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     If you're in a hurry to get to places and you have so little time, then the twisted updo hairstyle is the style to wear on your head. It is a gorgeous style to rock and is a perfect alternative to styling your hair in braids. Do you have medium or long lengths of hair? Don't worry, this hairstyle works perfectly with it. 

     We'll be giving you two variants of the twisted updo hairstyle as a treat, do well to choose the one best suited for your hair. Not to worry, they will) both look good on your hair and they are both easy to make. Follow the step by step guide on how to make the twisted updo hairstyle.

  • Step 1: The first step is to prepare the hair for the style, you will need to add texture to your hair by first spraying with a texturizing spray, then you curl your tresses with a 1¼ inch curling iron or wand.
  • Step 2: Choose a preferred hair part; side, center or deep side part, then grab 2 - 3 inches of hair at the section that is closest to the part. Split the grabbed section again into two chunks of hair and twist the pieces on top and over each other.
  • Step 3: This step is where you add extra hair to your twists. Working on the side of your head, pick up a new section of your hair just below the first section and work it into it. Then, twist the two pieces together. Continue repeating this process until you reach the end of the hair section. Make sure that you add more hair as you go to each twist. Twist the ends of the section and secure it with an elastic once you've reached the back of your head.
  • Step 4: Move the twisted section over to the other side of your hair and use bobby pins to secure it.
  • Step 5: Repeat the twisting on the other side of your hair and secure it with bobby pins as you did the first twist.
  • Step 6: To give the twist more texture loosen it up a little by massaging the hair out of your twist. This gives you a Bohemian vibe.
  • Step 7: Finish the look by using a medium hold hairspray to secure the style and keep it from losing firmness.
Gorgeous Flat-twist Updo Hairstyle

     The steps below will help you achieve this gorgeous and flat. 

  • Step 1: Use a rat tail comb to section off a 4-inch triangle of hair near the front of your hairline and clip it or use an elastic to keep the section out of the way.
  • Step 2: Divide the rest of the hair into a middle part. Clip out a section out of the way and split the other section in half. Then horizontally, create a V-shaped part through the middle of the hair. Clip the top section up and then brush the edge-control gel into and through the bottom section.
  • Step 3: From below your right ear, start stitch-braiding a tiny section of hair along the V-shaped until you braid up the middle to the center of your head. Use a clip to hold the unfinished braid to the side.
  • Step 4: Create another stitch braid above the first one to follow the curved pattern. Then, braid over and up until you've reached the center of your head.
  • Step 5: Continue the stitch-braiding till you've created four braids that all swoop towards your middle part.
  • Step 6: Once you've gotten to the temple of your hair go in the opposite direction and create one curved stitch braid with its tail ends up towards your forehead, instead of the middle of your head.
  • Step 7: Create two more braids in the reverse order and leave the ends in a big poof above your forehead. The big poof will later be turned into a retro curl to make a perfect style. The right side of your hair is finished in that manner.
  • Step 8: Repeat the previous steps on the left side of your head. This will make the center of your hair have a Mohawk of loose hair.
  • Step 9: Create there two strand twists out of the thin slice of hair from the front of your hair. Braid to the ends of your hair and attach extra extensions as you go.
  • Step 10: Twist the rest of your hair in a two strands twist down the center of the left loose and twist the sections towards your forehead.
  • Step 11: Flip your head over and braid all the twists together down the center of your head, and create a faux-hawk of braided twists.
  • Step 12: Gather one big braid and coil it up over one side of your forehead, then pin it in place.

     That's practically all you need to know on how to plait a twisted updo hairstyle.

 

 

 

 

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     It's the year of layered braids and what's not to love about them, they are classic, timeless, elegant and beautiful. 

     Everyone love sits for its intricate style and mystifying elegance, and no one likes it better than us, especially the most popular and favorite of all - Bohemian layered braids.

     This amazing braid is created with an awesome combo of the fishtail braid, three strands braid and twists to pull off a romantic hairstyle that is perfect, meant for the beach, and wonderful to rock for a night in town.

    With all these amazing features, the bohemian layered braid looks like a tough one to braid, right? We've got you covered with our step by step guide to creating a DIY bohemian layered braid.

     All you need for this hairstyle is a few items;

  • Stronghold Hairspray
  • Elastics
  • Bobby Pins
  • Wide-tooth Comb
  • Wave Spray

     Now that we've gotten the items at hand let's begin.

