Fun Ways To Style Your Wavy Hair

Wavy hair

Do you have wavy hair? Lucky you! Women everywhere would love to have wavy hair like you. It’s one of those things, isn’t it? When it comes to our hair we always want what we don’t have. But this year it’s all about embracing the natural texture of your hair so we thought we would focus on the wavy haired ladies for a minute. You probably feel like you only wear your wavy locks in the same few hair styles, huh? We’ve done a little searching and found some fun ways to style your wavy hair to give you some inspiration, and appreciation for the natural wavy texture you have.

Half Up with Braids
Wavy hair is so great because you already have gorgeous, natural texture in your hair. One of the fun hair styles we’ve come across that love for wavy hair ladies has to be half up with braids. This really is an easy hair style, promise! First, add some volume to the crown of your head by teasing a bit. Once you’ve done that create two braids at the side of your hair starting near the temple area of your face and bringing the braid almost all the way to the end of your locks. After you’ve done that, you’re going to begin creating the half up style. Pull your hair back into a half-up style and secure, then pull the two braids back and secure them–it’s an updated twist to an old classic half up hair style that’s perfect for wavy hair.

low bun

Low Bun
There’s something about wavy hair that can really make even the most simple hair styles look like something extra special. If you’re looking for a great, chic hair style that gets all your hair off your neck–this is perfect for you. Really emphasize the natural waviness of your hair by adding in some texturizing product and tease your hair a bit to add some extra volume. Once you’ve done all that just pull your hair down and to the side and secure in an off to the side ponytail. Then wrap it up in a messy bun–it’s really that easy. The best part is it doesn’t have to be perfect, and a great way to emphasize your natural texture.

Half Up Top Knot
We can’t get enough of the half up hair styles, and top knots have been a favorite go-to for the past couple of years. So why not just combine them? Again, this is a great hair style when you have natural texture in your hair because you can really just add the top knot and let your waves do their thing. Pulling your hair back into a half up hair style, and adding a top knot addition to the mix is as easy as it sounds. While it’s super easy, don’t think it’s lacking any style! This is a hair style that has major 90’s vibes, which is perfect for this upcoming season where 90’s are still holding on in the trend department. Plus, it looks a lot more complicated than it actually is to achieve–win-win!

Tips for Growing Out Your Roots

Woman checking hair roots

Roots are the struggle every one that enjoys coloring their hair dreads. However, if you’re in a place where you’re actually trying to grow out the hair color you currently have those roots can be even more frustrating. Let’s face it, when you’re trying to grow out the hair color you have all the way out, it’s not a particularly fun or good-looking process. However, if you want to grow out your roots in a way that’s not quite as irritating we’ve got some great tips for growing out your roots to share with you. Yep, we can eliminate some of the pain for you.

Keep Up with Your Hair Trims
Here’s the thing, when you’re growing out your roots you probably want to speed up the process. One of the best ways to do that is to keep your hair healthy and essentially to keep it moving. How can you do that? Keep up with your frequent hair trims!

Hair trimming

Trimming your hair consistently is going to encourage its growth and really help your hair stay healthy throughout the process. So as much as you probably don’t want to head into the salon as often as you should–it has been found to help speed up that growing out your roots process.

Turn It Into an Ombre Look
One of the best tips in the book has to be to make the best of your growing out your roots by actually turning it into a look. How can you do that? Enter: ombre hair color. Ombre hair coloring techniques are perfect for that phase when you’re growing out your roots because that’s kind of what the look is all about–well, it’s can be turned into that anyways. Have your hair stylist blend your natural color in with some other shades to create a more ombre type of look. The colors can be subtle, but it’s a way to actually help you feel better about the process since you’re able to create more of a real hair color ‘look’ when growing those pesky roots out. It will help to make the look appear to be more natural and not have that choppy coloring that tends to happen when growing out your roots.

Conditioning hair

Keep Your Hair Conditioned
If you’re growing out your roots, we’re willing to assume a lot of that decision is to give your hair a break from the coloring aspect of it. As your hair has been colored, and you’re wanting to grow it out–it’s important to keep your hair’s health a top priority. Maintaining hydration and moisture in your hair is essential in all of this. Applying a deep conditioning treatment, or hydrating mask is a great way to help your hair gain strength and health–both of which will help to encourage hair growth, speeding up the growing out process. Make it a point to apply a hair treatment product to your hair at least once a week.

