'Tis the season for holiday shimmer and shine — even for your hair. In our latest Bella Beauty Bite, check out three different ways you can add sparkle to your hairstyle — at home — with Alterna Glitterati Shimmer Spray, Glisten Hair Accessories, and Hair Tinsel.
For sensitive skin, using organic, natural shampoos can be one way to cure dry, itchy scalp. Here are some tips on what to look for when shopping for an eco-friendly hair product: make sure it's free of chemicals like SLS and parabens. Our BellaSugar editor Annie also recommends using Tigi Love Peace & The Planet - it's Eco Awesome!
When it comes to beauty products, how much does brand loyalty play a part in your choices? My shower can look like a mini-drugstore due to the line of work I'm in, but when it comes down to it, I tend to stick with one brand of shampoo, conditioner, and styling products for my hair. As for makeup, it's a colorful mishmash of department store and bargain finds with a little of everything in between. What about you? Do you tend to mix and match your skin care? Are you mad for Maybelline? Cuckoo for Kérastase? Tell us all about it.
Be the first one to showcase these beautiful hair trends this fall and winter. Head & Shoulders celebrity hairstylist Ben Skervin is at the forefront of hair fashions and has some great trends to be ahead of the game.
Long and Beautiful
A big trend is long hair with body and soft, natural waves. For straight hair this can be achieved by using a large barrel curling iron. If hair already has a natural wave, leave it to dry on its own and apply a light mouse that will enhance the texture. Another easy way to achieve this look is to do two loose braids while your hair is damp. Let them dry, and when you undo them you will have soft and beautiful waves.
TIP: Use Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky system to ensure that hair is moisturized.
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For years I've admired the sleek, minimal packaging of the Modern Organic Products haircare line from afar. But I finally got around to trying one of MOP's styling products—specifically, the C-System Styling Conditioner—and now I'm enamored. I typically think of leave-in conditioners as something you only use occasionally, but this soft creamy lotion is a great everyday styling tool. Made from organic and food-derived ingredients like orange, it's packed with Vitamin C and light on the mysterious chemical ingredients you see in most styling products.
You can use it in place of conditioner, but I prefer to rub the water-activated formula into towel-dried hair to define my waves and keep my hair from looking frizzy as it dries. Plus, it never feels sticky or gooey, and you only use a dab, so the tube lasts forever. Buy it for $12.99 here.