  • Step 1: Prep the hair. Because of the intricate style of this braid, you have to prepare your hair. Take a shower and massage the shampoo and conditioner into your scalp, finish off with a cold rinse. Towel dry your hair till it is completely dry and then use a wide-tooth to part your hair through the center, use the process to also detangle your hair.
  • Step 2: Spray your hair. After you've gone through the drying and detangling process, it is time to spray it with some wave spray to add waves to your hair. Flip your hair over and spray from your roots down to the ends, then spray from your hairline back towards your crown and down the top side of your hair strands. After spraying, scrunch it as it air dries. Once completely dry, run your fingers through it gently to loosen up the waves.
  • Step 3: Begin the twist. Start a small twist by grabbing a small section of hair on one side of your hair, it should be an inch or two down your part. Hold the section and use the other hand to gently fluff it up a little. Then, twist the section of hair back towards the crown of your head and pin it in place with a bobby pin on the opposite side of your crown. Don't go all the way to the other side though.
  • Step 4: Continue the twist. Create a small twist in the opposite side of your part, but unlike the first one, you won't have to pin it to the crown on the side of the first twist.
  • Step 5: Continue the twisting process. Create two more twists, which will amount to a total of four twists, two on each side of the hair. Once the twists are pinned, they will look like tentacles entangled in a twist.
  • Step 6: Divide the rest of your hair into three sections. How? Very simple, split your remaining hair into two equal parts; top and bottom. Then divide the bottom part into two equal sides; left and right. That makes three sections.
  • Step 7: Braid with the traditional three-strand technique. Divide each bottom sections into three strands and braid it traditional. Secure them in place with an elastic band before giving them a little fluff. Make this beautiful look use Amazing Beauty Hair Tape In Hair 
  • Step 8: Add the fishtail into the mix. Divide the top section into two sections and use them to create a fishtail braid. Run the braid till you've run out of hair and secure it with an elastic band before fluffing it to get more volume.
  • Step 9: Mix them up. Secure the fishtail braid on the two traditional three strand braids with bobby pins, this helps create a magnificent bohemian layered look. Now, all that remains is link them together. First of all, pull the bottom traditional braids together at the ends and later the fishtail braid directly down the middle to cover any space. Place some bobby pins through the underside of the braids and combine all the braids at the bottom. Now, carefully take a small section of hair from the ends and wrap it around the elastic to conceal it.
  • Step 10: Give it some finishing touches. Your hair is already looking elegant and gorgeous due to the amazing bohemian layered braids that it is rocking. You don't believe us? Check in the mirror. What do you see? A total makes over. Finish off the braid by spraying it with a Strong-hold Hairspray to protect it from anything and everything as you go about with it.

     We told you it was easy, didn't we? Now, go rock your layered braids.

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     Clip-in extensions are one of the most popular forms of extensions  in the hair industry. They are available in the market as they come in different weights, lengths, and variety of colors. It is available for everyone as there is always a clip in extension to suit your needs.

     The best way to give your hair a major make overlook is to go for a clip in extension. It changes the look of your hair without you going through drastic measures; highlighting, low lighting, color changing, and other stuff.

     The goal to make your clip in extensions last longer is to store it properly. Storing them properly in between the wears can help them retain color, keep them looking fresh, feeling fresh and smelling fresh.

     Not storing them properly, on the other hand, can make them deteriorate faster, bleach out and have a color fade, it also makes it give an unpleasant odor, and make the extensions have dry and brittle hair.

     So, how do you store clip in extensions properly? Keep on reading to get a heads up. The first step would be to find a storage space for it.

     There are two popular storage containers for your clip in hair extensions; boxes and carriers or carrier cases.

  • Boxes: To store your clip in extensions in boxes, you need to brush your hair extensions first. Next, use a hair tie to secure the hair close to the base of the weft in a tight ponytail. Next, gently roll the extensions into a circle or gently tie it up into a knot and place them in the box, make sure it is the main compartment so that it doesn't roughen it up.
  • Carrier or Carrier Cases: This helps prevent damage and tangling of clip in hair extensions and also increases the lifespan. It comes with a hanger on which you can place your clip in hair extensions. Fold down the hanger to open it up, place your hair extensions on the hanger by placing the bar below the wefts and lifting hook to close the hanger and make it secure. Place the hair extensions on the hanger into the extension carrier case and zip it up.

     Now that we have that out of the way let's get into the main reason - storing clip in extensions properly. We'll be giving you step by step instructions on how to store your clip in extensions properly to avoid it from damaging quicker.

