Your Hair Is Your First Accessory

Accessories are such a big part of our daily style, so often many of us feel lost if we leave the house without any accessories.  While we often think of accessories as jewelry, shoes, scarves and belts (and more) we often forget that our hair is also an accessory.  Ever think of it that way?  Your hair is your first accessory, it’s an accessory that’s with you every single day and goes with you everywhere.  Pretty great, right?  We thought we would share a couple of ways you can maximize on your hair being an accessory you have with you on a daily basis to give you some ideas.

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Embrace the Natural Texture
So often we spend time covering up our hair’s natural texture, but actually embracing the natural texture of your hair can be incredibly refreshing and such a powerful way to bring out the accessory element of your hair.  Our hair is all different and unique, just like what we look for in other accessories.  So why not embrace the natural texture and work WITH your hair?  It will add that personal touch to your overall look that you seek out in so many other style-related elements.

Changing the Color
One of the great things about our hair is we have so many different ways that we can make it look different and spice things up.  Since it is an accessory, one way to get a little reboot with our first accessory is to change up the color.  You can change the color as subtle or drastic as you’d like – it’s really all about what works for you, your style and is going to make you feel your best.  Talk to your hair stylist about what their suggestions might be if you’re feeling like you want a change ,but you’re not quite sure what change(s) to make with the color.

Experiment With Differenty Styles
Similar to the color options, we have so many different options when it comes to styling our hair in different ways.  If we’re all really honest, we tend to wear our hair in the same few ways all the time – losing sight of the fact that our hair really is an accessory.  Think about the fact that your hair can completely change the vibe of an outfit when you’re styling your hair.  Sites like Pinterest, are great for getting inspiration when you’re in a bit of a rut.  Adding braids, curls or different techniques may seem like a small thing, but they are fun and easy ways to switch up your hair without accessories.

While your hair is your first accessory, it’s fun to switch things up every now and then.  Even the smallest change can bring about a whole new look and feel to your overall look.  Tomorrow, when you’re doing your hair remember that your hair is your first accessory and decide how you want to work with your first accessory to create a unique and fun look.

Dryer Accessory Know How

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It’s always so exciting to open and unbox a new beauty tool, right?! But have you ever unboxed a new blow dryer, only to toss all those other attachments into the garbage can? You’re not alone, in fact, a large majority of women either throw them out or feel an unexplainable responsibility to keep them, so they find a place for them in the back of the towel closet, only to forget they even exist. Of course, the exception to this is those women who have been trained in cosmetology school just how important those attachments are and how exactly to use them. Well, you’re paying for the attachments that come with your new hair dryer, not to mention the fact that they’re provided because they should be used. Read on understand exactly how to use those bulky plastic dryer accessories in the back of your linen closet.

Just one side note before discussing the dryer attachments: if you are using a hair dryer, either regularly or irregularly you should always be using a heat protectant to seal in moisture and protect the hair cuticle from the damaging heat.

Concentrator Attachments
These are the smaller attachments that look somewhat like a long narrowing nose. Depending on the size and brand of the dryer the look and style will vary from one another, but they all have the same sole purpose: to allow you to specify where the hot air is blowing, or concentrating. This gives you greater control of the air and of your style. Anyone can benefit from this attachment by setting the dryer on lower speed setting and a higher temperature, this will speed up the drying process and prevent your hair from blowing into a tangled mess while drying.

Diffuser Attachments
These tend to come in one of two styles. The first one looks like a large, round spiky claw, and the second looks somewhat like a megaphone. Regardless of the attachment you have, they are ideal for those with wavy or curly hair. It works to reduce the intensity of the airflow, which means your hair will have less frizz and feel much softer when it’s dry. The claw looking attachment is more common of the two; when using it, you should grab small sections of your tresses and hold them up against the “fingers” of the claw. This will give you a softly sculpted but volumized look.

Pick Attachments
These dryer accessories also come in two styles: the first a rounded attachment with lots of long “fingers” poking up all around it, and the second looks just like a concentrator attachment with a comb fused to the end of it. Just like hair combs and hair picks are used to create volume, these dryer attachments work the same way but go a step further by forcing air into the style. Keep in mind that those with longer hair will need the attachment with longer “fingers” and those with shorter hair sill benefit more from the attachment with shorter “fingers.”