Party Hair That Looks Great On Teens and Tweens

Party girl

It’s 2017 and with the advancement of technology and social media, it can be difficult for teens and tweens to really determine what styles are age appropriate. There are a lot of fun events that are going to be coming up in the next few months for the teen and tween age group. Choosing party hair that’s fun and youthful can be a bit overwhelming. We did a bit of searching and found some incredibly fun party hair that looks great on teens and tweens and thought we would share it with you–in case you need some inspiration.

Side Braid Into Low Bun
There’s something about braids that we just can’t get enough of, and they’re perfect for the teens and tweens of the world. If you’re looking for party hair that’s easy to achieve but not lacking in the style department this is a great look to try out. Leaving a few pieces framing the face, simply add a braid starting at the top of your part (side parts work best here) and working your way down the side of your head to create a side braid. Create the braid all the way to the bottom of the hair. After you do that pull back the rest of your hair into a low bun. Once you’ve created the low bun, wrap the end of the braid around the base of the bun and secure. Pretty simple, right? Simple, but not lacking any style or party feel at all!

Girl with headband

Wavy or Curly Hair With a Headband
This is another hair look that’s super easy to achieve, but perfect for a party look. Create a gorgeous texture in your hair with waves or curls, and add a bit of volume by teasing your hair at the crown of your head. Once you’ve done all that, and added some styling product add your favorite wrap headband around your head. Place it in a way that it sits on top of your hair and at the top of your forehead. There are so many unique and fun headbands, it’s going to be the star of the party and your hair is going to be spot on.

Twisted Half Up
Half up hair styles are always a head turner, they can be worn casual or to a party. Another favorite party look for tweens and teens is the twisted half up hair style. This can be worn with hair that’s been curled, crimped, straightened, whatever you like. Once your hair is the texture that you like, tease it at the crown to add a bit of volume. After doing that simply take a small section of hair from each side of the hair and twist the hair to literally created twists in the hair. Once you’ve done that just secure the pieces with bobby pins. If you want to add a little something extra to it, you can add a pin or flower accessory to the middle of the twists to add a little glam detail for the party look.

Hair Mistakes That Lead To Split Ends

Split ends

We all dread split ends, we all know it can be difficult to really work with your hair when you start to accumulate too many split ends. What you may not realize is that there are some common hair mistakes that lead to split ends.  The thing is, they’re mistakes and you don’t know what you don’t know – but we do know that you probably want to find out how to avoid making those mistakes so you don’t have to deal with split ends as often anymore, right?

Washing Your Hair Too Often
Most of us grew up being told to wash our hair on a daily basis, for cleanliness purposes.  We want you to be clean, but it’s a common mistake that can lead to split ends.  Sound odd?  The thing about washing our hair is it strips our hair of its natural oils and when we strip our hair of its oils too often (every day or too often for your hair type) it can cause your hair to become dry and brittle.  And when your hair is dry and brittle…split ends can begin to form on the ends of your hair.  So think about how often you wash your hair, if you’re washing every day you’re going to want to reconsider and ask your hair stylist what they suggest your hair washing routine should be for your hair type.

You’re Rough on Your Hair When It’s Wet
We know that we all tend to be in a rush when washing and drying our hair, we all live in such a busy world we feel like we need to rush through the process.  However, when we do that it often leads to causing damage to our hair and causing split ends.  The thing is, when our hair is wet it’s in its most vulnerable state.  That being said we need to make sure we’re being gentle on our hair when its wet.  Avoid rubbing your wet hair with a towel when it’s wet, don’t use a brush when your hair is wet and try not to fuss too much with wet hair.  All of these things put additional stress on already vulnerable wet hair.  Instead, make sure you’re taking your time and really being as gentle as possible.  Instead of brushes, use wide toothed combs when you have wet hair and make sure you’re not just ripping through your hair.

Using Too Much Heat
We’re all about having fun with hair styling products and techniques and using heated styling tools to do your hair.  However, one thing that many experts have found is that the average person tends to use these heated styling tools too often.  Even when practicing safe habits with heated styling tools, heat can put a lot of stress on your hair when you use it too often.  Additionally, not using these tools correctly can put a lot of trauma on the hair.  All of these things can lead to split ends forming.  Make sure you give your hair a break from the heat when possible, and do your research on safe heated tool practices.

