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Ever Steep Your Hair In Tea?

We’ve heard about some weird natural hair treatments that involve everything and anything in your kitchen—eggs, avocado, honey, olive oil, beer even. For model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, the secret ingredient is tea. She says, “To brighten and add a burst of shine to your hair, soak it in tea. The tea lowers the hair’s pH, neutralizes the color, and closes the cuticle for tons of shine and softness. Chamomile for blondes, regular tea for darker hair.”

What do you think? Would you give this quick beauty trick a try? We’re intrigued. [Modelinia]
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Hair Jewelry That’s Actually Cute?

Could it be … jewelry made from hair that isn’t at all creepy? It could have something to do with the fact that Grau Wal’s collection uses synthetic braided hair. Would you wear these designs? [Grau Wal via NotCouture] Keep reading »

Thicker Hair From A Cream

Beyond adding extensions or using complicated styling tricks, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to make your hair thicker than it actually is. But leave it to scientists to figure out how to dupe everyone into thinking Mother Nature blessed you with voluminous strands. Living Proof’s smarty-pants team developed a new material that gives hair tons of oomph without making it brittle the way hairspray does. Those lifeless locks should be extinct in no time. [$24, Living Proof] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Jennifer Connelly’s Evening Pony

Last night, actress Jennifer Connelly sported a chic and simple ponytail that wins the we-all-can-do-it Hair Model Citizen award. Love how she worked with her hair’s natural texture and didn’t fall into the trap of some elaborate updo for a more low-key event and night out. Oh, and I clearly adore that I can so easily be a hair copycat! Here’s how to get her look… Keep reading »

Hair Bows That Are Gaga, Ooh La La

Girl, you know I heart putting cute crap on my head. And when it comes to Lady Gaga I have major hair bow envy. Well, that was until now, because I found this lil’ Etsy shop that custom makes her iconic updo, PuppyCatMeow. The luxury synthetic weave comes in 22 shades of awesome colors, everything from salt-and-pepper to red velvet. And you can get all this glamour for a mere 20 bones! Soon, depending on the USPS delivery timing, I’m gonna be able to get my bow on like I’ve never gotten my bow on before! [Etsy] Keep reading »

12 Foods That’ll Make Your Hair Shiny

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? It’s only four days into 2010, so hopefully the plans for a better lifestyle are still intact. If part of your new decade includes shaping up your diet (or um, looking hotter), then here’s a list you’ll be interested in. Of course we all know what you put in your mouth does more than simply sate you hunger-wise, but did you know that certain foods may actually make your hair shinier and healthier? Instead of ingesting capsule vitamins to meet your daily needs, get your fill of vitamins A, C, protein, omega-3 fatty acid, and alpha-linolenic acid with these foods and even Jennifer Aniston will have hair envy. Read on for your grocery list: Keep reading »

Love It Or Hate It: Jessica Alba’s Blunt Cut

Last night at the People’s Choice Awards Jessica Alba unveiled a new hair look—a super-blunt, shoulder-length cut. What do you think? (I actually didn’t even recognize her at first!) For those of you in the “I love” category, here’s what you ask your stylist for (bring in a photo of Jess, too): No layers—well, no choppy or short layers. You do, technically, want very long (think: a half-inch to an inch shorter than your actual hair), non-chunky layers. This will get rid of some of the weight of your hair and add movement at the ends. I love the length Jessica chose, as it highlights the bluntness and is still long enough not to feel to bob-ish. To get her style: Jessica’s hair is pretty wavy to begin with so a lot of what you are seeing is natural wave. For the rest of us, blow-dry hair paying special attention to the roots—give them a thorough blast of air with your head flipped over to create volume at the roots. Then, to create wave, use a medium or a slightly larger barreled curling iron, wrap sections of hair around it leaving the bottom two inches free. Using a teeny tiny amount of styling creme, rake your fingers to gently separate the curl. Keep reading »

An Easy Trick To Get J.Lo’s High Donut Bun

Celebs are all about the super-high buns these days—January Jones was spotted with one, so were Rachel Bilson and Cameron Diaz. Now, J.Lo has joined the fray with this big donut-type bun. What do you think? Want to try it out? I’ll let you in on a secret—it looks hard, but one little trick makes it oh-so-easy to do yourself, and you’ve got one laying around the house. The secret weapon, after the jump … Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Jessica Simpson Just Stepped Out Of The Salon

Well, look whose hair is all shiny and new! Jessica Simpson, caught by the paparazzi outside of her BFF and main hair guy Ken Paves’ salon yesterday looking hot, blond and sneaking a satisfied little smirk. All we ever read about Jessica are 84989203123-word paragraphs about how she’s too fat/curvy/skinny/clingy, and we can’t take the negativity anymore. She’s our Hair Model Citizen of the day—because is there a better hair moment than that first, confident stride out of the hair salon? If you’re wanting that just-from-the-salon mood boost, call your stylist. But if you’re just interested in the actual Cinderella hair style she’s rocking, here’s what you do: blow-dry, create a deep side part, sweep to the side, and coat ends with a dab of styling cream. Now, get out your trusty medium-barrel curling iron to create individual curls, then use your fingers to gently separate them so they look piece-y. [Beverly Hills, 1/5/10] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Dry Remedy For Winter Hair

If your hair is at all dry or lackluster, you need to check out Aveda’s Dry Remedy shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. Now. It is, I kid you not, the best haircare combo I’ve ever experienced in my life. (And given that part of my job involves testing out beauty products, this is no small statement.) The line is a replacement for Aveda’s now-discontinued Sap Moss set, which certainly hydrated hair, but was actually thick and creamy to the point of feeling a little oily. With Dry Remedy, they’ve worked out those kinks and the result is a rich, all-natural line that leaves no heavy icky residue to deal with later. I did balk a bit at the high price initially — about $80 for all three bottles — but I can honestly say that my hair was noticeably softer, shinier and more lovely-smelling after a single use. If you’re looking to switch up your shampoo, this is it. [shampoo: $24; conditioner: $24; hair mask: $26, Aveda] Keep reading »

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