  • Step 1: The first step is to remove all the knots and tangles in your hair. Once your hair has knots and tangles it makes it a potential hazard to the health of your clip in extensions. Take your time to carefully untangle and unknot each and every tangles and knot, doing this helps your clip in extensions achieve a healthy look for a lengthy period of time. 
  • Step 2: The second step is to wash your clip in extensions with a shampoo that is specially formulated to cleanse color-treated hair without cleaning the color. You can as well use a shampoo that is rich in moisture to help you bring out the soft and bouncy features of your clip in extensions. The shampoo also helps cleanse the clip in hair extensions of dirt and product build up. 
  • Step 3: The third step is to use moisturizing conditioners to give the clip in extensions of moisture and essential oils to keep them looking healthy. Don't wash the synthetic ones with conditioners, only the natural ones.
  • Step 4: This step is the drying step. When drying use a handheld blow-dryer or better still extend the clip in hair extensions and allow it to air-dry. Your hair has to be completely dry before you start sealing the ends. 
  • Step 5: After you've gone through the first four steps, the next step is to seal the ends of your extension. Put a drop of oil or serum and rub it in both hands, then apply it from the clips to the end of the extension. Make sure not to add them to synthetic clip in hair extensions as they only make it look oily and lead to building up in the extension. 
  • Step 6: This step is the container step, we mentioned earlier the two most popular storage containers for your hair extensions. Make sure that they are well ventilated so that they can maintain their fresh look and fragrance.
  • Step 7: This step is to choose the best location to keep your clip in hair extensions. Choose a location that will not crush the containers that will hold your clip in extensions.

     That's the best way to store your clip in hair extensions is to follow the steps.

 

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     There's nothing as delightful as getting your very own first ever hair extensions to give yourself a new look, it just blows your mind away whenever you think of the amazing styles you can rock with it (one thing your hair won't allow you to do).

     You really want to try out new styles with it, color, dye, bleach, or perhaps the simplest and most popular ones; straightening or curling, but you have no idea how to go about it. How do you really get your hair extensions curled or straightened without getting it roughed up or damaged? Worry not, we've got you totally covered.

     There are things to know about before you curl or straighten your hair extensions and we are here to inform you about it. Whether you've got a clip in, tape in, fusion, micro ring, weave in or loop extensions it doesn't matter, we've got tips for you to follow.

     Tip number one would be to just get a straightened or curled hair extension. Trust us, there are so many available options in the hair market.

     Tip number two would be to go to your hair salon and give it to your hair stylist to get it done for you. It will cost you money but it'll be worth it since they know what they are doing. They are already experts in it and can do it with effortless ease. If you don't have the time to visit a hair stylist every time you want to straighten or curl your hair, then move on to the next tip for some DIY methods.

     Tip number three would be to follow the steps we will carefully give you and do it yourself. This tip saves you money and time and imbibes knowledge into you. It is also quite easy to follow and simple to do. Are you ready to curl or straighten your hair extensions the DIY method? Let's go.

     Heads up! Clip in and flip in wefts can be curled or straightened on or off your head while tape in, micro-ring, look and fusion can only be done on the head.

How to Straighten Your Hair Extensions

     To straighten your hair extensions you can use a flat iron on it before applying it on your hair or after applying it on your hair. 

     For either of the styles, all you need are heat protectant products, flat iron, hair clips, a comb, and a serum.

     If you're straightening the hair extensions before applying it to your head, make sure that you use a paddle brush to untangle the hair extensions first. Apply heat protectant product to it, then lay out the wefts on a flat surface, slowly straighten your extension by running a flat iron through it from the base to the ends. Continue this till all the strands are straight. Apply it to your hair and rub in some serum.

     If you're straightening your hair extensions after it has been applied to the hair, the first thing to do is to spray with some heat protectant. Divide your hair into small sections and tie the rest up. Use the comb to straighten it from the root to the top and follow it with the flat iron. Continue this process till all the hair strands in the hair extensions are straight and apply some serum onto the hair extensions to give it a shine.

How to Curl Your Hair Extensions

     You can choose to either use a curling wand or go heatless.

Heatless Curls for Hair Extensions

     Curling the hair extension without heat is the best option for your hair extensions, it keeps it quite durable and makes it last longer. Various methods are available to produce heatless curls on your hair extensions.