Summer Hair Colors That Work Well

Woman with red hair

So many of us are gearing up and itching for the summer weather to kick in. Of course, with the start of summer also comes the start of summer hair. Every time the seasons change so many of us are eager to switch up our hair color to accommodate the change in seasons with our hair. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to change your hair color and embrace something new into your life. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your hair, so changing the color is a great way to update your look easily. We always hear about hair color trends, but we wanted to focus on summer hair colors that work for women of color.

Pop of Blue
You’ve probably noticed that bold, bright hair colors are kind of a thing these days. This summer, we definitely have quite a few bright hair color trends happening, one of the colors that some experts suggest work best for women of color are blue and purple tones. Since these hair colors tend to take a LOT to get your hair to hold the color, the best way to incorporate the trend without having to deal with constantly touching it up every couple of days (or putting too much stress on your hair) is to choose an area of your hair to add the color. Adding a streak or chunk of hair with the color is a great way to add the color, but not have to constantly deal with the excessive maintenance if you were to color your entire head of hair with the color.

Woman with blue hair

Golden Blonde
When we think of the summer months, we tend to be drawn to lighter and bright colors… even with our hair. If you’re interested in something drastic for a change of pace with your hair, one of the super gorgeous hair colors that work for women of color this summer has to be the addition of golden blonde hues. It’s often quite a change of hair color, but when you have your hair colorist add a lot of golden undertones to the blonde hue it can look stunning. Beyonce is a woman who has rocked this type of hair color for a while, but this summer season we’re expecting to see more and more of it. It’s a total shift, but perfect for the summer months.

Red Hot
Red hair is definitely having a moment, for women of all color. We love the edginess that you can achieve by incorporating some red tones to your hair. Typically, the darker shades of red work best for women of color and similar to the blue/purple tones the darker the red the easier it’s going to be to maintain such a bold color. With red, you can really incorporate as much or as little as you like or resonate with for yourself. Just adding in a few pieces of red, or a haze of red can be great if you don’t want to go for the full effect.  But if you’re feeling really red – try going for a full head of dark red.

Be The Woman In Red

Woman in red

We always hear about blondes and brunettes, but why not be the woman in red? Red hair is always a stunner, regardless of the actual shade of red it is. We’ve noticed that red locks have become more and more popular recently, and we thought you may be curious about what some of the popular shades of red we can expect to see in the next year or so. You may even be considering going for a change in hair color yourself, and stepping outside your comfort zone and into something like red. Regardless, we’re sharing some of the popular red hair colors we’re excited to see.

Dark Garnet Locks
Think that red hair is all about the lighter colors? Not anymore! Recently, we’ve been seeing ladies bringing red hues into their locks with a dark twist. Dark garnet hues are being seen on locks everywhere, and we’re not expecting it to go anywhere anytime soon. It’s a fresh take on the red hair color, something that’s a bit edgier and different for those that like red but want to step outside the norm a bit. Typically, the dark garnet hair is blended in with darker roots (almost close to a black color) to add some dimension to the color and an even edgier twist.

Blonde-Red
You may have heard about the blorange hair color trend that’s pretty popular this year already, which is the combination of blonde and orange hues. If you’re not really about the orange mix, but you really want something a bit different and to embrace the red hues the blonde-red color may be the perfect fit for you. Essentially, this is a blonde shade of hair that’s mixed in with a tint of red. So it’s a real mix between the two. Giving you the lightness that comes with blonde hair, but adding a unique twist with the red hue mixed in that can really give you a nice update and be the woman in red everyone takes note of.

Copper hair

Copper
Of course, we can’t forget the popularity of the copper red hair color. It’s what many of us tend to think of when we think of a natural red head, but this year we’re seeing copper amped up a bit in the trend world. So many ladies are rocking copper hair, with extra shine. The super shiny element of the copper color really gives it a gorgeous pop that emphasizes the natural hair color in a way that’s incredibly natural but different from blonde and brunette hues. Which is why it’s so stunning!

Bright Red
You’ve probably noticed that the past year has been a year filled with super bright hair color trends. Well, that trend doesn’t stop with the red tones, in fact it’s one of the more popular ways ladies are rocking red hair this year and we kind of love it. If you really want to be a lady in red, you may even think about going for a super bright/bold red hair color for a total change.

Add Texture and Shine to Healthy Hair

Woman outdoors

Want healthy hair?  Of course you do!  While many of us want healthy hair that has great texture and shine, it doesn’t always seem like it’s all that easy to achieve.  Not sure how to add texture and shine to healthy hair?  You’re in the right place because we’ve uncovered some great tips to accomplishing that yourself.  No, you don’t have to be a hair professional to achieve your hair goals and they don’t have to be that difficult either.  Seriously!  So many women feel like having healthy, gorgeous hair is only for the celebs and professionals of the world but it’s just not the case.

