Monday, 12 March 2018

3 Quick & Easy Office Hairstyles

Office is a place where one needs to look neat, formal and presentable. Therefore, Divo diaries has put together 3 such hairstyles that one can do while walking out of the door or in the car and still look uber chic at work.

The Bun Look
This look can be styled down for work or up for a special events and certainly in a number of ways. Start by forming a ponytail on top of the head and wrap it around a hairband to tie a knot leaving about two inches of hair loose. One can either keep it neat by using hair pins and apply serum to the loose hair or add a little drama by keeping it loose and messy.
It can be styled as a Messy bun, braided bun, low bun along with the above mentioned high knot bun. You could vary the position according to your preferences. One can apply a little gel to give it a wet look.

The Twist & Tie
It is the simplest and most elegant hairdo one can be sport with any office attire. Comb out your hair. Take out a middle or side partition, depending on your choice. Take two sections from both side and twist them a little. Now, tie them at back together with a pin. It gives you a mixed look neither too formal nor too casual. You can add braiding for a twist.

Basic Ponytail with a twist
Everyone relies on a ponytail at one time or another. All women swear-by this hairstyle in our moments of haste and emergency or under tremendous stress and have to admit it works every time. With this easy trick you turn the basic ponytail into a fancy one. Collect your upper half of the hair into a ponytail. Use a very small elastic band to secure. Now, separate a small section of your hair from both sides. Take the right side and push through a small hole beside your ponytail on the left. Repeat this for the other side too and you're done. Your pony will look smart and voluminous for sure!


These are our top 3 hairdo's for office. Let us know which one is your favourite or if you have something else on your list.
Divo Diaries

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Hair Care Tips Post-Holi

All set for the Holi weekend? Holi is super fun! However, the trouble starts post Holi. Getting rid of the colour and the dirt, especially from the hair is a daunting and a scary task. 

Following is some of the post Holi hare care we suggest.

1) Avoid using hot water to wash your face and hair. Replace it with lukewarm water instead. Soak funegreek seeds in four table spoon of curd and apply to the scalp for not more than 20-30 minutes.  

2) First, wash your hair with plenty of water and than apply a mild shampoo to get rid of the colour and dirt from your hair and then use a conditioner to lock in the moisture.  

3) One can also use some natural homemade hair packs to get rid of the damage and frizz. For example, after the wash, make sure that you apply lemon juice to the hair and scalp. This will restore the essential acid-alkaline balance in your hair. 

4) Apply hair oil after the hair dries. This is to ensure that the hair remains hydrated and does not loose its moisture. The added benefit is, applying oil will also nourish the scalp.

In case you've missed our previous post on pre holi care, here is a link to it:

Stay tuned for more such posts on hair care on DIVO Daries. Have a carefree Holi.

LoveDIVO Diaries xx

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Hair Care Tips Pre-Holi

The spectacular festival of colour, Holi is in a week and all the happiness will be a quaint memory when we women get down to cleaning our scalps and the messy tangles. It's a no secret, every woman hates it. Preparing for the fun day ahead is a great way to maintain the hygiene of the scalp and reduce any damage caused.

Here are 5 tips to save you from it:

1.Oil Massage: This idea is to prevent the colours from seeping into the skin. Make sure that you apply sufficient oil. A mixture of coconut oil & Castor Oil at room temperature is just right care. This will help your scalp and hair stay nourished and save your hair from dry chemical colours and easier to wash off later. If you have dandruff, use Olive oil or Coconut Oil/Amla oil. If the scalp is dry with no dandruff, you can also opt for mustard oil. 

2. Cover Your Hair: It is must for you to cover your hair by a bandanna or a cap as the direct application of colours will affect your hair. Covering the head/hair, helps to minimise the damage. You have to remember that it is not just colours that the hair is exposed to, but also the harsh sun. 

3. Cut Off Split-ends: It is must to chop off your split hair as the split ends would damage the hair further.

4. Avoid Shampoo: You must avoid shampooing a day before playing Holi. By following this your scalp will avoid loosing the essential oils present in the hair and on the scalp. It will be a natural way to avoid hair fall.

5. A Nice Hair Style: The trick is not to leave your hair open. You can either make a bun else choose to go for the braid as keeping the hair loose might weaken your hair by soaking more colour and damaging the scalp.

While Holi looks awe-worthy in most Bollywood songs, it is not quite so in real life. playing with colours is really fun, but getting rid of it- not so much. Our next post will cover post holi care.

Divo Daries

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hair Trends at Lakme Fashion Week

Fashion weeks world over are something fashion-istas really look forward to attending and
following closely. New trends in hair, make-up, apparels, and accessories all debut right here.
In India, we recently concluded the Lakhme Fashion Week 2018 and were left not just with great
memories and cool fashion ideas, but with some innovative hairstyles, too.
Have a look at the hair trends spotted at Lakme Fashion Week. We have put together a few hair
trends that caught our attention.

Braids have been there in fashion forever and were always an elegant choice. However,
the fashion drama around the braids was very interesting at LFW. We noticed some cool
variations to the classic braid. The loose messy braid, braids with the bun, braids with
thread extensions and braids as a face mask.
The Face Mask was most certainly eye catching and stole everyone’s attention on the
runway. If you are someone who likes to experiment and are open to trying out different
hair styles this is the one that can make a fashion statement or else maybe just wait till
Halloween to pull it by pairing it with a costume that compliments such a hair-do.



