volume spray

tips for treating yoself

body:

  • Exfoliate once or twice a week.
  • Let your vagina breathe - don’t wear underwear to bed unless you’re on your period.
  • Change your pad/tampon/etc at least twice a day.
  • Don’t wash up inside your vagina (aka douching) it will tip the pH balance in your vagina and you will end up with an infection, you can wash around your thighs/pubic area but that’s it, same applies with perfumes and other body cosmetics.
  • Use coconut oil its good for so many things!!
  • Use body butters after getting out of the shower.
  • Use tea-tree oil for pimples.
  • Use sunscreen!!!
  • For people with oily skin - use blotting paper around your eyes and in your T - zone.
  • Don’t squeeze/pick at pimples - the bacteria on your hands will only make them worse and will create more redness.
  • Always use moisturiser before applying makeup
  • When washing your vagina, lift up the clitoral hood and softly rub your finger along the hood to wipe away dead skin cells. If you end up masturbating, fuck it.

Hair:

  • Wash your hair every 2-3 days. Don’t wash every day because it will make your head dry, try dry shampoos instead.
  • Use conditioning treatments weekly in the summer to prevent your hair from losing it’s colour.
  • Brush your curls with your fingers to create a more tousled look.
  • Before blow drying your hair use volumizing spray or gel on your roots for more definition in your hair.
  • Use shampoos that are sulfate free as sulfates dry and damage your hair quicker.
  • If your hair is greasy avoid conditioning the roots, just the ends.
  • Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks so you have healthy hair and no damaged ends.
  • Use avacado oil on your hair in the winter to stop your hair from drying out.
  • Dry shampoo is also very good for volumizing your hair.
  • The best way to get rid of ingrown hair is to exfoliate.
  • Avoid dry shaving your pubes, this will cause redness and spots which are easily treated with hydrocortisone cream or aloe vera.
  • If you are to shave, use conditioner instead of shaving cream - you will get a smoother result - that goes for anywhere you shave.
  • If you have a big ole mess in your pants try trimming your bush before you shave/wax it.
  • Waxing HURTS so if you’re dealing with the burns then place a cold towel in the sore area and leave it for about 15 minutes and then apply aloe.
  • If you experience chest/breast hair the best thing to do is pluck the hairs, it’s painful but rewarding.

Makeup:

  • Clean your makeup brushes, regularly along with any other makeup appliances (beauty blenders, makeup pads) in a mix of warm water and a little bit of soap.
  • Use a blotting tissue and then add a small amout of cream concealer onto your eye makeup to prevent smudging.
  • Matte lipstick goes best with a shimmer eye makeup.
  • Wearing white eyeliner counteracts the redness in your eyes.
  • To make your cheekbones appear higher, use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone.
  • In summer if you want to avoid caking yourself with foundation - use tinted moisturiser or BB cream instead.
  • Always wash your makeup off before going to bed, don’t leave it on.
  • Always make sure you blend your foundation so your neck isn’t a different colour to your face.
  • Clean your makeup bag out every once in a while and get rid of any products you don’t use - its cleaner, tidier and more hygienic. 
  • Always make sure you have tape and q-tips handy. Tape is great for a perfect winged eyeliner and q-tips are great for cleaning and tidying up those hard to reach areas.
  • Concealer works great for a base for your eye makeup as the makeup will stick to it. 
  • Using highlighter and illuminators on your cheekbones, browbone and cupid’s bow for a “dewy look”.
  • When using cream products like eyeshadow or blush - use translucent powder to set it in place.
  • Kat Von-D lipstick is blow job proof :)
  • Replace mascara and eyeliners every 3 months or so.
  • Don’t share makeup/appliances for your eyes, it may cause infections like conjunctivitis and maybe a sty.
  • Blot your lips after applying lipstick to avoid getting lipstick teeth. 

General:

  • Change your bra every 5-11 days.
  • Always make sure your feet are dry before putting on socks and shoes to prevent fungal infections.
  • Wash blood stained clothes in cold water with 2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Try your own homemade beauty recipes.
  • If you peel/lick your lips it will damage them, don’t do that.
  • Applying eye cream on the cuticles of your nails will make them stronger and healthier.
  • Always carry tampons/pads even when you’re not on your period, someone else might need them.
  • Clean out your purse!! Get rid of all that junk and you will thank yourself next time you’re looking for something.
  • Masturbate. Whenever you can, it’s rewarding and good for you. (yes girls masturbate too).
  • Always pee after sex/masturbation to help avoid getting a UTI.
  • Bio-oil is good for stretch marks (as well as loving them).
  • Save some nice underwear for yourself and just wear your dead old pants when you’re on your period.
  • Buy yourself some nice underwear/lingerie whenever you can. Make sure it’s 100% cotton though otherwise you can get a yeast infection.
  • Test yourself every once in a while for STDs. It’s necessary.
  • Carry a condom on you, it’s not just the guy’s responsibility.
  • Apply a damp tissue to blotchy, red skin after crying, it will make you look as if you haven’t been crying at all.
  • Don’t let boys ruin your day.
  • Use a paperclip to clip the back of your bra straps together to create a racerback bra.
  • Wrap a maxi pad or pantyliner around any poking underwires in your bra.
  • Wash your pillow case every 1-2 weeks to help prevent acne. 
  • Cucumbers are good for dark circles and puffy eyes just place a slice over your eyes and leave for about 15 minutes.

