Wednesday, 24 September 2014

DIY: Deepika Padukone's Wispy Ponytail

At the promotional events for Deepika Padukone's recently released Finding Fanny, the actress was seen sporting a rather fancy hairdo. Though sticking to her standard Ponytail which she teamed with formal as well as casual attires, the interesting twist is what we liked!

So how can you get this look, just by following these simple steps.

All you need is a good fine tooth comb and a good enough rubberband.

Step 1: Tie a Ponytail, with the crown section of your hair left slightly loose.

Step 2: For the wispy look, try to gently create the effect with the back of the comb by pulling out a few strands only. Try not to overdo it, otherwise it may look too messed up.

Step 3: In case the look is too messed try to settle it dolwn by patting it down.

Step 4: Spray on some hairspray to let the chic-tress-look stay.

Team it up with a casual dress, tees and shorts or even formal wear. The modish look will add some edge and turn up the sexy factor by a notch!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Quick Solutions to Bad Hair Days

Let’s face it, with the kind of products available in the market, there’s just no excuse for a bad hair day anymore. Not even lack of time can get in the way, because products are meant to be quick fixes.
So we decided to list of a few common problems you may be facing, depending upon your hair type, and the kind of products you should be using.

Curly woes:
If you have curly hair, chances are you face problems with your hair falling flat, without that bounce that looks great with curls. Either that, or your hair frizzes up like an afro you never asked for. In any case, it’s nothing a little curl definig spray or mousse won’t cure. Bed Head by TIGI makes a whole range of curl enhancing products, from a hi-def curl spray, to an extreme curl mousse and even curl recall cream, if you feel like softening your curls down without the lankness.

Flat strands:
We all face the situation where we simply do not have the time for a wash an blowout, much less for a flat/curling iron. And so we’re left with flat, lank hair that refuses to look anywhere close to glamorous. Solution? Volumising products. If you’ve an event to go to, maybe a rushed after-work party, rub some label.m’s Resurrection Style Dust into your roots. It’s perfect for a bit of backcombing to get a little bouffant on top, after which pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail. For an easier option, you can simply use a volumising spray on your roots.

Second day issues:
We all have them, because we can’t all wash our hair every single day. And so you’re left with that bit of middle ground before your next hair wash where your hair isn’t quite up there with the best. Second day = most common bad hair day.
Solution: Dry shampoo! If you haven’t heard of this yet, you’ve been living under a rock. But you’ve been caught up to speed now: Just spray some/rub some dry shampoo into your hair to add some much-needed life! We love the TIGI Rockaholic Dry Shampoo and the Fresh Start Smoothing Dry Shampoo by Tresemme.

Especially in the monsoons, a bad hair day constitutes frizz and a lot of it. Lucky for us, we’ve got serums and detanglers to take care of that! If you have curly hair, use a detangler – you can try Paul Mitchell’s Lite Detangler. Finish up with a frizz control serum before you leave your home. We love Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum – it’s light and it smoothens flyaways.

Now these are all the common problems, but as we know everyone has their own specific set of them! What’s your biggest hair woe? Let us know in the comments section! There will most definitely be a product for it!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

5 Ways to maintain that perfect ‘do in the rains

The monsoons in India come with a host of hair problems – especially for women with curly hair that’s hard enough to maintain otherwise. We recently gave you a couple of monsoon hair tips (read them here and here), but what about when you’re already for a night out on the town, and your hair just refuses to stay in place? We always need ways to maintain that perfectly straightened or curled hair.
Whether you have straight hair or curly, long or short, come monsoons the perfectly coiffed look only works indoors – once you step out of your house, yours curls go lank and the perfectly straightened strands go frizzy.
Here are a few ways you can prepare for and maintain the perfect hairstyle on your night out:

1. Plan ahead:
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If you know you’re going to be heading out on a particular night or for a particular event, don’t wash your hair on the same morning. Wash it the night before. A good wash will make your hair light and soft, which is great in any other season, but in this season it only make your hair more prone to frizziness. Notice your freshly washed hair getting a bit fluffy as you step out in the rains? That’s the moisture in the air lifting it up.

2. Go natural:
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You’ve probably heard this one before, but the best thing to do is to let your hair be. Of course, this works best if your hair is naturally straight or slightly wavy. Don’t go curling that hair for no reason! If you’ve also managed to get your curls under control with some well-selected shampoo and conditioner, try your best to not bother them with a straightener.

3. Go overboard on products:
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As we mentioned in the first paragraph, light hair is your enemy this season. When you’re styling your hair for an event (remember to wash the night before), bring out every product in your arsenal. We’re talking style extenders, hairspray, you name it. The idea is to weigh your strands down with product so that they can’t frizz up. Of course, be careful on the amount of product you use and how you use it – you don’t really want to end up with stiff, greasy hair.

4. Stop combing through:
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We’re all in the habit of combing through our hair with our fingers. Whether you realize it or not, most women tend to run a hand through their hair quite frequently. When you step out in the rains this may seem like a good idea, in order to keep your hair from getting too fluffy, but you’re actually making it worse. The natural oils in your fingers and palms simply add to the moisture in your hair.

5. Put it up:
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The simplest solution is to use a style extender and then carefully tie your hair up, perhaps in a neat chignon or a French braid, then spray it with hairspray. If you prefer a more casual style, you can try a neat topknot – the messy ones will only get messier the more time you spend outside. Don’t forget to use enough bobby pins and seal the deal with holding products!