Greasy bangs are the worst! We’ve all been there before — have a great hairstyle, bangs are cut just right, and two or three days later your hair still looks great but your bangs are a hot mess. They’re sticking to your forehead like glue and the oil is making the hair stick together in huge chunks. They're lacking movement and bounce, and they just sit there. I hate when this happens. If my hair wasn’t due for a wash, I would pin it all back and wash only my bangs and restyle them. This task does not fit my lifestyle whatsoever. Who has time to always wash their bangs every couple days? I knew I had to get over my fear of dry shampoo. I use to view dry shampoo as something "dirty." Please, dry shampoo isn’t dirty at all; it’s quite the must-have hair product for the quintessential girl on the go.
See more of what Krissy has to say about dealing with greasy bangs, along with a review of a great $5 dry shampoo. And when you're through, why not start an OnSugar blog of your own? You might be featured right here on Bella, too.
I tend to make it to the gym pretty late at night, which means I'm not trying to waste time. And the locker room — IMHO — can be a major time suck. Over the years, I've found ways to speed up the process so I spend less time fussing in the locker room, and more time on the exercising. Need a little help in the time-saving department? Here are a few products that ensure the locker room isn't a black hole for your fitness fun.
- The proper lock. Since I'm big on misplacing keys, being responsible for a padlock key isn't the smartest choice. But combination locks are sensitive and can be a big waste of time — especially since the sequence of numbers is often confusing. The solution? A Wordlock. Instead of messing with numbers that need turning to the left or the right, all you have to do is spell out a word of your choice.
- Get organized. The women at my gym who take the longest in the locker room are the ones who throw their lives into their bags — and then onto the locker room benches! Instead of having to dig through your bag for your essentials, find a bag that has lots of compartments so you can organize, organize, organize! I also keep my toiletries in a separate bag so when it comes time to shower or freshen up, I can just grab it and go.
- A streamlined beauty routine. When you leave the gym as late as I do, showering isn't always an option. To keep my hair from getting gross, I pull it back in a ponytail and also wear a sweat-absorbing headband. If I need to freshen up on my way out, dry shampoo and body wipes can save me a good 20 minutes compared to a shower.
What products help you get in and out of the gym quickly?
Welcome to September, one of the most exciting months of the year for beauty and fashion. It's a time of new palettes, new products, and new trends that are sure to delight and get you in the mood for the cool weather to come. So what should you be looking out for this month? We've gathered 10 of our favorite ways to launch yourself into the new season stylishly.
A wise man once told me that he didn't believe in the walk of shame, because there's nothing for which to be ashamed. And while I agree with his sentiments, sometimes there's no avoiding feeling a little less than put-together after a fun night out. Since "unshowered and stale" isn't the kind of Facebook status update you probably want to have, I've put together a clever kit of products, all in sizes small enough to stay inconspicuous without cluttering up your purse. To find out more about these goods, just wave your cursor over each one.
Besides "What's your favorite color?" or "What type of food do you like?" perhaps one of the most-asked celebrity questions, particularly of the Tiger Beat persuasion, is, "What items would you bring to a deserted island?" In honor of Lost's final show on Sunday, as well as to pay tribute to the aforementioned age-old question, I've gathered together my top five favorite desert island beauty essentials. Check out the list now, and be sure to tell us yours at the end, too. (And no, it doesn't include a box of Dharma red wine, but perhaps it should, particularly for the antioxidant benefits, no?)
When you don’t have time to fully shampoo your hair, you could use baby powder, but that can leave an unsightly white residue behind. Here, two Sugar editors have some fun showing you how to keep your hair smelling fresh and looking clean in just seconds.
When you don’t have time to fully shampoo your hair, you could use baby powder - but why risk leaving white residue in your hair when you could use a dry shampoo instead? Throw this in your gym bag, office drawer or backseat to keep your hair smelling fresh and looking clean no matter where you are and where you’ve been.
I sprayed it in, brushed it out, and my hair looked more than fine. It looked quite nice, in fact. Later today, however, I ran my hand through my hair, only to come back with a ton of white powder on the tips of my nails. The dry shampoo had settled onto my scalp despite a thorough brushing. Gross. I also got paranoid that my hair looked all powdery, and spent a good portion of the afternoon trying to make my scalp as hidden as possible. I usually love a good drugstore version of more expensive products, but this time it just wasn't the same. I've also heard good things about several less expensive dry shampoos, and Psssssst has probably worked well for someone sometime, but that day was not today, and that person was not me. Better luck next time, Walgreens.
Now that warmer weather is approaching, is your scalp heating up, too? Perhaps your roots and/or bangs are oily, but your ends are just fine. That's when hair powders come into play. Not only do these oil-absorbing products help sop up excess sebum, they revitalize styles and assist in giving your hair a lift in the aroma department, too. Here are a few colored powders to ensure that you can focus on warm-weather activities, not your hair. Tip: While tinted powders are amazing at blending into your hair color sans white residue, keep in mind that they are tinted, so protect clothing with a towel or cape while applying.
- You won't have to shell out lots of dough for Salon Graphix Powder Shampoo ($8). This spray-on cleanser is available in three shades, plus one for the silver foxes out there, too.
- Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder ($19 to $35) comes in two sizes, and sprays on for a black, red, white, blondish, or brown finish.
- The cheekily-named The All-Nighter Styling Powder ($18) is available in six shades and helps create volume and texture in the hair. It's made from all-natural ingredients and lends a pleasant citrus smell.
- T3 Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25) helps promote healthy hair with vitamin B6, and is sold in light, dark, and auburn colors.