Your Curly Hair Defined by DevaCurl

DevaCurl is definitely the curly girl’s best friend!  I recently had the chance to connect with DevaCurl and it was amazing.  I learned so many new and intriguing facts about curly hair that I had to share with you!  Below is DevaCurl’s 411 on everything curly!
Curls are like fingerprints; no tow curls are alike.  All curls need individual attention – a little nurturing and some tLC – to become their curly best.  The question is, which Curly Girl are you?  DevaCurl, the premier Curly Experts, will iron out the kinks in this hair mystery and help you find your inner Curly Girl.  The good news is there are some tired-and-true Curly Girl categories that hold the key to your hair’s needs and to maximize its curly potential.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see (or what do you think you should see)?
The Corkscrew – You know you have corkscrew curls if:
Your hair role model is Lorraine Massey, the “original” curly girl
When cut too short, “tightly wound” doesn’t even begin to describe it
You have coily curl texture
Your curls beg for moisture and soak up as much conditioner as you give them
The frizz factor has made you question whether it’s even worth going outside on a rainy day
The Botticelli – You know you have Botticelli curls if:
Your hair role model is Sarah Jessica Parker
Your curls gracefully cascade instead of sticking straight out
Your curl texture is fine to medium
Those gorgeous curls on the bottom layer of your hair are often overshadowed by the not-so-curly top layer
Wavy Curls – You know you have Wavy Curls if:
Your hair role models are sex kittens, Eva Mendez and Penelope Cruz
Your hair occasionally develops a natural wave, which you’ve tried to blow straight
Your hair texture can be fine to medium, wavy or straight
Your hair has a tendency to look unkempt
Your hair often looks flat at the crown
S’wavy Curls:  You know you have S’wavy curls if:
Your hair role model is Kate Winslet
Your hair seems straight, but could be encouraged to do a bit more
You think your hair is incapable of the perfect wave

DevaCurl is definitely the curly girl’s best friend!  I recently had the chance to connect with DevaCurl and it was amazing.  I learned so many new and intriguing facts about curly hair that I had to share with you!  Below is DevaCurl’s 411 on everything curly!

Curls are like fingerprints; no tow curls are alike.  All curls need individual attention – a little nurturing and some tLC – to become their curly best.  The question is, which Curly Girl are you?  DevaCurl, the premier Curly Experts, will iron out the kinks in this hair mystery and help you find your inner Curly Girl.  The good news is there are some tired-and-true Curly Girl categories that hold the key to your hair’s needs and to maximize its curly potential.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see (or what do you think you should see)?

The Corkscrew – You know you have corkscrew curls if:LorraineMassey

  • Your hair role model is Lorraine Massey, the “original” curly girl
  • When cut too short, “tightly wound” doesn’t even begin to describe it
  • You have coily curl texture
  • Your curls beg for moisture and soak up as much conditioner as you give them
  • The frizz factor has made you question whether it’s even worth going outside on a rainy day

sarah_jessica_parkerThe Botticelli – You know you have Botticelli curls if:

  • Your hair role model is Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Your curls gracefully cascade instead of sticking straight out
  • Your curl texture is fine to medium
  • Those gorgeous curls on the bottom layer of your hair are often overshadowed by the not-so-curly top layer

eva mendezWavy Curls – You know you have Wavy Curls if:

  • Your hair role models are sex kittens, Eva Mendez and Penelope Cruz
  • Your hair occasionally develops a natural wave, which you’ve tried to blow straight
  • Your hair texture can be fine to medium, wavy or straight
  • Your hair has a tendency to look unkempt
  • Your hair often looks flat at the crown

kate_winsletS’wavy Curls: You know you have S’wavy curls if:

  • Your hair role model is Kate Winslet
  • Your hair seems straight, but could be encouraged to do a bit more
  • You think your hair is incapable of the perfect wave

Thanks DevaCurl.  Read more about DevaCurl at www.devachansalon.com!

Top Knot Updo Summer Trend

nicole top knot

So what is the biggest summer trend this year?  It is the top knot as sported by Nicole Ritchie and Gwen Stefani.  It is the simplest way to get an incredible summer do that works well both on the beach and off.  You can keep it simple like Nicole Ritchie with one single knot or got a little glam craze with multiple knots like Gwen.

How to get this incredible look?

Step 1:  First create a high Ponytail
Step 2:  Tease the hair in the ponytail
Step 3:  Then loop the tease hair around the ponytail holder and secure with pins

It is as easy as that!  You can do one, two or three top knots.

Homemade Hair Refresher To Go

conditionersNeed a hair refresher on the go?  I have discovered a great new hair tip that I had to share with you all.  If you have curly or wavy hair and you have noticed throughout the day it loses its pizazz try this hair refresher.  Take your everyday conditioner, about 2 tbsp, and mix with about 6 ounces of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake up.  Whenever you feel that your hair is frizzing out or needs extra bounce spray on your hair and leave in.  You can use this on your kids as well. A low cost way of keeping your hair beautiful.  I love it!

Kerastase Launches SPECIFIQUE

kerastase-specifique

Hey all Kerastase lovers out there, and I know there are tons, we have some very exciting news!

Kerastase has just launched SPECIFIQUE – specialist treatments that deliver in-depth solutions for a number of scalp concerns. SPECIFIQUE is the first range from Kérastase that provides solutions for those with dandruff, oily scalp or thinning hair.  In addition to addressing scalp concerns and acting as a treatment line while symptoms persist, this advanced collection allows SPECIFIQUE to address the problem without compromising the overall healthy look of hair.  We all need that!
 
