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The Art of Mastering The Perfect Blowout

It is time to drop your weekly hair appointment to the salon, and pick up the blow dryer yourself! You know what they say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Okay so maybe it’s not that big of a deal, but what if your favorite hair dresser is on vacation and you have an important date? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep these skills in your pocket for a rainy day. Mastering the perfect blowout isn’t as hard as you think. Check out my tips below!

The perfect blowout starts in the shower with a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for your hair. I have fine and frizzy hair so I like to use sulfate-free shampoos. My personal favorites are the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. The gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner has antioxidant argon oil & replenishing nutrients to help cleanse & hydrate dehydrated hair. Make sure to get all the product out of your hair to make sure you have a long-lasting blowout. The conditioner leaves an oily residue in your hair that makes your blowout look greasy.

Price: $9.50/$10.00 for a 2.4 oz bottle

Apply a heat protecting spray to damp clean hair to avoid damaging your hair when using the dryer. I love the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave‑In Spray. I have used this spray since High School when I flat-ironed my hair daily *cringe*. You can get it at Target for $4 and it works just as well as any fancy brand.

Price: $3.99

Next up, divide the hair into small sections. I divide my hair into 5 sections because my arm gets tired quite fast( I really need to hit the gym) and my hair is very thin making it easier to dry. There is no magic number for how many sections you can have but stick to working with a small amount of hair at a time to make sure that the hair is properly dried.

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Start in the back of your head and using a large round brush wrap the hair around the brush. Start drying your hair with the brush vertically. Make sure the blow dryer isn’t directly touching your hair to avoid damaging your strands. Take your time with each section and add volume by putting the brush under the hair at the crown of your head. Twirl hair away from your face for that desired bouncy effect.

Conair – Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer

Price: $32.99

Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush

Price: $19.95

Spray your hair with a finishing spray to avoid any fly aways. I personally use HASK Flexible Finish HairSpray- Light Hold. It helps seal my hair without making my hair stiff.

Price: $4

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Create Mini “Hairs” with Osmosis Eyebrow Gel

No brows? No problem! Create natural strokes that mimic real hair with this water-resistant, smudge-proof eyebrow gel! Gone are the days of overdrawn, penciled in eyebrows. Whether you’re looking to camouflage sparse spots, add dimension or cover up greys, the Osmosis Colour Brow Gel Collection does it all. Available in 4 shades, this water-resistant, smudge-proof gel lets you fill in, shape, and color brows without flaking or fading. They glide on like a cream and set to last all day. It won’t move until you want it to.

Complete with an angled brush for a precise application, each glide will make a stroke so natural looking, you would never know it wasn’t real hair. Formulated with emollient beeswax, this unique gel formula dries quickly while mimicking actual hairs to give you full arches in a flash. Great for covering grey hairs, simply dip a clean mascara wand into your brow color, painting each side the desired color. Mix and match tones to coordinate with hair color.

Gluten-Free | Oncology Friendly

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Luxurious Valentine’s Day Products from SpaRitual!

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? SpaRitual may have just the thing! With the year we have all been having, I think that we all need a well-deserve spa day. Skincare is such an important part of looking good and feeling good. Give your love ones or gift yourself this incredible skincare collection. The Infinitely Loving collection from SpaRitual offers a variety of products including a body oil, body butter, and bath salts, to luxuriously moisturize the body this Valentine’s Day. The floral scent of Chinese Jasmine leaves a soothingly fresh scent to restore both the body and mind.

They also have an amazing limited edition spring collection  Passionfruit Agave Vegan Body Collection! This sounds like my ideal gift!

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Beauty Alert: Éclair Naturals

Éclair Naturals, a new luxuriously pure hair and body care line, brings the best of nature at an affordable price with sustainably sourced and produced products! The brand uses natural food grade ingredients to create unique and efficacious formulas that are non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, vegan, and cruelty-free, and proudly made in the USA. Take a peek into the Éclair Naturals garden and discover where the magic begins: 
 
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  • ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE: Extracted from the inner part of the leaves of the Aloe Barbadensis plant, this skin conditioner and moisturizing agent also contains antimicrobialand anti-inflammatory properties. Featured in: All Over Lotion, Shower Gel, Liquid Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Deodorant and Foaming Hand Soap.
  • SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL: An extremely light, dry oil that adds instant emolliency to any skin care product. Contains the same molecular structure as the skin’s natural oils and effectively reduces dryness, wrinkles, and stretch marks, while cleaning clogged pores and restoring skin’s natural pH balance. Featured in: All Over Lotion, Body Scrubs and Polishes, Body Butters, Effervescent Bath Salts and Handcrafted Soaps. 
  • PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: Rare salt from the Himalayan Mountains (mined in the Khewra Salt Mines of Pakistan), which is rich in magnesium and potassium minerals to exfoliate, soothe and invigorate skin. Featured in: Body Scrubs and Polishes, and Effervescent Bath Salts. 
  • PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA (FRANGIPANI) FLOWER EXTRACT: Also known as the “Secret Oil of the South Pacific,” this extract derived from the flowers of Plumeria Acutifolia adds shine and a natural scent, while protecting hair from harmful UV rays. Featured in: Shampoos and Conditioners. 

 

 

Check out EclairNaturals.com for a full list of ingredients which combine innovative science with nature; virtually all products are $10 and under at Rite Aid, RiteAid.com, and Target.com.

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Flawless Skin: The Art of Multi-Masks

Bring multi-masking to the next level by targeting face and hair simultaneously. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite masks of all types for next-level productivity.
These products from emerginC, ClarityRx, NIUCOCO, Surya Brasil and ALL CAPS are sure to make you a masking pro in no time.

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A rich, buttery, creamy mask with coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid that soothes, hydrates nourishes. Suitable for all skin types. Excellent for red, sensitive, dry, tired skin.

 

$50 via www.emerginC.com

 

 

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Put your skin in check with this intensive face mask for clarifying your skin, removing impurities and clearing pores. Enriched with vitamins, pure herbal extracts, and nourishing oils, your skin is never overly stressed from the mask and is instead left revived, clear and refined.

 

$27.50 via www.clarityclinicalskincare.com

 

 

 

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This nutrient-rich serum and styling oil does it all, including detangles ends, protects against heat styling, and adds high-octane shine. This multi-tasker is infused with extra virgin coconut oil, guava fruit extract, and sunflower seed oil—it’s brain food for your hair that encourages smoothness, nourishment while helping the hair look bouncy and luxurious.

 

$50 via www.niucoco.com

 

 

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Surya Brasil henna creams offer a more natural way to cover your gray or change your hair color while protecting your scalp and simultaneously coloring, conditioning and strengthening your hair. Designed for a beauty hair treatment, Surya Brasil’s luscious Henna Cream texture is both rich and silky with a mild, pleasant scent. Easy to apply on clean hair, it provides a sensation of intense care and comfort during coloring.

 

$17.50 via www.SuryaBrasilProducts.com

 

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All Caps is the only cap that will extend the time, effort and dollars spent on your hair. This new-to-market cap preserves styling whether in the shower, sleeping or at the spa and can also be used for overnight hair treatments or masks.

Uses:

  • Reversible cap can be used to keep hair treatments from transferring to clothes or furniture
  • Cap can be worn as a shower cap to wash product off face
  • Keep face masks or treatments out of hairline

 

$52 via www.AllCapsHair.com

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