  • Straw Curling Technique: This technique is achieved by using straws, plastics, and other cylindrical objects to roll the hair till it curls.
  • Sock Bun Curling Technique: This technique deals with wrapping a sock into a bun on your head and letting it curl.
  • Hair Rollers: This makes use of rollers to curl your hair without applying any heat to it.
Heat Curls for Hair Extensions

     Before you curl your hair extensions using any heat tools, make sure that you've sprayed a decent amount of heat protectant product on your hair extensions and that you're using a quality tool. Wash the extension, dry it and brush it gently to loosen all knots and tangles. You can go through the strand by strand curling method or go for the ponytail curling method.

     And that's all you need to know before you straighten or curl your hair extensions.

 

 

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     Beyond popular misconceptions, frizzy hair is not your notification that you're having a bad hair day, Frizz is natural, but in no way does it mean that we have to cope with it day in day out. Do you have a bushy mane that needs taming and conquering like those of "Hermione Granger"? Like Hermione's, all you need to tame your frizz is so simple that it works like magic.

     Frizzy hair is caused by damages to the hair shafts, hair scalps, and hair cuticles. The damages, dryness, or reactions to the chemicals applied to and on your head can cause frizzy hair because the outer layer of the strands which are best known as the cuticles rises to allow moisture to penetrate and fatten it.

     You're ready to tame your hair but you're not sure how to? Do you want a sleek, straight, free from fly-aways and frizz? We've got amazing and "magical" tips to tame your frizz, let's go through the "spell words" together.

  1. Use Gentle, Sulfate-free, Glycerin Shampoo: Frizzy hair is mostly caused by the lack of moisture in your hair and excess moisture in the air surrounding it. Your hair attempts to absorb moisture but doesn't get enough, so the more it tries to absorb and consume, the more frizz it gets. The first step is to get and use a gentle sulfate-free shampoo that is packed with glycerin, most shampoos are packed with sulfate which when applied to the hair strips and dehydrates its strand of moisture. Sulfate-free and glycerin packed shampoos will do wonders and magic to your hair, the glycerin penetrates into the hair shafts and hydrates it from the inside out, it also forms a protective layer on each strand, sulfate-free, on the other hand, helps moisturize and leave the hair sleek. That's two for the price of one and the amazing part is that they work like magic. 
  2. Use A Conditioner: Conditioners and shampoos are the balance to healthy hair, both of them in synchrony keeps your hair free from frizzes. Using a conditioner every time you apply shampoo to your hair leaves your hair cuticles hydrated to ensure that the moisture penetrates deep into each of the strands. When applying the conditioner always make sure that you start from mid-length to the ends and avoid the roots, to prevent it from getting greasy.
  3. Don't condition regularly: We know we said you should condition your hair after shampooing, but conditioning your hair daily or shampooing it will cause all the natural and essential oils to get stripped off. Wash your hair with shampoo three to four days and use a conditioner twice a week to replenish your hair and avoid the stripping of essential oils and moisture.
  4. Apply Hair masks weekly: DIY hair hydrating masks at least once a week keeps the hair moisturized, hydrated and soft. Hair masks keep the hair hydrated to prevent the hair cuticles from opening up to absorb moisture. Coconut oil, papaya oil, jojoba oil and the rest, individually or mixed together will give your hair the moisture and hydration needed.
  5. Go for a Silk Pillowcase: If you're using a cotton pillowcase, it's time you did a switch to a silk one. Silk pillowcase helps protect your hair while you sleep and maintains your hair's natural oil. Silk pillowcase also creates less friction and tugs at your hair less than its cotton counterpart.
  6. Change your method of hair drying: Change your hair drying method to 90% air-dry and 10% blow-dry, this allows less damage to your hair strands. Blow-drying your hair disrupts the hair strands from staying straight which causes frizziness. Air-drying totally changes the life of your hair and eliminates all damages to your hair. 
  7. Use a Diffuser: If you must absolutely make use of a blow-dryer to dry your hair. then it is important that you keep it on a low heat setting and keep it at arm's length away from your hair. Next, you have to move the blow-dryer around the hair, avoid staying too long in one section of your hair to prevent overheating. Finally, use a diffuser. This limits the amount of heat that is directed to your hair, it also limits your hair from flying around while it's being blow-dried, this lessens friction, frizz and keeps your hair smooth.
  8. Use a Natural Nourishing Oil: Natural nourishing hair oil keeps your smooth while it fights the frizz away. It also adds shine and sparkle to your hair as well as allow the hair cuticles to be penetrated by the oil to give it moisture, health, and nourishment. Apply it to the strands of your hair and let it work its magic.

   These tips will tame your frizz like magic and in no time. Here's to perfect hair.

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     Frizz just freezes our hair from growing and looking good. Curls, in general, have an entirely different shop to themselves, from products to styling techniques, and this is because the follicles of a curly hair are asymmetrical in nature.