treat and love yourself and your body will reward you!!! 

bookcoversproject  asked:

good morning, have we talked about what eliot spends his money on? because so far all I can think of are (a) a fucking absurd and totally pitch-perfect car, (b) probably knives, and (c) carnivorous mail-order plants. dude probably wasn't hurting before they made $3.5M each—is it just in a bank somewhere? i mean, some of it's probably really really well hidden in distributed locations and some is buried in a box in the woods in montana, but he must have spent SOME, he isn't parker

omg, okay, this is possibly my favorite question anyone has ever asked me, because it has led me to the glowing, glorious realization of the answer. but before i get to said answer, we must, first, discuss the cars. because you see: john rogers’ blog, which i continue to read sometimes even though i disagree with a good 75% of what he says, states that eliot COLLECTS CARS, which i choose to believe because i am so absurdly delighted by it. i am so absurdly delighted by the idea that eliot spencer is not only a car buff but a car COLLECTOR and, of all the cars in his collection, chooses most often to see and be seen in his bright orange dodge charger with the blue stripes down the middle. like. l i k e. what must the rest of the collection look like? is the orange one his favorite because it’s the ugliest or does he actively collect ugly cars the way that he collects ugly clothes? is there somewhere a warehouse full of like. pt cruisers with flames on the side??? those cars that look like toasters? or are they all muscle cars in the most eye-searing paint jobs possible? is he in it for horsepower or speed or SHEER UNATTRACTIVENESS or like, the middle of the venn diagram of all three? eliot spencer u beautiful weirdo you are so fucking weird, you act like hardison and parker are weird but honest to god you are yourself the king of weird island. HE COLLECTS CARS AND HE CHOOSES TO DRIVE THE ORANGE AND BLUE CHARGER. i just. i can’t. at all.

okay. having said all that, my beautiful realization is this: aside from the cars, in many ways eliot spencer’s spending habits are all but indistinguishable from those of your average middle-aged, upper-middle class mom.

ONE: WILLIAMS SONOMA.

the thing about it is that eliot hates williams sonoma. he really does. on principle, he hates them. he hates what they’ve done to average american home cook and he hates how they’ve put smaller local shops out of business (eliot believes very deeply, as we know from the canon, in shopping local). he hates that they create tools that ABSOLUTELY NO PERSON NEEDS, like this fucking avacado cuber, and then charge $17.95 for the pleasure of pointlessly owning one. he hates the whole aesthetic of the place, which suggests that if people just buy one of their products they’ll suddenly be deposited into ina garten’s life in the hamptons, instead of the low lighting of their own apartment, probably feeling like a shithead for spending a hundred dollars on goddamn colanders. he hates that everything they sell that’s actually useful and necessary for a kitchen can be found cheaper and better at restaurant supply stores, or better yet, made by actual craftsmen. he hates them. he hates them! he hates them.

and yet, somehow – like highway blindness; like those times sophie used to brainwash him – invariably, a few times a year, eliot blinks and finds himself standing at the checkout counter of a williams sonoma with his arms full of items. it’s like they have some kind of hold over his very soul. it’s like he made some sort of bargain with the devil that he doesn’t remember, and its consequence was his damn addiction to damn williams damn sonoma.

“what is this?” parker says, jerking eliot out of his reverie in one of their dallas locations. they’re hanging around for a few days after wrapping up a job, just in case the client ends up needing any further assistance; parker and hardison wanted to go to some video game store and there it was, across the street: his nemesis, williams sonoma. eliot doesn’t even remember coming in here, much less hardison and parker following him in – he likes to think that he still retains at least enough of his sense of self-preservation that he would have stopped them, kept them from witnessing this particular source of shame. and yet: here he is. here they are. there’s a basket of monogrammed kitchen towels in his hands and he doesn’t know how it got there.

“it’s a fucking stupid useless insane thing nobody needs, why the fuck would anyone buy a mortar and pestle made out of salt,” eliot thinks, but what eliot says, god help him, is, “it’s ours now, that’s what.”

