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Enhancing Your Natural Hair Texture: Easy Styling Tips for All Hair TypesEnhancing Your Natural Hair Texture: Easy Styling Tips for All Hair Types

We all have a fantasy vision of our perfect tresses – and often it’s a far cry from our natural hair type. What you may not realize is that all hair types and textures have the potential to be stunning with minimal effort. Find out how to actualize your hair dreams with a few easy steps.

10 Grooming Essentials for Guys: Graduation Gift Guide10 Grooming Essentials for Guys: Graduation Gift Guide

Graduation season is just around the corner. Don’t stress over finding the perfect graduation gift for the guys on your list. Surprise him with a present that’s practical, personal and will help him step up his look as he transitions toward his future. Whether he’s heading to college, a new job or off on an adventure, here are 10 grooming-inspired graduation gifts for guys.

Beauty Gift Guide for Graduating Students: Essentials Just for HerBeauty Gift Guide for Graduating Students: Essentials Just for Her

Graduation season is here, so take some time to find the perfect gift for the graduating girls in your life. These beauty-inspired essentials will help her step up her skin and hair care regimen so she looks and feels her best as she takes on the world.

Warm Weather Hair Care: Spice Up Your Look With Trendy Hair Accessories for Spring and SummerWarm Weather Hair Care: Spice Up Your Look With Trendy Hair Accessories for Spring and Summer

The weather is heating up in most areas - so why not heat up your style too? Hair accessories can offer a quick and easy way to put some pep into your step this season. Read on to learn how to add feminine, eye-catching accessories to your style that are perfect for spring and summer. Plus, get tips on playing with new hairstyles and makeup for the season ahead.

The Complete Updated Guide on Hot Weather Beauty & StyleThe Complete Updated Guide on Hot Weather Beauty & Style

As the weather heats up, our attention naturally turns to lighter and brighter fare – a relaxing summer vacation, our favorite outdoor adventures and stepping out in styles that reflect a more carefree vibe. Why let irritating issues like frizzy hair, oily skin and sunburn get in the way of your fun in the sun? Get the lowdown on how to minimize hot weather beauty concerns for yourself and the whole family, so everyone can fully embrace what the season has to offer.

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Q: I color my hair regularly, and it tends to look dry and dull in the summertime. Are there tips to keeping it healthy all year long?

A: Colored hair is susceptible to damage, particularly in the summer months when heat and humidity are unavoidable. Make a habit out of wearing hats and scarves to cover your hair in the sun, and use SPF hair products such as Quintessence Q-Sunshade Leave In Hair Conditioner and Scalp Protectant SPF 30. Give your hair some extra TLC in the summer with a conditioning treatment like Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque to keep strands smooth and hydrated. To prevent color from fading, add Alterna BAMBOO UV Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide to your daily routine.

Q: I have long, straight hair that gets tangled easily. Is there an easy haircut that works for my hair texture, especially in warmer weather?

A: The bob is a classic style that appeared on the latest fashion runways and is adaptable to almost any texture. Ask your stylist whether a smooth, polished bob or one that’s choppy and textured works better for your hair type. For daily styling, start with a thickening treatment like Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Instant Hair Thickening and Straightening Serum. Hair expert Errol Douglas tells Glamour UK that the secret to a gorgeous bob is “all in the cut. After that, keep product to a minimum and build in the body and shine with a rough dry that is speedy and locks in moisture." Want something more dramatic? Spring for a cutting-edge pixie cut that’ll keep you extra cool in hot weather.

Q: I have thick, messy hair that’s hard to style. How do I look polished rather than careless, without spending a lot of time and energy on my hair?

A: Embrace your natural hair type with one of the season’s hottest – and easiest – hair trends: laid-back mermaid waves. For ultra-low maintenance waves, use a leave-in conditioner like Philip B Lovin' Leave-In Conditioning Creme and braid hair into one or two plaits before going to bed at night. Undo the braids in the morning and run your fingers through your hair, applying a lightweight treatment such as Alterna BAMBOO Beach Summer Sunshine Spray to eliminate any frizz and enhance shine. If you need something more professional for the office or a special occasion, opt for a chic, low ponytail secured at the nape of the neck. Even unruly hair types can master this glossy, sophisticated look with the help of a finishing spray like Alterna BAMBOO Shine Luminous Shine Mist.

Q: My hair is very thin, so I usually wear it down instead of trying ponytails or other styles. How can I make my hair more voluminous?

A: There are a few things you can do to help thicken and volumize your hair. Joshua Zeichner, MD, recommends using conditioners formulated for fine hair so it won’t get weighted down, according to WebMD. Also, be sure to protect your hair from heat and over-processing. If you dye, perm or relax your hair, additional heat can cause breakage, Jeanine Downie, MD, tells WebMD. To prevent further thinning, avoid pulling your hair too tightly in different styles, like ponytails and braids. You can make your hair appear more voluminous by applying a volumizing product before styling, such as Ojon Volume Advance Volumizing Styling Spray.

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