     One of the key problems of curly hair is their dryness. Curly hair has a higher tendency to dry out faster than straight hair, and this is because of the way curls are structured. Due to their structure, curls find it hard to distribute natural and essential oils from the roots of the hair to the tips.

     The lack of distribution of this oil causes the major problem that we are tackling today - Frizz. The key solution to this issue is the application of frizz free shampoos for curly hair.

     We've packaged just the very best of shampoos for attaining a frizz-free curly hair. Ready to get rid of your frizz? Then let's go shopping. There's no particular order, we just placed the best as we see fit.

  1. Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo: Briogeo Shampoo is one that naturally nourishes and hydrates the curls of your hair. It removes dirt and oil build up at the roots of your hair without stripping off the oils and moisture needed. The amino acids derived from the acids help penetrate the hair shafts to lock out frizz and lock in moisture, while the avocado oil helps to hydrate and smoothen the locks. 
  2. Aveda Be Curly Shampoo: There's always a classic standout in any area, and Aveda Be Curly Shampoo is no different. Effortless, gentle and effective in the cleaning of dirt in the hair, this shampoo just stands out. The organic aloe vera and wheat protein help to expand the cuticles when wet to absorb moisture and when dry to lock the moisture in. 
  3. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo:  Ouidad advanced defrizzing shampoo is great for getting rid of frizzes from curly hair. Packed with natural and organic ingredients such as the murumuru butter, Shea butter, and babassu oil, this shampoo is a sulfate-free cleanser to give your curls an extra smooth and moisturized look, and also reduces the fly-aways. That's not all, this shampoo also comes with anti-frizz nanotechnology that makes use of silk protein to lock in natural moisture and lock out humidity. The hydrating ingredients also help keep the cuticles smooth, with the UV filter to protect your hair from damages from the sun.                    
  4. SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo: SheaMoisture shampoo works by trapping in the moisture and keeping it from leaving till it has completed its job. It is enriched with silk proteins that strengthen, coconut oils that hydrates and neem oils that moisturize, shine and fights frizz at the same time. It is also sulfate-free which enables it to cleanse the hair without stripping off all its nutrients and nourishment, leaving it less prone to drying out faster.  
  5. L'Oreal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo: You won't find many shampoos like the L'Oreal HydraCharge shampoo which is packed with not only sulfate-free cleansers but also surfactant and harsh salt-free technologies. Organic coconut oil adds the needed hydration for the curls to be frizz free, it also prevents the hair from being weighed down by the ingredients in the shampoo. It increases shine and smoothens out frizz from the hair. When combined with conditioners, leave-in treatments, and DIY hair masks treatments, it gives your curls a firm hold and a defined look for 48 hours.
  6. Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo: It's a shampoo that nourishes from the scalp to the cuticles to the roots and all the way up or down to the tips. It is an affordable, sulfate-free, silicone free, paraben free shampoo that is loaded with jojoba oil, silk strengthening proteins, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts oil all conditioned together to give your curly hair the protection from frizz and dryness.
  7. DevaCurl No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser: A fan favorite for all curly hair and curl hair lovers, DevaCurl Cleanser cleanses and nourishes your hair without stripping off the essential oils. It also moisturizes the hair scalp and the hair shafts. It works its wonders from the roots to the ends of the hair, leaving nothing out and finishing off with a refreshing and aromatic scent. It's a hundred percent free all of the way from animal cruelty to harsh salts, to surfactant and sulfate, and finally, to paraben and silicon, it's totally free.

     We told you earlier that this list is made up of only the best shampoos to give you frizz-free and healthy curls to rock, we weren't lying. Each and every one of the shampoos on this list will guarantee a frizz-free curly hair that not only shines but also very healthy.

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     Are you thinking of styling your hair using any of the heat methods, such as curling rods, curling wands, curlers, blow-dryers, heat rollers, and the likes? Are you planning on doing it without heat protectant products, be it spray, serum or the likes? If your answer is yes to either of the two or to the two, then you need a big rethink.

     One of the most damaging factors to a healthier, longer and fuller hair is heat styling or better put, heat.

     Subjecting your hair to high temperatures from heat styling products like the curlers or blow-dryers without a heat protectant product like the spray, serum or cream will only damage and break your hair.

     Heat styling products deplete the natural oils of your hair which is used to nourish and moisturize it to grow healthy and strong. They also weaken and destroy the vital proteins and vitamins in the hair shafts, cuticles, and scalp. The weakening of these structures call for high maintenance of hair and need to procure the best hair treatments to restore, repair, replenish, rejuvenate and revive the hair.

