The perfect blowout is one of those things that can seem just oh so elusive. But the truth is that with the right products, you can achieve a salon-quality blowout at home . . . no joke. The Drybar VIP Pack ($25) lets you do just that. The kit contains the perfect trifecta of blowout products: Drybar's Southern Belle mousse, Money Maker hair spray, and Detox dry shampoo, which, when used together, can help you create (and maintain) the easiest at-home blowout ever. Use a small amount of the mousse on your wet hair before you dry with a round brush, and set your look with the hairspray. Then, as your blowout starts its downward slump, spritz on some of the dry shampoo to revive it. And did we mention the products are travel-sized? That means that even a trip home for the holidays will be full of blowout glory. Your mother will never complain about your hair again. Your boyfriend? You're on your own with that one.
We all wash our hair, but did you know there's a right way to cleanse your strands in the shower? Learning how to properly wash your hair will have a tremendous impact on the bounce and brilliance of your locks. While most hairdressers recommend about a five-minute wash three to four times a week, we're willing to bet that most of you do something more like a one-minute wash, if that! Frederic Fekkai, Ted Gibson, and Leonor Greyl all believe that healthy hair requires proper maintenance and begins with a healthy scalp. They are all also huge believers in the cool rinse. Learn the proper steps to hair washing when you keep reading.
Move over, beauty products that are scented to sickeningly sweet levels. Klorane's Centaury Extract Shampoo ($13) smells like a lush field of flowers sans the headache-inducing effects. While it's actually a shampoo to help brighten gray and white hair, I — a brunette with just a few grays here and there — had no qualms about using it to enhance my natural color overall. Sweet with a floral undertone reminiscent of honeysuckle, this hair cleanser gently washes while giving strands a subtle dose of volume. Hair is left soft, lightly conditioned, and shiny. If only all hair products could smell this divine.
Shampooing is a daily ritual for most, which is why we love a good drugstore find when it comes to hair cleansers. Whether you're looking for color protection, frizz control, or even volume, there's an affordable option out there. Click through to see our top 10 wallet-friendly picks.
Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser (or in this case her bath-giver) knows for sure! Moms can spend a fortune trying to replicate the hair color they sported as kids, but rarely does it look as natural as it did all those years ago. While children have been cited as the cause of gray hair for many mamas, it's the baby's hair color that Le Bébé Coo is targeting with its Color-Enhancing Tear-Free Shampoos ($22). Available in blond, brunette, or red, the baby and tot shampoos use natural ingredients like aloe leaf juice, coconut, and chamomila to "bring your child's natural hair color to full life." The paraben- and sulfate-free formulas are also said to cut through pool chlorine, which can turn light-haired tykes' tresses green. Maybe it's just us, but isn't a baby's hair color beautiful just the way it is? Or could your child's mane use some support?
Shampoo can be your hair's best friend . . . or arch nemesis. If you don't pick the right formula, then this shower staple can create frizz, dried-out hair and kill color. Never fear. There are a few things you can look for whether you have the coarsest curls or the finest of strands. Find out how to decode the shampoo jargon when you keep reading.
If you've experienced dull hair, limp strands, or a flaky scalp, it might not be just because of the weather. It turns out all these issues can be caused (and solved) by the way you're shampooing your hair. Celebrity colorist Beth Minardi breaks down the dos and dont's of washing your hair step-by-step when you keep reading.
Most people consider the shampoo bowl the beginning of your weekly hair care regimen. But there are things you can do before you wash to achieve longer and more vibrant locks. Get some pre-'poo ideas from celebrity colorist Beth Minardi when you read more.
Kinky hair should come with an advisory: fragile when wet (and dry). Getting in the shower can be overwhelming when caring for thick hair, but it is also a crucial point that will determine how well your style turns out, because curls are at their bounciest and longest when wet. Celebrity hairstylist Diane Bailey shares her tips for achieving the perfect wash, no matter your hair type. Read more for the simple steps.
The reason? Natural oils provide shine and protection, therefore making the hair look healthier and more radiant. And by busting out of the shampoo-each-day routine, you'll likely even notice that your hair styles even better with its natural oils intact. Additionally, since oil production reduces with aging, you'll also likely notice you won't even have to wash nearly as often with each passing birthday.
Skipping the shampoo step every day, however, "doesn't mean you have to be unhygienic," Ryan explains. In fact, you can still get it wet and add styling products as needed. "I sell a lot of dry shampoo," he quips. So just think: a few weeks back we all scoffed after discovering a video from the 1950s suggesting that women wash their hair every other week. Although that may be a tad extreme, maybe they were on to something with their anti-rinse, -lather, and -repeat mantra.