“hey look!” hardison calls, “it’s a cutting board i can hack,” and even that – even that – eliot buys.


TWO: HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

a truly, truly absurd amount of money is the amount of money eliot spends on hair care products. more money than any person should spend on hair care products. more money than any five people should spend on hair care products, especially since (as febricant and i joke about all the time; this thought, like, tbh, most of my leverage thoughts, is as much, OR MORE, febricant’s as it is mine) eliot is otherwise the type of guy who like, washes his entire body up to and including his face with the same bar of dial yellow soap. (“you wash your FACE with the same soap as your BUTT??” demanded hardison, aghast, the first time he witnessed eliot screwing his eyes shut and scrubbing the yellow bar across his forehead and cheeks. “oh my god, eliot. were you raised by WOLVES?”)

but hair care; forget it. that boy takes his hair care SERIOUSLY. he replaces his blow drier with the newest and best models at every new innovation; he owns three different flat irons at any given time, the use of which he rotates based on a complicated equation of how much heat he’s put on his hair this week, the weather forecast, and the types of products he’s used that day. he has rinse-out conditioners and leave-in conditioners and he uses a different shampoo every time he washes his hair – in theory these too are in rotation but in practice he has so many different kinds of shampoo that a rotation, in the traditional sense, would be impossible. he has argan oil and macadamia nut spray-in volumizer and every kind of brush imaginable. he cuts his own hair (evidence: the rundown job, DEAR GOD), mostly because he would never ever let another person that near his neck with a pair of scissors, and so he has that crap too – hair-cutting scissors, yeah, but also the assorted clips and smocks and shit that come with it. he has highlighting kits, because you better believe those aren’t natural. he has more than one of those fancy fabric shower caps, as well as a whole drawer of the plastic ones he always makes sure to take from hotels.

and the thing is that it’s not about looking ~stylish, or, come to that, even good – hell, half the time his hair is unwashed and greasy as fuck, or curled up all to hell from moisture, and he just throws it under a hat and could give a shit. truth is, when he started growing it out it was just to cultivate a new look, confuse anyone who might be after him, but maintaining it, keeping it soft and flat – or at least as flat as possible in wet/humid climates – it got to be kind of…. well, shit. he got to liking it, that’s all. taking an hour or so of his time, every few days, and devoting it to nothing but taking care of part of himself. that’s the long and short of it. it’s not something he likes to look at too hard.

in any case, it takes him a long time after he makes it official with parker and hardison to let parker see the whole ritual of it, and even longer before he lets hardison. even though hardison is the one, of the three of them, who spends the most time and effort on his physical appearance – even though parker’s hair is the way that it is naturally, and she only bothers to tease it into anything approaching a style if it’s for an alias, part of a con – eliot himself had to shake off enough of the hard-coded masculinity shit that he’s a little afraid hardison might… not judge him, exactly, because hardison wouldn’t, but say something. make a joke. eliot’s weirdly bothered by the idea; it feels like something he could lose, the pleasure he takes in it, to something as small as a quip that cuts a little deeper than hardison meant it to. eliot’s not sure it’s worth the risk.

when eliot finally gets over himself, though – the first time hardison comes in to the living room to find eliot on the couch, parker with her feet in his lap for a foot massage, eliot’s hair twisted up onto the top of his head and pinned with a clip, something wet and white (a conditioning treatment) streaked through it – he feels pretty stupid about worrying. hardison raises his eyebrows for a second, but then he flops down next to eliot on the couch and throws an arm around his shoulder, dips his head down to nose at the side of eliot’s neck and breathe deep. “mmm,” hardison says, “whatever this shit is, it smells awesome. why don’t you smell like this all the time, man? hey, can i borrow it and put it in lucille? lucille needs this, okay, she needs it to live.”

“steal my conditioner and die,” eliot says, and presses his thumb a little harder than he means to into parker’s foot for emphasis. she moans, which is pretty distracting, and eliot ends up leaving the conditioner in too long and looking like he walked through an oil-slick the next day, but it’s worth it (especially when hardison starts finding increasingly flimsy excuses to pull him close, breathe deep).


