There's seriously nothing worse than dealing with a bad haircut and let's face it--we've all been there! You know that terrible cut that wound up being inches shorter than you had expected, that's insanely hard to style, or has you feeling depressed anytime you take a glance in the mirror. I recently got one of those and have to admit, the coping process has been taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. But it's also taught me that a bad chop doesn't have to be the end of the world. There are definitely ways to save your strand sanity without having to chop it all off and start from scratch.Continue Reading >
Being a curly haired chica, I definitely know how it feels to struggle with dryness. When it comes to getting healthy curls, hydration is always key. But the truth is not all conditioners leave my curls moisturized, bouncy, and defined. In fact, a lot of them leave them smooth but weighed down.
So I decided to try out some conditioning treatments that are especially designed for curly tresses. I tested out two sulfate-free conditioners (because they say sulfate wreaks havoc on curls): L'Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner ($8) against DevaCare One Conditioner ($19). Read on to find out which one of these made the cut!Continue Reading >
Guess who dyed her hair again--Demi Lovato, of course! The 20-year-old recently showed off newly blonde, shoulder length tresses while receiving an award earlier this week for her work in supporting children that struggle with mental illness.This chick definitely loves to switch it up. I've had a pretty bad experience with going dirty blonde back in the day, but after seeing how great the part-Mexican singer/actress looked it kind of had me wondering.Continue Reading >
There's nothing worse than getting a bad haircut. In fact, it's probably one of the worst beauty experiences any woman can have. Believe me, an amazing haircut requires so much more than just a skilled stylist. It's about knowing EXACTLY what you want and knowing how to communicate that. "A new cut should be exciting and life changing, says Aveda's Global Artistic Director, Ricardo Dinis, who shared with me some advice on how to avoid a haircut disaster. Check out some of his pro tips below to make your next haircut your best one ever!Continue Reading >
Curly Q: My naturally curly hair gets very dry and limpy whenever I color it. How can I keep my color-treated curls healthy, shiny, and bouncy?
Color-treatments can wreak havoc on your hair if you're not careful, especially on curls which tend to be more prone to dryness. I've met chicas who have literally damaged their curl pattern from the insane amount of bleaching they had done to their tresses. Not to mention, the beach water and constant sun exposure from the summertime can cause further damage to color-treated curls. But don't' stress, Ouidad's Creative Color Director, Ian Dorey offered me a few tips on how you can keep your dyed locks looking healthier and shiner than ever. Check out a few tips below!Continue Reading >
Spring is here (and summer is on its way), if your hair ready? It's time to get out of that post-winter rut and get a fresh new look and I can't think of a better way than to FINALLY update your hair. It's such an easy way to recharge and reinvent yourself, so with that in mind don't be afraid to take some risks and treat yourself. So whether you're planning on doing a tiny tweak or aiming for a major makeover, there's definitely something here for you. Spice it up with a few of these celebrity-inspired hair ideas that will get your gorgeous right in time for summer!Continue Reading >
I feel like I'm always looking for fun, new ways to wear my hair only to wind up falling back on the same one or two go-to looks. In my case, my hair is always worn down, either straight or curly, and parted to the side. Boring! But now that we're in the middle of spring and with summer on its way, I'm definitely looking to finally shake things up. So I thought I'd finally cough up the courage to try that gorgeous braided headband updo Zoe Saldana wore at the 2010 Glamour Women of The Year Awards, that's still totally in style by the way.
What I love the most about this vintage-inspired milkmaid braid is that it works on almost all hair textures--straight, wavy, or curly. Zoe chose to blow out her strands straight to give the look more of a polished look, but if you're going for something easy and care-free, it would look just as stylish with waves or curls. Check out a few of my tips below to help you replicate this super cool braided hairstyle!Continue Reading >
Mother's Day is almost here, mamás! And before you get showered with love and attention by your hubby and kids, we want to spoil you with a little treat. As you prepare for the festivities you will want to look in tip top shape, so why not start with your mane? Hair reveals a lot about a woman and can be a great indicator of health which is why taking care of it is very important.
And as Latinas, we consider our shiny locks our favorite features that should always look good. Lucky for you we've got the perfect giveaway lined up for all your hair care needs: We've teamed up with Moroccanoil to provide you with your essential hair needs before the big day and beyond! Read on to find out how to enter!Continue Reading >
Curly Q: Most curly hair products leave my curls stiff and sticky. How can I get my curls to look soft and natural?
I think it's safe to say that every curly girl out there has experienced her fair share of sticky, crunchy curls. I remember when I was younger I would load tons of heavy-duty gel in my hair to prevent my curls from frizzing up, but by the end of the day my tresses pretty much looked like seaweed. Not a good look! The trick to getting smoother, soft curls is really in the products that you use. I had a chat with Moroccanoil's Artistic Director, Antonio Corral Calero, who came up with some amazing tips on how to get natural looking curls without the crunch. Check them out!Continue Reading >
There's nothing like a nice dry shampoo for those mornings when you just can't sneak in enough time to wash your hair. A few spritzes from this miracle product cuts the grease and gives your tired, limpy locks an instant boost. I especially love how it gives my pelo a ton of sexy volume and makes it smell amazing! It's the ultimate product for any busy chica who wants to get a little more shuteye. Best part? You don't have to cough big bucks to find a good one. I've tried a number of dry shampoos and my favorite ones have all cost me less than what I pay for my lunch. Here are 10 of the best affordable dry shampoos out there--all for under $10!Continue Reading >