     What's the solution? It's really quite simple but at the same time hard. Simple in the case that the solution to prevent your hair from the damages of heat styling is using hair protectant products, and it's hard because there are a whole lot of options to choose from that you are at a loss on which to pick and use.

     But that's not a problem anymore, we've put together a list of the best hair protectant products to use for your hair before heat styling (if you absolutely must heat style). One thing about this list of best heat protectant products is that they don't just protect your hair from getting damaged by heat, they also add loads of benefits to the hair - shine, smoothness, slickness, straightness, and style. Let's browse through the list together.

  1. Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray: This heat protectant spray makes use of charged silk molecules to enrich and boost the strength of the hair as well as add to its shine. It also gives it resilience against heat and moisturizes the roots as well.
  2. Briogeo Rosario Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Creme: Not all heat protectant products come as sprays, especially this one. Infused with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, this heat protectant product provides strength and nourishment to the hair to improve its health and resilience. It is also enriched with coconut oil, rosehip, and argan to protect the hair from damages from heat and UV rays from the sun. As an added bonus, it conditions the hair strands and locks in moisture for growth.
  3. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Moisture Thermal Protect Set & Hold Spritz: Shea moisture combines natural and certified organic ingredients to protect the hair. It produces reparative chemicals to protect hair shafts, promote hair growth, invigorate the hair scalp, moisturize the hair and condition the scalp. All of these are achieved with their natural formulas and organic ingredients.    
  4. Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Shield Heat Protectant: This specially formulated product nourishes every strand with moisture, but that's not all, it also makes the hair stronger and healthier to withstand high temperatures and still look smooth, shiny and free from frizz.
  5. OUAI Memory Mist Heat Protectant: This product is way more than a heat protectant, it's a lifesaver. Not only does it protect your hair from damages and breakings due to heat. It also helps style your hair by locking your looks in place, which is an effect of its memory polymer technology. 
  6. EVA NYC Mane Magic 10 - IN - 1 Primer: This heat protectant product is loaded with argan and sunflower that adds a lot of benefits - it rejuvenates the hair, replenishes the nutrients, detangles the hair and protects the hair from high temperature and UV rays. 
  7. KÉRASTAS Resistance Ciment Thermique Blow Dry Primer: This heat protectant product helps with repairing the damaged and broken hair. It is specifically formulated to help rehabilitate damaged hair, the primer's fibers help to strengthen the hair from the inside out as well as recreate the strands protective layer. 
  8. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat and UV Protective Primer: This heat protectant product is made up of a blend of coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, and three other different oils to bring out the best from your scalp, provide the best protection against dry, brittle and coarse textures, and hydrate the hair.                 

     Using any one of these heat protectant products before heat styling will reduce and prevent damages, breaks, and harm from heat styling products and techniques. They will not only form a protective layer over the hair, but they will also add a load of benefits to the hair.

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     Every year, new hairstyles trend the fashion and hair industry and they become the choice and toast of everyone and they are also ready to start you experimenting on them.

     If you're looking for a hairstyle that will give you a brand new look, a tweak to give your hair a refreshing new look and an amazing unforgettable style.

     Trends never die out, they get renewed yearly and new ones get created to provide us with a variety of hairstyles to choose from.

     Whether it is meant to be rocked on the runways, red carpets, or at your workplace, these new hairstyle trendsetters are going to be around for a while. Keep on scrolling to know the hairstyles that are trending right now.

Pressed Braid

     This hairstyle is achieved by first getting a strong middle parting from the front of your hairline to the crown of your head. Complement this look by plaiting your hair 5cms right below your parting, Braid until you reach the end of the hairpiece and lightly press down the hair with a styler along with the hair and brush it out to give it texture and volume.

Micro Braids

     We first had the pressed braid, now we're bringing to you the micro braids, this is just to tell you that braids are quite the trendsetters. It does not matter where these micro braids are placed, either delicately and strategically placed across the partings or meticulously crafted along and under the hairline to add more texture and volume to the hair. It doesn't bother the micro braids to be on your hair and trend for the year.

Shag 2.0

     Shag 2.0 is the new and updated version of the classic shag that was quite popular in the '70s. It's a low maintenance hairstyle and it's very easy to achieve. All you need to rock this hairstyle is to give your hair a deep side part and let it air dry, don't worry your hair will do the rest of the job with it's a natural wave. It's safe to say that the shag is back, bigger, better and updated.