THREE: GARDENING SUPPLIES

in one of the early episodes, eliot says he grows all his own food and makes the time to do so by only sleeping 90 minutes a day; i think both of those things are scurrilous lies, but, like most scurrilous lies, have within them a grain of truth. the sleep thing, of course, speaks to persistent insomnia issues which have no bearing on this particular post, but as for the food thing, while i think the idea that eliot grows all of his own food is ridiculous crap, i do absolutely believe that he has a plot in a community garden under an assumed name, and probably like, one of those window box herb gardens in every one of his windows. i bet when they move to portland he is privately THRILLED to discover the intensity of the local farming movement; in boston he had to content himself to a teeny tiny little fenced-off plot set in concrete next to a bunch of other teeny tiny little fenced-off plots, mostly populated by little old ladies growing flowers; it was barely enough to be worth the time he took to maintain it, and the alias that went with it. but in portland he gets a whole section of open field, and most of the other people who plant there are decent, salt-of-the-earth types – yeah, a few of them are awful hipsters, but they easily identify themselves with their plaid and their fixed-gear bikes, so it’s easy enough for eliot to avoid them.

hardison has absolutely no interest in the gardening thing when he finds out about it – “call me when it’s food,” he says, “actually, no, wait, call me when it’s that chocolate chip zucchini bread you made last year, that shit was DELICIOUS” – but parker asks a bunch of questions about whether his plants do things, and what the garden is like, and doesn’t he ever get bored just… digging or whatever? and it takes eliot a round or two of these questions before he realizes that she’s doing that thing she almost never does, where she’s a little shy about wanting to ask for something and so talks around and around it. when he does work it out, he sighs and says a not-actually-all-that-sorry mental goodbye to his solo gardening time, and asks parker if she wants to come with him to the garden store.

and look, eliot spends so much money at the garden store that EVERYONE THERE KNOWS ELIOT BY NAME, even though, okay, it’s the name of his alias, which is joshua. still, they know him and keep things aside for him that they think he’ll like, and all the people who work there (mostly women, a few men) think of him as a terrible flirt, because joshua-eliot’s-garderner-alias has always been a terrible flirt, because hey, eliot enjoys that even though he’s very embarrassing at it every single time. parker thinks the gardening supply store is going to be boring at first, but it’s pretty fun to watch eliot be somebody else, especially somebody else that he decided to be for no reason other than that it pleased him to do so; then she finds the section with the hand-held cultivators and starts running around with a few of them in each hand, yelling “RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH” and terrifying passing shoppers (but deeply entertaining their children, who follow her like a tiny army). eliot would make excuses for her, but joshua-eliot’s-garderner-alias is a very low-key kind of guy, so he just rolls his eyes and is kind of like, “family, what can you do?” he buys her two of the cultivators (“two, parker”) and some pumpkin seeds because she’s really into the idea of growing her own halloween, and a gardening tool belt because – not that he intends on sharing this with her – she looks so fucking cute in it, and takes her out to his garden.

and it’s weird, because even though she pokes at all the plants and demands explanations for them, and sprays him with the hose a lot (usually right in his face), and at one point gathers up a bunch of dirt in a bucket and then dumps it over his head, cackling, before she scurries away; even though she steals a veggie or a flower from every plant in everyone else’s garden and hides them on or about his person; even though he has to explain to her like five times that no, parker, weeds can’t be allowed to flourish, and no, parker, i don’t care that you like how they’re spiky – even though she’s so very parker about it all, after the first time it’s hard to imagine how or why he ever did it without her. she likes digging and turning over the soil and can’t be trusted not to go overboard with the pruning shears, which is an oddly good incentive to make eliot use them, something he used to hate; they work silently sometimes and laughing about nothing other times, and either way it’s more fun, a lot more fun, than he used to have alone. at least once (and usually more than once) in a given visit parker will find a bug that’s not good for the plants – a katydid or a praying mantis or a spider who’s built its web somewhere inconvenient – and pick it up between her cupped palms, carry it off to the treeline where she can release it safely, cooing to it about how it’s a menace and she’s making it homeless as a punishment. eliot kind of wants to follow her when she does that, pull her into the trees and kiss her a minute or two, for being so odd, for showing her softness in such strange places, for being so unapologetically herself. he does it sometimes, too, even though more than once she drops the bug down his shirt for his trouble (though only, he’s noticed, the ones she knows won’t bite).

he could swear the food he grows with her tastes better, too, than the stuff he grew by himself. he knows it’s crazy, but there you go.

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Bangs: The French Hairstyle Everyone’s Talking About

Take a beauty risk and cut bangs for an effortlessly chic look

To bang or not to bang? That is the question. 

We’re talkin’ hair here and each year, girl’s face the tough predicament - whether or not they should cut bangs. If it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, now’s the time! Bangs are back and trending in a major way, perfectly aligned with the rise of ‘70-inspired fashion. If you’re wanting a beauty change, grab those scissors (or better yet), make a hair appointment and bring in some of the best bangspiration from our favorite French style icons below. Discover the perfect bang today and don’t be afraid to take a risk - hair grows! 

Bangspiration

From style icons Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy to current style stars Caroline de Maigret and Lou Doillon, get inspired by these French 'It’ girls below and learn how to rock bangs like a real pro. 

Street style star Caroline de Maigret at Haute Couture Spring 2015.

