Horsetail Helps Strengthen Hair?

horsetailNo no no it is not the actual tail of a horse.  As a devout vegetarian I am against any animal byproducts!  Horsetail is a non-flowering fern like plant that grows wild throughout the northern hemisphere.  You don’t have to scour the earth for it you can simply find it at your local natural food store.  So what is the deal with horsetail?  If applied topically on hair it is known to help strengthen and restore shine in your hair.  Horsetail adds silica to the hair which provides naturally the boost your hair needs.  A silica deficiency is one of the causes of hair loss! Everyone on board? 

Make Your Own Horsetail Shampoo
Step 1: Steep 2 to 3 tablespoons in ½ cup of hot water
Step 2: Add the mixture to your regular shampoo
Step 3: Use the shampoo mixture as often as you normally shampoo hair

Hydrating Shampoos Picks for Curly Hair

Can’t get a brush or wide tooth comb through your curly locks?  Growing up your Mom just didn’t know how to handle your mop?  You are not alone!  Many women talk to me about the worries and issues of curly hair.  Curly hair locks definitely need a little more TLC than the straight hair counterparts. Hydrating your hair with a hydrating shampoo is an important step in keeping hair healthy, bouncy, and shiny.  Looking for a hydrating shampoo check out our list below:davines hydrating shampoo

 

 Davines Momo Shampoo Moisturizing Dry and Dehydrated Hair

 

 

 

 

terax hydrating shampoo

 

Terax Miele Hydrating Shampoo with Honey and Elder Flower

 

 

 

 

chi hydrating shampoo

 CHI Nourish Silk Shampoo Intense Hair Bath Hydrating Farouk

 

 

 

 

 

Need more advice, Expert Village details the benefits of using hydrating shampoo for those curly locks. Check out this fantastic video.  Enjoy!

 

New Hairstyle for Jada Pinkett Smith!

jada pinkett smith

 Style Alert!  Jada Pinkett Smith was spotted at the birthday bash of our one and only Victoria Beckham with a brand spanking new hairstyle!  Oh my gosh what was she thinking!  This was a definite style disaster.  Maybe she is playing the part of a crazed emo style character in a new upcoming movie?  Let me know what you all think comment below.    

Free Travel Pouch with the Chi Flat Iron!

CHI Flat IronLimited time only! The Chi Ceramic Original Flat Iron includes a free Travel Pouch with every purchase! At a $14.95 value this is deal you do not want to miss! The CHI Ceramic Original Flat Iron is a best-selling iron for good reason – it’s awesome. Part of CHI’s original collection of flat irons, this versatile styling tool has an ergonomic design and curved edge plates to create any style from straight to curly and everything in between. The free StyleBell Travel Pouch is a thermal resistant heat proof pouch that keeps your iron clean and organized when not in use. We all can use one of those! Remember this is a limited time offer and only while supplies last! Buy Now.

Weekend Beauty Reads

Weekend beauty reads from our favs:

Can’t figure out those false lashes? The Daily Cookie gives her step-by-step on how to apply lashes in a breeze!

A Touch of Blusher loves the Golden Dior pendant.

Beauty Anonymous invites you to the springtime nail colors of OPI 2008 Beyond Chic Collection .

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic check out Kiehl’s Vital Sun Sunscreen and decides it has great broad UV spectrum coverage!

Beauty and Fashion Tech creates a great look using items from the new Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Cosmetic Line.

Product Girl asks What’s in Your Bag? Check back daily for a new beauty blogger’s bag each day!

The Muse gives her first impressions of the coveted MAC DressCamp Collection!

Beauty411 shares her review of Klean Bath + Body’s Blue Hawaii Sugar Body Polish, which smells like a tropical island and exfoliates your skin, too!

Forget virgin daiquiris, The Beauty of Life is all about the gorgeous polishes from the new Extra Virgin Collection from Dashing Diva!

Need some luxury in your life? Beauty Junkie in SF finds her current high-end beauty favorites.

Want to take your hair from Flat To Fabulous? Then check out what The Makeup Divas recommends.

Win a gift set packed with Ferro Cosmetics mineral makeup goodies at Bionic Beauty!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog discovers Chanel’s Leopard lipstick, a coral color that makes her go rrrrrraooow!

SugarShock Beauty has found a ticket to paradise with the tropically dreamy Lavanila Laboratories’ Vanilla Coconut Fragrance.

Beauty Banter discovers a healthy, inexpensive, sun and streak-free way to get your bronzed glow!

Toya of The Life of A Ladybug asks “What’s your ‘thing’ right now?”

Beauty Blogging Junkie recommends these product picks for the most relaxing bath ever.

Glossypink shares her Holy Grail lipgloss!

Kitiya of Mischo Beauty has a reader who shares her favorite organic conditioner!

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares a few homemade antiwrinkle creams.

Makeup Moxie reviews Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray.

Spoiled Pretty is giving away five bottles of Guess by Marciano Eau de Parfum. Contest ends Sunday, April 27th. Go get you some!

If you missed our fab posting:

StyleBell uncovers the Top 5 Flat Irons that work best with curly hair.

Hairstyle Gallery: Leona Lewis Hair

leona lewis hair hairstylesLeona Lewis is taking storm of the music industry and guess what her hair is fantastic.  Her diva style portfolio includes straight and sleek, corkscrew curls, and our fav the long sexy soft 2 inch curls.  See more of Leona Lewis’ styles in our slideshow.

Kate Hudson Launches Haircare Line

Kate HudsonOur one and only Kate Hudson will be launching a new line of eco friendly haircare products.  What!  No it is not April Fools.  Kate Hudson is partnering up with LA celeb hairstylist David Babaii to create the new David Babaii for Wild Aid.  The hair products will include exotic natural ingredients and will be free fromdavid babaii wildaide sulfates, parabens, and animal products.  Also animal testing, of course, is completely prohibited.  David Babaii for Wild Aid hair care line will also donate a percentage of the profits to the wildlife preservation organization Wild Aid.  Sign me up!   Would we expect anything less from our Goldie Diva?   Product review soon to come!    

 

Read StyleBell’s review of the David Babaii for Wild Aid Products Here!

How to Manage Curly Hair

Those curls those curls how do I manage those curls?  Is that your daily mantra?  Throw your flat irons in the garbage and cancel your Japanese straightening appointment!  Miyesha’s video will help you go au natural curly within weeks with these incredible curly hair management tips!

Tip 1:  Wash your hair once a week. Do not wash your hair daily as this will dry your hair out. Instead of washing rinse and condition daily.
Tip 2:  Change conditioner brands. Hair tends to get used to hair products and switching them will keep your hair looking its best
Tip 3:  Lightly towel dry your hair.
Tip 4:  Always use a diffuser when blow drying your hair. A diffuser will limit the hair dryer’s air flow and concentrate the heat to help dry your hair. Every so often allow your hair to air dry.
Tip 5:  Use the Redken Anti Snap Extreme Leave In Treatment to help prevent breakage and keep hair healthy.
Tip 6:  Use the Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream to polish hair and retain moisture.
Tip 7:  Use a mini curling iron, Hot Tools 3/8” Curling Iron, to help accentuate individual curls and create a polished look.