SPECIFIQUE has three separate lines that solve the following hair problems: 
 
DANDRUFF – An overabundance of micro-organisms on the scalp, specifically yeast, lead to an excess build-up of cell clusters, which eventually break apart, forming dandruff. 

OILY SCALP – This condition is the result of an over-stimulated sebaceous gland, which produces excess sebum, forcing it to eventually travel the hair fiber and weigh the hair down.

THINNING HAIR – Internal factors cause many hair types to grow differently, sometimes resulting in hair that eventually becomes finer and suffers from loss of density.

Kerastase always creates stellar products for all to use.  Bravo for creating products that really touch on issues that are faced by women, like thinning hair!  There are so few products dedicated to the health of our hair.

Product review to come very soon.  For more information please visit Kerastase today.

Restore Hair’s Strength and Shine with Moroccan Oil

MorocanOilA Trip to Morocco…
Touted as a revolutionary styling and finishing product, Moroccan Oil is one of the latest in innovative, healthy hair treatments. Just apply a few tiny drops to clean damp hair from roots to tips and you’ll immediately notice a natural, silky softness in your hair’s texture without that greasy, heavy feeling you might find with other hair serums.

With just a few drops, Moroccan Oil instantly goes to work seeping deep into your roots, repairing all of your split ends, while nourishing your scalp with beneficial antioxidants and Vitamins E and F. This super serum works well on all hair types and is especially good at making tangles and those tiny knots disappear with ease – no more tugging and breakage! And the smell is yummy! A a fabulously subtle, incense-y scent that leans more towards a spicy-Caribbean coconut than a sugary tropical aroma. Very nice!

Moroccan Oil promises no build up (and it didn’t!), protects against UV damage and other environmental pollutants, and provides unbelievable shine. I really like the shine without oil factor, even though it’s an oil base, it isn’t greasy. 

 It also claims to speed up your drying time by 40%… I didn’t notice a significant decrease in styling time, but I definitely noticed more manageable, healthier strands after one use. If you’re looking to reverse your daily hair damage, go for Moroccan Oil, the healthy shine alone will make you a believer. Click here to buy it now at StyleBell!

GHD MK4 Flat Iron Review

GHD MK4 Ceramic Flat IronWith so many flat irons on the market, how do you really know which one is right for you? I’ve been testing them out to see how each one works, and why. Today I’d like to share my review of the latest wonder from GHD, the GHD MK4 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron. Touted as one of the best flat irons on the market, I absolutely loved it.

Incorporating state-of-the-art styling technology, the GHD MK4 Straightener and Styler looks very similar to a lot of flat irons out there, but that’s where the similarities end. It’s different, and really, it’s better. All of you CHI fanatics take note, if you ever try a GHD, you’ll see what I’m talking about, and if you currently use a ‘drugstore variety’ flat iron, you’ll be amazed.

The MK4 has a rounded barrel for improved curling and styling, and let me tell you, it curls as easily as it straightens, giving you the ultimate in versatility. You should know that most flat irons will produce curls, but with this iron, it was easy and the curls were nice. I chalk that up to the way this ceramic iron smoothed my strands. It took out all the texture. It didn’t just ‘flatten’, it smoothed. And curled. Major props for that.

The GHD MK4 also has advanced ceramic heaters that are designed to sense the porosity of your hair type to apply and maintain the perfect amount of heat with every glide. That’s cool. Really cool. The iron stayed hot the whole time – no damaging ‘hot spots’ like some other brands – you know who you are! But honestly, it didn’t need to stay hot so long because it straightened my hair super-fast.

The ceramic plates that promise smooth, static free glides took out all my frizz in no time. Some flat irons have been known to create static on hair – especially ones with Tourmaline – so static-free was a huge plus. This iron also had an extremely good grip of my hair while styling, which is very important when choosing a flat iron, because it usually translates into quicker styling with less passes down the same section of hair. Additionally, the ghd MK4 has great tension control, which means I didn’t have to give myself carpal tunnel squeezing the plates together super hard as I straightened each section of my hair. Minimal tension worked just fine thank you.

This iron comes nicely packaged with a step-by-step DVD included in the box which is great for you newbies, but obviously you can always catch a styling video here on our blog if you need some extra help – check out Flat Iron Styling with GHD.

This iron gets two snaps up in Z formation. Watch out competition (ahem CHI), there’s a top player in town, the GHD MK4 has arrived and it’s fabulous! I hope more people get past the pricey price point and give it a try, it really is worth it.

P.S. The ghd MK4 also has an awesome auto adjust feature for international voltages so I can style my way around the world, if I ever get to do that…

Short and Sassy Summer Styles

When it’s hot outside, dontcha just want to chop off all your hair? Sometimes a ponytail isn’t enough. If you’re ready for the big mop chop, this short and sassy celebrity hair style gallery is just what you need to find your favorite style.

Kate Hudson Wins Top Beautiful Woman on People

Kate Hudson

Our favorite Kate Hudson takes the top spot as the Most Beautiful Women on People magazine! Congrats Kate! Others such as Angelina Jolie, Marcia Cross, and Carrie Underwood are all in the spread. Where am I? Maybe next year!

Read More about Kate:
See Kate’s new haircare line launch David Babaii for Wild Aid
See Kate’s Hairstyle Gallery