The Gnarly Whale Beach Waves Hair Spray

'60s French style icon Jane Birkin

Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray, 300ml

Parisian 'It’ girl Jeanne Damas at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015.

Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo

'60’s style icon , singer and actress Françoise Hardy.

Intensive Hair Oil, 50ml

French model, singer and actress Lou Doillon.

“Spray No. 2 Le Volume” hair spray

Celebs: Bangs or No Bangs?

If you’re feeling like you’re ready to take a risk, below are a few of our favorite celebs who recently got bangs or tend to teeter totter between the two. Scroll down to see how their look varies and make your hair appointment ASAP!

Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray

Bahati Prinsloo

Golden Globe Awards 2015

Super Bowl Party 2015

Volume Shampoo

Alexa Chung

AG Jeans NYC launch party, January 2015

Topshop Unique Spring 2015

“Surf Spray” hairspray

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Spider-Man 2  premiere NYC, April 2014

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X-RAY: DRYBAR’S “BIG HAIR, DON’T CARE” KIT

Founder Alli Webb shares tips on achieving sky-high hair with this exclusive kit.

Big hair isn’t just a look pursued by Texan bombshells. “Volume is the most popular request in our shops—from coast to coast,” says Drybar founder Alli Webb. To achieve this perfect look for parties, Webb and her team created a convenient, sleek toolbox—just in time for the holidays. “Our ‘Big Hair, Don’t Care’ kit gives you everything you need to achieve this much sought after look.” Read on for details and her professional tips. BECKY PEDERSON

Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo
“Start clean! The key to a long lasting blowout is starting with clean, oil-free hair. Texas Tea Shampoo gently cleans and adds tons of volume.”

Texas Tea Volumizing Conditioner
“A lightweight conditioner is a must for big volume. Texas Tea Conditioner helps to hydrate weightlessly, while improving the appearance of the hair.”

Texas Tea Volumizing Hair Spray
“For long-lasting volume, spritz damp roots with Texas Tea Hair Spray, and brush through with Lil’ Lemon Drop to evenly distribute.”

Lil’ Lemon Drop Mini Detangler Brush
“Lil’ Lemon Drop is perfect for gently removing tangles on damp or dry hair. Working in clean, neat sections is a must for a great blowout.”

Full Pint Medium Round Ceramic Brush
“Full Pint is the perfect brush for creating big, bouncy curls that are shiny and smooth. Hold the brush horizontally to build volume through the crown. Hold the brush vertically to build curl on the sides and back. For best results work in one-to-two-inch sections, making sure you perfect each section before moving on to the next. Also, to revive second day hair, re-wet the bangs and blow dry the front using the Full Pint brush, which will refresh and revitalize your blowout.”

Buttercup Blow Dryer
“The Buttercup Blow Dryer is fully loaded with NanoIonic Technology. It significantly reduces drying time and infuses hair with 32 natural minerals for serious shine and bounce. It’s like having a conditioner on a cord! For added volume and shine, roll each section of hair around the brush while blow drying, and use the cold shot button to lock in the style.”

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This girl asked me if I use volumizing spray to “get my hair like that” so I gave her a dumb ass look. But then I realized some people really are that stupid so I kindly said “No sweetie, I’m black so I don’t need that stuff.” It amazes me that white people really can’t believe black people can grow such magical hair.

CAMEO: JENNIFER ANISTON ON LIVING PROOF INSTANT TEXTURE MIST

Discover Jen’s secret weapon for perfectly tousled hair.

We all often hear the term “effortless” to describe a hairstyle, but rarely does it take a low-level of work to achieve your favorite look. Enter Living Proof Instant Texture Mist.  This weightless mist starts working its magic in just ten seconds, and delivers a range of your textured looks favored by the likes of Jennifer Aniston. We caught up with the actress and Living Proof co-owner to get the lowdown on the product that can help you get the hottest look in hair right now. KELLEY HOFFMAN

Textured hair is usually known for being a summer look, but this year, the trend has extended to fall and winter. What do you love about it?
Oh god, I don’t know if it’s a trend. It’s always been something that I sort of love—easygoing, beachy, hair, you know I just think it’s effortless. It’s easy to maintain. You can go days without washing your hair, which is good for your hair. It’s just a sexy, good look.

So you’re someone who likes that beachy look, no matter the season.
Oh yeah, but I also wear white jeans all through the year. I don’t usually listen to rules, which I probably should.

Tell us what’s amazing about Living Proof Instant Texture Mist
What is great about it is that it’s one of those products that can do no wrong, no matter the way you use it. It’s kind of foolproof. You can use it with damp hair, you can use it on dry hair, you can blow dry it, you can use a curling hair on it—which is actually really great, because most products that are leave-ins you can’t add heat to, because eventually it will just burn or break your hair. And it goes for days. You can use it for second day hair and it’s great. It’s sort of the more texture, the better. We all want it to look effortless, and it is effortless, which is great. And this product just makes it really easy to get that look. And it doesn’t feel sticky or stiff, you can still run your hands through it.  

