Monday, 11 November 2013

Frizz mistakes to avoid

Imagine, being perfectly dressed for the perfect date. Your favorite dress matched with your chic shoes and your only fear being humidity there to ruin your perfectly set hair.
Now say goodbye to humidity fear and say hello to beautiful, luscious locks with or without the humidity nemesis!

Just a few simple tips that can make your mane from gloom to gleam!

1.  Know your frizz product:
The best frizz product for straight or wavy hair is the Anti- frizz serum. For curly hair, you can opt for a more creamy solution. Avoid styling products as they contain a high amount of alcohol and alcohol can suck up moisture, leaving strands brittle.

2. Shampooing:
 A chief ingredient in most shampoos is sodium lauryl sulfate, which is an efficient cleanser. Hence, frequently shampooing your hair can leave your hair dull, dry and frizzy.

3. TIP: Try using shampoos that are sulfate free. Also, for fine hair, you can cleanse every other day and for thicker strands, you can go for a three days without a wash.

4. Blow Drying cries:
Frizzing of hair post Blow Drying your problem? Move from blow drying in your bathroom to the bedroom or wait for the fog to settle in the bathroom.  Don’t shut off the dryer until your hair is completely dry.

TIP: Styling your hair with boar and nylon brush can help seal and smoothen the cuticles. For curly hair try using your finger instead.

5. Towel- Dry:
Vigorously roughing up wet hair with a towel can damage the hair, especially the cuticle. But towel drying the hair is a better option but with gentler technique. Lightly pressing and squeezing out the water preferably with a microfiber cloth is advised.

6. Conditioning:
Unless you have extreme fine hair, make sure you use a deep conditioner and leave it in for five minutes so that it can penetrate and add moisture and gloss to your hair. Leave conditioners are the best for frizzy hair.

7. Avoid the Touch:
Try as much as you can to not run your fingers through your hair repetitively.  The more you lay a hand on it, the more you create the frizz

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Your Vintage Romance

How about you adorn your hair with a pretty accessory, but because you’re a young girl with a tight budget, the pretty accessory can be made from your own hair!

Rosette braided buns have always taken one back to the Victorian age of sweet summer romances. These are soft hairstyles with loosely curled hair that can be achieved with a big barrel curling iron.

                                Nicole Kidman Sporting a side rosette bun          Crown braid rosette wedding updo

The clothing line Rodarte that was founded by Kate and Laura Muleavy from California. 2013 saw their fashion show with an interesting line of clothing, but what caught even more attention were the Rosette braids that the models were seen sporting.

Here is the 5 minute hairstyle that can be work well your office or party look with equal grace. The style exudes an elegance that is effortless and is pretty effortless to ace as well:

You will require:

1.       A large barrel curling iron ( anything more than one inch will do)

2.       A heat protecting serum

3.       A few bobby pins to keep your hair in place

4.       Rubber bands that match your hair colour

5.       A style holding spray

Step 1:

Curl your hair with the curling iron after using the serum on the ends. Make sure that you always curl the hair framing your face away from it.

Step 2:

Part your hair from the centre. If you don’t like a centre parting, then make a side parting but don’t make it very deep

Step 3:

Make the basic three-strand braid on both the sides and tie them securely with elastic bands. Loosen the braids to create a messier look.

Step 4:

Join the two braids in with another elastic band to create a half up half down look.

Step 5:

Now separate a strand of hair and pull it above the elastics to use the style holding spray. No. to make the rosette, take this hair strand and the hair from the braids to twirl them into a loose bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins.

Step 6:

Create another three strand braid beginning from the bun and tug the parts of the braid a little to loosen it.

Voila! You’re a rock-chic princess now.

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