So you’ve had enough of salon visits to get your hair curled for special occasions? Do you feel irritated because of the hours and money spent on professional styling services? Well, it’s about time that you invest in the best curling iron and get shiny, beautiful locks right at your home. A curling iron is a woman’s best friend as it can help her transform her look in just a matter of minutes. While it is important to know the right way to use it, choosing the right kind of equipment is extremely important too. Here are some quick tips to help you with your first-time shopping around for the best curling iron:
It’s impossible to decide what to do with your hair on the best of days, let alone when a special occasion is approaching. If it’s your wedding day, your prom, or you’re just celebrating a big achievement, you want to do something special to your hair, but you’re not always prepared to deal with any long-term changes. If you want to give your hair a makeover for just one night, here are a few temporary solutions for you to explore.
Temporary short hair
Normally, you love having luxuriously long hair, and you’ve been very patient waiting for it to grow to the desired length. The last thing you want is to cut it, but sometimes you think an outfit would look better with shorter hair, or you just want it out of the way during a heatwave. Fortunately, you can achieve this look without trimming a single hair. The faux bob is an easy way to style your hair short, and no scissors need to get involved. At most, you’ll only need to search the house for every hairpin you own.
Temporary long hair
Whether you’re happy having short hair, or you’re impatiently waiting for it to grow, sometimes it’s nice to have a night of showing off your long shiny hair. This temporary miracle is easily achieved with clip in hair extensions, which are cheaper and less time consuming than getting a weave. There are extensions to suit every color, and style of hair, so all you have to do is style it the way you want. On the other hand, what’s the point in having long hair for a night if you’re not going to let it flow free?
Perhaps you’re usually very conservative with your hair color; if you ever think about dying it, you always stick with something close to your natural shade. However, if you’re going to a concert, a festival, or you have an epic Halloween costume in mind, then it might be the right time to get a little crazy with your hair color. If you don’t want to commit to having blue hair, however, then there are a few solutions. You could try colored hairspray so you can wash it out later, or use semi-permanent hair color to decide if you want to make the look permanent later.
Temporary big hair
Despite all the volumizing hair products you use, it feels like you keep walking a fine line between flat hair, or a frizzy lion’s mane. Some stylists recommend sticking with short hair or getting a blunt trim to make your hair look like it has more volume, but if you’re hoping for a memorable style for a special occasion then there are a few sneaky ways to add volume to your hair. Dry shampoo, back brushing, and plenty of hairspray at the roots will keep your hair elevated for the duration of the evening. It might also help to curl the roots for a little extra bounce.
- Braids, ponytails and down the middle (center) parts is what 2017/2018 is rocking in the hair department. There are variations of each style that are perfect for daytime and weekend appearances. Whether you have naturally straight, curly or wavy hair, these styles are sure to complete any look.
Begin your day with moisturizing your entire body. Our skin is the largest organ humans have. It is the body’s first line of defense. Part of your daily routine should always be to moisturize your skin.You should do this every night before bed and every morning when you wake up. There are all types of creams and lotions out there. Just make sure to go with hypoallergenic products. No one wants to sport a rash and all its symptoms.Coconut oil is a great alternative to nourish the body. It’s cheap, natural and will give your skin all the nutrients it needs. A little goes a long way. Start by taking about a teaspoon of the oil. The oil is solid, looks like wax. Melt the oil in the palms of your hands by rubbing your hands together.There should be enough for you to apply to your body and face that won’t leave an “oily” residue. When you add lotions, creams, or oils to your skin, it acts as another layer that protects it. The more hydrated your skin is, the healthier it is for you and your body. Best to take care of it daily.
Once you have moisturized it is time to get ready for the day. If you woke up a little late and don’t have enough time to do your hair but it needs to be done, have no fear. There are simple styles that you can do on the go.
