Have you seen the variety of cool dry shampoo options at your salon lately? There is a wide array of choices and we like this beauty idea because who doesn’t have one of those mornings, from time to time, where you need to refresh your hair but a shower is just not happening? Maybe you snoozed the alarm a time too many and are in a mad dash to get ready for work or maybe your tot threw a tantrum and you spent your would-be shower time battling your little powerhouse. No matter the reason, we’ve all been there. That’s why these products are awesome.
Supposedly, you just work them into your roots and you’re good to go. They can absorb oils, add a clean scent to your tresses and help you feel refreshed on those crazy mornings. Here are a some that we found were popular online. Do you have any tried and true dry shampoos that you use? We’d love to hear your experience and recommendations.
“Best Scent” – Redken Powder Refresh 01
Consider this colorless spray powder a breath mint for hair. Testers reported that the subtly woodsy fragrance masked odors and that the formula made hair look as if it had “just been blow-dried.”
“Best for Curly Hair” – Suave Professionals Waterless Foam Shampoo
To put the spring back into your spirals, scrunch a medium-size blob of this lightweight, non-tacky mousse into hair. The formula contains hydrating aloe-leaf and jojoba oils, so it leaves hair feeling silky, not sticky.
“Best for Oily Hair” – Skinnyskinny Organic Dry Shampoo
Think you absolutely, positively can’t skip your daily wash? This prove-you-wrong powder has a powerful mix of cornstarch and baking soda that absorbs grease and adds texture to lifeless hair.
“Best Tinted Option” Batiste Dry Shampoo in a Hint of Color
Available in three shades, to blend with any hair color, this mess-free mist conceals roots while sopping up excess oil. The tint washes right out, and even the darkest shade won’t leave a residue ring around the tub.
If you tweeze your eyebrows at home from time to time, you must be careful to not over-pluck those brows! You’ve probably seen these sorts of disasters before, and they are not pretty, nor are they easy to fix. It takes a lot of time to grow in new hair to replace the accidental ones you pulled out.
How to pluck in moderation? Well, one great tip is to take a picture of your eyebrows before you begin attacking them with the tweezers. This way, you have an idea of how thick your eyebrows are to begin with, and you have a photo to turn to now and then as you tweeze and pluck away, to warn you when your eyebrows are hitting an unnatural thinness.
Try to keep a shape very close to your natural eyebrow shape, only cleaner, if you will. This means, don’t try to alter the shape of your eyebrow, as it will distort your natural look. Imagine putting on lip liner up to your nose to make your lips appear larger. You’re not fooling anyone. Just as applying lip liner stays true to the shape of your mouth, only cleaner and more feminine, do the same with your eyebrows.
Don’t try to create a trend with your eyebrows unless you are a professional. Trying to make your eyebrows taper into thin points on the outer eye or make them bold on either end but thin in the middle will most likely leave you screwing it up and plucking more than you wanted to, then having to keep on plucking to repair your beginner’s mistake. Stick to basic grooming, like getting rid of strays, and if you are unhappy with the results, pluck a few from the underside of your eyebrow.
Overplucking of the brows can lead to a diminution in the size of the hair follicle, thereby making the new growing hairs smaller and finer as well. You’ll be frustrated if you get to this point.
It probably goes without saying here, but if in doubt, see a professional! This is your face, after all and your eyebrows frame those beautiful eyes of yours. Make the most of them!
While Belladerm can’t shape your eyebrows with laser hair removal, we CAN use a laser to remove the pesky unwanted hair between the brows. This can make a big difference in your appearance!
- Switch to a new shampoo. That bottle you’ve been using for the summer is not going to work the same on dry, winter hair. Choose a quality product that will repair and protect your locks.
- Wash your hair less. Shampooing will wash out the bad stuff, but it also washes out the good. We’re talking about the protective oils that your hair needs to keep its strength and shine. If you want to freshen up, consider using one of those wonderful products that you rub or spray in to absorb a bit of the oil and make your hair smell nice and clean in between washings.
- Deep condition. Deep condition those ends to get volume and lift.
- Use a leave-in conditioner with your heat tools. This will help keep your hair in tip-top shape during the cold months.
- Dry your hair carefully. Rubbing your hair with a towel to dry it can actually cause breakage and make your hair appear dull and dry.
- Pay attention to what you are eating. What you eat nourishes your body, including your hair! Eating right and drinking lots or water really will show.
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