Add More Moisture Into Your Hair
Here’s the deal, you know how your skin needs moisture to really be healthy and glowing?  Well, the same rule applies to your hair.  So often when we don’t have hair that’s shiny and full of great texture it’s because it’s lacking moisture.  That being said, we need to add moisture into our hair ourselves.  One of the best ways to do that is by utilizing conditioning treatments like leave-in conditioners, condition balms, and even through the use of hair masks.  Focus on adding more moisture into your hair, it’s likely craving it and you’ll notice that your hair will bring out its natural texture and shine as you start to give it more of the moisture it needs.

Woman combing hair

Give Your Hair a Break Sometimes
We’re all about having fun with styling your hair and trying different hair styles through the use of styling tools and products.  However, to really keep our hair health and add that texture and shine we want we need to make sure we’re giving our hair a break every once in a while.  When we apply heat to our hair every single day it can cause our hair to be put under stress, taking away some of the texture and shine we’re working towards.  Make it a point to give your hair a break and allow it to just be at least one day a week.  Your hair will thank you and be more willing to give you that texture and shine you’re so eager to achieve.

Don’t Add Too Much Product
Listen, we’re all about utilizing hair care products to help you get healthy hair that shines and has great texture.  However, there is such a thing as applying too much product to our hair.  While we encourage you to make use of quality hair care products that are specifically formulated to work with your hair type, make sure you’re not adding too much of the products you’re using and don’t add every single product under the sun to your hair.  Having too much product in your hair can negatively affect your hair’s shine and texture.  Often times it can cause your hair to be too weighed down and create too much product build up on your scalp and hair – keeping the shine away.

Hair Care Products That Make Your Curls Bounce

Woman with curly hair

Ever feel like you struggle to get that bounce in your curls that so many beauty bloggers and celebs get?  Those bouncy curls are admired by us all, if we’re really honest.  There’s something about bouncy curls that looks so effortless (even if it isn’t) that’s always stunning.  You’ve likely tried a ton of different curling techniques and some teasing to try to get those bouncy curls without as much luck as you’d like.  Truthfully, it could be because of the hair care products you’re using…or aren’t using.  We’ve discovered some great hair care products that make your curls bounce, so if you want those bouncy curls you’re going to want to keep on reading.

Diffusers
Did you think when we said hair care products we were just going to talk about gels and creams?  Nope!  Experts swear by using a diffuser attachment to hair dryers to help get that bounce in your curls.  Diffusers are great to enhance the natural curl in your hair without adding any frizz to your locks.  Diffusers essentially help your hair hold the natural curl shape while you dry your hair – so it really helps to give you some natural bounce.

Special Hair Towels
Another hair care product that may surprise you, but can work wonders to make your curls bounce.  So often when we dry our hair with towels we tend to be pretty rough on our hair.  When our hair is wet it’s in it’s most vulnerable state which can cause damage when we aren’t careful.  And when our hair gets damaged or roughed around in the towel it can prevent us from getting those bouncy curls.

Woman with curly hair outdoors

Using a special hair towel is great to hold your hair up in while it does a bit of drying.  It’s a nice option instead of squeezing and rubbing your hair with your towel, but soaks up the water in your hair.  Another nice bonus?  Many people find that using these types of hair towels means they spend less time using a hair dryer to get their hair dry – meaning that your hair will be healthier and bouncier.

Curl Enhancing Products
Of course, we can’t forget to mention the importance of utilizing curl enhancing/specific hair care products.  There are quite a few different gels, creams, and such that are specifically formulated to help with curls in your hair.  These are really great because they’re enhancing the shape of the curls, allowing you to have more natural bounce in your hair.

Embracing Hair Masks
Hair masks are highly underrated among women, and it’s unfortunate because they really can work wonders on your hair.  If you want truly bouncy curls, you want to make sure you’re also focusing on getting your hair healthy.  One of the best steps to healthy hair and scalp treatment is to make use of hair masks.  If your curls aren’t bouncy it can be because your hair and scalp are dry and brittle.  Make use of a moisturizing hair masks to get your hair the moisture it’s craving and get some bounce back.

Will Green Locks Be Trending This Summer?

