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Tween Waxing Makes Me Uncomfortable (And I Was A Hairy Tween, Too)

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Many moons ago, when I went to summer camp, getting ready for the excursion meant a trip to Marshall’s for a new swimsuit. If the New York Times Style section is to be believed (which I am not saying it is: honestly, sometimes this shit is unbelievable) some tweens and teens prep for camp more glamorously: Girls are supposedly waxing their legs, armpits and bikini lines, getting keratin treatments, and even pre-summer camp facials.  Keep reading »

5 Weeks Of Unwashed Locks, Results Hair-Raising

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The only images that I can foresee after not washing my hair for five weeks are masses of oil dripping down my shoulders, lice, and/or the emergence of unwashed dreadlocks. This woman, however, claims that after washing her hair for the first time after five weeks, she noticed her locks were “vibrant and had a texture that seemed to sashay.”

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without scrubbing your mane? Did you notice a difference in the texture, shine, or even color of your tresses after your wash? [Stylelist]

Hair Dos: 5 Quick Fixes For Greasy Roots

Greasy roots are pretty much the bane of my existence, and the main reason I wash my hair so often. Whether you want to extend time between shampoos, are prone to oily hair, or woke up late and didn’t have time to shower this morning, here are a few cheap and easy solutions for greasy roots …

Poll: How Often Do You Shave Your Armpits?

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Look, I went to a women’s college (Mount Holyoke!) for a year, and I saw a lot of hairy things. I don’t judge. But for myself, I choose to shave as often as I am in the shower, which is just about every day. I understand that not everyone is like this, however, and in the case of Terry Richardson consort and maybe-model Charlotte Free (pictured) it looks like it’s been a couple of weeks. That got us wondering…

How Often Do You Shave Your Armpits?

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Real Girls, Real Beauty: Awesome Eyebrows

We’ve done some terrible things to our eyebrows in the past, but in recent years we’ve learned the key to great brows is leaving them alone. The less plucking, waxing and tweezing you do, generally, the better. Big brows are in –and hopefully are here to stay — and we’ve found some of the best eyebrows sported by real women. Click through to see their well-manicured brows in action.

In The Nick Of Time For V-Day

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Itchy legs after shaving are the worst, especially when you have to hustle out of the warm shower to slather body butter on yourself. But I’ve finally found a product that doesn’t make my dry, winter skin even more parched — EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Ultra Moisturizing Shaving Cream. Its consistency is more like a thick lotion and it really did moisturize my skin much better than any “for sensitive skin” shaving gel I’ve tried. Seriously, my legs don’t itch after shaving anymore and feel the softest they’ve felt in ages! Even though the thickness of the cream clogged my razor a bit, I also didn’t Edward Scissorhands myself like I usually do. Consider me a convert. [$3.49, Target]

How To Bathe Like A Rock Star

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Despite what you might assume about a glamourous ladyblog editor such as myself, I do not live a particularly rock star lifestyle. Sure, Richard Simmons, a fellow “Today Show” guest (!!!) noted that I was pretty and must be intimidating to men and, yes, sometimes I get sent free makeup to try, but my lifestyle out of the office is a lot closer to “Nell” (you know, the Jodie Foster movie?) than “Sex and the City.” I spend a lot of time shut in at home, away from interaction with my fellow humans, just nesting, cooking kale, talking to my dog about boys, and taking baths.

Which brings me to the point of this post: I may have the social life of a practically feral woman isolated in the wild, but I do know how to party like a rock star in one area — bathing! Keep reading »

Honest Question: How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

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My blond hair shows even the slightest bit of oiliness at the roots, so I’m a little neurotic about having clean hair. And by “a little neurotic” I mean at the first sign of oil I’m jumping in the shower, lathering up and screaming, “Out, damned grease!” Lady Macbeth-style. I’ve tried dry shampoo, and it’s good for building volume, but it’s just not the same as having clean hair. I know it’s better for your hair to wash it less frequently, but the longest I can go between washes is two days. Some of my friends only wash their hair once a week and hate the texture of “just washed” hair. I envy their lifestyle. So I’m wondering — how often do you wash your hair? How do you maximize the time between washes? Answer our poll, after the jump! Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: The Guy With Remedial Grooming Skills

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My fairly new boyfriend Todd was a nice-enough looking guy with some questionable grooming habits. I tried to tell myself that these minor, easily fixable flaws shouldn’t influence how I felt about him.

But instead of gazing into Todd’s eyes, I found myself staring at his nose hair, fixated. Brownish-grey tufts looking like steel wool sprouted from his nostrils. An occasional bit of crust hung from his nose hairs like food caught in a beard.

Nothing says “I love you” like buying your man a nose hair trimmer. In retrospect, I realize that Todd could have gotten (justifiably) offended. But while he “didn’t see what the big deal was,” he reluctantly agreed to try the trimmer out. Todd examined the miniscule blades that didn’t appear sharp enough to cut the nose hairs of a squirrel. He turned on the trimmer and held it to the edge of his nostril as if afraid it would get sucked in too deep and shred his brain. Keep reading »

My Naughty Bits Won’t Stop Sweating

Usually I find The New York Times Style section to be embarrassingly behind the times. Recent articles include trend pieces on people playing Big Buck Hunter at bars and the popularity of Twitter hashtags. “What’s next? An article about this new TV show called ‘Jersey Shore’?” I am prone to joking.

However, for the first time in a while, this week’s Style section features an article that is relevant to my immediate interests. Sort of. “Powder Surge: It’s A Guy Thing” is about men using talc, baby powder, and fancier branded powders to keep their nether-regions dry during the hot summer months. Basically, the NY Times printed an article about ball sweat and how men deal with it. Keep reading »

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