Everyone that has to deal with greasy hair feels helpless at some point. One reader got that way recently and wrote, "Hey Kendra, I have a problem with my hair. It is super greasy all the time and I'm not sure what to do. I tried to switch shampoo, but it didn't really work. Is there anything I can do to help it?"
Yes. You can help the situation, and I promise I'm not just going to tell you (like you've heard it over and over again), that you need to stop washing your hair every day. Let's face it, you want some solutions that will allow you to walk around today without feeling like you dunked your head in a bucket of fat. These grease busting tips can make a difference right now, and they'll help you stop the oily scalp cycle permanently over time.
How to Fix Your Hair's Biggest Problems
- How to Prevent and Manage a Greasy Scalp
- How to Have a Healthier Scalp (and Better Hair)
- 5 Things Your Hair Wants You to Know
With the holidays approaching and so many people wanting to learn options for curls without using heat, I thought it was high time that I introduced your to a velcro roller curling technique that can do all that. When you have a lot to prepare for a holiday meal, set your hair in rollers in the morning, then get your to-do list checked off while your curls dry and set. You''ll be able to run your fingers through your curls and be picture perfect by the time the table is set for lunch.
This same technique can be used with larger velcro rollers for big volume and soft wave. Whether your hair is long or short, velcro rollers can give you soft romantic waves, without heat damage. You'll look like you spent money on your style.
Get the step-by-step tutorial for this velcro wave hairstyle.
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I recently discussed the big chocolate cherry color trend that's huge this fall. If there's one trend that stays constant with red, it's the fact that people tend to get scared of being too red. It's bold, it's loud, and there's a fine line between red and orange. Unless you're a natural redhead, that orange tint can be rather terrible when it's artificial.
I was giddy with excitement when a client recently gave me the green light to spice up her auburn hair color and make it pop with more red. I used four different red hues, all in cooler tones, some brighter than others to create this popping fall red that surely Sharon Osbourne would love. I swear, when I'm done with my all natural hair color experiment, I will be a fiery red head.
Have you ever colored your hair a bold red color? Would you try something like this?
Winter is straight up hard on your hair. The air is dry and cold already in my part of the world. As I'm typing this, I'm looking out the window at red and orange leaves falling down on to a slow covered ground. Whether I want to face the facts or not, winter is here.
Almost every single one of my clients has already mentioned that their hair is starting to feel dry. It doesn't take long for winter's wrath to wreak havoc on our hair. Dry hair can lead to lots of static and fly-a-ways, split ends, and frizz.
The great thing about winter is that you can offset nature's furry by using the right hair products. Don't worry, I've got you covered. Check out this list of products that you should be using before Old Man Winter rears it's ugly head all over yours.
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If you've paid any attention to this blog at all lately, then you likely are fully aware of my recent obsession with dry shampoo. I've been sharing my favorites with you, along with some handy tips on getting the most out of your dry shampoo technique.
I finally gave Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo a try yesterday. It was a desperate move. My hair was on day 3 post regular shampoo, and I spent a good amount of time at the gym yesterday getting my sweat on. While I very well should got my suds on as well, I decided to see where this dry shampoo would measure up and tested it on old, dirty, sweaty hair. So maybe that wasn't fair, but I was not disappointed. Check out my review.
Find the Best Dry Shampoo for You: Read All of My Dry Shampoo Product Reviews
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I'm a big fan of hair spray and the harder the hold, the happier I'll probably be. That's why you'll probably be surprised to learn that one of my most favorite hair sprays is actually a very light holding, multi-purpose hair spray that I rendered practically useless when I first discovered it a couple of years ago. If you haven't tried CHI Infra Texture Dual Action Hair Spray, you just might be missing out on the product that will change your hair styling life.
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- CHI Infra Texture Dual Action Hair Spray
- Bed Head Candy Fixations Line of Sweet Texture Products
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Nioxin Scalp Therapy System
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Scalp issues are embarrassing. If your scalp itches, flakes, or itches and flakes, feels tight, looks red, gets gunky or otherwise weird and gross you are truly not alone. Chances are you're not talking about your scalp issues to anyone. Chances are you're just hoping that people don't notice any of it; the scratching, the redness, the flakes. Dear God, you hope they aren't noticing the flakes.
If you can at all relate to any of this you probably feel like you've tried everything you can. Somethings help a little, like Head and Shoulders shampoo or the Tea Tree stuff that your stylist suggested.
I'm not saying those things aren't good products. They can be great and provide some relief. But if you're tired of your scalp condition ruining your life, you've got to try Nioxin Scalp Recovery. It's different than the rest and doesn't just mask your symptoms or soothe the itch. It actually improves the problem with every use, and most of my clients with scalp issues report that they can reduce the use of a medicated product after just a few weeks. In fact, when it comes to any scalp issues, I don't recommend anything else.
I swear by it, my clients swear by it, too. Winter is on it's way, which only means drier air and scalp conditions that typically get worse.
Stop the embarrassment that your scalp is causing. I promise you'll thank me.
Scalp Advice that Actually Works
- My Review of Nioxin Scalp Recovery
- Is Your Scalp to Blame for Your Bad Hair Days?
- 9 Fixes for Your Scalp Problems
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Jennifer Aniston is probably the most influential hair celebrity of at least one (if not two) decades, if you're keeping score. I'm keeping score. US Weekly reports today that she's made hair news again by cutting off her long bronde hair for a shorter, angled bob.
The bob hasn't really lost the wind out of it's sails since it's popularity boomed in the 1920's. This classic, yet ever evolving modern style will certainly see a huge boost this holiday season now that Jen has cut it all off. Wondering why? Well, US Weekly reports that the cut was a spur of the moment decision but was also influenced by a bad reaction to a Brazilian Blowout.
It's not the first time she's bobbed her hair, although this one is a lot shorter (chin length) than the cut highlighted here from 2011 in this photo.
And Jennifer loves the cut, says US Weekly. I'm going to go ahead and make a prediction that 2014 will see a rise in shorter, cropped bobs. What do you think? Check Jen's new bob photos out here.
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I usually start reminding my clients that if you want your regular hair appointment days/times near the holiday season, schedule them in September. I see 90% of my clients at least once (sometimes more) between mid-November and December 23rd to make sure that their hair is fresh and fantastic to get them through the holidays. To say my schedule is crammed during the holidays is an understatement.
From family photos through the New Year toasts, let's face it, the camera is clicking, your mother-in-law notices everything, and your out-of-state relatives will remember you just like this until the family reunion this summer.
It's kind of that important.
If you haven't scheduled your holiday hair cuts and colors, I highly suggest you do it today. Not this week, and don't wait until this weekend. Give yourself some piece of mind and one less thing to check off as the hustle of the holiday season gets messy. Cause we all know it's coming, and it's going to get crazy. Check out these tips for the perfect scheduling plan before you call, and trust me, your stylist will be thrilled that you didn't procrastinate.
Did I really just type that?
Flat iron curls are all the rage, and it seems that if you've tried to curl your hair with a flat iron you fall into one of two camps:
- You put your curling iron away (along with your banana clips and scrunchies).
- You believe that flat iron curls are as mythical as unicorns and dragons and people are liars.
If you fall into camp unicorn, I've got great news. I can help you. Flat iron curls are completely achievable and it's not as hard as you think. I've put together an article complete with photos and even a video that will have you retiring your curling iron by the weekend.
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