Woman with green hair putting on sunglasses

So far in 2017, we’ve been seeing some pretty bold and different hair color trends popping up on the locks of ladies everywhere.  The past couple of years, hair colors trends have changed from the traditional blonde and brunette shades to incorporating more bold hues.  You know what?  We kind of love it!  It’s fresh and exciting, we have to say.  We’ve seen colors ranging in a lot of different hues and we noticed some green hues popping up already.  It got us thinking…will green locks be trending this summer?  We did a little internet searching and found some forecasts from the experts on this topic…

Ok, so will green locks be trending this summer?  Throughout our searching on the trends to expect for 2017, it looks like YES green will be trending this summer season.  Green hues may not be the most expected hue to take place in the locks of ladies, but thanks to social media sites like Instagram ladies are getting more experimental and bold with their hair color choices.  Some of the bold colors in hair have been starting for the past year or so, with the start of blue and purple tones making their way into the galaxy inspired hair color.  While we’ve seen a lot of blue and purple tones, it was probably a natural progression to start to see some green hues making their way into locks of ladies.

Woman with green hair

Much like some of the other bold color hues that we’ve seen in hair trends recently, the green locks we’re expecting to see (according to some of the experts in the industry) are going to range in different brightness depending on the person.  Pastel and bold hair colors are pretty popular right now, with no sign of them slowing down.  One thing that you may find is fairly consistent with the addition of green locks for some ladies this summer season is adding green mixed in with some other fun colors for their locks.  From what we’ve seen already, many ladies that are making the bold green hair color switch are adding green in with purple, pink and blue tones as well.  Making for a super fun, multi-dimensional hair color look.  We’ve been seeing multi-dimensional hair colors made popular since the start of the ombre hair color trend – so it only makes sense that ladies are incorporating that same coloring technique and applying it with bolder hues.

While we’re all about making a statement and having fun with your hair color, if you’re thinking about making a switch to something like a green hair color for yourself it’s super important to make sure that you’re going to an expert colorist to do so.  Coloring anyone’s hair such bold and different colors can be a process, and it can be damaging to the hair if it’s not done the right way.  Ask around for referrals on what colorists are respected in your area and ask what their experiences are with coloring bold hues before booking your appointment.

Hairstyles That Stand Up To Heat and Humidity

The weather is going to be changing soon as we get ready to welcome the spring and summer seasons here rather shortly.  While so many of us are really excited to get ready for the warmer weather, we also know that the heat and humidity can cause us to have less than amazing hair days.  We don’t know if you’re like us, but we’re tired of letting the heat and humidity keep us from rocking gorgeous hair styles.  So, we did a bit of searching and found some great hairstyles that stand up to heat and humidity.  Seriously, you CAN have gorgeous hair even when it’s hot and humid out.

Woman tying up her hair

High Bun With Headband
When it comes to creating a hair style that stands up to heat and humidity it’s all about keeping your hair contained from a lot of the elements – or at least in a way where they can be effected by these weather elements.  This is why another one of our favorite hair styles for heat and humid weather is the texturized high bun hair style (that can be effortless, don’t worry about making it perfect!) with the addition of your favorite headband.  The headband works as a great hair accessory, but also functionally keeps your hair in place when it’s exposed to heat and humidity in any way.  For this type of hair look, it’s best when you add some texture to your hair with dry shampoo or sea salt spray – it’ adds to the effortless vibe that’s gorgeous and also not effected by the weather.

Low Bun Updo
So often when we think of updo hair styles we think that they need to be super complicated and you need a cosmetology license to actually achieve them.  But the truth is, you can create an updo hair style that looks gorgeous and is perfect for any daily life occasion.  Furthermore, it’s a hair style that you can rock and know it will stand up to heat and humidity.  Ok, ok it’s the low bun updo!  Truly, all you need to do is tie your hair back into a low bun place – either straight back or off to one side.  To change things up you can twist little sections in the hair and tie them into the bun to create a different look.  Tying it back into the low bun will keep it from really being effected by the heat and humidity, and it’s a super chic look!

Side braid

Side Braid
Again, it’s clearly about keeping your hair as contained as possible.  Fortunately for us, braids are chic and a really great way to contain your hair from these types of weather elements.  There are so many different ways to incorporate a side braid in a functional way here.  One of our favorites has to be starting at the top of your head and creating a French braid that then leads into a low ponytail braid.  It’s cute, chic and will definitely keep your hair from being negatively affected by the heat and humidity.