Should You Stop Using Shampoo? (Everyone Seems To Think So)
Mar16

Should You Stop Using Shampoo? (Everyone Seems To Think So)

Getting your hair care routine right is a lot harder than it should be. Hell, I even prefer spending 11 hours at the hair salon, getting my weave sewn in or my extensions glued in. It’s too dry, too oily, too frizzy, too flat, too unruly. We all have that one thing we can’t seem to get right. And I’m sure you’ve tried every brand of shampoo under the sun. But maybe you should try something different altogether. How about stop using shampoo entirely? “Ew”, you might say. And I understand, it sounds icky at first, kind of like a horrible blind date who just showed up in his mom’s car while she’s parking the car. But washing our hair every day is a relatively new thing, so maybe letting go of shampoo is not entirely without merit. I understand this might not be the right thing for everyone, but there are enough success stories out there to give it a chance.  The first thing you need to consider is that everyone is different. And this means everyone’s scalp is different too. Some people produce more sebum than others, which means some people need to shampoo their hair more often. On the other hand, dryer scalps might benefit from washing less often, so the natural oils can work their way down the hair. Similarly, think, wavy and curly hair will probably feel better if it’s washed less often, while thin, straight hair might need more frequent shampooing. If you want to give it a go, you can start by shampooing less often and gradually wane off shampoo entirely, instead of quitting cold-turkey.  But just because you are not using shampoo, it doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hair. Rinsing with warm water is probably the best alternative and you can use apple cider vinegar, baking soda or other natural alternatives once in a while, to keep your hair looking fresh. Just use a mixture of 1/4 cup of vinegar diluted in one cup of water to get rid of residue build-up in your hair. The smell will go away, but the shiny smoothness will stay. If you want to, you can still condition your hair. As long as you don’t put conditioner anywhere near your roots, you can still apply it to the middle and tips, to keep your hair looking smooth and shiny. Another alternative is to use dry shampoos or baby powder to stretch the time between washes a little longer. Dry shampoos absorb the oil in your scalp, and are great to help you look fresh when you need to get out of the door...

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7 Items Any New York Girl Needs In Her ‘Sex And The City’ Closet
Mar14

7 Items Any New York Girl Needs In Her ‘Sex And The City’ Closet

‘Awe! The wonders of being a single gal in New York city.’ claimed Carrie Bradshaw in the popular TV show Sex and the city. Well, single or taken, just being a girl comes with so many pros. We get to go through beauty rituals to beautify our skin. Hair products that can turn a matte, raggedy-ass bunch of locks into silky rays of sunshine hanging from your head. Being a girl is beyond amazing, but being a girl in New York comes with certain benefits. You have to be ready at all times. Ready for your next meeting ,your next internship, and the premise you ‘never know who you might meet.’ Here are 7 items you need to keep in your closet for any glamorous situation in the big city.  High boots and over-the-knee boots. This is the mother of all items. You might be wearing a badass outfit to give the impression you are equally badass at negotiating or rocking that internship, but the truth is, your outfit might be lost in the city until you pair it up with some amazing boots that work as a signature statement. ‘I can walk in these heels, and be 10 feet taller, so imagine how I’d walk all over the competition. Hire me.’   Lace it up! Lace underwear is an instant confidence boost  you wear under your professional and trendy outfit. This will five you the security to feel sexy, flirtatious and feel like you can take over the world. Plus, you never know if you could end up meeting a hunky sexy version of Mr. Big while out for coffee or lunch break. And that goes to show, you better be ready if you plan on pulling a Samantha.    Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting…over the best way to get your attention! Girl, you need some leather in your life. Whether you go for real or fake, a biker jacket makes you look empowering and sexy, and you end up getting a lot of attention for good reasons. Girls want your jacket and guys want what’s underneath. Nobody will mess with you at the next partner’s meeting if you show up looking like you ride the new Luis Vuitton bike. Even if it doesn’t exist, people will get the message.   Little black dress. This is the signature item your NY closet needs asap. This little number can be paired up with matte leggings, leather leggings, skinny jeans and stockings. Boots, high-heels and flats go perfect with this little number. You can go from casual date to the opera, to eating a fashionable burger at Mickey D, and then...

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Beauty Hacks To Make Styling As Easy As 1, 2, Chic!
Mar10

Beauty Hacks To Make Styling As Easy As 1, 2, Chic!

