share all our picks with you. Learn more and join POPSUGAR Must Have now!
It's said that two wrongs don't make a right, but a new study found that one virus could possibly wipe out the bacteria that causes acne. That's a win-win situation. Today the online journal mBio released research that isolated P. acnes bacteriophages from the noses of 11 volunteers. This virus has the potential to kill the breakout-causing bacteria P. acnes.
"Phages are programmed to target and kill specific bacteria, so P. acnes phages will attack only P. acnes bacteria but not others," lead study author Laura Merinelli told Medical Daily. "This trait suggests that they offer strong potential for targeted therapeutic use."
This discovery comes at a time when P. acnes is becoming immune to certain lab-made antibiotics. Even better, phages already exist on the human body naturally. Soon you could pick up a phage-filled cream that will treat zits without side effects. Researchers are also working with an enzyme, endolysin, within the phages that could eat away the cell wall of P. acnes bacteria in minutes. Now that is truly zit-blasting technology. (We'll take a lifetime supply, please.)
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