Half Up Top-knot

     This hairstyle is not just one classic hairstyle, it's the combination of two classic hairstyles, the top-knot and the half up half down hairdo. Although it sounds complicated, it's quite easy to make. Work with dry hair here, so if you have damp hair you might want to let it dry a bit. After it's dry, you part it horizontally from ear to ear. Then you twist your hair up into a topknot and secure it with bobby pins or ponytail holder.

Natural Curls

     This hairstyle just screams purely natural. It's a hundred percent undiluted natural hairstyle that is taking the hair fashion industry by storm. All you have to do is get a wide-tooth comb and free the curls from tangles, follow this up by styling with some styling cream. You don't have natural curls to rock this style? Not to worry, we can work around that tiny snag. Use a large barreled curling iron to curl in one-inch sections in alternating directions. Nature at its best is fashion at its finest.

Slicked Down Pixies

     Style this hair by creating a deep side part on an air-dried hair while using a comb, keep every strand in place and let the hair achieve a wet look by slicking it with some waxy styling pomade.

Textured Hairdo

     A boost to your hair will always be appreciated and will always trend. Apply volumizing mousse to your hair from the roots to the ends of your damp hair. Twist two-inch sections of your hair upwards and secure the roots with bobby pins so that the hair gets a chance to be dried by the air rather than being blow-dried. After they've dried off, remove the pins to reveal the newly created natural textured waves.

Movement Hairdo

     Start this hairstyle by blow-drying your hair and then brush it with a paddle brush to straighten it before using a large curling iron to work through random sections of your hair. Make sure you curl your hair away from your face to give it its name - Movement.

Flip

     This hairstyle is a revamp from the '60s. Start with a dry hair and use a 1½ curling iron to curl the hair. This is where the flip comes in while curling the hair only curl the ends of the hair and leave the flat top. Finish off this hairstyle by spraying with a strong hold hairspray to hold the curls in place.

 

     The trend hairstyles are there to tweak your hairstyle, for you to experiment with the new styles to find one that fits you quite perfectly and make you a trendsetter. Let's go set the trends with these hairstyles.

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     Curls are loved by everybody, and everybody loves and wants beautiful, wavy, bouncy, coily, flawless, and healthy curls.

     The funny thing about the curls is that no matter how much you love them, you just can't keep them curly all day long - or so you think. It's a pleasure telling you all that you can have beautiful, coily, and wavy curls all day long.

     We've gathered helpful tips to help you make your curls last longer with all it's bounce and beauty, without losing shine and vibrancy. Keep on reading to learn more about the tips.

  1. Shower: This is the very beginning of every good hair. Your curls will last longer if you get the foundation ready and that begins from the shower. Washing your hair helps rid it of dirt, oil builds up and other factors that can pollute it, after all, your curls need to be healthy. Washing your hair guarantees the possibility of you having healthy and long-lasting curls when the time comes for it. One important thing to note is to skip the conditioner when washing your hair. Applying conditioner to your hair while washing tends to make your hair too sleek, slippery and soft, which doesn't provide a firm foundation for your curls to sit on. The very first step to a long lasting curl is for the hair to have texture and grip, which leads us to the next step.
  2. Don't wash daily: Washing daily makes your hair too soft, which is one thing your curls don't need right now. Wash at intervals and start your curls two to three days after a wash, this helps it hold better. It's a less known secret that curls tend to hold more on dirtier hair compared to fresher and cleaner ones. Are you afraid of oil and dirt build up in your hair? Not to worry, just apply some dry shampoo to your hair roots to soak up all excess oil. Washing at intervals also helps the natural oils to perform their work in providing a firmer surface to lock in the curls.
  3. Prepare your hair: Prepare your hair to have more texture and grip but less moisture, for this you have to go for some thickening mousse. Mousse contains alcohol which strips moisture off the hair and thickens the hair to enhance its hold. For effective hold, apply the mousse with your finger from the roots through to the end. This is the one time we approve the use of alcohol as it is normally harmful to your hair if applied in large quantities.
  4. Switch to quality heat styling products: Going for quality heat styling tools will make your curly hair last longer. The lesser quality or substandard hear styling tools will do much damage to your curls and your hair, but going for quality heat styling tools that are coated with ceramic will do less damage. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to use the tools at 250°F - 300°F to achieve your curls and prevent damage.
  5. Choose the right hair products: Your curls will go through heat styling procedures unless you're going heatless which is more advisable, so it is the best option for you and your curls to choose the right hair products. Go for a heat protectant that will not only limit the damage of high temperatures to your hair but also protect it from heat. Choose a texturizing hairspray that will provide your hair with more texture to hold in curls from falling apart. Don't forget to invest also in DIY hair masks to give your hair all-round protection, nourishment, and texture.
  6. Cool your curls: If you want to get your curls to last, let them cool down. Heat makes your curls, cooling it down makes it last longer. Cooling your hair after each curling process allows the cuticles to close and hold the curls into place.
  7. Tighten the curls: After the curls have been left to cool (preferably 10 - 15 minutes), tighten them so that they last much longer, it's a known fact that your curls will fall out, the more you tighten the curls, the higher the chances of it lasting longer.
  8. Spray for texture: This is the final step to gaining a long lasting curl, spray it with a texturizing spray. Texturizing spray adds more volume, less weight and more bounce to your curls, it doesn't stop there. It also has a similar function to the dry shampoo as it neutralizes the oils in your hair to function better and hold the curls in place.

