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Hair Dos: 20 Ways To Pull Back Your Hair On Hot Days

Hallelujah, beautiful, balmy weather has arrived! Yesterday, the temps in New York City reached optimal levels (in my opinion) and I celebrated by drinking beers on my roof and cultivating a patchy base tan. The only downfall to this arrival of summer weather is how hot I get when my hair is down — but I’m bored of pulling it back into a simple ponytail or sloppy bun. This summer, I vow to eschew the usual in favor of these pretty and funky takes on braids, buns, ponytails and twists. Click through for 20 options with links to how to style them yourself!

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: 15 Scarf Styles For Summer

Summer is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to hair. It’s the season of beachy waves and sexy curls, but also epic frizz and greasy roots. The perfect antidote? A pretty scarf! Tie one on to tame a bad hair day, draw attention to a good one, or just add some retro style to your warm weather wardrobe. Need some inspiration? Click through for 15 fab examples of ladies rocking hair scarves.

Shampoo Might Have Carcinogens In It (And I’m Terrified)

No Shampoo Q&A
All Your No Shampoo Questions, Answered!
All your questions about the no 'poo lifestyle, answered! Read More »

In case we don’t have enough to worry about these days, our daily shampoo routine might be a major health threat.

Have you ever heard of cocamide DEA? Until today, I hadn’t either, but it’s a form of coconut oil that’s been chemically modified and is used to make bath products thicker or foamier. It can turn up in things like soap, shampoo and conditioner. In June 2012 the state of California listed cocamide DEA as a known cause of cancer. Last summer, the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California filed lawsuits against some major household companies for selling shampoo and other products with cocamide DEA without including a legally required warning label on the bottle. Yes, this stuff is so scary that it requires a warning label!  Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: All Your No-Shampoo Questions, Answered!

All Your No Shampoo Questions, Answered!
Bye, Bye, Shampoo
True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)
True story: This woman just stopped washing her hair. Read More »

Last week we published an article called “Why I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)” by Rebecca Vipond Brink. The post generated a lot of discussion — and a TON of questions. So we brought Rebecca back to answer all your most pressing no ‘poo questions, from worries about unwashed hair smells to detailed instructions for that baking soda scalp scrub. Read on for the lowdown on the no shampoo lifestyle… Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The 2-Minute Braided Bun

OMG Hair: The Choppy Bob
OMG I Love Your Hair: Choppy Bob With Bangs
Looking for a fresh look for spring? Here you go! Read More »
First Time Hair Dyer
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10 ways dyeing your hair for the first time is like losing your virginity. Read More »
OMG Hair: Retro Bouffant
OMG I Love Your Hair: Retro Bouffant
Bring out your inner '60s girl group member with this fab style! Read More »
OMG Hair: Waterfall Braid
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OMG I Love Your Hair: The 2-Minute Low Braided Bun

God, is there anything better than a hairstyle that looks complicated but actually takes 2 minutes? I don’t think so. This “braided” bun (“braid” in quotes because there’s no actual braiding necessary) would bring a perfectly polished, flirty vibe to a date, brunch with friends, a wedding, or traffic court. It’s tres versatile. Want to give it a try? All you need is 2 minutes. Check out the tutorial here!

Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

todays lady news
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows. [New York Times]
  • Jessica Valenti has a moving essay about having a preemie baby and her own complicated feelings about later-term abortions. Ultimately, though, Valenti says seeing up close how complicated pregnancy and childbirth decisions are have made her more pro-choice than ever before. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
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