I can’t count the number of times I have dyed or bleached my hair. It started in my early teens and has continued since. When I started dying my hair I didn’t realize there would be consequences like split ends and damaged hair. At one point you could squeeze my hair and hear a loud crunch like you were squeezing a handful of hay. That’s so not sexy.
That’s so not sexy.
I still dye my hair, just not as often and I’m super selective about what types of dye I use. Thanks to some tricks I’ve picked up along the way, my hair has regained most of its healthy attributes.
If you are looking for help repairing your damaged hair then read on. I’m going to share what has worked best for me. If you have a suggestion please leave a comment below.
THE LOOK: A voluminous textured top knot that was romantic and whimsical.
INSPIRATION: Celebrity hairstylist, Adir Abergel, gave Saoirse Ronan a beautiful top knot for the 2016 SAG Awards.
“I was inspired by the sleek and modern dress and I wanted a statuesque yet carefree undone updo that sat at the crown,” he says.
Adir is giving us the details on how to get this sleek and modern look step by step.
How To Get The Look:
- I applied NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots through mid-shaft on towel dried hair. I then hand dried the hair and took a large round brush to create a soft voluminous blowout.
- Then I used a 1 1/4″ curling on large sections of hair to create random waves and texture.
- Next, I took a comb and teased the roots of her hair and pulled it loosely into a top ponytail leaving some height around the front.
- Then I took the ponytail and back combed it prior to wrapping it around in a big deconstructed bun and pinning it in place.
- I locked the look down with NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Forever Full® Hairspray.
- I made sure some pieces fell around the hairline for a more whimsical and romantic effect.
New Year’s Eve is kind of like prom. It’s exciting, marks an end to an ‘era‘, and you have to look your best. To help you achieve that, here is a great New Years Eve hair idea from celebrity hairstylist (and inventor of the BEACHWAVER) Sarah Potempa.
You may have seen Jamie Chung sporting the do Sarah created a few months ago.
This is a simple hair style which makes it perfect for New Year’s Eve. This way you have plenty of time for makeup and wardrobe changes! Here’s some step by step directions to recreate Jamie’s look.
1) Create a center part.
2) Curl hair by sectioning with the SARAHPOTEMPA Darby Clips and curling with the SARAHPOTEMPA BEACHWAVER S1 (all available at SarahPotempa.com, Ulta.com and Target.com).
3) Braid two small braids on the left, and then right behind your ears.
4) Wrap the braids over the hair and secure with bobby pins and add an accessory.
5) Spray with Aussie’s Aussome Volume Hairspray for texture (available at Aussie.com).
Have you ever thought your hair had a mind of its own? I have been saying that for years about my own temperamental hair. Some days it cooperates but other days it gives me a major fuss. One day I will have gorgeous natural waves, another day it will be stick straight. There are some mornings I wake up with defined curls and other mornings it’s just a giant frizz ball.
I’m not a huge fan of ponytails so they are my last resort on a ‘complicated’ hair day. Instead I like to have an arsenal of tools at my disposal. I was recently given the chance to add a new hair tool to this arsenal (provided for review purposes) and there are so many reasons to keep it close by. The tool? The John Frieda Tight Curls 1 Inch Curling Iron. Here’s the skinny on my new best friend.
The John Frieda JFC8 Tight Curls Curling Iron provides ultra-high heat levels and it only takes 30 seconds to heat up. With LED temperature settings up to 400 Degrees F (205 Degrees C), you can produce hairstyles of any kind quickly and easily. It includes a protective heat mat for safe storage and an auto-off feature in case the iron is left on. And with a convenient swivel power cord you don’t have to worry about a tangled mess.
- Superior Ionic Anti-Frizz Conditioning
- Ceramic Titanium Coated Barrel
- True Ceramic Heater
- LCD Temperature Control
- Heats up to 400 Degrees F (205 Degrees C)
- 30 Second Instant Heat
- Auto Shutoff
- Swivel Cord
- Heat Mat Included
The first thing that drew me in with the Tight Curls Curling Iron was the 30 second instant heat feature. When you’re on a schedule you don’t have time to waste, that includes waiting minutes for your curling iron to heat up. 30 seconds to tight curls may seem unheard of but I promise you it’s possible!
11 heat settings may seem like overkill to some, maybe even overwhelming. You don’t need to use all of the settings but I do recommend trying them out to see which works best for your hair. When I’m in a hurry I set it to 400°F, but when I have some spare time I keep it at 250°F.
The Ionic Conditioning and True Ceramic Technology leaves you with a tight, shiny, frizz-free curl. My hair actually feels and looks healthier after I curl it.
I love it. I think every woman should own this. It is the best curling iron I have ever used. Even if tight curls aren’t your thing it’s great; you can always brush them out for a wavy, still just as shiny and healthy looking, style. Regardless of how you use it, whether you’re a curling pro or just starting you’ll have a professional looking style without the professional price tag.
For $25.00 (and free shipping with a Prime membership) you could be on your way to gorgeous hair. The John Frieda Tight Curls 1 Inch Curling Iron is a definite winner.