A ponytail is always a go to. Spice it up by taking a strand from under the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie. Take a pin and secure the end.If you have a ribbon, instead of using your own hair, wrap the ribbon around the hair tie. Start with the middle of the ribbon. Make sure that both ends of the ribbon are behind the ponytail and make a knot.
If you don’t have a bobby pin on hand. Put your hair into a high ponytail. This look is great if you wake up late but still want to look chic. You could just leave it like that. But if you have thick hair, I recommend that you take the ponytail and loosely braid it to the ends. Gently pull on each strand to attain more volume.
BraidsBraids are great for the girl on the go. The traditional three-strand braid can save you a good ten minutes if you are running late. To accomplish the look, separate your hair into three strands.Take the strands and interweave them. Continue with the technique till you reach the end. Tie with a thin elastic band and out the door, you go.A popular trend seems to be the side braid. You would start at either the right or left side of your head and continue till you reach the desired length. If you braid on both ends you can meet the two braids at the center integrating them and continue down.
Another variation of this look is to tie the combined braid at the base of the neck. This hairdo is great for the office or Sunday brunch.
FishtailFor the ladies who have more times on their hands. The fishtail is another great braid you can do. You begin with two strands that cross over one another. It should start out looking like a downward V.
As you continue, take smaller strands from each side and incorporate it to the original strands and repeat the process. For a more relaxed look. Start the braid from the side, going around the base of the head, and let it rest on the opposite shoulder.
A sleek look that you can rock, is parting your hair down the middle and straighten it. So unassuming and lustrous. If you have naturally wavy hair you could forgo the straightener and touch up some loose ends with a curling iron. This look transitions beautifully from day to night.
The messy bunFor ladies with thinner hair, it can be difficult to get the look. Start off by putting your hair in a high ponytail. Start teasing your hair till you get the volume you want.
Then loosely wrap the ponytail around the hair tie, take the end and tuck it under the bun you created and pin it. Use hairspray to complete the look.
ChignonThe chignon is a classic look that can be done in seconds. Take your hair and make it into a knot at the nape. Secure the bun with bobby pins. Use hairspray to keep any flyaway hair in place.
Putting half of your hair up is another common look that does not take up time. To make it more elaborate, try taking a large strand in the middle and teasing it. Use hairspray to hold. Twist a large section of hair from both sides to meet in the middle. Pin all together and smooth out any frizzies.
Parting your hairIf you don’t have the time or the patience for hair ties and bobby pins, play with what you got. Simply parting your hair down the middle and adding a little product will go well in today’s bohemian culture.Try parting your hair on different sides. For a little more texture without any heat. Add some mouse to your hair and crunch. Let air dry.
For beach waves, put your hair into a loose bun after the shower. Leave it in for half an hour or at least until it dries. Let down hair and boom. Effortless waves.
With all these different styles, you can add accessories to kick it up a notch. Flowers, ribbons, and even costume jewelry can turn any dull do into a must do.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.Author Bio: Sally Mitchell began her career as a makeup artist, and after receiving a diploma in Clinical Dermatology decided to combine her passions for makeup artistry and skincare becoming a licensed beauty professional. Now she shares useful skin care and beauty tips with readers of the http://lumeskin.com/ blog.
- Prom night is one of the most long-awaited and memorable events in a high school girl`s life. Every girl wants to look perfect this night. Everything has to be right: dress, shoes, manicure, makeup and of course, hair. To choose the suitable hairstyle for the prom isn’t so easy task. Here in this article, the best prom hairstyles are collected for short and long hair. So you certainly can find the most beautiful hairstyle for your prom night.
Hottest Prom Hairstyles for Short HairIt`s so handy to have short hair in everyday life, but at prom night every girl wants to be the queen and to have a luxurious look. How to get such brilliant result if you have short hair? Oh, it`s so easy! There is a rich choice of short hairstyles for prom. The main thing here is to pay attention to the shape and precious of short hairdo. Look at the best short hairstyles which necessarily inspire you.