Hair Colour:
At LFW 2018, we came across a majority of bloggers, models and designers who
experimented with their natural hair color. Color’s that were absolutely magical and marked our
attention were Red and Blonde. Let us know which one would you try?


Sleek / Frizzy:
There are some hair styles that never look outdated. For us both the jaw dropping graceful sleek
hair back and the out of bed frizzy messy hair will forever be a hit. Off the two, we choose the drop
dead sleek hair back. What’s yours?


Side Swept Curls:
The side swept curls is total vintage and takes us back to 80’s. Side-swept soft waves accented by
minimalist makeup are such a rage right now. This is such a glam hairdo despite the simple
techniques required for styling it. It looks chic and edgy and an absolute thumbs up on our list to try this season.

Hair Accessories:
Every season we get to see some new hair accessories. This season we spotted the Juda pin,
Turban and our favorite flower wreath.
For all those who are getting married or have weddings to attend this spring/summer we highly recommend to try hairdo’s that are accessorized from elaborate flower crowns to delicate floral accents. Pretty and most definitely a head turner.



Let us know which is your favorite look and makes it to your list. Happy hairstyling peeps!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Beauty Buys Under Rs. 500/-

We all have a friend, cousin or that someone who is addicted to beauty products. Overall between hair, skin, and nails, there’s so much out there, it can get little overwhelming but certainly a fun and crazy experience. Valentines is a great time to shop and express care to the loved ones. If you are looking for a perfect gift to that lover of all things beauty related? Neat! this season, here at DIVO Diaries, we’ve got you covered! 
Here are 5 gift ideas under Under ₹ 500/- for that beauty addict and where to buy it from.

1 . DIVO Salonica Ceramic Cushion Brush + DIVO Bris Care Free

Every one wants a salon finish hair at all times. This brush is ideal for detangling, blow-drying and styling of all types of hair. The pneumatic pad allows for the bristles to gently penetrate the hair, thus reducing the pulling and breakage of hair. The brush also has a massage effect on the scalp. The best part of this brush is that it has a detachable plastic pic at the bottom which is used to make sections in your hair, while styling and blow drying. This comes with a free Bris Care which helps in cleaning all types of hair brush (Limited time offer). 

2. Maybelline New York Volume Express Hyper Curl Mascara

This is for the girl who loves that dramatic look. Long and voluminous eyelashes will add the drama to your personality and certainly a standout this festive season. It is easy to apply. The smooth brush avoids any sorts of clumping or clotting. It gives a very seamless look.

3. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

This lipstick comes in six shades. The colour is long lasting and takes care of the lip without making it very dry. Just in case, you’re looking for the perfect bold red, then we suggest you opt for ‘Missy and Fierce’ shade. It is apt for all skin shade and you will be ready for the perfect red pout.

4. NYKAA Glamoreyes Eyeliner Pencil

From subtle to sultry, create an array of eye looks with Nykaa GLAMOReyes eye pencil. Featuring high-impact colors, this smudge-proof and water-proof eye pencil glides on comfortably, without tugging or pulling. It’s long lasting and whats better than sultry and sensuous metallic eyes. 

5. Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links Eye Shadow

Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links Eye Shadow allows customising your palette as per your preference. Mix and match your favourite colours to create your own custom eye shadow palette. It glides easily without any tugging because of its smooth and soft texture. It comes in four finishes, matte to shine. It can be used for the subtle to bold make-up. Gift your best friend the shade she really loves. We personally are digging on the Gun Metal shade.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

HAIRCUT HACK: Choosing The Right Bangs!

Bored of the straight cut or layers? Are you daring enough to experiment with some bangs? Well, if you are having some trouble choosing one, we've got the perfect solution.

First and foremost identify your facecut!

It is of great essence to identify the facecut you have as this may help everytimje you get a haircut.

In order to make it easy, you can take an old lipstick and outline your face on a mirror. 

Primary Four

There are four dominting haircuts - Oval, Round, Heart and Square.

If you belong to the ones with a Square facecut the Eye Grazing Fringe is perfect for you. 

For the Heart Shaped ones, sideswept bangs work ideally well. 

Round Shape facecuts are the most common ones. The wispy bangs suit you best!

Oval shaped faces, you lucky thang! The freedom to experiment with any bangs are in your fortune. Wispy, Sideswept or Eye Grazing what's gona be your pick?

Monday, 16 March 2015

QUIZ: How Hair Obsessed Are You?

Do you decide your clothes on the type of hair day you are having?


Do you cancel plans if you are having a bad hair day?


Do you brush your hair more than five times a day?


Do yo keep tossing your hair from side to side?


Does it piss you off when your hair gets wet in the rain?


Do you spend ridiculous amounts of money on your hair treatment/spa/products?


You hate it when other people touch your hair?


Did you take this quiz because you know you are hair obsessed and just wanted to confirm it?


Maximum Yes:
Okay, so being hair obsessed is not a bad thing but if that's all you're going to be thinking or touching or doing or whatever it is. Then perhaps you need to stop, take a deep breath and look at other things in life that need all the attention and money. We get that good hair is important but obsession.. un-huh no way!

Maximum No:
It's great that you ain't hair obsessed but we really do hope you aren't ignoring those poor little tresses totally either. They do need some love, care and attention.