Classic Bridal Updo’s

When searching for your bridal hairstyle, nothing is more traditional than a classic wedding updo. But don’t think you have to be a plain jane, this slideshow features some super stylish brides sporting hairstyles that will make everyone oooh and ahhh…

Curl Conscious? Meet Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick

Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick Curl CremeHave your crazy, kinky curls met Bumble and bumble? They have an entire Curl Conscious line of hair care that is straight out of curl central and I’m curls over heels in love with their Kinky Chick Curl Creme.

The Curl Conscious line also has shampoos and conditioners too, but if your curls are new to the brand, I’d suggest you go straight for the Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick Curl Creme to start. It’s a great styling product for those ‘enthusiastically’ curly curls and is the perfect treat for curls that need a little tough love.

Kinky Chick is a revolutionary curl enhancing cream made especially to soften and add definition to medium-to-thick curly hair. Most curls are not one size fits all and it’s nice that this product is tailored for those of use with thick, unruly tresses. We all know someone (and it’s usually me) who is commonly known as “the girl with all that curly hair” – this product is for her!

Just rub a tiny bit from roots to ends on your wet curls and wind, twist, twirl or scrunch your hair as usual. The creme will instantly soften and tame your mane without leaving it droopy or flat – a curl killer for sure. It also helps conquer your curl’s arch enemy – frizz.

Styling tip: Lots of curls? Lots of curl creme!

I also use a tiny bit more after I blow-dry to add more definition to some of those more “spirited” curls that just won’t behave. This curl loving creme makes them calm down quickly without a fight… whew!

Start softening and defining your unruly coils with Bumble and bumble Kinky Chick. Remember, crunchy curls are soooo 80’s. Bouncy, behaving curls are what you want!

-CurlyBelle

Hairstyle Slideshow: Jennifer Lopez

This slide show features Jennifer Lopez and her many different hairstyles. Up or down, curly or straight, what can we say? J-Lo’s strands are always the mane event in all the magazines, on the red carpet, on tv, in videos…Now she has twins! Man she does so much, where does she find the time to create so many fabulous looks? Thank goodness for great stylists!

-StraightBelle

Toppik: An Instant Hair Loss Solution

ToppikThinning hair is a big concern for so many people and some of the treatments available aren’t for everyone. Plugs? Surgery? If those choices aren’t for you, try Toppik! We affectionately refer to them as tiny little ‘sprinkles’ that can change your look, and your life!

What is Toppik?
Toppik is a safe, natural and undetectable way to improve the appearance of thinning hair without harmful drugs, chemicals or surgery. Toppik Hair Building Fibers are made from pure organic Keratin Protein – the same protein found in human hair.
 
Toppik is Natural Concealment
One of the most important things about Toppik is that it isn’t a medicine or drug product, and can be added to any hair loss regimen or to enhance the thickness of a pre-existing hair transplant. If you haven’t decided on a treatment regimen yet, this product will help cover things until you’re ready. It’s the way that Toppik conceals your thinning hair that is really unique.
 
Toppik is Effective and Safe
Toppik is an effective and safe product that covers up the scalp’s thinning areas with teeny tiny fibers that adhere to your own existing hair, no matter how sparse and thin it is. Toppik fibers are made of the same organic Keratin protein as your own hair, so they blend right in with the same look as your own hair fibers.

Bonus points:Toppik is natural and safe and contains no harmful additives.
 
Toppik is an Instant Solution
If you have thinning hair or balding areas, Toppik is an instant solution. It’s not a spray, cream or cover-up. In fact, it’s so scientifically advanced that it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

We like to think of Toppik as another must-have beauty product that can change your confidence level. We already use lip plumpers, concealers, body slimmers, tooth whiteners… Let’s do something about our thinning hair! Toppik to the rescue.

Intrigued? You can learn even more by reading: Are Your Bald Spots Showing?

-StraightBelle

Knowing Your Hair’s pH Level Makes All the Difference

Understanding your hair’s pH level is important for proper hair care. During the changing seasons our hair can sometimes take a while to adjust to the change in temperatures, but it can also take some time to adjust to the new products we are using on our hair.

Sometimes the products we have been using on our hair for months no longer work and our hair either becomes too dry or too oily. It can sometimes be very difficult to find the right balance. But if you want to learn how to restore your hair’s natural pH level, its really quite a simple process once you understand your hair. The natural oil that our hair secretes is a natural oil called sebum. Sebum maintains the moisture and balance in our hair. The hairs natural pH balance is between 4.5 and 5.5 scale. But what is most important is that we understand how to measure our hair’s level of Alkaline or Acid. The scale is from 0 (strongly Acidic) to 14 (Strongly Alkaline). Having a level of 7 represents neutrality.

In order to understand what products you should be purchasing, you need to understand what the right level is for you and your particular hair type. If you are using products that have a high pH level, than you are stripping your hair of its natural essential oil. In this case our hair becomes much too dry, making it prone to breakage and further damage.

The key to healthy hair is to understand the needs of your hair and taking the time to know what your hair really needs.

-Janice Johnson, founder of the Curly Hair Salon and editor of the Curly Hair Guide

P.S. Many hair care brands state the pH levels on their products – Davines and Abba to name a couple.