Pixie, bubble ponytails, braids and of course, bob hairstyles are the main trends for prom night in 2017. Adding different accessories to your cut will seem trendy.It looks very effective to make bubble ponytails on short hair. Such style will single you out the crowd and make your image bright and unforgettable at prom. It looks amazingly pretty as well on the rainbow hair as on natural one.
Small and loose braids make the hairdo elegant and chic. It`s important to choose the right color or colors for your cool hair image.
Bob hairstyle often combines well with updo, braids or bubble ponytails as you can see above and it.
Delightful Prom Hairstyles For Long Hair
The key trend of 2017 is the natural look in everything including the hairstyle. The most fashionable long hairstyles are loose updos and little messy updos. Of course, any braiding remains actual this year, too.
For more chic look you can add some accessories to your hair.
But remember the main rule for your prom – choose such hairstyle which not to make you look too adult!
- To take better care of our hair there are tools that should be a necessity for our beauty routines. These beauty tools can be used for all hair types whether straight, curly, short, long, relaxed, and natural or colour treated hair. With the use of these tools in our daily hair routine, we can achieve a variety of hairstyles and our hair routine becomes easier. Check out these essential hair tools:
Satin Cap/BonnetIf you are a natural and love to do wash n’ go one way to maintain this hairstyle during the nights is by wearing a satin bonnet. The satin bonnet helps to keep the hair together and not squish it down during sleep. The satin bonnet also helps the hair to retain moisture much longer.
Satin PillowcaseSleeping without head wrap can be harmful to our hair especially if sleeping on a cotton pillowcase. Satin pillowcase helps to retain the moisture in your hair and helps to prevent breakage while we sleep.
The spray bottle can be used to refresh any hair style. One of the main purposes of a spray bottle is to mix other products/ingredients together to create your own DIY leave in conditioner etc.
Wide Tooth CombUsing a wide tooth comb better helps to detangle the hair especially during wash days. I love to use wide teeth comb while I use conditioner in my hair.
Afro Pick CombThis specially designed comb can be used to add volume to the hair by picking the hair in an outward motion. By ‘picking’ it makes the hair/curls fuller and fresh.
Hair Clips/Hair Claw ClipsHair Clips are great for separating and grasping hair ends. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I use these to separate my hair prior to styling so that my hair can be easily managed and during showers to avoid my hair ends from getting wet.
These pins can be used to create numerous amount of hairstyles as they are great for pin-ups, updos and so much more. They are often affordable and come in handy all the time.
Applying oils to the scalp can become messy especially with it running and dripping all over the place. The applicator bottle allows you to moisturize the scalp precisely by putting the tip to the scalp. If you have a variety of oils like the sweet almond oil, Jamaican Black castor oil etc. and would like to use all at once then the applicator bottle is perfect for mixing oils together. It also comes with a measurement scale to guide you on the amount of product that has been placed in the bottle. The applicator bottle is also great for other DIY techniques and hair dye mixtures.
Plastic Processing CapsIf you are looking to deep condition or steam your hair then a plastic processing cap should be the best fit for this job. Some will substitute it for a plastic sack. Plastic Processing Caps helps to retain the moisture while treating the hair.
Shower CapsWearing a shower cap during taking a shower prevents your hair from getting wet and helps to retain your hairstyle.
Wig or Head Wrap
Microfiber TowelUsing a microfiber towel helps to dry the hair without the use of heat. I use the Turbie Twist after my wash routine instead of opting for a hair dryer.
DiffuserSometimes we wash and style the hair but when it is ready for the take down in the middle or some sections of the hair is still wet/damp while the ends may be still dry. This can be experienced if we use roller sets, do flat twist etc. A diffuser helps to dry the hair from the root to ends without interfering or making a mess of the already done hairstyle. I love to use my diffuser especially after doing a wash n’ go hairstyle.
Denman BrushThe Denman Brush helps to define the hair’s natural curls. I recommended using it during to process of achieving a well-defined curled wash n’ go hairstyle.