How do you like to use it on your own?
I’ve been using it when it’s wet, then air dry and run fingers through my hair, then it keeps a nice tousled shape, and I like it. Sometimes I mix it with the Amp Instant Texture Volumizer, which is a cream, and I just scrunch it into my hair when it’s wet. It’s nice to combine the products too.

What other Living Proof products are you obsessed with right now—and why?
I use the Restore Mask Treatment every Sunday and I love how soft it makes my hair feel; it’s kind of my pamper day. If I’ve just worked and been on a movie, and had a lot of wear and tear, or a lot of blow drying, then Restore Instant Protection Spray is really good to use, because it does exactly that—restore. If I’m in a place with humidity, I go right for the No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream, which is another awesome product. I also love the Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, because you get kind of everything, all-in-one. 

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THE TIP-OFF: ALLI WEBB AND ANDY ALLO’S HAIR ROUTINES

We go through their rituals with a fine-toothed comb.

Have you ever screen-grabbed a random girl’s selfie just because you love her hair? We’ve all done it. Since an amazing ’do is a must in our girl crush criteria, we’re excited to share with you two hair superstars’ secrets. From Alli Webb, who built a mind- and hair-blowing empire, to triple-threat Andy Allo, whose beautiful head of locks puts on a show of its own, these two know a thing or two about mastering their manes with impeccable results. JESSICA VELEZ

WHO: Alli Webb, founder of Drybar

ON HER FIRST HAIR MEMORY: “When I was a little girl I had curly, frizzy hair, and I hated it. I remember my mom blow-drying my hair…and she wasn’t all that good at it. She would do it and then I would get a mirror and look at the back, which I still do today, and I would always see a ridge. I would be like, ‘Mom, you missed a big section!’ She would be like, ‘You can’t even see it.’ [But] you can see it! But I was always fanatical about my hair—even as a little girl. I knew that if my mom blew out my hair for me, I didn’t have to do my hair for a couple of days—my hair just looked pretty and shiny.” 

HER ROUTINE: “When I haven’t washed my hair in a couple of days, I’ll use the Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo and Conditioner because it’s meant to cleanse hair and get [leftover] product and oil and all that good stuff out. And then I’ll usually finish it up with Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask because it hasn’t been touched in days. From there, I’ll use Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant before I comb out my hair because I feel like it’s so important to evenly distribute product. Right now, my current obsession is Texas Tea Volumizing Spray. Then, I get out my Buttercup Blow Dryer, Hold Me Hair Clips, and different-sized Pint Brushes (depending on the look I’m creating.) I section my hair, always starting in the front and working my way to the back.”

“When it’s dry, I use the Three-Day Bender Digital Curling Iron. I like to use the 1.25” barrel because I like to have large, loose waves vs. a small curl. I curl it by sectioning off the crown of my head, curling everything underneath, then bringing down the top to curl—everything going back and away from my face. Finally, I finish with Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray and The Chaser Shine Cream to give it a little texture.”

WHO: Andy Allo, singer-songwriter, actress, and DevaCurl ambassador

ON HER HAIR: “My curls are an integral part of who I am—my hair is a big ball of awesomeness and fun; it has a mind of its own. It’s a big part of my personality, and it plays a role in who I am as a performer. I love rocking out with my ’fro during a good guitar solo! It moves around a lot—my assistant calls it ‘’fro motion!’”

HER ROUTINE: “DevaCurl’s No-Poo Decadence and One Condition Decadence are must-haves in the shower—the formulas are very light, but super moisturizing, and help to really soften my curls. SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler is another big one—for me, smell is a big factor, and it smells amazing! Plus, it’s thick and creamy, and I don’t have to use as much of it as I do other products…a little goes a long way.”

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Although @jdalfeen has naturally fine hair, she never struggles with a bad hair day. Her secret? @parlorbyjeffchastain’s Volumizing Lifting Spray, which features ingredients strand-plumping marshmallow root and moisturizing almond oil. Spritz to roots, blast with a blow dryer, and pair with loose waves for a pumped-up style that’s anything but flat.
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Although @jdalfeen has naturally fine hair, she never struggles with a bad hair day. Her secret? @parlorbyjeffchastain’s Volumizing Lifting Spray, which features ingredients strand-plumping marshmallow root and moisturizing almond oil. Spritz to roots, blast with a blow dryer, and pair with loose waves for a pumped-up style that’s anything but flat.
Tap the link in our bio for more problem-solving hair products. ✨ P.S. When you spend $35+ on Birchbox.com with code: FRESHCUT, you’ll get P.S. Get a FREE deluxe sample of @livingproofinc’s new Fresh Cut product for split ends! http://birch.ly/1SjAUGI

Lets learn how to get Lottie’s signature messy, straight hair!

