hair care

5 Tips to Picking the Right Curling Wand

Doing your hair every morning can seem like a tedious task and one that is not fun to do when you are still waking up from a good night of sleep. Regardless of your motivation for getting up in the morning, you will likely want to style your hair in a way that makes you feel confident about yourself before you step foot out of your house. If you are new to styling your hair in trendy ways, this article will get you all set up to being a trendsetter in no time. Curling wands have been used for years to curl hair and make tresses look smooth and unique. If you are in the market for a new curling wand, be sure to check out some of our tips before you make a commitment and purchase.

  1. Read reviews. Magazines such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar often provide tips and tricks on how to apply make up a certain way or style your hair the way the celebrities are doing so when they walk the runway. While magazines are great for inspiration and generating ideas, it is hard to tell if the products featured are actually as good as the magazine is claiming them to be as the products are usually highlighted because of a marketing plan. To get a true understanding of how a product such as the best curling wand works, be sure to read reviews from bloggers or others you trust to give a true, detailed, rundown of a product.
  2. Check the barrel size. The barrel size of the curling wand should coordinate with how big you want your curls to be. If you want small, ringlet curls, you will want to invest in a skinnier wand. The wand should be no larger than .75 inches if you want tightly bound curls. However, if you want larger curls that will create volume and a casual look, you will want a larger barrel curling wand. A wand that is 1-2 inches thick will do the trick.
  3. Features. Decide on the type of features you want your wand to have. Do you want your hand to have a temperature gauge so you can keep track of the heat? Perhaps you want an iron that offers automatic shut off if it is has been on for too long. There are many great features that may cost you an additional sum of money but in the end will be worth every penny.
  4. Budget. Curling wands can cost over $100 and can drain your budget very quick. Keep in mind that there are other products you will likely want to buy in addition to the curling wand. Some things you may want to purchase but you have not considered yet include but are not limited a bamboo brush, hair accessories, shampoo or sculpting gel. There are many hair care products to choose from so be sure to save some money in your budget for those items as well.
  5. Warranty. Depending on the wand you purchase, some can cost over $100. If you are investing in an item and expect to have it for a long period of time, you will want to look in to the product warranty. Be sure to review the warranty and if it is satisfactory, move forward. However, if the warranty is severely limited or lackluster in their offerings for coverage, you may want to choose a different model.

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Watsons #Hairgoals: An Adventure Into Hairstyle Potentials

#HairGoals Color Your Hair Day on May 27

Blonde. Rose Gold. Ultra Dark Brown. Ash Brown. Imagine yourself in those hair colors. Or maybe you want to go for those bold and bright colors that display your own brand of individuality. Excited yet? Then perhaps it’s time to take those locks on a hair coloring adventure!

News flash. Did you know that hair coloring is actually easy to do? Like DIY-easy. Just get yourself the right products and you’re all set.

Watsons Hair Goals

Hair color though is not the only way to achieve your Hairgoals. Why not go for any of the of-the-moment hair fixing styles as well? Get it on a high pony? How about that deep side part or that slick story look? Maybe shake it up a bit with a short messy shag, undone waves, or messy braids? Stress not, girl. We got you.

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The Gift of a Healthy ‘Crowning Glory’ Fit for a Queen this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day for Novuhair

Cliché it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her Nanay, Inay, ‘Nay, Mama, Mommy or simply Mom. She deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood, and possibly for the rest of our lives.

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority.

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says. (more…)

How Kim Jones Does Summer with Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue #SummerHairExpert

kim jones for cream silk triple expert rescue

Kim Jones shares how to be a #SummerHairExpert, and how vital Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue is in her Summer Essentials.

Summer, being an unavoidable season in our tropical country, we are left but to love (for the most of us, at least) the best of what it has to offer. This includes adventures at the beach, and countless explorations that the beautiful islands across each corner of the Philippines have to offer. Our beaches are so well-loved the world over, and it will be a waste for us not to love our own.

Cream Silk Triple Expert Rescue – Kim Jones Approved!

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#HolidaysWithThePress2016 at Salon Privat by Jing Monis

sir vince of salon privat by jing monis

Holidays are usually the time of the year when we hustle and bustle the most. I recently snuck out of my grind for a bit, right in time for our renewal of vows wedding, to get some hair treatment done at Salon Privat by Jing Monis as the celebrated hair artist extraordinaire concludes #HolidaysWithThePress2016.

