Hoodies, hats, and scarves could be wreaking havoc on your hair this season. But you can beat the unnecessary roughness with the help of a hydrating hair treatment. These aren't your average conditioners, though. We'll show you which moisturizing masks to buy — or how to DIY — based on your hair type.
Having long, straight hair means plenty of heat damage and inevitable static once the puffer coat comes out. But this season, I've finally found a way to nourish my hair without the added grease that easily builds up on my finer strands. Ojon Rare Blend Oil Rejuvenating Therapy Lightweight Texture ($35) has three lightweight oils: Tahitian monoi, jasmine, and the brand's signature ojon oil. Shake it up and add a couple drops to wet hair before you style for added protection. Plus, the fast-absorbing formula can even add shine and tame my hair's flyaways when it's dry. As a beauty editor who fears hair products, I think I've found my match.
Getting a magnificent head of hair can be as simple as spritzing on a dry shampoo. It was hard, but we narrowed down a few of the best: one new launch from the inventors of the accessible blowout salon Drybar, one that creates volume and lift, and one that even cleans your scalp. Yes, 'tis true. Not washing your hair was never as sexy at this.
Since it's truly hotter than July, I got real summer hairstyle ideas from Ojon stylist Tippi Shorter, who has hooked up the locks of Gaga, Rihanna, and one of my all-time favorites, Ms. Diahann Carroll. Why not drink a gallon of water, sit atop your AC, and try one of these styles?
The Untidy Side Braid, inspired by Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2010:
- Apply glossing cream to clean, damp hair to help prevent flyaways.
- Dry hair.
- Create a deep side part and direct hair to one side.
- Apply a conditioning paste/wax to mold hair.
- Start a French braid high on the head, keep it loose and casual by using three uneven pieces.
- Continue the side braid all the way to the bottom.
- Give the braid a slight shake to loosen it.
- Secure braid with clear elastic.
- Finish with shine spray.
Wow, time flies, huh? It's hard to believe that it's June already, but the calendar doesn't lie. For this month's must-have beauty items, I've rounded up a few things to simplify your grooming. From a tiny hair tool to a big ball of oil — you'll love it, promise — there's something in here for everyone.
Okay, seriously, how is it November already? It seems like it was just last week when we were gallivanting in warm weather, and now I'm already planning my Thanksgiving shopping list. Sheesh, time flies. But along with the Tofurky shopping, I'm going to be doing some beauty shopping for this chilly month. Here are my picks:
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New from Ojon are three Ritual Hair Kits. The kits consist of five travel-sized products tailored to the specific needs of various hair types. Each of the kits however do have one item in common: Ojon's best-selling Restorative Hair Treatment. This products is famous for rejuvenating dry, lackluster locks. I haven't tried it yet, but the word on the street is that once you use it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Also, each and every product contains pure palm nut oil to moisturize and add shine to the hair throughout the five-step ritual process. The three kits are:
- Nurturing Hair Ritual Kit for dry, damaged hair.
- Shine and Protect Hair Ritual Kit for dull or color-treated hair.
- Fortifying Hair Ritual Kit for fine, limp, or weakened hair.
All kits sell for $49.95 and a portion of the profits go toward helping the Miskito Indian Tribes preserve their traditional lifestyle and their rain forests. Whatcha think?