     All these tips will not only help your curls stay in place, it will make sure it has more texture and body and also look fuller, beautiful, bouncy, flawless and healthy. Try them out!

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     What do you get when you invert a French? A Dutch, of course. Dutch braids or inverted French braids are one of the most beautiful and important braids to rock. They have been around forever and will still be, as they have made a fashion statement that will never be silenced.

     Rocked by A-list celebrities and superstars from the Kardashians to the bardest woman on the planet Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey, the double Dutch braid has been making a lot of positive impacts and has been popularly called the "boxer braids" because of the way it perfectly sits on your hair without getting any hair on your face and yet looks quite edgy and timeless.

     The double Dutch braid is a unique style as it leaves the braid sitting on top of your head rather than it looks like it is woven into it. The double Dutch braid is known for its versatility that it makes you look elegant wherever you are - red carpet, dinner night, office or even a brunch date.

     The best part of the double Dutch braid and the reason it beats its cousin, the Dutch braid, is due to the fact that although the Dutch braid works on most lengths of hair, the double Dutch braid works on all including the very short hair.

     It looks quite complex for a beginner, but it's actually quite easy to braid, and with our easy tips, it just got easier.

Step 1: Brush Your Hair Neatly

     The first step in braiding all hairstyles is to make sure that your hair is brushed neatly, it doesn't matter if your hair is damp or dry as double dutch can be braided on either, what matters is that your hair is brushed neat to free it from knots and tangles. If your hair is making any attempt to fly away, you can smoothen it with pomade or serum. Wet hair for braids makes your hair curl without using heat rollers.

Step 2: Brush and Center Part

     For the next step, you need to get a symmetrical look, so you need to brush the hair and give it a central part to easily divide the hair into two sections on your hair. Divide your hair from the forehead to the nape, brushing the left section to the left shoulder and the right section to the right shoulder. After dividing them into sections secure one of them with a clip or elastic to keep it out of the way while you do the other.

Step 3: Gather the Hair

     We'll be making use of the left section as we've secured the right section out of the way. Gather 2-inch width of hair from the left section directly at the hairline. If you're working with the right section, you gather 2-inch width of hair from the right section directly at the hairline.

Step 4: Split Equally

     After gathering the hair, split it into three equal strands, hold the left strand firmly in your left hand and the remaining two in your right hand, the middle strand should be between your index and middle finger, with the last strand between your pinkie finger and your palm.

Step 5: Cross

     Begin by crossing the left strand under the middle strand, then follow it by crossing the right strand under the newly made middle strand. After every crossing, make sure to Tig it gently to tighten the braids from loosing. Your double Dutch braid will not work if you braid the strands over the middle strands, so be careful to braid it under.  If you're working with the left section, start with the right strand over the middle strand and continue working that way.

Step 6: Add extra hair

     For every cross, you make from the left strand, add some extra thin hair from the left side of your hairline, make sure the added hair is thinner in size to the ones it is being added to, then cross it under the middle strand. Repeat this process with the right strand, add extra hair but this time it should be from the part to your right strand and cross it under the middle strand.

Step 7: Keep it even

     Continue to braid it till you reach the nape, keeping it even between your hairline and the center part. Let them be of equal size and tension. When you reach the end of the nape, finish it off with a regular braid.

Step 8: Repeat the process & Finish it off

     Exactly the same process should be applied to the other section that was secured in the beginning. Finish the process by wrapping the two sections into a bun, crown or relaxed ponytail.

      There you have it, double dutch braid neat and beautiful. See, we told you it was easy!

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