Lady Gaga’s worldwide ‘feel-good-about-yourself’ anthem -I was born this way- was one of the biggest hits of all times. Embracing how you were born seems to be were our generation is gearing towards and we cannot help but clap and sort of get teary-eyed. But just because you love yourself and know you’re definitely ALL THAT, does not mean you might not need some extra beauty hacks to make applying makeup and styling your locks easier! Everyone does. So here’s the best tips we’ve been able to get from world renown makeup artists and stylists!  Lady in White. Well, not on your clothing, but on your face. Countouring with white instead of just a lighter shade than your skin tone is the best bit of advice we got from a set of MAC’s makeup gurus who explained this to be an old trick that drag queens used to get that ‘well defined airbushed’ look. Apply around the eyes, and cheekbones. A tiny bit on the top of your lips and the inner corner of your eyes.   Be a Tease! At least when it comes to hair extensions. Before you put on those clip-in hair extensions, make sure to either braid a small tiny braid that starts at the root, or simply tease the area where you will attach your clips. Then cover it up with the hair on top and voila!     Nailing the ‘cat-eyed’ or ‘winged’ eyeliner look is not easy. But Charlotte Tilbury, an amazing makeup artist you must have seen on Youtube, suggests we draw 3 tiny dots to lead our pulse, and basically play the old game ‘connect the dots’ until we’ve drawn a perfect cat eyed winged look. It also takes practice.       Avoid your mascaras to dry up. With this amazing trick I learned from Gossmakeupartist, (you can also find this makeup genius on Youtube.) Don’t remove the cap and put it back on two to three times to take more product with your mascara brush! You’re only getting air into the tube, which dries it up before it should. The brush will already come out with product.   Avoid damp, flat, nasty hair. If you’re naturally oily, then this trick is perfect for you. When excess oil is found at the root, your hair will fall flat on your head making you distressed and feel like you might need to wash it to ‘revamp’ the way it looks. But if you’re running late, you should try any dry-shampoo. Although Aveda’s our favorite. Apply dry-shampoo at the roots and your hair will look like it has just been washed....

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12 Ways To Dress Right For Your Short Height
Mar06

12 Ways To Dress Right For Your Short Height

There are Big & Tall stores but are there any Small & Short stores? Unfortunately there are not. As the world never says, “Shorty…It’s not your birthday.” You can stop crying though. There are many ways to make any outfit look amazing on your short, petit figure without having to shop in the junior section. You can leave GAP Kids behind and graduate to GAP. Unlike amusement parks, you are tall enough to go on this fashion ride. Here are 12 ways to dress right for your short height without going above and beyond. 1. Mono Is Better Than Poly – When it comes to fashion that is. When you are short the last thing you want to do is section off your body by wearing many colors. Keep your color choice monochrome. 2. Above The Knee – No below the knee dresses for you. Keep your skirt and dress length above the knee. Showing off your legs elongates you. 3. 6 Extra Inches – Do not be afraid of walking in heels. Let them help you look taller and sexy at the same time. 4. Wedge The Difference –Afraid of heels? Then use wedges. They will give you height and are the safer choice. 5. High and Waisted – Rocking shorts with a high waist quality gives your short figure an illusion quality. It makes your legs look longer than they really are. 6. Mini Me – Skirts and dresses that are mini are great for short girls. Pair them with an elegant high heel and you have a show-stopping look. 7. Leave The Bell Bottoms – Jeans can be such a hassle. Stick with boot cut jeans since they make you look tall. Stay away from flared jeans and wide leg ones. You will look all swallowed up. 8. TUCK IT IN – Do not leave your shirt out if you are wearing jeans, shorts, or skirts. Tuck it in because if you leave it out it cuts your body in half and makes you look short. Only leave it out if it is a crop top or meets the top of the pants/skirts/shorts. 9. Keep It Thin – Thin belts are better than thick belts. Thick belts block your body and make you look shorter than you are. 10. Crop Only Pictures – NO CROP PANTS! There is no flood. Plus crop pants on short girls only do two things. They make you look like you have thick legs, and make it seem like you shrink clothes. 11. Make It Fit – Voluminous outfits and baggy clothes do no wonders for your petite body. Buy form fitted...