Great for brushing edges in place and helping to lay hair. A toothbrush can also be used as a substitution for laying edges.In Conclusion
I hope that I have provided you with enough information to find a hair tool that suits your hair type. Also, this should help you with finding the right tools to maintain and style your hair. If there is a specific tool that you love or a substitution that I did not mention. Please share in the comment box below.
A person’s hairstyle says a lot about their personality and image. Therefore, it is good to not stick to a plain hairstyle. Now, whether your hair is long, short, or mid-length, you can do everything to make it look fabulous. You just have to resort to certain techniques on how to make it so much beautiful. For short and mid-length hair, it can be a little bit tricky, but anything is possible. Remember that sporting a short hair is always pretty and it gives you confidence. Take all the hairstyles that will be featured in this article and prepare yourself for a new you!As you know, there are different types of hair length. There are long, medium long, short, mid-length, and shoulder-length. Which hair length type does your hair belong? If your hair is mid-length or short, then you’re probably aware of how difficult it is to find some great hairstyles to fit your taste. Apparently, when you have a long hair, you can always do different hair tricks and stylings. But if your hair is short, you are always in for a challenge. Worry no more, because below are the hairstyles for short and mid-length hair that you might want to try and soon show off.For short length:1. Modern hairstyle with wispy edgesThe wispy edges in this hairstyle are the ones that make the overall look of the hair fresh, fabulous, and youthful. This is a good hairstyle idea for women who are fans of modern bob. If you decide to opt for this hairstyle, instruct your stylist to make the wispy ends appear more natural.2. Pixie cutThis is one of most opted hairstyles for short-length hair. It’s because it’s versatile and it makes the wearer look young and sophisticated at the same time. When styling your pixie cut and making it look more feminine, blow-dry your bangs to the side by using a small round brush. According to hairstylist Tim Rogers, “Wearing the bangs soft and side-swept can help minimize a square jaw and make a shortcut look less severe.” Also, if your hair is a brunette, you can color it into blonde to also give a lighter look which makes it girlier.When you want a more glamorous look, go for this hairstyle. The swept up look always creates a bit of sophistication. It is especially a great option when you go to a formal occasion. To make it more regal, add some volume into it by sweeping the strands to a side and gel the sides back.4. Classic angled bob
Most celebrities opt for this hairstyle because of its classic 70’s appeal. It exudes a Marilyn Monroe personality which makes you look more daring. To perfect this hairstyle, soften the wedged layers at the sides with a curving-in shape. This will make your lips and chin appear prominent and a little bit seductive.For mid-length hair:1. Mid-length hairstyle with defined locksThis hairstyle is simply one of a kind. The shiny tresses and silky finish are enough to make it eye-catching. You can add some oil to make it look smoother and shinier.Sporting this hairstyle makes you look alluring. The jagged edges are the ones that provide the main attraction, therefore it’s nice to also check this hairstyle out if you are on a lookout for some light hairdos. To bring out the beauty of your face, flip your front locks out. Also, do the same on the back of your hair.
A mid-length hair can be flirtier when you add some bangs and beach waves to go along with your overall look. This type of hairdo is great for every occasion. You can sort it in a formal event and bring out a red carpet look and at the same time, you can flaunt it on casual occasions.
4. Retro Bouffant Hairstyle
English actress Lily Collins once sported this hairstyle and it sure looked good on her. This hairstyle can be worn on many occasions. It gives out a classic and beautiful look. This hairstyle can be achieved by parting the hair between the center of your head and curling the ends of it. And to even match the beauty of your hairstyle, make your face look classier by also creating a cat-eye look on your eyes.The hairstyles that are described and shown above are fantastic choices when you want something edgy and unique. You can also add some shades and colors on your hair to perfect your look.Now you don’t have to stress out anymore about how difficult and challenging it is to choose hairstyles for your short length and mid-length locks. Beautiful hairstyles are everywhere! You just have to find out which one works out best for you.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.