  • First, you are going to want to part your hair just off the middle. Part it right where you actual eye starts and not right down your nose.
  • Next, spray some volumeizing spray lightly onto your roots and rub that in with your fingers.
  • Apply heat protector to your hair.
  • With a straightening iron, lightly run over your hair, starting from front to back. Go quickly and don’t go over the hair more than twice. We just want the hair to be flat, not 100% straight.
  • Once you finish this all over your head, shake your hair out by pushing your fingers through your roots and shaking.
  • Spay some texturizing spray onto the length of the hair and twirl some pieces of the hair together to make it piece-like and add more of a wave.
  • Bend down and flip your hair over and flip it back up. Lightly spray with hairspray after. 

Check out another version on how to do this hair style here

anonymous asked:

hello so ive been trying to grow out my hair for the last year and half but i can't. i know it used to be because i had such a bad eating habits and i didn't take enough protein but ive changed. i literally cut my hair every 3 months but the ends don't repair. like i cut my hair, it looks healthy but 2 months later looks like shit and i have a lot of split ends and i have to cut it a lot again.. idk what to do.. also my hair is very thin.. i think my hair is ruined forever? ANY TIPS PLS

Your hair isn’t ruined forever! I have a lot of split ends and you can’t really stop them but putting a lot of condition on the ends will really help! 

Here is 36 best hair tips!

  1. If possible wash hair daily - think how dirty your face gets by the end of a day, and you take your hair to the same places
  2. A mini daily scalp massage is great for hair; spend two minutes gently kneading the scalp to improve blood flow as a healthy scalp = healthy hair.
  3. Rubbing hair with a towel is one of the most damaging things. After that it’s over-heating the hair with driers, curling wands and straightening irons
  4. Stop blowdrying once hair is dry; it’s using it on already dried hair that does the damage
  5. Throw away your dryer nozzle, you don’t need it plus it can lead to excessive damage
  6. On wet hair use a wide tooth comb and always gently ease out knots from the ends upwards
  7. Take a look at your hair before you automatically shampoo/style it, often a blast of dry shampoo or a little hairspray will mean that you don’t have to restyle that day
  8. Just as you select your moisturiser to suit your skin type, you should select the right kinds of styling products for your hair to look its best
  9. Dry, split ends make hair look dull and lifeless and having them trimmed off is the fast way to getting hair in good condition.
  10. ‘For that swept supermodel fringe, blow dry it all forward and quite flat down over your face.Then push it all to the side to finish the look
  11. f you want to get real supermodel hair like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or Gisele, rough dry the hair and then take random sections and wrap around big tongs, the secret is to leave the roots and at least an inch/half-inch at the ends and just tong the middle section
  12. Hot or warm hair can be molded into any shape or style; to create perfect waves at home, simply twist hair up into a tight bun straight after blow-drying and leave to cool for as long as possible. Let it down once cool and you’ll have natural waves with no effort
  13. For wild sexy hair, blow-dry with your head upside down using your fingers to tousle and add texture
  14. Book a conditioning treatment when your colour is done or use an over-night deep conditioning treatment soon after
  15. Always have a consultation before you have your colour done. Take in tear sheets of hair colour that you like and also the colour you don’t want - aim to take five you love, five you hate
  16. With a new colour you need to be fully aware of what you are committing to - if you want to go very blonde you can’t use straighteners every day, also how often will your roots need doing?
  17. If you love your colour – take a lot of pictures so your hairdresser will remember on the next appointment
  18. ‘Use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week, it only takes 60 seconds to apply and it makes a huge difference
  19. For an easy, at-home concoction for healing scalps and increasing shine mix 2 tablespoons each of almond, olive and coconut oil, massage through from the ends of the hair to the roots and leave in for one hour. Wash thoroughly after
  20. For the perfect at-home blowdry, always use a leave-in conditioner or blow dry lotion as a heat protectant and cuticle smoother. Use a root booster/volumiser on the roots and comb through to give lasting volume and hold, then use large round brushes and blow-dry section by section.
  21. Use a hair mask then cover with a plastic shower cap and add a little warmth from a hair dryer to get the treatment to work deeper into the hair. Always rinse well and finish with a blast of cool water to ensure maximum results
  22. For a great DIY blowdry, rough dry your hair to about 90% and then for the last 10% only, dry the hair with a brush for a smooth finish
  23. For an instant grey/root cover up, blend powder eye shadow into hair and hold in place with hairspray for a quick fix until you can see your colourist
  24. Don’t make rash decisions – if you want a drastic change after a break-up or having a baby really think it through and see at least two stylists before any major change. Plan, never be impulsive when it comes to your hair.
  25. Shoulder bag straps and pushing sunglasses up on top of the head can cause breakage to hair - especially on fine and coloured hair
  26. Go to bed with very slightly damp hair so you wake up with a messy texture.
  27. There’s this belief that once you reach 40 you should get your hair cut, but long hair can look great as you get older as long as you look after it.’ 
  28. Be warned; short hair doesn’t suit all face shapes. You could be too tall or have a really long neck.’
  29.  can’t live without my Tangle Teezer. It’s amazing for all hair types and I always keep one in my kit
  30. For fine, thinning hair use a brush to stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth. Take a Tangle Teezer over the scalp and brush through to the ends. Alternatively use a paddle brush on dry hair.’
  31. For hair that really needs some persuasion to hold volume use a fine tooth pin tail comb to backcomb the root areas, then spritz the backcombed sections with Redken Quick Tease or dry shampoo.
  32. I swear by dry shampoo, I can’t live without it. Use it on freshly washed hair to add texture and volume. Never spray directly on to partings or roots and always spray in sections.
  33. Use Shu Uemura The Art of Hair Volume Maker the day after a blow dry to revive volume. For very fine hair, use it immediately after a blowdry to create great volume and incredible texture.’
  34. For all-day volume add Redken Gutsor Shu Uemura Ample Angora Mousse to roots with your finger tips, and blast dry with your head upside down
  35. Redken Quick Tease is like backcombing-in-a-can; use on its own or before backcombing to really give gutsy body at the roots.
  36. For smooth, shiny hair, evenly spread a pea-size blob of Pureology Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher all over your palms and then use over mid-lengths and ends of hair.