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A “before shot” was in order – easy to see that my locks have gone lifeless. (more…)

Product Feature: Cream Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner #CreamSilkDoubleUp

When it comes to hair, I’ve always been the adventurous type – only because I know that whether I chop it all off, or go crazy, maybe get some kinky curls or have a boy cut, it’s just hair and will grow back anyway. That used to be my “true story” since I learned to style, layer my own hair (when I was in high school). “Used to be,” because it’s been more than 2 years (I believe) since I last colored or subjected my main to some crazy hair treatment (blowout, rebond and whathaveyous). I’m still currently in this, what I feel like calling “hair-hibernation phase.”

I’ve seen for myself how all the years and years of hair treatment/color took their toll on my poor locks. I’ve kind of gone rebellious and jettison everything I’ve ever gotten used to when it comes to hair. And I actually kind of feel like patting myself on the back, for making it this far. You see, I’ve tried in the past but failed.

The #BeautyExperts have spoken here at #CreamSilkDoubleUp #BeautyEvent #beautyexperttips

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Now that I think about it, I only felt the urgency to totally turn away from what my hair got used to is because of the ugly after effects of hair coloring and whathaveyou treatments. This was further reinforced in me when Beauty Experts Agoo Bengzon, Peewee Reyes-Isidro, RissaMananquil-Trillo, Cara Favila and Raymond Santiago each discussed the relevance of Cream Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner and how it is superior to other brands. (more…)

Big Discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner for every Purchase of Proactiv Kit

After almost a year since I first tried Wen Cleansing Conditioner and I’m still so into it. Allow me to again enumerate why I love Wen. The 5-in-1 formula includes:

  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioner
  3. Deep Conditioner
  4. Detangler
  5. Leave-in Conditioner

Proactiv Wen tie up

When we rid our hair off the residue of the commercial shampoo, and pamper it with these awesome and natural ingredients, that is, WEN® Cleansing Conditioner, our hair will get more beautifully awesome. 🙂

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Beauty Product Feature: The 3 Minute #PanteneMiracle Conditioner

I love that once in a while I still get those eureka moments when it comes to beauty products. With all the innovation we have witnessed by far, I would tend to just nod with the usual superlative claims of brand new products. Yes, I would be impressed but not the “eureka” impressed kind. If you know what I mean. 😉

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle

When P&G sent this Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner last week, I wasn’t really expecting much. I thought it was just another hyper conditioning agent being launched. But then again, it literally only took me one use and I was convinced. It is so good that I instantly concluded that it was comparable to the high end Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax trio shampoo, conditioner and anti-frizz spray that I use, only this comes in a more affordable, one-step-does-it-all conditioning. I love everything one step! It didn’t matter what shampoo I used with it, it right away achieved the hair that I’ve always wanted.

Bea Alonzo

While I’m not exactly shooting to achieve a Bea Alonzo Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner magazine-perfect look, I did manage to let my hair down (and actually liked it) – something I haven’t done in ages! (more…)

What’s the Best Vitress Solution for Your Hair?

A lovely early holiday treat came in the mail last week – Vitress hair products! Thank you, Vitress for sending these to keep my hair at its most manageable best.

Vitress

I believe a lot will agree with me that it can be a challenge to have our tresses exactly how we want them, let alone keep them that way in our certified humid tropical country. While it is true that using the right shampoo and conditioner helps, how we prep our hair also means a great deal in how manageable (or not) our crowning glory is, throughout the day.

To help you what Vitress variant will work best for your hair, check out this list: (more…)

Getting Rid Of the Hair

Shaving comes naturally to most men and women. This is a part of the daily ritual of taking a shower in the morning and getting dressed for the day. There is an art to shaving that can make the process a little easier.

The first thing that you want to do is examine your shaving technique. You may have taught yourself how to shave or learned from someone who was simply trying to show you the basic steps. In order to learn the best way to shave, consider visiting a barber. He can show you the proper steps to take so that you decrease the chances of getting cut. You want to use a straight razor when you shave instead of some of the razors on the market that have triple blades. Determine how the hair grows on your body. A lighter touch while shaving will get more accomplished than racing through the chore. You want to use a cream so that the hair will be soft when you shave. Keep all of the tools that you need for shaving as clean as possible so that they will perform in the best way. These can include items like Hart Steel razors.

When you start shaving, you can’t really stop unless you plan let the hair on your body grow for several days before shaving again. Hair grows quickly, and you should try to shave at least every other day if needed or desired, but every day is not recommended.