Author’s bio: Hi, my name is Aubrey Ginsberg and I am the co-founder and editor of www.girlswithnaturalhair.com. I work as a professional graphic designer and blogger, but I have (as most of the women probably) a big passion for beauty & hair care.
AS I AM – Twist Defining Cream
I often like to do a flat twist on my hair which will result in a braid out after certain days. This is my go-to hairstyle. After putting my hair in sections, I take a small amount of the AS I AM Twist Defining Cream onto my fingertips and apply it to my hair, then I would proceed to twist my hair and twirl the ends in a spiral motion to get a more defined curl to my hair ends. The product glides onto my hair, moisturize, add sheen and help to retain the twist for several days.
After using the product as desired my hair had more curl definition, no flakes, product build-up, or frizz. I noticed that I had a small film of product on my fingers that felt a bit sticky after using and unraveling my hair.
AS I AM
The formula of the AS I AM Twist Defining Cream is moisturizing and does not leave hair hard and crunchy, it has a thick tan/light pink in color and a jelly, cream based texture. It has a light candy scent that fades away after application. AS I AM Twist Defining Cream comes in two sizes of 8oz and 16oz. Overall I am pleased with the product; it did not irritate my sensitive scalp and I had no signs of product residue on my hair.
I have tried this product on dry and wet hair and I loved the end result.
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III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling GeloI came across this product after strolling through several local beauty stores searching for this one product that will help to enhance natural curls. The product that I was searching for was nowhere in sight, but reluctantly I saw this III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo and it seems like a product that matches the description of what I am looking for and something that I could really use. I was extremely new to III Sisters Nature Natural Curling Gelo since I have never heard of it and it’s my first time seeing it in stores. Well, I did not hesitate to purchase.
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I immediately showed it to my friend and she did a strand test on her dry hair and the result was wonderful but the price comparing to other gel was a little pricey. I tried the III Sisters of Nature Natural Curling Gelo after I freshly washed my hair, conditioned etc. I applied the product directly to my wet hair, as I raked the product in with my fingers from root to tip. I had like the results of the product enhancing my natural curls. It was getting late, so I could not allow my hair to air dry much longer as I ran the hair dryer through my hair for a few minutes I realized that my curls were not holding. I discontinued using the dryer and allow the hair to air dry to the best of my ability, afterward I covered my hair with a satin bonnet. The result to which I woke up to was horrible regarding too my normal overnight wash n go’s.My hair came out flat. I fluffed it a bit but it was not good enough for a work day hairstyle, so I placed my hair in a high puff. The III Sisters Nature Natural Curling Gelo helps to enhance my natural curl pattern, and it gave a medium light hold. I also experience balls of white residue after using this product.For best result, I would not recommend using this product on wet hair.
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I recently went from transitioning to relaxed after I transitioned for 2-3 years, now that I have my hair relaxed I am considering to start my transitioning journey back natural. I miss having my hair in a high puff, twist out etc. even though I enjoy playing around with my relaxed hair but not as much how I love the versatility of my natural hair.
Why did I start my Transitioning Journey
My main reason for considering to start transitioning is that I am not pleased with the way my hair is done when it is being relaxed and I experience a good amount of breakage and less hair growth.
I do have to style my hair on a regular basis, so I would buy several different styles of ponytails to pin onto my hair when I put it in one. I really do miss my high puffs and I wish to achieve it someday.
The last time I relaxed my hair was on the 6th of April and normally my hair would take about 6 weeks before I have a good amount of new growth, so I would say my transitioning journey started around the 9th of May. I am currently 13 weeks into my transitioning journey and so far I have only done one protective style. The first time that I transitioned my hair I had worn protective styles such as weave and braids but this time around I am giving my hair a break from weave and braids and wearing my regular ponytails and twist outs until I find someone that can style my hair as I desire.
Did you do the big chop?
How long did it take for your hair to transition fully?
What made you wanted to go back natural?
Share your tips with me in the comment box below.