Ahhh, a day at the beach. Show up pasty and plain and return home hours later with a rosy glow, streaky highlights and feet softer than they were after your last pedicure. If only there was a way to capture the beautifying benefits of the sun, sand and surf without having to book an island getaway. Oh wait—there is. Thanks to these ocean-inspired body skin and hair care essentials, you can feel beach beautiful no matter where you are, no matter what time of year.
Calling all wavy-haired beauties and curly-haired charmers! Your hair is beautiful. (You probably already know that, though.) And your hair is unique, too – it requires special care with products made specifically for wavy or curly hair. From gentle cleanser to hydrating cream, read on to discover our top picks for twisty tresses.
I have straight, fine, almost-black hair. As a little girl, I wanted nothing more than to wake up one morning with a head of Cindy-Brady-like blond sausage curls. This dream never came true, of course, but 30 years later, I did give birth to a beautiful little girl with a head full of dark blond ringlets. As much as I’ve lived vicariously through her precious locks—oh, how those springy curls went “boing!” when they were in tiny toddler pigtails—her dream hair brought with it more than I thought I’d bargained for. Namely: tangles.
The summer heat and humidity can can wreak havoc on your hair – turning silky curls into frightening frizz and smooth, straight locks into a flat, matted-down mess. What’s a girl to do?
Down here in South Florida, we’ve learned to deal with the extreme humidity (and what it does to our hair). Here are a few helpful tips we gathered from women of all different hair types:
Back in college, I had a girlfriend who had to-die-for long, thick, wavy hair. She wasn’t shy about sharing her secret. Every week, on Sunday evenings to be exact, she poured an entire cup of warm olive oil over her head, turbaned up with a warm towel and went about her business for a few hours (at home, of course) before washing it out. A little strange, I thought, but easy enough. I decided to give it a try.
Winter can do a number on your hair. Dry air, snow, rain, indoor heating, the list is long and tiresome, just like your hair these days. If you don’t want to throw in the towel and wear a hat every day, or you have been wearing a hat every day and people are starting to talk, it’s time to breathe some life back into your hair care.
Is someone on your list obsessed with glamour and glitz? Or addicted to pampering products for every body part? Then you’ll love this handy gift guide, packed with inspiring bath and beauty ideas for people of all ages.
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