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HAIR AND NOW: RAISE THE VOLUME WITH DRYBAR

Founder Alli Webb on how her volumizers give hair—and confidence—a quick boost.

“You can have the best outfit and makeup, but if your hair doesn’t look great, you just don’t feel as put together,” says Alli Webb, the founder of Drybar. “But when you have great hair, you have this amazing confidence,” she adds. We couldn’t agree more: The transformative power of full, bouncy hair is a real thing women experience everywhere. Thankfully, Webb has perfected an array of at-home formulas to add volume to your hair—and improve your mood in the process. Below, she raves about her go-tos.  AMELIA KUEHN

Drybar Texas Tea Volumizing Spray

“My current obsession is Texas Tea Volumizing Spray. Volume is such a big trend right now. Most women struggle with volume; they want their hair big—I get it, I like it too. What do they say—‘The bigger the hair, the closer to God’?”

Drybar Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

“The Texas Tea Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to plump your hair—to actually plump up your hair cuticle. What it does is expand your hair, helping give you that volume.”

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

“It really does extend your blowout for a day or two, which is really nice. That’s what people want: They want volume and for their blowouts to last. I think that’s why Detox has done so well.”

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1

“I love the new fragrance and how much it transforms my hair that likes to go flat. It’s easy to use and lasts all day.”

 

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Sam Teasdale’s braided headband hair and makeup tutorial.

hair:
what you need: heat protectant
curing wand
bobby pins/hair pins
elastics
comb/brush

(turn on curling wand)
step 1: separate your hair into sections and tie them back with elastics.
step 2: take the most bottom section of your hair and take it out of the elastic and spray heat protectant on it generously (you can skip the heat protectant but I highly recommend not)
step 3: take a small section of the larger section and twist the hair into a spiral.
step 4: wrap the hair around the curling wand and hold for 15-30 seconds.
step 5: release the hair for the curling wand and run either a brush or your fingers through the spiral.
step 6: repeat until the whole head done.
step 7: brush or comb through your whole head. (to add extra volume if needed spray sea salt spray all over your hair and or blowdry your hair for a short amount of time)
step 8: grab the front sections of your hair and braid them into small tight braids.
step 9: pull the two braids across the top of your head and pin them on the ends/sides (you can use more than one to hold better)
step 10: spray with hair spray and pull pieces of hair over the bobby pins to cover them.
step eleven: spray again with hair spray for even more hold.


makeup:
step 1: apply foundation, powder ect
step 2: apply an eye primer
step 3: apply black eyeliner/black eye shadow w/ a liner brush, thickly across your lid and under the eye.
step 4: take a smudging brush and smudge the eyeliner under the eye
step 5: add your favourite mascara
step 6: pop on your favourite pink lipstick


I know this is long, so if you read all of it, Thankyou so much
I wanna know If I should make a YouTube video for this. tell me what you think (: