Side French Braid Tutorial (from the Small Things Blog)

We see tutorials for long hair left and right online. But us, short haired people, have a real hard time finding cute hairstyles. (Or is it just me?)

Browsing our favorite blogs this morning, we came through a great tutorial for short hair gals at The Small Things Blog. Actually, Kate is a fellow short hair gal herself, and of course, comes up with the prettiest hair dos. Then we found the French Braid Tutorial. If you know us, you know we are braid lovers, so we could not wait to share this tutorial with you!

 

Here’s a picture of the hairdo we got from her blog, and she also has a great step by step video. Don’t forget to check it out and to post on our wall, or tag us on your picture if you do decide to try it!

 

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via The Small Things Blog

Hope  you guys have a great week!

 

Winter Hair Care Tips

Hi, everyone! Can you believe Christmas is just a few days away? Where has 2013 gone?

Well, anyway. We touched base last post on a couple of tutorials for your hair and makeup for upcoming Holiday parties.

One thing we wanted to go over as well is a couple tips on how to best care for your hair this season! We all know how damaging summer can be on the hair (talk about sun damage, and salty water or chlorine from beaches and pools. Now, winter time the worries are others: dry, frizzy hair, static, and over use of styling tools.

Here are a few tips:

Hot showers are amazing, but terrible: it’s true. To compensate the cold weather outside, we all love to indulge in a hot shower. As is “steam all over your bathroom like the deepest of fogs” hot. They just make you feel better inside. But they are terrible on both your hair and skin. Try avoiding those super hot temperatures and opt for a warm shower instead. Your hair won’t be dried out, and neither will your skin.

Deep conditioner is a must: we love to pamper ourselves with a deep conditioning treatment once a week. On winter, if you have thicker hair, you may even want to do it twice a week. All the moisture will be welcome. And try to follow it with a leave in conditioner (should be used every day!), to protect your hair from getting dry and frizzy outside.

Dryer sheets and deep conditioner are a must to fight static: we read it in a few posts already how dryer sheets are handy even for your head. Just stick a couple in your makeup bag and run it over your hair when needed. It’s a life saver. But always, always deep condition to add moisture to your hair. Another option is to run a tiny bit of dry wax through the top of your hair to calm the frizzies down.

Don’t wash every day: try to start washing your hair every other day, and then amp up to every third day wash. It isn’t necessary to wash your hair every day. Your hair needs the natural oils it produces to keep your scalp healthy and flake free.

Heat Tools: with all the Holiday Parties this time of the year the use of styling tools is inevitable. To protect your hair, always, always use a heat protectant. Also, when curling the hair, start from mid shaft and slowly incorporate the tips in the curler – this will insure that your ends won’t get fried from over heating it!

 

Come back in a couple days for another post! And of course, if you have more tips, please comment bellow or share it with us on our facebook page!

 

 

 

 

Braided Topsy Tail

Hi, everyone!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday so far! What are your plans for today? We are looking forward to some apple picking, family gatherings and watching some football. And this hairstyle fits perfectly with all these plans. It’s easy, fast to style and it will look tons better than just your regular ponytail.

Thanks to Hair and Make-up by Steph for letting us share this on our blog. And check out all their beautiful hair tutorials! We took forever to decide on one to share! Click on the image bellow for the tutorial.

 

We are definitely going to try it out! And if you do, please tag us on your pictures on facebook, or tweet us a photo! We’d love to see it!

Double Braid Hair Tutorial

Hello, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Today we are again taking a break from talking about products to share with you this really quick and cute hair tutorial from the fabulous Kinsey, over at SincerelyKinsey.blogspot.co.nz

Not only does she take the most gorgeous pictures, she also has some really great hair tutorials, all very laid back and beautiful. Don’t forget to check her out. We are fans of all her fashion posts, DIYs and photos.

 

Click on the image for the tutorial over at her blog. And thanks again Kinsey for letting us share this on our blog. We really appreciate it!

We will be back later on the week with some tips for whoever is going on their last summer vacations/getaways. Check back on Thursday!

 

Daily Steps for Healthy Hair

Hi, everyone! Welcome back! To jump start this week we have a few nice tips on how to keep your hair healthy. We’ve touched, on the past posts, on what products to use on your hair. Beyond that, some choices you make throughout the day definitely matter on maintaining you hair healthy and soft.

 

 

Do no wash your hair daily!

This is one of the most well-known tip on the beauty world. Frequent washes will strip your hair off its natural oils. This will lead to dryer hair over time. Your hair needs the oils to be soft and shiny, and they are essential for a healthy scalp!

If you’re one of the people who have to wash your hair everyday – like swimmers, or trainers, or even oily hair-ed people – make sure to use a very mild shampoo, one that won’t strip your hair completely of its oils.

 

Use a wide tooth comb!

Some people prefer to brush their tangles out in the shower, with conditioner still on the hair. Others prefer to detangle when they get out of the sower, after towel drying their hair and applying leave-in conditioner.

Regardless of your choice, you should always be using a wide tooth comb for that. Wet hair is not only heavier, but extremely fragile as well! To avoid breakage as much as possible, pick a wide tooth comb ( we tend to pick plastic ones – wooden ones sometimes crack and get caught in the hair).

Comb slowly, starting on the ends and moving up the hair shaft. Hair tends to tangle towards the ends, so you want to target that first.

 

Stay away from the heat!

Reaching for that blow dryer or flat iron is, for some of us, second nature. Try to limit the amount of heat you use on your hair to about once a week at the most. Heat dries out the strand, and also increases your chances of breakage! The less heat, the better.

If you just have to blow dry your hair, wait for it to be at least 80% fully dried. And please, please use a heat protectant! You don’t know how much damage you will avoid just by adding this product into your life!

 

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And there you are: 3 easy daily steps to healthy hair! Do you have any other tips that work for you?

Hair Masks for Sun Damage

Good Morning everyone!

Continuing on with our summer inspired blog posts, today we are talking about hair masks that are perfect for your hair post sun exposure. We are sharing tips on products and masks that will add life and shine back to your hair.

 

1. Clay Mask

Eufora has a great hair mask, perfect for hydrating your hair without weighing it down. Damage Cure Clay Masque.

Using it is pretty simple too: just coat your hair strands after cleansing them, leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes at least ( the longer, the better!) and after thoroughly rinsing, follow up with your conditioner.

 

2. Urgent Repair Treatment

We’ve seen this guy before, and not surprisingly so. This is one of Eufora’s Holy grails! Use it as a deep conditioner at least once a week, and also let it sit on your hair for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out. If you have an oily scalp, avoid putting the product on your roots, focusing mid shaft and tips instead.

Another tip is to mix two pumps of Urgent Repair Treatment with a dime size amount of the Beautifying Serum. Apply to your whole head, including the scalp. The serum contains cranberry extract, argan oil and is rich in antioxidants, enhancing the treatment and locking in all the moisture. You will notice your hair feeling a lot smoother and hydrated after just the first use!

 

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What about you? What hair masks have you tried? Let us know on the comments bellow!

 

How To Break Your Hair Habits!

Breaking any kind of bad habit can be hard to do or even notice!  Try to think of you have any bad hair habits.  Do you always go for the same cut, style, or color?  Break out and try something new!  Read on by clicking on the article.

http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/hairstyle-habit-breakers-tips-to-get-out-of-hairstyle-rut

Need help breaking your hair habits?  Schedule an appointment with us so we can help you find a new style!