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7 Easy Ways To Get Thick Amazing Hair In No Time
Mar03

7 Easy Ways To Get Thick Amazing Hair In No Time

By nature, some of us are born with thick hair and some of us are born with thin hair. Face it. Not everyone can have nice thick, flowing hair like Rapunzel. At least you are not bald. Not that there is anything wrong with being bald. It actually is simpler to get thick hair. All you need is a wig. Anyway, if you are having trouble with your hair being too thin then learn how to make your thin hair thick. It is very easy even if you are thick headed. Stop combing your hair and get to reading this article. Here are 7 easy ways to get thick amazing hair in no time without stressing and pulling your hair out. 1. Egg It On – Beat one egg. Add it to your wet hair. Massage it to your scalp. Rinse with warm water. Avoid hot water because we do not want to scramble anything. 2. Avocado Thicko – Squish an avocado into a bowl; add an egg white, a dollop of honey, and some olive oil. Rub it all over hair. Make sure to massage it into your scalp; especially around the roots. Leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it out and pat dry your hair. The avocado has vitamin A, B, D and E6 which are great for healthy hair growth. 3. Cut The Split – By getting rid of your split ends your hair will look fuller automatically. Short, bob cuts make your hair look thicker. Always cut at an angle. 4. The Essentials – Various essential oils can thicken your hair. Some include lavender, rosemary, chamomile, coconut, thyme, cedar oil, and more. Pour four to five drops into your shampoo to gradually thicken your hair while you wash it. You can also massage 10 to 20 drops onto your scalp making sure to rub the oil on the tips of your hair. 5. Boost The Volume – Purchase organic hair products. Look for volume-boosting hair lifters to use while combing your hair so that it helps give you the thickness you desire. Stay organic with all of your hair products since they will keep your hair from becoming brittle, dry, and chemically-damaged. 6. Not Every Day – Washing your hair every day can cause your hair to become brittle and fall out. Why? You wash away a lot of the natural oils. Use a dry shampoo every other day. It will help thicken your hair. You can also braid your hair and spray it with color hair powder or dry shampoo to add some thickness. 7. Eat And It Thickens – A cause of thin...

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7 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Female Facial Hair
Mar01

7 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Female Facial Hair

We have all had this happen to us. We put on our makeup and head on out. While we are shopping other shoppers are giving us looks. Some give us the ‘you have froth’ sign language signal except we are not drinking Starbucks. Then we realize. OMG! We have facial hair. A MUSTACHE! What is so wrong with that? We are woman and we are not auditioning to become the bearded lady! Oh! I hear it pays well…anyway. Here are some sure easy ways to get rid of facial hair without having to scream, “OH PLUCK!” 1. Lemon Sugar Mask – Mix 10 tbsp. of water, 2 tbsp. of sugar, and 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Rub it on your face against the grain. The lemon will help bleach your facial hair. Do this for a couple of weeks and you will see less facial hair. 2. Oily Shave – Use jojoba oil or coconut oil on the facial hair you are going to shave. The oil makes the area smoother to shave and it will be less likely to irritate. 3. Turmeric Mask – Mix 2 teaspoons of turmeric with enough milk to form a paste. Soak the turmeric in the milk. Apply to area with facial hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. You will have smooth skin and no facial hair. If you still have facial hair then you mixed the paste wrong. 4. Bleach ‘Em – by bleaching your facial hair it is easily blended to your skin tone. I recommend purchasing a kit from the store. Remember to be careful to not bleach your lips while you are trying to get rid of the mustache. 5. Egg-tastic Hair Removal – Mix the egg white of one egg with one tablespoon of sugar and half a tablespoon of corn flour. Beat it until a smooth paste forms. Now put it on your face and make sure to apply it liberally in the facial hair areas you want gone. Once it dries, anywhere between 20-30 minutes, peel it off with a little tug and you will see the facial hairs come right up with the dried mask. 6. Eat It Away – Start adding soy, soy milk, tofu, flaxseeds, fennel herb, alfalfa, and licorice. Why? They contain phytoestrogen which is a plant hormone similar to estrogen. These foods will help in not growing unwanted facial hair. It is like the opposite of testosterone. 7. Banana Oatmeal Scrub – Mix one ripe banana with a teaspoon of oatmeal. Now rub in a circular motion as you apply it to your face. The banana...

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