Do we really need them? No. Not in the sense that you need food, water, and a good sunscreen. You need to get a yearly mole check. You need to stop picking at your nails. You don’t need a hair primer. But it might help.
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Unless you've been blessed with perfect hair (in which case, stop reading this, because I hate you), you've likely battled one of the most aggravating 'do dilemmas known to womankind: frizz. Sometimes it's just a few flyaway strands bringing you down; other times it looks as if someone's rubbed a balloon on your head. And if it's a particularly humid day, heaven help us all. Fortunately, frizz isn't a permanent condition; it's not even a problem we have to wait out, like a bad haircut. Instead, we can fight back with any number of hair products designed to tame our static-wrecked strands.
Tired of using bobby pins to disguise the base of your pony tail, only to have it fall out shortly after? Same. A Topsy Tail can definitely fix that problem.
Some days I feel like wearing my hair long, loose, and luxurious. Some days I wish it were a short, choppy bob. Sometimes I want it to be curly; some days I wish it were straight. Brown, blond, long, short--it's a great injustice that we can't change hairstyles as readily as we change shoes or lipstick. Tha's where extensions come in. Hairpieces, falls, and other faux follicular add-ons that create bigger, thicker, and longer locks aren't just for old ladies and your bald Uncle Morty. For the girl who's impatient to grow out a short cut or who just can't make up her mind, there are tons of great ways to fake it.
A blow-dryer simply means the difference between damp and dry hair, but a great blow-dryer means the difference between a day spent trying to smooth flyaway hairs and a day spent turning heads with a salon-quality blowout. But just as we can't all spend big bucks on salon visits every day, nor can we shell out money for every pricey blow-dryer that promises amazing results. And we shouldn't have to, when great dryers can be found in every price range, from inexpensive to extravagant. Find the best hair dryer for your budget from these 12 foolproof options.
With temperatures on the rise, it's time to thaw out and bask in those warm summer rays. Even though my pale skin pushed me long ago to become the queen of sunscreen, I still struggle when it comes to protecting my scalp and locks. The few products I've tried left a greasy, dirty look--not exactly vacation glam. This season, in hopes of achieving true head-to-toe protection, I gave it another go, seeking out sun-blocking hair products. Luckily, we've come a long way. Here's to having our summer and healthy hair, too.
Pinterest isn't the only place to keep up with your favorite professional and amateur hairstylists. Most hair enthusiasts have Instagram accounts full of hair style, cut, and color inspiration. We've rounded up 20 of our favorite Instas to appease your inner hairstylist.