Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tricks for Your Texture

Hey guys, sorry that it's been a while again. Coming back to school from spring break was very hectic, but I'm all organized and ready to post!

Today I'm going to share some products that are definitely worth the $$$, but also some ways of recreating them at home.

First up is straight hair:

Buy it - Straight hair is prone to greasiness, so sop up oil and add instant volume by spritzing a little dry shampoo onto your scalp. Massage it in with your fingers then brush it out. Try Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo ($4 at most drugstores).

DIY - To instantly fatten up skinny locks, create a sugar mist by mixing 2 tsp of brown sugar and 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Shake well and mist damp hair from roots to ends. Style as usual.

For wavy hair:

Buy it - To make your waves look lush and defined, warm a walnut-sized amount of lightweight cream in your hands and run it through your hair from midshaft to the ends. Try Dove Style + Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum ($4 at most drugstores).

DIY - Wavy hair can look dull, so boost shine by soaking hair in a apple juice rinse made of 1 part apple juice and 2 parts lemon juice. Apply to freshly washed hair, leave in for 2 minutes, then rinse.

This is for curly hair:

Buy it - Keep frizz at bay by sealing the cuticle: Coat damp curls with a nickel-sized dollop of dry oil, then let it dry. Don't touch it afterward! Over-handled curls will get frizzier faster. Check out Organix Hydrating Macadamia Dry Styling Oil ($8 at most drugstores).

DIY - Curls need a ton of moisture, so coat your hair with a mashed avocado and a dab of sour cream. Leave this mask in for 20 minutes and rinse.

Lastly, this is for very relaxed hair:

Buy it - Relaxed hair is pron to breakage, so keep locks soft and hydrated with moisture-rich shea butter. Massage it into your hair and scalp after you shampoo, then rinse it out. Try Motions Hair and Scalp Daily Moisturizing Hairdress ($5 at most drugstores).

Buy it - Relaxers can irritate your scalp, making it flaky and itchy. For fast relief, soak a cotton pad in witch hazel and gently dab it onto your scalp - $5, Walgreens.

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